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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.
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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.

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

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

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Missing American in Iran Was on Unapproved Mission

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

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Kidnapping Grandma Braun

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

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Trying to Unlock the Secrets of a Dead Serial Killer

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