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June 13, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, Zarqawi’s Mysterious Successor (aka Abu Ayub al-Masri)

Five days after U.S. forces killed al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the group announced his successor, the unknown Abu Hamza al-Muhajir. Speculation abounds about the man and the signifi…

March 23, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
Repression Deepens in Egypt

Repression in Egypt keeps getting worse and worse.  It has become so noticeable that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid of Jordan, actually spoke about it--something that doesn’t …

April 26, 2013

NoEgyptIndependent Weekend Reading: No Egypt Independent

The complete final issue of Egypt Independent, which was not allowed to go to print. Sarah Carr takes down Al Masry Al Youm chairman and director, Abdel Monem Said Aly. Alaa Abd El Fattah provides …

July 27, 2013

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
WeekendReading07262013 Weekend Reading: Al-Qaeda’s Spring, Tunisia’s Violence, and Palestine’s Perspective

Musa al-Gharbi claims that the Arab Spring has failed to render al-Qaeda irrelevant, and it is now on the verge of resurgence. Tunisia-Live’s live blog for updates on Thursday’s assassination of Moh…

September 10, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Militiaman from the Ansar Dine Islamic group, who said they had come from Niger and Mauritania, ride on a vehicle at Kidal in northeastern Mali, June 16, 2012. Mali: MUJAO "Executes" Algerian Diplomat

One of the radical Islamic groups operating in northern Mali has announced the September 1 “execution” – read murder – of an Algerian diplomat captured in the city of Gao five months ago. The diploma…

September 28, 2012

United States
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu draws red line on graphic of bomb as he addresses 67th United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2012 (Jackson/Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: The UN Debates Amidst Regional Turbulence

Significant Middle East Developments Israel and Palestine. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly yesterday within minute…

May 22, 2012

An Egyptian expatriate living in Lebanon casts his ballot at a polling station at the Egyptian embassy in Beirut on May 11, 2012, during an early voting ahead of Egypt's presidential election (Sharif Karim/Courtesy Reuters). Why Are Egypt’s Presidential Elections Significant?

In an historic development, Egyptians head to the polls on Wednesday and Thursday to vote for a new president. To better understand the importance of this week’s elections, I asked a number of Egypti…

February 2, 2005

IRAQ: The interim government leaders

This publication is now archived. Who are the new Iraqi leaders?The members of the Iraqi Interim Government (IIG) were appointed June 1 by U.N. Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. They were selected after…