Al-Qaida

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Edinburgh school accused of discrimination by ex-spy is cleared
St George’s school asked to improve procedures after complaint from former MI6 mole within al-Qaida Aimen Dean

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

03, Feb, 2023 @1:42 PM

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Guantánamo detainee who was tortured by CIA released to Belize
Al-Qaida courier turned informant Majid Khan, 42, to be permanently resettled after being held in US custody for nearly 20 years

Julian Borger in Washington

02, Feb, 2023 @8:39 PM

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Blair asked Bush during first phone call if he could call him by first name
Archives reveal PM’s early attempts to establish personal relationship with president after 2000 US election

Ben Quinn and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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International troops quit Mali as violence and Moscow’s influence grow
Germany latest to end peacekeeping mission as operations prove unable to stop Islamic extremist insurgency

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

17, Nov, 2022 @2:35 PM

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‘Why does the school hate me?’: how former MI6 spy’s Scottish dream turned sour
At security debriefings, Aimen Dean and his family fell in love with the Highlands. Three years later, they feel rejected

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

21, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Father who spied on al-Qaida accuses Edinburgh school of discrimination
Inquiry opens into St George’s after Aimen Dean claims it singled out his daughter over fears he was a security risk

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

21, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Bali bomb maker Umar Patek could be released early from Indonesian jail
Early release of ex-member of terror group linked to al-Qaida will cause distress for bereaved, says Australian PM

Josh Butler and Johanes Hutabarat in Jakarta

19, Aug, 2022 @7:02 AM

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Al-Qaida chief’s killing comes as group gains ground in African conflict zones
UN says terror organisation, whose affiliate recently attacked Mali’s most important military base, ‘is once again the leader of global jihad’

Jason Burke

05, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Hey, that’s my house: US aid worker realises Zawahiri villa is his old home
The Kabul property hit by a US drone was familiar. It turned out Dan Smock had something in common with al-Qaida’s leader

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul

04, Aug, 2022 @8:51 AM

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‘Tricky situation’: Taliban unsure how to respond to Zawahiri’s death
Senior commanders caught between hopes for international recognition and pressure from their own ranks

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul

03, Aug, 2022 @5:58 PM

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Nancy Pelosi tells President Tsai US will not abandon Taiwan – as it happened
House speaker meets Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei during visit described as ‘extremely egregious’ by China’s vice foreign minister

Virginia Harrison, Vivian Ho, Chris Stein, Martin Belam and Oliver Holmes

03, Aug, 2022 @6:12 AM

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Biden echoes Obama as White House releases photo of briefing on strike
Picture bore striking similarities to 1 May 2011 image, when US special forces killed Osama bin Laden

Martin Pengelly, Ed Pilkington and Gloria Oladipo in New York

02, Aug, 2022 @5:49 PM

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