EXPLAINER: Who was al-Zawahri – and why did the US kill him?

WASHINGTON (AP) – A US drone strike Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in Afghanistan this weekend, who helped Osama bin Laden plot the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and helped al-Qaida survive and spread in the years after. By finding and striking al-Zawahiri, President Joe Biden said, the US was ensuring that Afghanistan … Read more

Al-Zawahri’s path went from Cairo clinic to the top of al-Qaida

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic, when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan. With that offer in 1980, al-Zawahri embarked on a life that over three decades took him … Read more

Prince Charles Denies Wrongdoing Over $1 Million Bin Laden Donation

Welcome to this week’s edition of Royalist, The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday. Prince Charles downplays bin Laden donation Prince Charles successfully avoided reputational damage flowing from reports that he received €3 million ($3 million) in cash in shopping bags … Read more