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February 14, 1992: Terrorists wield pitchfork during attack in Israel

On this day in 1992 four members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad attacked an Israeli Defence Forces training camp and killed three recruits

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Terrorist listings in Canada – take two

Even if the terrorist listing process in Canada is still largely political that does not mean that it does not have its good uses

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December 26, 2009: Car bombing in Beirut

On this day in December 2009 a car bomb believed to have been set by Hizballah killed two members of Hamas in Beirut.

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Putting a nail in the ‘self radicalisation’ coffin

A lot of experts are not experts. Take the term ‘self-radicalisation’: it is a myth. Two recent cases illustrate why radicalisers are so important.

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US assassination of IRGC General will do more harm than good

The decision to take Soleimani out points to a fundamental U.S. lack of understanding of the current terrorism threat and will lead to more, not fewer, deaths.

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Today in Terrorism: 12 November

In 2015, 43 people were killed and more than 240 wounded in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by ISIS in Beirut’s southern suburbs.

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Why going after Iran to compensate 9/11 victims’ families means we have entered the Twilight Zone

There are times I read something and stop suddenly, asking myself “did I read that right?”, or “did I somehow get the message wrong?” Perhaps I skipped over the text and missed some detail (like yesterday when I thought I had a conference call that day which is actually taking place May 1). Maybe I […]

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The US terrorism obsession on Iran is blinding it to the real threat – Saudi Arabia

I see that the US State Department has elected to list the Pasdaran – the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps or IRGC – as a “foreign terrorist organisation/state sponsor of terrorism”. In a tit for tat move, Iranian lawmakers have prepared legislation that would label the US military as a terrorist group, according to Iran’s state-run […]