The Islamic State’s branch in the Sinai bombed a hotel, killing four.
The Washington Post gives a look into the “medieval reality show” that is the Islamic State’s propaganda machine, where “[b]attle scenes and public beheadings are so scripted and staged that fighters and executioners often perform multiple takes and read their lines from cue cards.”
Three Syrian women who escaped the Islamic State recount their experience as members of the group’s morality police.
The US is using banking records to choose their targets against the Islamic State, aiming to wipe out sources of financial revenue for the terror group.
Germany has joined the coalition fighting the Islamic State.
Somali group Al Shabaab have claimed attacks in northeastern Kenya.
Two Turkish journalists have been jailed for their reporting on Turkey’s arms smuggling to Syria, and have been charged with espionage and aiding an armed group.
Turkey has scrapped a deal with a Chinese firm for long-range missile defense architecture.
Israel successfully tested the Barak-8 missile defense system.
Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank has become a symbol and site of ongoing violence.
Taiz, Yemen’s third largest city, struggles under the weight of a months-long Houthi siege.
The UAE is sending Colombian mercenaries into the fight in Yemen.
Iran sentencedWashington Post reporter Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison sentence for espionage.
A US military investigation concluded that the crew of the AC-130 gunship that bombarded the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz mistook it for another building and military procedure failed to correct the error.
Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is looking for a comeback.
In two districts in Helmand, the Afghan Taliban have put on a rare show of cooperation and allowed the government to reopen schools.
Food prices have increased as fighting has disrupted farming in Afghanistan’s breadbasket. “While retreating, the Taliban mined our fields with IEDs. The crop is ready for harvest but we cannot touch one fruit or vegetable.”
Haroon Bhatti, the founder of Pakistani terror group Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, waskilled while in police custody – reportedly while acting as an informant. The group’s former leader, Malik Ishaq, also died in police custody in July.
A remote-controlled bomb attack unsuccessfully targeted Pakistan’s federal minister for housing and works in northwestern Pakistan.
Gunmen struck a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh Thursday night.
Russia will help Cambodia build a nuclear power plant.
The U.N. human rights investigator on North Korea has said that Russia’s extradition pact with Pyongyang could have serious repercussions for defectors.
The Chinese air force held drills in the West Pacific.
The trade war between Russia and Ukraine is expanding.
2 million Crimeans were left without power after saboteurs attacked power lines. Here, residents describe life in the blackout.
Many of Russia’s (millions of) Muslims see the Russian intervention specifically as a war on Islam.
Moldovan police detained 13 members of a suspected paramilitary group allegedly planning to attack two cities, including the capital, and establish a breakaway separatist republic.
France’s far right capitalizes on the country’s heightened fear of terrorism.
The debate over Syrian refugees strikes a personal chord with Japanese-Americans.
Four former US drone operators are speaking out against the program, discussing civilian deaths, kill-driven mentality among operators and PTSD.
A federal appeals court ruled that the DOJ can continue to keep internal documents about targeted killing a secret.
The Guardian gained access to one of FARC’s remaining rebel cells, holed up in the Colombian jungle as a five decade revolution comes to an end.