Qatar: Emir amends counterterrorism laws

The Qatari ruler Thursday issued decrees amending the country’s counterterrorism laws, few days after the isolated Gulf state signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the US on the fight against terrorism funding. The new decrees by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Read more

Syria: Australia safes head in Syria as Russia-US tension escalates

Australia has announced that it is “temporarily” suspending the activities of its six warplanes partaking in the US-led air campaign on the Islamic State in Syria, as tension between the US and Russian military increases. The statement from the Australian Read more

Morocco Captures Two ISIS Operatives

Moroccan security services have announced Wednesday the arrest of two jihadists linked to ISIS terror organization. They were operating in the northern cities of Tetouan and Fnideq. According to the Moroccan Interior Ministry, the arrest of the two militants, made Read more

Morocco Nabs Ten Women with Links to ISIS

Moroccan security services have announced lately the arrest of 10 women with links to terror ISIS organization. It is the first time that female militants were captured in the North African country, a key ally of the West in the Read more

Syria: US Ends Cooperation with Russia in Syrian War

The cooperation between Moscow and Washington in the Syrian war has been suspended due to increasing attacks on civilian areas but the US said efforts to de-conflict counterterrorism would continue. Announcing the decision, US Assistant Secretary and State Department spokesman, Read more

Iraq: Defense Minister Impeached by Parliament for Corruption

Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi was impeached by the Iraqi parliament in a no confidence vote of 142 against 102 after weapons contracts were questioned earlier this month. Reacting to the vote results, Obeidi described it as a triumph for “those Read more

Morocco Sets Up Research Center on Extremism

Morocco has set up an observatory dedicated to studying extremism and violence in the modern world. This research and academic think-thank will provide scientific and extensive analysis to help protect society against extremism and radical ideologies. “As the world is Read more

Egypt: EU Parliament Condemns Deteriorating Human Rights Record

The European Union Parliament condemned the deteriorating human rights record in Egypt citing the torture and assassination of an EU national, Giulio Regeni, in the country under suspicious circumstances. In a non-binding resolution, the EP denounced the “abduction, savage torture Read more