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First Update: Global crisis Watch List 2019–Crisis Group

Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in January 2019. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. The Watch List Updates include situations identified

ISIS brands global attacks as ‘Vengeance for Sham’

Robert Postings On April 8, Islamic State started what it called “the Campaign of Vengeance for the blessed al-Sham Province,” claiming attacks by its affiliates around the world under this banner. ‘Vengeance for Sham’ appears to be a mix of a coordinated campaign alongside opportunistic branding of attacks that would have been

US-Turkish tensions rise amid warnings of a rupture

Dorian Jones Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay is warning the United States of the danger of a rupture in relations, as myriad differences between the two NATO allies escalate tensions. "The United States must choose. Does it want to remain Turkey's ally or risk our friendship by joining forces with terrorists to undermine its NATO

ISIS defeated — but in West Africa, extremism gets worse

Siobhan O'Grady and Danielle Paquette Days after President Trump declared the Islamic State’s caliphate had been eliminated in Syria, the prime minister ofone of West Africa’s most turbulent nations urged the United States to shift attention to a rising extremist threat in the Sahel. Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga visited Washington

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

Nigeria in top 5 global conflict deaths—Brookings

•2018 Inter'l security environment worse than five years ago Senator Iroegbu  Nigeria alongside Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen has dominated the global conflict deaths in the last five years, Brookings Institute report has revealed. In its latest report entitled: "Managing the new threat landscape; Adapting the tools of international peace and security", it noted

Student convicted of terrorism for sending money to brother in syria

A  23 year old Plymouth dental student has been convicted of terror offences after sending money to his brother in Syria who was fighting to overthrow the government. Abdurahman Kaabar, had already admitted possessing and disseminating extremist material that could be used by someone planning a terror attack. The material included advice

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