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Continuing coverage of the ISIS terror threat in Iraq and Syria
A new audio recording was released Wednesday purportedly featuring a Japanese hostage held by ISIS and setting a deadline for a prisoner swap.
Jordan has agreed to a prisoner exchange that could free a Jordanian pilot held by ISIS, but the fate of a captured Japanese hostage is uncertain.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran was among 10 people killed when gunmen apparently linked to ISIS attacked a hotel used by Westerners in Libya.
A candlelit vigil was held in Tokyo for Kenji Goto, the Japanese journalist held hostage by ISIS and threatened with execution.
Jordan's information minister said Wednesday the nation is willing to release a would-be suicide bomber in return for a pilot being held by ISIS.
An ISIS commander who claims to have lived in the U.S. has been killed, according to jihadis in the Middle East.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday responded angrily to a new audio message about ISIS hostage Kenji Goto.
A Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot held hostage have less than 24 hours to live, according to a purported ISIS video message.
Japan said it was working closely with Jordan to secure the release of its citizens being held by ISIS and a captured Jordanian pilot.
Two men detained as suspected jihadis were wearing burqas because one was visiting a secret girlfriend, according to police in Turkey.
Richard Engel tells the story of Ahmad Rashidi, a man who survived a month in captivity in the Islamic State.
ISIS has called on its supporters to carry out more terror attacks in Western countries, according to an audio recording released Monday.
Japan promised to keep using diplomatic channels to secure the release of an ISIS hostage - but admitted it yet to make contact with his kidnappers.
he website of Malaysia Airlines was hacked Monday by a group that proclaimed support for ISIS and also vowed to release data stolen from the site.
President Obama called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to offer condolences for the apparent killing of a Japanese citizen by ISIS militants.
ISIS militants beheaded one Japanese hostage and now want to trade the life of a second for the release of a failed female suicide bomber.
Japan said Saturday that officials were investigating a new video purportedly claiming ISIS had executed one of two Japanese hostages.
Japan promised not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to free two hostages threatened with beheading by ISIS militants demanding $200 million.
Shannon Conley, 19, wanted to marry a suitor she met online and travel to Syria to help ISIS terrorists, prosecutors said.
Junko Ishido, mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, choked back tears as she made an emotional appeal in Tokyo.
The mother of a Japanese journalist held hostage by ISIS made an emotional appeal for his safety Friday, revealing he had recently become a father.
The Islamist terror group gave Japan 72 hours to pay it $200 million or it would kill two citizens that it captured.
The mother of a Japanese journalist facing a deadline of Friday for execution, pleaded with ISIS to release her son.
Japanese Twitter users are facing their country's hostage crisis by mocking ISIS with a nationwide photoshop battle.
Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took issue Thursday with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi saying aid from the U.S. has slowed.
Speaking in London, England, Secretary of State John Kerry discusses the multiple fronts in which the 60-plus nation coalition is battling ISIS forces.
Japan was struggling to contact ISIS extremists holding two hostages before a deadline set by the group expired in less than a day.
Speaking in London, Secretary of State John Kerry said attacks on western interests were planned a long time before the west's battle with ISIS began.
A network of anti-ISIS cells has been carrying out hundreds of guerrilla attacks in Mosul, Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi told NBC News.
A dozen Iraqi bird breeders kidnapped by ISIS have been released after their families paid ransoms to the extremists, one of their fathers said.
A Japanese journalist held hostage by ISIS extremists traveled into Syria to search for his friend shortly before going missing himself, a guide says.
In October 2014, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto reported from Kobani on the Turkey/Syria border as ISIS fighters battled to take control of the town.
A senior military official says the U.S.-led war against ISIS kills about 1,000 fighters a month, but they are being replaced with more new recruits.
Police in Germany investigating a suspected Islamist extremist terror cell raided 13 apartments early Tuesday.
ISIS militants released a video purporting to show two Japanese hostages on Tuesday and demanded a $200-million ransom.
ISIS transported the captives from the northern town of Tal Afar, where they were being held for the past five months.
Raising doves and pigeons is a deadly pursuit in ISIS-controlled Iraq.
U.S. troops will be sent to the Middle East to train Syrian opposition rebels as part of the wider fight against ISIS militants.
ISIS released a video that appears to show a child soldier shooting and killing two prisoners whom the militants accuse of spying for Russia.
On Saturday, an ISIS supporter renewed a threat of attacks on police officers, soldiers and civilians in the U.S., France, Canada and Australia.
The girls, ages 16 and 17, were picked up by authorities Dec. 30 as they tried to make their way to Syria to marry ISIS fighters there.
Mohammed Hamzah Khan was allegedly planning to fly to Turkey to join ISIS fighters when he was arrested at a Chicago airport in October.
Marines stationed at an air base north of Baghdad have been under assault by ISIS mortars, but officials described them as a "nuisance."
Three would-be ISIS fighters armed with explosives were arrested as they tried to enter Iraq from Iran, border police told state media Monday.
The U.S.-led coalition battling against ISIS pounded Raqqa late Thursday, according to The Associated Press and a local activist group.
U.S. officials concerned over recent pledges of allegiance to Iraqi-Syrian terror group, saying it could spread its bloody tactics to new arenas.
As a paid member of the Iraqi army, Mazin should be helping his country fight ISIS. Instead, the father-of-three is battling traffic as a taxi driver.
Fighter jets, bombers and drones carried out 16 attacks in Syria and 15 attacks in Iraq as a coalition battles the Islamist terror group.
Generations of the Shasho family have left comfortable lives in Europe to fight on the Yazidi front lines in Iraq.
The pilot is the first known military member to be captured from the international coalition that has been fighting against ISIS for months.
Pope Francis also urged dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians and condemned the Taliban attack that killed more than 130 students in Pakistan.
The Jordanian fighter pilot has been taken captive by the terror group after his plane crashed in Syria, U.S. Central Command said in a statement.
Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of Yazidis trapped there by Islamic State fighters, a Kurdish leader said Thursday
Peshmerga fighters reported to have freed hundreds of people, including Yazidis, trapped by ISIS fighters on Iraq's Mount Sinjar.
One official said that the setback to ISIS may be temporary.
Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a 24-year-old engineer, was being questioned by authorities, Bangalore's top police official, M.N. Reddy, said.
Exclusive data shared with NBC News shows that Syrian security forces and ISIS have been delicately dancing around each other ahead of a final showdown.
Head of IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center explained why ISIS and the Syrian president both want to spin the detail in the Syrian crisis.
The Secretary of State asked Congress Tuesday for new war powers in the fight against ISIS, but said lawmakers should not limit U.S. military action.
Iraq's Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi, visits the newly liberated town of Beiji, which is now free of ISIS militants. Iraqi and Shiite forces recently retook the city, which is home to the country's largest oil refinery.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Baghdad to thank U.S. troops for their contributions in the fight against ISIS.
20-year-old Kreshnik B. jailed for 3 years 9 months in Germany's first trial of a home-grown member of ISIS. His identity was protected by court order.
A jihadi has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison in Germany's first "foreign fighter" trial related to ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
The Islamist terror organization ISIS has set up training camps in Libya, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez said.
A small team of doctors and nurses provide last remaining medical facility in Kobani. When the generator fails, they carry out surgery by flashlight.
Iran appears to be launching airstrikes against ISIS targets in eastern Iraq, according to the Pentagon.
Like many other modern couples, Al-Baghdadi and Sujidah al-Dulaimi first met on the web.
William Dubois died after his fighter jet developed mechanical problems on the way to an ISIS-related mission in the Middle East.
Pervin talked about defending Kobani 'to the last drop of blood' before joining her father Farouk on the front line fighting ISIS.
A teenager who is fighting ISIS in Kobani only discovered that her father had also taken up arms when she bumped into him on a street corner.
One of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's wives and children has been arrested in Lebanon, the country's defense ministry confirmed to NBC News.
As Kurdish militias remain locked in a bitter clash with ISIS forces, the town of Kobani has become a shell of its pre-war state.
Officials said the warning is not connected to any specific or new threat.
"Ghost soldiers" were men on the army payroll who paid their officers a portion of their salaries and in return did not show up for duty.
Officials said his plane malfunctioned on takeoff and then went down while he tried to return to an airstrip in Jordan.
Few civilians remain in Kobani. Some moved to the city's edge by the Turkish border, including young Mustafa who shows war-weariness beyond his years.
A militant organization with ties to ISIS claimed responsibility late Sunday for the death of an American oil worker in Egypt.
Canada is trying to confirm reports that a Canadian citizen has been captured in Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.
The attack on the Syrian town from within Turkey — which was denied by the government — would be a first for the Islamist militant group.
Former election candidates are being hunted down, arrested and publicly executed by ISIS militants in Iraq.
Some 900 officers swooped in on mosques, prayer rooms and homes across Austria in an operation against alleged recruiters and financiers of ISIS.
Kurdish fighters spent months resisting ISIS onslaught, helped by allied airstrikes. They now claim to control 80 percent of the battle-scarred town.
The flow of women traveling to Iraq and Syria to wed jihadis has "significantly increased," according to one of Germany's top intelligence officials.
Only one of them is in custody, the other slipped out of the country to Turkey.
One man arrested trying to fly from Minneapolis to Turkey, but court documents indicate two others may have joined the terror group in Syria.
The United Kingdom is more at risk from a terrorist attack than "at any time before or since 9/11," according to Home Secretary Theresa May.
Spiritual leader of Yemen-based Al Qaeda offshoot says ISIS is sowing dissent in the terrorist ranks, improperly demanding allegiance to "caliphate."
Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who grew up as Peter Kassig in Indiana, was killed on video after being abducted by ISIS in Syria in October 2013.
ISIS fighters attacked a government complex in the heart of an Iraqi provincial capital on Friday, local officials said.
Fresh intelligence indicates that while air attacks have led to limited gains on the ground, more foreign fighters have joined the fray.
French authorities on Wednesday identified a second one of their citizens as taking part in a video that showed the murder of an American aid worker.
ISIS has announced monthly taxes on students attending schools and colleges in Mosul, according to parents in the Iraqi city.
The White House press secretary said the review will not include the U.S.' longstanding policy of refusing to pay ransom.
ISIS has killed American aid worker and Iraq war veteran Peter Kassig, but the newly-released video differs from the others.
Terrorism expert, Jean-Charles Brisard tells NBC News how he was able to recognize French national, Maxine Hauchard, in the newly released ISIS propaganda video.
ISIS broke a pattern when it released a gruesome video announcing Peter Kassig’s murder to the world.
The parents of the U.S. aid worker beheaded by ISIS militants called Monday for healing and freedom for people being held around the world.
France name one of its citizens as an executioner in the latest ISIS video showing the beheading of an American hostage.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks in Washington, D.C., about the challenges posed by ISIS and comments on the beheading of American Peter Kassig.