Islam Yaken was an ordinary middle-class kid in Cairo, with dreams of becoming a fitness instructor. Instead, he has ended up as a brutal ISIS fighter.
The recently announced thaw between the US and Cuba divides opinions, even within some families of Cuban Americans.
Moderate American Muslims are encountering radical recruiters in some unexpected places, including at their universities and on their Facebook pages.
Stav Shaffir once wrote guidebooks and studied music. Now she's a history-making politician known for her anti-corruption campaigning and scathing attacks on the Israeli right. Can she bring the "politics of hope" to Israel?
A year and a half ago, Ivan Rodichenko was a nightclub manager in Kiev. Now he's raising money for a battalion of Ukrainian volunteers taking on a much better funded adversary.
Imagine if Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman were asked to draw a Disney comic. Well, that's how some people describe Cairo's cutting-edge alt-zine TokTok, a millennial triumph which is prospering despite Egypt's increasingly repressive politics.
Experts are realizing there's no way to capture or kill our way out of the problem of Westerners joining radical groups in places like Iraq or Syria. Luckily, there is an increasing number of programs aimed at bringing these mostly young men back into the fold.
Abderrazak Cherif spent months and thousands of dollars trying to coax his son back from jihad in Syria. But when he finally succeeded, French authorities whisked the teenager off to jail, where his mental health is deteriorating.
There's a cyberwar being waged in Syria. And while the hacking is high tech, the methods being used are very old.
British researchers are studying Western women from afar who have migrated into ISIS territory to join the jihadist group. The women jihadists post often on social networks. And some say they aren't content to be militant wives and mothers. They are itching to fight for the Islamic State.