Islamic State militants blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in Syria -- and have now released photos of the devastation.
Brain chemistry, previous training and pack mentality likely led to the heroic restraining of a terrorist by five men on a French train.
Islamic State militants on Sunday blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, an official said, the latest in a series of cultural relics to be destroyed by the jihadist group. Continue reading →
The men who took down a heavily armed attacker on a French train were awarded France's highest honor.
The retired chief archaeologist was beheaded after he refused to leave the ancient city.
At this moment, there are more than 250,000 child soldiers fighting in wars around the world. ISIS is no stranger to using children directly in combat, as propaganda subjects, or as suicide bombers.
Islamic State shock troops, looking like a kind of macabre SWAT team, are rumored to be an elite and threatening new contingent of the terrorist organization.
Climate change is a big worry in Latin America, Asia and Africa, but ISIS makes more Europeans and North Americans anxious.
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