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Afghanistan war: Sheberghan falls to Taliban militants say. BBC News, 07 August, 2021

Burkina Faso attack: More than 130 killed in village raid. BBC News,06 June,2021.

West Africa's Islamist insurgency: Fight at a critical stage. Frank Gardner, BBC News, 6 June, 2021.

Reported Ethiopia massacre: UN rights chief warns of spiralling situation, war crimes. UN News, November 13,2020


Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal brokered by Moscow prompts anger in Armenia. The Guardian, 10 Nov. 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh: Nearly 5,000 dead in conflict, Putin says. BBC News, 22 Oct. 2020


Syrian troops enter Kurdish fight against Turkish forces. Michael Safi in Amman and Bethan McKernan in Akçakale, The Guardian, 14 Oct 2019

Turkey launches ground offensive in northern Syria. BBC News, 9 October 2019

Sri Lanka attacks: Face coverings banned after Easter bloodshed. BBC News, April 29. 2019

Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings. Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis, AP News, April 23, 2019

The United States Decision to Designate the Revolutionary Guards as a Terrorist Organization. Eldad Shavit and Sima Shine, INSS Insight No. 1160, April 14, 2019

Experts’ view: Legal minefield shows the urgent need for a war law. The Times, april 17 2018

U.S., Britain and France Strike Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack. Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Ben Hubbard, New York Times, April 13, 2018.

France Suffered Its 20th Islamist Attack Since 2014. Experts Explain How Italy Stayed Terror-free. Davide Lerner, Haaretz,  Mar 28, 2018 France Suffered Its 20th Islamist Attack Since 2014. Experts Explain How Italy Stayed Terror-free. Davide Lerner, Haaretz,  Mar 28, 2018 

Martial law in the Philippines -Bangon Marawi head backs martial law extension until rehab phase. Frances Mangosing, Philippine Daily Inquirer December 01, 2017

French Anti-Terror Bill Threatens To Extend State of Emergency Abuses. Erika Asgeirsson, Just Securit, August 2, 2017

In victory for Trump, U.S. Supreme Court revives his travel ban. Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung, Reuters, June 26, 2017

Syria: US-led coalition kills nearly 500 civilians in one month in Syria in record high. The Telegraph, Josie Ensor, beirut, 23 June 2017

Japan passes 'brutal' counter-terror law despite fears over civil liberties. The Guardian, Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Reuters, 15 June 2017

Syria: 'Staggering' loss of civilian life from US-led airstrikes in Raqqa, says UN. Kareem Shaheen in Istanbul, The Guardian, 14 June 2017

Theresa May’s talk about British values puts all Muslims under suspicion. Myriam François, The Guardian, June 4, 2017

Theresa May: London terror attack shows Britain too tolerant of extremism. Jon Stone, the Indipendent, June 4, 2017

London Bridge attack latest: Theresa May says 'enough is enough' after seven are killed.Leon Watson and Helena Horton,The Telegraph, 4 June 2017 

Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and more than 50 hurt". BBC News. 22 May 2017 

SyriaAs Atrocities Mount in Syria, Justice Seems Out of Reach. Anne Bernard, Ben Hubbard and Ian Fisher, The New York Times, April 15 2017

Syria bombing: US says Russia bears responsibility for Assad's gas attack.The Guardian, April 7, 2017
Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria, The Associated Press, April 6, 2017

Syria gas attack: Victims’ bodies show evidence ‘two chemical weapons used’. Bethan McKernan, Indipendent, Beirutת April 5, 2017

In London, Terror Changes Form, but Challenge to Democracy Remains. Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz, Mar 23, 2017

Syria: UN approves mechanism to lay groundwork for investigations into possible war crimes. UN News Center, 22 December 2016

‘Crimes of historic proportions’ being committed in Aleppo, Syria, UN rights chief warns. UN News Center, 21 October 2016

South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court.  Sewell Chan and Marlise Simons, the New York Times, OCT. 21, 2016

Vietnam declares California-based group terrorist. Martin Petty and David Brunnstrom, Reuters,  8 october 2016 

Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill 'a mistake'. BBC News, 29 September 2016 

Congress overrides Obama's veto of 9/11 bill letting families sue Saudi Arabia.David Smith, The Guardian, 29 September 2016  

Germans told to 'stockpile food and water' in civil defence plan. Justin Huggler, berlin, The Telegraph, 23 AUGUST 2016

Priest Dead, Two Attackers Killed After Assault on Church in Normandy, France Islamic State claims responsibility for assault, latest in a string to hit Western Europe. By Noemie Bisserbe and Inti Landauro, Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2016

Twelve Injured After Explosive Device Detonates Near Germany's Nuremberg. Attacker killed in blast that comes amid heightened fears of terrorism in Germany after recent attacks. Reuters Jul 25, 2016

What are the new emergency powers that France has? The Local, 20 Jul 2016

France votes to keep state of emergency for six months. The Local, 20 Jul 2016

Terror attack kills scores in Nice, France. Ralph Ellis and Steve Almasy, CNN, July 15, 2016

France won't extend state of emergency beyond July 26. Reuters, July 14, 2016

50 Killed in Florida Nightclub Shooting; ISIS Claims Responsibility. Haaretz and News Agencies, Jun 12, 2016

Orlando nightclub attack: police say up to 20 dead in terrorist incident. Kate Lyons, The Guardian, 12 June 2016.

UK police arrest 5 in investigation after Europe attacks. Paisley Dodds, AP, April 15, 2016

Paris attacks: Key suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels. BBC News, April 9. 2016

Dozens killed, hundreds wounded in Brussels airport and Metro bombings - as it happened. The Telegraph, March 22, 2016

A series of terrorist attacks struck Brussels early Tuesday, leaving at least 34 dead and scores injured. Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2016

Tunisia extends state of emergency for another month. Associated Press, 21 February 2016

Top European

Netanyahu to Israeli Arabs: I Will Not Accept Lawless State Within Israel. At site of Tel Aviv shooting, prime minister vows to increase enforcement in Arab communities 'with Islamist propaganda, with plenty of weapons, with constant crime.' Ilan Lior, Haaretz  Jan 02, 2016  

Two Killed, Seven Wounded in Shooting at Tel Aviv Pub. Massive manhunt underway for suspect, identified as an Israeli Arab; two seriously wounded in shooting on corner of Gordon and Dizengoff; growing consensus among security officials that shooting was a terrorist attack. .January1, 2016

Brussels lockdown: State of emergency has created 'Islamic regime' in Brussels, says city's mayor 'We cannot continue to live in these conditions. We will not live under the Islamic regime.' Hardeep Matharu, Independent, November 25, 2015 

Tunisia Declares State of Emergency After Explosion on Bus. By Farah Samti and Kareem Fahim, The New York Times, November 24, 2015

Crimea declares state of emergency after power lines attacked. Explosions on Friday and Sunday cut off electricity supply from Ukraine, forcing Russian-annexed peninsula to rely on generators. The Guardian, November 22, 2015

UN calls on world to fight ISIS as Security Council unanimously adopts French-drafted resolution. RT news 20 Nov, 2015 

France calls state of emergency, closing borders after attacks. Reuters, November 14, 2015 

Scores killed in Paris terror attacks at six separate sites. Maya Vidon and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY November 13, 2015 

The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in the UK, published itsannual report on the operation of the Terrorism Acts in 2014. 25 September, 2015. 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Gets Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Bombing. Katharine Q. Seelyemay, The New York Times, May 15, 2015.

Death toll from U.S.-led strike rises to 52 civilians in Syria. Reuters, May 2, 2015  

UN: Largest forgotten humanitarian crisis looms in Central African Republic. UN refugee agency sounds alarm as number of people in need of aid reaches 2.7 million amid continued fighting. 29 Apr 2015 

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2199 (2015), Security Council Condemns Trade with Al-Qaida Associated Groups, Threatens Further Targeted Sanctions. 12 February 2015.

Supreme Court to weigh legality of CSIS’s overseas spying. The Supreme Court of Canada will delve into the legalities of overseas spying by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Jim Bronskill, Ottawa, The Canadian Press, Feb. 05, 2015 

Radical cleric Abu Hamza jailed for life by US court. BBC news, 9 January 2015. 

Converting the preachers.  Across the Arab world, rulers tighten their grip on the mosque. The Economist, Dec 13th 2014. 

Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses. By The Editorial Board, The New York Times. DEC. 21, 2014

The gigantic disaster of the CIA’s torture program. By Paul Waldman, Washington post,  December 9th, 2014

Jail time for Australians travelling to banned Syrian province. The federal government has declared Syria's Al-Raqqa Province a no-go zone for those who travel there without a legitimate purpose. AAP, 4 DEC 2014 

1.7m Syrian refugees face food crisis as UN funds dry up. World Food Programme forced to suspend food voucher scheme to refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Sam Jones, The Guardian,Monday 1 December 2014.

  Counter-terrorism and security bill: proposals and pitfalls Ministers hope to win cross-party support for bill introducing first major new coercive measures since 2010. Alan Travis, home affairs editor The Guardian, Monday 24 November 2014.

Terrorism laws: 'Time is right' for new police powers. Police and security services will get new powers as the UK faces a terror threat "perhaps greater than it has ever been", the home secretary says. BBC 24 November 2014. 

Bill to Restrict N.S.A. Data Collection Blocked in Vote by Senate Republicans. By CHARLIE SAVAGE and JEREMY W. PETERS, NYTimes, NOVEMBER 18, 2014

NATO urges Georgia to uphold the rule of law

Australian police thwart ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) beheading plot in Australia.  Katharine Lackey, USA TODAY September 18, 2014

Anti-terror plans: 'Difficulties' with Cameron's plans; Clegg: UK can tackle terror threat within the law BBC-2 September 2014

Macedonia's Foreign Minister Poposki at the NATO Summit in Cardiff, Wales: The principles of the rule of law, the peaceful solution to conflicts, the right to self-determination in order to keep its power, should be equally applied for the powerful, and the less powerful countries, for those inside and outside the club.

Erwann Michel-Kerjan and Howard Kunreuther’s opinion in CNBC: “In the coming weeks, Congress will determine who shall pay for the losses that corporations would suffer from a future terrorist attack on U.S. soil by deciding in what form the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) should be renewed". Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014.

See also:

BBC news, 1 September 2014: David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs. David Cameron: "Passports are not an automatic right"

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has found North Korea and Iran liable for damages caused by a series of missile attacks from Lebanon on Israel in 2006.

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BBC16 July 2014: Dutch state liable over 300 Srebrenica deaths

The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post. We can't let them make up the rules. Arjun Sethi,, Saturday 30 August 2014