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examiner.com
Libya; British and Italian Marines hit by ISIS suicide bombers - US media yawnsare remaining tight-lipped, word is bubbling to the surface that the ISIS terro
Libya; British and Italian Marines hit by ISIS suicide bombers - US media yawns
examiner.com / Posted 6 hours ago
are remaining tight-lipped, word is bubbling to the surface that the ISIS terrorists have attacked a convoy of British, Italian, and Libyan troops. And while various news services are quickly reporting on the situation, the joint Italian-British... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Democracy On Trial?In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges former Prime Minister R
Democracy On Trial?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 hours ago
In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on the state of Kenya's "tribal" democracy, political violence, impunity and corruption, and the rise of al-Shabab. Raila Odinga is a legendary opposition... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Somalia: 11 soldiers killed as extremists retake townMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic
Somalia: 11 soldiers killed as extremists retake town
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 13 hours ago
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia, killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers. Col. Abdinur Yusuf said dozens of armed al-Shabab fighters... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Somalia: 11 soldiers killed as extremists retake townMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic
Somalia: 11 soldiers killed as extremists retake town
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 14 hours ago
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia, killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers. Col. Abdinur Yusuf said dozens of armed al-Shabab fighters... Read more
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ABC News
Somalia: 11 Soldiers Killed as Extremists Retake TownA Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptur
Somalia: 11 Soldiers Killed as Extremists Retake Town
ABC News / Posted 14 hours ago
A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia, killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers. Col. Abdinur Yusuf said dozens of armed al-Shabab fighters stormed Runirgod, in the Middle... Read more
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BBC News
Somalia mosque collapses kills 15 in Mogadishu - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Somalia mosque collapses kills 15 in Mogadishu
BBC News / Posted yesterday
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America Somalia mosque collapses kills 15 in... Read more
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DW
Several killed in Somalia mosque collapse |Soft power against al-Shabab in Somalia 09.03.2016 While American forces in So
Several killed in Somalia mosque collapse |
DW / Posted yesterday
Soft power against al-Shabab in Somalia 09.03.2016 While American forces in Somalia are fighting the militant group al-Shabab with air attacks, security experts think a political solution should be the way forward. That includes the upcoming... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Trevi fountain runs red with 'blood' of persecuted Christiansin red light on Friday (Apr 29), symbolising the spilt blood of persecuted Chri
Trevi fountain runs red with 'blood' of persecuted Christians
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
in red light on Friday (Apr 29), symbolising the spilt blood of persecuted Christians, in a grim makeover for one of Italy's most iconic monuments. Tourists looked on as survivors and relatives of victims of attacks on Christians in Africa and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Terrorists Misrepresent Islam - Bilal PhilipsDr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips a Jamaican-Canadian Islamic scholar based in Qatar
Terrorists Misrepresent Islam - Bilal Philips
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips a Jamaican-Canadian Islamic scholar based in Qatar, has established an online Islamic university that offers courses in various fields of human endeavour. He was recently invited to Nigeria by an Islamic organisation,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AU Forces Face Resurgent AlThe Islamic State militant group claimed its first ever attack in Somalia earli
AU Forces Face Resurgent Al
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
The Islamic State militant group claimed its first ever attack in Somalia earlier this week, though the claim hasnot been verified. Meanwhile, al-Shabab militants have stepped up their attacks as Somalia gears up for elections later this year. The... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Quiet strength prevails in Obama legacyNo, of course, I would never say “I told you so.” Reminding people that you wer
Quiet strength prevails in Obama legacy
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 2 days ago
No, of course, I would never say “I told you so.” Reminding people that you were right, particularly about a controversial president of the United States, is just not cool. Over the last eight years, there have been many times when I showed... Read more
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The News & Observer
Obama’s last chance to end ‘forever war’the president the authority to wage it The decision to go to war – even when c
Obama’s last chance to end ‘forever war’
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
the president the authority to wage it The decision to go to war – even when carried out remotely from the air with minimal risk to Americans – is simply too important to entrust to a single branch of government President Barack Obama shakes... Read more
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Breitbart
Jihadi John Slipped Past Intelligence Services into Syria By Posing as a Migrantby the British authorities before his departure as he was suspected of attempti
Jihadi John Slipped Past Intelligence Services into Syria By Posing as a Migrant
Breitbart / Posted 3 days ago
by the British authorities before his departure as he was suspected of attempting to travel to Somalia to fight with Al Shabab. Despite this, he was able to travel on a British passport to Albania while carrying large sums of cash on one leg... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Somali Lawmaker Escapes Death Narrowly in MogadishuMogadishu — Somalia lawmaker Aden Ibrahim Dhayow escaped death narrowly on Tues
Somali Lawmaker Escapes Death Narrowly in Mogadishu
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Mogadishu — Somalia lawmaker Aden Ibrahim Dhayow escaped death narrowly on Tuesday evening after gunmen who are believed to be Al-Shabaab militants attacked him in his Mogadishu house and injured five of his security guards. The terrorist attack... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
When Schools and Students Become Spoils of Warmissing. The anniversary, and that of the kidnapping of another 300 schoolchild
When Schools and Students Become Spoils of War
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
missing. The anniversary, and that of the kidnapping of another 300 schoolchildren from another town, marks a grim roll call for education in the country's northeast: more than 910 schools destroyed, 1,500 forced to close, at least 611 teachers... Read more
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Aljazeera
When schools and students become spoils of warmissing. The anniversary, and that of the kidnapping of another 300 schoolchild
When schools and students become spoils of war
Aljazeera / Posted 4 days ago
missing. The anniversary, and that of the kidnapping of another 300 schoolchildren from another town, marks a grim roll call for education in the country's northeast: more than 910 schools destroyed, 1,500 forced to close, at least 611 teachers... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Security Forces Capture Wanted Al Shabaab LeaderIntelligence and security agency (NISA) have raided a house in Kahda district i
Security Forces Capture Wanted Al Shabaab Leader
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Intelligence and security agency (NISA) have raided a house in Kahda district in which Mr Fahan was hiding for weeks from Al shabab. Somali federal government has previously accused the nabbed leader of planning several deadly attacks on SNA and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Multiple Suicide Blasts Reported in Somaliaalive before they commit the suicide during the raid on the house. Raydable, i
Multiple Suicide Blasts Reported in Somalia
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
alive before they commit the suicide during the raid on the house. Raydable, is a key village located between Baidoa and Burhakabo towns in Bay region. The area has been under Al shabab control for years before the coalition forces retook on Sun... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Migration in the Developing Worldfresh opportunities and a better life to journey South-South. The distances ma
Migration in the Developing World
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
fresh opportunities and a better life to journey South-South. The distances may be shorter - most travel is between regional neighbours - but navigating official restrictions can be just as hard. This week, more than 40 Ethiopians, believed to be... Read more
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Daily Mail
Extremists wanted to build a route from Syria to U.S. through MexicoMinnesota man who tried to join ISIS wanted to build a route from Syria to the
Extremists wanted to build a route from Syria to U.S. through Mexico
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
Minnesota man who tried to join ISIS wanted to build a route from Syria to the U.S. through Mexico, prosecutors say Guled Ali Omar, 21, of Minnesota, is believed to have conspired to build a route from Syria to the U.S. through the Mexican... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Hard Times Driving Youth to MigrateSomali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said lack of opportunity is to blame for
Hard Times Driving Youth to Migrate
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said lack of opportunity is to blame for the number of young Somalis boarding rickety boats in hopes of reaching Europe. The United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday that up to 500 migrants may have drowned... Read more
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The Washington Times
SEAN DURNS: When ‘journalists’ kill journalistsANALYSIS/OPINION: On April 11, 2016, Hassan Hanafi, a member of al-Shabab (“Th
SEAN DURNS: When ‘journalists’ kill journalists
The Washington Times / Posted 10 days ago
ANALYSIS/OPINION: On April 11, 2016, Hassan Hanafi, a member of al-Shabab (“The Youth”), a U.S.-designated terror group that operates in Somalia and surrounding areas, was executed by Somalian authorities. U.S. news outlets, such as CNN, noted that... Read more
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Marshall Independent
Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in USMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for c
Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in US
Marshall Independent / Posted 10 days ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for conspiring to join the Islamic State group had discussed the possibility of attacks in the United States, according to a document filed by prosecutors. Prosecutors said... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in USMINNEAPOLIS (AP) � Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for c
Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in US
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 10 days ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) � Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for conspiring to join the Islamic State group had discussed the possibility of attacks in the United States, according to a document filed by prosecutors. Prosecutors said... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in USMINNEAPOLIS (AP) � Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for c
Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in US
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) � Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for conspiring to join the Islamic State group had discussed the possibility of attacks in the United States, according to a document filed by prosecutors. Prosecutors said... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in USMINNEAPOLIS (AP) � Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for c
Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in US
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 10 days ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) � Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for conspiring to join the Islamic State group had discussed the possibility of attacks in the United States, according to a document filed by prosecutors. Prosecutors said... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in USMINNEAPOLIS (AP) � Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for c
Feds: Minnesota men spoke of terrorist attacks in US
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) � Some of the four Minnesota men facing trial next month for conspiring to join the Islamic State group had discussed the possibility of attacks in the United States, according to a document filed by prosecutors. Prosecutors said... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Asks UN Security Council Complete Lift of Arms Embargo On SomaliaPresident of the federal government H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has asked the Co
President Asks UN Security Council Complete Lift of Arms Embargo On Somalia
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
President of the federal government H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has asked the Council to lift the United Nations complete lift of the arms embargo on Somalia since 1990s. Mr Mohamud said the lifting of the arms embargo would help speed up the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SRSG Keating's Briefing On Somalia at the Security Councilamid great insecurity - another reason why progress is reversible. Too many civ
SRSG Keating's Briefing On Somalia at the Security Council
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
amid great insecurity - another reason why progress is reversible. Too many civilians and too many soldiers are dying. Al Shabab remains a potent threat. An Al Shabaab incursion into the coastal area of Puntland in mid-March highlighted the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Are Ordinary Ugandans' Voices Missing in the Oil Pipeline Deal?oil. Uganda agreed to the southern route because it is more secure, shorter an
Why Are Ordinary Ugandans' Voices Missing in the Oil Pipeline Deal?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
oil. Uganda agreed to the southern route because it is more secure, shorter and less costly. Much as some government officials were noncommittal on whether the southern route was final, it was widely held that the deal was done because Uganda's... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Is Seeking Russia's Help in Fighting Al ShabaabSomalia is asking Russia to help equip its armed forces to fight terrorism in t
Govt Is Seeking Russia's Help in Fighting Al Shabaab
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Somalia is asking Russia to help equip its armed forces to fight terrorism in the Horn of Africa nation, where Islamic militant group al-Shabab is waging a deadly insurgency against the Western-backed government, according to Sputnik news agency,... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
‘Why are you filming? We will soon be dead’Asylum seeker captures boat journey to Australia with his smart phone | DailyTe
‘Why are you filming? We will soon be dead’
Daily Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
Asylum seeker captures boat journey to Australia with his smart phone | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on this website SearchUse keywords to search content on this website Mohammed El Anezi reflects on his journey to... Read more
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New Kerala
Somalia: UN envoy welcomes progress in preparations for elections in 2016 - newkerala.com #51757another reason why progress is reversible. Assistance needed to address short-
Somalia: UN envoy welcomes progress in preparations for elections in 2016 - newkerala.com #51757
New Kerala / Posted 12 days ago
another reason why progress is reversible. Assistance needed to address short-term realities Moreover, he said that Al Shabab remains a potential threat, and an incursion into the coastal area of Puntland in mid-March highlighted the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
14,000 people to elect next Somali parliament this yearUNITED NATIONS (AP) � Somalia's president said Tuesday the Horn of Africa natio
14,000 people to elect next Somali parliament this year
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 12 days ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) � Somalia's president said Tuesday the Horn of Africa nation, which is grappling with violent extremists, has agreed that an electoral college with almost 14,000 people will elect members of parliament later this year � a hundred... Read more
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Salon.com
14,000 people to elect next Somali parliament this yearUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Somalia’s president says the Horn of Africa nation, which
14,000 people to elect next Somali parliament this year
Salon.com / Posted 12 days ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Somalia’s president says the Horn of Africa nation, which is grappling with violent extremists, has agreed that an electoral college with almost 14,000 people will elect members of parliament — a hundred times more than the 135... Read more
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ABC News
14,000 People to Elect Next Somali Parliament This YearSomalia's president said Tuesday a new electoral process for the Horn of Africa
14,000 People to Elect Next Somali Parliament This Year
ABC News / Posted 12 days ago
Somalia's president said Tuesday a new electoral process for the Horn of Africa nation will be far more democratic this year when an electoral college of thousands elects members of parliament — compared to just 135 elders who selected the current... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AU Mission Apologises for Somali Civilian DeathsThe African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has apologised for a
AU Mission Apologises for Somali Civilian Deaths
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has apologised for accidentally killing four civilians after soldiers mistook them for al-Shabab fighters when they failed to stop at a roadblock. The apology came on Sunday, a day after the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Moral conflict in modern warfarethe Sky can generate conversation about the true cost of war in the era of dron
Moral conflict in modern warfare
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 days ago
the Sky can generate conversation about the true cost of war in the era of drone strikes. Eye in the Sky details a fictional military operation featuring the near-future technology of remote-controlled drone strikes. Photo / Supplied After... Read more
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Aljazeera
AU mission apologises for Somali civilian deathsThe African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has apologised for a
AU mission apologises for Somali civilian deaths
Aljazeera / Posted 14 days ago
The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has apologised for accidentally killing four civilians after soldiers mistook them for al-Shabab fighters when they failed to stop at a roadblock. The apology came on Sunday, a day after the... Read more
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Khaleej Times
Calderon rues missed points in Al Wasl's push for thirdcontenders Al Wahda. They then host the much-improved Dibba before concluding t
Calderon rues missed points in Al Wasl's push for third
Khaleej Times / Posted 15 days ago
contenders Al Wahda. They then host the much-improved Dibba before concluding their campaign with a tough away test against Al Shabab. And Calderon said that they need to erase those mistakes and get maximum points from their remaining three... Read more
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Nottingham Post
The UK's largest Gin Festival is taking place in Nottingham this weekendLooking for something to do this weekend? Look no further... UK's largest Gin
The UK's largest Gin Festival is taking place in Nottingham this weekend
Nottingham Post / Posted 15 days ago
Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further... UK's largest Gin Festival: Although the event - with more than 100 different gins to try - at the Nottingham Conference Centre, in Burton Street, has sold out there is a reserve list, at... Read more
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Nottingham Post
The UK's largest Gin Festival and 11 other things happening in Nottingham this weekendUK's largest Gin Festival: Although the event - with more than 100 different gi
The UK's largest Gin Festival and 11 other things happening in Nottingham this weekend
Nottingham Post / Posted 16 days ago
UK's largest Gin Festival: Although the event - with more than 100 different gins to try - at the Nottingham Conference Centre, in Burton Street, has sold out there is a reserve list, at eventbrite.co.uk. Alternatively the Bell Inn, in Angel Row, is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Somali President Lauds Sudan Support to SomaliaKhartoum — Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mahmud said his country is on the ri
Somali President Lauds Sudan Support to Somalia
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
Khartoum — Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mahmud said his country is on the right track and it will return to its normal and pioneering role in regional and international forums. The Somali Head of State addressing a celebration organized by the... Read more
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Evening Standard
Eye In The Sky, film review: Alan Rickman's final film expertly madeAnother fine film about drone warfare, last year’s Good Kill, starring Ethan Ha
Eye In The Sky, film review: Alan Rickman's final film expertly made
Evening Standard / Posted 16 days ago
Another fine film about drone warfare, last year’s Good Kill, starring Ethan Hawke, concentrated on the psychological pressure it inflicted on a veteran pilot, repeatedly inflicting carnage in Waziristan from the safety of an air-conditioned box in... Read more
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DW
'Jihadi recruiter' sentenced to 15 years in prison by Belgium court |An appeals court in Brussels extended the sentence for the radical Islamist rec
'Jihadi recruiter' sentenced to 15 years in prison by Belgium court |
DW / Posted 17 days ago
An appeals court in Brussels extended the sentence for the radical Islamist recruiter Khalid Zerkani on Thursday, upping his prison time by three years. Federal Prosecutor Bernard Michel described Zerkani as "the biggest recruiter of jihadis Belgium... Read more
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The Washington Times
JAMES LYONS: The ‘old Iran’ is still at workANALYSIS/OPINION: President Obama is scheduled to attend a summit with the lea
JAMES LYONS: The ‘old Iran’ is still at work
The Washington Times / Posted 17 days ago
ANALYSIS/OPINION: President Obama is scheduled to attend a summit with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) on April 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The GCC is a Sunni organization comprised of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Rescind the deal with Saudi Arabiahave trained and continue to train Wahhabi fighters for Taliban and other terro
Rescind the deal with Saudi Arabia
Calgary Sun / Posted 17 days ago
have trained and continue to train Wahhabi fighters for Taliban and other terrorist outfits. Al Qaida, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabab are all products of the Wahhabi extremist puritanical teachings that have spawned and perpetrated 9/11, 7/7 London... Read more
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DW
'Jihadist recruiter' sentenced to 15 years in prison by Belgium court |An appeals court in Brussels extended the sentence for the radical Islamist rec
'Jihadist recruiter' sentenced to 15 years in prison by Belgium court |
DW / Posted 17 days ago
An appeals court in Brussels extended the sentence for the radical Islamist recruiter, Khalid Zerkani, on Thursday - upping his prison time by three years. Federal Prosecutor Bernard Michel described Zerkani as "the biggest recruiter of jihadists... Read more
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The Washington Times
Human rights abuses rise around world, State Department report showsHuman rights abuses by governments and nonstate actors are on the rise worldwid
Human rights abuses rise around world, State Department report shows
The Washington Times / Posted 18 days ago
Human rights abuses by governments and nonstate actors are on the rise worldwide, according to an annual review by the State Department, which homed in on the usual suspects of Syria, Iran, China, North Korea and Russia — but also faulted allies such... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
U.S. cites global governance crisis for declining human rightsunrest of all sorts, including violent extremism." The report condemned abuses
U.S. cites global governance crisis for declining human rights
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 18 days ago
unrest of all sorts, including violent extremism." The report condemned abuses by the Islamic State group, Boko Haram, al Shabab and the Taliban in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and several African nations where it said lack of governance, poor... Read more
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