Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:33
Iraqi authorities are expelling the families of suspected Islamic State members from their homes as the jihadist group loses ground, raising fears of communal violence if people seek to settle old scores.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 06:49
In-fighting has broken out in Boko Haram after the Islamic State group announced a new leader of its Nigerian affiliate, according to reports in the country's remote northeast.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 06:17
It’s been nearly 15 years since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but the U.S. has hardly made any net gains against the brand of radical extremism that inspired al Qaeda and similar groups, co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission claimed Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 07:17
Turkey would be ready to join any initiative proposed by the United States to capture an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said in remarks published on Wednesday, as Turkish-backed forces took more Syrian land from jihadists.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:25
Syrian regime warplanes launched airstrikes against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria on Thursday in a major escalation of violence between the two camps, according to officials and residents.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:43
The recapture of an Islamic State stronghold in Syria will serve as a model for future U.S.-backed operations there, U.S. officials said, as the Pentagon lays plans for supporting a march by allied forces toward Raqqa, the militant capital.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:23
Important but overlooked news this week: the U.S. command in Afghanistan has asked India to step up military aid to Afghan forces. India provided four attack helicopters to the Afghan military in Dec. 2015; the U.S. and the Afghans want more, as well as spare parts for Russian-made military equipment, to be used in part against the Islamist network built up by Pakistan called the Haqqanis.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 07:28
Most experts who study security issues in Latin America believe that crime—and in particular, organized crime—represents the greatest threat to national and citizen security in the region. And according to widely cited public opinion surveys, many Latin Americans agree.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 07:16
The leader of the Islamic State branch that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in an American airstrike on July 26 in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Friday. It was the United States military’s second killing of an anti-American Islamist militant leader in the region in the past three months.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 07:04
US-backed forces in Libya are about to declare victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) in Sirte. ISIS losing its main stronghold in North Africa is good, of course, but unfortunately this news is not as good as it seems. Here’s why.