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'Jihadi John's' emails revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a controversial question that's sparked debate since officials revealed the identity of the masked man known as Jihadi John.<p>Was Mohammed Emwazi, the man with a British accent who's appeared in numerous ISIS beheading videos, pushed toward extremism by authorities? Or was he someone …

ISIS and the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

Why do people travel abroad to take part in somebody else’s violent conflict?<p>In August 2014, ISIS marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, with a 20-minute, high-definition video offering its greetings to the Muslim world.<p>Gauzy images of smiling worshippers embracing at a mosque cut to children …

Islam

Jihadists are turning to the 'Dark Web' to avoid being tracked down by authorities

Apart from recent orders given to fighters to limit their exposure, erase the footprint of their online activity and avoid revealing too many place names or faces, the Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front groups are increasingly using the "Dark Web" -- the hidden part of the Internet protected by …

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Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever seen, hit the Philippines with record force

Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines at 4am local time today with winds near 195 mph, making it the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded world history, according to satellite estimates. That astounding claim will need to be verified by actual measurements at ground level, …

Fringe Factor: Michele Bachmann on Obama's 'End Times' Foreign Policy

Michele Bachmann says the president's stance on al Qaeda foreshadows the end of the world, plus more brilliant insights from our fearless political …

Thousands gather in Washington for anti-NSA 'Stop Watching Us' rally

Thousands gathered by the Capitol reflection pool in Washington on Saturday to march, chant, and listen to speakers and performers as part of Stop Watching Us, a gathering to protest "mass surveillance" under NSA programs first disclosed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>Billed by organizers as …