1. Replacements

    Al Qaeda Appoints New Leader

    As was expected, Al Qaeda has appointed Ayman al-Zawahiri to replace Osama bin Laden as its leader. The announcement came on an Al Qaeda-affiliated militant website. Al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian doctor who is believed to turn 60 this Sunday, is often described as the brains behind Al Qaeda. He is believed to be hiding along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

    Read it at Associated Press