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Op-Ed: We must stop ISIS genocide, even if it means boots on the ground

The U.S. has begun launching airstrikes against ISIS insurgents in Iraq who have isolated thousands Yazidis, a non-Muslim minority, on high ground after overrunning the town of Sinjar. But will limited airstrikes be enough to stop ISIS' brutal genocide?

Op-Ed: America should intervene to save Boko Haram's female bombers

African citizens face a new wave of terrorist bombings perpetrated by women. No simple solution will fix this problem but there is one alternative which not everyone will like.

Secret U.S. government documents leaked by 'new Snowden'

Washington - First there was Julian Assange, then came Edward Snowden, now there appears to be a new kid in town leaking classified government documents to journalists.

Social media, terrorism and counter-terrorism

A new and disturbing trend has popped up which a few journalists have followed; terrorists using social media to their advantage. Twitter is their favorite platform at the moment.

FAA lifts ban on Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

Tel Aviv - The Federal Aviation Administration has just lifted its two day ban on all U.S. owned airlines from flying to and Ben Gurion International airport. The cancellation was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT.

MH17: Demands for investigators to have 'unfettered access'

Donetsk - Forty-eight hours after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 over Ukraine, the US State Department described as “unacceptable” accident investigators not being given full access to the crash site and bodies of crash victims having been remove

Hunt begins for the executioners of Flight MH17

Kiev - As Heads of State worldwide paid tribute to the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot out of the sky over Ukraine, Thursday, the search began to track down those responsible for the worst terror attack on an aircraft in Europe in over 25 years.

French police foil terrorist plot to blow up the Eiffel Tower

A 29-year-old Algerian man living in Vaucluse, a south eastern region of France, has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and a nuclear power plant, among other targets.

China seeking foreign counterterror experts

Beijing - China is recruiting foreign experts in counterterrorism to assist the training of anti-terror personnel, state-run media reported Thursday, following a spate of deadly attacks which authorities blame on Islamist-inspired separatists.

Catch 22: North Korean nukes

Tokyo - The Government of Japan will only partially lift a ban on North Korean ships entering Japan as part of an ongoing rapprochement with Pyongyang.

Federal judge strikes down no-fly list as unconstitutional

The United States has a no-fly list of people who have been linked to terrorism. Federal Judge Anna Brown ruled that this list is unconstitutional to maintain and ordered authorities to remove it.

U.S. captures suspected leader of Benghazi attacks

U.S. officials announced they have captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected mastermind behind the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in 2012.

Buddhist terrorists incite mob against Sri Lankan Muslims

Aluthgama - Clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka were reportedly incited by monks associated with the Bodu Bala Sena, a terrorist organization that seeks to maintain Sinhalese Buddhist prominence on the island.

Terrorists steal $425 million in cash and more

Terrorists affiliated with ISIS have made off with 500 billion Iraqi dinars ($425 million) in addition to an undisclosed quantity of gold bullion.

UK Court of Appeal limits secret terrorism trial

The secret trial for two men accused of supporting terrorism will continue with some restrictions. Judges ruled that parts of the trial would be left secret but other parts would be made public.

ISIL terror gang take hostages in Iraq's Anbar University

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/also known as ISIS) jihadists took staff and students hostage in the Iraqi university of Anbar in the city of Ramadi.

Hong Kong carriers on alert following attack warning

Hong Kong - Two Hong Kong airlines said Friday that they received a warning from Taiwan about a possible bomb attack targeting a flight to the southern Chinese city.

Syrian war has attracted more jihadists than 1980s Afghanistan

A report from the private security company, Soufan Group, indicates that some 12,000 foreign fighters, many of them Islamists, have gone to fight in the ongoing war in Syria.

Syria and Iraq dropping barrel bombs on their own cities

In the last couple of days the Syrian regime has continued to drop barrel bombs on opposition fighters in Aleppo. In neighboring Iraq the Maliki government is also using the same kind of weapon in Fallujah.

British Islamists in Syria responsible for terrorism and torture

The most violent terrorist group fighting in Syria is the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Britons make up most of the foreign fighters currently in its ranks.

Two Israeli tourists among dead in Brussels Jewish Museum attack

Brussels - Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday that two of the three people killed in a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, the Belgian capital, on Saturday, were Israeli tourists.

Important Islamist leader in Sinai campaign against Cairo killed

The Egyptian security forces have said that an important leader in the present Islamist campaign being waged against Cairo in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula has been killed. He was the head of the Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group and his name was Shadi el-Menei.

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.

Muslim Brotherhood readying for 'war of attrition' in Egypt

The now banned Islamist Muslim Brotherhood organization in Egypt has vowed it will wage a war of attrition against Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The man expected to become Egypt's next president next week.

First Briton convicted of terrorism in Syria

A 31-year-old man from Portsmouth named Mashudur Choudhury was convicted of engaging in terrorist acts in Syria. He is the first such Briton to date to have been convicted for waging terrorist acts in Syria.

Travel between Egypt and Libya suspended due to security concerns

Egyptian police have been told they are to prevent Libyans from crossing Egypt's border and stop Egyptians from traveling to Libya due to the instability there.

Sisi: Without U.S. aid Egypt may become another Afghanistan

Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called on the United States to resume giving its military aid to enable Egypt to fight Islamists in order to prevent Egypt from becoming a new Afghanistan in the Middle East.

Car bomb explodes at Syria-Turkey border crossing

Tens of people have been killed in an explosion near the Syrian-Turkish frontier when a car full of explosives was detonated.

Op-Ed: The circular, peculiar state of CSEC oversight Special

Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is insulated from meaningful oversight. This article explains how the agency avoids scrutiny, and what you can do to encourage change.

European nations work to stop Islamist fighters going to Syria

Several European representatives have gathered in Brussels to discuss how they can work to effectively stem the flow of young Islamists in Europe going and joining the ranks of Islamist fighters in Syria.
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Zahid Iqbal, Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed, Umar Arshad and Syed Farhan Hussain, so-called terrorists who talked about blowing up a barracks with a toy car.
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Arrest of Somali pirates by the French Protection Brigade, off the coast of Somalia.
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An American neo-nazi militant holding a holding a 30-.06 rifle against the backdrop of a Nazi flag.
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Twitter has a light and dark side to how it can be used as you will read about shortly.
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File photo of British Muslim Abu Izzadeen. He has been arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism, police said on February 8, 2007
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On the morning of March 11, 2004, Muslim extremists targeted rush hour commuters in a mass bombing spree aboard several trains and railway stations that resulted in 191 deaths and 1,800 wounded or maimed.
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On the morning of March 11  2004  Muslim extremists targeted rush hour commuters in a mass bombing s...
On the morning of March 11, 2004, Muslim extremists targeted rush hour commuters in a mass bombing spree aboard several trains and railway stations that resulted in 191 deaths and 1,800 wounded or maimed.
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Kiran Gota, with her mother's 'mitaan' Mahantin Sori whom she also calls 'Mother'.
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Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
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Showcase of the Winter Olympics Games, Sochi 2014
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Plaque in front of the Israeli athletes' quarters commemorating the victims of the Munich massacre which occurred on September 5–6 during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.
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Bali Bombing Memorial
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U.S. Air Force personnel from work alongside civilian firefighters to remove rubble from the explosion site of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The U.S. Air Force is provided around-the-clock support of personnel, equipment, and supplies during rescue and relief efforts.
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Pasukan Gerakan Khas or PGK is a national law enforcement counter-terrorism team in Malaysia. 
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Pasukan Gerakan Khas or PGK is a national law enforcement counter-terrorism team in Malaysia. In this image two operatives of Pasukan Gerakan Khas Detachment A including one female operator arms with Heckler & Koch MP5-N submachineguns. The MP5-N used by the team is equipped with an Aimpoint CompM2 Red-Dot optical sight and Insight Technology tactical flashlight.
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Directorate of Terrorist Identities
Directorate of Terrorist Identities
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Ayman al-Zawahiri  leader of al-Qaida  in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaida, in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization.
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The FBI Hostage Rescue Team, created in 1983, trains at Quantico. The team has been involved in many high-profile cases and deployed on more than 200 missions in the U.S. and abroad.
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An Federal Bureau of Investigation Enhanced Special Weapons And Tactics team moves in to surround a C-130 during an exercise Keesler Air Force Base. The FBI's Enhanced SWAT teams are not as highly trained or equipped to take on the missions that are often assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team but they have more advanced training and equipement than the regular FBI SWAT teams.
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Taxis have been used by terrorists to carry out their activities in the past in Mumbai.
Taxis have been used by terrorists to carry out their activities in the past in Mumbai.
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