Ayman Al Zawahiri

  • Meghalaya taking al-Qaeda threat seriously September 9, 2014

    Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Monday said it has taken "seriously" the announcement by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri on the creation of a terror wing in the Indian subcontinent. "We are taking the threat very seriously and are concerned, and we are closely working with central agencies to chalk out modalities...
  • Al-Qaeda's designs would come to nought: Shiv Sena September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting strongly to al-Qaeda chief Al-Zawahiri's statement that the terror outfit would intensify attacks against India, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said that it was nursing a pipe dream. "Al-Zawahiri has threatened that the al-Qaeda will start spreading its wings in India and intensify its attacks. It had hidden...
  • Myanmar muslim group rejects al-Qaeda statement September 6, 2014

    Yangon: The Burmese Muslim Association (BMA) has rejected a statement by Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, unveiling the terror group's new focus on Myanmar, Bangladesh and India, media reported on Saturday. BMA said in its statement issued on Friday that it urged people to live together in harmony regardless of...
  • Indian Muslim leaders condemn al-Qaeda video, say will never buy terrorist propaganda September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video announcing a terror wing in India, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has condemned the move saying that Islam is non-violent and Muslims will never buy terrorist propaganda. "Indian Muslims would never be convinced by un-Islamic and false arguments of the...
  • IAF ready to tackle any terror threat: ACM Arun Raha on al Qaeda video September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready for any eventuality and can tackle terror threats, says the Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha. The top IAF officer made the statement a day after al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video announcing the plans to establish a terror wing in...
  • US evacuating its citizens from Yemen amid Qaeda threat August 6, 2013

    Washington: The US on Tuesday began evacuating its nationals from Yemen amid a worldwide alert linked to electronic intercepts from al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, ordering one of the most serious attacks since 9/11. The State Department said it had pulled all non-essential personnel from Yemen, and the Pentagon said the...
  • Zawahiri calls for more 'anti-Islam' film protests October 14, 2012

    Cairo: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said a film made in the United States mocking the Prophet Mohammed showed Washington was waging a "crusader Zionist war" against Muslims and he called for more protests outside American embassies. Like in other messages released by al Qaeda's Yemeni and North African branches...
  • Qaeda's Zawahiri calls for more anti-Islam film protests October 14, 2012

    Cairo: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said a film made in the United States mocking the Prophet Mohammed showed Washington was waging a "crusader Zionist war" against Muslims and he called for more protests outside American embassies. Like in other messages released by al Qaeda's Yemeni and North African branches last...
  • Zawahiri confirms death of Abu Yahya al-Libi September 11, 2012

    Cairo: Al Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri confirmed in a video recording the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a veteran militant said to have been a leader of the group's operations, and who had survived previous US attacks. The US government said in June that a drone strike in Pakistan had killed...
  • US confirms al Qaeda's No 2 killed in drone attack June 6, 2012

    Washington: Al Qaeda's second-in-command Abu Yahya al-Libi has died in a US drone strike, the White House confirmed on Tuesday, with a top Obama aide terming it as a major blow to the terrorist outfit. "Al-Libi is dead," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced at his daily news conference. However,...
  • US vows to hunt down new al-Qaeda chief Zawahiri April 30, 2012

    Washington: Ayman al-Zawahiri, the new head of terror outfit al-Qaeda remains at large in Pakistan's tribal area, a top US counter-terrorism official has said as Washington vowed to hunt him down. Labelling the Egyptian cleric as now the number one target of the US, John Brennan, the US Deputy National Security...
  • Zawahiri in Af-Pak region: US April 29, 2012

    Washington: Ayman Al Zawahiri, who took over leadership of al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden last year, remains in the Af-Pak region, a top US counter-terrorism official said on Sunday. "We believe he (Zawahiri) is in that region of the world, as well as other al-Qaeda leaders that continue...
  • Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed demands more security April 19, 2012

    Hafiz Saeed has moved the Lahore High Court asking it to stop Pakistani authorities from taking any action against him under pressure from the US. ...
  • Saeed among only 4 terrorists with $ 10 mn bounty April 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has become one of only four terrorist leaders for whom the US has offered a bounty of $ 10 million, joining the likes of Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar. The only person with a higher bounty on his head than these four terrorist leaders is...
  • Al Qaeda calls for Arab Spring-style revolt in Pak March 17, 2012

    Dubai: Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Pakistanis to revolt against their government and military in a video posted on the Internet on Friday, US monitors said. In a 10-minute speech uploaded to jihadist forums, Zawahiri argued that the Pakistani authorities only represented US interests, according to a statement from...
  • US: Charges against Osama bin Laden dropped June 17, 2011

    New York: US Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday dropped terrorism charges against slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden who was killed by American commandos in Pakistan. The fist indictment was filed again bin Laden in Federal District Court in Manhattan in 1998 and charged him with conspiracy to attack...
  • US vows to hunt down new Qaeda chief Zawahiri June 17, 2011

    Washington: The US on Thursday vowed to hunt down Ayman al-Zawahiri, the new Al Qaeda leader, the same way as that of his predecessor Osama bin Laden, who was killed in an American raid in Abbottabad in Pakistan. "He (Zawahiri) and his organisation still threaten us. As we did both...
  • Zawahiri lacks Osama's credentials, charisma: US June 16, 2011

    Washington: Al Qaeda's new leader Ayman al-Zawahiri does not match his predecessor Osama bin Laden in his charisma nor does he have the slain leader's credentials, a top official of the Obama administration said on Thursday. Hours after the announcement of al Qaeda appointing a successor to bin Laden became public,...
  • Act against terror: US to Pakistan May 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The signals from Washington couldn't be stronger - Pakistan must be fully on board in the US campaign against terrorism otherwise the US could resort to unilateral action to capture or kill terrorists hiding in Pakistan. America appears to be stepping up the pressure on Pakistan to be...
  • US turns heat on ISI chief, demand answers May 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Osama bin Laden is gone but Washington suspects some people at the top of the Pakistani establishment were aware of his whereabouts and kept quiet. The 'New York Times' quoted a senior administration official as saying, "It's hard to believe that army chief Kayani and ISI Director General Pasha...
  • Osama, Zawahiri parted ways 6 years ago: report May 7, 2011

    Washington: Slain Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is likely to be the new chief of al Qaeda, "parted ways" six years ago after the 9/11 mastermind was "marginalised" by the Egyptian surgeon, a senior Pakistani intelligence official has said. "They had parted ways some six years...
  • Osama betrayed by Zawahiri: Saudi paper May 5, 2011

    Dubai: Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was betrayed by his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri who led US forces to his hideout as the two were involved in an intense power struggle, a Saudi newspaper has reported. The two top al Qaeda men had differences and the courier who led US forces...
  • Osama in northwest Pak under ISI protection October 18, 2010

    Washington: World's most wanted terrorists Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri may be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, protected by some members of ISI, a media report said Monday. The two top al-Qaeda commanders may not be together and are not living in caves...
  • USA can't find Osama bin Laden, trail grows cold August 18, 2009

    Kabul: The democratisation of Afghanistan, despite its flaws, has been successful. For the second time since the overthrow of the Taliban regime, the population is to elect a new president on August 20. But the most important aim of the 2001 US-led invasion of the war-torn country has still not...
  • Osama spits fire over Obama's 'reach-out' to Muslims June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden on wednesday accused US President Barack Obama of "antagonising Muslims" and said his Pakistan policy has generated "new seeds of hatred and revenge against America." In the tape broadcast on Al-Jazeera, the Arabic-language TV network, shortly after...
  • Israel-Hamas Gaza war: Rocket hits Israel's Ashkelon February 4, 2009

    Jerusalem: A long-range Grad rocket from Gaza landed in the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Tuesday, police said. It's the first such rocket to be fired at the city since a cease-fire was reached between Israel and Hamas militants two weeks ago that ended Israel's bruising three-week-long offensive in Gaza. The attack...
  • Zawahiri, al-Qaeda deputy fires salvos at Obama February 4, 2009

    Cairo: Al-Qaeda's No 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri criticized President Barack Obama on Tuesday for not mentioning Gaza in his inauguration speech, and urged Muslims around the world to target US interests to avenge America's backing of the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. In a new audio recording posted on the...
  • A legacy of crimes awaits you: al Qaeda warns Obama November 19, 2008

    Washington: Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader is heard in a Web posting Wednesday warning president-elect Barack Obama that "a heavy legacy of failure and crimes awaits" him. Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri mocked Obama in an Internet message. In the message, purportedly from Ayman al-Zawahiri, the speaker criticized Obama's foreign policy positions...
  • Al-Qaeda split? Report says Zawahiri in control July 23, 2007

    New York: With Osama bin Laden keeping a low profile, al-Qaeda number two Ayman Al-Zawahiri has moved aggressively to take operational control of the group which has provoked a potentially serious 'ideological split' within the terror outfit, media reports said. In a revelation, Newsweek magazine claims in its upcoming issue...
  • Osama's lieutenant claims victory near July 5, 2007

    New Delhi: An Al-qaeda video released on Thursday calls for more attacks on the West. The video features Osama bin Laden's right hand man Ayman al-Zawahiri. The video however makes no reference to the foiled car bombings in London and Glasgow. This is the eighth video released by Zawahiri this year. In...