Islamic extremists

Uzbek Muslims face new fears after deadly truck attack in NYC

Fears of Muslim New Yorkers have been reignited by Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. Parents in the city might already feel anxious when sending their children off to school or their loved ones to work, without worrying about a mass attack, but Uzbek Muslims are now on...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:47pm

Google tightens measures to remove extremist content on YouTube

 Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday. Google said it would take a tougher position on videos containing supremacist or inflammatory religious content...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:32pm

Australia police kill hostage taker; Islamic State claims responsibility

Australian police on Monday shot dead a gunman in the city of Melbourne who had been holding a woman hostage, police said, a confrontation for which the militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility. Australia, a staunch ally of the United States and its escalating action against Islamic...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:16pm

Pope isn't happy the word 'mother' is used in name of MOAB bomb

Pope Francis said he was “ashamed” to hear the word “mother” used in association with the deadly bomb the U.S. military dropped on Afghanistan last month. "I was ashamed when I heard the name of a bomb: 'the mother of all bombs,'" he said to a gathering of...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:40am

'Right time' to use huge bomb in Afghanistan: US general

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Friday the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever unleashed in combat was a purely tactical decision made as part of the campaign against Islamic State-linked fighters. As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:39am

Pakistani boy cuts off own hand after mistaken blasphemy charge: Reports

A mix-upin a Pakistani village 75 miles outside of Lahoreled to a 15-year-old boy chopping off his own hand.Local police told CNN that Mohammad Anwar took the shocking action after he "misheard the words of Shabbir Ahmed during a sermon. Ahmed had asked those present to raise their hands if they...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:19am

While you were sleeping: Greek banks shut, Kanye at Glastonbury, Peter Jackson's Hobbit House

Good morningGreek banking meltdown, Kanye West at Glastonbury, Peter Jackson's Hobbit House and more...GREEK BANKS SHUTWorld stock markets took a tumble this morning after the European Central Bank announced it would cut off emergency funding on Tuesday, the day Greece is due to pay back a €1.6bn...

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 1:42pm

While you were sleeping: Europe refugees find homes, Alaska plane crash, New Jersey house stalker

Good morningEuropean leaders had a refugee crisiswhite night, 9 tourists died in an Alaska crash, New Jersey family sues over house stalker, and more...EU AGREE REFUGEE QUOTAEuropean countries have agreed to relocate 40,000 refugees already in Greece and Italy, after pulling an all-nighter to work...

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 12:08pm

While you were sleeping: frozen meat jailbreak guard, teens should freeze sperm, dictionary gets FOMO

Good morningNew accomplice in NY jailbreak, why 18-year-olds should freeze their sperm, twerk thrusts into dictionary,and more.ANOTHER PRISON WORKER LINKED TO JAIL BREAKVeteran prison guard Gene Palmeris in the dock today on charges that he helped with the sensational escape of two murderers from...

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:44pm

While you were sleeping: Michelle O hits London, U.S. kills 'Uncatchable', real-life Zoolander

Good morningWhile you were asleep, the Obama girls were en route to tea with Prince Harry, Rachel Dolezal put of explaining whether she's white, a male model drew on vagrant fashions... and more.OBAMA GIRLS ON TOURMichelle Obama, along with her mom Marian Robinson,Malia andSacha,touchdown in London...

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 2:30pm

Kurdish militia to return body of American who fought ISIS in Syria

Reuters –The body of an American man who was killed in Syria fighting alongside Kurds against Islamic State will be handed over to his family in Turkey, Kurdish militia said in a statement on Thursday.The U.S. State Department on Wednesday confirmed the man's death and identified him as Keith...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 3:28pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningAs you dreamed about your next holiday, a suicide bomber attacked a major tourist site in Egypt.South Korea's PM canceled a U.S. trip as two more died from MERS, while Pakistan executed a man convicted as a teenager.As FIFA revealed that Sepp Blatter might be running the show until...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 3:36pm

Suicide bomber attack on ancient Karnak site in Luxor, Egypt

Reuters –A suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of Karnak temple in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor on Wednesday, security sources and witnesses said, in an escalation of recent attacks on tourist sites.No group immediately claimed responsibility but Islamist militants bent on...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:50pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningBefore you got to work this morning, talk in the FIFA offices was of a complete overhaul, as six more were wanted in connection with corruption charges and others were considered for the presidential post.The Philippines said China is acting like Nazi Germany in the South China Sea as...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 6:10am

Wanted: U.S.-trained Tajikistan police force chief who joined ISIS

Reuters –Tajikistan has issued an international arrest warrant for the commander of its elite police force who joined Islamic State, prosecutors said on Wednesday, accusing him of treason.Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov, the U.S.-trained head of the Central Asian state's police force known as OMON,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 4:35am

Afghan Taliban gunmen killed after Kabul guesthouse siege

Reuters –Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said.No casualties other than the...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 5:31am

Ancient treasures at risk as ISIS takes Syrian city of Palmyra

Reuters –Islamic State fighters in Syria have entered the ancient ruins of Palmyra after taking complete control of the central city, but there are no reports so far of any destruction of antiquities, a group monitoring the war said on Thursday.The offshoot of al Qaeda has taken control of the city...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 2:28pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningBefore you left your house, Amtrak commuters had booked flights, as Johnny Depp was cautioned for jetting his pets into Australia.Taliban claimed a Kabul hotel shooting while Obama planned to calm Arab allies' frayed nerves. House of Representatives conservatives vowed to restrict...

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:35am

American one of 14 dead in Afghan Taliban gun attack on Kabul hotel

Reuters –The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on a popular guesthouse in Kabul that officials said killed at least 11people, including foreigners attending a dinner and arriving for a concert.At least one American and two Indian nationals were confirmed among the dead...

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 5:28am

Motorbike gunmen kill 43 in attack on Muslim minority bus in Pakistan

Reuters –Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a bus in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing at least 43 people, police said, in the latest attack directed against religious minorities this year.Television channels carried pictures of a pink bus covered in bullet holes and lines...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:16am