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Chinese police in Urumqi, Xinjiang Province in 2009, (AFP/File)
December 10, 2017 - 14:56 GMT
Thousands of Chinese jihadist separatists are threatening China, and China doesn't seem to have a workable plan to stop them.
The Turkistan Islamic Party, Al Bawaba
December 07, 2017 - 15:11 GMT
Their presence means the war in Syria has fundamentally changed, and the future of jihad may change with it.
Turkey's Erdogan opens a new Turkish Embassy in Somalia, AFP/File
December 04, 2017 - 14:27 GMT
In the project to modernize itself and combat terror, Somalia has an unlikely ally: Turkey.
A JKW fighter pictured in the group's propoganda, Twitter
December 03, 2017 - 14:28 GMT
While ISIS facing total military defeat in Syria, one small ISIS affiliate looks like it's here to stay.
El-Arish was once a popular tourist town (AskAladdin.com)
November 30, 2017 - 12:50 GMT
Egypt's El-Arish city has turned from a tourist resort destination into a militant battleground, long before it faced Egypt's worst terrorist attack in its modern history that killed 300 people at a mosque just east of the city.
President Donald Trump's Twitter page
November 29, 2017 - 13:33 GMT
The President of the United States retweeted three controversial tweets with anti-Muslim content from the deputy leader of Britain First, earlier today.
The Egyptian Military has faced criticism following the attack (AFP)
November 28, 2017 - 12:36 GMT
The Egyptian government has valued the cost of each life lost in Friday’s terror attack at just over €9,000 ($10,699) - a fraction of the amount paid to foreign citizens killed on Egyptian soil.
Al-Shabaab soldiers, Al Bawaba
November 23, 2017 - 12:17 GMT
While ISIS evaporates, Al-Shabaab is here to stay, and promises to exacerbate an already-dire humanitarian situation in Somalia.
Bullet holes shown in an ISIS logo, AFP/File
November 09, 2017 - 14:21 GMT
Oversimplifying ISIS by calling it an apocalyptic death cult hides where its real dangers
Law enforcement officials gather near the First Baptist Church following a shooting on November 5 (AFP)
November 06, 2017 - 05:20 GMT
The mass shooter who opened fire during Mass inside a Texas church killing at least 26 - including a two-year-old child - has been identified as a 26-year-old former Bible study teacher who was dishonorably discharged from the US Air Force for assaulting his wife and child.
AFP/File
October 26, 2017 - 13:51 GMT
16 years into the PATRIOT Act being the law of the land, CIA whistleblower spoke with Al Bawaba and warned that civil and political rights are in more danger than ever since 9/11.
A boy sits on top of a destroyed tank in Syria, AFP/File
October 18, 2017 - 13:54 GMT
The Atlantic recently published an article claiming the war against ISIS brought the Middle East together. Al Bawaba debunks the article's claims, and reveals a disturbing lack of imagination in the all-too common thinking that the Middle East needs war to get peace.
ISIS fighters have released a new propaganda photo featuring the bullet-ridden faces of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on shooting targets
October 14, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
ISIS fighters have released a new propaganda photo featuring the bullet-ridden faces of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on shooting targets.
Iraqi army reinforcements drive down a road, linking Hawija to Kirkuk, near the village of Khabbaz on October 7, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Marwan IBRAHIM)
October 13, 2017 - 10:12 GMT
Hashd al-Shaabi fighters build-up south of Kirkuk, Hemin Hawrami wrote on his offical Twitter account.
An SDF fighter looks out from a ruined building in Raqqa, AFP
October 04, 2017 - 07:11 GMT
As Iraqi and Syrian Kurds continue to make gains toward independence, their complicated relationship is more clear than ever.
(A man processes oil through a makeshift rig in Deir Ezzour Governorate, AFP)
September 26, 2017 - 14:04 GMT
There's a race on for Syria's oil, and whoever can get there first will help determine the future of Syria.