The recent suicide bomb in a Coptic Church in Cairo has led to accusations, rejections, and increased tensions between Cairo and Doha. This piece explores the attacker and his quiet Cairo-based terrorist cell.
German and European security and intelligence agencies remain on high alert as the perpetrator of Berlin’s carnage, a Tunisian national flagged as a security threat and placed under surveillance for months, is still at large.
Qatar-based Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen listed three conditions towards the end of hostilities in Afghanistan, the first one being the official recognition of the Taliban political office in Doha.
Opium production in Afghanistan surged in 2016. Higher levels of production and uncertain political conditions along the traditional trafficking routes will have major effects on the trail of drugs and money of Afghan heroin.