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March 3, 2018 2:20 AM British teacher convicted of trying to recruit children for an ISIS-inspired 'army'

Umar Haque was convicted Friday of trying to recruit children to carry out Islamic State-type attacks across the British capital. (Reuters) A British teacher was convicted Friday of trying to recruit students to carry out Islamic State-inspired attacks across London. Umar Haque, 25, was accused of radicalizing children at two schools and a mosque, making 176

January 20, 2018 2:35 PM 2 Indonesian hostages released by their Abu Sayyaf captors

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Two Indonesian hostages have been released after being held for more than a year in the southern Philippines by their Abu Sayyaf captors. Indonesia's foreign ministry says the two fishermen from the Wakatobi islands in Southeast Sulawesi province were freed Friday in the southern Philippines province of Sulu. They were kidnapped 82

October 20, 2017 3:42 PM U.S.-led coalition declares ISIS forces vanquished, battle for Raqqa over

BEIRUT — The U.S.-led coalition said Friday that the capture of the Islamic State’s onetime Syria capital of Raqqa marked a turning point in the fight against the extremist group, effectively declaring an end to the military operation there. A U.S.-backed force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, has been clearing the final pockets of the resistance 60

October 14, 2017 6:30 PM Syria: Local militants evacuate as Raqqa battle nears end

BEIRUT — The U.S.-led coalition and local officials said Saturday that Syrian Islamic State fighters and civilians will be allowed to evacuate Raqqa, a deal that signals the imminent capture of the city but flouts earlier U.S. protests of negotiating safe exits for the extremist group. Foreign fighters will be excluded from the evacuation deal, the coalition 78

October 14, 2017 1:06 PM Syria government forces take town, IS stronghold in east

Syrian government forces and their allies on Saturday said they seized the town of Mayadeen, an Islamic State stronghold in the country's east, in a major gain in the race for territories previously held by the militant group. The announcement came as U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said they were in the "final" battle for control of Raqqa, the IS' de facto 99

September 28, 2017 1:43 PM Libya arrests IS militant involved in 2015 beheadings

TRIPOLI, Libya – Libyan authorities have arrested a suspected Islamic State militant they believe was involved in the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in 2015. Chief Prosecutor Al-Sadiq al-Sour told reporters Thursday that the beheadings took place behind a seaside hotel in the coastal city of Sirte. He says authorities have also identified 57

June 11, 2017 3:29 AM Anti-Sharia rallies around the U.S. denounce Islam while stoking concerns among Muslim groups

Speaking out about what they believe are the ills of Islam, anti-Sharia law activists demonstrated nationwide Saturday, but were met by counter-protesters who assailed their rhetoric as insensitive and demeaning. Members of Act for America, which has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, gathered in parks and plazas across the country 62

May 19, 2017 10:00 AM Trump once denounced Saudi Arabia as extremist. Now he’s heading there to promote moderate Islam

This Friday, President Trump will arrive in Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip as leader of the United States. During his time in the Saudi kingdom, Trump is planning to lead an address to around 50 Muslim leaders and take part in a debate about how to promote moderate Islam. According to White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster, the president 57

April 6, 2017 12:07 PM ISIS slaughters 33 young men in Syria with 'sharp tools'

Islamic State killers used “sharp tools” to murder 33 people in Syria on Wednesday before dumping the bodies into a mass grave “filled with blood,” a human rights group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the slaughter was “the largest execution operation carried out by [ISIS] in 2017.” The identities of the dead – men aged 18-25 – were not immediately 72

April 6, 2017 8:36 AM ISIS Executes 33 in Syria, Its Largest Mass Killing of 2017

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) executed 33 people in eastern Syria on Wednesday, according to a monitoring group, in its biggest mass killing in 2017. In a morning execution in the eastern Syrian countryside, the group killed dozens between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, reported the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which 83