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Extremism News Roundup

January 18, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 18, 2022

“Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they were behind aerial attacks in the United Arab Emirates that killed three people on Monday, as intensifying fighting in a 7-year-old civil war spills out across the broader Middle East. The Houthis, who are backed by...

Extremism News Roundup

January 14, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 14, 2022

“Four rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Thursday night, the latest in a series of aerial attacks amid Iranian threats and political violence as Iraq’s factions struggle to form a new government. The Iraqi military said one rocket had...

Extremism News Roundup

January 13, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 13, 2022

“A large explosion killed at least eight people and injured nine others in Mogadishu on Wednesday, according to the head of an ambulance service, the latest attack to hit Somalia’s capital as the country grapples with political infighting and a...

Extremism News Roundup

January 12, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 12, 2022

“The Justice Department is creating a unit to fight domestic terrorism at a time when the threat of violent extremism has increased, a top official said on Tuesday. The number of F.B.I. investigations of suspects accused of domestic extremism has...

Extremism News Roundup

January 11, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 11, 2022

“A group of Taliban officials met over the weekend in Iran with leaders of several armed Afghan resistance groups, reportedly offering to let them return home safely. It was the first direct interaction between Afghanistan’s new rulers and an...

Extremism News Roundup

January 10, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 10, 2022

“Survivors of a deadly attack in Nigeria’s northwest said Sunday the death toll has reached 200, but authorities said that only 58 people were killed in the three days of bloodshed — the latest attack in a cycle of violence in the West African nation...

Extremism News Roundup

January 7, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 7, 2022

“The sister of a slain federal officer is suing Facebook’s parent company Meta, alleging it bears responsibility for her brother’s killing during racial justice protests in 2020. Facebook facilitated the hateful far-right “boogaloo” movement, leading...

Extremism News Roundup

January 6, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 6, 2022

“The Taliban will officially recruit suicide bombers to become part of the army as the militant group tries to contain its biggest security threat from rival Islamic State since forming government in Afghanistan four months ago. Before sweeping into...

Extremism News Roundup

January 5, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 5, 2022

“Two explosive-laden drones were shot down on Tuesday by Iraq's air defenses as they approached the Ain al-Asad air base, which hosts U.S. forces, west of Baghdad, an official of the U.S.-led international military coalition said. U.S. officials in...

Extremism News Roundup

January 4, 2022

Eye on Extremism: January 4, 2022

“Yemen’s Houthi rebels seized an Emirati-flagged ship, explosive-laden drones targeted the Iraqi capital’s airport and hackers hit two Israeli newspapers on Monday, raising tensions in the Middle East as Iran-aligned militias attacked U.S. allies on...

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On January 15, 2019, al-Shabaab gunmen stormed an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The attack lasted over 12 hours, killing 22 people and wounding 27 others.   

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