Slovakia’s far-right party, ruling leftists lose regional elections

By Tatiana Jancarikova BRATISLAVA, Nov 5 : The far-right People’s Party-Our Slovakia lost Saturday’s regional elections, turning the Central European country against the trend of far-right gains in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in recent months. Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties have been on the rise across Europe after years of slow economic growth and […]

US Senators denounce Trump plan to focus counter-extremism program on Islam

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON, Feb 9 : A dozen Democratic senators today urged the Trump administration to reconsider overhauling and renaming a US government program so it would focus solely on countering Islamist extremism, saying it could jeopardize security and may be illegal. Restructuring the program to omit white supremacists and other non-Islamist groups “would […]

Germany trains eye on Turkish group in wake of coup crackdown-sources

By Andrea Shalal Berlin, Jul 28 : German intelligence officials are re-evaluating an influential Turkish expatriate group as, amid strains in relations between the two countries, they also step up wider efforts to clamp down on Islamist militancy. The Milli Gorus group has close links to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and German officials consider its […]

Australia plans indefinite detention of convicted extremists

By Matt Siegel Sydney, Jul 25 : Australia will indefinitely detain people convicted of terrorism-related charges if it feels they pose an ongoing danger to society upon their release, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today. Turnbull compared the measures to those employed against some child-sexual offenders and cited what he called a growing number of […]