Torbjorn Soltvedt, deputy head of Middle East and North Africa at Verisk Maplecroft, discusses the threat of ISIS and terrorism around the world.» Read More
ISIS is explicitly at odds with the West, but is making a relentless effort to recruit Westerners into its ranks for propaganda value.
A senior political figure from the Middle East said that a lack of governance and "violent" policies were partly responsible for the rise of ISIS.
Investing in Jordan is "safe" and the environment is "stable" despite the events happening in neighbouring countries, King Abdullah II of Jordan tells CNBC.
Edward Lawrence, NBC News, reports a U.S.-led coalition launched a successful raid on top ISIS leadership in Syria and killed the terrorist group's key money man.
An ISIL senior leader known as Abu Sayyaf was killed in a U.S. military operation in Syria last night.
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AMMAN, April 23- Syrian rebels' seizure of the main frontier crossing with Jordan has dealt a heavy blow to the Damascus government's efforts to revive a once thriving export trade crippled by civil war, and is also hurting businesses across the region. Along with Syrian and Jordanian firms involved in the border trade, Lebanese exporters are also feeling the...
Dubai counting on security, money, international links. Dubai is launching a drive to become one of the Arab world's top centres for art, design, film and fashion- areas that have traditionally been dominated by old Arab cities outside the Gulf. But Dubai has advantages which the old cities can find it hard to provide: security, cosmopolitan lifestyles and...
The arrival of ISIS in Syria's capital threatens Syria's government and brings the group closer to some of the region's last stable countries.
*Islamist militants and Kurds have clashed in Syria. ISTANBUL/ BEIRUT, April 6- Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, kidnapped 300 Kurdish men in the country's north, a Kurdish official in Syria said on Monday. The Nusra Front was part of an alliance of militant groups that captured Idlib city last month.
ISTANBUL, April 6- Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, kidnapped 300 Kurdish men in the country's north, a Kurdish official in Syria said on Monday. Idris Nassan, an official in the Kobani canton, said the men were taken on Sunday evening as they were travelling from the town of Afrin, which is under Kurdish control, to the cities of Aleppo and the capital...
*Syria draws on strategic wheat reserves for bread programme. ABU DHABI/ LONDON, March 30- Weeks after Syria said it had no need for wheat imports, the government plans to import 150,000 tonnes and has introduced ways to conserve grain stocks in signs of the growing strain on food supplies from conflict in the country. Before the war, Syria kept annual strategic...
Americans "need to understand just how important a threat Yemen can be," says one analyst.
An analysis shows ISIS is the world's richest terror group, owing to a nearly $400 million raid on an Iraqi bank in 2014, NBC reports.
BEIRUT, March 15- Syria's air force carried out air strikes on Sunday on Douma city, an insurgent stronghold northeast of Damascus, with 18 people killed and at least 100 wounded including children and other civilians, the Britain- based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Overnight, Syria's military killed dozens of combatants in southern Syria linked to...
The US needs to stop tiptoeing around religious sensitivity when it comes to terrorist acts in the name of Islam, says David Phillips.
ISIS operations in Libya are making headlines and inciting pronouncements from European officials, but the size of its reach is unclear.
While seeking authorization for the use of force against ISIS, Obama stressed he was not asking for another ground war in the region.
If the US is serious about defeating ISIS, it needs to arm the Kurds—or this is going to wind up in US boots on the ground, says David Phillips.