Terrorism

Two Yazidi Teens Tell How IS Trained Them for Suicide Missions

Two Yazidi Teens Tell How IS Trained Them for Suicide Missions

Two Yazidi teenagers, who were captured by Islamic State fighters, say IS trained them to be suicide bombers. VOA’s Kawa Omar reports. http://www.voanews.com/a/yazidi…

Russia Arrests 7 Suspects Accused of Plotting Terror Attacks

Russia Arrests 7 Suspects Accused of Plotting Terror Attacks

MAKHACHKALA, RUSSIA —  Russia’s security agencies have arrested seven people suspected of preparing New Year’s terror attacks in Moscow on orders from the Islamic State group in…

German Prosecutors Probed Berlin Attack Suspect for Fraud

German Prosecutors Probed Berlin Attack Suspect for Fraud

Prosecutors in western Germany say they opened a fraud investigation earlier this year against Anis Amri, the main suspect in last week’s Berlin truck attack, suspecting that he…

Bomb Blasts Hurt at Least 32 at Philippine Boxing Match

Bomb Blasts Hurt at Least 32 at Philippine Boxing Match

At least 32 people were wounded when two bombs exploded while they were watching a boxing competition in a central Philippine town as part of an annual Roman Catholic holiday…

Boko Haram May Have Used Chibok Girls as Shields During Attack

Boko Haram May Have Used Chibok Girls as Shields During Attack

LAGOS —  Boko Haram fighters fleeing an attack on their base last week may have used some of the girls kidnapped in 2014 from northeast Nigeria’s Chibok as human…

Jordan Sentences 5 IS Members to Death

Jordan Sentences 5 IS Members to Death

Jordan’s official news agency says the State Security Court has sentenced five alleged members of the Islamic State group to death by hanging.   The Petra news agency said…

Final 3 Minnesotans to Be Sentenced in Islamic State Case

Final 3 Minnesotans to Be Sentenced in Islamic State Case

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. —  Sentencing hearings are wrapping up for nine men convicted of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The final three defendants – Guled Omar…

EU Unveils New Security Check System for Travelers

EU Unveils New Security Check System for Travelers

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM —  The European Union on Wednesday unveiled plans for a new system of security checks on travelers permitted to enter Europe without visas in an effort to crack down…

Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Bracing for More IS Suicide Attacks

Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Bracing for More IS Suicide Attacks

Iraqi and Kurdish forces are bracing for more Islamic State suicide attacks as their offensive gets closer to Mosul, commanders say. “We expect [Islamic State] to send as many suicide…

Fears Mount of IS Resorting to Chemical Warfare

Fears Mount of IS Resorting to Chemical Warfare

IRBIL, IRAQ —  The sulfur dioxide fire Islamic State militants triggered last week is only the first stage in a plan that will see the extremists resort to chemical warfare in…