Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is struggling under pressure from state crackdowns and internal divisions, according to a new report by Nathan Brown and Michele Dunne for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
On August 5, the U.S. Treasury issued new sanctions targeting financial supporters of al Qaeda and the Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s Syria branch.
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.
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.
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.
The Middle East is the world's "primary theater" for terrorist activity, according to the State Department's 2014 Country Reports on Terrorism.
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.
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.”
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.
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.