extremism

Lebanon Fears New Terror Wave After Multiple Suicide Attack

BEIRUT, June 28 – The Lebanese government warned on Tuesday of a heightened terrorist threat after eight suicide bombers targeted a Christian village at the border with Syria, the latest spillover of its conflict into Lebanon. The village of Qaa was targeted on Monday in two waves of suicide attacks that killed five people. The

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Pakistan Says It Has Arrested Three Daesh Members

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistani, June 27 – Counter-terrorist police raided a building in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday and arrested three men affiliated with Daesh who were planning to attack government buildings, authorities said on Monday. The raid came as police said that the Pakistani Sunni extremist group Lashkar e Janghvi

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Blast Claimed By Daesh in Riyadh Police Station Kills One

RIYADH, April 3 – An improvised explosive device planted next to a police station south of the Saudi capital Riyadh killed one person, the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement carried on state news agency SPA on Sunday. The ministry said at least three police cars were damaged in the explosion at a parking

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Bringing the War Home

Right-wing extremists are a bigger threat to America than Daesh BY Kurt Eichenwald Inside a storefront Chinese restaurant in upstate New York, neon light from a multicolored window sign glowed on the face of an extremist plotting mass murder. He had been seeking backing for his attack and, at this small establishment in Scotia, was

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To Silence Propaganda, Iraq Seeks to Take Daesh Offline

By Matt Smith DUBAI, Feb 4 – Iraq is trying to persuade satellite firms to halt Internet services in areas under Daesh’s rule, seeking to deal a major blow to the group’s potent propaganda machine which relies heavily on social media to inspire its followers to wage jihad. Social media apps like Twitter and Telegram

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Walls and Watchtowers Rise as Turkey Tries to Seal Border Against Daesh

By Humeyra Pamuk ELBEYLI, Turkey, Feb 4 – Slabs of concrete wall have sprung up and military patrols have intensified, but local people say this stretch of Turkey’s border facing Syrian territory under Daesh control is still far from water-tight. Ankara is under intense pressure from its NATO allies to seal off the 70 km

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U.S. Eyes Ways to Toughen Fight Against Domestic Extremists

By Julia Harte, Julia Edwards and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic anti-government extremists, senior officials told Reuters, even as it steps up efforts to stop Daesh-inspired attacks at home. Extremist groups motivated by a

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Neighbor of San Bernardino Gunman Indicted on Terrorism Charge

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Dec 31 – A former neighbor who prosecutors say supplied assault rifles to the couple who massacred 14 people at a county office building in San Bernardino, California, was indicted on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Enrique Marquez, 24, was charged with conspiring with

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Iran’s President Says It’s Up to Muslims to Correct Islam’s Image

DUBAI, Dec 27 – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Muslims must improve the image of their religion, which has been tarnished by the violence of hardline groups such as Daesh. “It is our greatest duty today to correct the image of Islam in world public opinion,” Rouhani told a conference on Islamic

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