Ayman Al Zawahri

  • Al Qaeda leader endorses war in Kashmir but says don't kill non-Muslims 17-09-2013 12:39 PM

    London: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has issued his first specific guidelines for jihad, urging restraint in attacking other Muslim sects and non-Muslims and in starting conflicts in countries where jihadis might find a safe base to promote their ideas. The document, published by the SITE monitoring service, provides a...
  • Al Qaeda calls for small-scale attacks in US to 'bleed country economically' 14-09-2013 01:27 PM

    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged small-scale attacks inside the United States to "bleed America economically", adding he hoped eventually to see a more significant strike, according to the SITE monitoring service. In an audio speech released online a day after the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 strikes, Zawahri said...
  • Al-Qaeda chief's message led to embassy closures 06-08-2013 07:54 AM

    An intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack was the trigger that set off the current shutdown of many US embassies, two officials told The Associated Press on Monday. A US intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat...
  • Al Qaeda leader vows to free inmates from US military base in Guantanamo 31-07-2013 02:30 PM

    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri slammed US treatment of hunger striking inmates at Guantanamo Bay and said the group would spare no effort to free them, according to an audio recording posted on the Internet on Wednesday. Zawahri also said Shi'ite Hezbollah's intervention in the conflict in Syria was an...
  • Al Qaeda says group kidnapped American in Pak 02-12-2011 01:12 PM

    Dubai: Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of an American man in Pakistan and demanded the release of prisoners and an end to air strikes in Muslim countries in exchange for his freedom, according to an Internet statement. Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri also said in an audio...
  • Al Qaeda says it is holding US hostage in Pak 02-12-2011 03:22 AM

    Islamabad: Al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Thursday for the kidnapping of a 70-year-old American aid worker in Pakistan in August, and issued a series of demands for his release. In a video message posted on militant websites, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri said Warren Weinstein would be released if the...
  • New al Qaeda head hails Arab uprisings 14-09-2011 01:54 AM

    Dubai: New al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri voiced support in an Internet video for popular revolts shaking the Middle East, saying Arabs no longer feared the United States 10 years after the country was targeted by the militant network. "Ten years have passed since the blessed attacks on New York...
  • Al Qaeda posts Sept 11 video: Monitoring group 13-09-2011 08:23 AM

    Washington: A private intelligence monitoring service says al Qaeda is marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with an hour-long video, just released on Jihadist websites. Site Monitoring Services says the video features an audio speech by the new leader, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri, as well as previously unreleased...
  • Qaeda's Zawahri tells Syrians to also fight US 29-07-2011 01:31 AM

    Dubai: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged Syrian protesters to direct their movement also against Washington and Israel, denouncing the United States as insincere in showing solidarity with them, according to an Internet video issued on Wednesday. "America, which cooperated with (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad during his whole regime, claims...
  • US suspends $ 800 mn aid to Pakistan 11-07-2011 08:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Obama administration has suspended $ 800 million military aid to Pakistan to show its displeasure with Islamabad for not doing more in the fight against terror. US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta asked the Gilani government to go after the al Qaeda's new chief Ayman al-Zawahri who...
  • Al-Zawahri succeeds bin Laden as al-Qaida leader 17-06-2011 12:39 AM

    Cairo: Osama bin Laden's longtime deputy Ayman al-Zawahri, a fiery ideologue who is known for his deep hatred of the West and helped plan the 9/11 attacks, has taken control of al-Qaida after the death of the terror network's founder, the group said on Thursday. Al-Zawahri, an Egyptian-born surgeon, has...
  • al-Zawahri has succeeded bin Laden: al Qaeda 16-06-2011 12:27 PM

    Cairo: al Qaeda has selected its longtime No 2 to succeed Osama bin Laden following last month's US commando raid that killed the terror leader, according to a statement posted on Thursday on a website affiliated with the network. Ayman al-Zawahri, who will turn 60 next week, is the son...
  • Al Qaeda No 2 Zawahri may succeed Osama 02-05-2011 10:30 AM

    Islamabad: Egyptian-born doctor and surgeon Ayman al-Zawahri is al Qaeda's second-in-command expected to succeed Osama bin Laden following his killing in a firefight with US forces in Pakistan. Zawahri has been the brains behind bin Laden and his al Qaeda network, and at times its most public face, repeatedly denouncing...
  • Queries galore on web, but Zawahiri yet to answer 22-01-2008 02:29 PM

    London: Andy Flower revealed on Thursday he had had been in discussions about the possibility of succeeding Gary Kirsten as coach of India before committing his future to England. Former England boss, and Flower's fellow Zimbabwean, Duncan Fletcher was appointed to take over from former South Africa batsman Kirsten last...
  • Connect with Osama, download videos to phone 06-01-2008 10:58 AM

    Ahmedabad: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says his batsmen aren't worried about the prospect of facing Australia's much vaunted pace attack in their World Cup quarterfinal on Thursday. Dhoni told reporters Wednesday that bowling short-pitched deliveries at Indian batsmen was not a new strategy and reminded everyone that the team...