Articles tagged with: Al-Qaeda

Emma Pearson and Katie Welsford
on : Sunday, 8 Jun, 2014

Syria’s Doctors in Crisis

It was February 18, 2012, when Mohamad Osama Al-Baroudi disappeared. Dragged out of his Damascus clinic by security agents, the thirty-seven-year-old gastroenterologist from Hama vanished into Syria’s dark security system. Just like so many other Syrians, he seemed to disappear off the face of the earth. His family knew neither his condition nor his whereabouts. Then, almost seventeen months after his arrest, they were informed of his death. “I was with Al-Baroudi and two other doctor...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 6 Jun, 2014

ISIS bolsters presence in eastern Syria, advances towards Iraq

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to gain ground in eastern Syria, raising fears that the Al-Qaeda-inspired group in Syria will be able to unite with ISIS fighters in control of territory in Iraq’s western Anbar province. In comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdulrahman said that ISIS has wrested control of the entire rural area expanding from eastern Aleppo to the western parts of the oil-rich distric...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 16 May, 2014

ISIS seeks to link its Syrian and Iraqi territory

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is seeking to unify the areas under its control in Syria and Iraq, prompting fears of the establishment of ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 15 May, 2014

Iraq: Maliki calls on army and police to continue efforts in Anbar

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki has called on the security forces to stand firm in battles with militants in Anbar, amid criticism of the governm...

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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...

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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 w...

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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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