extremism

Attackers Plough Van into London Crowd, Stab Revellers, Kill Six

By Paul Sandle and David Milliken LONDON, June 4 – Suspected militants drove a van into pedestrians at high speed on London Bridge on Saturday night before stabbing revellers on nearby streets, killing at least six people and wounding nearly 50. Armed police rushed to the scene and within eight minutes of receiving the first

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Trump: People in the Middle East have Borne the Brunt of Terrorism

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason RIYADH, May 21 – U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their share to fight “Islamist extremism” on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups while urging unity among religions. In his much-awaited speech in Saudi Arabia on

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Web Giants to Cooperate on Removal of Extremist Content

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, Dec 6  – Web giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database. The companies will share ‘hashes’ – unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos – of extremist content they have removed from their

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Curbs on Extremist Online Content Threaten Free Speech

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON, Nov 30  – Governments seeking to curtail the spread of extremist content online risk jeopardizing free speech and privacy rights, an international group comprising some of the largest U.S. technology firms said in a report on Wednesday. The Global Network Initiative said companies should not be pressured by governments to change

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Kerry Urges Pakistan to Push Harder Against Extremists

NEW DELHI, Aug 31 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Pakistan had made progress in the fight against extremism in recent months, but urged Islamabad to push harder against militants hiding within its borders as tensions with neighbor India rise amid more violence in the disputed region of Kashmir. “It is clear that

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Yemeni Army Kicks Out Al Qaeda From Eastern Yemeni City- Residents

ADEN, Aug 14 – Yemeni government forces backed by Arab coalition aircraft and gunboats drove al Qaeda militants out of the city of Zinjibar in eastern Yemen on Sunday, residents said. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has exploited a 16-month-old civil war between the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and

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Boko Haram Video Claims to Show Missing Nigerian School Girls

BAUCHI, Nigeria, Aug 14 – Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has published a video apparently showing recent footage of dozens of school girls kidnapped two years ago, and saying some of them have been killed in air strikes. Dozens of the girls who were abducted in the town of Chibok in 2014 managed to flee

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Daesh Militants Claim Capture of U.S. Weapons in Afghanistan

By Josh Smith KABUL, Aug 7 – Militants linked to Daesh have released photos that purport to show weapons and equipment that belonged to American soldiers and were captured by the group in eastern Afghanistan. The photos, which came to light on Saturday, show an American portable rocket launcher, radio, grenades and other gear not

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Woman Killed, Five Injured in Central London Knife Attack

By Costas Pitas and Michael Holden LONDON, Aug 4 – One woman was killed and five others injured by a man with suspected mental health issues who went on the rampage with a knife in central London, an attack police said could be linked to terrorism. Armed police were called at 10:33 p.m. (2133 GMT)

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Afghanistan Weighs Daesh Threat After Kabul Attack

By Hamid Shalizi and James Mackenzie KABUL, July 26 (Reuters) – Daesh is threatening more attacks against Afghanistan’s Hazara minority after Saturday’s suicide blasts in Kabul that killed 80 people, pledging to retaliate against support by some in the mainly Shi’ite group for the Assad regime in Syria. But assessing the threat from Daesh, in Afghanistan,

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