Yemeni Al Qaeda Branch Claims Responsibility For Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Aleksander Chan · 01/14/15 08:40AM

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has come forward claiming responsibility for the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices that left 12 dead. In a video originally uploaded to YouTube, Yemeni al Qaeda leader Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi heralds brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi as "two heroes of Islam."

What's Happening in Iraq and What May Come Next, Explained

Adam Weinstein · 06/12/14 03:10PM

In the past week, Al Qaeda-connected Islamic militants have attacked multiple cities across Iraq and are rapidly consolidating power in the nation that the United States spent so much blood and treasure trying to stabilize. The situation is dire and dynamic. Here's some of what we know.