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  • We are achieving victory over ISIS: Iraq PM Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 5:30 AM ET
    We are achieving victory over ISIS: Iraq PM

    Iraq’s prime minister, Haider Al-Abadi explains why he’s confident in fighting ISIS and why he believes Daesh is “running out of steam,” as Iraq send more troops.

  • Singapore arrests 27 Bangladeshis on terrorism suspicions Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 7:29 PM ET
    Bangladesh Border Guard members stand guard after a small a small bomb exploded outside Bangladesh capital's main Shia religious site in Dhaka on October 24, 2015.

    Singapore said it arrested 27 Bangladeshi workers under the Internal Security Act for allegedly encouraging armed jihad against Bangladesh's government.

  • Iran must fix its act: Al-Faisal Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 1:30 AM ET
    Iran must fix its act: Al-Faisal

    Turki Al-Faisal, former director of Saudi Arabia's intelligence service, says Iran must remove its troops from the Arab world and discusses his country's future.

  • There's a war being fought with oil: IHS vice chair Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 1:00 AM ET
    There's a war being fought with oil: IHS vice chair

    Dan Yergin, vice chairman of IHS, says geopolitical tension between Iran and the gulf states is driving down oil prices and suggests people will be cautious about investing in Iran.

  • IS has 3,500 slaves in Iraq, UN report finds Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 8:37 PM ET
    Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) wave ISIL flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014.

    An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are being held as slaves in Iraq by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

  • Mass unrest in Tunisia five years ago was triggered by the suicide of a disaffected young man and sparked revolutions that transformed the Arab world. But while countries such as Libya and Syria have been torn apart by violence, Tunisia avoided the worst of the chaos and remains relatively stable. Kasserine is among Tunisia's most impoverished areas, with its...

  • Mass unrest in Tunisia five years ago sparked revolutions that transformed the Arab world. But while countries such as Libya and Syria have been torn apart by violence, Tunisia avoided the worst of the chaos and remains relatively stable. Unemployment rates rose in Tunisia at the end of 2015 to 15.3 percent compared to 12 percent in 2010.

  • How Indonesian jails are breeding jihadis Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 8:29 PM ET
    Indonesia's Cipinang prison in the capital city Jakarta.

    Afif was an inmate in a high-security Indonesian jail when he transformed from aspiring radical Islamist to soldier for Islamic State.

  • In a multi-pronged arrangement between two long-time enemies, the United States and Iran agreed on a prisoner swap on the same day their historic nuclear deal was fully implemented, which cleared the way for the lifting of sanctions on Tehran. Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, called for new sanctions against Iran and cited an exclusive...

  • At least 20 dead in Burkina Faso hotel terror attack Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 11:45 PM ET
    A soldier stands near Hotel Splendid where the attackers remain with sporadic gunfire continuing in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on January 15, 2016.

    The first militant attack in Burkina Faso's capital comes as a setback to efforts to prevent attacks that have destabilized the region.

  • Why Indonesia’s markets kept calm and carried on Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 11:11 PM ET

    Indonesia’s markets have shrugged off the concerted terrorist attack on its capital, with the currency and shares recovering quickly.

  • This news agency gets scoops straight from ISIS Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 10:16 PM ET
    A print screen of the hacked Facebook page of French television network TV5Monde is seen on a camera viewer in Paris April 9, 2015.

    An outlet called the Amaq News Agency has been getting the scoops because it gets tips straight from ISIS, the New York Times reports.

  • Jan 14- Twitter Inc is being sued by the widow of an American killed in Jordan who accuses the social media company of giving a voice to Islamic State, adding to the pressure to crack down on online propaganda linked to terrorism. Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in the Nov. 9 attack on the police training center in Amman, said Twitter knowingly...

  • Jan 14- Twitter Inc is being sued by the widow of an American killed in Jordan who accuses the social media company of giving a voice to Islamic State, adding to the pressure to crack down on online propaganda linked to terrorism. Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in the Nov. 9 attack on the police training center in Amman, said Twitter knowingly...

  • Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in the Nov. 9 attack, accused Twitter of having knowingly let the militant Islamist group use its network to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits. Last Friday, the Obama administration set up a task force to crack down on extremist groups using the Internet to advance their goals, find recruits...

  • ISIS claims responsibility for Jakarta attack Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 10:38 AM ET
    Indonesian police hold rifles while walking behind a car for protection in Jakarta January 14, 2016. Several explosions went off and gunfire broke out in the center of the Indonesian capital on Thursday and police said they suspected a suicide bomber was responsible for at least one the blasts.

    The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a terrorist bomb and gun attack in Jakarta, Indonesia, according to Reuters.

  • *New blow on top of damage from Russia- Turkey row. The attack in Istanbul's cultural and touristic heart, carried out by what the authorities say was a member of Islamic State who entered the country as a Syrian refugee, marked a shift in tactics by the radical Sunni group in Turkey. Coming after anti-government protests and small-scale attacks by leftist...

  • Jakarta attacks: What we know Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 4:40 AM ET
    Jakarta attacks: What we know

    Jakarta was rocked Thursday by a bomb and gun attack that left at least seven police officers and civilians dead. Teneo Intelligence’s managing director, Bob Herrera-Lim discusses.

  • Airbnb in hot water over West Bank listings Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 8:29 AM ET

    Airbnb is under fire for property listings that critics say promote illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.

  • Could Saudi Arabia’s austerity spark turmoil? Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 5:13 AM ET
    Oil refinery

    Four years after the Arab Spring, the lynchpin of OPEC faces more social unrest as Saudis digest unaccustomed austerity amid plummeting oil prices.