Terrorism
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Mozambique’s war on terror could spread

International | Islamic extremists have driven 570,000 from their homes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/16/20, 04:36 pm

MOZAMBIQUE: At least 570,000 people have fled northern Mozambique following attacks by insurgents with ties to the Islamic State. The UN refugee agency warns that if neighboring countries do not help tackle the insurgency crisis spreading from Cabo Delgado, it could reach beyond the borders of Mozambique.

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Associated Press/Photo by Michel Euler

France convicts 14 accomplices in 2015 attacks

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/16/20, 03:20 pm

A panel of judges pronounced an Islamic State gunman’s widow and 13 others guilty in the devastating 2015 attacks on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket. The three-month trial wrapped up on Wednesday in Paris. The 2015 attacks over three days left 17 people dead, plus the three gunmen.

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Associated Press/ Photo by Michel Euler

France introduces bill to tackle Islamist extremism

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/10/20, 08:29 am

French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Wednesday presented the proposed legislation titled “Supporting Republican Principles” to the Cabinet. Castex said the bill does not target people of a particular region but “the nefarious ideology of radical Islamism.” France has faced multiple extremist attacks, including the October beheading of a school teacher who showed caricatures of Mohammad, the founder of Islam, to his students.

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