The plan to attack a New Year's revelers at a restaurant/bar is one of several terrorism plots uncovered in upstate New York since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
After weeks of fighting, Iraqi forces have regained control over most of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad that fell to Islamic State in May.
A retreat by NATO-trained Afghan forces in Kunduz this fall came after more than a decade of military operations against the Taliban. Many recognize the need to include the group in any political settlement.
In meetings in New York, the UN Security Council's counterterrorism committee pledged to ramp up effort to prevent Islamic State and other terrorists groups from recruiting and organizing online.
James Comey told reporters that he has 'no doubt' Mohammad Abdulazeez was radicalized by extremist Islamic materials online before his July attacks, which killed five service members in Chattanooga and prompted immediate debate about how to label the crimes.
President Obama said he may use executive action to close the military prison that violates international law. Many of the 107 remaining prisoners would be transferred to their home countries or to facilities in the US.
Nearly 1.5 million Sunni Muslim followers of the Indian Barelvi movement have formally decried violent extremists. 70,000 clerics at the annual commemoration of the founders' death now condemn terrorist groups, saying they are 'not Islamic organizations.'
Turkey has accused Russia of targeting ethnic Turkmen in Syria under the guise of anti-Islamic State bombings. The attacks, both verbal and violent, highlight ethnic conflicts guiding two countries' policies as they vie for regional control.
Among the president’s anti-Islamic State tactics is an appeal to Muslim leaders to assert an Islam based on universal values such as dignity, respect, and tolerance. Yet the US and Europe also must embrace these values to defeat all types of terrorism.
The narrative of violent jihad and civilizational conflict must be supplanted by one of tolerance and shared humanity.
A state-building manual for Islamic State administrators confirms the complexity and breadth of the group's efforts to create a functioning state, albeit one ruled by terror. In life under Islamic State, however, many civilian services seem to be suffering.
A bystander's shout during Saturday's stabbing attack on the London Tube has gone viral, and is the type of ideological condemnation that Cameron's government has looked for from the UK's Muslim community.