Share

More al Qaeda Articles

  • Al-Qaida's heirs thrive in Mideast, Africa chaos

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Western hostages beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be killed because of their religion. The news from much of the Middle...

  • Obama's unnecessary, unpromising war

    American presidents make a practice of raising expectations they can't meet. President Obama's declaration against the Islamic State is another unnecessary war against an overblown foe.

  • Yemen troops clash with Shiite rebels in capital

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni troops on Saturday clashed with Shiite rebels who have been demonstrating in the capital for weeks demanding the resignation of the government, throwing a deal to end the standoff into question and raising fears of a wider conflict. The clashes broke out in a...

  • AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target...

  • Attacking ISIS? Hold on, Mr. President

    The urge to "do something" about ISIS is understandable. But government can't get domestic policy right. Don't assume it gets foreign policy right.

  • The jihadists' eternal plan

    Here's the first and last rule of Islamic jihad: If at first you don't succeed, plot, plot again.

  • Obama's Re-WOT (revived war on terror)

    President Obama has a knack for repeatedly declaring peace. Now he is taking America to war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and its barbarian army of Islamist terrorists. The focal battlefield for President Obama's war on terrorists is, of all places, Iraq. In 2011, as he oversaw...

  • Americans more concerned about growing Islamic State threat

    According to a poll by CNN/ORC International, 76 percent favor additional airstrikes against the Islamic State, with 45 percent of Americans seeing it as a "very serious threat to the U.S."

  • Nunes: 'The president doesn't need any new authority' for ISIS

    In part two of his interview with the Washington Examiner, the California Republican -- who is vying for the chairmanship of House Intelligence -- discussed ISIS and what the U.S. needs to do to defeat it.

  • Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaida on doorstep

    MEROM GOLAN, Golan Heights (AP) — For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more...

  • Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Promising to "storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder," al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent. The announcement by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri brought few...

  • Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom. Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki did not give any details about the alleged...

  • Al Qaeda-linked group releases 5 Lebanese troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five members of the Lebanese security forces captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's military said Sunday. The men were taken hostage when militants from Syria took over the Lebanese border town of Arsal for...

  • Egypt militants post beheading video

    CAIRO (AP) — An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this month. The Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, whose name means Champions of Jerusalem in...

  • Experts say Obama should lay out clear goals for Iraq reforms

    Obama's inclusiveness message has become a refrain in recent weeks, but experts and former Iraqi leaders say it's past time to talk specifics and clearly lay out the goals.



From the Weekly Standard