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UK’s online terror policy could deepen support for Isis

Amber Rudd’s moves to crack down on radical propaganda may backfire, former Foreign Office expert warns<p>The home secretary, Amber Rudd, risks radicalising impressionable minds if she pursues her plan to impose 15-year prison sentences on people who view terrorist content online, a former head of …

Amber Rudd

Palestinians to push for full UN status - World

UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations Security Council on Feb 20 during the body's monthly meeting on …

‘Somebody had to tell these stories’: An Iraqi woman’s ordeal as an ISIS sex slave

LONDON — Islamic State militants have lost the last of their strongholds, but for Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad, a new battle is just beginning.<p>Three years after escaping militants in northern Iraq, Murad is unveiling a harrowing memoir, "The Last Girl," about her ordeal as a sex slave.<p>Murad's …

Human Rights

Angela Merkel’s Failure May Be Just What Europe Needs

In an unpredictable world, it’s always a pleasure to claim vindication for one’s own prophetic powers, and the political crisis in Germany — the inability of Angela Merkel to form a coalition government that keeps her country’s far right sidelined — could easily inspire an “I told you so” from …

Europe

Let's Use Common Sense on Radical Islamic Terrorism

Tuesday's attack by a radical Islamic terrorist that took the lives of eight people and injured a dozen in New York City was a startling wake-up call …

Extremism

My life as an ISIS sex slave — and how I escaped

Nadia Murad grew up dreaming of owning a beauty salon. The youngest of 11 children in a Yazidi family in northwest Iraq, she took photographs of all …

Germany remains a nation divided between East and West

On the left bank of the Rhine, on the leafy outskirts of Bonn, there’s a building that encapsulates the Bundesrepublik’s best and worst of times. For 44 years, the Villa Hammerschmidt was the official residence of the German President, Germany’s equivalent of the White House. No longer. Now, the …

Germany still has no government — here are the key reasons why

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she wants proper talks to begin with other political parties in order to form a coalition government, but …

Europe

Brexit Should Be Prevented, German Government Advisers Say

The U.K.’s exit from the European Union should be prevented due to the “far-reaching impact” Brexit would have, Germany’s Council of Economic …

German Politics

Progress in Brexit talks is urgently needed - Germany

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European Union

Is Germany responding to Namibia's genocide claims?

For two years, German and Namibian officials have been negotiating how to reappraise the colonial-era genocide. A Namibian politician has now claimed …

Africa

Merkel Wary of Pushing May Too Far in Brexit Talks

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>Germany’s Angela Merkel is wary that pushing U.K. Prime …

Europe

Lebanon has a racism problem

The problem of racism in Lebanon goes beyond xenophobic attitudes towards Syrian and Palestinian refugees.<p>President Michel Aoun told the United Nations General Assembly last month that Lebanon should be the permanent centre of an institution dedicated to peace education with a "focus on forgiveness …

GCC, US slap sanctions on Yemen 'terror' financiers

Qatar, the United States and five Gulf nations have imposed sanctions on 11 people and two organisations accused of financing al-Qaeda and ISIL in Yemen (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS), according to Qatari state media.<p>Qatar's National Counter-Terrorism Committee said in a …

Sanctions

Turkey, Iraq say KRG poll results must be annulled

ANKARA/TEHRAN<p>Both and Turkey and the Iraqi central government said on Oct. 26 that the results of an independence referendum held by Iraqi Kurdistan …

Turkey’s top soldier objects to term ‘Islamic terror’

WASHINGTON<p>The term “Islamic terror” is unacceptable and should not be used by political and military leaders, Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. …

CIA releases trove of documents from Bin Laden raid

The CIA has released 470,000 files that were captured during the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, in May 2011.<p>CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that he authorised the release of the massive trove of documents in the interests of "transparency" and "to enhance public understanding of …

Terrorism

Trump reactions to ISIL and far-right attacks compared

US president's tweets reveal stark difference in responses when victims are people of colour or perpetrators are white.<p>A vehicle-ramming attack in New York City has drawn a strong reaction from US President Donald Trump, who called the attacker "very sick and deranged" and pledged step vetting of …

Extremism

US colluded with ISIS in Afghanistan: Karzai

Hamid Karzai , the former president of Afghanistan , has accused the the US of working with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in …

Turkey, Russia, Iran to hold Syria summit

Hande Fırat - ANKARA<p>Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a high-level summit in Sochi on Nov. 22 to discuss the situation in Syria’s Afrin and Idlib …

Terrorist Safe Haven? Bloodshed Spikes in Central African Republic

Rising violence in the Central African Republic is stoking fears of a return to intense fighting between Christian and Muslim armed groups not seen …

Here’s How Trump Has Responded to Recent Attacks

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s labeling of Sunday’s church shooting in Texas as “a mental health problem” reflected a broad pattern in his responses to deadly mass attacks in the United States.<p>In some cases, Mr. Trump has aggressively denounced “radical Islamic terrorism” and demanded a clampdown …

Extremism