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In The Eye Of The Storm

BY Safa Joudeh Over the past month, two separate attacks on on scores of tourists have taken place on Egyptian soil. The tragedies should have kicked off some serious soul-searching, and counter-terrorism tactics ought to have come under scrutiny. But the unexpected has happened. An accidental military airstrike on a convoy of Mexican tourists, and

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Among The [Dis]Believers

The Rapid Rise of Daesh Has Come to A Head in Paris BY Kareem Shaheen “A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.” This was the sage advice of the author, J. R. R. Tolkein in his work, The Children of Húrin. It

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France Invokes EU’s Mutual Assistance Clause In Fighting Daesh

BRUSSELS, Nov. 17 – France invoked the European Union’s (EU) mutual assistance clause for the first time on Tuesday, asking its partners for military help and other aid in missions in the Middle East and Africa after the Paris attacks, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. He said all 28 EU member states had accepted France‘s

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Polls Show 63 Percent Of Americans Fearful of a Paris-Style Attack

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A majority of Americans want the United States to intensify its assault on Daesh following the Paris attacks, but most remain opposed to sending troops to Iraq or Syria, where the militant group is based, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. That view runs counter to comments by some 2016 Republican presidential

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Anonymous Hackers Declare Cyber War On Daesh

LONDON, Nov. 16 – The Anonymous hackers collective is preparing to unleash waves of cyberattacks on Daesh following the attacks in Paris last week that killed 129 people, it said in a video posted online. A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask said Daesh militants who claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks were “vermin” and

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Police Raid Homes in France, Vow “It’s Just the Beginning”

By Chine Labbé and Crispian Balmer PARIS, Nov 16 – Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following Friday’s Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was the possible mastermind. Prosecutors said one of the killers had been stopped and fingerprinted in Greece last

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G20 Summit In Turkey Focuses On Syria, Daesh Militancy

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 15  – U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday to step up efforts to eliminate Daesh and prevent more attacks like those in Paris, while urging Russia’s Vladimir Putin to focus on combating the jihadist group in Syria. British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will also urge President Vladimir Putin on

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France Launches Air Strikes in Syria; Paris Investigation Widens

By Emmanuel Jarry and Robert-Jan Bartunek PARIS/BRUSSELS, Nov 15 French warplanes pounded Daesh positions in Syria on Sunday as police in Europe widened their investigations into coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people. Daesh has claimed responsibility for Friday’s suicide bombings and shootings, which have re-ignited a row over Europe’s refugee crisis

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Holder of Syrian Passport Found in Paris Attacks Was Asylum Seeker

BY Ivana Sekularac and Igor Ilic BELGRADE/ZAGREB, Nov 15 – The holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night’s attacks in Paris was registered as a refugee in several European countries last month, authorities said. The man, identified by Serbian authorities only by his

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