Jan 21, 2015

Briton who faked own death in Syria admits terrorism offenses

A Briton who fought with an Islamist group in Syria and then faked his own death in the hope of being able to return home undetected has admitted to terrorism offenses in a London court. Imran Khawaja, 27, of Southall, west London, traveled to ...

Houthi rebels seize Yemen state media, battle soldiers

Jan 19, 2015

Houthi rebels seize Yemen state media, battle soldiers

Rebel Shiite Houthis battled soldiers near Yemen’s presidential palace and elsewhere across the capital Monday, seizing control of the country’s state-run media in a move an official called “a step toward a coup.” The fighting near the palace marks the biggest challenge yet to ...

Islamic State reaches for Afghanistan, Pakistan

Jan 18, 2015

Islamic State reaches for Afghanistan, Pakistan

Afghanistan and Pakistan, home to al-Qaida and Taliban militants and the focus of the longest war in U.S. history, now face a new, emerging threat from the Islamic State group, officials have told reporters. Disenchanted extremists from the Taliban and other organizations, impressed by ...

Islamic State frees around 350 Yazidi captives in Iraq's north

Jan 18, 2015

Islamic State frees around 350 Yazidi captives in Iraq's north

The Islamic State group freed around 350 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority Saturday, delivering them to safety in the country’s Kurdish north. Almost all those released were elderly, disabled, or unwell, and included several infants with serious illnesses, according to a Reuters reporter who ...

Jan 17, 2015

Dutch 'horror dentist' sent to French psychiatric unit

A Dutch dentist suspected of mutilating dozens of patients in France has been detained in a special prison psychiatric unit, a judicial source said. Dubbed the “horror dentist” by the media, Mark van Nierop, 50, claims to suffer from “psychological problems” including gender identity ...

Dozens arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Europe

Jan 17, 2015

Dozens arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Europe

Belgium ordered its army into the streets and anti-terrorism raids across Western Europe netted dozens of suspects Friday as authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Mideast Islamic extremists. As anxiety soared in the wake of last week’s bloody spree ...

Jan 14, 2015

Islamic State video purports to show boy executing 'Russian spies'

The Islamic State group released a video Tuesday purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services. The video shows the two men apparently being shot dead by the child after being interrogated on camera about their ...

Paris gunman, 'underwear bomber' allegedly roomed together in Yemen

Jan 13, 2015

Paris gunman, 'underwear bomber' allegedly roomed together in Yemen

One of the men behind last week’s deadly rampage in Paris claimed to have lived with the Nigerian behind the failed al-Qaida “underwear bomb” plot five years ago, a Yemeni reporter who met the Paris attacker said Monday. Journalist and researcher Mohammed al-Kibsi said ...