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Egypt court decision designating Hamas as terrorist organization annulled
March 27, 2015
The February decision from the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters declaring the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas a terrorist organization was annulled on Friday. The initial decision was based on lawsuits alleging that Hamas is responsible for multiple attacks against Egyptian security forces, whic....... [more]

France presents data monitoring legalization bill
March 19, 2015
France's government on Thursday pushed a surveillance bill that would give French intelligence services the authority to monitor metadata. The government's hope is that such action would prevent an imminent terror attack. Parliamentary debate on the bill will begin next month. The measure has been....... [more]

Pakistan reorders detention of alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks
March 15, 2015
Pakistan authorities on Saturday reordered the detention of Zakiur-Rehman Lakhvi, the main suspect in the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, one day after a court in Pakistan ordered his release. Lakhvi is one of seven suspects being tried in Pakistan with connection to the attacks, which killed 166 people an....... [more]

Retrial of Al Jazeera journalists for terror charges again postponed
March 8, 2015
A Cairo court on Sunday again postponed the retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists accused of links to the Muslim Brotherhood. This is the second time the court has had to reschedule the trial after two key police witnesses failed to appear. Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy were released on bail in F....... [more]

UN rights chief urges states to remember human rights in face of extremism
March 5, 2015
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Thursday urged UN member states to remain focused on human rights in their "struggle against violent extremism." Zeid noted that the world is at a "turning point," and that the "fight against terror is a struggle to uphold values of ....... [more]

UN SG welcomes Egypt release of Al Jazeera journalists
February 14, 2015
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the decision by Egyptian authorities to release on bail two Al Jazeera journalists awaiting retrial on terror charges. Baher Mohammed and Mohammed Fahmy spent more than 400 days in jail after a court found them guilty for falsifying news reports....... [more]

UK enacts strict anti-terror legislation
February 13, 2015
The UK on Friday enacted anti-terror legislation to help combat terrorism by curbing the number of British citizens joining Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups in Iraq and Syria. The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act expands the current anti-terror law and includes provisions allowing the....... [more]

Egypt court orders release of Al Jazeera journalists
February 12, 2015
An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release on bail of two Al Jazeera journalists being retried on terror charges. Baher Mohammed and Mohammed Fahmy have spent more than 400 days in jail after a court found them guilty for falsifying news reports and associating with the Muslim Brotherhood. T....... [more]

Belgium court sentences Islamist leader on terrorism charges
February 11, 2015
A Belgian court on Wednesday declared a radical Islamist group a terrorist organization, sentencing its leader to 12 years in prison. The group, known as Sharia4Belgium, has allegedly been recruiting young individuals to join their terrorist organization and fight in Syria. The court determined the....... [more]

Rights groups urge Pakistan to halt execution of civilian
January 29, 2015
Several human rights groups, including Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW), on Thursday urged the Pakistani government to halt the execution of the first civilian for a non-terror related offense since 2008. The rights groups claim the execution violates Pakistan's own official....... [more]

Europe rights court backs terror suspect's extradition to US
January 29, 2015
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday that the UK government's extradition of terror suspect Haroon Aswat to the US in October was lawful. Aswat was arrested in the UK at the request of US authorities in 2005 on terrorism charges relating to a 1999 trip to Oregon. The trip, commis....... [more]




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