A secret biography suggests that Abu Ali al-Anbari defined the group’s radical approach more than any other person.
Tamer El-GhobashyA very interesting study of Islamic State’s origins by @hxhassan that challenges the widely held belief that it was inspired and started by the Jordanian Zarqawi. It seems it’s roots were much more indigenous to Iraq.
Officials called on the Trump administration to investigate the Saudi journalist’s death.
Tamer El-GhobashyCritical detail in this @shaneharris story that should make it impossible for White House to accept Saudi explanation: CIA has listened to audio recording that Turks say proves the journalist was killed and dismembered by a team of Saudi agents.
RIYADH — The Saudi government acknowledged early Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, saying he died during a fist fight. The announcement, which came in a tweet from the Saudi foreign...
The missing journalist told friends that Saud al-Qahtani had urged him to end his self-imposed exile.
Tamer El-GhobashyKhashoggi mystery fixes spotlight on Saudi official described as crown prince’s strategist, enforcer. Our profile of Saud al-Qahtani who had been urging Jamal to return from his self-imposes exile.
Two people with knowledge of the probe said Turkey believes Jamal Khashoggi was killed after in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this week. Saudi officials have denied any link to Khashoggi’s disappearance.
Tamer El-GhobashyTurkish investigators believe a 15-member team “came from Saudi Arabia. It was a preplanned murder,” source tells @kfahim. Shocking details of what appears to be a planned political hit.
Both sides have failed to notch victories as Iraq’s politics have evolved away from sectarianism.
Tamer El-Ghobashy“It's better for Iraq to be seen as having a measure of independence,” said @DrAbbasKadhim . “It's better for both sides to see Iraq as an ally rather than a proxy or a toy to play with.”
Ismail al-Ithawi was the highest-ranking member of the Islamic State to stand trial in Iraq.
Tamer El-GhobashyHis was touted by Iraqi and American authorities [and Trump] as a major intelligence coup but today he was sentenced to death despite his apparent cooperation. What gives? Our story with @Mustafa_salimb