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Nigerians vote for president amid fears of Boko Haram, political violence 28.3.2015 Washington Post: World
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — One week after she was freed from her captors in the notorious Boko Haram militia, Ubwamtu Papka was sitting in a harshly lit room in the Pinnacle Hotel in this war-scarred city, wondering why she had been brought here in a convoy of trucks.Read full article ...
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Norway: The Two Faces of Extremism 27.3.2015
With Breivik has come the ominous knowledge that it takes only one jihadist - or counter-jihadist - to change everything, and that right-wing anti-immigration politics and jihadism are mutually reinforcing. "The relationship between the extremists is a symbiosis," said Shoaib Sultan. At the entrance to the sealed government district, young women look at the flowers left in tribute to those killed and injured in an explosion in Oslo, Norway on Sunday, July 24, 2011. Anders Behring Breivik, the man charged with the attacks that killed at least 93 people in Norway, claims to have acted alone and has admitted "to the facts" of the case, the police said. (Johan Spanner/The New York Times) 1. More Democracy, More Extremism? Last summer, on the evening of Aug. 16, 2014, Norway's largest tabloid, Verdens Gang, posted on its website an extended videotaped interview with Ubaydullah Hussain, the spokesman of a small Islamist fringe group called the Prophet's Umma (umma refers to the community of believers in ...
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Why Vajpayee deserves the Bharat Ratna 27.3.2015 Rediff: News
'Whether it was sending out a message after the Pokhran II nuclear tests or managing the fallout, Atal Bihari Vajpayee did it with great statesmanship, always keeping India's interests in mind.'
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CIA officer who converted to Islam is removed from post 27.3.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
WASHINGTON - The CIA official who led the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is being removed from his post, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The head of the agency’s Counter­terrorism Center, who also directed drone campaigns which killed thousands, has been in the position for nine years, the newspaper, which withheld his name,  said. His move is part of a major restructuring under ...
A ‘Sharif’ state of affairs 27.3.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
When the operation against MQM started some days ago, there was much jubilation from many quarters in Karachi. This was thought to be a good move because people believed that the city would finally be cleansed from target killers and extortionists. It was also said that the Rangers – the paramilitary forces – would also be going after the militant wings of other political ...
Boehner slams Obama's leadership on terrorism 26.3.2015 Politico
"We have no strategy -- overarching strategy -- to deal with the growing terrorist threat."
CIA official who directed hunt for bin Laden is being removed from post 26.3.2015 Washington Post
The head of the CIA’s Counter­terrorism Center, who presided over the agency’s drone campaign and directed the hunt for Osama bin Laden, is being removed from his post, officials said, a watershed moment as the CIA turns its focus to a new generation of extremist threats.Read full article >>
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US imposes sanctions on Russian terror group leader 26.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Ghani warns of terrible threat from IS 26.3.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
WASHINGTON - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who was accord the rare honour of addressing a joint session of the US Congress, warned US lawmakers on Wednesday of the ‘terrible threat’ the Islamic State poses in Asia, and said the militant group is already dispatching fighters to his country. Ghani peppered his speech with anecdotes about the time he’s spent in America and touched ...
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Obama Mideast efforts in tatters as Yemen ally flees 26.3.2015 The Moderate Voice

President Barack Obama’s main ally in Yemen, the country that hosts al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), fled in a boat today to avoid capture by forces controlled by the strongman Washington helped to dislodge in 2012. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is also backed by the Saudi and Gulf regimes, was holed up [...]

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Nigeria denies that Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds in northeast 26.3.2015 Washington Post: World
ABUJA, Nigeria — Reports of a large-scale kidnapping by Boko Haram prompted fears Wednesday that the Islamist insurgent group had retained its strength despite a multinational offensive against its strongholds. But a Ni­ger­ian government spokesman denied the abductions had occurred. Read full article ...
Yemeni rebels seize secret files about U.S. intelligence operations 26.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Secret intelligence files held by Yemeni security forces and containing details of American intelligence operations in the country have been looted by Iran-backed militia leaders, exposing names of informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism operations, U.S. officials say.
Obama says he'll slow Afghanistan drawdown 'so we don't have to go back' 25.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
President Obama has made the steady withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan a top priority for his second term, but his decision Tuesday to change course and slow the drawdown reflects a renewed concern about terrorism threats and a clear rapport with the new president after years of...
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Nigeria's oil pipelines are battleground for brittle democracy 24.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

President Goodluck Jonathan pacified rebels who sabotaged lucrative supply of crude but forthcoming elections could disrupt the peace pact

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Al Qaeda, IS, Boko Haram training collectively in Mauritania, warn analysts 24.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Syrian people feel abandoned as world focuses on Islamic State: UN 24.3.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
United Nations- The people of Syria feel "increasingly abandoned by the world" as global attention focuses on Islamic State militants, while violence and government bureaucracy hinder attempts to deliver aid to 12 million people, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. In his 13th monthly report to the United Nations Security Council on Syria, Ban said a lack of accountability during the ...
Tunisia could be a model for what works in the Mideast 24.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
The tragic terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis last week put Tunisia on the map again, but for the wrong reasons. Although the nation faces serious terrorist threats from the spillover violence in Libya, Islamic State recruitment and Al Qaeda-linked groups, it is important...
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UK to investigate Sharia courts, crack down on extremist preachers 24.3.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LONDON - Britain will introduce measures to counter extremism, including an investigation into Sharia courts and a crackdown on incendiary preachers, if Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives win May’s election, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday. May said Britain would no longer tolerate those who rejected the country’s values of democracy, free speech, equality ...
Pakistan marks National Day with first military parade in seven years 23.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Revival of parade comes a military chiefs claim security in country is improving as a result of ongoing campaign against Islamist militants

Skydiving commandos, a homemade killer drone and even a pair of animatronic dinosaurs were all deployed by Pakistan’s army on Monday in an attempt to deliver a much-needed shot of self-confidence to the terrorism-ravaged country.

The precision parachute drops and state-of-the-art aircraft were among the attractions of a military parade that was once the highlight of the country’s National Day but which officials have not dared host since 2008.

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Tunisian police officer killed in bomb explosion 23.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
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