War On Terror

January 29, 2015

Jordan's government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani addressed the press earlier today. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
14:44 GMT

Jordan's government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani announced the government demands proof of life for the Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh before they will consider a prisoner exchange for Sajida al-Rashawi.

The Iraqi army, backed by volunteers, would soon launch the massive operation to retake more areas from the militants across the troubled region, according to security sources. (AFP/Welayat Salahuddin)
07:16 GMT

A senior Daesh commander has been killed together with a dozen of his comrades during a missile strike carried out by the Iraqi army in the troubled northern province of Salahuddin.

January 28, 2015

A Daesh militant holds the remains of Muath al-Kasasbeh's plane, which was shot down over the militant's unofficial capital, Raqqa. (AFP/File)
14:33 GMT

Despite claims made by media agencies, Nasser Judeh of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied Sajida al-Rishawi has been returned to Iraq.

January 25, 2015

Shannon Maureen Conley was arrested in the Denver airport. Her arrest foiled her plans to board a plane to Turkey, where she would join Daesh. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

An American woman was sentenced to four years in prison for attempting to join Daesh. She planned to join Daesh in Turkey and marry a militant she had never met.

January 23, 2015

In additional comments, Hammond stressed that any ground activity to combat the group would be done by a reconstructed Iraqi army, and British ground troops would not be involved. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

As Europe remains tense after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, British Foreign Secretary Philiip Hammond said he believed the greatest threat to British soil was a Daesh attack by sympathizers living in the UK.

January 18, 2015

The Shin Bet said one of the defendants had tried to leave Israel in July in order to make his way to Syria but had been detained by authorities at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport. (AFP/David Buimovitch)
13:38 GMT

Seven suspects were arrested by Israel's Shin Bet for plotting attacks against Israel and for communicating with an insurgent group in Syria.

January 17, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began his Mideast tour in Cairo on Saturday. He plans to visit Jordan, Israel, and Palestine later this week. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Japan would send $2.5 billion in non-military aid to support Middle East countries fighting Daesh. The aid will be allocated to humanitarian and infrastructural projects.

January 15, 2015

Cornell is said to have admitted not being directly authorized by Daesh to launch attacks but had wanted to wage jihad on his own. (AFP/Getty Images/Karen Bleier)
14:30 GMT

The alleged Islamist militant researched the construction of pipe bombs to execute an attack on the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

January 14, 2015

The terrorist group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, allegedly gave the orders to execute the attack. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

In a video posted on its Twitter account, the Yemen-based group said its leaders had "planned and financed the operation and chose who would carry it out based on orders from group leader Ayman al-Zawahiri."

January 13, 2015

Between 1,500 and 2,000 Moroccans have traveled to Syria or Iraq to fight for Daesh or other jihadi groups, according to government estimates. (AFP/Ahmad Aboud)
14:18 GMT

Moroccan authorities have arrested three Daesh-linked suspects in the town of Fnideq near the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

Two more bombs were recently found outside a shopping mall in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT

Six people were sent to court in Istanbul on Tuesday in relation to a suicide bomb attack in the city’s Sultanahmet district last week.

Yoav Hattab's family specifically requested that Mazuz, the spiritual leader of the Tunisian community in Israel, deliver the eulogy. (AFP/Getty Images)
10:37 GMT

In his eulogy for the four Jewish victims of the Paris terror attacks, Rabbi Meir Mazuz stated, "There is no place of refuge in the world for a Jew except in the Land of Israel."

This message was posted to CENTCOM's twitter account, which as since been suspended. (Twitter)
08:02 GMT

Daesh supporting hackers targeted the US military/security outfit CENTCOM's Central Command Twitter account and Youtube channel, posting two pro-Daesh videos and threatening American soldiers

January 11, 2015

Abbas has strongly condemned the recent Paris terror attacks and will march in solidarity with the victims. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
12:00 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to take part in a rally in the French capital Sunday against terrorism and in solidarity with the victims of the recent Paris attacks, as well as to stress the peaceful nature of the Islamic faith.

January 10, 2015

A massive search is underway for Hayat Boumeddiene who has been linked to France's two-day terrorism ordeal. (French Police/AFP)
11:15 GMT

Police are questioning the wives of the Charlie Hebdo attackers in the hope of finding the girlfriend and suspected accomplice of hostage-taker Amedy Coulibaly.