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Is it far-right? Germany's AfD sparks debate

Berlin - The Alternative for Germany, which sparked a political earthquake after becoming the first openly anti-immigration and Islamophobic party to win dozens of seats in parliament, has unleashed a debate on whether it can be called "far-right".

New generation of white nationalist groups flourish under Trump

Washington - The violent protests that left a woman dead in Charlottesville, Virginia shocked many Americans with TV footage of an estimated 1,000 neo-Nazis and white supremacists, guarded by "militiamen" brandishing semi-automatic rifles and wearing body armor.

G20 nations vow terror funding crackdown

Hamburg - The G20 group of major economies agreed Friday to redouble efforts to tackle the financing of extremist groups, in a rare point of agreement during a fractious summit in Germany.

Saudi funding extremism in UK: study

London - Foreign funding for Islamist extremism in Britain mostly originates from Saudi Arabia, a think-tank report said on Wednesday in claims that were branded as "categorically false" by the Saudi embassy.

Facebook states its commitment to stamping out 'all' hate speech

Facebook has explained how it responds to and removes hate speech while moderating its network. The company outlined how it defines hate speech and treads the fine line between thwarting abuse and censoring the right to free speech.

Kenya's Ngugi dumps Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper

Stockholm - Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong'o, often tipped for the Nobel literature prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of a right-wing extremist newspaper, his publisher said Wednesday.

Tech companies unite in new global forum against online terrorism

Four of the largest technology companies have announced they're joining together in a coalition to stamp out online terrorism. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are the founding members of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.

Facebook, Google crack down on hate speech: EU

Brussels - Facebook, Google and other US internet giants have sharply boosted efforts to clamp down on online hate speech, a top European Union official said Thursday.

Past isolation a clue to east German xenophobia: study

Berlin - Eastern Germany is a hotspot for far-right attitudes and racist hate crimes in part because it was long a closed-off communist society with few immigrants, a new study said Thursday.

Berlin orders barracks inspection after Nazi symbols found

Berlin - The top brass of the German military has ordered an inspection of all of its barracks after discovering Nazi-era memorabilia at two of them, the defence ministry said Sunday.

German defence minister scraps US trip over soldier scandal

Berlin - Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday scrapped a US trip to deal with a scandal over a far-right soldier who allegedly plotted an attack while posing as a Syrian refugee.

Scandal widens over far-right German soldier in 'attack plot'

Berlin - Germany's defence minister on Sunday vowed zero tolerance for far-right extremists in the military amid a widening scandal over a soldier who allegedly plotted an attack which he planned to blame on refugees.

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to IS

Bichkek - Uzbekistan said Friday the suspect in last week's deadly Stockholm truck attack had ties to Islamic State jihadists and the West had been warned about him.

Central Asia link to metro attack poses problem for Russia

Bichkek - The deadly bombing of the metro in Russia's Saint Petersburg has shone a fresh spotlight on extremism coming from ex-Soviet Central Asia after authorities said the attacker was from the region.

Germany raids over far-right plot to attack refugees, Jews

Berlin - German police Wednesday carried out dawn raids against far-right suspects accused of plotting attacks on refugees, Jews and police officers, and detained two suspects, authorities said.

Germany raids over far-right plot to attack refugees, Jews

Berlin - German police Wednesday carried out dawn raids against far-right suspects accused of plotting attacks on refugees, Jews and police officers, and detained two suspects, authorities said.

Germany raids over far-right plot to attack refugees, Jews

Berlin - German police Wednesday carried out dawn raids against far-right suspects accused of plotting attacks on refugees, Jews and police officers, and detained two suspects, authorities said.

Radical Islam breeds in deprived corner of Serbia

Novi Pazar - In a country proud of its Orthodox Christianity, the Serbian city of Novi Pazar is a place apart: young bearded men in ankle-length trousers stroll the streets, the restaurants don't serve alcohol, and the call of the muezzin punctuates the daily routi...

Pro-Assad Syrian mufti rejects terrorism claims on Ireland visit

Dublin - Syria's pro-regime Grand Mufti Ahmed Badreddin Hassoun on Thursday rejected claims he had encouraged terrorism in Europe, during a rare visit outside Syria that has triggered outrage from rights groups.

France to create regional 'de-radicalisation' centres, PM says

Paris - France will create regional de-radicalisation centres, the prime minister said Monday as he set out measures in response to last year's terror attacks that killed 147 people.

Economics, sense of revenge 'pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks'

Birut - Economic concerns and the desire for a sense of purpose and revenge are the major factors pushing young Syrians into the arms of jihadist groups, a study released on Wednesday found.

World Jewish Congress slams YouTube over neo-Nazi videos

Berlin - The World Jewish Congress on Monday accused the German unit of YouTube of failing to stop neo-Nazis from using the online video channel to distribute thousands of anti-Semitic tracks.

Cameron raises stakes in London's dirty mayoral election

London - Prime Minister David Cameron accused the opposition Labour party's candidate for London mayor of associating with an alleged Islamic State group supporter Wednesday, spotlighting the dirty race to run Britain's capital.

IS 'spreading like a cancer': UN chief

Ginebra - The Syrian conflict has acted like a greenhouse for extremist groups which are now spreading "like a cancer", the UN chief said on Friday, urging greater cooperation to prevent radicalisation.

World must unite to stem 'mushrooming' violent extremism: UN

Ginebra - Countries must urgently cooperate to halt the spread of violent extremism around the globe, the United Nations said Tuesday, ahead of a high-level conference focused on preventing dangerous radicalisation.

Bid to outlaw German far-right NPD crosses first hurdle

Karlsruhe - A request to ban Germany's neo-Nazi fringe party the NPD crossed a first hurdle Wednesday when the highest court rejected party claims it was being infiltrated by state undercover informants.

Germany's top court weighs ban on far-right NPD party

Karlsruhe - Germany's highest court on Tuesday began hearing a landmark request to ban a neo-Nazi fringe party that openly rails against migrants, more than a decade after a first attempt failed.

German officials horrified by anti-migrant mobs in eastern state

Berlin - Shocked German officials on Sunday condemned two "disgusting" incidents involving anti-migrant mobs in the ex-communist east of the country, including a crowd cheering a blaze at a planned refugee shelter.

Jewish extremist leader wants ban on 'vampire' Christmas in Holy Land

Jerusalem - Israeli anti-racism activists have called for an investigation after a Jewish extremist leader urged a ban on Christmas celebrations in the country and called Christians "vampires".

Pakistan's 'war on terror' failing in fight against extremism: Activists

Islamabad - Worshippers at the infamous Red Mosque in the Pakistani capital Islamabad still gather in their hundreds for Friday prayers, but the fiery sermons calling for Sharia law led by hardline cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz are now a thing of the past.
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