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Al-Qaida Leader Had Multiple Terror Roles

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Atiyah Abd al-Rahman was a Libyan national with close ties to late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Rahman was on the U.S. State Department’s “wanted” list for his ties to the militant group. Al-Qaida’s second in command was believed to have been in his 30’s when, the U.S. says, he was killed Monday. The State […]

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Gadhafi’s Heir Apparent Changed Image

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court in The Hague called Seif-al-Islam Gadhafi the “de facto prime minister” of Libya as it issued an arrest warrant for him in June, accusing him of crimes against humanity. The second of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s seven sons, Seif Gadhafi was once seen as the heir apparent, the symbol of Libya’s […]

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Gadhafi’s Heir Apparent Changed Image

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court in The Hague called Seif-al-Islam Gadhafi the “de facto prime minister” of Libya as it issued an arrest warrant for him in June, accusing him of crimes against humanity. The second of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s seven sons, Seif Gadhafi was once seen as the heir apparent, the symbol of Libya’s […]

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Israel Charges Al-Jazeera Journalist with Belonging to Hamas

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is holding a journalist for the al-Jazeera television network on charges that he belongs to the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Al-Jazeera’s Kabul bureau chief Samer Allawi appeared before an Israeli military judge Tuesday and was told of the accusations. He denied the charges. Al-Jazeera’s Arabic-language network says Israeli authorities arrested Allawi on August 10 […]

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CPJ: Israel Charges Al-Jazeera Journalist with Militant Ties

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Committee to Protect Journalists says Israel is holding a journalist for the al-Jazeera television network on charges he has ties to the militant group Hamas. The program coordinator for the rights group’s Middle East and North Africa division told VOA that al-Jazeera journalist Samer Allawi appeared before an Israeli military judge Tuesday and was […]

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Israel Arrests Al-Jazeera Journalist

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Jazeera says Israel has arrested its Kabul bureau chief, who was visiting his hometown in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The station’s Arabic-language network says Israel detained Samer Allawi on August 10 as he was trying to cross into Jordan. He had been vacationing in the Palestinian village of Sebastia prior to his arrest. The journalist’s […]

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Brother of Syrian President Reportedly Leads Military Crackdown

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Maher al-Assad is the younger brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As leader of the Republican Guard he is reported to be the official who is leading a military crackdown in northern Syria on Friday. The Syrian government promised ‘decisive action’ after it said 120 security force members on Monday were ‘massacred’ in a northern […]

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