The White Widow and other arch-villains

OPINION by Rachel Shabi – The White Widow is alive. And she’s back. Like Jason Bourne’s evil, female twin, this woman seems to have a formidable capacity for comeback. The last we heard of the Muslim convert super-terrorist and wife of one of Britain’s 7/7 suicide bombers, she had been[…]

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Youth being lured to ‘dark web’

With criminals and radical group’s making great strides via the web, there is a drastic need for South Africa to up its focus on cyber security, according to a cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism expert. The issue has made its way to the fore after government this week confirmed a second case[…]

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230 suspected radicals prevented from leaving Australia

Counterterrorism squads have prevented 230 suspected radicals from departing Australian airports for the Middle East this month, including at least three teenage boys, officials said Wednesday. Officials had previously announced that two Sydney-born brothers, aged 16 and 17, were intercepted at Sydney International Airport on March 8 attempting to board[…]

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Airstrikes kill 31 radicals: Pakistan

Pakistan’s army says its warplanes have killed 31 radicals as part of an ongoing operation in a troubled tribal region near the Afghan border. An army statement says the airstrikes on Friday evening in the Tirrah valley of the Khyber region destroyed four rebel hideouts and a suicide bomber training[…]

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Pakistan strikes kill 55 radicals

At least 55 radicals were killed in airstrikes and a gun battle with ground forces in Pakistan’s troubled northwest where the military launched a major offensive this year, officials said Saturday. The army intensified its offensive after the massacre of 150 people in a school in Peshawar this month, a[…]

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Britain to seize jihadists’ passports

British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined plans to seize passports from British radicals and stop them returning from fighting overseas. Cameron has also proposed landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London’s no-fly lists. “We will shortly be introducing our own new Counter-Terrorism Bill in the UK,”[…]

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