Should the need arise, Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) could buy a nuclear weapon in Pakistan within 12 months, the group's in-house magazine boasts in an article attributed to hostage journalist John Cantlie.
Al Jazeera’s Islamabad bureau chief Ahmad Zaidan continues to refute allegations by the US National Security Agency that he is a member of both Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. Zaidan was placed on the terror list in June 2012.
What are your objectives in jihad? Do you know the Koran by heart? And… would you like to be a suicide bomber? These and a dozen other questions are on Al-Qaeda’s application form, documents seized by the US in Osama Bin Laden’s compound reveal.
Pakistan and Afghanistan have set about restoring cooperation after years of bickering and confrontation: their intelligence agencies have signed a memorandum on intelligence-sharing to tackle the Taliban insurgency together.
While documents from the archive of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden don’t explicitly back the claims made by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, they do show gaps in the official US account of the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden.
Following months of criticism over questionable co-operation with the NSA, Germany’s embattled intelligence agency, the BND, received a boost from a newspaper report alleging its importance in the identification and elimination of Osama bin Laden.
Washington fabricated several key claims regarding the 2011 mission in which a US Navy SEAL team killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, according to legendary journalist Seymour Hersh in the latest challenge to the White House’s narrative of the raid.
As mutual distrust drives the growing military buildup in the Asia-Pacific region, bigger powers like the US will use this regional competition to settle scores with its most formidable Asian irritants - North Korea and China.
Despite US policy banning federal officials from doing business with kidnappers, particularly terrorists, a government source told the Associated Press the FBI has for years negotiated and paid ransoms to kidnappers both domestically and internationally.