This Iraqi decided to become an English teacher while US troops were stationed in his town south of Mosul. When ISIS took over, they forced him — with death threats — to keep teaching, but to teach their version of facts.
Last week the Obama administration eased a 20-year trade embargo against Sudan, a nation the US still considers a sponsor of foreign terrorist organizations. Now, as the North African country looks to part with past alignments and improve US relations, it’s finding that battling extremism at home can be tricky business.
The Islamic State starts the new year under more pressure than it has faced since it erupted onto the scene in 2014. ISIS itself is losing territory, men and money. But it's still able to lash out as we've seen this weekend in Istanbul and Baghdad.
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