Abu Islam al-Iraqi, a former ISIS commander who ran clandestine cells of suicide bombers in the Iraqi town of Kirkuk has had some time to think about what he's done. Author Robin Wright says he has few regrets.
At the annual Arab League summit this week in Jordan, top agenda items include ongoing violent conflicts and terrorism threats. But many young Arabs say their leaders need to do much more to address jobs, education and the economy.
Yemen's Ansar Allah, better known as the Houthis, were a homegrown religious-political movement receiving little more than moral support from Iran. But their war with Saudi Arabia is causing Iran to send weapons, risking a real proxy war.
When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have upped the ante in their war of words. Both are now denouncing the other's Islamic legitimacy. The two Persian Gulf powers are already locked in numerous proxy conflicts across the region. The US is not happy about the mess.
Israeli researchers say they have developed a variety of cannabis that can fight disease without inducing the effects associated with smoking a preparation of the plant's dried leaves known as marijuana.
Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”
Since the tragic attack at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, there have been a lot of questions about how Islam views depiction of the Prophet Muhammed. So, can you or can't you draw the Prophet?