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Nigerian Army claims to have retaken Boko Haram headquarters 28.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Pakistan troops kill 15 militants in gun battle near Afghan border 28.3.2015 Hindustan Times: World
Pakistani troops killed 15 militants in a clash early on Saturday in the Khyber tribal region near the Afghan border as part of a major antiinsurgent offensive the military ...
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Isis: Inside the Army of Terror; The Rise of Islamic State – review 28.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Two accounts – from Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan, and from Patrick Cockburn – offer contrasting perspectives on the rise of jihadism in the Middle East Isis feeds first on state dysfunction, second on Sunni outrage. In Iraq, Sunni Arabs are a minority displaced from their privileged position by America’s invasion. Their revanchism is exacerbated by the sectarian oppression practised by the elected but Iranian-backed government. In Syria, Sunnis are an oppressed majority, the prime targets of a counter-revolutionary tyranny headed by mafias but claiming and exploiting Alawi sectarian identity. Under other names, Isis first grew in Iraq, as it would later in Syria, by exploiting resistance to occupation, American in the first case, that of a delegitimised regime in the other. Drawing on research by the Guardian’s Martin Chulov , Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan show how Syria’s regime once collaborated with Iraqi Baathists and Salafist extremists, helping terrorists move to American-occupied Iraq, where ...
Africa's political event of the decade? Nigeria goes to the polls 28.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Continent’s wealthiest and most populous country is voting today in what is being hailed as the country’s closest-ever election. Here’s what you need to know

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Nigerians vote for president amid fears of Boko Haram, political violence 28.3.2015 Washington Post: World
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — One week after she was freed from her captors in the notorious Boko Haram militia, Ubwamtu Papka was sitting in a harshly lit room in the Pinnacle Hotel in this war-scarred city, wondering why she had been brought here in a convoy of trucks.Read full article ...
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Norway: The Two Faces of Extremism 27.3.2015
With Breivik has come the ominous knowledge that it takes only one jihadist - or counter-jihadist - to change everything, and that right-wing anti-immigration politics and jihadism are mutually reinforcing. "The relationship between the extremists is a symbiosis," said Shoaib Sultan. At the entrance to the sealed government district, young women look at the flowers left in tribute to those killed and injured in an explosion in Oslo, Norway on Sunday, July 24, 2011. Anders Behring Breivik, the man charged with the attacks that killed at least 93 people in Norway, claims to have acted alone and has admitted "to the facts" of the case, the police said. (Johan Spanner/The New York Times) 1. More Democracy, More Extremism? Last summer, on the evening of Aug. 16, 2014, Norway's largest tabloid, Verdens Gang, posted on its website an extended videotaped interview with Ubaydullah Hussain, the spokesman of a small Islamist fringe group called the Prophet's Umma (umma refers to the community of believers in ...
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Why Vajpayee deserves the Bharat Ratna 27.3.2015 Rediff: News
'Whether it was sending out a message after the Pokhran II nuclear tests or managing the fallout, Atal Bihari Vajpayee did it with great statesmanship, always keeping India's interests in mind.'
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CIA officer who converted to Islam is removed from post 27.3.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
WASHINGTON - The CIA official who led the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is being removed from his post, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The head of the agency’s Counter­terrorism Center, who also directed drone campaigns which killed thousands, has been in the position for nine years, the newspaper, which withheld his name,  said. His move is part of a major restructuring under ...
A ‘Sharif’ state of affairs 27.3.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
When the operation against MQM started some days ago, there was much jubilation from many quarters in Karachi. This was thought to be a good move because people believed that the city would finally be cleansed from target killers and extortionists. It was also said that the Rangers – the paramilitary forces – would also be going after the militant wings of other political ...
Boehner slams Obama's leadership on terrorism 26.3.2015 Politico
"We have no strategy -- overarching strategy -- to deal with the growing terrorist threat."
CIA official who directed hunt for bin Laden is being removed from post 26.3.2015 Washington Post
The head of the CIA’s Counter­terrorism Center, who presided over the agency’s drone campaign and directed the hunt for Osama bin Laden, is being removed from his post, officials said, a watershed moment as the CIA turns its focus to a new generation of extremist threats.Read full article >>
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US imposes sanctions on Russian terror group leader 26.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Ghani warns of terrible threat from IS 26.3.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
WASHINGTON - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who was accord the rare honour of addressing a joint session of the US Congress, warned US lawmakers on Wednesday of the ‘terrible threat’ the Islamic State poses in Asia, and said the militant group is already dispatching fighters to his country. Ghani peppered his speech with anecdotes about the time he’s spent in America and touched ...
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Obama Mideast efforts in tatters as Yemen ally flees 26.3.2015 The Moderate Voice

President Barack Obama’s main ally in Yemen, the country that hosts al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), fled in a boat today to avoid capture by forces controlled by the strongman Washington helped to dislodge in 2012. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is also backed by the Saudi and Gulf regimes, was holed up [...]

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Nigeria denies that Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds in northeast 26.3.2015 Washington Post: World
ABUJA, Nigeria — Reports of a large-scale kidnapping by Boko Haram prompted fears Wednesday that the Islamist insurgent group had retained its strength despite a multinational offensive against its strongholds. But a Ni­ger­ian government spokesman denied the abductions had occurred. Read full article ...
Yemeni rebels seize secret files about U.S. intelligence operations 26.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Secret intelligence files held by Yemeni security forces and containing details of American intelligence operations in the country have been looted by Iran-backed militia leaders, exposing names of informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism operations, U.S. officials say.
Obama says he'll slow Afghanistan drawdown 'so we don't have to go back' 25.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
President Obama has made the steady withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan a top priority for his second term, but his decision Tuesday to change course and slow the drawdown reflects a renewed concern about terrorism threats and a clear rapport with the new president after years of...
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Nigeria's oil pipelines are battleground for brittle democracy 24.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

President Goodluck Jonathan pacified rebels who sabotaged lucrative supply of crude but forthcoming elections could disrupt the peace pact

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Al Qaeda, IS, Boko Haram training collectively in Mauritania, warn analysts 24.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Syrian people feel abandoned as world focuses on Islamic State: UN 24.3.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
United Nations- The people of Syria feel "increasingly abandoned by the world" as global attention focuses on Islamic State militants, while violence and government bureaucracy hinder attempts to deliver aid to 12 million people, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. In his 13th monthly report to the United Nations Security Council on Syria, Ban said a lack of accountability during the ...
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