Jan 16, 2015

Hezbollah chief threatens to attack Israel over Syria strikes

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah threatened in an interview Thursday to retaliate against Israel for repeated strikes on Syria and said he has missiles that can hit the Jewish state. Nasrallah told Al-Mayadeen television that his powerful Shiite movement has had Iranian Fateh-110 missiles that ...

Jan 16, 2015

Germany arrests suspected Islamic State fighter after return from Syria

German police arrested a suspected supporter of the insurgent group Islamic State who was recently in Syria and raided his apartment in the state of Lower Saxony, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. The 26-year-old suspect, who has German and Tunisian citizenship, was suspected of ...

Jan 16, 2015

Two Italian aid workers freed in Syria: Rome

Two Italian aid workers have been freed in Syria and will return home soon, Italian officials announced Thursday. The prime minister’s office announced the release of 21-year-old Greta Ramelli and 20-year-old Vanessa Marzullo on Twitter, adding that “they will return soon to Italy.” The ...

Islamic State group losing ground in symbolic Kobani battle

Jan 15, 2015

Islamic State group losing ground in symbolic Kobani battle

With more than a thousand militants killed and territory slipping away, the Islamic State group is losing its grip on the Syrian border town of Kobani under intense U.S.-led airstrikes and astonishingly stiff resistance by Kurdish fighters. It is a stunning reversal for the ...

Jan 14, 2015

Islamic State video purports to show boy executing 'Russian spies'

The Islamic State group released a video Tuesday purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services. The video shows the two men apparently being shot dead by the child after being interrogated on camera about their ...

Jan 13, 2015

Why did Paris attacks prompt massive rallies across the globe?

The Madrid, London and 9/11 attacks saw more people die than the Paris killings, not to mention recent bloodbaths in Pakistan and Nigeria, but millions in France and abroad took to the streets in defiance. Why? The worst Islamic militant attack on European soil ...

Paris gunman, 'underwear bomber' allegedly roomed together in Yemen

Jan 13, 2015

Paris gunman, 'underwear bomber' allegedly roomed together in Yemen

One of the men behind last week’s deadly rampage in Paris claimed to have lived with the Nigerian behind the failed al-Qaida “underwear bomb” plot five years ago, a Yemeni reporter who met the Paris attacker said Monday. Journalist and researcher Mohammed al-Kibsi said ...

Jan 13, 2015

French market attacker was on U.S. terrorist watch list: report

A suspect accused of killing four people in a supermarket siege outside Paris last week had been on a U.S. terrorist watch list, CNN reported Monday. Amedy Coulibaly, who is suspected of taking hostages and slaying four Jewish shoppers at the Hyper Cacher kosher ...