CNN

Top intelligence official: ISIS to attempt U.S. attacks this year

February 10, 2016

Washington (CNN)Top U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that ISIS was likely to attempt direct attacks on the U.S. in the coming year and that the group was infiltrating refugees escaping from Iraq and Syria to move across borders.

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CBS News

Iran-Saudi Arabia tensions complicate road ahead for U.S.

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January 11, 2016

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are not only threatening regional stability but also present a challenge for the U.S., as it tries to help resolve other conflicts in the area and gain more traction in the fight against ISIS. After Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric, protesters stormed the Saudi Arabian embassy in

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Wall Street Journal

Intelligence Gap Fuels Extremist Rise in Afghanistan

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December 23, 2015

KABUL—Fourteen years after the U.S. and its allies routed most al Qaeda militants from Afghanistan, the country is again becoming a haven for extremist groups, the result, in part, of inadequate surveillance of its far-flung territory, Afghan and Western officials say.

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The Washington Post

The Islamic State’s suspected inroads into America

November 17, 2015

U.S. authorities have charged 66 men and women around the country with alleged Islamic State activities. Men outnumber women in those cases by about 5 to 1. The average age of the individuals — some have been charged, others have been convicted — is 25. One is a minor. The FBI says that, in a

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New York Times

Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?

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July 28, 2015

There was something about Diyaa that his wife’s brothers didn’t like. He was a tyrant, they said, who, after 14 years of marriage, wouldn’t let their sister, Rana, 31, have her own mobile phone. He isolated her from friends and family, guarding her jealously. Although Diyaa and Rana were both from Qaraqosh, the largest Christian

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Wall Street Journal

Would New Borders Mean Less Conflict in the Middle East?

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April 14, 2015

Shortly after the end of World War I, the French and British prime ministers took a break from the hard business of redrawing the map of Europe to discuss the easier matter of where frontiers would run in the newly conquered Middle East. Two years earlier, in 1916, the two allies had agreed on their

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