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Islamic State group’s war chest is growing daily

In this undated file photo posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a militant extremist group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters of the Islamic State wave the group's flag from a damaged display of a government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria. In staging airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the U.S. may find itself in a confounding morass teeming with jihadis, rebel rivalries and sectarian hatred. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yemen: Airstrike kills 3 al-Qaida suspects

Yemenis hold a Palestinian flag and banners as they march during a demonstration supporting Gaza organized by a Shiite Hawthi group in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Since hostilities began July 8, more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis have died. Most of the Palestinian casualties have been civilians, while all but three on the Israeli side have been in the military. Arabic writing on sign at left reads, "Allah is the greatest. Death to America. Death to Israel. A curse on the Jews. Victory to Islam." AP

A US drone strike on a house in central Yemen killed three suspected al-Qaida militants, Yemeni security officials said.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tunisia cracks down on radical mosques, media

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Tunisian authorities say all mosques and media calling for jihad are to be immediately closed in a bid to end a radical movement they fear will derail the nation’s move to democracy.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Some at US-bound airports must turn on phones for security check

In this June 24, 2014, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Johnson is ordering increased security measures at some overseas airports offering direct flights to the United States. The Homeland Security Department would not immediately say July 2 whether the increased measures were in response to intelligence about a specific threat. But a U.S. counterterrorism official says American intelligence has seen indications that certain terrorist groups in Yemen and Syria are working on a bomb that could make it through airport security undetected. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

The Transportation Security Administration is requiring passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights to power on their electronic devices.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Al-Qaida splinter declares Islamic caliphate

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The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of northeastern Syria and huge tracts of neighboring Iraq formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state on Sunday and demanded allegiance from Muslims worldwide.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »