Terrorists Exploiting Disruption Caused by COVID-19 – Security Council Briefing

Virtual Briefing by Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the Office of Counter-Terrorism, on ‘Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts’: Linkage of Counterterrorism and transnational organized crime, during the Security Council Open VTC. He said, “we are yet to fully understand the impact and consequences of the pandemic on global peace and security, … Read more Terrorists Exploiting Disruption Caused by COVID-19 – Security Council Briefing

UK ratchets up criticism of China over Uighurs, Hong Kong

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has accused China of gross and egregious human rights abuses against its Muslim Uighur population in the western province of Xinjiang. Rights groups say around one-million ethnic Uighur are being held in so-called re-education camps to purge them of their faith and identity. In response, the Chinese ambassador to the … Read more UK ratchets up criticism of China over Uighurs, Hong Kong

What is happening to the Uighurs? Exiled Uighurs push for ‘genocide’ investigation – BBC Newsnight

A group of Uighurs in exile have submitted evidence to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, urging the prosecutor to investigate. [This report contains distressing testimony.] Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Uighur exiles have submitted evidence to the International Criminal Court in the Hague an urging the prosecutor to investigate senior Chinese leaders, … Read more What is happening to the Uighurs? Exiled Uighurs push for ‘genocide’ investigation – BBC Newsnight

Untrue Detective | Pro-ISIS accounts evade Facebook’s detection efforts

Facebook’s battle against offensive content isn’t going too smoothly, a study by an anti-extremism think-tank has revealed, with the tech giant failing to track down some sinister accounts linked to ISIS. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter … Read more Untrue Detective | Pro-ISIS accounts evade Facebook’s detection efforts

Mother talks about son’s rapid descent into far-right extremism

Yesterday a report by the government’s advisers on counter terrorism highlighted how political and religious extremists have been using the lockdown to spread hate online and recruit new followers.(Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) With the biggest terror threat in the UK now coming from the far-right, we’ve been speaking to the mother of one young man about the … Read more Mother talks about son’s rapid descent into far-right extremism

Brian Ross Investigates: What you need to know about the Boogaloo Movement.

On the next Brian Ross Investigates: Who and what is Boogaloo? The far-right extremist group is attacking cops under the cover of social protests. Violent extremism and terrorist expert, Mia Bloom, joins us, Robert Evans of Bellingcat joins to discuss his group’s mission. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How should police forces behave? Former Police Chief, Robert C. White … Read more Brian Ross Investigates: What you need to know about the Boogaloo Movement.

Thames Valley Police John Campbell describes ‘horrific’ scene of Reading attack

Thames Valley Police Chief Constable John Campbell described the scene of the attack in Reading as “horrific”. At a short press briefing, he said: “As you can imagine the scene we came across was pretty horrific” “We had a number of officers that were in the community because they were patrolling around Reading and they … Read more Thames Valley Police John Campbell describes ‘horrific’ scene of Reading attack

Beijing: Xinjiang issues are about fighting against extremism and separatism

China’s Foreign Ministry spoke out about an hour-long documentary on Xinjiang presented by CGTN. “Tianshan: Still Standing” is the third in a series of documentaries. It spoke to more than 30 survivors and victims’ loved ones about the impact of violence in the region over the years. Some western politicians and media challenged China’s policies … Read more Beijing: Xinjiang issues are about fighting against extremism and separatism

Felicien Kabuga: The man behind Rwanda’s hate media | The Listening Post (Feature)

After 26 years on the run, Felicien Kabuga – the man accused of being one of the key figures behind Rwanda’s genocide – was arrested in Paris on May 16, 2020. A French court has ruled that he will be sent to Arusha, Tanzania to be tried in the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for … Read more Felicien Kabuga: The man behind Rwanda’s hate media | The Listening Post (Feature)

UN chief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa

Statement by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the launch of United Nations Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Africa. As COVID-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared. Even so, much hangs in the balance. In recent years … Read more UN chief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa

Coronavirus: Is it too late to stop it? | UpFront

This week on UpFront, epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding tells us why he believes it was right to declare the coronavirus a pandemic, and why governments should do more to stop the spread of it. And in the Arena, we discuss the growth of far-right nationalist movements across the world with author and former Neo-Nazi Christian Picciolini, … Read more Coronavirus: Is it too late to stop it? | UpFront

COVID-19 and other topics – Daily Briefing (12 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – COVID-19 – Syria – Yemen – Iraq – Central African Republic – Locusts – Mozambique – Senior Designation in Libya – Egypt Contributions COVID-19 In response to questions, the Secretary-General said that, very important measures are being taken here at UN Headquarters and the situation … Read more COVID-19 and other topics – Daily Briefing (12 March 2020)

Hillary Clinton: Stand with & speak out for Afghan women (US/Taliban Peace Agreement)

Briefing by Hillary Clinton on Group of Friends of Women in Afghanistan – A critical moment for Afghan women: The intra-Afghan peace process. Former Secretary of State of the United States Hillary Clinton today (10 Mar) said Afghan women “are rightly afraid” that gains made in recent years, “will be washed away in a rush … Read more Hillary Clinton: Stand with & speak out for Afghan women (US/Taliban Peace Agreement)

Pakistan’s New Look: Foreign vloggers rebranding the country | The Listening Post (Feature)

Pakistan has an image problem. For years, the country has been synonymous with drone attacks, religious extremism, and political instability; ever since the 9/11 attacks and the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011, the international media have viewed Pakistan almost exclusively through the lens of terror and violence. The chairman of Pakistan’s National Tourism … Read more Pakistan’s New Look: Foreign vloggers rebranding the country | The Listening Post (Feature)