Chibok schoolgirl rescued from Boko Haram yearns to return home

Boko Haram's abduction of 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria sparked a global campaign #bringbackourgirls.
Aug 17, 2016

Update: At least 28 killed after explosions hit Istanbul airport

Turkish officials said the attackers blew themselves up after shooting dozens of people at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul. At least 28 are dead.
Jun 28, 2016

EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge

The jet was less than a third full, with 66 people on board, including 30 Egyptian and 15 French nationals.
May 19, 2016

Easter Day bombing in Pakistan kills 70, including 29 children

Sunday's suicide bombing at a public park was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban's Jamaat-ur-Ahrar faction, which once declared loyalty to Islamic State.
Mar 28, 2016

26 killed in suicide bomb attack at Iraq soccer game

The bombing occurred just as the winners were being handed their trophies, officials said. 26 people died and 71 were injured.
Mar 25, 2016

Ivory Coast makes arrests in al Qaeda beach attack that killed 19

Nineteen people were killed in the Ivory Coast attack. Authorities arrested 15 suspects this week, but still seek the suspected leader, Kounta Dallah.
Mar 23, 2016

Passenger: Muslims protected Christians in Kenya bus attack

Gunmen with al Shabaab reportedly tried to force Muslim passengers to identify Christians in a Kenya bus attack, but the passengers refused to cooperate.
Dec 22, 2015

Seattleites pray for Paris and for humanity at vigil

Some mourners thought of the victims in Paris and of the victims of an earlier devastating attack in Beirut also claimed by ISIS last week.
Nov 16, 2015

Loaded label “terrorism” misleads readers, stokes prejudice

Journalists should be cautious of repeating the loaded term "terrorism" without question in news articles, which can lead to prejudice against Muslims.
Oct 28, 2015

Homegrown extremists bigger threat in U.S. than jihadist attacks, says study

Homegrown extremists have killed nearly twice as many people in the United States as self-proclaimed jihadists since 9/11, according to a recent count.
Jun 24, 2015

Searching for a solution to the Somali remittance crisis

Somali Americans came together with politicians to look for a way to keep remittance money flowing to Somalia in spite of banks' restrictions.
Apr 3, 2015
Convicted suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi was executed Wednesday in a misguided act of retaliation for ISIS's murder of a captured Jordanian pilot. (Still from Jordanian TV)

Tit for tat executions are no way to counter ISIS

Jordan's execution of Islamist prisoners as revenge against ISIS sets a disturbing precedent.
Feb 7, 2015
"We are all thinking about it," said Egal, regarding the interruption of money transfer operations. "We have to help back home." (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Anti-terrorism regulations cut a critical lifeline to Somalia

Starting today, immigrants in Washington have no legal way to send money back to family in Somalia.
Feb 6, 2015

What’s happening in Saudi Arabia and Yemen (and what it means for us)

Making sense of the recent political changes on the Arabian Peninsula.
Jan 29, 2015
French Seattle Charlie Hebdo reaction

French Seattle reacts to Charlie Hebdo attacks

Seattle’s French community was shaken by the killings, which many say were a challenge to the core beliefs of their home country.
Jan 14, 2015
Children who live on Rusinga Island in western Kenya. (Photo by Jason Koenig)

Nairobi mall attack is a symptom of neglected youth

In Africa, and around the globe, we’re losing our young men to militancy and extremism.
Oct 4, 2013
The controversial ad, show mugshots of 16 of the 31 people on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

State Department to pull controversial anti-terrorism ad campaign

Following a huge community backlash, the Joint Terrorism Task Force is abruptly ending a “Faces of Global Terrorism” ad campaign piloted in Seattle this month.
Jun 25, 2013

We are all Boston, but not Baghdad, Benghazi or Mogadishu

Right now we are all Bostonians. Maybe in the near future, we can also be the rest of the world sometimes.
Apr 22, 2013

A long commute through Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

My friend and I squeeze in the front seat of the pickup. We’re lucky–others are stuck in the back without seats in the freezing winter, getting tossed in the air when the driver crests the hills. It was another one of those days when I would travel between my home in Dera Ismail Khan and […]
Jan 17, 2013
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The trouble with traveling while Arab

I waited too long to book a flight home to visit my family in Amman to be picky about my flights. The only option under $2000 was a four hour layover at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. The price and timing was fine. The racial profiling and accusation that I might be a terrorist was not.
Aug 9, 2012