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A Saudi woman and her son walk past the Imam Muhammad ibn Abdel-Wahhab Philanthropic School for Women's Quranic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 21, 2003. AP Photo The Failure of Jihad in Saudi Arabia
Egypt | Jadaliyya
The British press is awash in reports of a secret al Qaeda alliance with Iran to stage a spectacular attack in Europe this summer, perhaps at the London Olympics. Al Qaeda’s new leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri , is said to be orchestrating the plot with Tehran to avenge his predecessor Osama bin Laden’s death. The relationship between al Qaeda and the Islamic Republic of Iran has been shrouded in mystery and secrecy for years. Iran and al Qaeda’s Shadowy Relationship Could Firm Up This Spring
Somalia's al-Shabab join al-Qaeda 10 February 2012 Last updated at 04:48 ET Al-Shabab has lost ground in recent months but stages frequent suicide attacks in Mogadishu Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which controls much of Somalia, has released a joint video with al-Qaeda, announcing the two groups have merged.
Mideast: Egyptian Islamic leader criticises Hamas - Adnkronos Se Gaza City, 21 April (AKI) - The Egyptian Islamic Jihad leader, Sayed Imam Abdel Aziz Sharif, has issued a strong critique of the Islamist Hamas movement during its recent conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip.
The Future of the Marjayia How will the leadership of the Shi’ite community evolve in the 21st Century?
On March 21, Haaretz correspondent Ari Shavit wrote a powerful op-ed in the New York Times that began with this stark and stunning claim: "An Iranian atom bomb will force Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt to acquire their own atom bombs." Don’t Fear a Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East - By Steven A. Cook