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Global Europe 16-09-2021

Macron says French forces killed Islamic State leader in Sahara

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday (15 September) that French military forces had killed Islamic militant Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara.
Global Europe 15-09-2021

Putin meets Assad, takes swipe at US and Turkish forces in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin received his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad for the first time since 2018 and criticised foreign forces that are in Syria without permission or a UN mandate - a rebuke of the United States and Turkey.
Global Europe 13-09-2021

First declassified 9/11 document inconclusive on Saudi role in the attacks

The FBI on Saturday released a newly declassified document related to its investigation of the 9/11 2001 attacks on the United States and allegations of Saudi government support for the hijackers, following an executive order by President Joe Biden.
Global Europe 09-09-2021

Chizhov: Russia is well-placed to play a constructive role in Afghanistan

In a wide-ranging interview, the Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov discussed Afghanistan, the ‘Crimea Platform’, carbon border tax, COVID and vaccines, and the new political season.
Global Europe 08-09-2021

Taliban name new Afghan government, interior minister on US sanctions list

The Taliban drew from its inner high echelons to fill top posts in Afghanistan's new government, including an associate of the Islamist militant group's founder as premier and a wanted man on a US terrorism list as interior minister.
Global Europe 01-09-2021

Biden says Afghanistan exit marks the end of US nation-building

Facing sharp criticism over the tumultuous US withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden said it was the best available option to end both the United States' longest war and decades of fruitless efforts to remake other countries through military force.
Global Europe 31-08-2021

Taliban celebrate ‘complete independence’ as last US troops leave Afghanistan

Celebratory gunfire echoed across Kabul as Taliban fighters took control of the airport before dawn following the withdrawal of the last US troops, ending 20 years of war that left the Islamic militia stronger than it was in 2001.
Global Europe 30-08-2021

US strikes at Islamic State militants in Kabul as withdrawal nears end

A US drone strike killed a suicide car bomber who Pentagon officials said was preparing to strike Kabul airport, as American forces worked to complete a withdrawal that will end two decades of military involvement in Afghanistan.
Global Europe 27-08-2021

US braces for more ISIS attacks after carnage at Kabul airport

US forces helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule braced for more attacks on Friday (27 August) after an Islamic State suicide bomber killed scores of civilians and 13 US soldiers outside the gates of Kabul airport.
Global Europe 26-08-2021

Western forces apprehend terrorist attack at Kabul airport

The United States and allies urged people to move away from Kabul airport due to the threat of an Islamic State terror attack as Western troops hurry to evacuate as many Afghans as possible before the 31 August deadline.
Digital & Media 24-08-2021

Facebook bans Taliban but Twitter adopts more ‘laissez faire’ approach

Facebook's and Twitter's contradicting approaches vis-à-vis the Taliban social media accounts are a perfect illustration of the content moderation dilemma online platforms are facing.
Global Europe 24-08-2021

Canada’s Trudeau leaves door open to Taliban sanctions as G7 meet looms

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left the door open to sanctions on the Taliban Monday (23 August), noting that the Islamist group that now controls Afghanistan remains a “terrorist entity.” “Canada already recognizes, and has for long, that the Taliban...
Global Europe 09-07-2021

Macron to reassure African leaders on commitment to fighting terror

President Emmanuel Macron will seek to reassure Sahel leaders of his commitment to Africa's anti-terror fight on Friday (9 July), at their first talks since he announced a reduction of French troops in West Africa.
Global Europe 29-06-2021

Undeclared conflict? America’s battles with Iran-backed militia escalate

US President Joe Biden’s latest strikes against Iran-backed militia in Syria and Iraq were not the first nor likely the last of his young presidency.
Global Europe 04-06-2021

US to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism

The US Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters. Internal guidance...
Global Europe 31-05-2021

France threatens to pull troops out of Mali

President Emmanuel Macron warned in comments published Sunday (30 May) that France will pull its troops out of Mali if it lurches towards radical Islamism following the second coup in nine months.

Germany bans Hezbollah-linked groups, conducts raids

Germany has banned three associations that are accused of donating to Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday (18 May).

France, New Zealand review online terror steps since Christchurch Call

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are set to co-host a summit on Friday (14 May) to review progress made on combatting terrorist content online two years on from the livestreaming of the deadly Christchurch mosque attack. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 29-04-2021

EU adopts stricter rules against online ‘terrorist content’

Online content deemed "terrorist" in nature can be ordered removed within an hour in the EU under stricter rules adopted on Wednesday (28 April) by the European Parliament.

French government proposes more surveillance in new anti-terrorism bill

The French government presented its new anti-terrorism bill on Wednesday morning (28 April), a few days after a 36-year-old 'radicalised' Tunisian stabbed a police employee to death outside a police station in Rambouillet, southwest of Paris. EURACTIV France reports.
Cybersecurity 28-04-2021

EU adopts law giving tech giants one hour to remove terrorist content

The European Parliament on Wednesday (28 April) formally adopted without a vote controversial legislation which forces online platforms to remove terrorist content within an hour of it being flagged.
Global Europe 23-04-2021

Chad bids farewell to Deby as France and allies back his son

Chad began funeral ceremonies on Friday (23 April) for veteran ruler Idriss Deby Itno, a key figure in the fight against the Sahel's jihadist insurgency, as France and regional allies voiced backing for his son and successor, Mahamat Idriss Deby.

Germany calls for closer cooperation with France over security threats

German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has called for closer bilateral cooperation with France in light of the tense security situation in Europe marked by the Russian "threat", the rise of China and spreading "Islamist terrorism" in the Sahel region. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 15-04-2021

NATO allies to leave Afghanistan along with US

Foreign troops under NATO command will withdraw from Afghanistan in coordination with a US pull-out by 11 September, NATO allies agreed on Wednesday (14 April), pledging to mirror American plans to start removing troops on 1 May after two decades...