Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence

Sep 6, 2014

Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence

The Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt’s most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilize the biggest Arab nation. Confirmation that the Islamic Sate, currently the most successful of the region’s jihadi groups, is extending ...

NATO allies agree to action against the Islamic State

Sep 6, 2014

NATO allies agree to action against the Islamic State

The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might. With the militants spreading ...

Sep 4, 2014

Canadians held Americans hostage in Syria: report

Three Canadians were directly involved in the kidnapping of two American journalists by Islamist militants in Syria, Canada’s public broadcaster reported Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said the trio — whose identities are unknown — forced captives Theo Curtis and Matt ...

States aim to keep jihadis from going to Syria, Iraq

Sep 4, 2014

States aim to keep jihadis from going to Syria, Iraq

New laws make it easier to seize passports. Suspected fighters are plucked from planes. Authorities block finances and shut down radical mosques. In cyberspace, Silicon Valley firms are wiping extremist content from websites, such as video of the recent beheading of two American journalists. ...

Sep 4, 2014

Islamic State beheadings sow fear, prompt revulsion among Muslims

Brutal beheadings recorded on video by the jihadist Islamic State are intended to terrorize the group’s enemies, but are also angering and alienating the Muslims the group claims to represent. On Tuesday, the jihadist group released a new video purporting to show the beheading ...

Sep 4, 2014

IS jihadists may have executed up to 700 prisoners in Iraq: HRW

Evidence indicates that militants from the Islamic State jihadist group executed more than 500 captives in Iraq earlier this year, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Around 1,700 soldiers surrendered to IS in June after its fighters seized second city Mosul and swept south ...