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Rise of al-Qaida Sahara Terrorist

A profile of Moktar Belmoktar, Al-Qaida’s “most difficult employee,” who was responsible for a major attack on an Algerian BP plant and, according to U.S. and Libyan forces, was killed in an air strike on Sunday.

Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast.

In Timbuktu, al-Qaida Left Behind a Manifesto

While fleeing their Mali stronghold, al-Qaida left behind documents describing not how to terrorize a population, but how to govern.


U.S. Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest

An investigation into the ill-fated text messaging platform ZunZuneo.


Missing American in Iran Was on Unapproved Mission

What the CIA really knew about Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in 2007.


Kidnapping Grandma Braun

An 88-year-old woman is taken from her Wisconsin farmhouse. Inside the investigation to find her.


Trying to Unlock the Secrets of a Dead Serial Killer

Israel Keyes confessed to multiple murders, but committed suicide before revealing all the details.