Sen. Carl Levin wants President Obama to stick to a 2014 timetable for pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan
Mohamed al-Zawahiri, brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, will be freed from prison in Egypt after 13 years, his attorney said Monday.
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is calling on Pakistanis to join the Arab Spring uprisings and revolt against their government, saying the country's leaders are "slaves of America," according to a recent video posted on jihadist forums Friday.
Somalia's Al-Shabaab rebel movement has tightened its ties to the al Qaeda terror network, with its leader pledging loyalty to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The man commanding the AMISOM mission in Somalia describes efforts to root out Al-Shabaab militants.
A half-hour video featuring the leader of al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was posted Tuesday on a radical Islamist website.
In his latest video, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri congratulated the Libyan people on their victory against dictator Moammar Gadhafi but warned them against Western manipulation as they forge ahead in building a new nation.
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has apparently released a new message to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, in which he praises the Arab Spring as a "devastating blow" to the United States.
The new head of al Qaeda describes Syria's president as "the leader of criminal gangs, the protector of traitors," and applauds anti-government protesters seeking to topple him, in a video that appeared on extremist websites this week.
CNN's Reza Sayah responds to a Washington Post report that government agencies believe al Qaeda is no longer a threat.
Ayman al-Zawahiri will replace Osama bin Laden as the new leader of al Qaeda. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Ayman al-Zawahiri's coronation as the king of al Qaeda came with some anxiety over another major attack and a barrage of questions about the future of the terror network.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, the longtime deputy to Osama bin Laden, will take over leadership of al Qaeda, according to a statement posted on several jihadist websites Thursday.
A U.S. counterterrorism official said Thursday the United States believes Ayman al-Zawahiri is now the leader of al Qaeda.
Ayman al-Zawahiri emerged from a privileged upbringing in Egypt to become one of the world's most wanted terrorists and now, the leader of the most notorious terror group: al Qaeda.
A new video message was released Wednesday from key al Qaeda figure Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man who was once second in command of the organization under Osama bin Laden.
A jihadist website on Saturday posted an audio message purportedly from key al Qaeda figure Ayman al-Zawahiri.
A former Egyptian army lieutenant and long-time Islamist Saif al Adel has been appointed the interim leader of al Qaeda, according to former jihadist Noman Benotman.
CNN's Dan Rivers assesses the possible appointment of a new caretaker leader of al Qaeda.
CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank explains why the days may be numbered for al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri.
He was its founder and strategic guiding force, but now that Osama bin Laden is dead, who are al Qaeda's most wanted leaders?
Ayman al Zawahiri might be al Qaeda's next leader, but other players could reject the plan. Jeanne Meserve reports.
A statement from al Qaeda on Friday marking the death of Osama bin Laden included renewed warnings of terrorist attacks against U.S. interests around the world and suggested that a process to choose his successor is under way.
The United States has come close to taking out al Qaeda's second-in-command on more occasions than have previously been acknowledged, according to current and former U.S. officials.
Al Qaeda's second-in-command lashed out at the Pakistani government in a video statement released Wednesday, saying it had turned on its people by cooperating with the United States and its allies.
A man identified as al Qaeda's No. 2 official issued a eulogy for a slain comrade and made reference to a few hot-button events in recent months: the botched Times Square car bombing, the Israeli commando flotilla strike and the proposed burqa ban in France.
Arab modernity. Why is it that at the beginning of the 21st century the Arab world seems stuck in time? Why are most Arabs still ruled by kings or military dictatorships? And specifically, why has the most populous Arab nation, Egypt, been governed by one man for nearly three decades?
A man claiming to be Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2 man, blasts the Turkish government for its role in Afghanistan in a newly released video.
Al Qaeda's second-in-command called on Pakistanis to back Islamic militants in the country's tribal areas against what he called an ongoing assault by American "crusaders" and the Pakistani army.
Al Qaeda's second-in-command has accused President Obama of supporting a Palestinian state that would do the bidding of Israel.
On the eve of President Obama's highly anticipated speech to the Muslim world, al Qaeda's second-in-command issued an audio statement saying the president of the United States is not welcome in Egypt.
Rick interviews CNN's Octavia Nasr about President Obama's trip to Egypt and what it means.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, facing an international arrest warrant, is paying the price for pandering to the West, al Qaeda's second-in-command said in an audio statement released Tuesday.
Islamist fighters in Somalia have made significant gains in the country, according to the latest statement purportedly from al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, released a new audio message Tuesday, condemning Israel and calling for renewed attacks.
An audio message reportedly from al Qaeda's deputy chief vows revenge for Israel's air and ground assault on Gaza and calls the Jewish state's actions against Hamas militants "a gift" from U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.
In what's believed to be the first English-language message from al Qaeda's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri criticizes Pakistan's leadership and calls for Pakistanis to support the jihadist movement.
U.S. counterterrorism officials said Friday they have seen no evidence to support a media report that al Qaeda's No. 2 official, Ayman al-Zawahiri, may be critically wounded or dead.
Marking the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, al Qaeda's media arm released an audio recording, purportedly from the group's second-in-command, saying U.S. troops there have failed.
An audio message purportedly from Osama bin Laden's deputy has criticized Middle East leaders who attended last month's Annapolis peace summit, reminding them they are fighting a "single jihad" against the "Zionist enemy."
Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant warned in a video statement released Sunday that Iraqi tribal leaders who side with U.S. troops against al Qaeda fighters would face reprisals when Americans leave Iraq.
In a newly released videotaped message similar to a "fireside chat," al Qaeda's second-in-command issues advice and directives for the Muslim world, terrorism expert Laura Mansfield said Wednesday.
A new video from al Qaeda No. 2 man Ayman al-Zawahiri addresses the issue of setting a timetable for withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
In a message released Monday, al Qaeda's No. 2 leader called on Muslims to unite under Taliban leader Mullah Omar, stop trying to form secular governments and instead follow strict Islamic Sharia law.
Al Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri released a new videotaped statement Wednesday in which he sided with Hamas' opposition to early Palestinian elections.
It's quiet. Almost too quiet.
Calling President Bush "the murderer and spiller of Muslim blood," al Qaeda's top deputy released a videotape Friday accusing the U.S. president of being a "deceitful charlatan" who has lied to the American people.
A lengthy video statement from Ayman al-Zawahiri, issued on the eve of the fifth anniversary of al Qaeda's attacks on the United States, calls on Muslims to step up their resistance to the United States and warns that "new events" are on the way.
An Egyptian militant group vigorously denied weekend assertions by Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second-in-command, that the group's members had joined the ranks of the terrorist network.
Al Qaeda has joined forces with the long-quiet Egyptian militant group Al-Jamaa Islamiya, according to a videotaped message from Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant that aired Saturday.
With a poster of the burning World Trade Center behind him, Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant appeared on tape Thursday calling on Muslims to join the fight against Israel and "rise up seeking martyrdom and attack the crusaders and Zionists."
The latest recording by Osama bin Laden, which eulogizes terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, displays al Qaeda's public relations acumen, confidence and traditional Muslim identity.
Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, says in a videotape aired Friday that he grieves over the death of al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
U.S.-led coalition forces have destroyed an enemy bunker in southern Afghanistan, killing 17 insurgents, the military said Friday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai denounced al Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri on Thursday as the "cause of destruction" in his country.
A new video message from the No. 2 figure in al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was posted on Islamic Web sites Wednesday evening.
The troika of terror is saturating the airwaves and Internet, each ostensibly delivering his take on three years of war and insurgency in Iraq.
Insurgents have "broken the back" of the U.S. in Iraq, Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant claims in a new video that surfaced on the Internet on Friday.
A taped message attributed to Osama bin Laden's deputy calls on Muslims to attack the "economic infrastructure" of the West and stop Western countries from "stealing" Mideast oil, according to recordings posted on Islamist Web sites Sunday.
In a videotape broadcast Saturday, Osama bin Laden's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, condemns published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that have sparked violent protests throughout the Muslim world.
Osama bin Laden's right-hand man, Ayman al-Zawahiri, appeared in a new video Monday, saying he is alive and well just weeks after a U.S. missile strike targeted him in Pakistan.
In the beginning, there was the media strategy.
With no mention of last week's attempt on his life, Ayman al-Zawahiri recited poetry to jihadists on a 17-minute audiotape that appeared on the Internet on Friday.
U.S. intelligence officials say they are trying to determine whether Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant was attending a dinner in a remote Pakistani village and whether he was one of the people killed by a CIA airstrike.
Thousands of people turned out in cities across the country Sunday to demonstrate against Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and the United States in the wake of a U.S. airstrike that killed 18 people on Friday, as Pakistani parties called for more demonstrations.
Ayman al-Zawahiri -- Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in the al Qaeda terrorist network -- was the target of a CIA airstrike Friday in a remote Pakistani village and may have been among those killed, knowledgeable U.S. sources told CNN.
An Arabic language news network has aired a video of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, in which he called on U.S. President George W. Bush to admit defeat in Iraq.
We've gone almost a year without hearing from Osama bin Laden.
We can't seem to shake hurricane season.
The letter is a road map to jihad. A lecture about murderous techniques. A plea for money. Full of gossip about the life of a terrorist. And a revealing look inside al Qaeda.
Senior U.S. intelligence officials call a letter from al Qaeda's No. 2 man to its leader in Iraq "chilling" because of how "calm, clear and well argued" it is in urging preparation for a U.S. departure from Iraq.
An intercepted letter from Osama bin Laden's deputy to the al Qaeda leader in Iraq complains that the terrorist network is short of cash and faces defeat in Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman says.
A U.S. counterterrorism official says the newly released tape of Osama bin Laden's chief deputy does not in itself demonstrate that al Qaeda planned or directed the terrorist attacks in London last July.
In a videotape that aired Monday on the Arabic-language TV network Al-Jazeera, Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, downplayed U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and again claimed responsibility for the July bombings in London.
We have now seen this year's al Qaeda September surprise -- a video statement from a man purporting to be London bomber Mohammed Siddiq Khan who, with Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, warned of more attacks. But with hundreds of thousands displaced by Hurricane Katrina and a death toll that could run into the thousands, the questions are: Do we care right now? And do we believe them?
So Ayman al-Zawahiri has decided to weigh in on the London attacks.
Osama bin Laden's No. 2 man in al Qaeda has threatened more destruction in London, saying that British Prime Minister Tony Blair would be to blame.
Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant urged Muslims to press on with their jihad against U.S. and Western interests in the "land of Islam," saying that Islamic nations must be allowed to run their own affairs without foreign interference.
Osama bin Laden's No. 2 man in al Qaeda lashed out at U.S. efforts to extend democracy around the world in a videotape aired Sunday on Arabic-language TV station Al Jazeera, saying those efforts "will end with your defeat, the killing of your sons and the destruction of your economy."
In a videotape that aired Monday, Osama bin Laden's right-hand man pledged to continue fighting the United States until it changes its policies regarding Muslims.
The Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera Friday aired what it claims is a new audiotape from al Qaeda's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, issuing a call to action in the Muslim world.
Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, appeared in a videotaped message Thursday on the Arabic-language TV news network Al-Jazeera saying southern and eastern Afghanistan are controlled by the mujahedeen, or holy warriors.
In an audiotape broadcast Friday on the Arabic-language television network Al-Arabiya, a man claims to be al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and charges that Americans don't want democracy and freedom in the Arab world.
A CIA spokesman said Friday that the voice on an audiotape broadcast by an Arabic language TV channel is "likely" to be that of al Qaeda's No. 2 man, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The Pakistani military's quest to nab a "high-value target" has suffered a setback with the discovery of a series of tunnels that militants could have used to escape thousands of troops who've laid siege to the area.
Tribal leaders are trying to broker an end to fierce fighting between Pakistani troops and suspected militants along the Afghan border while speculation persisted about who the fighters might be protecting.
Heavy fighting continues in a mountainous region near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border where a "high-value" al Qaeda leader is believed to be holed up.
Pakistani forces are meeting fierce resistance in a battle with al Qaeda fighters in a mountainous region near the Afghan border.
While linked to terrorist attacks in the Middle East, the United States and elsewhere, Ayman al-Zawahiri faces only one known set of U.S. criminal charges -- related to his alleged role in the August 1998 embassy bombings in East Africa.
Pakistani forces have surrounded a "high-value" target believed to be Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's chief lieutenant in al Qaeda, near the Afghan border. The troops reported fierce resistance from al Qaeda fighters.
Pakistani forces have surrounded a man they believe is Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2 leader, Pakistani government sources said. More than 200 al Qaeda fighters are trying to prevent his capture, the sources said.
The Pakistani military is continuing to assault al Qaeda troops believed to be protecting a "high-value" leader near the Afghanistan border, Pakistani sources told CNN.