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Israel bars entry to foreigners

Foreign nationals who do not hold Israeli citizenship or residency now barred entry into Israel, foreign ministry announces.

Israel bars entry to foreigners

Australian killed fighting ISIS in Syria

Jamie Bright, a former soldier, the third Australian citizen to be killed fighting with Kurdish forces.

Australian killed fighting ISIS in Syria

Sixth charged over Australia 'tinnie terror' plan

25-year-old charged with preparing to join jihadists abroad via boat, after his passport was cancelled.

 Sixth man charged over Australia's 'tinnie terror' plan

Dutch Jihadists to be stripped of dual citizenship

Dutch citizens who join ISIS or Al Qaeda abroad to be stripped of citizenship, parliament votes Tuesday.

Dutch Jihadists to be stripped of dual citizenship

France creates 'deradicalization' centers

Centers to combat phenomenon of Islamists returning from Syria, French PM claims.

France creates 'deradicalization' centers

Fewer foreign nationals joining ISIS

US general says rate of foreign Islamists entering Syria, Iraq on the decline.

Number of foreign fighters joining ISIS plummets

27,000 foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq

Foreign nationals join Syrian civil war in droves, has doubled since 2014.

In numbers: 27,000 foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq

1 in 5 British Muslims sympathize with jihadists

Number rises to 1 in 4 among British Muslims ages 18-34 in revealing poll.

1 in 5 British Muslims sympathize with jihadists

70 Sudanese Have Joined ISIS Since 2011

Khartoum gives a definitive figure for the first time on how many of its nationals have joined ISIS; 12 were medical students.

70 Sudanese Have Joined ISIS Since 2011

Australian Charged with Fighting for ISIS

39 year-old nurse returns from Syria to face terrorism charges after allegedly being captured and forced to join the group.

Australian Charged with Fighting for ISIS

Australia to Strip Terrorists' Citizenship

First-generation Australians fighting in Syria to be stripped of citizenship to prevent terror spreading, PM Tony Abbott announces.

Australia to Strip Terrorists' Citizenship

Man Joins Jihad to Escape Child Support

Secular Muslim reportedly flees Minneapolis to escape paying $700 per month to two ex-wives, only to be killed.

Somali-American Man Joins Jihad to Escape Child Support

British 'White Widow' Now Top Leader of Al-Shabaab

British citizen Samantha Lewthwaite coordinates attacks in Somali and Kenya, intelligence officials say Monday.

British 'White Widow' Now Top Leader of Al-Shabaab

American Sentenced to 20 Years for Supporting ISIS

North Carolina man deemed a national security threat after promoting terrorism in social media, attempting to join group.

American Sentenced to 20 Years for Supporting ISIS

Turkey Deports 9 Brits for Jihadist Activity

Deportation process dragged out over two weeks after British citizens arrested for attempting to cross into Syria.

Turkey Deports 9 Brits Arrested for Jihadist Activity

Report: 47% of European Jihadists are French

At least 3,000 French nationals estimated to be involved with Islamist networks, up 24% since November 2014.

Report: 47% of European Jihadists in Syria, Iraq are French

Australian Politician Detained for Fighting ISIS

Matthew Gardiner, who joined Kurdish forces in Iraq in January, apparently arrested in Darwin, Australia.

Report: Australian Politician Detained for Fighting ISIS

ISIS Chemical Weapon Attack - in Indonesia?

Indonesian police say gas attack in Jakarta last month was the work of jihadists returning home from Syria.

ISIS Chemical Weapon Attack - in Indonesia?

Australia Stops Third Teenager Headed for ISIS

17 year-old attempted to leave Sydney to join jihadists in Syria; arrest part of wider crackdown on foreign nationals joining ISIS.

Australia Stops Third Teenager Headed for ISIS

Frmr. US Air Force Mechanic Pleads 'Not Guilty'

Mechanic Tairod Pugh accused of joining ISIS after being detained in Istanbul en route to Syria.

Frmr. US Air Force Mechanic Pleads 'Not Guilty' in Terror Trial

Half of British ISIS Terrorists Already Home

350 jihadists have returned to Britain, have been labeled as 'dangerous.'

Report: Half of British ISIS Terrorists Already Home

Could There Be 10,000 Europeans in Syria by 2016?

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls predicts exponential exodus of radicalized European Muslims to Syria and Iraq; 3,000 there now.

Could There Be 10,000 Europeans in Syria by 2016?

Australian Dies Fighting with Kurds Against ISIS

Unidentified Australian man the first Westerner to die fighting alongside the Kurds, monitor says.

Australian Dies Fighting with Kurdish Forces Against ISIS

More Australian Women Join ISIS

Trend of young women joining Islamic State a growing problem, Canberra states Saturday.

More Australian Women Join ISIS

UN Report: 15,000 Foreign Jihadists Joined ISIS

According to UN special report, mass influx of foreign nationals from 80 countries have joined ISIS in Syria, Iraq over last two years.

UN Report: 15,000 Foreign Jihadists Have Joined ISIS

Bill to Criminalize Joining ISIS

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni to propose bill to mark joining any 'non-national' military group abroad a crime, as ISIS hysteria continues.

Bill to Criminalize Joining ISIS

German Biker Gang Joins Fight Against ISIS

Photos emerge on social media of members of the group bearing arms in besieged Syrian city; group claims to be on aid mission.

German Biker Gang Joins Fight Against ISIS in Kobane

Three Toronto Teenagers Attempt to Join ISIS

Teenage girls and aspiring 'terror brides' apprehended in Istanbul; officials praise parents' alerting authorities in time.

Three Toronto Teenagers Attempt to Join ISIS

Westerners in ISIS Threaten Countries of Origin

British, French, German nationals threaten to plant ISIS flag 'on White House,' call world leaders 'liars' and 'swine.'

Watch: Westerners in ISIS Threaten Countries of Originplayer

'Several Jewish Converts Fighting for ISIS'

A 'handful' of Jewish teenagers said to have joined ISIS. Jewish community officials say trend 'inconceivable.'

French Official: Several Jewish Converts Fighting for ISIS

Economic Campaign Launched Against ISIS

The war against global jihad will only be won through attrition, experts says - to 'kill the alligator by draining the swamp.'

Economic Campaign Launched Against ISIS

Three US Citizens Join Kurdish Fight Against ISIS

A different type of foreign national: instead of joining jihadists, US citizens found to be joining fight against them.

Three US Citizens Join Kurdish Fight Against ISIS

France Charges 3 Jihadists Returning from Syria

Terrorists include brother-in-law of 2012 Toulouse terrorist Mohammed Merah; Paris rushes to bring men to trial after near-bungle.

France Charges Three Jihadists Returning from Syria

US: American Islamist Terrorists Have Returned

Obama administration concedes citizens' involvement with ISIS, Al Qaeda for the first time as concern over homegrown terror grows.

Americans Have Returned After Joining Islamists, US Admits

CO Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Support IS

US native who tried to join IS strikes deal to help intelligence agencies combat terrorism; sentencing upcoming.

Colorado Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Support ISIS

Intelligence: IS Planning Attack in US, Europe

Concerns grow over IS influence abroad, as intelligence officials claim terror group rivals Al Qaeda in the Middle East.

Intelligence: Islamic State Planning Terror Attack in US, Europe

Special CIA Unit Investigated British Islamism

Washington takes concerns over Islamism in Britain into its own hands, concerned that ISIS influence can spread to the West.

Special CIA Unit Sent to UK to Investigate British Islamists

Paris Sounds Alarm Over 'Made-in-France' Jihadists

French officials wake up to the dangerous role of foreign nationals in the Syrian Civil War, as trial of Brussels shooter continues.

France Sounds Alarm Over 'Made-in-France' Jihadists

Analysts Debate Long-Term Effect of Belgium Attack

Politicians, security experts weigh if the EU severely underestimated the risks Islamist pose to the West, compare Belgium attack to 9/11.

Analysts Debate Long-Term Effects of Islamists in Europe

Brussels Shooter Claimed Responsibility in Video

Mehdi Nemmouche, fresh from Syria, showed off arms, bragged about Jewish museum shooting in typical 'terror boast' video.

Prosecuter: Brussels Shooter Claimed Responsibility in Videoplayer