The British Parliament is on lockdown after reported gunshots in the area Wednesday.
The expansion of internet access across the Middle East and North Africa will broaden communication channels among marginalized social and political groups, including critics of the Islamic faith, spurring what is likely to be the next culture war across the Muslim world, according to a new report.
When Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, Abbas “assured Mr. Greenblatt that he is fully committed to creating an atmosphere that is conducive to making peace.”
The Islamic Caliphate announced in 2014 by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS, is approaching the end of its short and terrible life. Iraqi forces, supported by Americans, have reclaimed the eastern half of Mosul and are retaking the western one. Kurdish militias in Syria, also backed by the United States, are homing in on the ISIS capital of Raqqa. Word came this week that a contingent of Marines has been deployed in Syria to position heavy artillery for the fight ahead. “We expect that within a few weeks there will be a siege of the city,” a militia spokesman tells Reuters.
The Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah currently has advanced missiles capable of hitting Israel’s nuclear reactor, according to Hassan Nasrallah, the terror group’s leader, who boasted in a recent interview that the terror group is prepared to strike the reactor and cause nuclear havoc across the Middle East.
Terry Joffe Benaryeh lost her uncle to a 1969 terrorist attack carried out by co-organizer of the Women’s Strike Rasmea Odeh, and wrote a heartfelt op-ed in the Huffington Post imploring people to recognize the terrorism Odeh committed.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report on Tuesday finding that 121 of the 714 Guantanamo Bay detainees released from the military prison over the past 15 years have reengaged in terrorism.
U.S. airstrikes on Thursday in Yemen killed a former detainee at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, Yasir al-Silmi, who was released from the detention center in 2009 by the Obama administration.
The White House is considering granting the Pentagon more authority to launch time-sensitive anti-terrorism operations, which would give Defense Secretary James Mattis a freer hand to authorize raids against the Islamic State.