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Al-Qaeda Mufti Sets Sights on Women

Al-Qaeda Mufti Sets Sights on Women

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—In what could be perceived as a shift in tactics, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has appealed directly to women to exploit public sympathy for their Cause and incite others to carry out jihad. In an interview posted on YouTube, senior...
Profile: Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Profile: Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Mokhtar Belmokhtar has become internationally notorious following this week’s siege on Algeria’s In Amenas gas processing plant. As the siege entered its fourth day, the standoff between the Algerian army and Al Qaeda linked gunmen...