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MEPs involved in penning initiative texts on the Commission's landmark Digital Services Act (DSA) have raised concerns at the role that social media played in the recent storming of the US Capitol in Washington, and say that regulation should double down on the spread of conspiratorial material online.
Digital 08-01-2021

Lawmakers call for tougher EU disinformation laws in wake of US riots

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have raised concerns at the role that social media played in the storming of the US Capitol in Washington, saying the EU's proposed Digital Services Act (DSA) should double down on the spread of conspiratorial material online.
Global Europe 31-12-2020

Twenty-two killed in attack on Aden airport after new Yemen cabinet lands

At least 22 people were killed and dozens wounded in an attack on Aden airport on Wednesday (30 December), moments after a plane landed carrying a newly formed Saudi-backed cabinet for government-held parts of Yemen.
Global Europe 15-12-2020

US takes Sudan off sponsors of terror blacklist

The United States on Monday (14 December) removed Sudan from its state sponsors of terrorism blacklist and declared a "fundamental change" in relations, less than two months after the Arab nation pledged to normalise ties with Israel.
Global Europe 08-12-2020

Macron says France will sell arms to Egypt irrespective of rights

French President Emmanuel Macron said he would not condition the sale of weapons to Egypt on human rights because he did not want to weaken Cairo’s ability to counter terrorism in the region.

Commission says closing EU borders ‘won’t stop’ terror

The EU's top home affairs official on Monday (30 December) said putting up borders within Europe was ineffective against terrorism and would only hurt the bloc's post-Covid economic recovery.

French task force leader: ‘Radicalisation is not an ideology’

"Our brain naturally links radicalisation to a religious ideology such as Islamism," Fadila Leturcq tells EURACTIV France. Before being an ideology, however, "radicalisation is a process that concerns other forms of political radicalisation, as was the case in New Zealand for example," said Leturcq, who co-chairs a radicalisation task force set up by the Institute for Advanced National Defence Studies (IHEDN). EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 27-11-2020

In European first, Iranians face trial over suspected bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat and three other Iranians go on trial in Antwerp for planning to bomb a 2018 meeting of an exiled opposition group, the first time an EU country has put an Iranian official on trial for terrorism.

Paris train gunman tells court he was looking for ‘US soldiers, people from EU Commission’

The Moroccan gunman on trial for an attempted terror attack on a Paris-bound train five years ago said Wednesday (25 November) he had aimed at the heads of American soldiers but could not shoot.
Non-discrimination 13-11-2020

Terrorism and Muslim communities: Europe’s ‘right’ battle

In recent weeks, violent terrorist attacks have shocked France and Vienna, after cartoons of Prophet Mohammed were published by French satiric publication Charlie Hebdo to mark the start of the trial for the 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris.

Macron hosts video summit on terror response

French President Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday (10 November) host a video summit about an EU-wide response to recent attacks in Europe blamed on Islamist radicals, his office said.

Eight detained after Vienna attack had previous convictions

Eight of those detained following Monday night's terrorist attack in Vienna had previous convictions, including for terror offences, the Austrian interior minister said Thursday (5 November), as the investigation extended to Switzerland and a second, unnamed country.

France and Germany demand closer EU cooperation in fight against terrorism

Germany and France want the EU to cooperate more closely in the fight against terrorism, particularly when it comes to a more open exchange of intelligence information. However, member states distrust each other. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 04-11-2020

Austria’s Kurz urges EU to do more to fight ‘political Islam’

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called on the European Union Tuesday (3 November) to do more to fight "political Islam", which he said represented a grave threat to European values.

Gunmen kill four in ‘Islamist terror attack’ in Vienna, manhunt launched

Gunmen attacked six locations in central Vienna starting outside the main synagogue, killing two people and injuring at least 17 in what Austria called a “repulsive terror attack” while hunting one or more assailants on the loose.
Global Europe 30-10-2020

World leaders condemn deadly stabbings in France

World leaders condemned fatal stabbings in the French city of Nice Thursday (29 October) that France called an Islamist terrorist attack.

Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack at French church

A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist incident at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday (29 October), police and officials said.
Global Europe 28-10-2020

Huge anti-France rally in Bangladesh as Macron backlash widens

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday (27 October) in the biggest anti-France rally since President Emmanuel Macron defended cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
Global Europe 27-10-2020

Turkey calls for France boycott as Islamic world backlash grows

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday (26 October) joined calls for a boycott of French goods, ramping up a standoff between France and Muslim countries over Islam and freedom of speech.

France says it won’t forget ‘silence’ of some states after teacher beheading

France's foreign ministry decided over the weekend to recall its ambassador to Turkey following the "hateful and slanderous propaganda (...) and direct insults" against President Emmanuel Macron. Meanwhile, France says it will remember those who did not condemn the murder of history teacher Samuel Paty. EURACTIV France reports.

France shuts Paris mosque in crackdown after teacher’s beheading

France ordered the temporary closure of a mosque outside Paris on Tuesday (20 October), part of a crackdown on Muslims who incite hatred after the decapitation of a teacher who showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. The Grand...
Development Policy 21-10-2020

UN raises $1.7 billion for hungry, displaced millions in Sahel

The United Nations raised more than $1.7 billion in pledges to fund aid efforts as UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned a "preventable tragedy is looming" in the central Sahel region.
EU-Africa 20-10-2020

EU hails US plan to remove Sudan from terror blacklist

The EU's diplomatic chief on Monday (19 October) welcomed President Donald Trump's announcement that he is ready to remove Sudan from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.
EU-Africa 15-10-2020

European Union agrees to help Mozambique tackle insurgency

The European Union has granted Mozambique's request for assistance in tackling a wave of attacks in the country's north by rebels with links to Islamic State, the EU delegation in the southern African country said.
Azerbaijan 07-10-2020

Russia warns that Nagorno-Karabakh could become Islamist militant stronghold

The Kremlin issued a new appeal for an end to hostilities in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday (6 October) after Moscow’s foreign intelligence chief said the mountain enclave could become a launch pad for Islamist militants to enter Russia.
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