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Police surround British Airways plane after 'bomb threat' warning

Police surround British Airways plane after 'bomb threat' warning

Officials have deemed the threat "less than credible"

03 June 2016

Fear For Civilians As Islamic State Halts Iraqi Army At Gates Of Fallujah

Fear For Civilians As Islamic State Halts Iraqi Army At Gates Of Fallujah

Although most of Fallujah’s population is believed to have fled, 50,000 people are still thought to be trapped inside with limited access to food, water or healthcare

31 May 2016

No Terrorist Groups Took Credit for Downing EgyptAir Flight 804

No Terrorist Groups Took Credit for Downing EgyptAir Flight 804

However, experts have other theories

28 May 2016

Opinion: 1

US dropping calls for Assad to go because Syrian regime is better than ISIS

US dropping calls for Assad to go because Syrian regime is better than ISIS

In Syria and Lebanon, there are no plans for a future, but the Syrian army is going to have a role in any New Syria

26 May 2016

Opinion: 1

ISIS on Europe's doorstep

ISIS on Europe's doorstep

How terror is infiltrating the migrant route

26 May 2016

Taliban leader Mullah Mansour killed in airstrike, White House confirms

Taliban leader Mullah Mansour killed in airstrike, White House confirms

The drone strike occurred in the area near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at 6 in a morning, said the US official.

23 May 2016

Egypt Air Flight 804: What happened and what it means

Egypt Air Flight 804: What happened and what it means

Security has always been a “people, process, and technology” business, and it appears more than ever that advanced technology needs to be applied uniformly across the entire global aviation sector, as well as other vulnerable sectors to detect evolving threats.

23 May 2016

by Ioannis Mantzikos

Saudi Daily: ‘Satanic’ Bill Allowing Kingdom to be Sued For 9/11 Will ‘Open Gates Of Hell’ For U.S.

Saudi Daily: ‘Satanic’ Bill Allowing Kingdom to be Sued For 9/11 Will ‘Open Gates Of Hell’ For U.S.

The Saudi press slammed the US for its “despicable” double, claiming that the move would enable all countries that have been wronged by the U.S. to sue it for war crimes

22 May 2016

EgyptAir plane crash likely 'an act of terrorism,' as officials find debris in Mediterranean Sea

EgyptAir plane crash likely 'an act of terrorism,' as officials find debris in Mediterranean Sea

Wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos

19 May 2016

U.S. Special Forces take the fight to ISIS in Libya

U.S. Special Forces take the fight to ISIS in Libya

U.S. is operating on the ground and over Libya as the West moves to boost security operations in the country to bolster Libya's desperate fight against ISIS

18 May 2016

Iraq Launches Western Operation Against Islamic State

Iraq Launches Western Operation Against Islamic State

Iraq's security forces have announced the start of an operation to retake control of Ar-Rutbah, a town in western Anbar province that links Islamic State-controlled areas there with the Jordanian and Syrian borders.

17 May 2016

Fearing Western Agents, Islamic State Enhances Vetting For New Recruits

Fearing Western Agents, Islamic State Enhances Vetting For New Recruits

The Islamic State has toughened its until now largely open recruitment policy, subjecting candidates to vetting, profiling, and interviews, an IS-supporting Palestinian jihadi source told

16 May 2016

Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight

Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight

The US and other world powers have said they are ready to arm Libya's UN-backed unity government to help it fight the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group.

16 May 2016

ISIS declares state of emergency in self-declared capital

ISIS declares state of emergency in self-declared capital

U.S. military officials are closely watching social media and news reports that say ISIS believes it may soon come under siege in Raqqa, Syria, its self-declared capital

14 May 2016

Islamic State Produces Smartphone App for Children

Islamic State Produces Smartphone App for Children

The Islamic State has launched a mobile phone app for children, in which they are taught the Arabic alphabet, Islamist ideology, and a useful vocabulary of words such as “tank,” “gun,” and “rocket.”

13 May 2016

Nigeria: Suicide Bomb at State Offices Kills 5 in Northeast

Nigeria: Suicide Bomb at State Offices Kills 5 in Northeast

The two bombings this week are the first attacks in two months, indicating the success of heightened vigilance by soldiers and self-defense groups that have reported intercepting several suicide bombers recently.

12 May 2016

“Devastating” documentary probing Clinton’s cash to premiere at Cannes next week

“Devastating” documentary probing Clinton’s cash to premiere at Cannes next week

The movie alleges that Bill Clinton cut a wide swathe through some of the most impoverished and corrupt areas of the world

12 May 2016

Three car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

Three car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

At least 93 people have been killed, police and medics say.

11 May 2016

CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: ANALYZING THE MISSING INFORMATION IN THE 911 REPORT’S 28 PAGES

CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: ANALYZING THE MISSING INFORMATION IN THE 911 REPORT’S 28 PAGES

We have dressed-up destruction and revolution in the grave-clothes of democracy and perfumed the rotting chaos in a stench of lies.

11 May 2016

by Scott Bennett

Iraq: All the King's Horses and All the King's Men

Iraq: All the King's Horses and All the King's Men

Regardless of whether they failed in their goals with regards to Iraq, or if chaos and instability is the goal in and of itself as many others would argue, the bottom line is that Iraq still has a chance

10 May 2016

by Navid Nasr

Afghanistan executes six death row prisoners in crackdown on Taliban

Afghanistan executes six death row prisoners in crackdown on Taliban

Afghanistan hanged six men convicted of terrorism, as part of a tougher new policy towards the Taliban promised by President in response to last month's suicide attack in Kabul

08 May 2016

Turkey kills dozens of Isis fighters in a revenge attack

Turkey kills dozens of Isis fighters in a revenge attack

Artillery bombardments said to have been partly in response to rocket attacks on Turkish border town

08 May 2016

Decrease of violent attacks against Jews, but rise in institutional anti-Semitism in 2015

Decrease of violent attacks against Jews, but rise in institutional anti-Semitism in 2015

The report said that there was a 46% drop in instances of anti-Semitic violence compared with last year.

05 May 2016

American killed in Iraq after ISIS broke through Peshmerga lines

American killed in Iraq after ISIS broke through Peshmerga lines

An American service member was killed in Iraq as a result of enemy fire about thirty kilometers north of Mosul, Pentagon officials confirmed

03 May 2016

ISIS struck deal with Assad to withdraw its weapons from Palmyra, leaked documents reveal

ISIS struck deal with Assad to withdraw its weapons from Palmyra, leaked documents reveal

The Islamic State group had struck a deal with the Syrian regime to withdraw its fighters from the ancient city of Palmyra

03 May 2016

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban

Afghan President stepped back from attempts to engage Taliban in peace talks, vowing that Afghanistan will instead “execute” enemies of the state and prepare for an extended war

25 April 2016

Maelbeek station, scene of Brussels attack, reopens under high security

Maelbeek station, scene of Brussels attack, reopens under high security

Brussels' Maelbeek metro station, a target in the attacks last month that killed 32 people, reopened on Monday

25 April 2016

The Day After A Mosul Dam Collapse

The Day After A Mosul Dam Collapse

The Mosul Dam is the key hydro-project that provides electricity and irrigation for millions of Iraqis. The good news ends there.

25 April 2016

by Theodore Karasik

Anders Behring Breivik, Norway murderer, wins human rights case

Anders Behring Breivik, Norway murderer, wins human rights case

Breivik’s human rights have been violated during his imprisonment for terrorism and mass murder, a court has ruled

20 April 2016

Shall we wait for terror to reach us or shall we take action?

Shall we wait for terror to reach us or shall we take action?

Recent terrorist acts in Brussels, and the preceding ones in Paris have reminded us of a simple truth.

19 April 2016

by Valerijus Simulik

Hundreds injured in Kabul suicide attack

Hundreds injured in Kabul suicide attack

“First, a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden lorry on the gate of the department and then other armed attackers went in and started shooting…”

19 April 2016

Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

Saudi Arabia threatens to sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets if the bill passes

16 April 2016

Five held by anti-terror police in Birmingham and at Gatwick

Five held by anti-terror police in Birmingham and at Gatwick

An operation "to address any associated threat to the UK following the attacks in Europe."

15 April 2016

Al-Qaeda is back

Al-Qaeda is back

Chief executives are concerned over growing ties between the Taliban and al-Qaeda

13 April 2016

U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

"The U.S. Mission in Turkey would like to inform U.S. citizens that there are credible threats to tourist areas, in particular to public squares and docks in Istanbul and Antalya," the statement read

09 April 2016

Belgian Authorities Detain Sixth Terror Suspect

Belgian Authorities Detain Sixth Terror Suspect

Arrest of Bilal el Makhouki came same day as Mohamed Abrini, one of Europe’s most wanted, is detained

09 April 2016

Top U.S. intel official: European countries ignoring terrorist tracking tools

Top U.S. intel official: European countries ignoring terrorist tracking tools

"We make sure that we know as much as we can… But we can't know everything all the time."

07 April 2016

French speakers are more likely to become radicalised, says study

French speakers are more likely to become radicalised, says study

Could French political culture be a root cause of jihadism?

01 April 2016

Families of US military, government workers ordered home from southern Turkey

Families of US military, government workers ordered home from southern Turkey

"We understand this is disruptive to our military families, but we must keep them safe and ensure the combat effectiveness of our forces to support our strong Ally Turkey in the fight against terrorism."

30 March 2016

Opinion: 1

US Capitol on lockdown for second day after 'suspicious package' discovered

US Capitol on lockdown for second day after 'suspicious package' discovered

The area was placed closed off to public after an armed man was shot and arrested at a visitors centre Monday

29 March 2016

EgyptAir hijack: Man surrenders at Larnaca airport

EgyptAir hijack: Man surrenders at Larnaca airport

The hijack of a domestic Egyptian flight that caused it to be diverted to Cyprus has ended with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering.

29 March 2016

Pakistan Mourns Deadly terror attack

Pakistan Mourns Deadly terror attack

Suicide bombing hits park Sunday evening when many families are out; 72 are killed, 280 are injured

28 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Pope denounces terrorism in Easter Mass amid tight Vatican security

Pope denounces terrorism in Easter Mass amid tight Vatican security

Days after the Brussels attacks, Pope Francis spoke against terrorism in his Easter message at the Vatican

27 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Brussels: The Wheel of Life... and Death

Brussels: The Wheel of Life... and Death

The questions to be asked now: who are the guilty culprits, aside from the actual perpetrators? ; what should be done, and needs to be done, in response?; and finally, what will be done?

26 March 2016

by Navid Nasr

Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam interrogated by Belgian police

Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam interrogated by Belgian police

“I told him I couldn’t blow myself. He consoled me and said he would hide me until I could be sent to a safer place...”

26 March 2016

Officials reportedly have concerns over security at Belgian nuclear plants

Officials reportedly have concerns over security at Belgian nuclear plants

Concerns of terrorists infiltrating nuclear power plants have sprung up after Brussels explosions

26 March 2016

Brussels attacks: New European reality, old tired response

Brussels attacks: New European reality, old tired response

Once again, terror has struck a European city, and once again, the reaction has been the same: Dismay, anger, confusion, fear. The stages of grief are adjusted to the reality of knowing that it will happen again.

25 March 2016

by Danielle Ryan

Two Americans Confirmed Dead in Brussels

Two Americans Confirmed Dead in Brussels

Among 31 dead in Brussels attacks 2 have been confirmed to be U.S. citizens

25 March 2016

Croydon man charged after tweet 'confronting Muslim woman over Brussels attacks'

Croydon man charged after tweet 'confronting Muslim woman over Brussels attacks'

UK citizen accused of publishing or distributing written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting, likely or intended to stir up racial hatred

25 March 2016

Belgian police arrest seven suspects; France prevents another act of terrorism

Belgian police arrest seven suspects; France prevents another act of terrorism

"At this stage, there is no tangible evidence that links this plot to the attacks in Paris and Brussels"

25 March 2016

Brussels suicide bombers 'were known to US security officials' ahead of attack

Brussels suicide bombers 'were known to US security officials' ahead of attack

The latest reports confirmed at least 31 people dead and over 200 injured in Brussels attacks on Tuesday

25 March 2016

Brussels: Chickens come home to roost?

Brussels: Chickens come home to roost?

Europe refuses to look the threat in the eye and recognize that what took centuries of violence and bloodletting to stop has emerged with terrorist  passion and endangers the very fabric of Western democracies

24 March 2016

by Ioannis Mantzikos

Enough with the teddy bears and tears: it’s time to take our civilization back

Enough with the teddy bears and tears: it’s time to take our civilization back

Candles, flowers, hashtags. These are the best solutions the Western world seems to come up with every few months when we are slammed by another Islamist terrorist attack. We are our own sickness

24 March 2016

Did Erdogan’s War Against Kurds Reach Brussels?

Did Erdogan’s War Against Kurds Reach Brussels?

Erdogan`s method of using the media and TV to brainwash people, and of using Islamism and extreme nationalism,  is working for now. He also succeeded in putting fear into the hearts of the Europeans.

23 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui named as suicide bombers behind Brussels Airport attacks

Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui named as suicide bombers behind Brussels Airport attacks

Twin explosions at the airport and another at a metro station on Tuesday left at least 31 dead and 250 wounded

23 March 2016

Opinion: 1

From Istanbul to Brussels: What Is Going On?

From Istanbul to Brussels: What Is Going On?

On March 19, a suicide bomber blew himself up in Istiklal street, by Taksim, Istanbul. And today, March 22, a major terror attack took place in Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station.

23 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Victims and witnesses of Brussels attacks provide commentary

Victims and witnesses of Brussels attacks provide commentary

"It was atrocious. The ceilings collapsed. There was blood everywhere, injured people, bags everywhere"

22 March 2016

Brussels Zaventem airport rocked by two explosions with a possible connection to ISIS

Brussels Zaventem airport rocked by two explosions with a possible connection to ISIS

Two explosions destroyed inner sections of the departures area of Zaventem airport in Brussels

22 March 2016

Belgrade Bakery Destroyed By Suicide Bomber

Belgrade Bakery Destroyed By Suicide Bomber

As soon as the explosion occurred, people, who stood close to the bakery, called the police, and shortly after the emergency personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene, closing the street in the process.

21 March 2016

Paris terror suspect Abdeslam planned more attacks, official says

Paris terror suspect Abdeslam planned more attacks, official says

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Abdeslam, 26, told Belgian officials he had "wanted to blow himself up at the Stade de France" as a suicide bomber, but that he backed out at the last minute.

21 March 2016

Impressions from Istanbul: Terror shatters Istiklal Street

Impressions from Istanbul: Terror shatters Istiklal Street

Istanbul is tense but it seems that more difficult days are to come. 

20 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Istanbul hit by suicide bomb attack

Istanbul hit by suicide bomb attack

At least five people have been killed and 20 more wounded after a deadly suicide bomb attack hit Istanbul’s main shopping street of major tourist district

19 March 2016

Brussels raids: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam 'surrounded'

Brussels raids: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam 'surrounded'

Police is not letting go of the terrorists’ trail and is about to bust those who killed the innocent.

18 March 2016

BLOOD MONEY: Illegally Charging Iran for the September 11, 2001 Attacks

BLOOD MONEY: Illegally Charging Iran for the September 11, 2001 Attacks

A US judge ordered Iran to pay $10.5 billion to victims and insurers of the 9-11 attacks against the World Trade Center.

15 March 2016

by Scott Bennett

5 years after the spark, Syria war at a critical juncture

5 years after the spark, Syria war at a critical juncture

A diplomatic framework is in place to end the Syrian carnage, a two-week-old partial cease-fire is holding, and peace talks are set to resume in coming days.

13 March 2016

Two female militants attack Turkish police on a street in broad daylight

Two female militants attack Turkish police on a street in broad daylight

Wearing everyday clothes and appearing generally unremarkable, two women pulled automatic weapons out of their bags and started shooting at the police bus

03 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Syria: Peace and Victory

Syria: Peace and Victory

Whether it is Sudan, Yugoslavia, Serbia itself, Macedonia, Ukraine, Russia, China, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen or Iran, the methods, and the eventual (or hoped for) outcome of partition vary only slightly.

28 February 2016

by Navid Nasr

WHO IS BEHIND THE ANKARA EXPLOSION?

WHO IS BEHIND THE ANKARA EXPLOSION?

The suicide bomber from Ankara was just a 24 years old young boy. Did he know who was he dying for?

20 February 2016

Opinion: 1

by Miray Aslan

A Bosnian terrorist captured in Greece

A Bosnian terrorist captured in Greece

Greece is once again in the eye of the storm because of her unfortunate geography and the inability of her successive governments to protect her borders.

05 February 2016

by Ioannis Mantzikos

The Greek connection to Jihadi routes

The Greek connection to Jihadi routes

Greece is not only a route for jihadists trying to reach Iraq and Syria, but also a gateway into Europe for fighters returning home from the Middle East.

28 January 2016

by Ioannis Mantzikos

US has an airbase in Syria with Kurdish help, says will work with Turkey to aid terrorists in Syria

US has an airbase in Syria with Kurdish help, says will work with Turkey to aid terrorists in Syria

The Kurds in Syria are not easy to deal with and have their own interests, but in war one has to also work with unreliable partners since any vacuum will be taken over by the other side.

26 January 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Man in failed attack on Paris police lived in German shelter for asylum seekers

Man in failed attack on Paris police lived in German shelter for asylum seekers

As reported by police, the Islamist extremist who staged a failed attack on a Paris police station last week had been living in a shelter for asylum seekers in western Germany

11 January 2016

European Court stops Ireland deporting Islamic State-linked man, even if he threatens national security

European Court stops Ireland deporting Islamic State-linked man, even if he threatens national security

Apparently, known terrorists have more legal rights than citizens of European countries

04 January 2016

Turkey funding ISIS: Evidence does not convince those who believe what they want to believe

Turkey funding ISIS: Evidence does not convince those who believe what they want to believe

Russian evidence is in the eye of the Western beholder

04 December 2015

by Danielle Ryan

Germany is about to go to war in Syria – but with whom?

Germany is about to go to war in Syria – but with whom?

In the past the German army actually helped the terrorists in Syria.

03 December 2015

by Tobias Nase

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