ISIS puts bull's-eye on Mecca, Medina

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Now that the Islamic State has issued a declaration that Muslims around the world must adhere to its recently announced caliphate, jihadist fighters say Mecca and more…

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…

Al-Qaida factions reuniting under ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Rival al-Qaida jihadist militant groups are begrudgingly praising the exploits of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or ISIS, as it steamrolls through Iraq more…