Islamic State applauds the British: ‘Brexit threatens the unity of Crusader Europe’

Earlier this year, the Islamic State released a chilling video in which it directly threatened attacks on Britain. But the group is also willing to praise its enemy countries: In its latest edition of the al-Naba magazine, the Islamic State welcomes Britain leaving the European Union because it supposedly “threatens the unity of Crusader Europe.” Calling the referendum results as […]

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Russia pushes UN over threat of chemical attacks in Europe

Russia on Wednesday pushed for measures at the United Nations to monitor extremist groups fighting in Syria, warning of a “clear and present threat” that they could stage chemical attacks, possibly in Europe. Russia and China presented a draft Security Council resolution that calls on all countries, in particular those neighboring Syria such as Turkey and Iraq, to report any […]

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Is Europe still at threat from Paris-Brussels terror ‘supercell’?

The number of people linked to the terror network that attacked Paris and Brussels easily reaches into the dozens, with new arrests over the weekend confirming the cell’s toxic reach and ability to move around unnoticed in Europe’s underworld. From Belgium’s Molenbeek to Sweden’s Malmo, new names are added nearly daily to the list of hardened attackers, hangers-on, and tacit […]

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Probe into Brussels bombings expands across Europe

The investigation into last week’s deadly attacks in Brussels extended farther across Europe on Sunday after Italian police arrested a new suspect thought to have helped Islamic State militants slip into Western Europe unnoticed. Italian authorities said late Saturday that they had captured an Algerian man suspected of providing several Islamic State supporters with false identification documents, allowing them to […]

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Border-free Europe unravels in migrant crisis

The two-decade-old era of border-free travel in Europe was unravelling on Monday as countries imposed controls on their frontiers in response to an unprecedented influx of migrants. Germany’s surprise decision to restore border controls on Sunday had a swift domino effect, forcing neighbours to shut their own frontiers as thousands of refugees pressed north and west across the continent. Austria […]

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A Fractured Europe Scrambles to Respond to Spiraling Migrant Crisis

Britain says it will take a further 4,000 refugees Amid chaotic scenes at border crossings and train stations across Europe, and mounting public discontent, European leaders continue to argue over who ought to take responsibility for the 364,183 migrants who have landed on the continent’s southern shores in 2015. With the world facing the worst refugee crisis since the end […]

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