Reuters photo By Hazel Speed Considering world events, where terrorists have utilised various vehicles as their weapon of choice, and the dreadful loss of life and injury of innocent people, especially targeting Police in particular (in France and London in the past few weeks), it is inevitable that the UK Police have now put […]
Posts Tagged ‘Terrorism’
AP photo By Rupen Savoulian In Australia, politicians of all stripes are conducting a national conversation about the origins, rise and ways to challenge the fundamentalist militia Islamic State (IS).
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By Ricardo Swire The United States’ Executive Order 13224 Section 1(b) describes Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) designation that targets terrorists and anyone providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.
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Reuters photo By Binoy Kampmark Security measures are often exercises in futility. Resembling placebos, they are the reassurance authorities make as acts of intrusive inconvenience. Queues are increased at airports in the vain hope that an elusive gel carrier will be nabbed before the next detonating device is activated on a flight. Shoes are […]
Khaled Abdullah/Reuters By Rupen Savoulian This month marks two full years since the start of the Saudi-led, US-supported war on Yemen. As this war completes two years, involving a blockade of Yemen and the consequent collapse of the nation’s economy, the prospect of famine is now appearing very real.
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed The morning after. The United Kingdom is hurting, but the words from all today is that terrorism will not deter democracy, as can be seen by the earlier clip in Parliament.
Richard Pohle/Reuters By Toby Melville and William James Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed I had planned to write an article about the second day of debate and vote in the Scottish Parliament regarding Nicola Sturgeon’s quest for another Scottish Referendum. No sooner had I switched to BBC TV – Parliament network, when a news flash scrolled across the screen advising of a […]
AP photo By Binoy Kampmark It has attracted money and the implementation of programs, another standard diversionary tactic common in many societies. It is all touted as a good bit of social engineering, a form of anger management by other means. The basis of that problematic term “deradicalisation” entails the erroneous idea that telling […]
AFP photo By Hazel Speed One cannot grasp the magnitude of such a terrible event unfolding in front of one’s eyes, within seconds, and whilst relaxing on holiday lounging on a beach. No wonder survivors are still suffering from post traumatic stress.
By Raja Farrukh Zeb The two states Pakistan and India started their formal dialogue at the end of 1947, to talk about the payment of money to Pakistan along with a share in the assets, which India denied at first. The two countries also held meetings in 1972 to discuss the issue of the […]
By Cynthia M. Lardner
By Cynthia M. Lardner A Conversation with Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
By Joe Khamisi Two significant events occurred this week in the eastern African region that stewed emotions and anger of Kenyans in equal measure.
UPI photo By Kanwal Abidi President Trump, on Friday at the Pentagon, signed an Executive Order that he said would provide a thorough vetting of refugees to ensure that terrorists cannot get into the United States.
Alfred Davies/MSF By Ogunniyi Abayomi “War is war, the only good human is a dead one” George Orwell; Animal Farm.
Ali Abbas/EPA By Rafah Al Saad Iraqi eyes look to the White House, Donald Trump now the President, who talked a lot about Iraq before winning the election.
AFP photo By Gloria Nakiyimba The woes of the Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere are far from over, after he was charged afresh on Monday.
Bernard Weil/AFP By Dave Patterson Canada turns 150 in 2017, and there is great celebration being planned. A great requiem for something that once aspired to be great but has tragically fallen to the dark side might be more appropriate…
Mohammed Jalil/EPA By Ricardo Swire The Western Hemisphere is part of the globe that includes North and South America, accompanying islands and surrounding waters. The US State Department’s 2015 report stated South America and the Caribbean serve as areas of financial and ideological support for the Islamic State (IS), in addition to other Middle […]
By Sami Jamil Jadallah With the rising anger toward Turkey in the Arab world, perhaps I am one of the few who truly believes in the Turkish Miracle under the leadership of then President Abdullah Gul and now President Recep Erdogan and the Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Negar Mortazavi By Tom Arms It has been a good year for journalists. I have never known better. There has been an endless march of upsets, twists, turns, worries, cheers, jeers, doom, gloom and unadulterated surprised joy.
Patrick Tombola By Ahmad Al-khatat
AFP photo By Gloria Nakiyimba The Omusinga of the Rwenzururu Kingdom Charles Wesley Mumbere has been charged with treason. The tribal king of the Rwenzururu people in the Rwenzori Mountain region in western Uganda appeared at the magistrate court in the eastern town of Jinja on Wednesday.
By Ricardo Swire Caribbean nations’ importance as the US “third border” is often overlooked. America and Canada depend on law enforcement cooperation in illegal drug trafficking, migrant smuggling and financial crimes that threaten both foreign and regional security interests.
Francois Lenoir/Reuters By Ricardo Swire Today’s global security environment is the most unpredictable in half a century. Wars are usually fought to change regimes, alter borders, acquire resources and impose ideologies, almost never to completely eliminate another State and its people.
By Cynthia M. Lardner It’s a deeply foreboding feeling knowing that world global stability and security are rapidly devolving. Even before the uncanny election of Donald Trump and his unpredictability as the presumed President-Elect, world leaders were already concerned about increased isolationism, a tipping of the economic scale from the West to the East, innumerable […]
AFP photo By Cynthia M. Lardner Many different radicalized extremist groups operate in Afghanistan, including the Afghan Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS. While ISIS and the Taliban share an ultraconservative interpretation of Islam with the avowed purpose of advancing radicalized Islam, the difference stops there. Whereas ISIS and al-Qaeda have adopted a global jihad against […]