Tag Archives: Osama Bin Laden

News from Western Europe, Wednesday 15th May 2013

EUROPE New Europe: Political institutions ‘losing legitimacy’ to extremists. ‘European politicians need to recover “democratic legitimisation” of the economic crisis if the rise of extremists is to be quelled, a high-level conference has been told. Speaking at the conference Right-wing Extremism and Hate Crime: Minorities Under Pressure in Europe and Beyond, in Oslo on 14 May, […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 25th January 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: The UN envoy for counter-terrorism and human rights has launched an investigation on the impact of drone strikes on civilians. “Ben Emmerson, a British lawyer and United Nations special rapporteur, said the huge expansion in the technology behind unmanned planes, and consequently their increasing use, required a new legal framework. “The plain fact […]

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US Tracker 22.11.12

CNN: “The burial at sea of Osama bin Laden after he was killed by Navy SEALs last year followed traditional Islamic procedures, according to newly released military e-mails, but less than a dozen ‘leadership’ members aboard the Navy carrier where the service took place were informed of the burial.” Telegraph: The US allegedly “spied” on […]

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Terrorism: the state of play

It has now been over a year since Osama bin Laden’s death, not a bad time to assess the status of terrorist activity around the world. [i]  Where do things stand at the end of 2012? In much of the western world terrorism, as we have come to understand it, has largely passed from the […]

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US Tracker 17.10.12

Bloomberg: “Osama bin Laden’s former driver had his conviction by a military tribunal thrown out as a U.S. appeals court found he was wrongly charged for committing acts that weren’t crimes at the time. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington vacated the 2008 conviction of Salim Hamdan by the military tribunal at a U.S. […]

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South Asia Tracker 03.10.12

Afghanistan: New York Times: American policy makers and military officials have allegedly ‘written off’ plans for broaching peace with the Taliban. “The once ambitious American plans for ending the war are now being replaced by the far more modest goal of setting the stage for the Afghans to work out a deal among themselves in the years after […]

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