‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released

U.S. 05/22/19, 11:04

John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. But conditions ...

Syrian government intensifies bombardment of rebel-held area

World 05/04/19, 09:25

Syrian government bombardment of rebel-held areas in the country's northwest has killed and wounded dozens and forced thousands to flee their homes, further endangering an eight-month truce in the last major rebel stronghold, opposition activists said Saturday.The recent escalation of ...

IS leader outlines path forward for his group post-caliphate

World 05/01/19, 06:31

No longer burdened by territory and administration, Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi outlined the new path forward for his group: Widen your reach, connect with far-flung militant groups and exhaust your enemies with a "war of attrition."The deadly ...

UN council adopts resolution to combat terrorist financing

U.S. 03/28/19, 16:02

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday aimed at strengthening global efforts to combat the numerous and new ways that terrorist groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State raise funds to finance their operations.The French-drafted resolution orders all ...

10 dead after blast outside restaurant in Somalia’s capital

Africa 03/28/19, 07:26

An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside a busy restaurant in Somalia's capital, killing at least 10 people, police said Thursday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press that the blast occurred as the restaurant in Mogadishu's Waberi district was crowded with diners. At ...

Update: 10 dead in blast at restaurant in Somali capital

World 03/28/19, 06:54

The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local):2:55 p.m.Police say at least 10 people have been killed and seven others wounded in a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.Medics carry away the dead body ...

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

World 03/23/19, 03:05

The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."Its territorial rule, which at its ...

A look at attacks on houses of worship over last decade

World 03/15/19, 05:00

Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted for attack by extremists. Here are some of the deadly assaults over the last decade: Oct. 31, 2010: Al-Qaida in Iraq militants attack Our Lady of ...

Update: Al-Qaida militants in Syria kill IS suspects

World 03/02/19, 11:39

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):6:40 p.m.A Syrian war monitor and a news agency of an al-Qaida-linked group say militants have shot dead eight men suspected of being members of the Islamic State group a day ...

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