The United Arab Emirates included two U.S.-based Islamic groups on a list of 83 terrorist movements in an action that drew swift denials from the organizations. The U.A.E. named the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based group known as CAIR, as well as the Muslim American Society, in a list that also included al-Qaeda and […]
Syrian rebels across the country are moving toward a unified command, the latest step in a consolidation by the opposition as it seeks to garner stronger international support. Under a preliminary agreement reached Friday by the disparate Free Syrian Army units, each Syrian province will have a civilian rebel council leader and a military council […]
Beirut, Lebanon- Judges freed nine Islamists on bail from a Lebanese prison on Tuesday in a move which could help defuse tensions in the city of Tripoli, after deadly clashes between rival groups of gunmen and between Palestinian refugees and the army.
The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned the “terrorist attacks” in Syria on Thursday, urging all parties to the 14-month conflict to cease armed violence and comply with a U.N.-backed peace plan as the Syrian envoy accused al-Qaeda of masterminding the attacks against his country. Two suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded nearly 400 […]
The twin suicide car-bombings that reportedly killed 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus on Thursday prompted a familiar set of responses: State television blamed unspecified “terrorists” for the atrocity, in keeping with its habit of linking all anti-regime violence to jihadist extremism;
Osama bin Laden ordered terrorist teams in mid-2010 to blow up the planes of President Obama and Gen. David H. Petraeus, then commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, when they visited Afghanistan or Pakistan, according to a declassified letter released Thursday. Bin Laden argued that assassinating Obama would put a “totally unprepared” Vice President Joe […]