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Flying terrorist flags in the capital is an insult to victims of the London attacks

This Sunday up to 1,000 sympathisers of a terror organisation will march through London with impunity. Protestors at this ‘Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day …

Stephen Kinzer: Saudi Arabia is destabilizing the world

Just a few months ago, the governor of Indonesia’s largest city, Jakarta, seemed headed for easy re-election despite the fact that he is a Christian …

Saudi Arabia

Germany says has no choice but to pull forces from Turkish air base | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Germany will have to pull its forces out of the Incirlik air force base in southern Turkey because of Turkish government restrictions on German lawmakers seeking to visit troops there, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday.<p>German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel attends a …

Angela Merkel

Jeremy Corbyn said Isil supporters should not be prosecuted for 'expressing a political point of view'

Jeremy Corbyn has argued that people who support Islamic State should not be prosecuted for “expressing a political point of view”.<p>The Labour leader told MPs that Britain should not make "value judgements" and that holding a view was not in itself "an offence."<p>Speaking during a parliamentary debate …

Great Britain

Is Londonistan calling jihadists back to the fold?

British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised tightened counterterror laws following the deadly London Bridge attack. But that band-aid is unlikely to address the root of the problem, which goes back decades.<p>A little over a week into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, three young men jumped out of …

Greek extremists go abroad for training in revolution | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 04.06.2017

From anarchists to nihilists, militant Greek youth are increasingly networking with other global forces of violence. Left unchecked, they risk …

Europe

How cultural biases obscure women's true role in ISIS

She was not swayed by some suave jihadi, she says, not running away from a broken home, nor a repressed life or poverty - nor any of the other rationales that have been supplied to explain women's participation in ISIS's brutal jihadist campaign, which has generated countless stories of beheadings, …

London Bridge closed after 'serious police incident' – reports

Top anti-terrorism officer says Met is urgently investigating whether there was ‘assistance or support’ for attack that left seven dead and 21 in critical condition<p>London Bridge attacks – live updates<br>• What we know so far about the London Bridge attacks<p>Investigators are racing to find out how …

Extremism

U.A.E. Minister Says Gulf States in Crisis Amid Qatar Spat

A United Arab Emirates minister said Gulf Arab monarchies are going through a “severe” crisis, an apparent reference to a spat between a Saudi-led …

Poland Bucks the EU: 'We Won't Be Blackmailed' Into Taking Refugees

In an effort to aid the humanitarian refugee crisis, the European Union committed to resettling 160,000 refugees currently living in Italy and Greece …

Europe

Philippines: Hundreds trapped in battle for Marawi

Philippine forces say they now control most of a southern city where fighters linked to ISIL launched a bloody siege a week ago, as fears grow for hundreds of people unable to escape the violence.<p>Reports on Monday said that 24 civilians were among the 105 killed in the fighting between the military …

FBI 'warned MI5 in January that Salman Abedi was planning terror attack in UK'

British intelligence agency MI5 was reportedly warned by its US counterpart that Salman Abedi was planning an attack on UK soil, three months before …

Manchester bomber's brother 'plotted attack on UN envoy'

A UK newspaper alleges that the brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi plotted to attack the UN's special envoy to Libya. The plan to kill German …

Terrorism

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

MINYA, Egypt (AP) — The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote …

Exclusive: Manchester suicide bomber used student loan and benefits to fund terror plot

The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe.<p>Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making …

Terrorism

Security services missed five opportunities to stop the Manchester bomber

The Manchester suicide bomber was repeatedly flagged to the authorities over his extremist views, but was not stopped by officers, it emerged Wednesday night.<p>Counter Terrorism agencies were facing questions after it emerged Salman Abedi told friends that “being a suicide bomber was okay”, prompting …

What happened in Manchester? What we know so far about the attack

Key facts in the aftermath of the explosion that killed at least 22 people and left 59 injured<p>A terrorist attack hit a concert in Manchester on Monday evening. Here is what we know so far:

Terrorism

British Jihadi brides return home after being widowed or sent back by husbands preparing last Isil stand

British jihadi brides are returning home after being widowed, or being sent away by husbands preparing to make a final stand with the Islamic State group.<p>As many as 10 British women and their children have left the extremists’ so-called caliphate in recent months and a couple have already made it …

Africa’s new slave trade: how migrants flee poverty to get sucked into a world of violent crime

Thousands who dream of a better life in Europe face horrors of modern slavery on way across the Sahara to Libya<p>Six months after Muhammed Yusuf had been sold, tortured and forced to watch as a friend died, he found himself back at the parched, dusty bus station where his ordeal began, facing the man …

Africa

A Fatal and Fiery Photograph Reawakens Memories of a Soldier’s Life

In the days after Specialist Hilda Clayton was killed during a training exercise in Afghanistan, a condolence page sprang up on website of The Augusta Chronicle, her hometown newspaper in Georgia. Friends and family shared memories of her human rights essay in school, her love of football, and the …

The Mother of All Terrorist Groups Isn't the Islamic State

On April 13, the U.S. military dropped a huge bomb on caves and tunnels used by Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan. The resulting blast …

In Rare Move, Death Sentence in Delhi Gang Rape Case Is Upheld

NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court upheld on Friday the death sentence for four men who were found guilty of raping and disemboweling a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in 2012, a crime that came to embody the menace lurking in India’s sprawling, chaotic cities.<p>The decision was unusual. While …

Years after US Iraq intervention, Yazidis are still seeking safety on a mountain

Wadha Khalaf sits cross-legged on the rough ground, throwing dough between her hands like she’s done it a million times before.<p>The 45-year-old mother of 13 is a new arrival among the thousands of displaced Yazidis living on top of Mount Sinjar, in northern Iraq — a sacred place for people of her …

Yazidis

Hamas is staring down the barrel of a huge long-term problem

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last 10 years, I've interviewed Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal four times.<p>I interviewed him again this week as he announced Hamas' new policy document.<p>One thing you always notice when interviewing Meshaal is that he doesn't give short answers. He doesn't often speak publicly, but when …

meshaal

Douglas Murray on immigration, Islam and identity

Douglas Murray hopes his new book, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, won’t be seen as incendiary.<p>Given that it opens with …

Konvertiten erleben heftige Angriffe

Eine zum Christentum übergetretene Afghanin wurde ermordet. Immer wieder werden in Deutschland Flüchtlinge angegriffen, weil sie sich vom Islam …

Japan's police fear turf battle among yakuza after split in Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi gang

There could be a spike in violence after former members of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi went their own way.<p>Police in Japan are on high alert after one of …

Hamas modifiziert ihr politisches Programm

Seit Jahren agiert die im Gazastreifen herrschende Hamas isoliert. Grenzübergänge zu Israel und Ägypten sind blockiert. Setzen die radikalen …

Revealed: How EU has been secretly plotting to block Theresa May over EU migrants for weeks

The EU has been plotting for weeks to thwart Theresa May’s plans to secure a deal for British expats in Europe and migrants in the UK, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.<p>Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, is reported to have been “astonished” by Mrs May’s demand that an agreement …

The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned.<p>The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under …

Security