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Islamic State Considered An Interloper By Larger Militant Groups

The Islamic State is struggling to gain support among fellow extremists.

December 1, 2014

At Least 120 Dead In Nigeria Mosque Suicide Attack

Get the latest on the horrific attack in Kano.

November 28, 2014

Islamist World Cup

June 23, 2014

At Least 15 Dead As Islamists Strike Again On Kenyan Coast

Mpeketoni (Kenya) (AFP) – At least 15 people have been killed in a new attack near Kenya’s coast, officials said Tuesday, just 24 hours after Somalia’s Shebab rebels massacred close to 50 people in the same area. The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group said its fighters carried out the latest attack on a village, and that its […]

June 17, 2014

Taliban Release Video Of U.S. Soldier’s Handover

Kabul (AFP) – The Taliban released Wednesday footage of the dramatic moments when a cadre of gun-toting militants handed over army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces after five years in captivity. “Don’t return to Afghanistan again. Next time, nobody will release you,” one of the insurgents is heard telling Bergdahl in the 17-minute video. […]

June 4, 2014

Libyan Interior Ministry Backs Anti-Islamist Rogue Ex-General

By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Libya’s Interior Ministry announced Wednesday it was throwing its support behind Khalifa Haftar, a former army general who last week launched an unauthorized armed offensive against Islamist militias and their political allies. The tumult in the North African nation, previously a major oil producer, […]

May 21, 2014

Syrian Islamists’ Call For A Free State Likely Directed At West

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIRUT — The largest coalition of Islamist rebels in Syria issued a manifesto over the weekend that calls for the increasingly fractious rebels to unite around the notion of liberating the country from the government of President Bashar Assad and installing a free state that will protect the rights […]

May 19, 2014

Taliban Threatens To Attack Presidential Election In Afghanistan

By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban threatened to attack next month’s presidential election in Afghanistan, calling on its followers “to use all force” in targeting poll workers and political activists and to disrupt balloting. “We once again call on all of our countrymen to keep away from […]

March 10, 2014

Reported Executions Threaten Pakistan’s Talks With Taliban

By Zulfiqar Ali and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani government’s improbable bid to negotiate a truce with Islamist insurgents verged on collapse Monday after reports that militants had executed 23 paramilitary soldiers held captive since 2010. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the “heinous, criminal act” and government negotiators canceled scheduled […]

February 17, 2014

U.S. Embassy Urges Citizens To Avoid Saudi Shiite Town

Riyadh (AFP) – The U.S. embassy in Riyadh has warned its citizens against travelling to the Shiite village of Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia, where gunmen this week attacked the car of two German diplomats. Berlin has said it has no reason to believe the Monday attack in Awamiya, in the Shiite-populated Eastern Province, was […]

January 16, 2014