extremism

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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Taliban Attacks Threaten Disputed Afghan District Centre

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, July 20 – Afghan security forces backed by U.S. air strikes have beaten back Taliban attacks on a vulnerable southern district, government officials said on Wednesday, after a relative lull in fighting over the month of Ramadan. In recent days, Taliban forces launched attacks on the Sangin district centre, an outpost in

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Suspected Islamist Militants Kill Four in Attacks in Kazakhstan

By Mariya Gordeyeva and Olzhas Auyezov ALMATY, July 18 – Suspected Islamist militants killed at least three policemen and a civilian in Kazakhstan’s financial capital Almaty on Monday, security sources and witnesses said, and authorities said one gunman was still at large. The attackers targeted a district police station and an office of the KNB

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