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Little-known Islamist group NTJ accused in Sri Lanka blasts

Colombo - Before being named prime suspects in Sri Lanka's Easter bomb suicide attacks, National Thowheeth Jama'ath's main claim to fame was being linked to vandalising of Buddhist statues.

Police under fire after Germany far-right mob violence

Berlin - Police in eastern Germany were accused Wednesday of stoking tensions by leaking to far-right groups the arrest warrant over a fatal stabbing that sparked racist mob violence.

Warrant leaked on killing that sparked Germany mob attacks

Berlin - Police in eastern Germany came under fire Wednesday after far-right groups posted online the leaked arrest warrant for a fatal stabbing that has sparked racist mob violence.

Ex-communist East Germany a hotbed for racist hate crime

Berlin - Far-right mob violence targeting immigrants in the German city of Chemnitz has again cast an ugly spotlight on the country' ex-communist east as a hotbed of xenophobia.

German far-right 'terrorists' jailed for refugee attacks

Dresden - Eight members of a German far-right group were jailed Wednesday on terrorism and attempted murder charges for a series of explosives attacks targeting refugees and anti-fascist activists.

German far-right 'terror' group faces verdicts for attacks

Dresden - Eight members of a German far-right group face verdicts Wednesday after a year-long terrorism trial over a series of explosives attacks targeting refugees and anti-fascist activists.

German police raid far-right 'Citizens of the Reich'

Berlin - German police Wednesday made two arrests, seized guns and shot dead a Doberman attack dog in coordinated raids against the far-right "Reichsbuerger" or "Citizens of the Reich" movement, they said.

Terror trial opens for Germans accused of refugee attacks

Dresden - Eight members of a German far-right group went on trial Tuesday over terrorism charges, accused of a series of attacks against refugees and political opponents.

East German far-right group faces terrorism charges

Dresden - Eight members of a German far-right group will face trial for terrorism on Tuesday, accused of attacks against refugees and political opponents in 2015.

Berlin to fit suspected jihadists with ankle bracelets

Berlin - Germany's government on Wednesday approved the use of ankle bracelets to monitor extremists considered potentially dangerous as it moves to get tough on suspected jihadists after the Berlin truck attack.

Who are Germany's 'Citizens of the Reich'?

Berlin - German security services are increasingly cracking down on "Reichsbuerger" or "Citizens of the Reich", a far-right movement long dismissed as malcontents and crackpots but now seen as a growing threat.

123 German police hurt in clashes with protesters

Berlin - Berlin police said Sunday that 123 officers were hurt in clashes with left-wing extremists who hurled rocks and bottles at them, smashed shop windows and set cars ablaze.

Extremism on rise in Germany: Security service

Berlin - Political extremism rose sharply in Germany last year -- among far-right but also far-left and Islamist radical groups -- the domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday.

Germany bans neo-Nazi group, carries out sweeping raids

Berlin - Germany banned a neo-Nazi group called the "White Wolves Terror Crew" on Wednesday after police targeted its members in dawn raids in 10 states.

Ivory Coast resort was 'symbolic' jihadist target: analysts

Paris - When gunmen from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb killed 18 people at a beach resort in Ivory Coast, the jihadist group was targeting its sworn enemy France, analysts said Monday.

Islamists, far-right on rise in Germany: Security service

Berlin - Germany's domestic intelligence service warned Wednesday of a rise in the number of radical Islamists, as well as of far-right extremists furious over a mass influx of mostly Muslim refugees.

Occupy Bundy: Camping couple hopes to annoy militia into leaving

For over two weeks now, the extremists who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have frustrated authorities and Oregon residents alike. Now, this couple hopes to annoy the militia until they can't take any more of it and leave.

Thousands mobilise against far-right rally in Cologne

Cologne - More than 10,000 people demonstrated in the western German city of Cologne on Sunday in protest against a rally by far-right extremists and football hooligans, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Fears mount that Europe sheltering Syrian torturers

Paris - Fears are growing that "shabiha" militiamen accused of committing some of the most barbaric atrocities against Syrian civilians for President Bashar al-Assad's regime are arriving incognito in Europe and getting asylum.

German far-right mobilising against migrants: spy chief

Berlin - Germany's domestic intelligence chief warned Sunday of a radicalisation of right-wing groups amid a record influx of migrants, as xenophobic rallies and clashes shook several towns at the weekend.

German intelligence 'concerned' Islamists recruiting refugees

Berlin - German intelligence warned Tuesday that the number of Islamic extremists in the country had increased sharply in recent months and expressed serious concern that they were recruiting among refugees.

Jewish extremism crackdown draws in a familiar family

Jerusalem - His long beard, dangling sidelocks and wide smile give him the look of a hippie from another era, but Meir Ettinger has become the symbol of a crackdown on Jewish extremism.

Anti-abortion group hacks Planned Parenthood, FBI notified

On Sunday night, hackers who oppose Planned Parenthood's abortion practices released the non-profit's website databases along with names and email addresses its employees.

Hungarian Jews march in memory of Holocaust amid far-right alarm

Budapest - Thousands of people on Sunday joined Hungary's annual "March of Life" commemorating the Holocaust, as World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder denounced the country's surging far-right Jobbik party as "extremist".

Op-Ed: Problems with ISIL? Just Nuke 'em says Republican Senator

Bigelow - Arkansas Senator Jason Rapert has the solution for putting ISIL in its place: Nuke the jihad out of them! Rapert fired off this salvo on his Facebook page by trotting out the idea that "God is love."

Merkel to rally fight against anti-Semitism

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jewish leaders will speak Sunday at a Berlin rally against anti-Semitism after the latest Gaza conflict sparked an upsurge in hate speech against Jews.Under the banner "Stand Up: Jew Hatred - Never Again!

Saudi Arabia opens rehabilitation center for Al-Qaeda extremists

Riyadh - Seems it isn't so bad to be an imprisoned Al-Qaeda militant in Saudi Arabia. The country has set up a new and luxurious spa and rehabilitation facility in Riyadh to hopefully make them drop all ideas of jihad.

7 foreign nationals taken hostage in Nigeria

Bauchi - Seven foreign nationals have been kidnapped in Nigeria after a group of armed gunman stormed the compound of a Lebanese construction company.

Libya Ex-Islamic terrorist leader heads Tripoli Military Council

The leader of the newly established Tripoli Military Council is Abdelhakim Belhadj, the former head of the terrorist Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which was banned internationally as a terrorist organization after the 9/11 attacks.

Op-Ed: The Psychology of Spree Shooters

When the spree shooter seeks to explain to himself why he is so angry constantly, he blames it upon his ultimate victims and their behavior or idiosyncrasies, much like what the Norway shooter did.
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