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Robb Leech and Richard DartNews this week of the death of Douglas McCain, an American who joined the ISIL militia and was killed in Syria, has hit close to home for Robb Leech. The British filmmaker’s stepbrother, Richard Dart, turned to Islamist extremism in 2009 and was convicted in England for plotting to commit terrorist acts in 2012, but Leech never thought of abandoning him. Instead, he turned on his cameras and delved into the militant community to learn more.


2014-08-27 05:00:00 -0600

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde attends a conference about the future of the Euro zone in ParisChristine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance ...


2014-08-27 03:53:16 -0600

A screen grab from an Al-Jazeera video shows Peter Theo Curtis, a 45-year-old a freelance journalist, during his detention by Al-Qaeda militants in SyriaAmerican journalist Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the United States, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group.


2014-08-26 23:25:52 -0600