Tag: Islamic State

#Mosul: Safeguarding the future of minorities

#Mosul: Safeguarding the future of minorities

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The situation in Northern Iraq demands a rapid and robust response from the European Union, especially in the aftermath of the battle of Mosul – the largest military operation so far in the war against Islamic State. “While liberating Northern Iraq from Islamic State occupation, the international community needs to ensure assistance to its most vulnerable […]

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#IslamicState retaliates as Iraqi forces push on #Mosul

#IslamicState retaliates as Iraqi forces push on #Mosul

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Islamic State launched a major counter-attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday (21 October) as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize territory around Mosul in preparation for an offensive on the jihadists’ last major stronghold in Iraq, writes Maher Chmaytelli. Islamic State’s assault on Kirkuk, which lies in an oil-producing region, killed […]

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#Terrorism: At least four police officers injured following house search in Brussels, one suspect killed

#Terrorism: At least four police officers injured following house search in Brussels, one suspect killed

On Tuesday afternoon (15 March), at least four policemen were shot and injured following a house search n Brussels linked to the Paris attacks from November 2015, when 130 people were killed by Islamic terrorists. Two of the four injured police officers are currently in hospital, one of them is a French police woman. The house search […]

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Poland says it cannot take migrants under EU quotas without guarantees after Paris attacks

Poland says it cannot take migrants under EU quotas without guarantees after Paris attacks

| November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Poland cannot accept migrants relocated under a European Union quota system after the attacks in Paris without security guarantees, its incoming European affairs minister said on Saturday, in a sign that the attacks may seriously undermine EU refugee policy. Konrad Szymanski will take up his post on Monday (16 November) in the government formed by […]

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Things we learned in plenary: Ukraine, terrorism, processed meat, child abduction

Things we learned in plenary: Ukraine, terrorism, processed meat, child abduction

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The tragedies in Ukraine and the Middle East were among the main subjects debated by MEPs during the February plenary in Strasbourg. Ahead of Thursday’s (12 February) extraordinary European summit, the Parliament also discussed security measures such as the exchange of passenger name records between member states to better track terror suspects. It also asked […]

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Islamic State: Step up EU and international efforts to end the killing MEPs say

Islamic State: Step up EU and international efforts to end the killing MEPs say

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The murders of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid worker David Haines by the so-called Islamic State (IS) were strongly condemned by the European Parliament in a resolution voted on Thursday. The EU must use all possible means to help the Iraqi national and local authorities combat the IS, including appropriate military assistance, […]

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Anna Fotyga: ‘We have an asymmetric war against western society coming from all directions’

Anna Fotyga: ‘We have an asymmetric war against western society coming from all directions’

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

As countries all over the world discuss how they can work together to tackle the threat posed by ISIS, MEPs will debate on 17 September what the EU can do to improve the situation in the Middle East. Anna Fotyga, a Polish member of the ECR group and chair of the security and defence subcommittee, […]

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