Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of militants involved in Medina suicide bomb attack

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Medina last summer widely blamed on Islamic State. The suspects, which included foreign and Saudi citizens, were detained in the Western port city of Jeddah,… Read More Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of militants involved in Medina suicide bomb attack

Philippines’ Abu Sayyaf militant group threatens to kill its hostages

In a jarring video that surfaced this week, several foreigners plead for their countries to pay ransom to the Abu Sayyaf Islamist group to secure their release — or else, they say, they’ll be killed in a month. Two men speaking on the video said they were hostages and Canadian citizens. One said he was… Read More Philippines’ Abu Sayyaf militant group threatens to kill its hostages