Terrorism

UN officials call for stronger global measures to counter nuclear terrorism

UN officials call for stronger global measures to counter nuclear terrorism

28 September 2012

 

The consolidation of strong international mechanisms is vital to combat nuclear terrorism, senior United Nations officials stressed today, warning that countries must urgently act to tackle one of today’s most serious global threats.

EXCLUSIVE: Senior al Qaeda figure 'living in Libyan capital'

EXCLUSIVE: Senior al Qaeda figure 'living in Libyan capital'

By Tim Lister and Paul Cruickshank

September 27th, 2012

A veteran al Qaeda operative indicted in connection with the bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa is alive and well in Libya, according to Western intelligence sources.

Abu Anas al Libi, 48, has been seen in the capital, Tripoli, the sources say, and there is concern that he may have been tasked with establishing an al Qaeda network in Libya. It's unclear whether Libya's government is aware of his presence, or whether it has been approached by Western governments seeking al Libi's arrest.

One Libyan official told CNN he didn't know whether al Libi was back in Tripoli but was aware that he had been in Afghanistan.

Swiss court finds 3 men guilty of aiding nuclear smuggling ring that supplied rogue states

Swiss court finds 3 men guilty of aiding nuclear smuggling ring that supplied rogue states

 

Libya to dissolve militias as Islamist strongholds fall

Libya to dissolve militias as Islamist strongholds fall

23 September, 2012

Libyan authorities have decided to dissolve all armed militias that are not controlled by the new central government. This comes after pro-government activists stormed the HQ of a radical Salafist group in Benghazi.

UN confirms existence of foreign militants in Syria

UN confirms existence of foreign militants in Syria

22.09.2012

 

 

Crimes performed by these elements such as kidnappings, torture and mistreatment of captured government soldiers also were repudiated by the UN High Commissioner

A team of UN experts confirmed on Monday the existence of aliens within the armed opposition groups in Syria, who commit war crimes.

- There are reasonable grounds to believe that antigovernment forces in that country perpetrate killings, extrajudicial executions and torture - said Paulo Pinheiro, head of an independent international panel investigating the situation in Syria.

In an interactive dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, the expert also denounced the use of children under 18 years of age by armed opposition groups.

U.S. to remove Iran group from terror list, officials say

U.S. to remove Iran group from terror list, officials say

Joby Warrick,
September 21

 

The State Department is preparing to remove the Iranian opposition group Mujahedin-e Khalq from the U.S. government’s terrorist list, siding with advocates who say the controversial organization should be rewarded for renouncing violence and providing intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program, senior Obama administration officials said Friday.

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