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Is There a Moses Basket for Persecuted Children?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The story is as old as the tale of Moses but to see it repeated and repeated is shocking - the deliberate killing of children for political or religious reasons.

Yemen's Al-Qaida Denounces Beheadings

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior military commander of al-Qaida in Yemen denounced on Monday beheadings carried out by the group's Islamic State rivals,...

Pakistan Says Top Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Raid

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani soldiers killed a top al-Qaida operative Saturday who was indicted in the U.S. for his alleged involvement in a plot to b...

American Hostage Killed In Yemen Had 'Wanderlust'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.06.2014 | World

Luke Somers, an American who was killed during a rescue attempt against his al-Qaida captors in Yemen, had been working as a freelance photographer an...

Yemen's Al Qaeda Threatens U.S. Hostage In New Video

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen threatened an American hostage who was the target of a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces last mon...

Yemen Official: American Hostage Of Al Qaeda Targeted In Rescue Attempt

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 11.27.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official ...

Al Qaeda In Yemen Denounces ISIS

AP | AHMED AL-HAJJ | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Friday denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria an...

Opposition Figures Claim ISIS, Al Qaeda Group Agree To Cooperate In Syria

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan ...

U.S. Says Airstrikes Target 'Khorasan Cell' Of Syria Qaeda Group

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The United States said it conducted air strikes on Wednesday night against the so-...

Report: Senior Al Qaeda Official Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

SANAA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A senior al Qaeda official wanted by the United States and a local leader of the militant group's affiliate...

Islamophobia as a Muslim Problem

Ali Hashem | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Ali Hashem

Islamophobia has been for years the main complaint by Muslims around the world; the feeling of being discriminated for what you believe, practice or look like prompted many Muslims in Europe and America to raise the voice and seek changing the image by drawing a clear line between Islam and extremism.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama Syria Strategy In Tatters As U.S.-Backed Rebels Lose To Al Qaeda

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moderate U.S.-backed Syrian rebels seemed weaker than ever on Monday after a weekend of major defeats in the northwestern region of the...

Flight Delayed After Passenger Discovers WiFi Named 'Al-Quida Free Terror'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel

On Sunday, an American Airlines flight was delayed after a passenger noticed a WiFi hotspot named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork [sic]" on her phone's...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Al Qaeda-ISIS Merger A Terrifying, But Unlikely Possibility

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- In what would be a nightmare for their enemies across the United States and the rest of the West, global terror network al Qaeda and the...

Al Qaeda And ISIS Had A Spectacular Falling Out. Here's What Happened

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

To an outsider it may seem they have a lot in common, but al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, are nothing less than bitter rival...

Pentagon Investigates Reports Khorasan Leader Was Killed In Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

By Phil Stewart and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The United States is still assessing whether or not Mohsin al-Fadhli, a senior f...

PM Modi: Al Qaeda 'Delusional' To Think India's Muslims Will Follow

AP | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al-Qaida is "delusional" if it believes it holds any appeal for India's large Muslim populati...

Fighting the Islamic State: What About the Day After?

James Dorsey | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Decades of entrenched autocratic mismanagement and abusive rule in the Middle East and North Africa cannot be erased overnight. Similarly, they cannot be reversed by foreign intervention.

Why India Should Take Al Qaeda's Threat Very Seriously

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

Even though the U.S. has downplayed the threat posed by Al Qaeda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be wise to take this particular instance more seriously. Unlike previous saber rattling by Al Qaeda or even Pakistan, this latest threat is more dangerous because of its timing and agenda.

Then and Now: How 9/11 Changed the United States 13 Years Later

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Jason P. Stadtlander

Thirteen years later, I believe we have once again become complacent with some issues. The media is once again only showing us what they want us to see rather than what is actually going on. Here's how our world has changed.

As Syrian Al Qaeda Fighters Get Closer, Israel Concerned It Is Next Target

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

MEROM GOLAN, Golan Heights (AP) — For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis...

Syrian Rebels Seize Border Crossing With Israel

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Height...

Blood on a Beach

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Our ubiquitous social media are a game changer: having seen pictures of dead boys on a beach, we cannot un-see them.

Rick Perry Has A Pretty Terrible Excuse For Keeping His Opinion On Iraq Secret

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) dodged questions about Iraq during a Wednesday appearance on CNN's Crossfire, suggesting that disclosing his opinions may ri...

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...