Islamic Extremism

Mourning the victims in Nice truck attack
July 15, 2016

Photos: Truck attack in Nice, France

The images and videos of the violent truck attack in the French Rivera have shocked the world. In a matter of minutes, the attacker drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 84 people. (Warning some of these images are graphic)

July 2, 2016

Hostage crisis leaves 28 dead in Bangladesh diplomatic zone

Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant to end a hostage-taking by heavily armed militants early Saturday, killing six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners. The military said 20 hostages were killed during the 10-hour standoff.

June 18, 2016

Thousands of civilians flee Makhmour as ISIL advances

The battle against Islamic State in Iraq continues in full force with airstrikes and ground operations by Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition. But as ISIL loses ground in one area, it gains in another. While Iraq celebrated the liberation of Fallujah, thousands of civilians […]

May 4, 2016

Kerry warns Assad to start transition by Aug. 1, or else

“If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions,” Kerry warned. “One of them may be the total destruction of the cease-fire and then go back to war. I don’t think Russia wants that. I don’t think Assad is going to benefit from that.”

April 27, 2016

Key Paris attacks suspect handed over to France

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam — Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month — was transferred Wednesday to France and was to appear before investigating judges to face terror charges, the French prosecutor’s office said.