Articles tagged with: Al-Qaeda

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 7 Mar, 2014

Yemen: Al-Qaeda leading prison break operations

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least 200 prisoners have escaped from Yemeni prisons over the past three years, the majority being members of the terrorist Al-Qaeda organization. The Yemeni Defense Ministry believes that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is carrying out coordinated attempts to free the 400–450 Al-Qaeda members currently languishing in Yemeni prisons. The latest incident saw a number of Al-Qaeda affiliates escaping from the Central Prison in Sana’a in early F...

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Tam Hussein
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on : Saturday, 8 Feb, 2014

Jihad, Then and Now

As the situation in Syria grows worse and simultaneously more complicated day by day, the fears of observers of the conflict have become more focused on the foreign jihadists who have travelled to the war-torn country to take part in the fighting. With the chaos unleashed by some of the “Arab Afghans” who joined the struggle against the former Soviet Union’s presence in Afghanistan in the 1980s still fresh in the minds of the world’s intelligence and security services, it is worth lo...

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Curtis Ohlers
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on : Thursday, 19 Dec, 2013

Iraq’s Insurgency Reinvigorated

On November 27, suicide bombers and gunmen attacked police stations in Ramadi, Iraq, killing at least seven people and leaving more than twenty wounded. On the same day in the Sun...

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Abdullah Al-Rashid
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on : Friday, 1 Nov, 2013

Razeq and the Caliph

For 1,300 years, the caliphate was the dominant political system in the Arab Islamic world. It was embedded in the Islamic consciousness for so long it became the model of gove...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 20 Sep, 2013

Twin Al-Qaeda Attacks in South Yemen kill 40

Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least 40 people were killed on Friday in southern Yemen when suspected Al-Qaeda militants launched simultaneous attacks on military targets. Loc...

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Andrés Cala
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on : Friday, 16 Aug, 2013

Like a Bull in the Iraqi Oil Market

Global oil production champions are not facing a pretty picture this decade. This comes mostly as a result of North American incremental supplies that have surprised even the most ...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 12 Aug, 2013

Al-Qaeda kills five soldiers in south Yemen attack

Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Five Yemeni soldiers were killed in an attack on a military checkpoint in southern Yemen on Sunday. Armed Al-Qaeda members reportedly opened fire ...

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Abubakr Al-Shamahi
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on : Tuesday, 6 Aug, 2013

C’est La Vie in Sana’a

Yemen is in the international spotlight again, and that can only mean one thing—bad news. This time it’s terror related, with the news that the United States, and several other...

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Aamar Latif
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jul, 2013

Looking for an Exit in Afghanistan

“I have little hopes about the peace process, as the two sides have totally different agendas and objectives,” says 45-year-old Ilyas Khan Shinwar, one of the many Afghan refug...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 18 Jul, 2013

UK defense chief: No-fly zones in Syria ‘insufficient’

LONDON, Asharq Al-Awsat—The creation of no-fly zones in Syria would have little impact on the conflict, the outgoing head of the British military said yesterday, warning that...

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