The Taliban is now believed to control about half of the 400 provinces in the country.
At least 67 people, including 16 children, have been killed in Gaza since the violence escalated on Monday. Officials said seven people have been killed in Israel.
All across Africa's vast expanse, one nation after another has suffered extreme violence, from killings and mutilations to kidnappings and disappearances.
A review of persecution of Christians across the world finds alarming evidence that extremists are getting closer to eradicating Christianity in some areas.
Extremists' use of technology is a persistent threat, experts warn.
"As we saw in Charlottesville, this mission is more important than ever," George Selim said.
The army has used airstrikes and street combat, yet still the Maute Group Islamist militants fight on.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to comment on the reported changes last week, but said during a briefing that the program was initially intended to focus on "rooting out radical Islamic terrorism."
The proposed revamp, would rename the multi-agency "Countering Violent Extremism" (CVE) task force to "Countering Islamic Extremism" or "Countering Radical Islamic Extremism," and eliminate initiatives aimed at other violent hate groups in the United States.
The program, "Countering Violent Extremism," or CVE, would be changed to "Countering Islamic Extremism" or "Countering Radical Islamic Extremism," the sources said.
21-year-old Varvara Karaulova is on trial for attempting to join the group.
The 15-year-old allegedly communicated with a notorious French jihadi member of ISIS.
This symbolic victory over Islamism and hatred in the U.K. remains just that—symbolic.
He faces up to 10 years in jail.
The biggest lesson to learn is the contagious nature of this phenomenon.
Extremism has taken a hold in the French Riviera city, leaving its Jewish community on edge.
Omar Mateen killed 50 people and wounded 53 more when he opened fire at a gay nightclub.
Syed Shafeeq Rahman, a physician by profession, said he had known the gunman since he was an unruly child.
This week's anniversary cover features a bloodied God and a message: The killer is still out there.
The government's new strategy requires all levels of society to counter extremism.