WorldViews: Al-Qaeda

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/03/2014

If jihadi videos had blooper reels, this is what they would look like

A Syrian documentary company posted this satirical take on jihadists.

By Max Fisher  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al-Qaeda

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 09/12/2013

This is how jihadists celebrated the Sept. 11 anniversary

Extremists marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with propaganda and cake.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:05 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al-Qaeda After Bin Laden

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Jihadists organize over social media, in plain view

Extremists are using Twitter and Facebook to discuss how better to spread their message.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al-Qaeda After Bin Laden

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Is al-Qaeda's Yemen plot actually about preventing the group from splitting apart?

One theory holds that Zawahiri is attempting to reassert control over a network that's pulling at the seams.

By Max Fisher  |  03:21 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al-Qaeda After Bin Laden, Yemen

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Today's reads: Branding al-Qaeda, Palestine at the Oscars

Who counts as al-Qaeda?

By Max Fisher  |  08:22 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al-Qaeda After Bin Laden, China, Israel-Palestine, Today's Reads

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Al-Qaeda's world: A fascinating map of the group's shifting global network

Charting the terrorist group's rising and ebbing relationships across Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

By Max Fisher  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al-Qaeda After Bin Laden

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Looking for al-Qaeda in Algeria

Analysts are navigating a dense web of overlapping and sometimes contradictory questions, mysteries, and datapoints.

By Max Fisher  |  02:27 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al-Qaeda After Bin Laden, Algeria

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Terrorism’s global decline, explained in charts

Terrorism has been nearly cut in half since 2007, mostly during Bush's final two years.

By Max Fisher  |  04:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, Iraq, pakistan, Terrorism

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Who counts as al-Qaeda?

A revealing domestic debate about whether or not the Benghazi attackers qualify as members of the group.

By Max Fisher  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda After Bin Laden, Libya, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Al-Shabaab tweets photos showing mujahideen pledging allegiance to al-Qaeda

The photos showed al-Shabaab pledging allegiance to al-Qaeda, days after the two groups linked up.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:25 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Somalia, al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Al-Shabaab tweets photographs of supposed kidnapped Kenyan officials

The Twitter account of the al-Qaeda affiliatted group al-Shabaab posted photographs it claimed were kidnapped Kenyan officials

By Melissa Bell  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda, Twitter

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Al-Qaeda prisoners escape in Yemen

Between 10 and 15 militants escaped from a prison in Yemen early Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:18 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Yemen, al-Qaeda

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Anwar al-Aulaqi killed: What he preached (videos)

Anwar al-Aulaqi has been killed. During his life, he was known for his charisma and speeches.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Anwar al-Aulaqi, Yemen, al-Qaeda

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Al-Qaeda tells Ahmadinejad to stop ‘ridiculous’ 9/11 theories

The glossy al-Qaeda-run magazine Inspire’s latest issue calls Ahmadinejad’s belief about 9/11 “ridiculous” and says it “stands in the face of all logic and evidence.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:23 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Inspire Magazine, al-Qaeda, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 9/11 attacks, Anwar al-Awlaki

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Drone bases secretly assembled: Where are they located?

The Obama administration is assembling secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:39 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, drones, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Somalia, Yemen, Seychelles, Ethiopia