Dec 20, 2015

How to combat the Islamic State

Islamic State and other radicals must be confronted, contained and destroyed, and how modern societies go about this effort will determine its success or failure.

Photographer sues government over travel ban to Syria

Jul 31, 2015

Photographer sues government over travel ban to Syria

A photographer is suing the government, claiming that a Foreign Ministry ban against him traveling to Syria or Iraq is unconstitutional. On Feb. 7, the ministry ordered Yuichi Sugimoto, who was planning to travel to Syria later that month, to surrender his passport. The ministry ...

Mosques in Japan harassed in wake of hostage crisis

Feb 23, 2015

Mosques in Japan harassed in wake of hostage crisis

At least six mosques and a Muslim organization in Japan have received threats since the hostage crisis that saw two Japanese men killed by the Islamic State militant group. There are between 70 and 80 mosques in Japan, according to the Tokyo-based Japan Muslim Association. ...

Qatar tried to help free Japanese hostages

Feb 22, 2015

Qatar tried to help free Japanese hostages

Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah said Saturday during a visit to Japan that Qatar's government tried to mediate the release of Japanese hostages before they were killed by the Islamic State group. In an interview with Kyodo News, al-Attiyah said, "The Japanese government ...

Artwork by Kenji Goto on display at Tokyo gallery

Feb 16, 2015

Artwork by Kenji Goto on display at Tokyo gallery

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Journalist Kenji Goto's efforts to aid people living in conflict zones may have gone widely unnoticed if his kidnapping and beheading by the Islamic State militant group had not caused outrage worldwide last month. But in the wake of his tragic death, an exhibition in ...