Islamic State (ISIS)

Iranian president declares end to Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.<p>A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared the end of Islamic State in a message sent to the country’s …

News

They Planted Porn in ISIS Propaganda, Just for Starters, Then Sowed Chaos and Confusion in the 'Caliphate'

A small group of Iraqi hackers figured they could do a better job fighting ISIS online than most governments—and they did. And do. With a …

Encryption

Iraq relocates hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants to Baghdad

ERBIL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities have moved hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants from a detention center in northern Iraq to Baghdad, citing security concerns and the difficulties of keeping them in a remote location.<p>Local officials, security and …

World News

Taliban hostages re-enacted Charles I's beheading to make son less afraid of possible execution

Caitlan Coleman and husband had three children while in captivity after Haqqani network kidnapping in 2012.<p>A couple held hostage by terrorists along …

Rex Tillerson Is Accused Of Violating A Federal Law Banning Child Soldiers By His Own State Department

Nearly a week after a Politico report claimed CIA Director Mike Pompeo was a rumored favorite to replace Rex Tillerson as state secretary, the embattled ExxonMobil CEO turned cabinet official is in trouble for something else. This time, internal State Department documents obtained and reviewed by …

News (U.S.)

Turkey has not seen data on fugitive Raqqa fighters, officials say

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has not been given crucial data to help identify Islamic State militants who fled their former stronghold in Raqqa last month and may have slipped out of Syria to threaten Turkish or Western targets, Turkish officials said.<p>Hundreds of Islamic State members and their …

World News

Canada concerned about returning ISIS fighters, Justin Trudeau says

Canada is concerned about the national security threat posed by citizens who joined the Islamic State group, returning to this country, Prime …

Canadian News

How can the west win the cyberwar against Islamic State? - Lateline

Coalition forces in Syria and Iraq are re-taking significant swathes of land from Islamic State, meaning its self-declared caliphate is almost fully …

Parents of alleged ISIL member 'Jihadi Jack' plead with Canadian MPs to help free him from Syria

Jack Letts’ parents say the British-Canadian man never joined ISIL and has condemned their atrocities. The dual citizen was captured in May after …

Veterans Affairs (Canada)

Hezbollah says ready to pull forces from Iraq after IS defeat

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Monday he was prepared to pull his forces from Iraq, after the Islamic State group lost control over its last …

Middle East

‘When they shoot, the girls do a yodel so they know it’s the women killing them’

| <b>Published —</b> Tuesday 21 November 2017<p>A message tattooed on Bohman’s forearm reads: ‘Fear us women, enemies of humanity, for you who die by our hands …

Olivia Wilde

Assad and Putin Meet, as Russia Pushes Endgame for Syrian War

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Thanking Russia for the military intervention he credited for “saving Syria,” President Bashar al-Assad met with President Vladimir V. Putin in Russia amid preparations for new talks aimed at ending the civil war.<p>Mr. Assad’s visit on Monday to the Russian resort town of Sochi was …

Syria

German police detain suspected IS members in anti-terror raids

Several suspected IS members have been detained by German authorities in anti-terror raids across the country. Refugees reportedly tipped off …

Terrorism

America has no idea how many innocent people it's killing in the Middle East

In February 2003, Elliott Abrams, a US official convicted of lying to Congress over the Iran-Contra affair but cleared by President George HW Bush, …

War

Home ministry asks Kashmir govt to consider releasing first time stone-pelters, reimbursing people's losses in conflict areas

Tthe Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to consider releasing those who had been arrested for …

India

6 Syrians accused of terror plans detained in German raids

Prosecutors say authorities have searched eight apartments across Germany and temporarily detained six Syrian men who are accused of preparing a …

Terrorism

Hezbollah leader says ready to pull commanders from Iraq

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday it was ready to withdraw its commanders from Iraq once Islamic State was defeated there, and denied accusations it sends arms to flashpoints such as Yemen and Bahrain.<p>Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah also dismissed an accusation …

Middle East

Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI.<p>Christopher Lee Cornell, 23, of suburban Cincinnati …

Crime

Six Syrians arrested over German Christmas market terror plot

German police on Tuesday arrested six Syrian nationals suspected of planning a terrorist attack on a German Christmas market, according to local …

European News

Families of missing Turkish ISIL militants ask Turkey to try them at home

Fevzi Kızılkoyun/İdris Emen – ANKARA<p>A number of families of missing Turkish suspects of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have asked …

Turkey

Report: Putin, Assad say terror fight near end

The leaders of Russia and Syria say the fight against terrorism in Syria is coming to an end. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

World News

The toll of U.S. airstrikes on Iraqi civilians should make everyone angry

Data from the New York Times shows that every fifth American airstrike in Iraq kills a civilian<p>There are all sorts of definitions of good journalism, …

ISIS Recruitment Posters Show Pope Francis Beheading, Threats Against Christmas

The pro-ISIS Wafa’ Media Foundation is distributing a propaganda poster showing a beheaded Pope Francis poster just days after releasing a video …

World News

Iraq Is Giving OPEC a Headache

OPEC has an Iraq problem: the group’s second-biggest exporter is lurching between quota busting and production-crimping crisis, clouding the …

Oil

Duterte: Bangsamoro territory could become PH’s ‘Hong Kong’

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte said he is studying the possibility with lawmakers of making the Bangsamoro homeland patterned after Hong Kong, a …

Hong Kong

YouTuber waves ISIS, US flags at UC Berkeley to garner student reactions

YouTuber waves ISIS, US flags at UC Berkeley to garner student reactionsOn Thursday, filmmaker Ami Horowitz, who runs a YouTube channel known for …

Student Journalism

Kerala love jihad case: Hadiya's father files fresh application in SC for in-camera proceedings

<b>New Delhi:</b> The father of a Kerala-based woman who converted to Islam before marrying a Muslim man in an alleged 'love jihad' case has moved the …

India

34-year-old Norwegian man sentenced to jail for joining IS

34-year-old Norwegian man sentenced to jail for joining IS<p>A man holds a sign as he protests ISIS at New York's Time Square, the United States, March …

News (China)

No signs ISIS fleeing to Libya

WASHINGTON — There have been no signs of mass movements of ISIS fighters to Libya, according to U.S. Africa Command officials.<p>With ISIS’ physical …

War

Preventing an ISIS resurgence

US coalition shifts Iraq operations as last terrorists cleared out<p>US Col. Ryan Dillon remembers visiting Mosul soon after the Grand al-Nuri Mosque …

Iraq