Al-Qaeda

Theresa May to pay an extra £44,000,000 to France

Theresa May is set to pledge £44.5 million this week in a bid to strengthen Britain’s border controls in France.<p>Officials for the Prime Minister said …

Brexit

Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two women working on a polio eradication campaign on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.<p>No group claimed responsibility for the killings in the …

Pakistan

'12 Strong' Review: He-Man War Movie Is Horse of a Different Color

Military drama about Green Berets operating behind enemy lines – and on horseback – doubles as a tribute to courage under fire<p>Producer Jerry …

Green Berets

Alleged bin Laden crony charged with conspiring to kill Americans

An accused terrorist linked to Osama bin Laden has been charged in Manhattan federal court with conspiring to kill Americans, prosecutors announced …

Terrorism

SecState Tillerson Announces U.S. Policy in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed not to f*** up Syria the way the Obama administration did in a speech at the Hoover Institute today:<p>American …

Conservative View

DOJ Wants Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited From France, Charged With Aiding Terrorists

An alleged accomplice of terrorist group Al-Qaeda who is currently serving a prison sentence in France has been charged with conspiracy to kill U.S …

Terrorism

US seeks to extradite German al-Qaida member linked to 9/11

Christian Ganczarski was born in Poland and later converted to Islam. He allegedly had personal ties to former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and …

Terrorism

Feds Indict German Who ‘Rubbed Shoulders’ With 9/11 Hijacker

Christian Ganczarski, a German citizen presently jailed in France, was publicly charged with "conspiracy to kill United States nationals" the U.S. …

Terrorism

Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter were grilled by lawmakers about terrorist content on social media

Representatives for Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter faced questions from lawmakers today about how terrorist content is detected and removed from the internet.<p>The hearing, in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, was the latest moment of high-profile government …

John Thune

Tillerson: U.S. will have an open-ended military presence in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday 2,000 U.S. troops will remain in Syria, as there are "strategic threats" to the United States beyond …

Iraq

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Baghdad Bombings

The Islamic State on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings in Baghdad this week that killed at least 27 people. It was the first major attack in Iraq’s capital since the government declared victory over the terrorist group last month.<p>The nearly simultaneous explosions …

World News

12 Strong is a rousing post-9/11 war movie, but not an introspective one: EW review

12 Strong<p>typeMoviegenreDrama, ActionAdventurerelease date01/19/18performerChris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael PeñadirectorNicolai …

Movie Reviews

Tillerson outlines plan for long-term US military role in Syria

Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonDecline in US travel spurs business push for visitors Overnight Defense: GOP chair blames Dems for …

Donald Trump

'12 Strong': Chris Hemsworth's Afghan cavalry flick turns out to be a decent yarn

The fact-based action movie <i>12 Strong</i> touts itself, a little breathlessly, as the “declassified” story of a daring 2001 mission in Afghanistan.<p>Yes – …

Movies

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube detail fight against extremists at Senate hearing

Representatives from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to give testimony about extremist content on their …

Richard Blumenthal

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut …

Social Media

Trump wants to kill two immigration programs, but doesn't seem to know how they work

As television cameras were allowed to roll during a lengthy immigration meeting at the White House last week, President Trump groused to lawmakers about how 50,000 people each year get coveted green cards through a visa program he wants to kill.<p>Countries “put names in a hopper,” Trump said. Then …

Immigration

Britain prepares to send military helicopters for French campaign against Islamists in Sahel

Britain will send military helicopters to join a French campaign against Islamist extremists in Africa as London and Paris move to deepen cross-Channel defence ties, the Prime Minister is expected to announce later this week.<p>RAF Chinooks have been offered to transport French troops in discussions …

Brexit

Sessions Cites a Study Ordered by Trump to Back Visa Limits

The Trump administration released a study Tuesday claiming that most people convicted in U.S. courts of crimes related to international terrorism are …

Business

The Untold Story of India-North Korean Secret Nuclear Connection

Terrorist groups from Central Asia reacted strongly to the statement by the US President Donald Trump on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital …

Iraq

Charges unsealed against man linked to bin Laden, al-Qaida

New terrorism charges await a German man who provided critical support to Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks and will face trial in the U.S. …

Terrorism

Review: Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film in '12 Strong'

In the days and months following the Sept. 11 attacks, a small U.S. Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. They worked in harsh conditions alongside a local warlord and his men, an uneasy alliance at best, and, even with all the technology and money of …

Entertainment

Tillerson sees long-term US presence in Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States must remain both diplomatically and militarily engaged in Syria to protect its own national security interests, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday.<p>"Continued strategic threats to the US from not just ISIS and al Qaeda persist, and this threat I am …

U.S. Politics

U.S. prosecutors charge German man with supporting al Qaeda

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday accused a German man currently imprisoned in France of supporting al Qaeda in the years leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on New York City, and conspiring to kill Americans.<p>In an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court, New York …

Terrorism

Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts

Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using …

Business

The Fleeting Soft Power Opportunity in Yemen

The apparent execution of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in December provides a window of opportunity for al Qaeda in the Arabian …

Middle East

Tillerson says U.S. military should stay in Syria and vows diplomatic push to end civil war

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday it was “crucial” for the United States to maintain an open-ended military and diplomatic presence in Syria to prevent Islamic State militants from regrouping, to thwart Iranian influence and ultimately to see the exit of President Bashar …

Politics

Radicalised inmate beats 7 French prison guards just days after al-Qaeda terrorist attack

Attack happened on same day guards staged protest over tighter security.<p>Followed attack on four other officers by prisoner with razor blade and …

Terrorism

Real-life ’12 Strong’ Hero Describes ‘Miracle’ Mission, Faith in Military

Bob Pennington, one of the real-life heroes portrayed in the new Warner Brothers release <i>12 Strong: The Declassified Story of the Horse Soldiers</i>, …

Michael Shannon

Big tech defends handling of extremist content in Senate hearing

It's Silicon Valley vs. Washington, take two.<p>Executives from Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), and Google (GOOGL)'s YouTube defended their attempts to prevent the spread of extremist content on their platforms in a Senate hearing on Wednesday.<p>The social media firms stressed the increasing …

Brian Schatz