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Al Qaeda chief blames Islamists for setbacks

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 09:44

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Friday said moderate Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia were in part responsible for their recent political setbacks, accusing them of having been too conciliatory.

`Al Qaeda threats will persist for foreseeable future`

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 00:30

Osama bin Laden is dead, but his terror group al Qaeda is very much alive.

Al Qaeda `targeting European rail network`: Report

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 21:24

Al Qaeda is plotting attacks on Europe`s high-speed rail network, a German newspaper reported on Monday, citing intelligence sources.

Egypt: Brother of al Qaeda chief arrested

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 19:14

Egyptian authorities have arrested the brother of al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, a security official said on Saturday.

Al Qaeda targeted in Yemen amid global security alert

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 17:35

At least 12 al Qaeda members were killed in drone attacks in one day in Yemen as the United States stepped up strikes against suspected militants behind a global security alert.

Al Qaeda chief`s attack order prompted closure of US missions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 08:58

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri`s intercepted conversations with his deputy in the Arabian Peninsula ordering him to carry out one of the most serious attacks since 9/11 prompted closure of several American diplomatic missions in the region, a media report said on Tuesday.

Al-Zawahiri`s brother orders followers to back Morsi

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 09:29

The brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has issued an edict telling followers to support Egypt`s embattled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Qaeda chief strikes down merger of Iraq, Syria wings

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 19:17

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has ruled that the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Nusra Front in Syria should operate as separate entities, according to a letter posted on Al-Jazeera television`s website.

Syria urges UN action against Qaeda rebels

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 22:17

Syria demanded that the UN slap sanctions on a jihadist rebel group after it pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda, as the opposition accused regime forces of "savage" killings in the country`s south.

Syria regime `wilfully` killing civilians from air: HRW

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 18:41

Damascus regime has "wilfully" killed thousands of civilians in air strikes that amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, as rebels lobbied the major powers for weapons.

Al Qaeda leader`s brother condemns Mali operation

Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 14:00

The brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri sanctioned violence against the West in retaliation for the French-led campaign against militants in Mali, saying the US and Europe are "making jihadists."

Zawahiri calls for `Muslim land` Kashmir`s liberation

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 15:21

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged Muslims to work together to liberate ``Muslim lands``, including Indian-administered Kashmir, from occupiers.