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Australia targets social media firms in new extremist footage laws

Apr 04, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Platforms like Facebook and YouTube may face fines approaching billions of dollars for failing to remove extremist material quickly

CHRISTCHURCH. Police secure the area with tape across the road from the Dean Avenue mosque on March 17, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP


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New study shows how PH extremist groups use social media to recruit

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Recruitment efforts and violent extremist messaging are organic and localized, and exploit 'hot button' issues like the Mindanao peace process and alleged military abuses, according to a study

Duterte names ex-soldier as adviser on extremist groups

Dec 10, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Yusop Jimlani had served as deputy commander of Task Force Davao before his retirement

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the officials of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) at the Malacañan Palace on September 14, 2017. Present in the meeting are BTC officials including Chair Ghazali Jaafar, Haron Abas, Ibrahim Ali, Hussin Amin, Susana Anayatin, Maisara Damdamun-Latiph, Hatimil Hassan, Raissa Jajurie Gafur Kanain, Jose Lorena, Mussolini Lidasan, Abdulraof Macaua, Hussein Muñoz, Romeo Saliga, Omar Sema Said Shiek Ammal Solaiman and Timuay Ulama. Joining the BTC are the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panel led by Mohaqher Iqbal and composed of Abhoud Syed Lingga, Abdulla Camlian, Marjanie Macasalong, Hadji Estino, Jun Mantawil, Mohajirin Ali and Eddie Alih. Accompanying the President, meanwhile, are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Government of the Philippines (GPH) Peace Panel Chair Nabil Tan, GPH Peace Panel members Diosita Andot, Dickson Hermoso and Ronald Asuncion; Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles, House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

10,000 Google staff set to hunt down extremist YouTube content – CEO

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Political pressure pushes Google to deploy manpower dedicated to rooting out radical material online


G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Senior executives from the internet giants and Microsoft attended the ministerial session devoted to the issue but did not offer any explanation of how they might go about clamping down on web extremists

G7. EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, US Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti, France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the Chairperson of the National Public Safety Commission from Japan Achiro Hoconogi address a press conference at the end of the G7 summit of Interior Ministers in Ischia island, on October 20, 2017. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Military claims Negros Island citizens offering P100,000 for arrest of rebels, terrorists

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Major General Jon Aying explains the citizens funding this are capable of paying up to P20 million or P100 000 for 200 rebels or terrorists

Bangladesh marks first anniversary of deadly cafe siege

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Bangladesh is gradually overcoming the threat posed by Islamic extremism says the country s cultural affairs minister

REMEMBRANCE. A relative of a victim lay flowers to pay tribute to the victims of the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe deadly siege to commemorate the first anniversary of the attack carried out by Islamist militants, in Dhaka on July 1, 2017. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Blasts kill 3 as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:08 PM

UPDATED Two powerful blasts go off some 400 yards from the hideout targeting a huge crowd of people and police officials witnessing the commando operation

Raids in Austria as 'terror' suspect grilled

Jan 21, 2017 - 7:16 PM

According to the police signs had multiplied in recent days that there might be an attack in Vienna

Police patrols on December 20, 2016 a Christmas market in Vienna, the day after a terror attack in Berlin's Christmas market.  Austrian police will distribute 6,000 pocket alarms on New Year's Eve to help prevent incidents like the mass sex assaults in neighbouring Germany a year ago, the interior ministry said Tuesday. / AFP PHOTO / APA / HERBERT PFARRHOFER / Austria OUT

Authorities fear violence at planned protest by Islamic groups. Here's what you need to know.

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:50 PM

A cheat sheet on the November 4 protest that has government officials police and military on edge

ROUND TWO. The first demonstration in October attracted about 5,000 protesters according to police. Photo by Diego Batara/Rappler

123 German police hurt in clashes with protesters

Jul 11, 2016 - 1:10 AM

Police say the protest was Berlin s most aggressive and violent demonstration in the past 5 years

Burned cars stand in Berlin, on July 10, 2016. Police in the German capital said Sunday 123 officers were hurt in clashes with left-wing extremists following weeks of escalating tensions around a building that is a centre of the far-left youth scene in the city and which has been repeatedly raided by police.  / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Maurizio Gambarini / Germany OUT

Bangladesh PM 'determined to root out terrorism'

Jul 02, 2016 - 2:27 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appears on television condemning the extremely heinous act

HOSTAGE SIEGE. An injured police officer is escorted by a colleague after suffering wounds from a crude bomb blasted by suspected criminals at a Spanish resturant in Dhaka, Bangladesh, late 01 July 2016. Two police officials have been killed during the encounter while some gunmen reportedly took several people hostage, including some foreigners, inside a Spanish resturant. Photo by EPA

ISIS-inspired militants on offensive in southern Philippines

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:23 PM

The influence of ISIS in the Philippines is growing stronger and expanding say analysts

ISIS SUPPORTERS. ISIS-inspired Philippine militants show their support for the group.

PH probes attack on ISIS-targeted top Saudi cleric

Mar 02, 2016 - 1:46 PM

3rd UPDATE The Department of Foreign Affairs regrets the shooting incident and says it continues to monitor the situation closely

ISIS TARGET? An assassin shot at prominent Saudi cleric Sheikh Aaidh al-Qarni while he as leaving the Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga City on March 1, 2016. Screenshot from Youtube

Obama urges 'serious' action against Pakistan extremists

Jan 24, 2016 - 7:24 PM

US President Barack Obama says the latest mass killing of students underlined the need for a more decisive action against extremist networks

'NO SAFE HAVEN.' US President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

Indonesia needs more than hashtags to defy terror

Jan 21, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Hashtags are not enough If people really want to create a social movement to counter terrorism we should expand our reach offline

NOT AFRAID. Indonesians expressed defiance after the Jakarta attacks. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

Why did terror hit Jakarta’s streets – and what happens next?

Jan 16, 2016 - 12:35 PM

What do we know about terrorism in Indonesia?

TERRORISM. A general view shows the scene of a bomb blast in Jakarta, Indonesia, 14 January 2016.  Photo by Roni Bintang/EPA

Turkey detains Indonesians wanting to join ISIS

Nov 09, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Turkish anti terrorist police have detained 38 foreigners including women and children who were reportedly seeking to join the Islamic State group in Syria including Indonesian nationals

SILVER LINING. Authorities hope disenchanted ISIS fighters can deter recruits. File photo by AFP.

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Oct 16, 2015 - 5:00 AM

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Oct 13, 2015 - 6:00 AM

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AIDING ISIS? Seven Indonesian men are accused of alleged ISIS links. File photo by AFP.

7 Indonesians on trial over alleged links to ISIS

Oct 12, 2015 - 8:04 PM

They were all charged with being part of an evil conspiracy and accused of a range of crimes from trying to aid acts of terror to supporting ISIS

Image showing ISIS fighters. File photo by AFP.

Four die as Philippine troops raid Al Qaeda-linked bomb factory

May 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Three Muslim militants and a soldier are killed in the southern Philippines when government troops raided a bomb factory of an Al Qaeda linked group

CLASHES. Philippine soldiers evacuate a wounded comrade, after clashes with Abu Sayyaf fighters, from a military camp in Jolo town, Sulu province, on the southern island of Mindanao on February 25, 2015 to a nearby military hospital in Zamboanga City. File photo from AFP

Suspected Boko Haram sympathizers arrested in Niger

Feb 15, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Dozens of suspects are brought to an anti terrorist unit in Niger s capital

BOKO HARAM. An image grab made on October 31, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech. File photo by Boko Haram/AFP

Jordan demands proof pilot alive as IS deadline passes

Jan 29, 2015 - 11:54 PM

Jordan demands evidence that Jordanian pilot Maaz al Kassasbeh is alive IS had threatened to kill the airman unless Iraqi jihadist Sajida al Rishawi was handed over Thursday January 29

The father of Jordanian air force pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh (portrait), who crashed in Syria with a F-16 last month, takes part in a protest near the Prime Minister office in Amman late on January 27, 2015 demanding the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi female suicide bomber on death row in Jordan. The Islamic State jihadist group threatened yesterday to kill a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot within 24 hours unless Amman frees the jailed female Iraqi militant. AFP PHOTO / KHALIL MAZRAAWI

'You will die alone' French gov't warns would-be jihadists

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:41 PM

The first video to appear on www stop djihadisme gouv fr features a series of typical promises made by jihadist recruiters followed by an opposing view from the government

Screen grab of the French website.

ISIS suffers 'devastating' blows but biggest fighting still ahead

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Washington and Baghdad have repeatedly voiced confidence that the current strategy is bearing fruit But some Sunni Arab forces say foreign troops on the ground are necessary to crack IS biggest strongholds

Smoke and flames rise following an explosion in the Syrian town of Kobane as seen from the southeastern Turkish village of Mursitpinar in the Sanliurfa province on October 20, 2014. Bulent Kilic/AFP

US judge denies Boston trial delay over Paris attacks

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:33 PM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev s lawyers say the suspension of jury selection would allow time for extraordinary prejudice flowing from these events in France and the comparison of those events to those at issue in this case to diminish

JURY SELECTION. A file photo dated 15 April 2013 of scene over Boylston Street following two bomb explosions at the finish line area of the 117th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. File Photo by Bllie Weiss/EPA

#PugadBaboy: Not Scared punchline 3

Jan 12, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Not Scared punchline 2

Jan 12, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Not Scared

Jan 12, 2015 - 4:00 AM

Belgian paper that ran Charlie cartoons evacuated after threat – police

Jan 11, 2015 - 11:39 PM

The evacuation of Le Soir a French language daily came as thousands of people marched through Brussels in solidarity with France following Islamist attacks on Charlie Hebdo and other sites

The words "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) are displayed in the windows of the headquarters of Belgian newspaper Le Soir on January 8, 2015 in Brussels, in commemoration of the victims of deadly attack by armed gunmen on the Paris offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo the day before. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / NICOLAS MAETERLINCK

In Paris, Jews and Muslims unite against terror

Jan 11, 2015 - 10:35 PM

Under wintry blue skies Parisians shared a simple and defiant message: France will not be divided by fear or by religious differences

People hold a candle next to flowers during a gathering at the end of Shabbat called by the Jewish Student's Union of France (UEJF) association on January 10, 2015, at the Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris, in homage to the victims of a nearby hostage-taking drama in a Jewish supermarket. AFP PHOTO/ KENZO TRIBOUILLARD

In Israel, concern over fate of France's Jews

Jan 11, 2015 - 10:02 PM

For many the incident which ended with 4 shoppers dead and an Islamist gunman killed in a police assault brings back memories of deadly shootings in southern France in March 2012

ATTACK. Members of the French police special forces launch the assault and evacuate the hostages at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, on January 9, 2015. Thomas Samson/AFP

Britain unveils controversial anti-terror bill

Nov 26, 2014 - 11:10 PM

The Counter Terrorism and Security Bill come under criticism from Muslim rights campaigners and civil liberties groups who have raised concern about measures not subject to review by the courts

NUMBER THREE. An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (ISIS) and identified by private terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence Group on September 13, 2014 purportedly shows British aid worker David Haines dressed in orange and on his knees in a desert landscape speaking to the camera before being beheaded by a masked militant (R). SITE Intelligence Group/Handout/AFP

Iraqi forces retake ground from jihadists – officers

Nov 24, 2014 - 12:55 AM

The operation launched early Sunday northeast of Baghdad in Diyala province is the latest in a series of drives that have seen some territory lost to a sweeping IS led June offensive being regained

An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. Al-Furqan Media/AFP

Shebab Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenya bus

Nov 22, 2014 - 3:14 PM

UPDATED Police confirms the execution of 28 non Muslim passengers by Shebab Islamic extremists

'Close to 50' French jihadists killed in Syria

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:19 PM

We know the number of French nationals more than a thousand who are involved in this phenomenon says French Prime Minister Manuel Valls

An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. Al-Furqan Media/AFP

Jordan takes ISIS battle to Internet, mosques

Nov 14, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Jordan now fights a war on three fronts noting direct military confrontation security efforts to monitor terrorist goups and religious awareness to stop extremist ideology

Norway expects IS-inspired attack within coming year

Nov 05, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Within the coming 12 months it is likely that Norway will be threatened by terrorist attacks or exposed to attempted strikes says the Norwegian police intelligence service

Muslim leaders to ISIS: Return to 'religion of mercy'

Sep 26, 2014 - 12:30 PM

In an open letter against the Islamic State Muslim leaders say Islam forbids the murder of innocent people including journalists and aid workers

NO TO ISIS. Indian Muslims shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi, India on June 21, 2014. Demonstrators protest against the killings of Shiite Muslims in Iraq. Many Indians from Punjab and Kerala are stuck in Iraq after Mosul and Tikrit were overrun by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). File photo by Money Sharma/EPA

Female UAE pilot 'leads strikes' on jihadists

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Major Mariam al Mansouri 35 led the squadron of UAE fighter jets that participated in raids Tuesday against the extremists an Emirati source says

STRIKES. Major Mariam al-Mansouri, the first female pilot to join the Emirates Air Forces, gesturing as she sits in the cockpit of her F-16 fighter jet. Mansouri. AFP PHOTO

#notinmyname: Muslims use social media to fight ISIS

Sep 23, 2014 - 7:12 AM

Tell ISIS that they can t murder in your name says a social media campaign against the ideology of hate

REJECTING ISIS. On social media, Muslims fight ISIS through the #notinmyname campaign. Screen grab from Active Change Foundation on Youtube

Brussels Jewish museum suspect in custody for 3 months

Sep 13, 2014 - 10:49 AM

Mehdi Nemmouche has been charged with murder in a terrorist context after an Israeli couple a French woman and a Belgian were shot dead at the museum last May

MUSEUM KILLING. This handout videograb taken from security footage and released on May 28, 2014 by the Belgian Federal Police on demand of Brussels' king prosecutor shows the suspected gunman who opened fire at the Jewish museum in Brussels. Photo Handout / Belgian Federal Police / AFP

India on alert as Al-Qaeda opens South Asia front

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:39 PM

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri says the new operation would take the fight to Myanmar Bangladesh and India which has a large but traditionally moderate Muslim population

UN Council targets jihadists in Iraq, Syria

Aug 15, 2014 - 11:46 PM

UPDATED Six Islamist leaders are now placed on the Al Qaeda sanctions list which provides for a travel ban and assets freeze

VOTE. The UN Security Council is set to adopt a resolution aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria with measures. File photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Obama OKs airstrikes in Iraq to stop 'genocide'

Aug 08, 2014 - 10:27 AM

The US air armada s first mission was to drop food and water to thousands besieged by extremist fighters from the Islamic State commonly referred to as ISIS

AIR STRIKES. US President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 07 August 2014. Mike Theiler/EPA

Norway partially closes Bergen airspace over terror alert

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Norway has been on high alert since Thursday July 24 when its intelligence service said it had recently received information that a group of extremists from Syria may be planning a terrorist attack in the country