US agents foiled July 4 terror plots: FBI director

An Islamic State militant fires artillery against Syrian government forces in Hama city, Syria, in a photo posted on a militants’ website last month. Washington: The US disrupted an undisclosed number of terrorist plots tied to the Independence Day h [Read story...]

Syria army battles ISIS outside Palmyra: activists

An image grab taken from a video made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs on July 4, 2015 allegedly shows ISIS fighters gesturing as they leave Tadmur’s notorious prison. AFP PHOTO / HO / WELAYAT HOMS BEIRUT: Syrian army troops backed by [Read story...]

July 4 terror precautions were no joke

Juliette Kayyem, a CNN national security analyst, is a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a former assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and founder of Kayyem Solutions, a security consulting firm. She is a [Read story...]