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Politics 09-02-2018

Spain sounds alarm over fighter influx from Sahel

Spain is worried about security on its southern border due to the possible influx of Islamist fighters to West Africa's Sahel region, Spain's foreign minister told AFP in an interview yesterday (8 February).
Global Europe 09-01-2018

EU unveils strategy to stabilise Iraq following territorial defeat of ISIS

The EU's foreign affairs chief and the European Commission adopted yesterday (8 January) a Joint Communication proposing an EU strategy for Iraq in order to address the many challenges the country faces following the territorial defeat of Islamic State.
Politics 10-07-2017

EU hails liberation of Mosul from Islamic State

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini on Sunday (9 July) hailed the liberation of Mosul, Iraq’s second city, as a decisive step in the campaign to eliminate terrorist control in parts of the country and to free its people.
Politics 04-05-2017

Europol probing IS setting up of social network

European police are probing whether the Islamic State group and other extremists are setting up a social network to spread propaganda, gain funding and avoid security crackdowns, an official said Wednesday (3 May).

Senior Arab diplomat derides EU migrant discourse

A distinguished Arab diplomat remarked that EU politicians and think tank representatives did not make use of keywords such as “Iraq” or “Islam” while discussing the Union’s relations with its neighbours and the refugee crisis for several hours.

MEPs adopt new laws to stop foreign fighters at EU borders

Lawmakers strongly voted in favour of new anti-terror legislation on Thursday (16 February), in a move to prevent further attacks as the ones carried out in Paris and Brussels in the past two years.
Global Europe 10-01-2017

Italy fears terrorist attack by Albanian ISIS fighters

Rome is bracing itself for terrorist attacks by Albanian ISIS recruits based in Italy, La Repubblica reported last week (7 January).
Jean-Claude Juncker
Global Europe 14-09-2016

Juncker: Soft power is not enough for the EU

In the State of the Union speech he delivered today (14 September), Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed new powers for the EU foreign affairs chief, and the start of a real defence effort, compatible with NATO.
Global Europe 22-08-2016

Erdogan blames Islamic State for Gaziantep wedding attack

A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday (20 August) that killed at least 51 people, the president said.
Global Europe 17-08-2016

Czechs call on EU to act over Balkan terrorism threat

At least 3,000 EU citizens have left for conflict zones in Syria and Iraq to fight for Islamic State. Some received training in Balkan countries, according to a Europol report which has raised alarm in the Czech Republic. EURACTIV.cz reports.
Global Europe 16-06-2016

Morocco asks for EU help in fight against ISIS

Rabat has urged Europe to help stabilise North Africa, as ISIS steps up its efforts to recruit young Moroccans through social media.
Global Europe 13-06-2016

FBI cautious on Islamic State link to Orlando shootout, despite claims

Islamic State claimed responsibility yesterday (12 June) for the worst mass shooting in US history, but US officials said they had seen no immediate evidence linking the militant group to the massacre in Orlando, Florida.
Global Europe 19-04-2016

Syria peace talks near collapse as opposition declares pause

Syrian peace talks came close to collapse yesterday (18 April), with the mainstream opposition announcing a pause in talks at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, although it agreed to keep its negotiating team in the city.
Global Europe 23-03-2016

Huge manhunt underway after ISIS kills 35 in Brussels bombings

Belgium pressed a huge manhunt today (23 March) after Islamic State bombers attacked Brussels airport and a metro train, killing around 35 people and wounding hundreds as jihadists once again struck at the heart of Europe.
Global Europe 14-03-2016

Dozens killed in Ankara suicide attack

A suicide car bomb ripped through a busy square in central Ankara yesterday (13 March), killing at least 34 people and wounding 125, officials said, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks to hit Turkey.

Major powers agree to plan for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

Major powers agreed today (12 February) to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week, and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns.
Ten were killed in a suicide bombing in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighbourhood
Global Europe 12-01-2016

Istanbul suicide bomb victims mostly German

A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed at least 10 people, most of them German tourists, in Istanbul's historic heart on Tuesday, in an attack Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed on Islamic State.
Global Europe 10-12-2015

Davutoglu accuses Russia of attempting ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Syria

Turkey's premier accused Russia yesterday (9 December) of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Syria, saying Moscow was trying to drive out the local Turkmen and Sunni Muslim populations for military purposes.

US passes bill to keep away ‘foreign fighters’

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly yesterday (8 December) to tighten restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of 38 nations who are allowed to enter the country without obtaining a visa.

Barnier: The EU is at risk of disintegration

Michel Barnier, former Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, now Special Counsellor for Defence Policy to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, said on Wednesday (1 December) that he saw a serious risk of the EU disintegrating.

Police operation exposes Kosovo jihadist links

Italian and Kosovo police have detained four Kosovo citizens allegedly linked to the Islamic State group (IS) for spreading Islamist propaganda and for making threats against Pope Francis and a former US ambassador.
Global Europe 01-12-2015

Putin and Erdogan in war of words at Paris conference

Turkish President President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said on Monday (30 November) that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, should resign if he is unable to prove accusations that Islamic State sells oil to Turkey.
Brexit 01-12-2015

UK to vote on air strikes against ISIS

Britain's Labour Party said yesterday (30 November) its lawmakers could vote according to their consciences on air strikes in Syria, a move which may hand Prime Minister David Cameron the majority he needs to strike Islamic State.
Europe's East 27-11-2015

Putin and Hollande step up common efforts against Islamic State

No broad coalition to fight Islamic State has emerged after talks between Russian President Putin and his French counterpart, François Hollande. But the two agreed to step up their cooperation as the basis for a possible alliance.

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