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Outrage as German man acquitted over 'racist' bombing 18 years on

D - An alleged neo-Nazi was acquitted by a German court Tuesday for a bombing 18 years ago targeting Jewish immigrants, in what angry victims' advocates called a historic "legal mistake".

German man acquitted over 'racist' bombing 18 years on

D - An alleged neo-Nazi was acquitted by a German court Tuesday for a bombing 18 years ago targeting Jewish immigrants at a commuter rail station.

Nazis, racists, bigots: Extremism on US ballot in 2018

Washington - Arthur Jones is an avowed Nazi. John Fitzgerald says the Holocaust is a myth. Rick Tyler wants to "make America white again.

Unease as Imran Khan invokes blasphemy in Pakistan election

Islamabad - Pakistan's politicians, including PM hopeful Imran Khan, are mainstreaming extremism by invoking hardline issues like blasphemy to get votes, analysts say, warning the tactic could deepen sectarian fractures and potentially spill into violence.

Militant group backs former cricket star's party ahead of Pakistan polls

Islamabad - A US-designated terrorist group has announced its support for Imran Khan and his party in nationwide elections on July 25, the latest controversial outfit to back the former cricket star's bid to lead the country.

Kosovo jails Muslim extremists over Israeli football terror plot

Pristina - Eight Muslim extremists who plotted terror attacks against Israeli footballers and fans during a 2016 World Cup qualifier in Albania were jailed for up to 10 years on Friday.

Russian studying radicalism gets 2.5 years for 'extremist' posts

Moscow - A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a law student writing a thesis on countering radicalism to two and a half years in prison for reposting "extremist" images online.

German denies 'racist' bombing 18 years on as trial begins

D - Nearly 18 years after a bombing at a German commuter rail station targeting Jewish immigrants, an alleged neo-Nazi denied the crime as he went on trial Thursday.

German in dock for 'racist' bombing 18 years on

D - Nearly 18 years after a bombing at a German commuter rail station targeting Jewish immigrants, the alleged neo-Nazi accused of the crime will go on trial on Thursday.Ralf S.

Austrian govt vows to deal with anti-semitism

Vienna - New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday used his first post-election speech to vow to make "combating anti-Semitism in all its forms" a top priority.

Defeated militarily in 2017, IS remains a global threat

Paris - The year 2017 saw significant destruction to the Islamic State (IS), which lost almost all of its self-proclaimed "Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, but experts warn the group is adapting and continues to be a threat.

Germany vows to fight local and 'imported' anti-Semitism

Berlin - Germany should appoint an anti-Semitism commissioner to counter growing hate speech against Jews and Israel from both its home-grown far right and the immigrant community, the interior minister said Sunday.

Jihadists go to rehab at '5-star' Saudi centre

Riyadh - With its indoor swimming pool, sun-splashed patios and liveried staff, the Saudi complex has the trappings of a five-star resort, but it is actually a rehab centre -- for violent jihadists.

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.
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