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Op-Ed: Terror attacks across three continents — is it the Islamic State?

Tunis - A string of violence and bloodbath across Europe, the Middle East and Africa Friday raised fears of rising conflict between defenders of Western values and the Islamist hate-ideology.

Op-Ed: Radicals at home a bigger threat than Islamic extremists?

Since the September 11th terrorist attacks many Americans have been living in fear of Islamic extremists. Turns out, the greater danger might be living next door. Home grown radicals have actually claimed more lives since 9/11 than Islamic extremists.

Australia introduces laws to strip citizenship from terrorists

Sydney - Dual nationals who help terrorists could automatically lose their Australian citizenship even if they have never stepped foot out of the country under new laws introduced to parliament on Wednesday.

Another friend of Boston Marathon bombers sentenced to prison

Boston - A friend of the Boston Marathon bombers who had dinner with them after the 2013 attack but failed to notify the FBI immediately was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison for misleading investigators.

LGBT community remain targets of 'grotesque' violence: UN report

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons remain the target of brutal attacks and hatred from others worldwide, according to a recent report issued by the United Nations.

Poland pays damages to CIA detainees

Varsovia - Poland has paid part of the damages to two men detained in a secret CIA prison on Polish soil before they were transferred to Guantanamo Bay, the foreign ministry told AFP on Monday.

Washington Post mobile site hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The mobile-friendly version of the Washington Post's website was hijacked for a short time Thursday night by hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army. Visitors found warning pop-up messages from the hackers.

Top ISIS recruit turns out to be Seattle college student

A top-recruiting agent for the terrorist organization ISIS has surprisingly been identified as a 20-something journalism student from the northwestern United States.

Op-Ed: New study exposes a different kind of journalism war

Sydney - Journalism comes with risks new and old. The new risks are increasing intersections with dangers which didn’t exist in the past. Surveillance, hostage taking, murder, and criminal gangs are all part of the new, nasty, mix.

Malaysia accused of rights assault as tough terrorism law passes

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia was accused Tuesday of waging an assault on civil rights as parliament passed a tough anti-terrorism law aimed at countering Islamic militancy.

A320 crash probe not focusing on terrorism: French minister

Paris - France's interior minister said investigators are looking into all possible causes of Tuesday's Germanwings crash in the French Alps, but he appeared to rule out the likelihood of a terrorist attack.

Op-Ed: ISIS and Apocalyptic Islam — The threat and how to overcome it

The non-Muslim world, approximately 6 billion of us, is facing a challenge from fatalistic voices and actions born of Apocalyptic Islam — and we need to take action against this challenge.

Op-Ed: Why aren’t Islamic State terrorists Islamic terrorists?

The White House Summit on Combating Violent Extremism ended last week with much politically correct discussion, but no definite plan on how to combat violent extremism, and certainly no willingness to define it.

Op-Ed: Congress must approve force, with ground troops, against ISIS

President Barack Obama wants Congress to vote to authorize U.S. military force against ISIS, and may ask for it as early as Friday, February 6. Why Congress must approve this request, including the use of boots on the ground.

Fourth grader suspended for using magic from the Hobbit

A parent of a fourth-grade student at the Kermit Independent School has said that his son was pulled out of lessons for making a terroristic threat when he was actually repeating magic from the Hobbit.

Muslims first victims of 'terrorism'

Kuwait City - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called Tuesday for international cooperation against extremism, saying Muslims have been the first victims of "terrorism".

David Cameron: Fox News terrorism analyst a 'complete idiot'

Birmingham - Britain's conservative prime minister called a terrorism 'expert' on America's dominant right-wing news network a "complete idiot" for making completely untrue remarks about the failure of multiculturalism in the UK.

Anonymous contributes to #JeSuisCharlie, takes jihadist site down

The hacktivist group Anonymous is stepping up to the challenge of defying the terrorist acts that took place in France last this week by launching a new offensive against extremism-promoting Islamic websites in the wake of the disaster.

Returning Australian jihadis cause for concern: George Brandis

Australian counter terrorism authorities believe some jihadis known to have travelled to fight in Syria have been actively recruiting new fighters or raising funds for Islamic terrorist groups since returning to Australia.

Op-Ed: Did Obama not attend Paris vigil to avoid angering extremists?

While many Western heads of state are flocking to Paris to mourn the victims of the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, top leaders from the United States are notably absent. Is this intentional? Is it appeasement of extremists?

Canada arrests two brothers on terrorism charges

Ottawa - Canadian police arrested two brothers on terrorism-related charges, less than three months after the country suffered two Islamist-related attacks -- one of them on the nation's parliament.

Toronto shows support to victims to Paris terrorist victims

Toronto City Hall is flying the French flag in a show of solidarity following a terrifying terrorist attack Wednesday in Paris. Terrorists killed 12 people at a newspaper Wednesday in Paris at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine.

France to host international 'anti-terrorism' meeting Sunday

Paris - France's interior minister said he would host an international meeting Sunday for his counterparts from the United States and Europe to discuss the battle against terrorism in the wake of the Paris magazine massacre.

Op-Ed: West must not compromise on free speech after Paris shooting

Paris - A horrific terrorist attack has occurred in Paris. Twelve innocent people were slain by black-clad gunmen at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in what appears to be a highly-organized assault. Will free speech stand strong?

Fugitive radical planned attack on Greek prison: police

Athens - A fugitive ex-member of a notorious Greek radical leftist group was planning an armed attack on Greece's main prison when he was captured this weekend, police said Sunday.

Notorious Greek fugitive arrested on bicycle

Athens - A notorious Greek fugitive who absconded while serving a life sentence for acting as a hitman for an extreme left group was caught Saturday as he rode a bicycle while armed with a loaded pistol, police said.

Op-Ed: The Politics of Denialism

Sydney - It’s a funny old world where the left-leaning commentariat, usually so stridently opposed to anything smacking of patriarchal tradition and conservatism cannot bring themselves to simply denounce islamic-inspired atrocities outright.

Indonesia arrests six for attempting to join IS militants

Jakarta - Indonesian police Saturday arrested six people attempting to fly to Syria to join the Islamic State group, officials said, the latest in a wave of potential sympathisers emerging from the world's most populous Muslim nation.

French police shoot dead 'Allahu Akbar' assailant

Tours - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls vowed yesterday that those who “prey on the police” would face the face “the full severity of the state” following an attack at a French police station in a normally quiet suburb of Tours.

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The Survivor Tree. After surviving the bombing, The Survivor Tree elm became an emblem of the Memorial.
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Osama bin Laden (right)
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The aftermath of a 2008 Israeli bombing in Gaza.
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AFTERMATH: Spectators flee the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon after two bombs exploding, killing three and injuring more than 200.
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Our youths need Mitaan to find love and peace, says Ajay Mandavi who is promoting the ritual
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Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaida, in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization.
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Police officers look at a damaged vehicle at the site of three large explosions, near former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's house which is also within close proximity to the French embassy, in Sanaa. February 3, 2014
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The Anti-terrorist Operations Unit or ARAS is the law enforcement counter-terrorism team of Lithuania
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A member of EKAM, the national-level counter-terrorism team of Greece's Hellenic Police force.
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Boston Marathon bombing, patrons make good on their forgotten tabs.
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Taxis have been used by terrorists to carry out their activities in the past in Mumbai.
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Carol King-Eckersley
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A law enforcement counter-terrorist team in action. Special Actions Unit (UTK) or Pasukan Gerakan Khas (PGK) operatives armed with a Heckler and Koch 9mm MP5-N sub-machine guns simulates Counter-Terrorism operations at Bukit Aman Main Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Greek Minster Chryssohoidis speaks to journalist about the bomb that missed him
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Birmingham magistrates' court
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Kagame's former bodyguard Joel Mutabazi with his family
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An American neo-nazi militant holding a holding a 30-.06 rifle against the backdrop of a Nazi flag.
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The view on 9/11 from Jersey City. The September 11, 2001 attacks consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly targeting civilians.
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