Emotions raw before Paris trial for Islamic State carnage

For the music lover, it was nearly three hours at gunpoint, wondering if he would become yet another body on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. For the grieving mother, the night of carnage robbed her of her son and tarnished her view of the vibrant neighborhood they both loved. For the … Read more

Islamic State says it carried out Sunday’s attack on Iraqi police near Kiruk, killing 10

Islamic State militants on Monday claimed responsibility for an overnight attack on Sunday on a guard post near the city of Kirkuk that police sources said killed 10 Iraqi policemen and wounded four. Islamic State, whose militants are active in the area, claimed responsibility for the attack through its Amaq News Agency on Telegram. The … Read more

9/11: 20 years on, Germany still grapples with militant Islamists

Sven Kurenbach still remembers the images of the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsing and the spontaneous minute of silence at the Berlin police department that followed. When Islamist terrorists weaponized passenger planes on September 11, 2001 — killing nearly 3,000 people — Kurenbach was still head of the inspection for the Berlin … Read more

Member of Islamic State group ‘Beatles’ cell plans to plead guilty in abuse of hostages

A notorious British member of the Islamic State group who is facing federal charges over accusations that he helped jail and tortured Western hostages is preparing to plead guilty, according to a court notice filed late Tuesday. A terse filing in the public docket for the case against the man, Alexanda Kotey, announced the scheduling … Read more

IS threat forces US changes to evacuations at Kabul airport

Potential Islamic State (IS) threats against Americans in Afghanistan are forcing the US military to develop new ways to get evacuees to the airport in Kabul, a senior US official has said, adding a new complication to the already chaotic efforts to get people out of the country after its swift fall to the Taliban. … Read more

US State Department announces five additions to global terrorist list

The State Department on Friday announced the addition of five alleged Islamist militants to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist list, requiring the blocking of any ownership or interests in U.S. properties they hold. The designations also expose to possible U.S. sanctions individuals or foreign financial institutions who engage in certain transactions with the five. They … Read more

In Iraq, going viral can bring fame, and the threat of violence

Written by Jane Arraf When Ali Adil, upset over another electricity outage during a sweltering summer, stomped up the stairs to the roof of his family’s home and recorded a video appealing to President Biden for help, the teenager did not expect a response. So he was elated when he got a reply from a … Read more

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