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  • In second debate, Trump says Syria regime is not worth confronting

    October 9, 2016 | 9:40 pm

    Donald Trump said the U.S. focus in Syria should solely be on the Islamic State terrorist group, arguing that the Assad regime is not worth confronting because its allies, Russia and Iran, effectively control the country.

    Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, in the second...

  • Dozens of mass graves with thousands of victims found in Iraq and Syria

    August 30, 2016 | 2:19 pm

    This article originally appeared at themedialine.org.

    Journalists have found and mapped at least 72 mass graves in Iraq, the most comprehensive survey so far, and expect that many more will be uncovered as the territory that Islamic State controls in both Syria and Iraq continues...

  • Trump calls Obama, Clinton Islamic State ‘co-founders’

    August 11, 2016 | 5:29 pm

    Republican Donald Trump called President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton the "co-founders" of Islamic State, ratcheting up his assertion that they are responsible for the rise of the militant group and sparking renewed criticism of his leadership ability.

    Clinton's...

  • Islamic State supporters hail deadly Munich shooting on social media

    July 22, 2016 | 11:33 am

    Supporters of the Islamic State militant group celebrated on social media a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday that killed and wounded many people.

    "Thank God, may God bring prosperity to our Islamic State men," read one tweet in...

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  • Paris attack victims to sue French state over surveillance lapses

    July 12, 2016 | 10:58 am

    Victims of last November's Islamic State assault on Paris plan to sue the French state for failing to avert a killing spree by militants who had drawn scrutiny from police and intelligence services, a lawyer for the group said on Tuesday.

    Earlier in the day a court in a separate...

  • US Jewish leaders briefed after Islamic State ‘kill list’ includes Jewish names

    July 11, 2016 | 3:18 pm

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials briefed Jewish leaders on the inclusion of American Jews on an Islamic State “kill list.”

    Some 200 Jewish leaders joined the conference call on Friday organized by the Secure Community Network, the security arm of the national Jewish...

  • ISIS fighters more vulnerable than its ideology

    June 29, 2016 | 1:30 pm

    Turkish officials have confirmed 41 deaths, including 13 foreigners, and 239 wounded, in an attack by three suicide bombers at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport Tuesday night.

    Two assailants, one armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, were shot by officers when they approached the entrance...

  • Senate rejects four gun-control measures after Orlando shooting

    June 20, 2016 | 5:15 pm

    The Senate on Monday rejected four measures restricting guns after last week's mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub, although lawmakers were still trying to forge a compromise that could keep firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists.

    In a familiar setback for gun...

  • Israeli-Turkish reconciliation makes progress, more talks needed

    May 10, 2016 | 9:21 am

    Long-running efforts to fully restore Israeli-Turkish relations have made good progress but need a few more rounds of negotiations, though a political shift in Turkey should not affect the process, Israel's top diplomat in the country said.

    The impetus behind fixing a...

  • Phone tap led police to Belgian ISIS cell, court hears

    May 9, 2016 | 1:50 pm

    A series of bugged, coded communications over two months led Belgian police to storm a suspected Islamic State cell in the town of Verviers last year, thwarting an alleged plot, a Brussels court heard on Monday.

    One unidentified conspirator used the cover name "Fatty"; another in...

  • Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

    May 3, 2016 | 3:21 pm

    Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said.

    The elite serviceman was the third American to be killed in direct combat...

  • Family of slain Jewish journalist Steven Sotloff sues Syria in US court

    April 20, 2016 | 12:39 pm

    The family of Steven Sotloff, a Jewish journalist who was beheaded by Islamic State terrorists, has sued Syria in U.S. court.

    The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Washington, D.C., claims the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad provided support to the...

  • Young Arabs see Islamic State as biggest regional challenge

    April 12, 2016 | 9:26 am

    Young Arabs view Islamic State as the biggest challenge facing their region and some blame poor job opportunities for the rise of the militant group, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

    Islamic State has declared a "caliphate" over swathes of Iraq and Syria it occupies,...

  • Obama says nuclear terrorism threat remains despite progress

    April 1, 2016 | 10:36 am

    President Barack Obama warned on Friday of a persistent threat of terrorists getting their hands on nuclear materials despite progress in reducing such risks, and called on world leaders to do more to safeguard nuclear facilities.

    “There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got...

  • Tense airplane drama dissolves into bedroom farce

    March 29, 2016 | 10:41 am

    Passengers on EgyptAir flight MS181 from Alexandria to Cairo took off into bright skies at 6:30 am, then, rather quickly, noticed the flight veer towards the sea.

    There is no body of water between Egypt’s two largest cities which are separated by 179 kilometers of desert.

    Thus...

  • ISIS reportedly planning ‘imminent’ attack on Jewish school in Turkey

    March 28, 2016 | 4:26 pm

    Islamic State terrorists are planning an “imminent” attack on Jewish kindergartens, schools and youth centers in Turkey, according to Sky News.

    The most likely target of the attack is a synagogue in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district, which is attached to a community center and school, ...

  • ISIS explains why it’s not attacking Israel — yet

    March 25, 2016 | 3:14 pm

    The Islamic State said in its weekly newspaper that it has not focused on attacking Israel because it does not believe the Palestinian cause is more significant than other issues affecting Muslims.

    According to the Times of Israel, which cited a translation by the Middle East...

  • Suicide bomber kills 26, wounds 71 south of Baghdad

    March 25, 2016 | 2:47 pm

    A suicide attacker detonated an explosive belt in a park outside Baghdad on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 71, said the security head in Babel province where the bomb - claimed by Islamic State - went off.

    The blast in Iskandariya, a mixed Sunni and Shi'ite Muslim town 40...

  • Islamic State finance chief, other leaders, likely killed

    March 25, 2016 | 9:54 am

    Islamic State's top finance officer and other senior leaders were likely killed this week in a major offensive targeting the militant group's financial operation, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday.

    Carter said the United States believes it killed Haji Iman, a...

  • Belgium names Brussels bomber brothers, key suspect on run

    March 23, 2016 | 9:23 am

    Belgium's chief prosecutor named two brothers on Wednesday as Islamic State suicide bombers who killed at least 31 people in the most deadly attacks in Brussels' history but said another key suspect was on the run.

    Tuesday's attacks on a city that is home to the European Union...

  • Europe should hire Israel, not condemn it

    By David Suissa

    March 22, 2016 | 6:40 pm

    Do you know what European honchos were doing in Geneva recently even as the Islamic State was planning another terror attack on their continent? They were preparing yet another condemnation of Israel, this time with an ironic twist.

    They were targeting Israel for its actions in...

  • The right response to Brussels

    By Rob Eshman

    March 22, 2016 | 4:34 pm

    Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels make one thing abundantly clear: We need someone in charge who knows what he or she is doing.

    When it comes to ISIS, I’m not convinced President Barack Obama has proven he’s the man. Is Hillary Clinton the woman?  Or John Kasich the man? 

    ...
  • How we must respond to Brussels

    March 22, 2016 | 2:58 pm

    I was at European Union headquarters in Brussels last month, before moving on to Paris to discuss anti-Semitic hate crimes, terrorism and thwarting ISIS’ brilliant leveraging of social media.

    At the end of our EU meetings, my Simon Wiesenthal Center colleague Dr. Shimon Samuels...

  • Islamic State claims Brussels attacks that kill at least 30

    March 22, 2016 | 9:00 am

    Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least 30 people, a news agency affiliated to the group said.

    The coordinated assault triggered security alerts across Europe and drew...

  • Biden, Netanyahu discuss Iran, Islamic State, Syria in Jerusalem meeting

    March 9, 2016 | 1:48 pm

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden discussed Iran, the threat from Islamic State militants and the crisis in Syria in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement.

    Biden also discussed with Netanyahu ongoing violence and tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, the statement said. The meeting comes a day after an American was killed and 11 people were wounded in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian in Tel Aviv.

  • UK police: Islamic State looking for spectacular attacks on West

    March 7, 2016 | 11:33 am

    Islamic State fighters want to carry out "enormous and spectacular" attacks against Britain and the Western lifestyle in general, Britain's most senior anti-terrorism officer said on Monday.

    London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said the threat from the...

  • Growing numbers of Arab-Israelis joining ISIS

    March 3, 2016 | 12:46 pm

    The Islamic State terrorist group reportedly is gaining in popularity among Arab citizens of Israel.

    Thirty-four Arab-Israelis have been indicted for offenses tied to activities in support of ISIS, according to a television program aired Thursday on Israel’s Channel 10 and...

  • Pope says Trump ‘not Christian,’ Trump calls comment ‘disgraceful’

    February 18, 2016 | 10:55 am

    Pope Francis assailed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's views on U.S. immigration as "not Christian" on Thursday, prompting the billionaire businessman to reprimand the religious leader as "disgraceful" for questioning his faith.

    No stranger to controversy, Trump,...

  • Jordan’s king: Solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict necessary to defeat ISIS

    February 12, 2016 | 12:05 pm

    The Islamic State cannot be defeated until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, Jordan’s king said.

    Speaking Friday at the Munich Security Conference, an international gathering of foreign and defense policy leaders held in Germany, King Abdullah II said, “Left...

  • U.S. blacklists prominent Islamic State preacher, two others

    February 11, 2016 | 2:15 pm

    The United States blacklisted three people on Thursday for working for Islamic State, including the militant group's most prominent ideologue and a senior oil official.

    Turki al-Bin'ali was sanctioned for helping Islamic State recruit foreign fighters, the U.S. Treasury said in a...

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