Al Zawahiri

  • 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...
  • Pak urges US to share intelligence on Zawahiri July 10, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani called on the United States on Sunday to share information about new al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri after US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he believed that Osama bin Laden's successor was in Pakistan. During his first trip to Kabul on Saturday as Pentagon chief, Panetta said he...
  • 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,...
  • Capture Kashmiri, Omar by July: US warns Pak June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The US getting tough on Pakistan. It has given the country a deadline till July to capture five most wanted al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists. Pakistani security forces have been asked to capture al-Zawahiri, Mullah Omar, Illyas Kashmiri, Sirajuddin Haqqani and Atia Abdur Rehman either in a unilateral or...
  • Al-Makki key courier between Osama, al-Zawahiri May 18, 2011

    Islamabad: Yemeni al Qaeda operative Abu Sohaib Al-Makki, arrested by Pakistani security agencies was a 'key courier' between slain terror mastermind Osama bin Laden and his deputy Aiman al-Zawahiri. Muhammad Ali Qasim Yaqub alias Abu Sohaib Al-Makki, described as a "senior al Qaeda operative", was arrested by security agencies in Karachi,...
  • Ex Egyptian policeman is Qaeda's interim CEO May 23, 2011

    New York: An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been chosen "caretaker" leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings. Al Qaeda's interim leader is Saif al-Adel, who has long played a...
  • 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...
  • Al Zawahiri next target, Pak may not be told May 9, 2011

    Washington: After killing Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the United States is now hunting for his deputy Ayman al Zawahiri, but it still may not tell Pakistan if he is targeted. It would depend on "the specifics of the operation," White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon told ABC on...
  • US now looking for Al Zawahiri: Donilon May 8, 2011

    Washington: Terming the killing of Osama bin Laden as the most significant achievement against al Qaeda, a top White House official on Sunday said the US is now looking for his deputy Ayman al Zawahiri, who is likely to be the new chief of the terror outfit. "Al Zawahiri will 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...
  • Al-Qaeda No 2 hiding in Pakistan: Media report May 14, 2009

    Washington: Al-Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri - who is on the run with $25 million bounty on his head - is hiding near Quetta in southwest Pakistan, a media report said. Al-Zawahiri is considered a master of disguise and meticulous planner of the al-Qaeda terrorist network. The Egyptian-born radical roams freely in the...
  • 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...