Jan 25, 2013 10:43 EST
The death of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's second-in-command, Saeed al-Shehri, has dealt a severe blow to what Washington considers the global jihadist franchise's deadliest branch, analysts say.
Sep 27, 2012 10:46 EDT
Qatar's call for Arab military intervention in Syria would be difficult to achieve practically and politically, and would risk dragging the region into an all-out conflict, analysts say.
Apr 22, 2010 15:32 EDT
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The killing of al Qaeda's top two leaders in Iraq this week extends a string of smaller successes that may be eroding the group's ability to threaten security, military officials and analysts said on Thursday.
Feb 20, 2010 14:22 EST
Key Sunni group to boycott Iraq's March election in move likely to undermine vote credibility. A top Sunni Arab lawmaker banned from running in Iraq's March 7 election withdrew his entire party from the campaign Saturday and called on other groups to join the boycott, a move that threatened to undermine the credibility of the vote and raise sectarian tensions.
Apr 03, 2009 15:37 EDT
Iraq's changing politics: US-backed Sunni clan chief seeks partnership with Shiite premier. The Abu Risha clan paid a heavy price in the uprising against al-Qaida that helped turn the tide of the Iraq war: 30 relatives were killed, including their leader.