France Seeks Arab Backing for war against Islamists in Mali

French warplanes were reported 0n Tuesday to have carried out airstrikes overnight against Islamist fighters who overran a strategic village and military post in central Mali on Monday, offering an indication that the war against extremists who have carved out a jihadist state in the nation’s north could be a long and difficult one.

Analysis: Syrian Conflict Could Awaken Radicalized Sunni Giant In Levant

The Muslim Sunni community of the Levant, traditionally known for its liberal and moderate character, is becoming radicalized by the bloody events in Syria where a pre-dominantly Alawite regime has been using its armed forces to crush a 15-month-long uprising led by the Sunnis that make up over 80 percent of the country’s population.

Lebanon’s Most Wanted Sunni Terrorist Blows Himself Up in Syria

When one of Lebanon’s most wanted terrorists kills himself while planting a bomb it is cause for at least some sort of grim celebration. But when the chief bomb-maker of the country’s most notorious terror group self detonates while helping rebels

Al Qaeda,Taliban allies of convenience, says Bin Ladin’s son

Al Qaeda and the Taliban are only allies of convenience and “do not love one another,” according to a son of Osama bin Laden, who grew up partly in a group of al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan. The ties between the two groups are of intense interest because international forces are contemplating talks with the […]

Qaeda claims it was behind bombing attempt of Detroit-bound airliner

The Saudi arm of Al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Monday for the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner on Friday, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks militant Islamist Web sites. “Those who would slaughter innocent men, women and children must know the United States will do more than simply strengthen our defenses,” President […]