By Lamine Chikhi | ALGIERS The United States is “watching very carefully” for Islamic State militants operating outside Sirte as the jihadist group faces defeat in its former North African stronghold, a senior U.S. Department of State official told Reuters. Libyan forces have been battling Islamic State in Sirte for more than six months and…
A new Islamic State video, titled “Explanation of How to Slaughter Disbelievers,” shows a terrorist slashing the throat of a crucified victim and a Kurdish soldier being blown up. It also encourages Muslims in the U.S., U.K., and France to kill “disbelievers” in the name of Allah.
GOGJALI, Iraq (Reuters) – Until three weeks ago, many of Abu Osama’s customers were Islamic State militants who brought their wives and children to his pharmacy on the eastern edge of Mosul for injections and treatment.
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s sectarian political leaders have plunged back into a dispute over the status of Shi’ite armed groups, undermining efforts to reunite the country as its troops press on with the assault of Mosul, Islamic State’s biggest stronghold.
HASAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) – Pushing his way through dozens of people, Iraqi teacher Umar Salah carries four bags containing 15 blankets and pots full of food through the gate of a camp overcrowded with civilians who fled Islamic State in Mosul.
Islamic State (IS) jihadists hung Karlus, a 29-year-old cook, from the ceiling of the jail he was held in, by a rope attached to his left foot.
A suicide bombing in Kabul targeted worshipers who were honoring the Islamic ceremony of Arbaeen, and came after another recent assault on a Shiite shrine.
Bishop Francis Y. Kalabat of the Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle said that the Islamic State terror group pressured some Muslims in the Middle East to turn on their Christian neighbors, fueling the genocide against believers and destroying previously friendly relations.
Four years ago this month, Newsweek Middle East editor Janine di Giovanni, Nicole Tung, Patrick Wells, and Matthew VanDyke went to Aleppo to document the Syrian Revolution. The goal — to show the West what civilians are enduring, to incite action toward a resolution, and combat xenophobia by showing what so many are fleeing from…