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Iraq +15: Accumulated Evil of the Whole 19.3.2018
Brushing aside warnings that he was about to unleash Armageddon in the Middle East, George W. Bush launched an unprovoked attack on Iraq on March 19-20, 2003, the ramifications of which we are still grappling with today, Nat Parry writes. By…Read more →
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Three Bangladeshis arrested over ‘links to Al-Qaeda’s front organisation’ 18.3.2018 India – The Indian Express
Why Gina Haspel Is The ‘Perfect’ Nominee To Head The Central Intelligence Agency 16.3.2018 The Moderate Voice

Writ large, Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to be director of the CIA is a victory for torturers and a defeat for women. Do not allow anyone to try to tell you otherwise. Haspel was a big cog — a franchise player, in baseball lingo — in the Bush Torture Regime machine. As an [...]

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Militant threat emerges in Egyptian desert, opening new front in terrorism fight 14.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Abetted by Libya's chaos and a long porous border, militant groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State are using a vast barren terrain as a safe haven and battlefield.
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Al-Qaida in Syria losing ground in battles with insurgents 14.3.2018 Washington Post: World
For the first time since its meteoric rise in 2012 amid the chaos of war, al-Qaida’s branch in Syria is in retreat, battling rival militant groups in the north and fighting for survival in a key foothold near the capital, Damascus.
Al-Qaida in Syria losing ground in battles with insurgents 14.3.2018 AP Top News
BEIRUT (AP) -- For the first time since its meteoric rise in 2012 amid the chaos of war, al-Qaida's branch in Syria is in retreat, battling rival militant groups in the north and fighting for survival in a key foothold near the capital, Damascus....
Ten killed in twin IS strikes in northern Iraq 12.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
In one of the attacks, Islamists storm house of a tribal sheikh who led a anti-IS Sunni militia, killing him, his son and two guests
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They aim to help people in distress, but each year scores of aid workers are killed on the job worldwide 12.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The recent killings of three humanitarian aid workers in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram militants have sent shock waves throughout the humanitarian aid community and illuminated the increasingly precarious landscape such personnel must navigate to help people in areas of conflict and instability.

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God Wills It! The War on Terror as the Launching of an American Crusade 9.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A paratrooper watches as an aircraft flies overhead while dropping supplies in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, November 9, 2007. (Photo: Spc. Micah E. Clare / US Army ) Your support is crucial to keeping ethical journalism alive! Donate now to keep our writers on the streets, covering the most important issues and beats. The US may be sinking ever deeper into the moral morass of the Trump era, but if you think the malevolence of this period began with him, think again. The moment I still dwell on, the moment I believe ignited the vast public disorder that is now our all-American world, has been almost completely forgotten here.  And little wonder.  It was no more than a casually tossed-off cliché, a passing historical reference whose implications and consequences meant nothing to the speaker. "This crusade," said President George W. Bush just days after the 9/11 attacks, "this war on terrorism…" That, however, proved to be an invocation from hell, one that set the stage for so much of the horror to ...
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Outflanked by China, Tillerson arrives in Africa with a narrow mission — counter-terrorism 8.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s five-nation itinerary told African leaders everything they needed to know about the Trump administration’s approach to the continent — counter-terrorism is in. Human rights and democracy, not so much.

His tour of the African countries focuses squarely on counter-terrorism...

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'The Looming Tower' looks at the rise of Al Qaeda, and the dysfunction of Washington 28.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Hulu’s political thriller “The Looming Tower” goes so far behind the scenes of America’s war on terror in the ’90s and 2000s that willing viewers may learn more about that dark era from the pilot episode than they have in the 16 years since the 9/11 attacks, or feel utterly overwhelmed.

It’s true,...

Facebook Messenger used to fight extremism 27.2.2018 BBC: Technology
People posting extreme far-right and Islamist views were contacted in a bid to challenge their views.
Fighting persists in Syria despite U.N. Security Council call for a 30-day truce 'without delay' 26.2.2018 L.A. Times - World News

Hours after the United Nations Security Council called for a 30-day halt to the fighting in Syria, government forces attacked a rebel-held eastern suburb of Damascus from the air and the ground Sunday, and rebels lobbed shells at the capital, residents and activists said.

One child died after suffering...

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A Very Long Engagement 24.2.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Trump Administration Claims It Needs No Legal Authorization To Keep Troops In Syria 23.2.2018 Outside the Beltway
Continuing a long-standard tradition, the Trump Administration claims it doesn't need to get legal authorization to keep American troops in Syria.
Creators of ‘The Looming Tower’ on Hulu trace the path to tragedy 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In the days after the 9/11 attacks, journalist Lawrence Wright was stranded in Austin, Texas, unable to fly but desperate to find a way into the story. Monitoring obituaries online, he found the notice for John P. O’Neill.

A veteran FBI agent and counter-terrorism expert, O’Neill was a brash, polarizing...

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Egypt puts prominent politician critical of Sisi on terrorism list 20.2.2018 Hindu: International
The Interior Ministry said at the time that Mr. Abol Fotouh held secret meetings with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood while in London to implement a plot to stir unrest and instability in the country, accusations he denied.
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America must stop scapegoating Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan, says Pakistani envoy to the U.S. 14.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Tensions between the United States and Pakistan seemed headed toward the breaking point in recent weeks after President Trump angrily accused the South Asian nation of failing to stamp out anti-American militants there or help the U.S.-led war in neighboring Afghanistan — charges an irked Islamabad...

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16 terrorists killed in army raids in Egypt 11.2.2018 Hindu: News
Last Friday, police and army announced that they will be on high alert for the duration of Operation Sinai 2018.
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Even the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden thinks Trump's military parade is a bad idea 9.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden dismisses Trump's military parade
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