Mar 18, 2016

Israel jails Jewish extremist who wrote handbook for violence

An Israeli judge has jailed for two years the Jewish extremist author of an instruction manual for acts of violence against Palestinians, in a case linked to a deadly firebombing, judicial authorities said. Prosecutors said the digital document entitled “Kingdom of Evil” contained among ...

Feb 28, 2016

Saudi man gets 10 years, 2,000 lashes over atheist tweets

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of Twitter posts. Al-Watan online daily said Saturday that religious police in charge of monitoring social networks found more than 600 ...

Feb 19, 2015

Russian spy chief to attend U.S. meeting on fighting extremism

Despite U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine, the head of the Russian spy and counterintelligence service will attend this week’s White House conference on countering extremist violence. The State Department said Wednesday that Alexander Bortnikov is coming after Russia made a late request to expand its ...

At summit, Obama aims to broaden world approach to extremism

Feb 19, 2015

At summit, Obama aims to broaden world approach to extremism

President Barack Obama is convening a summit Wednesday on the threat of violent extremism just as the situation has gotten worse, with the Islamic State group metastasizing and European cities learning firsthand that extremism’s reach is not confined to the Middle East. As crises ...