Islamic State taxes masses to swell its coffers.

The jihadist group’s earnings from different sources are approaching $1 billion a year. Across wide swathes of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic Sate (IS), with the goal of building a credible government, has set up a predatory and violent bureaucracy th ...

Christian-Muslim dialogue only way out in Kenya: Pope.

Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the “barbarous” Islamic extremist attacks that have struck the African country recently, saying religio ...

Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia.

Ukraine last month banned all Russian airlines from flying into Ukraine but Russian planes have been allowed to fly over its territory. Ukraine’s Prime Minister said his government has decided to close the country’s airspace to all Russian p ...

Donald Trump does not rule out Muslim database.

S Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has created a controversy by saying he “would certainly implement” a database system tracking Muslims in the US to protect the country against terrorism. “I would certainly implement tha ...

Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US presidential race.

The bloody attacks in Paris are putting the Syrian refugee crisis at center stage in US politics as migrants from that war-torn country surge toward the West and security concerns rise. Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio on Sunday said the Unit ...

Attacks may divide city, fear Parisians.

Tony Balet came to work on Saturday with a ribbon pinned on his shirt. It was red, white, blue and black. “People died because they were innocent and they were young,” he said. “They had nothing to do with anything; they were just out to ...

Obama and Netanyahu: A story of slights and crossed signals.

For US President Barack Obama, it was a day of celebration. He had just signed the most important domestic measure of his presidency, his health care program. So when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel arrived at the White House for a hastily arr ...

Bombs across Baghdad kill 9 people.

Bombs in and around Baghdad killed at least nine people on Saturday, police and medical sources said, highlighting security challenges that include Islamist militancy and sectarian conflict. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Islamic State ...