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Muslim Extremist Gives his Life To Christ After Being Welcomed by Christians In ISIS-Torn Syria

A persecution watchdog group has shared the story of a Muslim extremist who upon witnessing a church service led by Christians in war-torn Syria decided to abandon his radical lifestyle and turn to Jesus Christ. (more…)

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YouTube Launches Counter-terrorism Experiment to Redirect Would-be ISIS Recruits to Jihad-debunking material

Google’s big experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank, Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube. Now, when a potential ISIS recruit searches for known extremist content using a predefined set of keywords, they’ll instead be redirected to videos that deconstruct and

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Philippine Congress Votes to Extend Martial Law in Mindanao

The Philippine Congress voted on Saturday to extend martial law in the southern part of the country, giving the military five more months to crush a rebellion there by Islamic State-inspired militants. (more…)

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Pentagon Withholds $50 Million in Military Aid to Pakistan

The Pentagon has withheld tens of millions of dollars remaining in military aid to Pakistan after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis decided that Islamabad was not taking enough action to counter the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network. (more…)

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Hot Mic Audio Shows Israeli PM Netanyahu Criticizing EU for Undermining Relations, Admits Strikes Weapons Shipments to Hezbollah in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union's "crazy" insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties. (more…)

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Indian Priest Kidnapped By Islamic Militants Is Still Alive, Yemeni Official Says

A top Yemeni official has declared that Father Tom Uzhunnalil, an Indian priest kidnapped by Islamic militants during an attack on a Missionaries of Charity retirement home in March of 2016, is still alive despite previous reports of his deteriorating health. (more…)

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Philippine President Asks Congress to Extend Martial Law on Island of Mindanao Until End of the Year

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year, to grant him time to crush a rebel movement inspired by the c group. (more…)

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Terrorists Finding Sanctuary in Libyan Deserts

A series of military victories over extremist Islamic groups along Libya's Mediterranean coastline has forced hundreds of militants, including Islamic State fighters, to seek refuge in the vast deserts of the North African nation, already home to militias from neighboring countries, cross-border criminal gangs and mercenaries. (more…)

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