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ISIS reportedly selling Christian artifacts, turning churches into torture chambers

The Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports.<p>Ancient relics and even entire murals are being torn from the houses of worship and smuggled out through …

High School: Islamic vocabulary lesson part of Common Core standards

Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith.<p>“It really caught me off guard,” a Farmville Central High School student who was in the class told me. “If …

Revealed: the secret talks to save Isis hostage Peter Kassig – video

US government officials supported secret negotiations aimed at securing the release of American hostage Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig, who was abducted and eventually murdered by Islamic State. Emails seen by the Guardian show how tentative talks between US lawyer Stanley Cohen, former Guantánamo Bay …

US: ISIL top commanders killed in air strikes

US-led air strikes against ISIL in Iraq have killed several of the group's senior leaders, but not the group's top commander, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, US officials have said.<p>Since mid-November, coalition air strikes killed "multiple senior and mid-level leaders" within the Islamic State of Iraq and …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Mosul diaries: Poisoned by water

<b>Illness from drinking contaminated water is just the latest affliction affecting civilians in Mosul, months after the Iraqi city was taken over by Islamic State (IS) militants. IS took control of Mosul in June, introducing a strict regime in line with its radical interpretation of Islamic law.</b><b>In a</b> …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Indonesia wants to aid U.S. in Islamic State fight, top military commander says

Indonesia’s top military commander said in an interview that the world’s most populous Muslim nation sees the Islamic State movement in Syria and …

As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by U.S. allies plun

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington’s coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war.<p>Although President Barack Obama’s administration announced the Syrian air strikes three months ago as a joint campaign by Washington and …

Syria

British teenagers of 14 offered cash to become jihadi brides

Islamic State using social media to groom girls from UK to marry Jihadi fighters in Syria<p>British girls as young as 14 are being helped to marry Islamic State fighters in Syria in increasing numbers by London-based “facilitators”.<p>Teenagers wanting to become 'Jihadi brides' are being assisted with …

What makes a terrorist stop being a terrorist?

“Feet first”. That’s how one terrorist leader told recruits was the only way out. It makes sense. Allowing members to just walk away wouldn’t be good …

The Unmasking of an Islamic State Twitter Troll

The last private message I received from the pro-Islamic State Twitter user Shami Witness was one day before an investigation by Channel 4 revealed …

U.S. Hostage Killed During Failed Rescue Attempt in Yemen

U.S. hostage Luke Somers, held by an al Qaeda offshoot in Yemen for more than a year, was killed late Friday amid a U.S. rescue mission.<p>“There were …

Journalism

Iran confirms air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State: Guardian newspaper

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior Iranian official has confirmed his country carried out air strikes in neighboring Iraq against Islamic State fighters at the request of Iraqi authorities, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported.<p>It quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour as saying the strikes …

Iraq

Britain reopens Bahrain navy base after 40 yrs – to fight ISIS

The UK is returning to its naval base in Bahrain, a former British protectorate, after more than 40 years. The base will serve as the main British …

Al-Qaida’s chief of global operations killed in army raid in Pakistan

Adnan Shukrijumah was indicted in the US over a plot to bomb New York’s subway system<p>Al-Qaida’s chief of global operations – who was indicted in the US over a plot to bomb New York’s subway system – has been killed in an army raid in Pakistan’s lawless tribal region.<p>Adnan Shukrijumah was killed, …

Afghanistan

'The Threat Is Real': The Islamic State Is Trying to Influence Political Parties in Malaysia | VICE News

The Malaysian prime minister has declared that the Islamic State is trying to infiltrate and influence political parties in his country, tabling a white paper which paints a disturbing picture of how far the organization's reach, aided by social media and international acolytes, now extends.<p>The …

Isis launches attack on Kobani from inside Turkey for first time

Assault by Islamic State militants reportedly began with suicide attack on border between Turkey and strategic Syrian town<p>Islamic State (Isis) has launched an attack on the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey for the first time, a Kurdish official and activists said.<p>The assault began with a …

Inside the Islamic State’s capital: Red Bull-drinking jihadists, hungry civilians, crucifixions and air strikes

Activists tell of the Isis elite living in relative luxury as civilians face poverty, hunger, inflation and power shortages<p>The beleaguered inhabitants of Raqqa, self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State (Isis), are suffering widespread hunger, crippling inflation, chronic power shortages and …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Syria: US raids have failed to weaken ISIL

Syria's foreign minister has said US-led air strikes had failed to weaken the grip of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria and the group would not be tackled unless Turkey was forced to tighten border controls.<p>A US-led alliance started attacking ISIL targets in Syria in …

Syria

The future of Egypt after the Mubarak verdict | Egypt

A court in Egypt has dropped all charges against former president Hosni Mubarak relating to the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising that unseated him.<p>Mubarak had been convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for 'inciting, arranging and assisting to kill peaceful protesters.'<p>But …

Egypt

ISIL suffers heavy losses in Syria's Kobane

At least 50 fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have been killed in the past 24 hours in Syria's Kobane, the biggest loss endured by the group since it launched its assault on the strategic border city on September 16.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Pope Francis in Turkey Calls Violence a ‘Grave Sin Against God’

ISTANBUL — Pope Francis said Islamic militants were carrying out a "profoundly grave sin against God" in Syria and Iraq, calling on Sunday for inter-religious dialogue and action against poverty to help end conflicts there. The pope spoke on the last day of his weekend trip to Turkey, which is …

Christianity

Iraq's oil minister says Islamic State no longer a threat to Baghdad's "black gold"

The new oil minsiter of Iraq talks to Andrew Critchlow in Vienna about the war against Islamic State and his plans to double oil production by 2020 with the help of BP and Shell<p>Iraq’s oil minister believes that the Islamic State no longer poses a significant threat to the country’s vital oil …

Oil

Fighters in Syria recruited 'for a cause'

French authorities have accused a Senegal-born French national of being the main recruiter of fighters from the country to Syria's civil war, which he claims to have done using online platforms.<p>In a tape obtained exclusively by Al Jazeera, 39-year-old Omar al-Diaby, better known as Omar Omsen, says …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Germany says 300 jihadists facing trial, anti-terrorism laws working

BERLIN (Reuters) - Nearly 300 people are facing prosecution in Germany for supporting Islamic State (IS), German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has said, adding that it was a sign that anti-terrorism laws were working and tougher legislation was not needed.<p>“Whoever supports IS can already be …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Isis, GB: quattro giovani scappano di casa per unirsi ai terroristi in Siria

Due coppie di giovani fratelli britannici appartenenti alla stessa famiglia hanno lasciato il loro paese per unirsi alle bande terroriste dell'Isis …

Pope brands ISIS violence in Syria, Iraq ‘grave sin against God’

Pope Francis called the violence inflicted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria a "profoundly grave sin against God." He also urged …