Facebook particulars its battle to cease terrorist content material

Facebook defines terrorism as, “Any non-governmental organization that engages in premeditated acts of violence against persons or property to intimidate a civilian population, government or international organization in order to achieve a political, religious or ideological aim.” And it notes that governments aren’t included attributable to a “general academic and legal consensus that nation-states may […]

After Each Attack He Carried the Wounded. Then He Became a Victim.

After Each Attack He Carried the Wounded. Then He Became a Victim.

But many Afghan and American officers say there’s usually an overlap between the facilitating networks utilized in city assaults claimed by the Islamic State in recent times and people utilized by the intense parts of the Taliban, notably the Haqqani Network, which has an extended historical past of lethal city assaults even earlier than the […]

ISIS Spokesman Calls for Attacks on Arab Nations

ISIS Spokesman Calls for Attacks on Arab Nations

The June recording echoed a much-quoted speech by the group’s unique spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, that was launched in 2014 — the yr ISIS pivoted from a regional menace to a worldwide one. The 2014 speech was routinely quoted by attackers internationally as justification for his or her acts of violence, together with in video […]

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 31 Afghans in Kabul

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 31 Afghans in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber killed not less than 31 folks on Sunday as they lined up at a authorities workplace in Kabul to register to vote, elevating new considerations about violence undermining Afghanistan’s long-delayed parliamentary elections. The attacker detonated his explosives as nationwide identification playing cards had been being distributed within the western […]

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Bill Roggio, editor of the Long War Journal, a web site run by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies that tracks navy strikes in opposition to militant teams, mentioned that shifting the drone operations to Agadez had two major benefits. First, he mentioned, the bottom will likely be extra centrally positioned to conduct operations all […]

A Canadian Terrorism Confession on a Times Podcast: the Canada Letter

A Canadian Terrorism Confession on a Times Podcast: the Canada Letter

The podcast signifies that you now have a colleague from The Times alongside if you’re reporting. Has that introduced any adjustments, both good or dangerous? My work is usually very solitary. It’s often simply me flying to the nation the place I’m reporting, staying on my own in a resort after which assembly up with […]

Libyan Strongman’s Illness Stokes Fears of a Succession Feud

Libyan Strongman’s Illness Stokes Fears of a Succession Feud

But the assault was broadly interpreted as a attainable opening salvo in a battle to succeed General Hifter. “There are clear signs that a leadership contest has started,” mentioned Tarek Megerisi, a Libya analyst on the European Council on Foreign Relations. “The conversation has moved on from whether Hifter is dead or alive, to whether […]

Opinion

Opinion

Despite the imposition of unprecedented sanctions towards Russia by the Trump administration and Congress over the previous 12 months, President Vladimir Putin solely appears extra intent on inflicting grievous hurt to worldwide peace and stability. Alongside elevated monetary sanctions towards Mr. Putin and his cronies, there’s one other arrow within the American quiver that will […]

A 10-Minute Trial, a Death Sentence: Iraqi Justice for ISIS Suspects

A 10-Minute Trial, a Death Sentence: Iraqi Justice for ISIS Suspects

“These Islamic State criminals committed crimes against humanity and against our people in Iraq, in Mosul and Salahuddin and Anbar, everywhere,” stated Gen. Yahya Rasool, the spokesman for the Iraqi joint operations command. “To be loyal to the blood of the victims and to be loyal to the Iraqi people, criminals must receive the death […]

Planet Fitness Evacuated Because of Bad Joke Wi-Fi Name

Planet Fitness Evacuated Because of Bad Joke Wi-Fi Name

Photo: Andrew H. Walker (Getty) On Sunday, a Planet Fitness in Saginaw Township, Michigan, was evacuated after a health club patron determined to cease understanding and hop on-line, solely to search out “remote detonator” among the many listing of accessible wi-fi networks. The Planet Fitness was closed for about three hours whereas a Michigan State […]