Spanish police believe members of a terrorist cell had planned to fill vans with explosives and set off a huge blast in Barcelona.
It's been more than a week since the Trump administration abruptly switched out of "America first" mode and into intervention mode in Syria, and the public should be asking important questions.
Bloggers' deaths are buried in the language of terrorism, but it's much more complicated than that.
Officials tighten security measures in former border-free zone amid terror warnings.
The West's knee-jerk reactions to the Paris attacks are based on ignorance of what the jihadi organization is and what its motives are.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders reiterates his support for those fleeing war and violence in the Middle East.
But it is "illegal under U.S. and international law to transfer weapons to human rights abusers, or to forces that will likely use it to commit gross violations of human rights," says a representative of a Quaker group.
Meanwhile, human rights advocates predict a backlash against refugees.
The militant group's destruction this week of the ruins of a temple in the ancient city of Palmyra is an attempt to reduce history to a mere digital memory, the epistemological equivalent of a LOLCats meme or a Vine prank.
Despite the suspect's initial claims that he had been hungry and acting purely out of self-interest when he held up a Paris-bound train last Friday, the French government is now officially investigating the foiled attempt by 26-year-old Moroccan gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani as a terrorist act.