'Enemy of mine enemy' in Mideast conflict

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_398291" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Golan Heights[/caption] WASHINGTON – The race to take over the Syrian Golan Heights has pitted the strategic intentions of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah against those more…

ISIS poised to attack Christian towns

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Some 3,000 Sunni jihadist fighters have gathered in the Syrian Qalamoun mountains bordering eastern Lebanon, poised to attack a series of Christian towns in northern and more…

Expert: FBI 'neutered' by Muslim Brotherhood

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A veteran national-security specialist disputes FBI Director James Comey's contention that restrictions on information-gathering are the main hindrance to uncovering ISIS conspiracies in the U.S. Clare more…

FBI has opened ISIS cases in 49 U.S. states

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – As ISIS spreads its influence and rule not only in its caliphate of portions of Syria and Iraq but also in non-contiguous areas of North Africa more…

Murder of pilot sparks tough, new question

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1664455" align="aligncenter" width="596"] ISIS video purported show Jordanian pilot being burned alive[/caption] WASHINGTON – The gruesome murder of captured Jordanian F-16 pilot Lt. Muath al-Kasabeh by ISIS more…

The big flip: U.S.-backed fighters
switch to ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1659805" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Members of the Free Syrian Army[/caption] WASHINGTON – Before it even begins, the U.S. training and equipping of Syrian opposition forces to fight the more…

U.S.-Iran nuke deal could isolate Israel

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_131207" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama[/caption] WASHINGTON – Amid an election campaign, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces further isolation with the more…

FBI veteran 'appalled'
at Holder's 'politicizing' of DOJ

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_910871" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Attorney General Eric Holder[/caption] WASHINGTON – A recently retired FBI agent has slammed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for “blatant politicizing" of the Department more…

The one thing Muslims suddenly quiet about

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1642505" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi[/caption] WASHINGTON – It's been four weeks since Egyptian President Abdel al-Fattah delivered his fiery speech to Islamic clerics at more…