Israelis mark 6 months since attacks in the south of the country

Israel-Hamas war

Hamas’ deadly attacks on southern Israel on Oct. 7, 2023, left about 1,200 people dead, and about 250 taken as hostages. Some of those hostages were released after negotiations with Hamas last November. Most of the world first saw the terrifying videos and images from a music festival where hundreds had gathered for the weekend. Host Marco Werman traveled to the Nova music festival site and two other areas where Hamas struck. 

Students gather to take a group picture during the library repat the University of Mosul in front of the theatre on Feb. 19, 2022.

After years of conflict and rebuilding, Mosul University’s Central Library marks new beginning  

In this image made from video, Rwandan policemen patrol near the Amarula Palma hotel in Palma, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

20 years after 9/11, global terror threats persist in Africa

A man is shown hugging a woman who is looking into the camera with empty stadium seats in the distance.

Post-9/11, Europe’s weak spots make it a target for extremists

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

A group of men, mostly white, march with a US flag along a bridge.

The Proud Boys right-wing group disbands in Canada


Two months after being designated a terrorist organization in Canada, the group has disbanded, saying that it never posed a threat, as claimed by Ottawa officials.

Demonstrators march near the Arch of Triumph during a protest condemning the arrest of rap artist Pablo Hasél in Barcelona, Feb. 22, 2021.

Protesters in Spain say rapper’s arrest is an attack on freedom of expression

Free speech

Over the past week, thousands of protesters rallied in rapper Pablo Hasél’s defense while hundreds of artists — including Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar and actor Javier Bardem — signed petitions calling for his release.

President Joe Biden signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Jan. 20, 2021. Six of Biden's 17 first-day executive orders dealt with immigration, such as halting work on a border wall in Mexico and lifting a t

Civil rights groups oppose expanding laws to target domestic terrorists


Some lawmakers want to make it easier to investigate and charge someone for domestic terrorism. But civil rights groups say they shouldn’t. 

An angry mob storms the US Capitol building.

US Capitol attack exposes depth of America’s problem with white extremism


J.M. Berger, author of the book, “Extremism,” says his most urgent question is how and where the large and radicalized community of extremists in the US will act next, pointing out that 15%-30% of Americans identify as white nationalists.

People are shown gathering in a dusty courtyard with several single story buildings in the background.

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of Nigeria students in north


Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadist extremists have claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of students in one of the largest attacks in years on a boys’ school in northern Katsina state.