Radical preacher Anjem Choudary released from UK prison

Europe 10/19/18, 00:18

A radical Islamic preacher was released from a British prison Friday after serving less than half of a 5-1/2-year prison sentence for encouraging support for the Islamic State group.Anjem Choudary, 51, left the high security Belmarsh prison in southeast London ...

Putin says IS seized 700 hostages in Syria; executing some

Europe 10/18/18, 18:05

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Islamic State militants in Syria have recently seized some 700 people as hostages and are carrying out executions. At an international policy forum in Sochi on Thursday, Putin said "they have been recently expanding their area ...

US briefs Iraq Chaldean head, Vatican on aid after critique

World 10/17/18, 23:10

A senior American diplomat briefed the leader of Iraq's Chaldean Catholics on U.S. development aid Wednesday after the cardinal accused the United States of failing to help rebuild Christian villages devastated by the Islamic State group. Mark Green, administrator of the ...

PHOTOS: IS militants’ children in Iraq’s orphanages

World 10/15/18, 06:31

In Iraqi orphanages, you find all the ways that war wreaks its destruction, embodied in the most innocent of faces: Children of those killed, children born of rape, children abandoned in the chaos of battle. There are also the children ...

IS kidnaps scores of civilians in eastern Syria

World 10/13/18, 09:17

A U.S.-backed Syrian force and a war monitor say members of the Islamic State group have stormed a settlement for displaced people in the country's east and kidnapped scores of civilians.The Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement that fighting ...

Rights group criticizes US-led coalition for Raqqa deaths

World 10/12/18, 09:42

The U.S.-led coalition's failure to adequately acknowledge and investigate civilian deaths in the Syrian city of Raqqa is "a slap in the face for survivors" trying to rebuild their lives a year after the offensive to oust the Islamic State ...

IS reverting to insurgency tactics after losing caliphate

World 10/12/18, 02:25

Nearly defeated on the battlefields of its would-be caliphate, analysts say the Islamic State group has reverted to what it was before its spectacular conquests in 2014 — a shadowy insurgent network that targets civilian populations with guerrilla-style attacks and ...

Libyan official: 75 bodies of IS militants found near Sirte

Africa 10/11/18, 07:41

A Libyan official says authorities have uncovered a collective grave containing more than 75 bodies of suspected Islamic State group fighters near the coast city of Sirte, formerly the main IS stronghold in this North African country.Salem el-Ameel, a spokesman ...

Ceaseless persecution marks the Yazidis’ history

World 10/05/18, 07:02

Over the past centuries, the Yazidi community, one of Iraq's oldest religious minorities, has repeatedly been subjected to brutal attacks leaving thousands of its members dead. One of their worst subjugations occurred four years ago with the rise of the ...

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 8

Asia & Pacific 09/22/18, 02:20

Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least eight members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, local media reported.No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, ...

Germany arrests woman accused of Islamic State membership

Europe 09/21/18, 06:15

German police have arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of serving in the Islamic State group.Federal prosecutors said Friday the German-Algerian woman, identified as Sarah O. for privacy reasons, is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization.Prosecutors say she ...

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