Tag - terrorism



A demonstration condemning the killing of three Chinese teachers from the University of Karachi's Confucius Institute in April 2022. Terrorist groups in Pakistan are targeting Chinese nationals and threatening Beijing's Belt and Road initiative projects in the country.
May 17, 2024
Should we stay or should we go? China's dilemma in Pakistan
Beijing is pouring billions into Pakistan to complete a key Belt and Road initiative artery. But this is threatened by terrorist groups targeting Chinese nationals and interests.
South Korea's spy agency reported Friday that North Korea is planning "terrorist" attacks against South Korean officials and citizens abroad, prompting heightened security at diplomatic missions in China, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
May 3, 2024
Seoul spy agency warns North Korea plotting attacks on embassies
South Korea's foreign ministry announced that it has raised the anti-terrorism alert level for embassies and consulates in five countries.
This Israeli Army handout released on April 18 shows Israeli soldiers conducting operations in the Gaza Strip against Hamas militants.
Apr 28, 2024
Freeing hostages matters more than destroying Hamas
After a joint plea from the US and 17 other nations focusing on Hamas, Israel should lean into a deal.
Protesters react as a man holds up a sign demanding that soldiers from the United States Army leave Niger without negotiation during a demonstration in the capital, Niamey, on April 13.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 20, 2024
U.S. to withdraw military personnel from Niger
There were a little over 1,000 U.S. troops in Niger as of last year, where the U.S. military operated out of two bases, including a drone base.
A police officer stands guard near a cordoned damaged vehicle after a suicide blast attack on five Japanese nationals in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 19, 2024
Five Japanese nationals escape Pakistan suicide blast attack
The Japanese were unhurt and have been moved to a safe place in police custody, a spokesperson said.
Countries in Southeast Asia have implemented a range of counterterrorism policies and measures, each with their strengths and challenges. However, the effectiveness of such policies remains a subject of debate.
Apr 18, 2024
Southeast Asia needs to step up its counterterrorism game
While Islamic State and al-Qaeda have lost ground in the region, they are still capable of recruiting and inspiring local groups to join extremist causes.
French President Emmanuel Macron with French fencing champion Sara Balzer and Minister of Culture of France Rachida Dati, as the president attends a demonstration by the French fencing team during his visit to the Grand Palais, 100 days ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
Macron’s push to arm Europe is getting more urgent — and more dangerous
The fundamental problem for Macron is that he hasn’t managed to energize either France’s voters or its economic and military might behind his approach.
Armed French soldiers patrol Trocadero square near the Eiffel Tower Stadium, Champ de Mars Arena and Grand Palais Ephemere venues under construction for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Paris on April 1.
WORLD / Society
Apr 16, 2024
Is fractious France ready for an Olympics party?
The buildup has been marred by rows that go to the heart of a bitter national debate about identity and race.
Police stand outside the Assyrian Christ The Good Shepherd Church after a knife attack that took place during a service the night before, in Wakely in Sydney on Tuesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 16, 2024
Sydney bishop stabbed by teen in terror attack, police say
The teenager who allegedly stabbed the Bishop in western Sydney was known to police but not on any terrorist watch lists.
Police officers carry out checks on people arriving to listen to a campaign speech in the city of Oita in April last year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 15, 2024
Police agency's 'mettle' being tested one year after Kishida attack
The National Police Agency is working with politicians to tighten security at campaign rallies one year after the prime minister was attacked.
Yagana Yamani, 25, one of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped from their dormitory by Boko Haram Islamist militants in 2014, in her home in Chibok, Nigeria
WORLD / Society
Apr 12, 2024
A decade on, tragedy of Nigeria’s Chibok Girls endures outside the spotlight
Roughly 90 Chibok girls are still missing, and a third are believed to have died in captivity.
Migrant workers from Tajikistan in an apartment shared by 18 people in Moscow in May 2020. The main suspects in the deadly assault are from Tajikistan. Now many other Tajiks, who fill jobs in Russia’s wartime economy, are being deported and harassed.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 6, 2024
In Moscow attack, a handful of suspects but 1 million Tajiks under suspicion
Many Tajiks who fill jobs in Russia’s wartime economy are being deported and harassed.
Russian Army servicemen stand near a mobile recruiting center in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 4, 2024
Russia says concert attack has spurred army recruitment
Russia is relying on a steady stream of new recruits to the armed forces as it seeks to push deeper into Ukrainian territory.
People attend a vigil in memory of the victims of a shooting attack at the Crocus City Hall concert venue outside Moscow, in Donetsk, Russian-controlled Ukraine, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 2, 2024
Russian conflicts with Islamists key to Moscow attack, analysts say
Russia's conflicts with Islamist forces over half a century are key to understanding the likely motives behind concert hall attack.
Clergymen conduct a memorial service for victims at a makeshift memorial near the Crocus City Hall following a deadly attack on the concert venue outside Moscow on Friday.
Apr 1, 2024
Russia seeks extradition of Ukraine security service head; Ukraine rejects demand
Russia is demanding that Ukraine hand over all people connected with terrorist acts committed in Russia.
A woman pays her respects at a makeshift memorial in front of the Crocus City Hall in Moscow on Friday, a week after a deadly attack by gunmen there killed at least 143 people.
Mar 31, 2024
Putin's conspiracy theories make Russians less safe
The Kremlin hopes that blaming Kyiv and the West for the attack will turn a difficult domestic political situation to its advantage.
Beijing's repression of its Muslim citizens, including Uyghurs in Xinjiang Province, could make it the target of Islamic State attacks.
Mar 28, 2024
After Russia, is China the Islamic State's next target?
As Russia mourns the victims of the Moscow attack, China should be on guard. Its repression of Uyghurs has provoked the Islamic State group before.
The Barbados-flagged bulk carrier vessel True Confidence in Ravenna, Italy, in 2022
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 28, 2024
Deaths on Houthi-ravaged vessel herald perilous era for Middle East shipping
The experience of the True Confidence shows the threat to the oil tankers, cargo carriers and seafarers who are still using this vital waterway for trade.
At least 139 people were killed when gunmen in camouflage stormed Crocus City Hall. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the mass shooting.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 27, 2024
Russia's security chief accuses Ukraine, U.S. and U.K. of being behind Moscow shooting
Hardliners in Moscow could use the claim to justify an escalation of the Ukraine war and to explain how security services failed to prevent the attack.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a church outside Moscow on Sunday, a national day of mourning following the attack on the Crocus City Hall on Friday.
Mar 26, 2024
Putin forgot Islamic State thinks he too is the West
The leader portrays Russia as a victim of Western imperialism, but the Islamic State terrorists who attacked Moscow on Friday reject this narrative.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan