State Dept: ISIS Abuses Include "Modern Slavery"

Jul 29, 2015
ISIS – also known as ISIL, Daesh, or the Islamic State – has used modern slavery and human trafficking as a tactic in Iraq and Syria, according to the State Department’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report.

Ennahda Condemns Sousse Attack

Jun 29, 2015
On June 26, a gunman identified as Seifeddine Rezgui attacked the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse and killed more than 38 people, mainly foreign tourists.

Report: ISIS Human Rights Abuses in 2014

Jun 25, 2015
The brutality of non-state actors - particularly ISIS - was one of the most notable trends in human rights abuses in 2014, according to the State Department's Country Report on Human Rights Practices.

Report: Terrorists Exploit Instability in Middle East

Jun 25, 2015
The Middle East is the world's "primary theater" for terrorist activity, according to the State Department's 2014 Country Reports on Terrorism.

U.S. Sanctions Target Businesses Linked to Hezbollah

Jun 10, 2015
On June 10, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued sanctions targeting several Lebanese companies and businessmen for supporting Hezbollah, an Islamist militia and political party in Lebanon.

Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker: ISIS Result of Exclusion, Repression

Jun 09, 2015
On June 8, the speaker of Iraq’s parliament Dr. Saleem al Jubouri traced the origins of ISIS – also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the Islamic State – to the “policy of exclusion and repression of freedoms during the past.”

Turkey's AKP Loses Parliamentary Majority

Jun 09, 2015
On June 7, Turkey’s ruling Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in 13 years.

Report: Local Conflicts Key to Understanding Extremism in Africa

Jun 08, 2015
Violent extremists in Africa often have transnational ties but capitalize on local conflicts, according to a June 2015 report from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.

Survey: Jordanians Back Campaign Against ISIS

Jun 01, 2015
Jordanians have limited awareness of political parties and support the international campaign against ISIS, according to a survey conducted by the Middle East Marketing and Research Consultants on behalf of the International Republican Institute.

Tunisian President on Islam, Politics and Extremism

May 21, 2015
On May 20, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi discussed challenges facing Tunisia at an event hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace. Essebsi, the founder of the secular Nidaa Tounes party, cited his country’s political system as a model for the region.