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Russian diplomat to become new UN counterterror chief

New York - The United Nations on Wednesday announced the appointment of its first counterterrorism chief, Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov.

Facebook explains how it uses AI to catch terrorists online

Facebook has publicly detailed its approach to combatting terrorism on its platform. The company addressed recent criticism it has received in the wake of terrorist attacks, stating "there's no place" on Facebook for terror and hate.

Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists

San Francisco - Facebook on Thursday said it is ramping up the use of artificial intelligence in a push to make the social network "a hostile place" for extremists to spread messages of hate.

Eight Brazilians sentenced for plotting jihadist attack on Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Eight Brazilians convicted of plotting a jihadist attack on the Rio Olympics last year were sentenced Thursday to between five and 15 years in prison.

U.K. MPs want social media companies fined for illegal material

A Commons committee is recommending social media companies be fined for not removing illegal material from their platforms quickly enough or at all. The report also recommends these firms be required to pay policing charges regarding illegal content.

Woman shot by police in London anti-terror raid

London - A woman was shot by police in London during an anti-terror raid on Thursday following an intelligence operation, the city's Metropolitan Police said.

British IS bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee: report

London - A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday.

FBI diverts anti-terror resources to probe #NoDAPL activists

Washington - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is diverting agents tasked with preventing terrorist attacks to investigate Native Americans, environmentalists and other activists opposing the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

72 terrorists came to U.S. from countries named in travel ban

A study has found 72 people from the seven countries subject to Trump’s travel ban were convicted of terrorism-related offences in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001. This report seems to contradict what the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found.

Iran 'biggest state sponsor of terrorism': Mattis

Toukyo - US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Saturday that Iran was the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country's weapons procurement network.

Charlie Hebdo marks 2nd anniversary of massacre with black humour

Paris - Charlie Hebdo has marked the second anniversary of the jihadist massacre that almost wiped out its staff with a piece of typically defiant graveyard humour.

Watchdog warns 'nuclear terrorism' can strike anywhere

Vienna - "Nuclear terrorists" can strike anywhere, the head of the UN atomic watchdog warned Monday at the start of a week-long ministerial conference on preventing misuse of radioactive materials and attacks on facilities.

Hollande proposes to extend French state of emergency until May

Marrakech - President Francois Hollande on Tuesday proposed extending France's year-old state of emergency to May, to cover the next presidential election.

Philippines arrests three militants over deadly blast

Manila - Three members of a Muslim extremist group have been arrested for a bombing in the home town of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte last month that left 15 people dead, authorities said Friday.

French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'

Washington - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Thursday called on the Group of 20 to prevent the use of so-called "free ports" in the sale of stolen art to fund terrorism.

Man charged with Australia attack 'inspired by IS'

Sydney - A man "inspired by" the Islamic state group was on Sunday charged with committing an act of terror over a stabbing attack that Australian police called the "new face of terrorism".

Man charged with Australia attack 'inspired by IS'

Sydney - A man "inspired by" the Islamic state group was on Sunday charged with committing an act of terror over a stabbing attack that Australian police called the "new face of terrorism".

Man charged with Australia attack 'inspired by IS'

Sydney - A man "inspired by" the Islamic state group was on Sunday charged with committing an act of terror over a stabbing attack that Australian police called the "new face of terrorism".

Review: Latest Second City Toronto revue tackles some thorny issues Special

Toronto - Second City rarely shies from controversial topics, but the Toronto comedy company’s new revue, “Come What Mayhem!”, seems to have thorny social issues as its mission. Terrorism, racism, rape culture, bullies – a lot of boxes get checked off.

Twitter axes 235,000 more accounts in terror crackdown

San Francisco - Twitter announced Thursday that it had cut off 235,000 accounts during the past six months in a heightened crackdown on use of the global messaging service to promote violent extremist causes.

Putin signs controversial anti-terror measures into law

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a package of controversial anti-terror amendments dubbed "Big Brother" measures by critics that may cost internet companies billions.

Brazil has 'total confidence' in Rio Olympics security

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has "total confidence" that it can ensure security for more than half a million tourists and athletes attending the Rio Olympics this August, a senior official said Wednesday.

Russian MPs approve anti-terror 'Big Brother' measures

Moscow - Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday approved a raft of anti-terror measures that the opposition called the "Big Brother" law, which may also cost Internet companies billions to store mandated users' data.

Most Americans appear to support torture against terror suspects

According to a recent poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture is an acceptable way of extracting information from suspected terrorists -- a level of support similar to that of Nigeria, where attacks are more common.

Op-Ed: Anti-Israel RFE/RL Facebook message may inspire terrorists

U.S. taxpayer-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) posted an anti-Israel Facebook message which may inspire terrorists to violence against innocent civilians.

Op-Ed: How terrorism brings the worst out of political discourse

Brussels - There are many tragedies tied to acts of terror. Innocent people lose their lives, and the entire world is put on edge. After Brussels another tired symptom was exposed; the fight between the right and left as to who can sound more foolish.

Op-Ed: Our sphere of sympathy has borders

The Brussels bombing highlighted a symptom of our own conceit much like the Paris attacks before it. It proved that our ability to sympathize for victims of terrorism has geographical limits. The multiple attacks in Turkey last week are all but forgotten.

Australian schoolgirl faces charge of financing IS

Sydney - A 16-year-old schoolgirl was set to be charged Tuesday with raising money to support the Islamic State group, Australian police said, warning of a "trend of teenage children" involved in such activities.

French students encouraged to smoke in school to stop terrorism

A few weeks ago, schools in France started to allow students to smoke on their grounds to prevent themselves from becoming targets of terrorist attacks.

ISIS inspired Faisal Mohammad's stabbing spree on campus

Sacramento - The FBI has concluded Faisal Mohammad, who stabbed four people on the campus last November, was probably self-radicalized. The 18-year-old was shot dead by campus police shortly after the attacks.
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Greek Minster Chryssohoidis speaks to journalist about the bomb that missed him
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An undated framegrab shows a French national of Algerian descent   Mohammed Merah  who is suspected ...
An undated framegrab shows a French national of Algerian descent, Mohammed Merah, who is suspected of killing seven people in shootings in France
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Bastille days terrorist attack in Nice, France, July 14, 2016.
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An Federal Bureau of Investigation Enhanced Special Weapons And Tactics team moves in to surround a C-130 during an exercise Keesler Air Force Base. The FBI's Enhanced SWAT teams are not as highly trained or equipped to take on the missions that are often assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team but they have more advanced training and equipement than the regular FBI SWAT teams.
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File photo: Egyptair taxiing at Prestwick Airport Scotland.
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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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PASukan Khas Laut or PASKL is a military counter-terrorism of the Malaysian Navy. In this image Navy...
PASukan Khas Laut or PASKL is a military counter-terrorism of the Malaysian Navy. In this image Navy Special Operations Force PASKAL operatives practice a hostage rescue drill aboard a merchant vessel. The team is 1,000 strong and it's signature color is purple. It's motto is "Dari Jasamu Kami Abadikan" which when translated from the Malaysian language to English reads "From Your Kindness We Eternize."
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Boston Marathon bombing, patrons make good on their forgotten tabs.
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An image from a cartoon produced by the al-Qaida organization. Al-Qaida is suspected by U.S. officials of trafficking heroin to European cities from Afghanistan to fund it's terrorist activities.
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Birmingham magistrates' court
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Pasukan Gerakan Khas or PGK is a national law enforcement counter-terrorism team in Malaysia. 
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Pasukan Gerakan Khas or PGK is a national law enforcement counter-terrorism team in Malaysia. In this image two operatives of Pasukan Gerakan Khas Detachment A including one female operator arms with Heckler & Koch MP5-N submachineguns. The MP5-N used by the team is equipped with an Aimpoint CompM2 Red-Dot optical sight and Insight Technology tactical flashlight.
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Underground damage after the bombing at the World Trade Center. On February 26, 1993, Islamic terrorists detonated a truck bombing in an underground parking garage in the World Trade Center killing six and wounding a 1,000.
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Ku Klux Klansmen and women at a cross lighting in on November 12th, 2005.
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Victims of the bombing are expected to pass 100 injured or dead from terrorist related bombings during the World Cup final being viewed by fans in Kampala, Uganda.
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The Mumbai police is planning this initiative as part of its Alert Mumbaikar campaign.
The Mumbai police is planning this initiative as part of its Alert Mumbaikar campaign.
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Bali Bombing Memorial
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On September 11, 2001, a team of 19 hijackers from al-Qaida, an international terrorist organiation of an Islamist ideology, hijacked four commercial airliners and used them to attack the World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan and The Pentagon in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The attacks resulted in the complete destruction of the World Trade Center as well as over 2,800 deaths and 12,000 wounded. The U.S. would declare a "War on Terrorism" in response.
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The Royal Special Forces of the Jordanian military are the counter-terrorism team of that nation. The team is tasked with carrying out operations against terrorists both in Jordan and abroad
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