Author Archives: LORI HINNANT

AP Exclusive: Europe’s far-right wooing the young

Europe’s far-right parties are wooing the young in this month’s elections. Continue reading

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Fabien Clain, jihadists’ voice in 2015 Paris attacks, killed

Fabien Clain was the voice of Islamic State for his home country of France — and above all for its capital city, terrorized by squads of extremists who blew themselves up outside the national stadium, and opened fire on concert-goers and cafe diners … Continue reading

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Hunt for names in deadly migrant shipwreck yields more dead

The quest to trace the identities of all the victims of the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant shipwreck has instead revealed that the sinking was far deadlier than anyone knew. Continue reading

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The Mediterranean’s deadliest shipwreck just got deadlier

Before their lives ended in an underwater deathtrap, before they lined up 100 to a row on a Libyan beach to board a boat with no anchor, the young men from the parched villages of the Sahel had names. Continue reading

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Leaving Asia for the unknown, thousands disappear in transit

When Almass was just 14, his widowed mother reluctantly sent him and his 11-year-old brother from their home in Afghanistan all the way to Germany via a chain of smugglers. Continue reading

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AP finds almost 4,900 migrants headed to Europe go missing

When Khalid Arfaoui’s friends knocked on his door in May 2011 to signal their departure by boat from Tunisia to Europe, it wasn’t fear that held him back, but a lack of cash. Continue reading

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Report: Foreign fighters led IS atrocities against Yazidis

Foreign fighters, including many Europeans, took a leading role in carrying out the Islamic State group’s atrocities against minority Yazidis, an international human rights group said Thursday, citing testimony and documentation from survivors of an or… Continue reading

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Algeria stops forcing migrants into Sahara after outrage

Algeria’s deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two top security officials. Continue reading

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Algeria expels thousands of migrants in forced Sahara march

Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Continue reading

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Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. Continue reading

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France charges key suspect in Paris, Brussels IS attacks

A man linked to the sprawling Islamic State network that carried out deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris is facing new charges. Continue reading

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Europe’s terror convicts gain freedom to improvised response

Over the next two years, terrorism convicts will walk free from European prisons by the dozens — more than 200 inmates who largely formed the first wave of jihadis streaming to Syria and Iraq, dreaming of an Islamic caliphate not yet established. Continue reading

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Europe faces a wave of freed terror convicts. Is it ready?

Over the next two years, terrorism convicts will walk free from European prisons by the dozens — more than 200 inmates who largely formed the first wave of jihadis streaming to Syria and Iraq, dreaming of an Islamic caliphate not yet established. Continue reading

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France puts 78,000 security threats on vast police database

France has flagged more than 78,000 people as security threats in a database intended to let European police share information on the continent’s most dangerous residents — more than all other European countries put together — according to an analysis … Continue reading

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France: ‘Perpetual’ house arrest prompts vote, hunger strike

Kamel Daoudi’s days are parceled out in intervals as unvarying as the alarm reminders on his tablet: 7 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 9:00 p.m. Continue reading

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Islamic State attacker shows intersection of crime, terror

He is the mute survivor of the 10-man Islamic State cell that terrorized Paris in November 2015, refusing all pleas to shed light on the attack that left 130 dead or another one in Brussels just four days after his arrest. Continue reading

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Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

The families of French Islamic State group supporters being held by Kurdish forces want their government to bring them home, saying they have no hope of fair treatment in a place where their captors have no legal or international recognition. Continue reading

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How a 2012 attack ushered in an era of terror for France

Soon after Mohammed Merah’s life ended in a torrent of explosions and bullets, the mother of his first victim swore she would devote her life to ensuring that no other parents would suffer as she had. Continue reading

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Europeans learn to live with _ and adapt to _ terror attacks

The jihadis’ targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. Continue reading

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Ex-Gitmo inmate among 6 detained from French jihadi network

A French judicial source says a former Guantanamo Bay inmate is among six people from an alleged jihadi recruiting network linked to the Islamic State group who have been detained. Continue reading

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