Feb 26, 2015

Muslim forum in Mecca on 'terrorism' seeks education reform

A counterterrorism conference attended by senior Muslim scholars from around the world on Wednesday called for education reform to tackle religious extremism. Participants at the meeting in the Saudi holy city of Mecca urged Muslim leaders to review the religious messages in education, to ...

Feb 23, 2015

Top Muslim cleric urges education reform to curb extremism

The head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious seat of learning, called on Sunday for education reform in Muslim countries in an effort to contain the spread of religious extremism. Speaking at a counterterrorism forum in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Al-Azhar grand ...

Forces loyal to ex-president take over part of Aden

Feb 17, 2015

Forces loyal to ex-president take over part of Aden

Forces loyal to Yemen’s former president seized government buildings in the southern city of Aden on Monday after a five-hour battle, sources said, escalating a civil conflict that threatens to split the country in two. The militias supporting Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi wrested control of ...

Saudi Arabia condemns 'terrorist' killing of Muslim trio in U.S.

Feb 16, 2015

Saudi Arabia condemns 'terrorist' killing of Muslim trio in U.S.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday condemned the killing in North Carolina of three American Muslim college students as a “heinous terrorist” act, and called for an end to incitement against Muslims. The statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency also condemned as a “terrorist” ...

Foreign recruits are Islamic State's cannon fodder

Feb 13, 2015

Foreign recruits are Islamic State's cannon fodder

by Eli Lake

Aspiring jihadists looking to join the Islamic State army are often lured to the front lines with promises of changing the course of history, but at least for less-skilled foreign recruits, especially those from Central Asia, the experience of fighting for the new caliphate ...