Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki, a Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after over two years of captivity with Boko Haram militants, presents her child to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria May 19, 2016. (Photo by Afolabi Sotunde for Reuters.)

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
Ambulance cars arrive at Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following a blast June 28, 2016.  (Photo by Osman Orsal for Reuters.)

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
An unidentified woman reacts as she waits outside the Egyptair in-flight service building, where relatives and friends of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo are being held, at Cairo International Airport, Egypt May 19, 2016. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany for Reuters.)

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
Family members comfort a woman mourns the death of a relative, who was killed in a blast outside a public park on Sunday, during funeral in Lahore, Pakistan, March 28, 2016. (Photo by Mohsin Raza for Reuters.)

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
(Image by The Seattle Globalist.)

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
Soldiers stand guard on the beach following an attack by gunmen from al Qaeda's North African branch, in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, March 14, 2016.(Photo by Luc Gnago for Reuters)

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
Members of al Shabaab parade at Ala Yaasir camp, outside of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, September 3, 2011. (Photo by Feisal Omar for Reuters.)

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
People gathered Sunday outside of Ines Patisserie in Capitol Hill in Seattle for a vigil honoring the victims of last week's attacks on Paris. (Photo by Megan Herndon.)

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
A stack of newspapers (Photo by Jon S. via Flickr.)

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
Hundreds join in a Muslim prayer at the beginning of Seattle's vigil in Westlake Park in honor of three Muslim students who were killed in a shooting in Chapel Hill in February. (Photo by Alex Garland.)

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
Somali-Americans gather to discuss the issue of Somali remittances at the New Holly gathering hall yesterday, April 31st. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman / The Seattle Globalist)

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
(Illustration by Sarah Glidden)

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
Syrians express their condolences to Boston.

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
Public transportation in South Waziristan, in the lawless Tribal Areas between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Photo by Gohar Masud)

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