Iraq invaders' new 'state' appeals to young

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, not only has declared the creation of a caliphate but is more…

ISIS plans to smash borders of Mideast map

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Claiming its goal is to smash the "partitioning of Muslim lands by crusader powers," the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, has set out more…

Iraq: The Russians are coming,
the Russians are coming

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_997805" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki with Russian President Vladimir Putin[/caption] WASHINGTON – Embattled Shiite Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki disclosed in a BBC interview he more…

Al-Qaida factions reuniting under ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_984695" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sunni fighters under the ISIS banner[/caption] WASHINGTON – Rival al-Qaida jihadist militant groups are begrudgingly praising the exploits of the Islamic State of Iraq more…

ISIS scores big with Iraqi WMDs

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_977885" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sarin stockpiles[/caption] WASHINGTON – The terrorists running amok in Iraq – members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – may have access to more…