Al Qaeda Names Osama Bin Laden Successor

Al Qaeda has named a former deputy to Osama bin Laden as its new terror leader following bin Laden's death at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs in May, the organization announced on a jihadi website overnight. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian-born doctor who turns 60 on Sunday, was identified in the statement as the group's new emir in a "new era" for al Qaeda -- the group he helped found with bin Laden. Earlier this month, al-Zawahiri appeared in a video in which he vowed to avenge bin Laden's...Full Story
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