30 Sep 2019

US Sees Rising Threat in the West From Qaeda Branch in Syria

Hurras al-Din, an al Qaeda affiliate in northwestern Syria, is plotting attacks on Western countries and poses a serious threat, US counterterrorism officials warn. Earlier this year, Washington’s concern about the rise of Hurras al-Din in Syria even prompted it to seek official permission by Russia to carry out airstrikes

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20 Sep 2019

Iraq’s stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

Rising tensions in the Middle East between Iran and its allies on one side, and Israel, Saudi Arabia and other US allies on the other, are threatening the stability of various countries in the region. Just last month, the Israeli military attacked targets allied to Iran in Syria, the Palestinian-administered

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04 Jun 2019

US Now Requiring Visa Applicants to Provide Social Media Details

People applying for US visas, even tourist visas, will now have to provide their current and pas email addresses and phone numbers. In addition, they will have to submit five years’ worth of information about their activities on social media platforms like Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. The

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14 May 2019

U.S. Embassy in Israel warns of terrorist attack during Eurovision

“the US Embassy in Jerusalem warned of a terrorist attack or violent protests on Tuesday May 14, the anniversary of the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.  ‘Terrorist groups may choose the anniversary, which coincides with the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv (May 14-18), or Nakba Day (May

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01 May 2019

Trump weighs labeling Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

US President Donald Trump plans to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. The decision is a response to a recent request by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a military commander who came to power after organizing a coup against the Muslim Brotherhood’s rule of Egypt under President Mohamed

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30 Apr 2019

Isis leader Baghdadi appears in video for first time in five years

A little over a week after Islamic State suicide bombers killed hundreds of people in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, a new propaganda video of the terror group has surfaced, showing leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for the first time in five years. In the brief video, al-Baghdadi acknowledges that

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24 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka Bombings Claimed by ISIS, and President Vows Shakeup

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings in Sri Lankan churches and hotels that killed over 350 people on Easter Sunday, more than in any other ISIS attack outside of Iraq and Syria. The terror group also released a video that allegedly shows the perpetrators of the attack

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24 Apr 2019

Iran’s parliament approves bill labelling US army as ‘terrorist’

Iran on Tuesday officially designated US Central Command (CENTCOM) and all its troops “terrorist.” The new legislation was approved one day after the US decided to stop issuing waivers for the largest importers of Iranian oil and two weeks after the US State Department announced that it will designate Iran’s

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23 Apr 2019

US offers $10 million for information on Hezbollah financing

The US State Department is offering a reward of up to $10 million for anyone who can provide it with information that will enable the US to seriously disrupt the finances of Hezbollah, a Lebanese Islamist militant group that the US and various other Western and Middle-Eastern countries consider to

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22 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka suspects international terror link to Easter Sunday atrocities

On Easter Sunday, at least 290 people were killed and over 500 wounded in 8 explosions in churches and hotels in Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. At least some of the attacks were suicide bombings. The government admitted that it received various warnings days before the attacks took

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