How Azerbaijan could help Israel attack Iran's nuclear facilities, on the battle in Syria's Aleppo, and Ansar al-Sharia, Mid East's new Islamist phenomenon:
- Financial Times: Radical Islamists unite under fresh name (Roula Khalaf, September 27)
"Some are al-Qaeda operatives who saw fit to rebrand in the wake of last year's Arab uprisings. Others are radical Islamists whose goal is to impose strict religious rule on a region in political transition. All are calling themselves Ansar al-Sharia -- Partisans of Islamic Law. The name has been adopted by new groups from Yemen to North Africa and appears to be the latest manifestation of radical Islam in a changing Middle Eastern order."