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Posts Tagged / Terrorism (subject)

  • Jul 05 / 2016
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Middle East

UN chief condemns attack on Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

From Yoshita Singh United Nations, Jan 5 (PTI) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terror attack on the Indian Consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif and underlined the need to protect diplomatic posts, his spokesperson said. “On the attack on Mazar-e-Sharif, obviously, it is an attack we condemn. Especially in light of [...]

  • Jun 30 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

UN advisers fight Islamophobia intolerance

(MENAFN – Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW YORK Dec 15 (KUNA) – UN officials expressed grave concern at the outpouring of intolerance and hate speeches in public discourse and in the media in recent weeks which has focused particularly on Muslims.The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect Jennifer Welsh [...]

  • Jun 30 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

UN officials sickened by public hatred against Muslimsv

Srinagar, Dec. 16 — Two senior United Nations (UN) officials has said they are “sickened by blatant manifestations of hatred and intolerance” by public figures and others, particularly against Muslims, in response to recent extremist attacks. According to Dawn, Adama Dieng, the special adviser on the prevention of genocide, and Jennifer Welsh, the special adviser on [...]

  • Jun 30 / 2016
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Europe

Railways stations and nuclear power plants ‘could be vulnerable to terror attacks because of funding cuts’

The Treasury admits that flagship pledge in George Osborne’s Comprehensive Spending Review to protect police budgets does not extend to other forces outside the Home Office’s budget Britain’s nuclear power plants and railway stations could be vulnerable to terrorist attack after the Government suggested three major forces could be at risk of cuts. Ministers told MPs that a flagship pledge [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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North America

House Acts to Strengthen National Security; Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Taking an important step to protect the homeland amid growing security concerns, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to strengthen the visa waiver program with the passage of H.R. 158. U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today made the following statement regarding the passage of the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act: “Congress [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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North America

Victoria Noble: Gun rights are not absolute

As I watched the nation’s response to the latest wave of gun violence, a lesson on rights taught by my philosophy GSI during my sophomore year came to mind. Rights are great, he effectively said. The problem is that everyone has them. When two people’s rights conflict, in a sense, they cancel out the imperative [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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North America

STATEMENT FROM GOV.ANDREW M. CUOMO DEMANDING THAT CONGRESS CLOSE THE TERROR GAP

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 6 – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued the following press release: “As if it weren’t common-sense enough, it is clearer now than ever that members of Congress can no longer sit on their hands and shirk their responsibility to protect the American people – they must close the terror gap. This loophole does nothing more than [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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North America

Time to lead

Whether or not President Obama is willing to get into another Mideast war, ISIS is already at war with the U.S. and with a host of other nations in both the Islamic and non-Islamic worlds. And at a moment when the nation and the world needs strong leadership, there’s been something off-key and defensive in [...]

  • Jun 27 / 2016
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North America

Obama Taking Security Risks in Sending 5 Gitmo Prisoners to UAE – US Senator

WASHINGTON, December 1 (Sputnik) – The decision by the Obama administration to transfer five Yemeni detainees held at Guantanamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) just days after the terrorist attacks in Paris was irresponsible, US Senator Kelly Ayotte said in a statement on Tuesday. “[T]he fact that the [Obama] administration released five Islamist [...]