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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 »

Drone kills 5 militants in Yemen

Yemeni tribesmen attend a tribal meeting following a police raid on a hideout of al-Qaida militants in Arhab region, north of Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Yemen said on Sunday that it killed one of the country's most wanted al-Qaida militants, hours after military officials said anti-terrorism units supported by army troops and US drones launched an attack against hideouts of the group in the mountainous Arhab region north of Sanaa, leaving at least five militants and six soldiers killed. AP/Hani Mohammed

A suspected U.S. drone in Yemen’s south targeted a car carrying al-Qaida militants Saturday, killing all five passengers, Yemeni security officials said.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jihadists closing in on Baghdad; Kurds join fray

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Jihadists pushed toward Baghdad on Friday as US President Barack Obama said he was exploring all options to save Iraq’s security forces from collapse and US companies evacuated hundreds from a major air base.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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