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Baker Atyani
Baker Atyani

Baker Atyani is Al Arabiya News Channel’s bureau chief in South and East Asia. He is a veteran journalist, covering conflict zones in Asia for the past 16 years and is an expert on militant groups in Asia. He has produced numerous documentaries, articles, and investigative stories and was the last journalist to interview Osama Bin Laden before 9/11. He has been honored by MCF with "Exceptional Courage in Journalism" award.

COLUMNISTS
Baker Atyani
Baker Atyani

Baker Atyani is Al Arabiya News Channel’s bureau chief in South and East Asia. He is a veteran journalist, covering conflict zones in Asia for the past 16 years and is an expert on militant groups in Asia. He has produced numerous documentaries, articles, and investigative stories and was the last journalist to interview Osama Bin Laden before 9/11. He has been honored by MCF with "Exceptional Courage in Journalism" award.

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Al-Qaeda vs. ISIS: Will the West be the punching bag?

Friday, 18 September 2015

For Al-Qaeda to come back as the world’s leading ‘militant group’, the easiest way is to target its traditional enemies: the U.S. and the West.

The Taliban’s ‘Talk and Fight’ policy, part 2

Friday, 26 June 2015

It seems that the Taliban’s refusal to talk to the Afghan Government signifies the continuation of their armed activities

The Taliban's 'Talk and Fight' policy, part 1

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Regional powers are also trying to fill the vacuum created by the withdrawal of international forces

Pakistan and the Gulf: Brothers but not allies?

Friday, 17 April 2015

Pakistan’s neutrality on the Yemen conflict has resulted in a sense of betrayal in the Arab world

Was the Afghanistan withdrawal a ‘responsible’ finale?

Saturday, 3 January 2015

All indicators point to a continuous fight for power in Afghanistan with the Taliban getting stronger by the day

Rare glimpses into the lives of Abu Sayyaf captors

Monday, 20 October 2014

How deeply drenched they are in their ignorance; knowing nothing but the rules of the jungle in which they live

Today, al-Qaeda announces that ‘India comes first’

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Exhausted by 13 years of war, the main organization has now revived itself and is dressed in a new regional robe

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