Al-Libi's death inflicts 'psychological defeat' on al-Qaeda

Al-Libi's death could hurt al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's efforts to ensure affiliates follow his guidance.

June 08, 2012


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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hands a national flag to student Juana Gita Medinnas Janis during a 69th Independence Day ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta on August 17th. [Adek Berry/AFP]
Indonesians embrace freedom, democracy on nation's anniversary
The outgoing president urges Indonesians to safeguard national unity, in a speech commemorating the country's sixty-ninth birthday.



A caliph is freely chosen by Muslims everywhere for his wisdom and spiritual qualifications. The ISIL leader's proclamation of himself as caliph over all Muslims violates the principles of Islam.

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 Worshippers read from the Qur'an at Jakarta's Istiqlal Grand Mosque on May 4th, as part of

Hardliners threaten tolerance in Indonesia

Indonesia's tradition of moderate, tolerant Islam is under threat by hard-line groups who are imposing their conservative views on others and intimidating religious minorities.