Britain says it's close to identifying beheading suspect

Aug 25, 2014

Britain says it's close to identifying beheading suspect

Britain is close to identifying a suspected British national shown beheading American journalist James Foley in a video released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said on Sunday. With Islamic State fighters now in control of vast ...

China executes eight for 'terrorist' attacks in Xinjiang

Aug 24, 2014

China executes eight for 'terrorist' attacks in Xinjiang

China has executed eight people for “terrorist” attacks in its restive far western region of Xinjiang, including three who “masterminded” a dramatic car crash in the capital’s Tiananmen Square in 2013, state media said. Xinjiang is the traditional home of Muslim Uighurs who speak ...

Britain plans new laws to tackle home-grown jihadists

Aug 24, 2014

Britain plans new laws to tackle home-grown jihadists

Britain said on Saturday it planned tougher laws to deal with British Islamist militants after Islamic State (IS) fighters in the Middle East released a video showing a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley. British Muslims and politicians have expressed horror at the ...

Aug 24, 2014

U.K. Muslims lash out at 'jihadi cool' after beheading

A British Muslim leader has called for action to tackle a jihadi subculture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley in Syria. In Washington, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department had opened a criminal ...

Shiite militiamen kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting

Aug 23, 2014

Shiite militiamen kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting

Iraqi Shiite militiamen machine-gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers. A morgue official in Diyala province, north of Baghdad, ...

Hamas says it killed 18 suspected Gaza informers to deter leaks

Aug 23, 2014

Hamas says it killed 18 suspected Gaza informers to deter leaks

Militants in the Gaza Strip on Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. In one ...

Death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000: U.N.

Aug 23, 2014

Death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000: U.N.

The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.’s human rights office since ...

Aug 23, 2014

Two French girls are investigated as would-be jihadi fighters

Two French girls, ages 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering traveling to other countries to join jihads. The action is one example of how France is taking judicial action ...

Foley case lays bare debate over ransoms

| Aug 22, 2014

Foley case lays bare debate over ransoms

by Lara Jakes

The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime American and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf’s increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma is ...