Extremists see global chaos from coronavirus as an opportunity

World Apr 3, 2020

Extremists see global chaos from coronavirus as an opportunity

Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more supporters and strike harder than before. Messages from the Islamic extremist groups show ...

Kurdish forces end riots by Islamic State prisoners in Syria

World Mar 31, 2020

Kurdish forces end riots by Islamic State prisoners in Syria

Kurdish-led forces have successfully put down riots by Islamic State militants in a prison in northeast Syria with none of the prisoners escaping the facility, the top commander of the U.S.-backed forces said. Mazloum Abdi of the Syrian Democratic Forces tweeted shortly before midnight on ...

Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 in raid on Sikh complex

Asia Pacific Mar 25, 2020

Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 in raid on Sikh complex

Unidentified gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 people before security forces killed all of the attackers, the government said. Sikhs have been the target of attack by Islamist militants before in South ...

Syria's brutal civil war enters 10th year

World Mar 15, 2020

Syria's brutal civil war enters 10th year

by Tony Gamal-Gabriel

Syria's brutal conflict entered its 10th year Sunday with President Bashar Assad's regime having consolidated its hold over the war-wracked country with a decimated economy where foreign powers flex their muscle. When Syrians took to the streets on March 15, 2011, they could scarcely have ...

Afghan gunmen attack 'apostate' political rally, killing dozens

World Mar 7, 2020

Afghan gunmen attack 'apostate' political rally, killing dozens

Dozens of people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a political rally in Kabul on Friday, the deadliest assault in Afghanistan since the U.S. signed a withdrawal deal with the Taliban. The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, highlights a glaring lack of ...

Jihadis kill at least 30, abduct dozens in northeast Nigeria

World Feb 11, 2020

Jihadis kill at least 30, abduct dozens in northeast Nigeria

Jihadis killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The ...

Mali plans to double the size of its army to combat jihadis

World Jan 30, 2020

Mali plans to double the size of its army to combat jihadis

Mali will increase the size of its army by about 50 percent in a recruitment drive this year aimed at uprooting jihadist groups, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse said on Wednesday. The plan is to hire 10,000 new soldiers in the coming months to "allow our ...