Port Authority Bomber Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Akayed Ullah, who detonated a pipe bomb in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square in the name of ISIS in 2017, became radicalized online.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #manhattan-ny-attack-october-2017, #terrorism, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #ullah-akayed

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Biden’s Plan to End Afghanistan War Gives Some Detainees Hope for Release

The legal basis for indefinite detention at Guantánamo is to prevent combatants from returning to the battlefield. But what if their old battlefield is no more?

#afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #haroon-gul-asadullah, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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General Warns of Challenges to Tracking Terrorist Threats in Afghanistan After U.S. Exits

The military is examining where it can reposition troops to prevent Afghanistan from once again becoming a terrorist base.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #house-committee-on-armed-services, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #khan-imran, #mckenzie-kenneth-f, #military-bases-and-installations, #milley-mark-a, #terrorism

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Caving to Islamists, Pakistan’s Parliament Debates Expelling French Ambassador

Just a week ago, the government declared Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan a terrorist group. But after violent protests spurred by the publication of caricatures in France, the government acquiesced to the Islamist party’s demands.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #france, #khan-imran, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

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Abandoning Afghanistan Is a Historic Mistake

Leaving proves Osama bin Laden right: Eventually, America cuts and runs.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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Irish Leader Apologizes for Killing of Prince Philip’s Uncle

Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the party that was once the political wing of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army, said she was sorry for its assassination of Louis Mountbatten.

#apologies, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #great-britain, #ireland, #irish-republican-army, #mcdonald-mary-lou, #mountbatten-louis, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #sinn-fein, #terrorism

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Sinn Fein Leader Apologizes for 1979 Killing of Prince Philip’s Uncle

Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the party that was once the political wing of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army, said she was sorry for its assassination of Louis Mountbatten.

#apologies, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #great-britain, #ireland, #irish-republican-army, #mcdonald-mary-lou, #mountbatten-louis, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #sinn-fein, #terrorism

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Biden’s Choice for Justice Dept.’s No. 2 Is Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco, a veteran of national security posts, is expected to be a key player in the administration’s push to combat domestic extremism, embodied most publicly in the department’s inquiry into the Capitol attack.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #monaco-lisa-o, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republicans Question Spy Agencies’ Work on Domestic Extremism

Agency officials say they are analyzing information, not collecting intelligence on Americans.

#domestic-violent-extremism, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #haines-avril-d, #house-committee-on-intelligence, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stewart-christopher-d-1960, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost?

Pakistan’s military stayed allied to both the Americans and Taliban. But now the country may face intensified extremism at home as a result of a perceived Taliban victory.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #baradar-abdul-ghani, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bin-laden-osama, #cold-war-era, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #pakistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #tehrik-e-taliban, #territorial-disputes, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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U.S. and Allies Plan Fight From Afar Against Al Qaeda Once Troops Exit Afghanistan

Drones, long-range bombers and spy networks will be used in an effort to prevent Afghanistan from re-emerging as a terrorist base to threaten the United States.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #defense-department, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-special-operations-command

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Biden Chooses Mournful Words to End a Long Mission

The president’s rhetoric on Wednesday in announcing the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was steeped in exasperation and grief.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #speeches-and-statements, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’

The president said the main objective of ensuring that Afghanistan would not be a launching pad for terrorism had been achieved and that it was time for American troops to come home.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #peace-process, #september-11-2001, #speeches-and-statements, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Afghans Wonder ‘What About Me?’ as US Troops Prepare to Withdraw

Many Afghans fear that without the umbrella of American protection, the country will be unable to preserve its modest gains toward democracy and women’s rights.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ghani-ashraf, #politics-and-government, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Biden to Withdraw All Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11

After years of arguing against an extended military presence in Afghanistan, President Biden is doing things his way, with the deadline for withdrawal set for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bin-laden-osama, #blinken-antony-j, #bush-george-w, #ghani-ashraf, #iraq-war-2003-11, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kaine-timothy-m, #september-11-2001, #taliban, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Will Afghanistan Become a Terrorism Safe Haven Once Again?

Not likely, at least in the short term, intelligence officials assess. But stopping terrorism groups over the long term could be more difficult.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-intelligence-agency, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mckenzie-kenneth-f, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Pentagon Chief Orders New Review of Attack in Kenya That Killed 3 Americans

The unusual review of the conclusions of the initial inquiry comes more than a year after the attack by the Shabab revealed security lapses at the base.

#al-qaeda, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #kenya, #kirby-john-f, #shabab, #terrorism, #united-states-africa-command, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Bid to Boost Its Profile, ISIS Turns to Africa’s Militants

Violence by Islamist extremists in Africa reached a record high last year. Now, the Islamic State is using those attacks to project an image of strength.

#africa, #al-qaeda, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sahel-africa, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Syrian Refugees in Rebel Controlled Idlib Are Stuck in Limbo

Millions of people displaced during Syria’s 10-year war are impoverished, insecure and crowded into an area of the country’s northwest controlled by a rebel group once linked to Al Qaeda.

#assad-bashar-al, #civilian-casualties, #humanitarian-aid, #idlib-syria, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Testing an Opaque Security Power, Michigan Man Challenges ‘No-Fly List’

The plaintiff, a Lebanese-American, says he was barred from flying after refusing to become an F.B.I. informant.

#airport-security, #american-civil-liberties-union, #constitution-us, #hezbollah, #justice-department, #michigan, #muslim-americans, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Fears of White People Losing Out Permeate Capitol Rioters’ Towns, Study Finds

Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic white population were the most likely to produce insurrectionists.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #minorities, #oath-keepers, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Iran Nuclear Talks Explained

Talks in Vienna starting Tuesday will try to bring both the United States and Iran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. It won’t be easy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #international-relations, #iran, #khamenei-ali, #nuclear-energy, #obama-barack, #politics-and-government, #rouhani-hassan, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #uranium, #zarif-mohammad-javad

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Biden Steps Up Federal Efforts to Combat Domestic Extremism

The administration has taken a series of steps to prioritize dealing with white supremacists and militias, especially after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homeland-security-department, #justice-department, #national-security-council, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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Maoist Insurgents Kill 23 Indian Forces in Ambush, Officials Say

The four-hour battle in a forested area of central India has revived concerns about a decades-old insurgency that had appeared largely contained.

#chattisgarh-india, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #india, #naxalites, #terrorism

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London Police Officer Convicted of Membership in Neo-Nazi Group

Benjamin Hannam, 22, is the first British police officer to be convicted of a terrorism offense, according to the local news media. He joined the neo-Nazi group National Action in 2016 and became a police officer in 2018.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #great-britain, #neo-nazi-groups, #police, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Mozambique Attack

An affiliate of the militant group has seized large swaths of territory, including another important port town, but the assault last week demonstrated a new level of boldness.

#islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #palma-mozambique, #terrorism, #world-food-program

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A Painful Project for France: A Museum on the Ravages of Terrorism

After a decade of traumatic attacks that killed nearly 300 people and wounded almost 1,000, the project aims to build a memorial to help heal the country’s wounds.

#france, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #terrorism

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As Militants Seize Mozambique Gas Hub, a Dash for Safety Turns Deadly

An agonizing choice for nearly 200 people holed up in a hotel as gunmen roamed unchecked: Wait overnight for rescue? Or make a run for it?

#foreign-workers, #international-crisis-group, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #palma-mozambique, #terrorism

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Indonesia Church Rocked by Explosion on Palm Sunday

A priest described the blast in the city of Makassar as a suicide bombing. The mayor said no churchgoers were killed.

#easter-and-holy-week, #indonesia, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #sulawesi-indonesia, #terrorism

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Insurgents Seize Mozambique Town, Killing Several People; Fate of Hundreds Unknown

The attack by hundreds of suspected Islamist insurgents trapped nearly 200 people, including foreign workers, in a hotel in Palma, Mozambique, site of a major gas project.

#africa, #civilian-casualties, #human-rights-watch, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #terrorism, #total-sa

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Here’s Where The First Guantánamo Detainees Are Now

The Pentagon called the first 20 prisoners sent to Guantánamo in 2002 “the worst of the worst.” Just two remain there. Others are spread around the world — including four senior Taliban figures.

#al-qaeda, #bahlul-ali-hamza-al, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #hicks-david, #idris-ibrahim-d-2021, #malik-abd-al, #military-tribunals, #mohammed-khalid-shaikh, #obama-barack, #september-11-2001, #shalabi-abdul-rahman, #taliban, #terrorism, #torture, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #zakir-abdul-qayyum

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Who Are The Original 20 Guantánamo Bay Detainees?

Starting with the Bush administration, the United States has gradually transferred all but two of the first 20 prisoners at the wartime detention facility to other nations. Here’s who, and where, they are.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #bahlul-ali-hamza-al, #bin-laden-osama, #defense-and-military-forces, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #haqqani-network, #hicks-david, #idris-ibrahim-d-2021, #military-tribunals, #mujahid-mahmoud-al, #obama-barack, #september-11-2001, #shalabi-abdul-rahman, #taliban, #terrorism, #torture, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #zakir-abdul-qayyum

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137 People Killed in Niger in Series of Attacks on Villages Along Mali Border

Gunmen on motorcycles struck in coordinated raids on villages on Sunday in southwestern Niger, a country being ravaged by Islamist violence.

#al-qaeda, #bazoum-mohamed-1960, #civilian-casualties, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #niger, #politics-and-government, #sahel-africa, #terrorism

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Foes in Afghan War See a Common Threat of Islamic State’s Return

An unusual truce between the government and the Taliban has kept the Islamic State out of one former stronghold. But there is a peace paradox: Unemployed fighters looking for work.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #hazaras-ethnic-group, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #pech-valley-afghanistan, #shiite-muslims, #sunni-muslims, #taliban, #terrorism

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In Kabul’s Streets, Dogs Rule the Night

Almost every city in the world has to deal with street crime, and some with dog packs. But few, if any, have to navigate such an underworld while also confronting unrelenting war.

#afghan-national-police, #afghanistan, #dogs, #kabul-afghanistan, #terrorism

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Risking Death, Hazara Students Pursue Education at Bombed Academies

A group of young Afghans studying for college entrance exams must risk suicide attacks by the Islamic State and the looming threat of a Taliban return.

#afghanistan, #civilian-casualties, #hazaras-ethnic-group, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #taliban, #terrorism

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The Taliban’s Secret Prisons: A Reporter’s Perilous Trip

A perilous trip to find out more about these brutal incarcerations led to a wrenching interview and something extremely rare on this job: a hug.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #badakhshan-province-afghanistan, #buzkashi-afghan-game, #human-rights-watch, #kabul-afghanistan, #new-york-times, #politics-and-government, #taliban, #terrorism

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Women Once Enslaved by ISIS Are Reunited With Their Children

Yazidi women freed from sexual slavery under ISIS were forced to give up their babies. Two years later, some are risking everything to get them back.

#iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #orphans-and-orphanages, #syria, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #yazidi-religious-sect

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In One Afghanistan District, an Unofficial Cease-Fire With the Taliban

An unofficial cease-fire brokered by local officials, farmers and Taliban forces is an example of how communities, driven by despair, have engineered their own ways to stop the fighting.

#afghan-national-army, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #local-government, #panjwai-afghanistan, #taliban, #terrorism

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Amid the Rubble of Mosul, Francis Offers a Salve for Iraq’s Wounds

The first pope ever to visit Iraq, Francis voiced sorrow and hope for a shrunken Christian community that has suffered persecution, and preached fellowship among religions.

#christians-and-christianity, #churches-buildings, #erbil-iraq, #francis, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mosul-iraq, #muslims-and-islam, #qaraqosh-iraq, #roman-catholic-church, #terrorism

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How Emergent BioSolutions Put an ‘Extraordinary Burden’ on the U.S.’s Troubled Stockpile

The shortage of lifesaving medical equipment last year was a searing example of the government’s failed coronavirus response. As health workers resorted to wearing trash bags, one Maryland company profited by selling anthrax vaccines to the country’s emergency reserve.

#anthrax, #atlanta-ga, #bernard-kenneth, #biological-and-chemical-warfare, #biomedical-advanced-research-and-development-authority, #bright-rick-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #frieden-thomas-r, #hatchett-richard-j, #hoekstra-peter, #kadlec-robert-p, #obama-barack, #stockpiling, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Justice Dept. Backs Away From Trump Era but Is Still Expected to Test Garland

Several politically charged investigations await Judge Merrick B. Garland, President Biden’s nominee for attorney general.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #attorneys-general, #barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #criminal-justice, #discrimination, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #minorities, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilkinson-monty

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Blinken Proposes a Foreign Policy Not ‘Disconnected From Our Daily Lives’

In his first major address, the secretary of state pledged to focus on how diplomacy has a direct effect on regular Americans. At the top of the list: dealing with China.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #global-warming, #pompeo-mike, #speeches-and-statements, #state-department, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Secretly Limits Counterterrorism Drone Strikes Away From War Zones

Requiring higher-level approval is a stopgap measure as officials review whether to tighten Trump-era targeting rules and civilian safeguards.

#al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-intelligence-agency, #civilian-casualties, #drones-pilotless-planes, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #national-security-council, #obama-barack, #pakistan, #presidential-transition-us, #shabab, #somalia, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #yemen

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Protests Follow Hit Man’s Hunger Strike in Greece

Dimitris Koufodinas began a hunger strike in January after being denied a prison transfer. Demonstrations in support of him have exposed divides over how to deal with convicted terrorists.

#koufodinas-dimitris, #terrorism

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Domestic Terrorism Threat Is ‘Metastasizing’ in U.S., F.B.I. Director Says

Christopher A. Wray condemned the Capitol riot and told the Senate Judiciary Committee that agents had opened 2,000 domestic terrorism inquiries in recent years.

#antifa-movement-us, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #justice-department, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #wray-christopher-a

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He Was the Hero of ‘Hotel Rwanda.’ Now He’s Accused of Terrorism.

Long hailed for his bravery during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Paul Rusesabagina is now charged with being an insurgent leader. Did Rwanda change, or did he?

#content-type-personal-profile, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hutu-tribe, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #terrorism, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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In Afghanistan, Three Women Working in Media Are Gunned Down

The women, the latest victims in a wave of targeted attacks, were killed on their way home from their jobs at Enikass Radio and TV in Jalalabad.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-independent-human-rights-commission, #afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #jalalabad-afghanistan, #maiwand-malalai-d-2020, #nangarhar-province-afghanistan, #taliban, #terrorism

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Fate, Domestic Terrorism and the Nomination of Merrick Garland

The judge has said his first priority as attorney general would be to take on domestic extremism. Today, we examine how his career has prepared him for the task.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #oklahoma-city-okla, #terrorism, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

Senator Jack Reed said he favored seeking an extension of the May 1 deadline for withdrawing troops that President Donald Trump and the Taliban negotiated last year.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #reed-jack, #senate-committee-on-armed-services, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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