TOKYO, Feb 1- The beheading of two Japanese citizens by Islamic State militants is fanning calls to allow Japan's long-constrained military to conduct overseas rescue missions as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push for a more muscular security posture. Even some advocates of legal changes to make rescues possible, however, say Japan's military faces big...» Read More
ISIS intends to use Japan's hostage crisis to increase its own profile, says Stephen Nagy, Associate Professor for Politics & International Relations at International Christian University.
An audio message from a Japanese captive held by ISIS militants said a captured Jordanian pilot would be killed unless an Iraqi prisoner was released.
BRUSSELS— Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and hostage videos. The European Union's counter-terror chief believes it's time to help companies to contain the security...
We need a strategy, says Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), discussing transition in Saudi Arabia amid instability in the Middle East and ISIS terror attacks.
The mother of ISIS captive appealed for his life after a released video saying he had 24 hours left unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber.
The liberation of this Syrian city marks a turning point in the war against ISIS, says David Phillips.
TOKYO— The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji." "We want Kenji to come home," said Taku Nishimae, a Japanese filmmaker living in New York, who started the "I am Kenji" Facebook page, right after seeing last...
Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked Nigeria's major northeastern city of Maiduguri and the town of Monguno on Sunday, sources said.
The Japanese Prime Minister on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous."
Spain's authorities arrested four people in its North African enclave of Ceuta suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network.
Japan expressed outrage at an image that purported to show the decapitated body of one of two Japanese hostages captured by ISIS.
AVENTURA, Fla.— A Miami- area man is seeking to profit from the phrase " Je Suis Charlie," which became a rallying cry after a terrorist attack in Paris that killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Patent and Trademark Office, the Latin American Trading Group Inc. applied for a trademark on the words, which translate to "I Am Charlie." Coral Gables trademark...
The 72-hour deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for Japanese hostages held by ISIS in Syria has passed. Insight, with Chris Voss, former FBI lead international hostage and kidnapping negotiator, and Amb. Ed Walker, Middle East Institute.
Norway may be Europe's biggest oil exporter, but its premier is less concerned about energy prices than security issues around terrorism and Russia.
Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), weighs in the on the Republican agenda, including trade agreements, Keystone and tax reform.
Ian Bremmer , President of Eurasia Group, says Prime Minister Abe may not be able to negotiate with the Islamist militants who have threatened to kill two Japanese nationals by Friday unless Tokyo pays a $200 million ransom.
DAVOS, Switzerland— Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle the same enemy by waging war against Islamic extremism and terrorism, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Thursday. The crowds who took to the streets of France in the wake of the militant attacks that claimed 17 victims are an "extension" of the massive 2013 demonstrations against...
At Davos, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko talks to CNBC about how the country needs help from the rest of the world to stop its conflict with Russia.
At Davos 2015, Dalia Grybauskaite, president of Lithuania, talks about the tensions between Ukraine and Russia, saying she supports Ukraine and we will not embrace "terroristic behavior or military aggression."
PARIS— Reeling from the Paris terror attacks, France announced broad new measures to fight homegrown terrorism like giving police better equipment and hiring more intelligence agents, as European officials sought to strike the right balance between rushing through tough counterterrorism laws and protecting treasured democratic rights.