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#War on Terror

From TheJournal.ie Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections? War On Terror

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?

Theresa May is talking about ‘ripping up’ human rights laws – so how important is it that she doesn’t?

From TheJournal.ie Mexico tells Trump: "We will not pay for any wall' Pay For Your Own Wall

Mexico tells Trump: "We will not pay for any wall'

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada also issued an angry riposte to Trump’s wall plan.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger strikes, murders, and a war on terror: Ireland in 1976 EXTRACT

Hunger strikes, murders, and a war on terror: Ireland in 1976

Eamon Sweeney’s book Down Down Deeper and Down looks at Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s. Here’s a section from its fifth chapter.

From TheJournal.ie Brussels to stay on lockdown for a week as PM says attack threat still "imminent" Terror Alert

Brussels to stay on lockdown for a week as PM says attack threat still "imminent"

The US State Department said information suggests attacks are planned in multiple regions.

From TheJournal.ie Where does Ireland stand in terms of global terrorism? War On Terror

Where does Ireland stand in terms of global terrorism?

A report published this week revealed a nine-fold increase in the number of deaths from terrorism in the since the beginning of the 21st century.

From TheJournal.ie Former US drone operators: 'The innocent civilians we killed only fuelled the terrorism of ISIS' Backfire

Former US drone operators: 'The innocent civilians we killed only fuelled the terrorism of ISIS'

Read the extraordinary open letter to Barack Obama, written by four US Air Force whistleblowers.

From TheJournal.ie The US spends €8 million PER DAY fighting Islamic State War On Terror

The US spends €8 million PER DAY fighting Islamic State

The militant group has made a number of gains in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie 'Terrorism suspect' lunged at police with a knife before they shot him dead Police Shooting This post contains videos

'Terrorism suspect' lunged at police with a knife before they shot him dead

Usaama Rahim’s brother says he was shot in the back.

From TheJournal.ie Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats Put That Away

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

From TheJournal.ie The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record Review Time

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record

The United States is up for its four-year review.

From TheJournal.ie Man who masterminded Charlie Hebdo massacre has been killed in a drone strike War On Terror

Man who masterminded Charlie Hebdo massacre has been killed in a drone strike

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi was killed last month.

From TheJournal.ie Obama 'profoundly regrets' drone strike that killed US and Italian hostages Drone Wars

Obama 'profoundly regrets' drone strike that killed US and Italian hostages

“On behalf of the United States government, I offer our deepest apologies to the families.”

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see Torture

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see

Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.

From TheJournal.ie 'Decapitate him, burn him alive': Islamic State supporters call for hostage's death Twitter

'Decapitate him, burn him alive': Islamic State supporters call for hostage's death

Moaz al-Kasasba was captured last week after his plane was reportedly shot down in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations War On Terror

The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations

Note: Some readers may be upset by the graphic descriptions used in the report.

From TheJournal.ie "I would still be in that black hole" - Guantanamo inmates taste freedom after a decade Long Walk To Freedom

"I would still be in that black hole" - Guantanamo inmates taste freedom after a decade

Uruguay has agreed to take six former prisoners.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 50 at volleyball game Afghanistan

Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 50 at volleyball game

WARNING: This article contains a graphic image of those killed in the blast.

From TheJournal.ie UK increases terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe" War On Terror

UK increases terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe"

There is no evidence however to suggest that an attack is imminent.

From TheJournal.ie US Marine who urinated on corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has died War On Terror

US Marine who urinated on corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has died

Robert Richards, who was 28, was found dead by his wife at their home in Florida.

From TheJournal.ie UK tightens airport security after US warning, Dublin Airport says it's business as usual Pat Down

UK tightens airport security after US warning, Dublin Airport says it's business as usual

The US says there are concerns terror groups have developed new non-traceable explosives.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Have a glimpse inside the new September 11 Memorial Museum 9/11

Pics: Have a glimpse inside the new September 11 Memorial Museum

Barack and Michelle Obama visited the $700 million museum today ahead of next week’s opening.

From TheJournal.ie 43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen Drone Strikes

43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen

Officials have confirmed that at least three civilians have been killed in the strikes.

From TheJournal.ie US warns of possible shoe bomb terror threat Homeland Security

US warns of possible shoe bomb terror threat

The Department of Homeland Security has urged airlines to pay extra attention to flights from overseas into the US.

From TheJournal.ie New video shows only American soldier still held by Taliban is alive War On Terror

New video shows only American soldier still held by Taliban is alive

The video, sent to officials in the US, is the first proof in more than three years that Bowe Berghdal is still alive.

From TheJournal.ie US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay Guantánamo Bay

US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay

The three men were sent to Slovakia as a ban remains in place on transferring any inmates to the US for any reason.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of Lee Rigby murder “loves” Al Qaeda: “They’re my brothers” Lee Rigby

Man accused of Lee Rigby murder “loves” Al Qaeda: “They’re my brothers”

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are accused of murdering 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby with knives and a machete.

From TheJournal.ie Mandela was only taken off US terrorism watchlist in 2008 Madiba

Mandela was only taken off US terrorism watchlist in 2008

South Africa’s apartheid regime designated the African National Congress as a terrorist organisation as it fought against racial segregation.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects War On Terror

Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects

A two-year study found doctors designed and participated in torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners at CIA and Pentagon-run prisons.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes Drone Stikes

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes

Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers - or put them on trial Guantánamo

Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers - or put them on trial

Almost two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike, which entered its fourth month earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war Shannon

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war

Anti-war group Shannonwatch said Ireland’s record in UN peacekeeping has been “tarnished” by complicity in the CIA rendition programme.

From TheJournal.ie Francois Hollande makes surprise trip to Afghanistan over troop pullout

Francois Hollande makes surprise trip to Afghanistan over troop pullout

The French president told troops in Afghanistan that the French exit from Afghanistan is imminent.

From TheJournal.ie Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo Guantánamo This post contains videos

Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo

The notorious detention centre has now been open for ten years and, with indefinite military detention now enshrined in US law, hope is fading that it will be closed down as pledged.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie US suspends aid to Pakistan military over fears of extremist collusion Pakistan

US suspends aid to Pakistan military over fears of extremist collusion

Some $800million is being withheld as tensions between the ‘war on terror’ allies continue to ratchet up.

From TheJournal.ie US withdrawal from Afghanistan will only be "modest" - Gates Afghanistan

US withdrawal from Afghanistan will only be "modest" - Gates

Ahead of an official announcement, the US defence secretary says Afghanistan is too unstable to lose a major presence.

From TheJournal.ie Rot In Hell: The US newspapers on Bin Laden’s death Front Pages This post contains images

Rot In Hell: The US newspapers on Bin Laden’s death

The North American print media pulled no punches in its coverage of the reports of terrorist’s death.

From TheJournal.ie CIA reveals diagrams and aerial photos of the Bin Laden compound Osama Bin Laden This post contains images

CIA reveals diagrams and aerial photos of the Bin Laden compound

See the satellite images of Bin Landen’s hideaway…

From TheJournal.ie Meet the 'Seal Team 6', the crackshots who killed Bin Laden Osama Bin Laden

Meet the 'Seal Team 6', the crackshots who killed Bin Laden

The military group that took out terrorist this morning in Pakistan operates outside military protocol and their identities kept top secret.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror In Numbers

In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror

3,520 days between the September 11 attacks and bin Laden’s death – with up to a million civilian deaths in between.

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