War On Terror





Canadians Jihad

Canada's Alleged terror cell


Private Military Companies

UN Terrorists List

Iraq prisoner abuse





Sending in cops

OTTAWA - The federal government plans to deepen Canada's involvement in Mali by sending up to 20 police officers and investing millions of dollars in the coming years to help train local security forces in the destitute West African nation.  (CP)  PREVIOUS:   Canadian peacekeepers arrive   Far messier   No 'good guys'   Mali conflict  


45 years

NEW YORK - Muhanad Mahmoud al Farekh, 32, an American citizen was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Tuesday for supporting Al Qaeda and helping to prepare a 2009 truck bomb attack on US soldiers in Afghanistan.    (NY Daily News)  MORE:   Former UMB student sentenced


Canadian elite sniper

MOSUL - A sniper with Canada's elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres (2.14 miles)   (Globe & Mail)   MORE:   Canadian sniper   Canadian sniper makes history   McMillan Tac-50   Long shot


Terrorism blacklist leak

A few years ago, Thomson Reuters purchased a company for $530M. Part of this deal included a global database of "heightened-risk individuals" called World-Check that Thomson Reuters maintains to this day. (Reddit)  MORE:   Thomson Reuters World-check


Suicide bombers

STAVROPOL - 4 suicide bombers carried out explosions in a village in Russia's Stavropol region, close to the North Caucasus.  3 of the suicide bombers were killed by the blasts, 1 was shot and killed. No one else was hurt in the attacks.  (Jazeera)   MORE:   3 identified   Police station attack fails   


Terror financiers living in Qatar

DOHA - Two of al-Qaeda's most senior financiers are living with impunity in Qatar despite being on a worldwide terrorism blacklist.   (Telegraph UK)  PREVIOUS:   Al Qaeda financiers use Qatar   Qatar and terror finance   Part 1: Negligence   .pdf 


Killers named

BANGUI - Amnesty International has identified those it believes are responsible for atrocities recently committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).    (BBC)  REPORT:   Time for accountability    CAR conflict   



NEW YORK - A US court has convicted Osama bin Laden's son-in-law of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as a fiery spokesman for the al-Qaida terrorist group.   (VOA)   MORE:   Guilty    Sulaiman Abu Ghaith


Expatriate tax

TORONTO - The Eritrean government has been using its Toronto consulate to force expatriates to pay taxes that help bankroll its military.  (Toronto Star)    


Terror bill passes

OTTAWA - The Combating Terrorism Act reinstates tools brought into existence in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that allowed investigators to detain or question suspects without charge, and arrest and charge those believed to have left the country for terror training.  (CTV)  MORE:   Anti-terrorism tools revived   Things to know about anti-terrorism bill   Politics of anti-terrorism   Anti-terrorism legislation   Unintended consequences    Dysfunctional anti-terrorism branch  

Canadian financial support

OTTAWA - The Canadian government announced that it will send $25M to Palestinian refugees via UNRWA.  Canada will also send $5M to UNRWA's Syria Emergency Appeal, which provides aide for more than 480,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon.  (i24)  MORE:   Palestinian leader spurns $6M mansion   Canadian tax dollars subsidize terrorists   Salaries for terror families


US bans electronic devices

WASHINGTON - The US government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on non-stop, US-bound flights from 8 mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags.  (AP)  MORE:   UK to follow US on ban    Compact battery bomb   Explosives in laptop batteries  


Religious extremism

TORONTO - Religious extremism has become the top motive for Canadian terrorism, replacing environmentalism, according to an academic study prepared for Public Safety Canada.   (National Post)  MORE:   2016 report on the terrorist threat to Canada   RCMP strategy


Muslim brotherhood should be probed

The Canadian government should consider investigating the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has entrenched itself in North America and represents a greater systemic threat than al-Qaeda, according to a newly released report on the group.  (CBC)   TSAS 


Libel notice

OTTAWA - The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is serving the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with a libel notice, claiming that Stephen Harper’s communications director defamed the group in an interview earlier this month.  (CTV)    Next step in court action   National Council of Canadian Muslims   


Not guilty

OTTAWA - An Ontario Superior Court judge said a Rwandan refugee accused of crimes against humanity is "probably guilty," but ruled the Crown didn't prove its case beyond all doubt.   (CBC)     



OTTAWA - Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad, convicted in a deadly attack on an Israeli plane in the 1960s, has been deported to Lebanon a quarter-century after he was first ordered to leave Canada.   (CBC)  Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad


Murder charges dropped

MARIKANA - South Africa's top prosecutor says she is withdrawing controversial murder charges against 270 miners for the killings of 34 striking co-workers shot by police.  (AP)   PREVIOUS:  Miners charged   Marikana miner strike   Lonmin 


Canadian sentenced to death

TORONTO - A Canadian who was sentenced to death in absentia in Cairo over an anti-Islam movie that caused deadly riots in parts of the Muslim world says he's terrified of being kidnapped and spirited to Egypt.    (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Innocence of Muslims   Christianity in Egypt     


Bomb making material found  

MONTREAL - A 71-year-old man has been charged in connection with a scare at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport.  Anthony Piazza was detained at the airport as he tried to board a flight to Los Angeles.  (CBC)   MORE:   Bail hearing delayed    Suspicious package 



Conflict zones

Mexico has surpassed Iraq and Afghanistan to become the world's second-most deadly conflict zone after Syria, according to a study of wars around the globe.  (Bloomberg)

Armed conflict survey 2017 

Conflicts becoming more deadly

Armed conflict survey 2015

International Institute for Strategic Studies

Terror death rise

Global terrorism index 2014

Killed by terrorists

 Global Terrorism Index released

450 of 452 suicide attacks were by Muslims



Return of foreign fighters

OTTAWA - Canadian officials are bracing for the possible return of foreign fighters as well as their wives and children. Some have already come back.  The government estimates that about 190 Canadian extremists are currently active in terrorist groups overseas.  An additional 60 have returned, and police are bracing for another wave of returnees over the next one to three months.  (Global) 

 If killer is not held accountable, who will be?

Terrorist wants to come to Canada

Jack Letts

Fighters return


Islamic extremists returning home

Cannon fodder

Families say captured should face trial

Should be tried at The Hague 

Guantanamo detainee

Jamal al-Harith

Terror inmate joined IS 

Men admit to preparing terror acts

Greatest terror threat

New anti-terror measures

EU should prepare for returning jihadists

Jihadists caught after parents inform police



Longer waits

TORONTO - An advisory that heightened security introduced by the US Dept. of Homeland Security requires enhanced screening of personal electronic devices such as tablets and laptops.   (CP)  


Illusion of security guards our airports 

Lifting the veil on airport security  



Obama drone strike report

WASHINGTON - President Obama has signed an executive order intended to better prevent non-combatants from being killed in drone strikes after releasing new figures showing that more than 64 to 116 civilians have been killed in 473 strikes he authorized since 2009.   (USA Today)  

US drone strikes

White House releases its count of deaths

'Signature strikes' to continue

Drone numbers a fraction of recorded

Drone strike killed hostages

US drone strike  

Secret documents

Drone strikes  

Between a Drone and Al-Qaeda  

Strikes could be classed as war crimes  

Human Rights Watch  

Amnesty International   

US pledges end to Pakistan drone strikes

Global drone enterprise

Drone docs leaked

Drone papers

When drones fall from the sky   

Leaked official document 

Drone attacks in Pakistan 

Riot control drone  

Private drones

Drones in Canada  

Drones delivers drugs to inmates

Good, bad and ugly 

Memo reveals legal case


Covert Drone War

France 'to buy US drones'

Police drones raise privacy fear

Police expand use of drones

Drones get really tiny

Niger agrees to US drones

UN inquiry into drone killings

Buck McKeon 

DOJ White Paper   .pdf 



Arms treaty

UN - The 193-nation UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved the first-ever treaty on global arms trade that seeks to regulate the $70B international trade in conventional arms.  (Jazeera)

Arms trade treaty  

Arms Trade Treaty 


Frequency of Wars   .pdf

Anti-terror tactics 'weaken law'

International Commission of Jurists

UN passes arms regulation treaty

Hospital attacks

WHO report   .pdf

Hospitals are now normal targets  



Security conference Trumped

HALIFAX - Views differed sharply on the impact of Donald Trump's presidency on issues from trade to historic alliances during the second day of an international gathering seized by what-if scenarios regarding the incoming US administration.  (CP) 

Halifax 2016 International Security Forum

Security conference wraps up 

SCC clarifies asylum rules

2013 SCC 40  

SCC upholds anti-terrorism laws

Domestic terrorism a concern

New international normal

Court dismisses

Anti-terror law upheld

Dodgy data

Security Forum

Halifax 2015 International Security Forum

2014 International security forum

Escalating Mideast violence 

Halifax International Security Forum

Recruiting videos


CSIS Intelligence officers

CSIS IT professionals

CSIS Physical Surveillance Unit

CSIS Global Operations Centre

CSIS Security Screening

Security Intelligence Review Committee

Looking for terrorists in the wrong places

Security spending after 9/11

Making of Islamist extremists today   .pdf    



Breaching secrecy

WASHINGTON - 7 Navy SEALs were sanctioned for dereliction of duty, disclosure of classified material, use of command gear and violating orders while serving as consultants for the development of the Medal of Honor: Warfighter video game.  (AFP) 

Americans least likely to be killed

Has war on terror failed? 

When love & terror collide

Airport security takes another hit

Airport security is still failing 


Deluged of intelligence

Seal Team Six punished

The cost of 9/11

Homeland ends subpoenas

Chris Elliott   Steve Frischling

Homeland strikes back, at bloggers

Call for Napolitano to step down

How US failed to connect the dots

System failed: Homeland

Northwest Airlines Flight 253

Illusion of security  

$50B intelligence machine is NOT working

Confusion reigns

Explodable underwear

No carry on bags

How governments kill communities

Harper says 'Islamicism' threat

Diluting national security threat

The system works


Obama assails intelligence failures

Under 18 exempt

Scanners break child porn laws

Body scanners and double searches

Dilemma for Canadian airlines

Full body scanners will not eliminate threat

Airport security always one step behind

Illusion of security  

How to have high security, little bother

Bomber 'assisted by second man'




 9/11 memorial

September 11, 2001 attacks

Remembering 9/11

Crime Scene - World Trade Center

Sept 11 attacks

Wikipedia: Able Danger

Saudi women vote for the 1st time

Saudi Arabian municipal elections 2015  

Ziad Jarrah  Mohamed Atta

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

The 'confesssion' in full   .pdf

Compensation for losses from 9/11 attacks

Economy of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia - US relations 

911 report secret pages released   

Criticism of the 9/11 Commission 

US still spinning Saudi Arabia 

CIA releases files

CIA press release 

Risk of prosecution

WASHINGTON - The original intention was for the JASTA to enable the victims' families to sue countries like Saudi Arabia.  But fears the legislation could allow hostile states to take legal action against the US and allies have prompted US President Barack Obama to issue a last-minute veto to block the legislation.   (Telegraph UK) 

Saudi extremism report

Foreign Funded Extremism in UK  .pdf 

Wahhabi Islam

sovereign immunity

Saudi Arabia condemns passage

Bill vetoed   

US declassified report

Document-17   .pdf

First look inside declassified document-17

US releases secret chapter

Full text 9-11 secret chapter

No top Saudi link 

28 pages released




Iraq war inquiry

LONDON - The head of Britain's Iraq War inquiry released a damning report on a conflict he says was mounted on flawed intelligence, was executed with 'wholly inadequate' planning, and ended 'a long way from success.'   (AP) 

Key points

Iraq War 

Price of corruption

ADE 651   GT200   Alpha 6

Death toll rises to 292

Tony Blair

Blair feels regret

Blair makes 'apology' over UK's role in War



Banning travel to Lebanon

BEIRUT - Kuwait has become the latest Arab Gulf country - following Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain - to call its citizens to leave Lebanon or avoid travelling there.   (Jazeera)

Lebanon controlled by Iran and Hezbollah

Next failed state

'River of trash' chokes Beirut 

Alliances with terrorists

Alberto Nisman

Press for indictment of President

Cristina Fernandez       Nicolas Maduro

Narco terror group Hezbollah

Hezbollah's golden days coming to an end

AMIA bombing

Head of congress a cartel boss

Diosdado Cabello

Cartel de los soles

New coup accusations

2014 'official' inflation rate 68.5%  

Crime and terrorism

13th UN Crime Congress 

More like gangsters


Canadian identified

Hunt for 2 suspects

Photos released

Suspect is dual

Canadian passport linked

Canadian suspect

Disguise of choice for dirty deeds 

Who is the Canadian suspect?

Bulgaria Hezbollah implication

Hezbollah blamed


Terror group

EU blacklists Hezbollah's armed wing

2012 Burgas bus bombing

Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre



Heroin trade explains US failure

After 16 years and $1T spent, there is no end to the fighting - but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the world's first true narco-state.  (Guardian UK)

Opium production up

Opium Survey 2016   .pdf

Corruption in conflict   .pdf 

Afghan civilian casualties  

Afghan watchdog report  

SIGAR: Quarterly report 2017 01   .pdf


New leader

Akhtar Mansour   

Mohammed Omar

Taliban leaders

Karzai and drug trade

War in Afghanistan

War in Afghanistan 2015-present

Afghan Taliban

Fatwa against suicide bombings 

US fed corruption

Record high

Canada's role in the Afghanistan 

Record high

Canada's tin Afghanistan - report

Torture report

UN torture report


Law enforcement in Afghanistan

Afghan opium production drops

UN report

Opium production in Afghanistan

Afghan heroin hitting our streets

Strategy is failing

Production at a record high

Canadian soldiers leave for final mission

Added to terror list

US-Russian drug raid  

Changing of the guard for warlords  

Aid from a friendly country  

Iranian bundles of cash  

Bagfuls of cash  

Votes cancelled  

'Fraudulent' votes tossed  

Afghan parliamentary election

Hamid Karzai & Omar Daudzai

Afghanistan now has drug cartels

How-to guide for tracking terrorists

Drug cash

Auditors killed


Haqqani network

'Taliban is ready to talk peace'

Afghan forces now in charge of security

NATO transfers responsibility to Afghan

News is not good .pdf   

Afghan opium survey 2012   .pdf 

2011 Afghan Opium Survey   .pdf  

BBC Profile: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar


Following the Afghan drugs trail

Warlord or druglord?

Taleban 'getting Chinese weapons'



Police accused

ISLAMABAD - Police in Pakistan may be illegally executing hundreds of people each year in fake 'encounter killings', human rights investigators have warned.  In reality many are killed in police custody, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.   (Guardian UK) 

Crooked system

Law enforcement in Pakistan 

Death toll rises to 70  

Christians attacked  

Scores detained

Bus explosion

Bus bombed  

Pakistani Taliban 

Park attack

Lahore suicide bombing   

Polio centre blast

Bomb attack  

Charsadda university attack  

Checkpoint bombing

Terrorist incidents in Pakistan 2016 

Terror group

Branding will hamper diplomatic solution

Jalaluddin Haqqani

Clashes at Baloch tribal memorial

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Polio in Pakistan

Polio attacks

Schoolgirl in UK 


Taliban shoots girl    

Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti


Muhammad cartoons controversy

Muslims say West must be educated

Threats force spokesman from MCC

Judge dies in Turkey court attack

Libya suspends minister after cartoon riots

Nigeria cartoon protests kill 16

US Embassy Targeted

Australians are an obedient people

Bounty on assailants 

Bomb hits police patrol

Public anger against Taliban's 'holy war'

Bomb blast at Danish embassy

Muslim hard-liners attack Playboy building

Stretching the Jihad

Mob targets Western businesses

Hidden motives behind cartoon riots

Italy cartoon row minister quits

Muslims read riot act

Cartoons of Prophet stir debate

Radical revision of Islamic texts

UN's international unacceptable speech

Denmark's cartoonist no regrets

Denmark Moslem youth riots



Suspect arrested

PARIS - The last named Paris attacks suspect remaining at large has reportedly been arrested in Belgium.  Mohamed Abrini, a 31-year-old Belgian national, was detained in Anderlecht.   (Independent UK)  

Abrini admits being man in the hat

Terrorist cell aimed to strike France again

Paris attacks suspect 

Attacker shot

Suspect 'worth weight in gold' to police 

Raid linked

Ordinary raid went wrong

French police arrest 4 people  

EU jihadist cell

Brussels bombings


Paris Nov 2015 attacks    

Salah Abdeslam  


Abaaoud confirmed dead

Raid targeting mastermind

Female suicide bomber ID'd

New face of war on terror

Dog trending

3rd body found

Less than pious lives

Videos on social media  

Video claims to show IS Paris attackers    

Strongman win

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament.  (Reuters)

Erdogan's Turkey

 Jazeera: Election updates

Guardian: election updates

Turkish general election 2018

Police find car full of filled out ballots

Need to know about election

Turkey's economic crisis

Turkish currency and debt crisis 2018

Debt contagion is spreading 

Erdogan declares victory 

Result mirrors geographical divide 

Constitutional referendum

Erdogan's Turkey

Rise of a dictatorship

Russia ID's oil middleman

Bilal Erdogan

2016 Turkish coup attempt

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Fethullah Gulen

State of emergency

Purge continues

Purges in Turkey  

Turkey's new sultan

Police purge

President has been good to me

Lawmakers give new powers 

Berat Albayrak

Berat's box

Oil production and smuggling in IS  

Lose-lose choice

Kurdish - Turkish conflict

Kurds 'won't retreat'   

NATO gives Turkey backing

Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War

Why Turkey joined the fight against IS

Turkey v IS v Kurds

Turkey PPK conflict


Syria attacked

WASHINGTON - The US, France and UK launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again. The strikes were carried out by manned aircraft and from ships that launched cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea.   (AP)

2018 bombing of Damascus and Homs

Douma chemical attack  

IS propaganda machine hit

Amaq   al-Bayan radio

Servers seized in Canada 

Only option is to kill IS fighters

IS militants melt into the desert

Intelligence haul

Document Exploitation

Battle of Mosul  

Islamic State  



Syrian civil war   

Women jihadists

Female terror plan

Origins of IS weapons

Weapons of the Islamic State   

IS not that smart

Shayrat Air Base

2017 Shayrat missile strike

US DoD press release

US missile launch

Syria response

World reaction

Syria TV video

Missiles launched

Suicide bombers, snipers and human shields

Genocide against the Yazidis

Hate is being mainstreamed 

Document haul

IS documents identify thousands

Identities of 22,000 IS fighters

6 Canadians in the IS paperwork

Spy head says they broke up plots

Michel Coulombe     CSIS  

Canadians help repel attack

Russian intervention

Letting the terrorists win 

Pill for super soldiers

Little London

IS video

Jihadi Junior ID'd

Syrian American Medical Society  

Chemical attacks

US captures IS chemical weapons expert   

Either with IS or you are the enemy

Battle of Aleppo  

Rape integral to IS ideology

Rape rules

Rules for raping slaves

Rape handbook 

Canadian women give birth to children of IS

Starvation used as tool of war

Name changing

Life inside the IS caliphate

Changes in terrorist attacks

Changes in IS terrorist attacks   .pdf

Hunt for new Jihadi John

Terrorism workshops  

IS has destroyed Iraq's oldest monastery

Dair Mar Elia

Fighters salaries halved  

Latest massacre

IS throws gay off building

Dictatorship not utopia

Life in IS

Where foreign IS fighters come from  

Gaping holes in US jihadi strategy

IS controls 50% of Syria  

IS attack

War crimes investigation  

Abu Ala al-Afri

Deaths in Iraq  .pdf

IS inspired plot 

Civilian death toll

SAS team fingered Jihadi John

Choose your own escape route

IS ruled by former Saddam army officers


Religious purity  

Hidden hand

Camp Speicher massacre    

IS killer identified

Jihadi John

Welcome to Hell  

Running out of money

Financing of IS   .pdf

Persecution of Yazidis

Next for cultural cleansing 

Getting rid of history

Campaign to destroy sites

How IS is funded    

Working to excise women from public life

Jund al-Khilafah

2014 IS beheading incidents 

Jihadist Police impose law and order

Jihadi dogsbodies disillusioned

Jihadists from around the world 

Foreign fighters flow to Syria 

On taking captives and slaves

IS's war on women

No virgins if killed by a woman 

FATA website   FATF

Terrorism isn't cheap

Rise of IS    

Life as a IS prisoner

What IS really wants

Female jihadist 'guide' to live under IS

IS ups propaganda war

How IS steals UN food aid

IS brutal and strong

Syria death toll rises above 200,000

Ghost soldiers  

IS' child soldiers

IS' oil empire

Inside IS 

IS chain of command

Kurdish nationalism  

No safe moral ground  

Where IS gets its support

IS by the numbers 

How IS is funded, trained and operates 

How to turn off the ISIS tap

Convert or die

Money stolen by US institutions

'Perpetrators list'

Commission of inquiry on Syria

Rebels battle jihadists

Al-Qaeda disown ISIL rebels

Rebel groups form Islamic Front

Barrel bomb

Barrel bomb technology


Long war plan for IS 

Myth of the caliphate


List of armed groups in the Syrian Civil War

Syria tortured and executed 11,0000

Dossier of torture photos

Future Of Syria  

Bashar al-Assad

Foreign involvement in the Syrian civil war

Shia-Sunni relations

Civilians in conflict July-Sept 2014   .pdf

Torture & execution evidence   .pdf

Mapping Global Muslim Population

War in Iraq  

Casualties of the Iraq War

2013 chemical weapons attack

Syria weapons of mass destruction 

Inspector for Iraq Reconstruction

Corruption: the 'second insurgency

Iraq hunting $17B in

'Painstaking' operation led to al-Zarqawi

Zarqawi Network Helped Bring Him Down

Zarqawi killed in Iraq air raid

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: Part 1

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: Part 2

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: Part 3

Military.com: Saddam Hussein

BBC Indepth: After Saddam

CNN: War in Iraq

Everybody is corrupt, including me

Iraq to chase missing billions  

Missing cash  

Auditor disputes $6.6B stolen    

$8.7B 'missing'

Canadian connection

Canada and the Iraq War

CBS: War on Terror

Corruption in Iraq

Sunni Islam  

Sunni Islam in Iraq

Shi'a Islam

Shiites Islam in Iraq

Operation Iraqi Freedom documents

Saddam Hussein 1937-2006



Girls returned

MAIDUGURI - Boko Haram extremists returned almost all of the 110 girls abducted from their Dapchi boarding school a month ago with an ominous warning.   (AP) 

More missing school girls

Residents stone governor's convoy

110 kidnapped girls named 

Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping    


Boko Haram 

Abubakar Shekau

Timeline of Boko Haram insurgency 

Government says it has freed 1,130 hostages

Child suicide bombers 

Drugged children used

Silent shame   .pdf

Bringing bad blood home

Bad blood   

Beyond Chibok   .pdf

Female suicide bomber

Girls 'volunteer' to be bombers

Teen girls forced to be bombers    

Video shows missing Chibok girls

Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds  

Women conscripts

Freed women tell of captivity horror

214 are pregnant 

Army rescues nearly 300

Women freed 

No word on abducted children

Child bombers

Child suicide bombers

Murders enslaved 'wives'

Kidnapping denied

82 schoolgirls exchanged  

21 schoolgirls in prisoner swap 

Some 197 still captive

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to IS

Sinjar massacre    

Rethink the war on terror

Fraudulent acts

Muhammadu Buhari

Sambo Dasuki  

'I acted in the best interest of Nigeria' 

Nigeria fines MTN $5.2B   MTN 

Corrupt army commanders undermine fight

Fight turns into regional war    

2015 Baga massacre




BAIDOA - Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has said it carried out attack in Somalia's southern city of Baidoa that killed at least 30 people.    (BBC) 

Hotel attack

Politician with Canadian citizenship

Hotel attack   


Gunmen storm hotel

Car bomb 

Hotel attacked

At least 15 killed in hotel attack


Suicide bomber

Suicide bomber 

Restaurant siege

Beach restaurant attacked

Lido beach attack

Gunmen slaughter 20

At least 70 soldiers killed


Troops raped

Troops 'raped' girls 

Officials targeted



Troops retake hotel

OUAGADOUGOU - Security forces in Burkina Faso retook a hotel in the capital from al Qaeda fighters who seized it in an assault that killed 2 dozen people from at least 18 countries.    (Reuters)


Burkina Faso attacks

126 freed, 27 dead

6 Quebecers killed

Husband of victim hangs up on Trudeau 



Soft target

ADEN - 4 gunmen have killed at least 17 people in an attack an old people's home in the Yemeni port city of Aden.  (Jazeera)  

Pope shocked by attack

Yemeni al-Qaeda crackdown

Yemeni civil war

Missile hits hospital


Another MSF hospital bombed 

Air strike on market

Market strike

Civilians killed



Gunmen at tourist resort

GRAND-BASSAM - At least 12 people have been killed, including 4 Europeans, after gunmen opened fire near hotels in Ivory Coast.  (Guardian UK)

Beach resort attack
Armed assault on beach hotel
Soldiers patrol beaches after attack

Survivors describe confusion



Mass graves

BUJUMBURA - Burundian security forces, primarily the police, killed dozens of people on 11 December 2015 after a pre-dawn rebel attack on 3 military installations in Bujumbura,' Amnesty said in a press release.   (AFP)

Burundian unrest

Amnesty International

AU abandons plans to send peacekeepers




Terror arrests in 2017

LONDON - There were a record 412 terror-related arrests in Britain in 2017.  The figures for 2017 compare with 261 in 2016, a rise of 58%.  (Sky)

Abdullah al Andalusi

'You ain't no Muslim bruv' 

MI5 'watched two London bombers'

Hamza guilty of inciting murder

Key to proving Hamza's hate

Terror trial jury sees footage of 'execution'

Court told videos 'easy to find'

Armed police arrest Scottish terror suspect

Trio remanded

The Jewel of Medina

Firebomb attack

Jury convicts 

2006 transatlantic aircraft plot

2004 Financial buildings plot

Three charged over 7/7 bombings

A relentless bomb investigation

3 held in London subway attacks

Muslim man guilty of murder call


British 'aware' of 30 plots has foiled 5

Al-Qaeda plotter jailed for life

14 held in terror police swoop

The War on Terror's professional witness

The battle for the mosque

Jean Charles de Menezes 

2007 London car bombs

2007 Glasgow International Airport attack

BBC: London attacks

London bombers: Key facts

London bomb plot July 21, 2005

London bombings July 7, 2005

London bombings July 2005

Experts analyse bomber videotape

UK reveals terror deportation rules

BBC: UK Aircraft terror plot

Terror police find 'martyr tapes'



EU response

SOFIA - The European Commission will launch the process of activating a law that bans European companies from complying with US sanctions against Iran and does not recognize any court rulings that enforce American penalties.  (Reuters)

We will raze Tel Aviv to the ground  

Why US pulled out of deal  

US hits Iran's central bank with terror sanctions  

Israel strikes after Iranian rocket barrage  

US pulls out of Iran deal  

Ceasing US participation in the JCPOA  

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action  

Iran deal: Key details

New sanctions

Iran releases US sailors


Homa Hoodfar

Professor arrested 

Iran charges 3 with spying

Ali Shakeri  

Kian Tajbakhsh  

Pamaz Azima

Iran rejoins world economy

Iran-US relations

Ahmad Khatami

Ali Khamenei

Iran buys US military hardware

Feds seize non-profit assets

Charges against visiting scholar

4th Iranian-American detained

Revolutionary Guards

Border guards seize British 'dirty bomb'

China arming Iran with missile technology

Iran pledges $50M to Palestinians

Iran: 'We are a nuclear country'

Facing down Iran

National Council of Resistance 

'Fanatics' attack with cricket bat

Mahmound Ahmadinejad

No attack plans, says Iran leader 

Killers not guilty as victims were un-Islamic

Iran cracks down on dissidents

Iran court reverses convictions

Russian billionaire dials up Iran

Mikhail Fridman



Next move

GAZA - The aftershocks of the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and bloodshed on the Gaza border are shaking up the region.  Seething over a perceived US betrayal on Jerusalem, Abbas is preparing to pursue a war crimes complaint against Israel at the International Criminal Court that would sharply escalate tensions with Israel.  His domestic Hamas rivals in Gaza have meanwhile seen mixed results after weeks of border protests that failed to break a blockade of the territory but momentarily drew global attention to the long-ignored plight of Gaza.  (AP)

Hamas admits most of dead were its own members

UN Human Rights Council in Gaza war crime probe


US opens Jerusalem embassy  

Protest gained nothing

Why Hamas is protesting

2018 Gaza border protests

2018 Land Day protests

Land Day

War between wars 


Mapping the dead

Violent incidents 2018

Violent incidents July-Dec 2017

Violent incidents Jan-June 2017

Violent incidents July-Dec 2016

Violent incidents Jan-June 2016

Violent incidents July-Dec 2015

Violent incidents Jan-June 2015

Israeli-Palestinian 2015


Operation Protective Edge    


Gaza Strip

Israel freezes prisoner family money  

UN blames Israel  

UN rejects blaming Hamas   

Proud parents video jihadist training

Israel hit Syrian nuclear site

Operation Outside the Box

Muslims Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Jerusalem decision

Is Jerusalem Israel's capital or not?

Hamas calls for 3rd intifada against Israel   



Reports link Canadian to attacks

CHICAGO -   The reports cite government sources and allege that Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Canadian citizen living in Chicago, may have attempted to recruit terrorists in Mumbai.  

Suspects arrested by Italian police  

Blast casts shadow over Delhi

Powerful explosions rock New Delhi

Blasts in New Delhi

India train derails

2008 Mumbai attacks

Massacre in Mumbai

Mumbai attacks

David Headley & Tahawwur Rana    

Canada working with US, India  

2008 Mumbai attacks

India to share evidence with Pakistan

Bloodied Mumbai heads back to work

BBC: Mumbai train attacks

Bombay train blasts



Civil war charges

GUATEMALA CITY - A retired general and brother of late President Fernando Romeo Lucas Garcia is among 14 military officers arrested Wednesday on charges arising from their actions during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war, a conflict that claimed more than 250,000 lives.   (EFE) 

Guatemalan Civil War

90 years


Burning of the Embassy

Alleged war criminal

Dos Erres Massacre




BEN GARDANE - At least 45 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and armed men in a Tunisian city near the border with Libya.  (Jazeera)  

Onlookers get in the middle

Hunt for militants

More clashes along border

Hostages released 

Kidnapped in southern Libya

2012 Benghazi US attack

Leave Benghazi 

Europeans urged to leave

Canada urges citizens to get out

Libya astonishment

Arab Spring

Egyptian revolution

Libyan civil war

Tunisian Revolution

Swiss freeze assets



Stolen cars linked to terror attacks

With one car stolen every three minutes in Canada, the cost for all Canadians who pay insurance premiums is more than a billion dollars. But the insurance industry accuses the Canada Border Services Agency of not doing everything in its power to stop it.    PREVIOUS:  US auto theft database is left to languish    US car theft rings probed for ties to Iraq bombings

Google Earth maps out atrocities

WASHINGTON - If you Google the word Darfur, you will find about 13 million references to the atrocities in the western Darfur region of Sudan - what the US has said is this century's first genocide.  When the 200 million users of Google Earth log onto the site, they will be able to view the horrific details of what's happening in Darfur for themselves.  (CNN)   



No deal

MANILA - The Philippine president ordered the cancellation of a multimillion-dollar deal to buy 16 helicopters from Canada and said purchases of US arms should also be stopped because of too many imposed conditions.  The helicopter deal was quietly facilitated by Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation whose role includes selling Canadian-made military equipment to foreign governments.  (AP)

Philippines to cancel deal

Hypocrisy of Canada    

Review of helicopter deal

ICC to investigate Philippines, Venezuela

Another hostage killed

John Ridsdel


Hostage executed

Decapitated head found

Abu Sayyaf behead Canadian hostage

Canada 'does not and will not pay ransom'

RCMP to investigate murder of hostage

New People's Army

Abu Sayyaf

State of lawlessness

Night market blast


Night market explosion 

Gangsters posing as religious fanatics

Kidnapping conglomerate

Hostages earn militants millions in ransom

Ransom video released 

Ransom demands

Kidnappers release video

John Ridsdel   Robert Hall  

Organized Crime

Troops in major operation



10 Indonesian hostages freed    

Army blamed for murders

Communist rebels raid gold rush area  

Militants kill 21

Death toll rises to 23



Forces killed, raped

UNITY STATE - At least 232 civilians were killed and 120 women and girls raped in attacks by South Sudan government troops and aligned forces in opposition-held villages, the UN human rights office said.   (Reuters) 

Attacks against civilians   .pdf

War has been good for us

War crimes shouldn't pay

South Sudanese Civil War

Riek Machar

Salva Kiir

Back to war

Final report released

African Union

South Sudan

Inquiry on South Sudan   .pdf

Warring factions committed war crimes

Inquiry details torture and cannibalism



12 arrested

JAKARTA - 2 people - an Indonesian and a Canadian - were killed and 26 other people were injured as a suicide bomber and gunmen launched an attack near the coffee store.  4 attackers also are dead.  (CNN)  


Canadian killed

Attack linked to IS  

Jakarta attacks



NK forced labour

Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labour to circumvent UN sanctions and earn foreign currency for the country, amounting to between $1.2B and $2.3B annually by one estimate, a UN investigator said.  (AP)  

China rejects report  

Inquiry on human rights in DPRK

Human rights in North Korea      

'Unspeakable atrocities'

UN human rights investigators

Prisons in North Korea


Hyeon Soo Lim

Release confirmed

Pastor describes imprisonment 



Crimes against humanity

ASMARA - Eritrea's government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people 'enslaved', the UN said.   (Jazeera)


Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea

Widespread crimes against humanity

Eritrean War of Independence  

Crimes against humanity

BUJUMBURA - The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi said it had 'reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed and continue to be committed in Burundi,' pointing a finger at 'the highest level of the state'.  (AFP) 

Pierre Nkurunziza

Leadership answerable for crimes

Human Rights Watch: Burundi

Burundian unrest

9 years

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi

Destroying culture is now a war crime

Tribunal acquits Seselj

ICTY Seselj documents

Croatia reacts angrily


Vojislav Seselj

Case dismissed

War criminal 'takes poison'

Slobodan Praljak 

Former dictator jailed

Reynaldo Bignone

Ex-dictator jailed   

Operation Condor

Dirty War

Found guilty

Hissene Habre

Human Rights Watch

Criminally responsible

Radovan Karadzic

ICTY Karadzic

40 years

Bosnian War 

Guilty of war crimes

William Ruto


Jean-Pierre Bemba

Conviction overturned

ICC Appeals Chamber acquits 

Warlord conviction overturned  

Bemba case 

Warlord jailed  

Guilty of war crimes 



Canadian suspect killed

DHAKA - Police accuse Bangladeshi-born Canadian Tamim Chowdhury of being one of two masterminds behind the July attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery that left 20 people dead.  He's also suspected to have led a July 7 attack on a prayer gathering near Dhaka that left 4 people dead.   (CBC)  

July 2016 Dhaka attack 


Attacks on secularists

Bangladesh's killing fields

Hindu hacked to death

Thugs kill another

Hindu priest killed  



Man linked to CSIS

ISTANBUL - A video has been released showing a man that Turkish media allege is working for Canada's spy agency in the act of helping 3 British schoolgirls join IS militants in Syria.  Turkish daily Yeni Safak is identifying the suspect as Mohammed al Rashid, a Syrian, who confessed to spying for CSIS.  (Globe & Mail)  

Did 'foreign agent' work for Canada?

Questions about spy link

Canadian spies not ready for the big league

Former CSIS informant suing

Canadian coordinated attack

In Amenas hostage crisis  

At least 1 Canadian among militants

Death toll 89

Canada asks for proof of links

CSIS in overdrive

RCMP officers in Algeria

Algeria admits to mistakes



Canadian hideout?

A former Quebec university student suspected in a terrorist plot to bomb commuter trains in New York City had applied for a visa to return to Canada before his arrest, says a terrorism expert familiar with the case. 

Overview of the 2006 NY Tunnel plot

NYC plot: 'real deal' or 'bravado'?

NY tunnel plot uncovered

Canadian fugitive charged in subway plot

Bombing tied to NY Anarchist groups

Times Square blast

Military apparent target



We are truly sorry

BASQUES - The Basque terrorist group ETA, which killed more than 800 people during its four-decade armed campaign, has apologized for the suffering it caused and asked for the forgiveness of victims and their families as it prepares to dissolve.  In a statement released the group made a full and unambiguous apology for its actions, accepting that it bore 'direct responsibility' for years of bloodshed and misery. (Guardian UK)

Terror cell

2017 Barcelona attack

Guide to attacks

Victims identified

Terror suspect reported shot dead


Cell was planning bigger attacks

Madrid bombings: the defendants

2004 Madrid train bombings

Police find car bomb

BBC Indepth: Madrid Train Attacks




Charges dropped

PARIS - Terrorism charges against Hassan Diab, a former University of Ottawa professor, have been dropped by French authorities.  Diab, 64, denied involvement, maintaining he had been in Lebanon at the time of the attack.   (CBC)

Court drops terror allegations

Fighting to fix 'lousy' extradition laws

Canadian charged

Extradited to France

1980 Paris synagogue bombing

Hassan Diab 


Life sentence

MONTREAL - Desire Munyaneza was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years for torturing and raping civilians during the Rwandan genocide.  (CTV)  

Desire Munyaneza

Rwandan genocide

Leon Mugesera

Shake Hands with the Devil

BBC: Rwanda genocide

PBS Frontline: Triumph of Evil

HistoryWiz: And the World Stood By



Sri Lankan Civil War

Sri Lankan

Tamil Tigers

Sathajhan Sarachandran

S. P. Thamilselvan

Public face of the Tamil Tigers

Military use of children

Canadian pleads guilty  

Suresh Sriskandarajah

Ramanan Mylvaganam sentenced 

Canadian pleads guilty

Guilty plea

EU bans Tamil Tigers over murder

Sri Lankan 'recruits child fighters'



Acquitted man sues

KAMLOOPS - One of two men acquitted for the murder of 329 people on Air India Flight 182 on June 22, 1985, is suing the federal and provincial governments for prosecuting the case against him. 

Inquiry 'cascading series of errors'

PM breaks Air India impasse 

BC Ministry: Air India Trial

Inquiry report tabled  

Air India Flight 182

John C. Major

Brian Mulroney

Fred Doucet

Police should have known of threat  

Talwinder Singh Parmar.

Liberal MP's interviewed in Air India case

Morden boss when Air India tapes destroyed

Babbar Khalsa

International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)





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