War & Conflict

Osama Bin Laden 'left $29m inheritance' for al-Qaeda

Letter released by US appears to outline how the slain al-Qaeda leader wanted his wealth to be apportioned.

War & Conflict

After Paris: ISIL's strategy against the 'far enemy'

The group's strategy started to change after the Iranian and US air strikes began in 2014.

by Omar Ashour

Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden's relatives killed in UK plane crash

Late al-Qaeda leader's half sister and stepmother reportedly killed after plane crashes during landing at UK airport.

Head to Head

Who is to blame for the rise of ISIL?

Michael T Flynn, the former head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, on how to deal with ISIL and Iran.

Politics

Last Kuwaiti in Guantanamo seeks to return home

Fayiz al-Kandari has been held without charge for 14 years in US prison in Cuba, where he was allegedly tortured.

War & Conflict

Circle of deceit: Hani Mujahid's path to Al Jazeera

How a former al-Qaeda fighter turned informer for Yemen's government, only to conclude it was duping Washington.

Politics

What we learn from Osama bin Laden's bookshelf

What does Osama bin Laden's book collection tell us about him?

by Luke Coffey

The Listening Post

The other Bin Laden story

The Listening Post examines what the coverage of Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden story reveals about journalism in the US.

The Listening Post

Seymour Hersh: Challenging the Bin Laden story

What the coverage of the Bin Laden story reveals about journalism in the US; plus, Cuba's changing media scene.

War & Conflict

US releases trove of Osama bin Laden letters

More than 100 documents taken from late al-Qaeda chief shed new light on his mindset before he was killed by US troops.

Politics

Seymour Hersh's OBL fantasy

Seymour Hersh's latest report on OBL blends heavy doses of his own imagination with anonymous sources.

by Ahmad Zaidan

War & Conflict

ISIL courts al-Shabab as al-Qaeda ties fade away

Recent ISIL communications show attempts to secure influence in East Africa - the stronghold of al-Shabab and al-Qaeda.

Poverty & Development

Ex-lawyer of 'Bin Laden hunt' doctor killed in Pakistan

Samiullah Khan Afridi, who once represented Dr Shakil Afridi, who helped US find Osama bin Laden, shot in Peshawar.