terrorism

Will Daesh Claim Stabbing of Italian Doctor in Bangladesh?

DHAKA, Nov 18 – An Italian doctor working as a missionary was stabbed in the neck during an attack by three assailants in northern Bangladesh on Wednesday and was admitted to hospital, police said, reporting the latest in a series of attacks on foreigners. The assault on the 60-year-old man, identified as Father Pero, in

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Terrorism Is Faithless

Extremist groups resort to brainwashing and bribery to gain followers  By Rami G. Khouri  The brutal nature and wide geographic scope of the terror attacks by Daesh in recent weeks that killed over 400 innocent people in Sinai, Beirut, Baghdad and Paris have once again sparked a frantic quest by befuddled intelligence agencies and analysts

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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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Tunisia Foils Major Islamist Attack Planned on Resort Town

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Nov 17 – Tunisia has arrested a cell of 17 Islamist militants and prevented a major assault on hotels and security forces in the resort town of Sousse planned for this month, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday. Sousse was the site of one of two major attacks claimed

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German Police Chief Plays Down Security Threat From Refugees

BERLIN, Nov 17 – There is no sign that Islamist militants have entered Germany posing as refugees to commit an attack, the head of the police has said, responding to concerns following the attacks in Paris that an open-door refugee policy poses a security risk. Holger Muench, president of the BKA federal police, told the

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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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China Calls For Uighur Militants To Be Targeted In Global War On Terror

BEIJING, Nov. 16 – The struggle against Islamist militants in China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang should become an “important part” of the world’s war on terror, China’s foreign minister said, following the attacks in Paris. Hundreds of people have died in unrest in Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people, and other

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World Leaders Express Solidarity With Paris

LONDON, Nov 14 – World leaders responded to Friday’s bloody attacks in Paris with outrage and defiant pledges of solidarity, but several countries said they would tighten security, especially at their borders, and a few urged their citizens not to travel to France. Daesh claimed responsibility on Saturday for the coordinated assault by gunmen and

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France’s ‘Flawed’ Policy in Middle East to Blame For Attacks: Assad

BEIRUT/AMMAN, Nov 14 – Syrian President Bashar Al Assad on Saturday condemned Friday’s deadly attacks by Daesh in Paris but said the West’s “flawed” policies in Syria, especially that of France, was partly to blame. Daesh has claimed responsibility for a coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people at locations across Paris.

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Amid Chaos, Parisians Offer Refuge to Strangers Via Twitter

By Tariro Mzezewa Nov 13: People in Paris took to social media to find and offer refuge on Friday night, as the city was gripped by chaos following a string of attacks that left dozens dead. The Twitter hashtag #porteouverte, which means “open door” in English, was being used to offer shelter as authorities urged

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