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Opinion: A New Name for ISIS

Opinion: A New Name for ISIS

When the international community decided to punish Al-Qaeda and the Taliban for the 9/11 attacks, a number of Al-Qaeda members fled to Iran. The Iranian authorities then sheltered these militants under the supervision of the intelligence service. Some of them included...
The Women of Al-Qaeda

The Women of Al-Qaeda

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Although the fighting in Syria has been accompanied at every stage by warnings about the spread and growing influence of jihadist groups, it has shone a spotlight on a development which has taken everybody by surprise: the increasing...
Bombings kill 39 in and around Iraqi capital

Bombings kill 39 in and around Iraqi capital

Baghdad, AP—At least 11 explosions tore through predominantly Shi’ite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 39 people at crowded market places, commercial districts and car repair shops, officials said. The attacks are part of a wave...
Car bombs kill over 50 in Baghdad

Car bombs kill over 50 in Baghdad

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The latest wave of bombings to strike Iraq hit Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 66 people and wounding many more, according to press reports verified by medical sources. Like other attacks in recent weeks, car bombs targeted Shi’ite...