Worries mount as affiliates of the group issue calls for sympathizers to head to the area.
Al-Qaida's chapter in Yemen was officially behind the deadly shooting at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris on Jan. 7, at least according to al-Qaida's chapter in Yemen.
The top-ranking leader of the Taliban faction that claimed responsibility for last month's mass slaughter of 153 people, many of them children, at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, has taken to the Internet to warn that his group is prepared to strike again.
A U.S. drone strike and air assaults by Pakistani military forces killed 38 people this weekend in tribal areas near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, official sources reported Sunday.
According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Islamic State forces were closing in on capturing the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday. This development was of particular concern to Erdogan, as Kobani is close to the border between Syria and his own country.
The Islamist militant onslaught in Iraq raises the specter of a sectarian conflict spilling across the embattled nation's borders, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday.
It's not like we couldn't have seen this coming: Due in part to a special request made by the head of the Pakistani army, the U.S. has been asked to scale back significantly on the number of CIA operatives in Pakistan and to stop drone attacks on northern militants.
The US troops that remain in Iraq after last summer's withdrawal face some new challenges from within Iraqi factions, as some previously American-allied members of the Awakening Councils are apparently joining the ranks (continued).
The Sept 30 incident in which NATO aircraft fired across the border of Pakistan, killing two Pakistani soldiers, has not been forgotten in that country, and the fiery retaliatory strikes that have ensued compelled the American ambassador (continued) .