Ayman al-Zawahiri, a cerebral Egyptian surgeon who joined his first jihadist cell at age 15, is as much the force behind al-Qaeda as his more famous friend Osama bin Laden. When the two first met in Pakistan in 1986, al-Zawahiri made a powerful impression on the younger, inexperienced Saudi millionaire
A month after Osama bin Laden’s death, one of the men tipped to succeed him as leader of al-Qaeda is believed to have been eliminated by a CIA-operated drone strike on Friday. U.S
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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X His account of his evolution from Malcolm Little, criminal, to Malcolm X, charismatic black militant leader, appeared shortly after his assassination. At once an unsparing confession and spiritual quest, the book tells a haunting tale of racial persecution and rebirth
At least 800 people were slaughtered in the western Ivory Coast town of Duekoue on March 29, the International Committee of the Red Cross said, as it became the latest town caught in the spiral of post-electoral violence engulfing the country. Caritas, a Roman Catholic charity, estimated the death toll was 1,000
Lawmakers in the west African country — one of the world’s top producers of oil — are crafting new money-making changes for its state oil corporation, as officials negotiate multibillion-dollar oil deals with China.
The Pakistani army launched a major ground offensive against militants Saturday in the country’s lawless northwest, according to military and government officials. About 28,000 Pakistani soldiers have moved into the epicenter of Taliban activity in the vast tribal region of South Waziristan, said two military officials and a source inside the prime minister’s office, who did not want to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the media
A raging blaze at a wholesale fireworks store killed at least 32 people in southern India, police said Saturday. About 28,000 Pakistani soldiers have moved into the epicenter of Taliban activity in the vast tribal region of South Waziristan, said two military officials and a source inside the prime minister’s office, who did not want to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the media
Authorities in Northern Ireland said Friday they were investigating an explosion in east Belfast that injured one woman.
A bomb detonated in the border city of Peshawar on Friday, killing at least 11 people one day after a series of deadly militant attacks rocked Pakistan. The optimism reflected what the company said was an across-the-board recovery in online advertising, with even the struggling financial services sector showing a return to growth.