Islamic State group raising funds via SNS: anti-terror report

Feb 28, 2015

Islamic State group raising funds via SNS: anti-terror report

The Islamic State militant group uses crowd-funding techniques and social networking services including Twitter to raise funds from around the world, an international body that combats terrorist financing said Friday. The online technique adds a new source of income to the extremist group’s illicit ...

Feb 11, 2015

'CyberCaliphate' hacks Newsweek Twitter account, threatens Obama

Hackers calling themselves “CyberCaliphate” threatened U.S. President Barack Obama and his family when they took control of Newsweek magazine’s Twitter account on Tuesday with the words “Je suIS IS,” a reference to Islamic State and the deadly attack at French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The ...

| Jan 31, 2015

Jihadis increasingly wary of Internet, experts say

After having used the Internet profusely for propaganda and recruitment, jihadi organizations have realized that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence, experts say. Apart from recent orders given to fighters to limit their exposure, erase the footprint ...

Jan 27, 2015

First beheading under new Saudi king stirs attention; guilt doubted

Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a man convicted of raping several girls in a case that has captured the kingdom’s attention and marks the first beheading carried out under the newly enthroned King Salman. The Interior Ministry said Moussa al-Zahrani was executed in the ...

King Abdullah has died at 90, state TV says

Jan 23, 2015

King Abdullah has died at 90, state TV says

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, including nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died, Saudi state TV reported. He was 90. More ...

Jan 17, 2015

Twitter hackers announce 'World War III' on news sites

Hackers took over Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International on Friday, writing bogus messages, including about hostilities breaking out between the United States and China. One tweet posted under the UPI account quoted Pope Francis as saying, “World War ...