Jabhat al-Nusra  leader Mohammed al-Golani in an undated photograph released online on Thursday to announce a video message that the militant group is changing its name and  will have no more ties with al-Qaeda. Photograph via  AP

Al-Qaeda’s powerful Syrian branch, Jabhat al-Nusra, has announced it is ending its relationship with the global jihadist network founded by Osama bin(...)

Nusra Front leader Mohammed al-Golani in a video announcing a new name for his organisation.   Photograph: AP

The leader of the Syrian Islamist rebel group Nusra Front said on Thursday it was cutting its ties with al-Qaeda to deny foreign powers, including the(...)

Cairo university students and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans against the military in a demonstration in Cairo in October, 1913. Many young members of the Brotherhood blame their elders for bungling the Arab Spring revolt and their chance to govern.  Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

A veteran leader of the Muslim Brotherhood was so alarmed by the rising calls for violence from the group’s youth that he risked arrest to urge the mo(...)

Mokhtar Belmokhtar: in French intelligence circles, he earned the nickname “The Uncatchable” because of the number of times he had been falsely declared dead. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Al-Qaeda’s branch in north Africa has denied that jihadi leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in a US air strike in Libya this week. “In the face of (...)

Yemeni al-Qaeda chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi speaks at an unknown location in this still image taken from video obtained by Reuters TV. Al-Qaeda in Yemen said its leader,  al-Wuhayshi, was killed in a US bombing, in major blow by the United States against the global militant group’s strongest branch. Photograph: Reuters TV

The deputy leader of al-Qaeda, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, has been killed in a US bombing in Yemen, the group said on Tuesday, removing the director of a str(...)

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, a leader of the Yemeni branch of al Qaeda (Aqap), speaks via a video posted on YouTube. Photograph: Reuters/YouTube via Reuters TV

For Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, al-Qaeda leaders assassinated by the US at a five-month interval in 2011, Wednesday’s claim of responsibilit(...)

Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarba answers questions during a news conference in Geneva on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi met Syrian government and opposition delegations separately in Geneva yesterday to lay the groundwork for talks on how to (...)

Police and pro-Egyptian government supporters struggle outside al-Fateh mosque in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

The unrest in Egypt has raised international concerns over the country’s stability and prompted condemnation from United Nations secretary general Ban(...)

Heavily-armed members of  Egypt’s security forces in Cairo. Photgraph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

The brother of al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri has been arrested in Egypt, officials say. The official said that Mohammed al-Zawahri, leader of(...)

A police officer checks documents of a traveller outside the departure lounge Sanaa International Airport today. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Yemeni security forces have foiled a plot by al-Qaeda to take over oil and gas export facilities and a provincial capital in the eastern part of the c(...)

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