Radicalism

February 18, 2018 - 9:55 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year. Governor Ousmane Traore said that last week a...
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February 01, 2018 - 2:29 pm
College campuses are seeing a surge in activity by white supremacists. That's according to the Anti-Defamation League, a group that monitors extremism in the U.S. In a report released Thursday, the group says fliers, banners and stickers with white supremacist messages were found on college and...
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January 27, 2018 - 9:48 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The African Union mission in Somalia's planned withdrawal of 21,000 troops from the extremist-threatened Horn of Africa nation by 2020 cannot be met without urgent help from the international community, the mission's chief said Saturday. In an interview, Francisco...
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December 31, 2017 - 3:12 pm
PQRIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to achieve peace in 2018 in the battle against Islamic extremism — in Syria, Africa's Sahel as well as in his own country. In his first New Year's speech as president, 40-year-old Macron said the new year will be "crucial" to France, to...
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FILE - In this Dec.19, 2017 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron adjusts his tie at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. As Macron turns 40 Thursday, he's wrapping up a remarkable year. In the seven months since he won a long-shot presidential bid, he has proved to be a key leader in Europe and in the world, at the forefront of the battles against terrorism and climate change and mediating in crises around the Middle East. Now the hard part: transforming France, where critics brand him an arrogant monarch. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
December 23, 2017 - 1:56 pm
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron promised more than 400 million euros ($474 million) in aid over four years to Niger during a visit and told the country's president he was ready to strengthen France's presence in the Sahel. Macron spoke alongside President Issoufou Mahamadou...
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December 12, 2017 - 10:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have indicted a soldier accused of plotting to kill prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees — a cased that raised concerns about extremism in the country's military. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they have charged the 28-year-old,...
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Rohima Islam, left, the owner of the building, where 27-year-old Bangladeshi man Akayed Ullah, used to live talks to journalists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of Ullah, who is accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
December 12, 2017 - 8:09 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday. Bangladesh's government condemned the attack, saying it opposes all forms of terrorism...
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French President Emmanuel Macron smiles for a selfie with residents during his visit to Tourcoing, northern France, Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017. Macron is in northern France for a visit focusing on urban policy. (Francois Lopresti, Pool via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 10:58 am
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron says the French government itself fueled homegrown Islamic extremism by abandoning its poorest neighborhoods — and he's promising tough and "sometimes authoritarian" new measures to combat radicalization. Macron unveiled a multibillion-euro plan Tuesday to...
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French President Emmnauel Macron, center, addresses the medias with French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, left, and government spokesman Christophe Castaner after signing a counterterrorism law, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Macron has formally signed a sweeping counterterrorism law that replaces a 2-year-old state of emergency and is meant to give police more tools to fight violent extremism. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)
October 30, 2017 - 12:11 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has formally signed a sweeping counterterrorism law that replaces a two-year-old state of emergency and is meant to give police more tools to fight violent extremism. The bill was adopted by a large majority at parliament earlier this month. Macron said...
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Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, left, together with Armed Forces Chief Gen. Eduardo Ano, right, reads a statement announcing the Philippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found bodies of suspected gunmen inside Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at the ongoing ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting in Clark, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines. The seizure of the building and the defeat of the militants would allowed the military to declare on Monday the end of the Marawi siege, which hundreds of black flag-waving gunmen launched exactly five months ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
October 23, 2017 - 8:02 am
CLARK, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the Philippine fight to end the militant siege of Marawi (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The Philippines defense secretary says the defeat of pro-Islamic State group militants in Marawi helps prevent the spread of extremism in Asia. Defense Secretary Delfin...
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