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#War on Terror

# war-on-terror - Thursday 8 June, 2017

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?

# war-on-terror - Thursday 26 January, 2017

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.

# war-on-terror - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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.

# war-on-terror - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

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.

# war-on-terror - Sunday 22 November, 2015

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.

# war-on-terror - Thursday 19 November, 2015

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.

# war-on-terror - Friday 12 June, 2015

The US spends €8 million PER DAY fighting Islamic State

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

# war-on-terror - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

'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.

# war-on-terror - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

# war-on-terror - Monday 11 May, 2015

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

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

# war-on-terror - Friday 8 May, 2015

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

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi was killed last month.

# war-on-terror - Thursday 23 April, 2015

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.”

# war-on-terror - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

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.

# war-on-terror - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

'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.

# war-on-terror - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

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.

# war-on-terror - Monday 8 December, 2014

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

Uruguay has agreed to take six former prisoners.

# war-on-terror - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 50 at volleyball game

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

# war-on-terror - Friday 29 August, 2014

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

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

# war-on-terror - Friday 15 August, 2014

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.

# war-on-terror - Thursday 3 July, 2014

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.

# war-on-terror - Thursday 15 May, 2014

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.

# war-on-terror - Sunday 20 April, 2014

43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen

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

# war-on-terror - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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.

# war-on-terror - Thursday 16 January, 2014

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.

# war-on-terror - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

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.

# war-on-terror - Monday 9 December, 2013

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.

# war-on-terror - Friday 6 December, 2013

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.

# war-on-terror - Monday 4 November, 2013

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.

# war-on-terror - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

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.

# war-on-terror - Saturday 11 May, 2013

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.

# war-on-terror - Sunday 10 March, 2013

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.

# war-on-terror - Friday 25 May, 2012

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.

# war-on-terror - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

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.

# war-on-terror - Sunday 27 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

# war-on-terror - Monday 11 July, 2011

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.

# war-on-terror - Sunday 5 June, 2011

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.

# war-on-terror - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

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.

# war-on-terror - Monday 2 May, 2011

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…

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.

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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