Islamic State

A horrific attack at a maternity hospital in Kabul has not been claimed by any group, but the U.S. said it bears all the hallmarks of Afghanistan’s IS affiliate.
The four men -- all reportedly citizens of Tajikistan -- were arrested on Wednesday in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The vote comes two days after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani inside Iraq, dramatically increasing regional tensions.
The president says he wants to bring home American troops. He keeps resisting diplomacy that could actually secure U.S. interests abroad.
In a 2-1 decision, the court said a U.S. District Judge improperly second-guessed whether the suspect intended to kill FBI Special Agent Kevin Coughlin.
The French president told Trump to "be serious," delivering a real-time fact check of his false claim that most Islamic State fighters are from Europe.
After Trump allowed Turkey to invade Syria, ISIS captives were able to escape from their detention in Kurdish-held areas.
Erdogan warned European leaders they should "revise their stances" toward Turkey, where scores of the militants are imprisoned.
The group identified the new leader as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi.
Studies of leadership decapitation suggest groups like ISIS often find ways to survive.