Counterterrorism

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Russian Diplomat Lands Top Post on U.N. Counterterrorism Body

The United Nations announced Wednesday that a top Russian diplomat will head up its newly created counterterrorism body, a big win for Russian President Vladimir Putin as the country seeks to exert more pressure at the U.N. and a move likely to upset the Trump administration.

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Trump Takes on Terrorism in His First Hundred Days

President Trump made defeating radical Islamic terrorists a key part of his presidential campaign. So far in his first 100 days, experts say he is making good on that promise.

One of the 700 Tunisian migrants kept in Lampedusa reception center waits to board on a ferry to be taken to the Sicilian city of Catania on April 12, 2011. Around 26,000 undocumented migrants have arrived in Italy so far this year, including around 21,000 who said they were from …

Italy Deports Tunisian Linked to Islamic State

Italian authorities have deported yet another potential terrorist, a Tunisian man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and was purportedly trying to reach the Syrian-Iraqi region to fight for ISIS.

Muslims living in Japan stage a demonstration near the offices of Japanese publishing company Dai-san Shokan in Tokyo on February 13, 2015. Dai-san Shokan, a small Japanese publisher, on February 10 issued 3,000 copies of a book of cartoons by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, including controversial drawings of Mohammed. …

Japanese Supreme Court Upholds Special Surveillance to Keep Tabs on Muslims

The Japanese Supreme Court has affirmed the practice of extensive surveillance of Muslims, rejecting an appeal by 17 plaintiffs who challenged the policy on the grounds that it violated Muslims’ constitutional rights to privacy, equal treatment, and religious freedom. In

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London’s Heathrow Airport Considers Mimicking Israeli Model

TEL AVIV – London’s Heathrow airport is considering implementing new security measures modelled after the Ben Gurion Airport’s “ring of steel” following warnings from intelligence officials of a fresh campaign of Islamic State terror attacks.