Extremism

U.S. Department of State News: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales To Travel to Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will be in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco August 26-30.  He will engage in bilateral discussions with his counterparts on counterterrorism cooperation, countering violent extremism, foreign terrorist fighters, and information sharing. _______ SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV

BAMAKO, Mali | Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali’s opposition leader on Friday rejected the announcement that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the winner of a presidential runoff in this West African nation, saying he would be filing a fraud complaint to the Constitutional Court. Soumaila Cisse held a news conference to declare that, according to results from his party, … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

Irish police find no link to extremism in fatal stabbing

LONDON/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—Irish police investigating a series of attacks that left one man dead and two injured say they have found no ties to extremism. Police said Thursday that they have found “no established link to indicate that this tragedy is terrorist-related.” An 18-year-old Egyptian man is being questioned as a suspect. He was arrested … Continue reading Irish police find no link to extremism in fatal stabbing

French, Niger presidents discus migration, extremism

NIAMEY, Niger /December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — French President Emmanuel Macron promised more than 400 million euros ($474 million) in aid over four years to Niger during a visit and told the country’s president he was ready to strengthen France’s presence in the Sahel. Macron spoke alongside President Issoufou Mahamadou Saturday after the two met … Continue reading French, Niger presidents discus migration, extremism

Google promises YouTube crackdown on online extremism

SAN FRANCISCO, CA/June 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Google is promising to be more vigilant about preventing terrorist propaganda and other extremist videos from appearing on its YouTube site amid intensifying criticism about the internet’s role in mass violence. Its crackdown will involve both computer programs and an expanded group of people dedicated to identifying videos … Continue reading Google promises YouTube crackdown on online extremism

After London attack, PM says Britain must contain extremism

LONDON/June 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) London Attack — Prime Minister Theresa May called Sunday for tougher measures to contain Islamic extremism in Britain in the wake of an attack that killed seven people in a busy area of London. The assault began Saturday night when a van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on … Continue reading After London attack, PM says Britain must contain extremism