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U.S. intelligence indicates a weaker Islamic State

The Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies view Islamic State as a shrinking and increasingly demoralized military force, a sharp shift from the seemingly invincible extremist army that declared an Islamist …


Mississippi Islamic State recruit gets 8 years in prison

A Mississippi man who once tried to join the Islamic State group credited arresting FBI agents with saving his life as he was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday, …


Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods

Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods.


Turkey makes first major foray into Syria with assault on IS

Turkey on Wednesday launched its first major ground assault into Syria since the country’s civil war began, sending in tanks and special forces backed by U.S. airstrikes to help Syrian …


Officials: 30 killed, 94 hurt in wedding blast in Turkey

Officials say at least 22 people were killed in a bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding ceremony in southeastern Turkey.


Nice truck attack claims 86th victim

The Bastille Day truck attack in the Riviera city of Nice has claimed an 86th victim.


Iraqi forces push Islamic State out of western Iraqi town

Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State fighters out of a pocket of territory near the key western city of Ramadi on Friday evening, the military said, following a string of recent …


Twitter: We suspended 360K accounts over ‘violent extremism’

Twitter said Thursday it has suspended 360,000 accounts since mid-2015 for violating its policies banning the promotion of terrorism and violent extremism.


In a first, Russia uses Iran base to bomb targets in Syria

Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from a base in Iran to target Islamic State fighters and other militants in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, widening Moscow’s bombing campaign in …


Rex Huppke: Obama is CEO, not founder, of ISIS

I realize some of you may find what I’ve written here shocking or hard to believe. But I assure you, it’s every bit as honest as Trump’s claim about Obama.


U.S. drone strike killed Islamic State leader in Afghanistan

U.S. officials say an American drone strike in July killed a top Islamic State group leader in Afghanistan.


In reversal, Trump says IS claim about Obama was sarcastic

After days of alleging repeatedly that President Barack Obama literally founded the Islamic State group, Donald Trump abruptly shifted tone on Friday and insisted his widely debunked claim had been …


Autopsy: Pulse gunman hit by 8 bullets in police shoot-out

The gunman who killed 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando was hit by at least eight bullets as he died in a shoot-out with a SWAT team.


Egypt’s former grand mufti survives shooting west of Cairo

Egypt’s former grand mufti survived an attempt on his life in a western Cairo suburb when two masked gunmen opened fire as he was walking toward a mosque to hold …


Obama at Pentagon to assess IS fight as U.S. strikes in Libya

President Barack Obama summoned top military and national security officials to the Pentagon on Thursday to assess what’s working and what’s not in the fight against the Islamic State group. …


Egypt: Leader of Islamic State affiliate killed in Sinai

Egypt’s military says the leader of the Islamic State’s affiliate has been killed in the Sinai Peninsula.


‘I’m no terrorist,’ says Spokane County Jail inmate under FBI review who’s held on $1 million bond

Jerome Curry Jr. converted to Islam while in prison in 2010, but he claims he’s hardly devout. He eats pork, drinks booze and gets high. He doesn’t attend a mosque. …


15 Libyan soldiers killed by suicide attack in Benghazi, medical sources say

A suicide attack targeting Libyan Army troops in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed at least 15 soldiers, medical sources tell dpa.


U.S. launches airstrikes targeting IS militants in Libya

The United States launched multiple airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya on Monday, opening a new, more persistent front against the group at the request of the United Nations-backed …


Syrian troops besiege rebel-held parts of Aleppo

Syrian government forces closed the only road leading into and out of rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, besieging hundreds of thousands of people and giving …


U.S., Russia agree on ‘steps’ in Syria, but won’t say what

The United States and Russia agreed Friday on new steps they said could make a difference in Syria’s relentless civil war, hinting at an improbable military partnership that has been …


Man charged with marking targets in D.C. for Islamic State

A Virginia man has been charged with attempting to assist the Islamic State by photographing targets in the Washington, D.C., area for what he thought would be a terrorist attack.


Two drone strikes in Yemen killed 4 al-Qaida members, U.S. says

The U.S. Central Command says the military has conducted two counterterrorism airstrikes targeting al-Qaida’s branch in southern Yemen this month, killing four al-Qaida operatives.


President Obama to slow pace of Afghanistan troop withdrawal

The U.S. will slow the pace of its troop drawdown in Afghanistan, leaving 8,400 troops there when President Barack Obama completes his term, Obama announced Wednesday in a blunt acknowledgment …


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Security ordered tightened as death toll in Baghdad hits 157

The death toll from the truck bombing at a bustling Baghdad commercial street rose to 157 on Monday, Iraqi authorities said, as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered new security measures …


Istanbul airport attack: 52 wounded still hospitalized

Fifty-two people are still being treated in the hospital four days after suicide bombing attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport killed at least 44 others, the city’s governor said Saturday.


Bangladesh attack leaves 28 dead

The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat. Those who failed were slain.


Commandos storm Dhaka restaurant; 6 attackers dead, 13 safe

Heavy gunfire and explosions rang out Saturday morning as Bangladesh security forces backed by armored vehicles moved to end a 10-hour standoff with heavily armed militants holding dozens of people …


Hillary Clinton never personally denied Benghazi security, Democrats say

Democrats on the House Benghazi panel said in a report Monday that security at the Libya facility the night of Sept. 11, 2012 was “woefully inadequate,” but former Secretary of …


Trudy Rubin: Can EU get immigration right?

Over the past 40 years, many European countries paid little attention as their immigrant ghettos became permanent fixtures. They looked away as religious radicalism took root.