Washington cautions Americans travelling abroad that militants could try to avenge Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri's killing by launching suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings and bombings.
Ayman Zawahiri was largely accepted and respected by Al Qaeda’s different regional branches due to his role in forming the group in the 1980s. But the next leader might have problems exerting such authority, experts say.
The video shows Ayman al Zawahiri praising Indian woman Muskan Khan, who defied a ban on the wearing of the hijab in schools in the state of Karnataka in February.
Daesh’s Khorasan wing is primarily rooted in the Pakistani insurgency, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, a series of networks quite distinct from Afghanistan’s Taliban movement.
Kabul is hesitant to antagonise the “Pakistani Taliban” lest it supports the self-styled caliphate, yet the same group poses a threat to Islamabad.
"Try an innovative way of engaging with them [Taliban]. The way that they were being dealt with has not worked," says Pakistani FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
As Afghanistan returns to the rule of Taliban, online chatter reveals the pivotal role of fiction plays in shaping narratives and the public imagination about invaded “other”.
Afghanistan, often referred to as the ‘graveyard of the empires’, is often written about but is constantly misunderstood, and the same goes for the Taliban.
The agreement’s language suggests that the US was prepared to accept the Taliban’s eventual takeover of Afghanistan.
The terrorist organisation that changed the trajectory of global politics through its spectacular attack on September 11, 2001 has survived, but just.
It is an unprecedented power spread, but Washington has established military bases and deployed troops across all seven continents.
Aris Sumarsono is suspected of being involved in the making of bombs used in a series of attacks, including the 2002 Bali bombings, and a 2003 attack on the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.
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