Al-Qaeda

US sanctions hit two German firms in Iran-linked counterfeit scheme

The US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni …

World News

The U.S. begins bombing Taliban drug labs as Trump’s Afghanistan strategy takes hold

The U.S. and Afghan air forces launched a series of strikes on narcotics laboratories in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, marking the beginning of what could be a long, expanded air war there under President Trump.<p>The strikes marked the “first significant use” of legal authorities granted Aug. 21 by …

News (U.S.)

Mom held captive by Taliban says she was raped, beaten for trying to protect kids

A Pennsylvania woman kidnapped by Taliban-linked militants and held captive for five years says she was beaten and raped while trying to protect her …

Iraq

Article: Ignoring Washington's Role in Yemen Carnage, 60 Minutes Paints US as Savior

- Advertisement -<p>See original here<p>Scott Pelley<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: CBS) Permission Details DMCA<p>In one of the most glaring, power-serving …

Middle East

Exploiting Western Political and Economic Advantages in the Competition With Russia

It is a mistake to view the current struggle between Russia and the Western allies primarily as a military competition. Certainly, in view of the …

Russia

The Boston Islamic Seminary Is Training the Next Generation of Extremists

<b>A rogues gallery of Islamic extremists teaching tomorrow's chaplains and imams (clockwise from top left): Yahia Abdul Rahman, Suheil Laher, Amr</b> …

Middle East

Ancient Cave Art Depicts Oldest Evidence of Dogs Wearing Leashes

A new analysis of ancient rock art demonstrates that humans hunted with dogs on the Arabian Peninsula over 8,000 years ago—and it looks like those …

Science

Millions in Yemen face death due to Saudi blockade: WFP

Stephen Anderson, the head of the World Food Program, on Monday described as "heartbreaking" the fact that millions in Yemen depend on sustained …

Middle East

Millions in Yemen threatened by aid blockade, campaigners say

Millions of Yemenis face the risk of death as aid deliveries cannot get to those in need because of the continuing blockade of the war-ravaged …

Middle East

Global gender gap widens for the first time in a decade — but UAE women see improvement

The global gender equality gap across health, education, politics and the workplace is widening for the first time since 2006, at a time of deep …

Gender

Is US using the YPG in Syria or vice versa?

Remember the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Aug. 17, when an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suicide bomber drove into a crowd of …

Turkey

At Upcoming WTO Meet, India and Other Developing Countries to Try and Keep Focus on Doha Agenda

Developed countries want to include new issues like e-commerce, investment facilitation and government procurement in the discussion.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> …

India

‘I Want This for George’

Iraq, a family dynasty and George H.W. Bush’s secret pain over his son’s complicated legacy.<p>On December 23, 1990, President George H.W. Bush slept restlessly. The extended Bush family had gathered at Camp David for the holidays as they did every year of his presidency, boosting his spirits, but …

Foreign Policy

Report: Obama deliberately mislead America on Al Qaeda in 2012 to help his chances of re-election

The Obama administration deliberately downplayed the strength and sophistication of Al Qaeda in the run-up to the 2012 election to help his chances of winning re-election, an expert terrorism journalist has revealed.<p>Woah, what happened?<p>Rukmini Callimachi, one of the leading terrorism reporters in …

Conservative View

ANALYSIS: Following the Defeat of ISIS, Syria Now on the Verge of a Much Larger Conflict

As the Iran- and Russia-backed pro-Assad coalition is fighting the Islamic State group in its last Syrian stronghold — Al-Bukamal, on the border with …

Conservative View

The fight brewing in Congress over how to reauthorize a key surveillance tool

Nearly a decade ago, FBI agents arrested a 24-year-old legal permanent resident from Afghanistan in the U.S. who was charged with conspiracy to bomb …

Surveillance

35 Years with the CIA: Enemies, adversaries and threats to freedom

Over 35 years ago, the Central Intelligence Agency hired me to become a case officer. I just retired after returning from the last of nearly a dozen …

Geopolitics

How to Avoid an ISIS 2.0 in Iraq

<b>By Michael O'Hanlon and Sara Allawi</b><p>With Mosul and other key cities now liberated from the horrible scourge of ISIS, Iraq stands at a crucial …

Iraq

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism.<p>Deputy police commissioner Masudur Rahman said the man, identified as Mojammel Hossain, 25, head of …

Extremism

U.S. pursues quiet troop buildup in Somalia

The Pentagon now has its largest military presence in the war-torn African nation since the deadly 'Black Hawk Down' battle in 1993.<p>The number of U.S. military forces in Somalia has more than doubled this year to over 500 people as the Pentagon has quietly posted hundreds of additional special …

War

Russia's U.N. Trump Snub

Russia refused last week to renew the mandate of a United Nations panel investigating Syria’s chemical weapons use, and the veto is more than Vladimir Putin’s usual intransigence. The Russian rejection is a public embarrassment for the Trump Administration, which earlier this month claimed Moscow …

Opinion

Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request

A slew of Republican Texas officials ripped the White House's most recent disaster aid request on Friday, as the state works to recover from the …

Government

Massive Malaysia data breach traced to Oman, police chief says

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities investigating a massive online breach of data involving 46 million mobile phone users have traced the leak to an …

Kuala Lumpur

Russia warns of terrorist attacks in Europe, U.S.

Russia warns of terrorist attacks in Europe, U.S.<p>This file photo taken on May 05, 2016 shows the Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow. (AFP …

News (China)

Top Afghan government official says Taliban should be included in peace talks

A top official in Afghanistan's government says the Taliban – Islamic extremists who have waged a deadly war in that country – should take part in peace talks when the opportunity arises.<p>Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive of Afghanistan who is governing in tandem with President Ashraf Ghani, …

Afghanistan

Jammu and Kashmir: Restrictions imposed in Srinagar after killing of militant in the Valley

<b>Srinagar:</b> Authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a militant's killing the previous day, …

India

Tel Aviv Diary: Should Israel join Saudi Arabia against Iran?

Tel Aviv is a strange place at the moment.<p>Earlier this week, it was announced that an Iron Dome anti-missile battery was being deployed near the city …

Middle East

New winds in Saudi Arabia

Written by Khaled Ahmed |<p>Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) attend the opening ceremony of Future Investment Initiative Conference in …

Saudi Arabia

Nimitz: The Aircraft Carriers Russia, China and North Korea Don't Want to Fight

The most successful U.S. Navy carriers of the postwar era all belong to a class named in honor of World War II’s most successful admiral, Chester W. …

Military

The State Department Just Issued THIS Warning to Americans About Europe

The State Department warned American citizens on Thursday of a heightened terror threat across Europe over the upcoming holiday season.<p>The travel …

Terrorism