Islamic Extremism

August 1, 2014

China gears up to defend border with Afghanistan

NATO forces will withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, which will add new security pressures on China’s western border. CCTV America’s Han Peng reports on the Chinese military effort to prevent terrorists from entering their country.

July 2, 2014

5 Things you need to know about ISIL

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (alternatively translated as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham), abbreviated ISIL, ISIS, now officially calling itself simply the Islamic State is an unrecognized state and active jihadist militant group in […]

June 29, 2014

Christians in Iraq fear religious persecution

With Sunni militants in control of much of the north and west, concern continues to mount for Iraq’s religious minitories. Christians, in particular, say they fear living under the extreme version of Islam enforced in areas held by the newly-declared “The Islamic State.” CCTV’s Tony […]

June 27, 2014

Has the crisis in Yemen been forgotten?

It neighbors oil-rich Saudi Arabia but Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab Region and a frontline for terrorism. The country faces record unemployment, critical food and gas shortages, and is threatened with constant violence from an al-Qaeda insurgency and political instability. […]

June 11, 2014

Militants in northern Iraq seize key cities

In Iraq, an al-Qaeda linked group has seized a second city on the road to Baghdad. The Sunni Islamic militants took control of Tikrit Wednesday, the hometown of Saddam Hussein. The militants even freed hundreds of prisoners from its jails. Iraqi troops reportedly abandoned their […]

April 7, 2014

Afghanistan Vote Marks First Democratic Power Transition

Ballots are being counted in Afghanistan a day after the country’s historic presidential vote. Partial results could come in the next few days. However, a final tally is not expected for at least another week. The election was hailed a success and more than 7 […]