| 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 ...

Rupert Murdoch stirs tweet-storm with Muslim comments

Jan 15, 2015

Rupert Murdoch stirs tweet-storm with Muslim comments

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch sought to backtrack Wednesday from a Twitter storm stemming from comments about Muslims following the Paris attacks. “Certainly did not mean all Muslims responsible for Paris attack. But Muslim community must debate and confront extremism,” Murdoch said in a tweet ...

Yemen's al-Qaida branch claims Paris attack, vows more violence

Jan 15, 2015

Yemen's al-Qaida branch claims Paris attack, vows more violence

Yemen’s al-Qaida branch on Wednesday confirmed it carried out last week’s deadly assault on a French satirical newspaper to avenge cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, as it called for unity among jihadi ranks and vowed more attacks on the West. In an 11-minute video ...

| Jan 14, 2015

In Twitter hack, Pentagon sees perils of social media

If so-called cyberjihadis want to launch another social media attack on America’s military, they will have plenty of targets: the U.S. Army alone lists more than 2,000 links to feeds on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other accounts. In the wake of Monday’s breach of ...