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'Pakistani terrorists radicalising Rohingya Muslims' 28.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Naypyidaw, July 28 : Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group was found to be active on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border to radicalise the Rohingya Muslims, the media reported on Tuesday.
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MPs call for 'anti-Muslim paramilitary manual' website to be investigated 27.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Far-right Gates of Vienna website is also promoting upcoming London exhibition of Muhammad cartoons which it is feared is intended to incite Islamist violence

A group of MPs have called for an investigation into a far-right website described as a training manual for anti-Muslim paramilitaries – amid fears that an upcoming exhibition of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in London is designed to incite Islamist violence.

The Gates of Vienna website has been heavily promoting the exhibition, which is understood to feature the same drawings shown in Texas in May when two gunmen attempted to storm the event and were killed by police.

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Obama praises Ethiopia as 'outstanding partner' for fight against al-Shabab militants 27.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
London, July 27 : United States President Barack Obama has praised Ethiopia's efforts in its fight against the Islamist terrorist group al- Shabab, calling the country an "outstanding partner".
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Moderate Muslims counter Islamic State propaganda with own media strategy 27.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The group, based out of Indiana, hopes its series of Web videos will help to dispel the propaganda that its members say has hijacked their faith.
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Moderate Muslims Counter Islamic State Propaganda With Own Media Strategy 27.7.2015 NPR News
The group, based out of Indiana, hopes its series of web videos will help to dispel the propaganda that they say has hijacked their faith.
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Barack Obama makes first visit to Ethiopia by serving US president 27.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

US president’s meeting with prime minister of Ethiopia set to focus on security and threat of Somalia based terrorist group al-Shabaab

Barack Obama is meeting with the Ethiopian prime minister during the first visit by a serving US president to the country, a US security ally and fast-growing economy but much criticised by human rights watchdogs.

Obama’s talks with Hailemariam Desalegn are expected focus on security and the threat of the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia. The US president, who arrived from Kenya on Sunday, also wants to boost business ties with Africa.

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Attorney general: Scope of ISIS threat still undetermined 26.7.2015 The Hill
“It's as serious, if not more serious a threat, than al Qaeda,” Lynch said.
Cameron to support Malaysia, Indonesia in fight against 'Islamist extremists' 26.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
London, July 26 : British Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to offer support to Malaysia and Indonesia in the battle against Islamist extremists during his visit to South East Asia.
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Egypt army kills 17 terrorists 26.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Cairo, July 26 : The Egyptian armed forces killed 17 extremists during clashes at Sheikh Zuweid city in the restive North Sinai governorate, a media report said.
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Obama, Kenyan President discuss deeper counterterrorism ties 25.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The president also told a summit of entrepreneurs in Nairobi that there were enormous opportunities for commerce in the continent.
Tunisia votes to bring in death penalty for terrorists 25.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Overwhelming decision in parliament comes in wake of Islamist militant attacks in which scores of foreigners have died

Tunisia’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved legislation allowing the death penalty for those convicted of terrorism offences.

The change comes in the wake of Islamist militant attacks that have killed dozens of foreign visitors in the past few months.

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Pakistan’s most famous TV journalist lives like a fugitive on the run 25.7.2015 Washington Post: World
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The most famous television journalist in Pakistan lives like a fugitive. Hamid Mir tells no one where he is going, how he will get there or where he will spend the night.At Mir’s office, his curtains are always drawn. He uses at least two cellphones and, until recently, he rotated among three residences to obscure his precise location, even from friends.Read full article ...
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Tunisian Parliament adopts new-anti terror law to counter Islamist terrorists 25.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
London, July 25 : The parliament of Tunisia has adopted a new anti-terror law to counter threats from Islamist militants.
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Al Qaeda leader killed in U.S. air strike: Pentagon 25.7.2015 Hindu: News
A U.S. air strike in Afghanistan has killed a high-ranking al-Qaeda operational commander, the U.S. military said on Friday.The U.S. military named the target of the strike as Abu Khalil al...
'Extremist is the secular word for heretic': the Hizb ut-Tahrir leader who insists on his right to speak 24.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

As David Cameron lays out a counter-extremism strategy that he calls ‘the struggle of our generation’, the voice of the ‘extremists’ has been missing. So what does Dr Abdul Wahid really believe?

Since the Islamic State atrocity in Tunisia David Cameron has made a series of statements pointing the finger at those he calls extremists. These people, says the prime minister, refuse to subscribe to British values such as free speech and the rule of law.

Cameron does not assert that all extremists are terrorists. He does, however, warn that extremists form a pool where terrorism can flourish and from which killers emerge. This week, in a headline-grabbing speech, he laid out a counter-extremism strategy described as “the struggle of our generation”.

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How to think about Islamic State 24.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Islamic State is often called ‘medieval’ but is in fact very modern – a horrific expression of a widespread frustration with a globalised western model that promises freedom and prosperity to all, but fails to deliver Violence has erupted across a broad swath of territory in recent months: wars in Ukraine and the Middle East , suicide bombings in Xinjiang , Nigeria and Turkey , insurgencies from Yemen to Thailand , massacres in Paris, Tunisia and the American south. Future historians may well see such uncoordinated mayhem as commencing the third – and the longest and the strangest – of world wars. Certainly, forces larger and more complex than in the previous two wars are at work; they outrun our capacity to apprehend them, let alone adjust their direction to our benefit. The early post cold war consensus – that bourgeois democracy has solved the riddle of history, and a global capitalist economy will usher in worldwide prosperity and peace – lies in tatters. But no plausible alternatives of political ...
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Kenya kicks off biggest ever security operation for Barack Obama welcome 24.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Nairobi all too aware of recent terrorist attacks as US security personnel arrive in hundreds and airspace to close for president’s arrival

The biggest security operation in Kenya’s history is underway as the vulnerable east African nation prepares to welcome its “son”, Barack Obama, for the first time since he reached the White House.

The US president is due to touch down on Air Force One on Friday evening ahead of a weekend programme in the capital, Nairobi, that includes an international business summit, dinner with Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, and a major public address.

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Counter-extremism workers knew boy who plotted Australian Isis attack 23.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

English teenager was on radar of government programme, it can now be reported after he pleaded guilty to plotting Anzac Day attack in Melbourne

A 15-year-old schoolboy has pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State attack on police officers in Australia when he was 14, making him the youngest person in Britain to admit a terrorism offence.

The teenager, from north-west England, was on the radar of the government’s counter-extremism programme Channel when he was 13, it can now be reported, following his plea at the Old Bailey.

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Drone strike kills terrorist tied to 2002 killing of Camp Pendleton Marine 23.7.2015 LA Times: Top News
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FBI director says Islamic State poses greater threat to U.S. than Al Qaeda 23.7.2015 LA Times: Nation
Islamic State militants' attempts to inspire Americans to launch attacks at home pose a bigger threat to the U.S. than Al Qaeda, the head of the FBI said Wednesday.
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