Jul 23, 2016

U.N. says Islamic State was behind 393 attacks during Ramadan

The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says the Islamic State group committed or indirectly inspired at least 393 attacks in 16 countries during the month of Ramadan. The executive director of the U.N. Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, Jean-Paul Laborde, said Friday that despite having its ...

Allies finalize plans to defeat Islamic State

Jul 21, 2016

Allies finalize plans to defeat Islamic State

The United States gathered its allies in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group Wednesday and agreed on a plan to corner the jihadis in their final bastions. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters that an accelerated military effort would soon see the ...

Jul 17, 2016

Pakistani model's brother says he killed her 'to protect family honor'

The brother of slain Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch on Sunday confessed to strangling her to death for “family honor” because she posted “shameful” pictures on Facebook. Baloch, who had become a social media celebrity in recent months, stirred controversy by posting pictures online taken ...

Report: Saudi women's lives dictated by male guardianship

Jul 17, 2016

Report: Saudi women's lives dictated by male guardianship

Saudi Arabia’s guardianship system, which bars women from traveling abroad, obtaining a passport, marrying or exiting prison without the consent of a male relative, remains the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the kingdom, according to a report released Sunday by a ...

Turkey's bungled putsch: a strangely 20th century coup

| Jul 17, 2016

Turkey's bungled putsch: a strangely 20th century coup

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It was a strangely 20th century coup, defeated by 21st century technology and people power. When a self-styled military “Peace Council” tried to topple Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his increasingly authoritarian government on Friday night, the rebel generals and colonels seemed to be ...

French security questioned after Nice attack

Jul 17, 2016

French security questioned after Nice attack

This time, France was supposed to have been better prepared. Despite a state of emergency following two recent terror attacks, authorities in France are facing criticism that they should have done more to protect one of the softest of soft targets: A pedestrian zone ...

U.S.-Turkish tensions rise after failed coup attempt

Jul 17, 2016

U.S.-Turkish tensions rise after failed coup attempt

U.S.-Turkish tensions escalated Saturday after a quashed coup in Turkey, as the country’s leader bluntly demanded the extradition of a U.S.-based cleric he accused of orchestrating the violence. Another senior official directly blamed the United States. After strongly supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...