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Afghanistan is officially the most dangerous country in the world — more proof the US war there has failed

The US has been fighting a war in Afghanistan for nearly two decades. Peace talks are stalled and ISIS is reorganizing there after its defeats.
President Donald Trump's social media director, Dan Scavino, has maintained a close relationship with the president amid constant chaos in the White House.

Trump tried to convince lawmakers his Syria pullout was popular by having his social media director read Twitter

"Get Dan Scavino in here," Trump reportedly said at a meeting to persuade skeptical lawmakers of the popularity of his abrupt pull-out from Syria.
President Donald Trump listens as his National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks during a presidential memorandum signing for the "Women's Global Development and Prosperity" initiative in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2019.

Trump reportedly vexed with advisers’ approach to rising tensions with Iran

President Donald Trump's views towards Iran are reportedly at odds with some of his staff, including national security adviser John Bolton.

Experts say that ISIS’ leader is taking a big risk to capitalize on the Sri Lanka attacks — and that it’s a ‘big middle finger...

One expert described a new video as the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's "way of saying that he's still in control and is still calling the shots."
A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 27, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.

A deadly shootout between Sri Lankan soldiers and suspected militants has killed at least 15 people, including civilians and children

Authorities in Sri Lanka have been conducting raids across the country after bombs erupted on Easter Sunday, targeting luxury hotels and churches.
Zahran Hashim, the radical Muslim cleric believed to be the mastermind of the Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings, is said to have died in the attack on the Shangri-La Hotel.

Sri Lanka’s president says the mastermind of the Easter Sunday bombings died in one of the attacks

Multiple reports say Zahran Hashim was a radical cleric who was driven out of his hometown for his extremist beliefs.
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz is seen above in March 2018.

US ambassador to Sri Lanka says the scale of the Easter Sunday attacks suggests bombers may have had foreign support

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks which have killed 359 so far, while Sri Lankan officials have pointed to two domestic terror groups.
A Sri Lankan relative of a bomb blast victim weeps at a morgue in Colombo on April 22, 2019, as people gather hoping to identify loved ones missing or killed in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels

An Islamic extremist group has been linked to Sri Lanka’s Easter attack, and it’s a symptom of rising extremism across the country

Religious extremism has been on the rise in Sri Lanka since the end of the country's civil war, culminating in the attack that killed almost 300.

A man was arrested for considering an attack in the US to avenge the New Zealand mosque shooting

An Albanian man was arrested in Montana after claiming he wanted to attack random people to avenge those killed in New Zealand's mosque shooting.