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ISIS Wants a Global Civil War

From the murder of a French priest to the slaughter of 80 Shia Muslims in Kabul, ISIS has one goal: to create a spate of religious civil wars across …

Al-Qaeda 'planning major terror attack against West' from Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda has re-established its terrorist headquarters in southern Afghanistan and is using it as a base to plan major attacks against the West, the Daily Telegraph can reveal.<p>After more than a decade of hiding across the border in Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt, al-Qaeda terrorist cells have moved …

Islamic State's lasting grip is a new hurdle for Europe, US

PARIS (AP) — The girl, speaking in the lilting accent of southern France, appeared in government ads describing how she was recruited by Islamic State extremists during her quest for religion, then encouraged to quit school and go to Syria, and finally to plot a suicide attack against a synagogue …

An American ISIS Cell: The Story of 3 U.S. Recruits

In his small Silicon Valley office, Salem Khan covered his face with his hands and sobbed deeply.<p>He was crying about his 24-year-old son, Jaffrey, a troubled young man who had struggled in school and in life. Khan long feared his child would one day do something terrible — and now he had.<p>He had …

Is Assad's regime losing momentum?

Late February the Syrian government had the upper hand on the ground thanks to Russia's military intervention. Six months earlier President Bashar al Assad's hold on power was been threatened by rebels advance.<p>Tehran was believed to have requested Russian assistance. Moscow complied but its …

What My Dad's Kidnapping by Muslim Terrorists Taught Me About Islamophobia

Terrorism almost destroyed my life before I was even born.<p>Three months before I was born, my father was on his way home from a tennis game in Beirut when Muslim militants abducted him at gunpoint. As he was thrown in the back of a car and ripped from his life, one of the terrorists leaned down to …

Who rules the world? America is no longer the obvious answer

Challenged from all sides, the US is losing its tight grip on international power, <b>Noam Chomsky</b> writes, as world public opinion becomes a ‘second superpower’<p>When we ask “who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard convention that the actors in world affairs are states, primarily the great …

The Outspoken Pakistani Journalist Khurram Zaki Has Been Gunned Down in Karachi

Pakistani journalist and activist Khurram Zaki was gunned down on the streets of Karachi on Saturday night, in the latest sign that campaigners face …

The war against the Islamic State hits hurdles just as the U.S. military gears up

By Liz Sly<p>, Bureau chief<p>BEIRUT — After months of un­expectedly swift advances, the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State is running into hurdles on and off the battlefield that call into question whether the pace of recent gains can be sustained.<p>Chaos in Baghdad, the fraying of the cease-fire in …