ISIS defectors asking Western governments for help returning home
Disenchanted Islamic State (ISIS) members recruited from the West have increasingly been contacting their governments and asking for help in getting home, according to diplomats and a Syrian network that aids defectors.
ISIS kills dozens of its own in hunt for spies
In March, a senior commander with the Islamic State group was driving through northern Syria on orders to lead militants in the fighting there when a drone blasted his vehicle to oblivion.
The killing of Abu Hayjaa al-Tunsi, a Tunisian jihadi, sparked a panicked hunt within the group's ranks for spies who could have tipped off the U.S-led coalition about his closely guarded movements. By the time it was over, the group would kill 38 of its own members on suspicion of acting as informants.
Syrians suspected of planning ISIS attack arrested in Germany
German authorities on Thursday arrested three Syrian men suspected of planning an attack in Duesseldorf for the Islamic State group, prosecutors said.
They said the plot was thwarted by a fourth suspect, who went to French authorities with details earlier this year.
The three men were arrested in three different German states, federal prosecutors said in a statement.
The plan called for two suicide attackers to blow themselves up in central Duesseldorf and then for further assailants to kill as many people as possible using firearms and explosives, prosecutors said.
US designates North Korea 'primary money laundering concern'
The United States on Wednesday proposed new restrictions to close off North Korea's access to the international financial system and to prevent the reclusive communist country from using banks to launder money that could be used for its nuclear weapons program.
ISIS reportedly uses hundreds of families as human shields to protect Fallujah
"Several hundred" innocent families were trapped in the center of the bloody battle for the Islamic State's Iraqi hub of Fallujah, used as human shields for the terror group, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday as a leading aid group called it a "human catastrophe."
China reportedly will send nuclear-armed submarines to patrol Pacific
The Chinese military reportedly is planning to send submarines armed with nuclear weapons to patrol the Pacific Ocean for the first time amid territorial disputes over islands in the region.
Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after US airstrike kills previous one
The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor — a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.
Iraqi government forces clearing booby traps set up by ISIS outside of Fallujah
Clashes between Iraqi government forces and the Islamic State group outside the city of Fallujah briefly subsided on Tuesday, the second day of a large-scale military operation to drive militants out of their key stronghold west of Baghdad.
US airstrikes, advisers back Iraqi forces in offensive to retake ISIS-held Fallujah
The U.S. military launched airstrikes and advised Iraqi government forces in their push to recapture the city of Fallujah from Islamic State fighters Monday, a U.S. military spokesman based in Baghdad confirmed to Fox News.
Vets pleading for cleanup of black mold festering in VA hospital for months
Veterans living at a long-term care facility in a Chicago-area VA hospital are pleading for congressional intervention over being forced to live the past 10 months with black mold growing in their housing complex.
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