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Counter-terrorism as a collective war

Emmanuel Onwubiko   Nigeria has assumed the notorious position of the third most impacted terrorism afflicted sovereign nation globally just after Afghanistan and Pakistan. In its report: “Changing patterns in terrorism and the threat to business” Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, finds that the number of incidents rose from 317 in

Boko Haram, ‘Fulani Extremists’ carnage keeps Nigeria in top-three global terror list

•2017 terror deaths on the decline globally  •Al-Shabaab overtakes Boko Haram as deadliest terrorists group in Africa •Far-right terrorism on the rise in the West •Download the full GTI 2018 report and interactive map here: Global-Terrorism-Index-2018-1   Senator Iroegbu   Nigeria has once again emerged the third most terrorised country in the world for the fourth consecutive

Bomb hidden in vegetables kills 20 in Pakistan

At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when a bomb hidden in a carton of vegetables ripped through a crowded marketplace in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region Friday, officials said. The attack took place during the regular Friday bazaar in Kalaya, a town in a Shiite-dominated area of Orakzai

41 killed in IS terror attack on poll day in Pakistan

At least 41 people, including six police officials, were killed and nearly 50 injured in terror attacks and separate election-related violence across Pakistan on Wednesday. Around 11 am, just three hours after the country-wide polling began, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a polling station in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s restive

Political rally bomb blast kills party candidate, 19 others

A suicide bomb blast at a political rally by an anti-Taliban political party in Pakistan has killed at least 20 people including a candidate in July 25 elections. Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Haroon Bilour was killed in the late Tuesday blast in the northwestern city of Peshawar. His father, senior

America’s Longest War—and the Ally That Fuels It

How Pakistan has perpetuated the Afghan conflict. Two months after the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Vice President–elect Joe Biden sat with Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, in the Arg Palace, an 83-acre compound in Kabul that had become a gilded cage for the mercurial and isolated leader. The discussion was already tense as Karzai

Saudis Launch Counterterror Coalition

By Ayaz Gul November 26, 2017 A Saudi-led Muslim military coalition, commanded by a former Pakistan army chief, was officially launched Sunday in Riyadh where defense ministers of the participating nations met for the inaugural meeting. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia, opened the

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