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Category: Terrorism :: International Islamic Terrorism
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WorldViews: Could Syria’s Islamist fighters hit Europe? 25.7.2014 Washington Post: World
Norway's security police announced on Thursday that the country was facing an imminent terror threat. “The PST [Norway's Police Security Service] recently received information that individuals affiliated with an extreme Islamist group in Syria may have the intention of carrying out a terrorist action in Norway,” a statement posted to the PST's Web site reads , adding that the attack would most likely be "carried out shortly — probably in a few ...
Pakistani officials, Taliban deny Adnan Rasheed was captured 24.7.2014 Bill Roggio
Pakistani officials have said there was a "mix-up" and an al Qaeda explosives expert, and not Rasheed, was captured during a raid two weeks ago in South Waziristan.
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U.S. lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza toll tops 700 24.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over ...
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At least 15 dead in Israeli shelling of Gaza school 24.7.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school sheltering Palestinians in the northern Gaza strip, the Gaza health ministry said on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and raising the conflict's death toll to nearly 750.
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Families of abducted girls fight Boko Haram and a supine government 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Distraught parents cling to hope, 100 days after Islamist rebels kidnapped nearly 300 of their daughters from a school in Borno state

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Nigeria's abducted girls not forgotten: UN chief 24.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
United Nations, July 24 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday voiced his full support for the worldwide vigils to mark 100 days since the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists, noting the girls are not forgotten.
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Kerry signals some progess for peace treaty between Hamas and Israel 24.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress. In a blow to Israel's economy and image, American aviation authorities extended a ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv for a second day, spooked by ...
Women charged with financing Somali group al Shabaab: U.S. prosecutors 24.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
WASHINGTON - Three women were arrested on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to raise money for Somali insurgent group al Shabaab, the Justice Department ...
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In reasoning for heavy sentences, Egypt judge says Al-Jazeera reporters did the "devil's" job 24.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
Canadian man faces terror charge, accused of joining Islamist fighters in Syria 24.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
Ansar al Islam claims new attacks on official Twitter feed 23.7.2014 Bill Roggio
In one tweet earlier this month, Ansar al Islam implied that it had a hand in the killing of a top Iraqi general. But this claim cannot be independently verified and the few details offered by the group conflict with published reports based on Iraqi government sources.
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Somali singer and politician murdered by Islamist gunmen 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Saado Ali Warsame was shot to death by members of the Shebab insurgent group in Mogadishu

The prominent Somali singer-songwriter turned politician Saado Ali Warsame was shot dead Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu in the latest attack by Shebab insurgents against the government, police and witnesses said.

The shooting, with gunmen spraying her car with bullets before escaping, is the latest in a string of shootings or bombings targeting government officials.

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Iraqi security forces kill over 100 rebels 23.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Baghdad, July 23 : Iraqi security forces battling Sunni insurgent groups killed at least 110 militants across the country, security sources said Wednesday.
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How outsourcing terror cases to the US can inadvertently result in a fair trial | Arun Kundnani and Jeanne Theoharis 23.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The UK government tried to disappear Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad to the US, but the basic rules of evidence were unexpectedly applied Days after Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad were extradited to the US in 2012, the home secretary, Theresa May, began her speech to the Conservative party conference by asking : Wasnt it great to say goodbye? For the government, it must have been a relief to have outsourced the problem, when the pair were flown to the US, 3,500 miles ...
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After 13-year struggle, US faces counter-terror fatigue 23.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
WASHINGTON : After 13 years of struggle, Americans are showing a growing public fatigue and waning sense of urgency over terrorism, an attitude that threatens US security, members of the panel that investigated the Sept 11 attacks said in a report on Tuesday. A decade after issuing the official account of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, the former members of the bipartisan ...
Editorial: Syrian death toll and extremist threat increases, but the U.S. does little 23.7.2014 Washington Post
THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests. In the last week, more than 700 fatalities have been reported in a single battle in Syria, as government troops have tried to retake a gas field seized by the Islamic State, the al-Qaeda entity that now controls much of eastern Syria and western Iraq. Fighting is also raging between regime and moderate rebel forces in the city of Aleppo and between the rebels and the Islamists in the suburbs of ...
Schools face new curbs on extremism after Birmingham Trojan horse affair 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Education secretary Nicky Morgan announces reforms after Peter Clarke's damning report on Muslim extremist infiltration

A raft of reforms to school accountability, including an education commissioner for Birmingham, inspections of city academy chains and new oversight of school governors, were announced on Tuesday by the education secretary in response to a damning report into extremist infiltration of schools.

Nicky Morgan said that in the future teachers would be sacked without appeal if it was proven that they have failed to protect pupils or promote British values by exposing children to extremist speakers.

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The Late Historian Who Predicted The Years of War After September 11 23.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. In December 2002, finishing the introduction to his as-yet-unpublished book The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, Jonathan Schell wrote that the twentieth century was the era in which violence outgrew the war system that had once housed it and became "dysfunctional as a political instrument. Increasingly, it destroys the ends for which it is employed, killing the user as well as his victim. It has become the path to hell on earth and the end of the earth. This is the lesson of the Somme and Verdun, of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, of Vorkuta and Kolyma; and it is the lesson, beyond a shadow of a doubt, of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." More than a decade later, that remains a crucial, if barely noticed, lesson of our moment. Jonathan Schell died this March, but he left behind a legacy of reporting and thinking—from The Real War and The Fate of the Earth to The Unconquerable World—about just how, as the power to destroy ...
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9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report 23.7.2014 NPR News
Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.
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Nigeria's president meets kidnapped Chibok girls and their parents 23.7.2014 L.A. Times - World News
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met with a group of schoolgirls who escaped from the terrorist group Boko Haram and the parents of the abducted girls, about 100 days after nearly 300 girls were seized.
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