RSSTerrorism

#Qatar had advanced warning of Iranian oil tanker attack, failed to warn US, allies: Report

#Qatar had advanced warning of Iranian oil tanker attack, failed to warn US, allies: Report

| November 28, 2019

  A confidential western intelligence report has revealed that Qatar had advanced knowledge of the attack on several international oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman in May, believed by experts to have been carried out by Iran. The US intelligence assessment, obtained by Fox News, allegedly shows that Qatar was aware of the planned […]

Continue Reading

Fighting #Terrorism online: EU Internet Forum committed to an EU-wide Crisis Protocol

Fighting #Terrorism online: EU Internet Forum committed to an EU-wide Crisis Protocol

| October 8, 2019

Yesterday (7 October), the participants of the 5th EU Internet Forum, hosted by Commissioners Avramopoulos and King, have committed to an EU Crisis Protocol – a rapid response to contain the viral spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online. The European Commission, member states and online service providers, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox, JustPaste.it and […]

Continue Reading

#TerroristContentOnline – MEPs agree to start negotiations with EU countries

#TerroristContentOnline – MEPs agree to start negotiations with EU countries

| September 25, 2019

Civil Liberties MEPs agreed on Tuesday (24 September) to begin discussions with EU ministers on new EU rules to tackle the dissemination of terrorist content on the internet. According to the draft legislation, internet companies hosting content uploaded by users (like Facebook or YouTube) that offer their services in the EU will have to remove […]

Continue Reading

EU steps up support to prevent violent extremism and #Radicalization in #CentralAsia

EU steps up support to prevent violent extremism and #Radicalization in #CentralAsia

| September 12, 2019

The European Commission has mobilized an additional €4 million to support the media, civil society organizations, and active citizens in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to prevent violent extremism and counter radicalization. The new projects will support trainings and professionalization of local journalists, activists and press officers to produce high-quality content, while fact-checking platforms […]

Continue Reading

#SecurityUnion – #Eurojust launches a new Counter-Terrorism Register

#SecurityUnion – #Eurojust launches a new Counter-Terrorism Register

| September 5, 2019

Today (5 September), with the Commission’s support, Eurojust, the EU’s agency on judicial co-operation, has launched a Counter-Terrorism Register, which will help EU countries exchange information on terrorist offences in a quick, efficient and uniform manner. Member states already share information with each other on the suspects of terrorist offences who are under criminal investigation […]

Continue Reading

European Commission steps up support to counter-terrorism, the prevention of #ViolentExtremism and peacebuilding in #SriLanka

European Commission steps up support to counter-terrorism, the prevention of #ViolentExtremism and peacebuilding in #SriLanka

| August 15, 2019

The European Commission, through its Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, has allocated €8.5 million to support Sri Lankan efforts to prevent violent extremism, build community resilience, and promote peace and tolerance. It will also contribute to the ongoing peacebuilding process through internally displaced persons and refugees being able to return to their land. This allocation […]

Continue Reading

#Kazakhstan welcomes women back from #IslamicState, warily

#Kazakhstan welcomes women back from #IslamicState, warily

| August 15, 2019

“Everybody has a right to make a mistake,” said Gulpari Farziyeva, 31, who is in a treatment center in Kazakhstan for former members of the Islamic State. Credit Tara Todras-Whitehill for The New York Times The young woman said she thought she was going on vacation in Turkey, but instead found herself in Syria, tricked, […]

Continue Reading