Islamic State

Tense Times in Europe

 06/20/2017 - 06:06
A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
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An anti-Muslim attack in a London mosque on Saturday was followed by a frustrated terrorist attack on Monday in Paris, where an armed man identified as an Islamic extremist was killed after he rammed a card loaded with weapons and explosives in to a police convoy. Increasing Islamist terror and hate crime against Muslims at the same time...  is this exactly what ISIS want?  

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30am
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A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

[OP-ED]: The Middle East morass

 06/13/2017 - 14:50
Si la administración Trump desea estabilidad en el Oriente Medio debería ayudar a mediar un nuevo equilibrio de poder. Esto no puede suceder puramente en términos sauditas. Irán es un gran jugador en la región, con influencia real y su rol deberá ser reconocido. EFE
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Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East. Since then we have seen a series of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East, and an open split within the Arab world. What is going on?

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 2:30pm
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If the Trump administration wants stability in the Middle East, it should help broker a new balance of power. This cannot happen purely on Saudi terms. Iran is a major player in the region, with real influence, and its role will have to be recognized. EFE

[OP-ED]: The real costs of social media

 06/08/2017 - 09:29
The Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová, offered a press conference in Brussels (Belgium). 59% of a total of 2,575 "hate messages" identified on Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have been withdrawn in the last year, under a code of conduct signed between these companies and the European Commission (EC) to combat Racism and xenophobia in the network, Jourová announced. EFE
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In the wake of the deadly London attacks, Facebook made yet another statement in which it reaffirmed its desire to be a force for good and not a platform for hatred.

 

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:45am
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The Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová, offered a press conference in Brussels (Belgium). 59% of a total of 2,575 "hate messages" identified on Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have been withdrawn in the last year, under a code of conduct signed between these companies and the European Commission (EC) to combat Racism and xenophobia in the network, Jourová announced. EFE

One for All?: Trump calls for unity in the Arab region after Qatar freeze out

 06/07/2017 - 04:05
US President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 May 2017. EPA/SAUDI PRESS AGENCY HANDOUT
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In a series of tweets, Trump said recent trip to Middle East prompted Saudi Arabia and four other countries to break diplomatic relations with Qatar, arguing the small energy -rich emirate is financing Islamic terrorism.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 May 2017. EPA/SAUDI PRESS AGENCY HANDOUT

ISIS Claims Responsiblity for London Terrorist Attack

 06/05/2017 - 03:41
Supporters hold signs of condolence for the victims of the London attacks, outside the County Hotel where Britain's Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is delivering a campaign speech in Carlisle, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/ROBERT PERRY
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Police was carrying out fresh raids in east London on Monday morning, as first victims were identified. One of the seven killed is Canadian Christine Archibald.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 3:30am
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Supporters hold signs of condolence for the victims of the London attacks, outside the County Hotel where Britain's Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is delivering a campaign speech in Carlisle, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/ROBERT PERRY

[OP-ED]: How Saudi Arabia played Donald Trump

 05/30/2017 - 17:12
Leaked German intelligence reports show that charities “closely connected with government offices” of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait are funding mosques, schools and imams to disseminate a fundamentalist, intolerant version of Islam throughout Germany. EFE
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This week’s bombing in Manchester was another gruesome reminder that the threat from radical Islamic terrorism is ongoing. And President Trump’s journey to the Middle East illustrated yet again how the country central to the spread of this terrorism, Saudi Arabia, has managed to evade and deflect any responsibility for it. In fact, Trump has given Saudi Arabia a free pass and a free hand in the region.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:45pm
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Leaked German intelligence reports show that charities “closely connected with government offices” of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait are funding mosques, schools and imams to disseminate a fundamentalist, intolerant version of Islam throughout Germany. EFE

Trump arrives in Sicily for G7 summit, the final stop of his trip abroad

 05/26/2017 - 06:05
A panoramic view the Hotel San Domenico, one of the venues of the G7, on the top of the coast of Giardini Naxos, 25 May 2017, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, southern Italy. EPA/CIRO FUSCO
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Heads of states from leading developed nations on Friday were arriving in the Italian town of Taormina for a two-day G7 summit focusing on security and economic growth.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:30am
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A panoramic view the Hotel San Domenico, one of the venues of the G7, on the top of the coast of Giardini Naxos, 25 May 2017, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, southern Italy. EPA/CIRO FUSCO

"Not Welcome Here": Trump Lands in Brussels to attend NATO Summit Amid Protests

 05/25/2017 - 05:56
US President Donald J. Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) wave as they board the 'Air Force One' plane at the 'Leonardo da Vinci' airport in Fiumicino, near Rome, Italy, 24 May 2017, on their way to Brussels, the next leg of his first presidential tour. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
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Thousands of protesters welcomed the US President in a city he once called a “hellhole”. Trump is meeting with leaders of European Union and the NATO military alliance to discuss a new joint coalition to fight Islamic Terrorism. He has been critical of both blocs.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) wave as they board the 'Air Force One' plane at the 'Leonardo da Vinci' airport in Fiumicino, near Rome, Italy, 24 May 2017, on their way to Brussels, the next leg of his first presidential tour. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI

Police arrest three in south of Manchester in connection to concert attack

 05/24/2017 - 08:11
An armed police officer stands guard in Manchester, United Kingdom, May 24, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Three men were arrested in the south of Manchester on suspicion of being connected to the attack that hit a concert in the city, British police said Wednesday.  The U.K. has raised its terrorism threat level to critical

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:00am
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An armed police officer stands guard in Manchester, United Kingdom, May 24, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Robert Mueller to Lead President Trump's "Witch Hunt"

 05/18/2017 - 15:46
Robert Mueller, "The man who said 'no' to the President" Bush, will be in charge of investigating alleged links between the Trump administration and Moscow. Source: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW
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Facing the latest news, and mounting pressure on the Capitol, the US Department of Justice has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special attorney to investigate the matter surrounding Trump and Russia.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:15pm
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Robert Mueller, "The man who said 'no' to the President" Bush, will be in charge of investigating alleged links between the Trump administration and Moscow. Source: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW