Islamic terrorism

Four caskets are covered with the Canadian flag of red and white as mourners look on.

For the first time, Canada applies terrorism charges to acts of Islamophobia


Nathaniel Veltman has been charged with murder in the case of the Azfaal family. Some legal experts say that adding the terrorism charge signals a shift in how Canada prosecutes those accused of terrorist activity.

Nadia Murad gestures with her hands against a blue sky.

Yazidi women still fear ISIS months after their defeat

Conflict & Justice
IS spokesman and head of external operations Abu Muhammad al-Adnani is pictured in this undated handout photo, courtesy the U.S. Department of State.

Who was Abu Muhammad al-Adnani and what does his death mean for ISIS?


United States commits ground soldiers to battle militia in Uganda

Violence returns to Iraq as America plans withdrawal

How 9/11 prompted more young people to enter the military

Global Politics

In the past three years, the U.S. Military has overwhelmingly exceeded their recruitment goals in all branches — a military couple explains why they enlisted.

Police have erected barricades and mourners have left flowers outside Reina, the nightclub in Istabul where 39 died during a terrorist attack.

These three charts will help you understand Turkey’s recent terrorist attacks


Terrorist attacks in Turkey have become more frequent and brutal. But the attack inside an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day is only the most recent.

A local vigilante checks a vehicle at a check point in Michika town, after the Nigerian military recaptured it from Boko Haram, in Adamawa state May 10, 2015.

Getting the Chibok girls home is one thing. Knowing what to do with them once they get there is another.


Rebuilding communities torn apart by Boko Haram isn’t as easy as returning former child soldiers and forced brides back to their homes.

Restaurant window damaged in 2008's militant attack is seen at the railway station in Mumbai.

Did bulk surveillance programs really stop an American-born terrorist? Probably not


After Edward Snowden, the US government said its controversial surveillance programs had stopped a terrorist – David Coleman Headley. But a number of Snowden documents show otherwise.

Andrew Luger, US Attorney for Minnesota, speaks during a news conference in Minneapolis on April 20, 2015. FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton stands at left.

Six Somali Americans are caught attempting to join ISIS ‘by any means possible’


Six Somali Americans from Minneapolis have been arrested and charged with terrorism for planning to join forces ISIS, marking just the latest instance of jihadi recruitment among Minnesota’s large Somali population.