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Press Review - 2016

Why France attack is latest assault in ISIS war on Christianity

The attack on a church outside Rouen appears to have been quite deliberately targeted at the Catholic church.

27/07/2016

Will Europe finally face up to the threat of Islamism?

All we can do is be as honest as possible about the nature and scale of the problem.

27/07/2016

Amateur terror attacks may mark a new chapter in the ISIS war in Europe

Police struggle to cope with the randomness of terror attacks involving trucks, axes, knives.

27/07/2016

Murder of French priest opens a new frontier for Catholic church

Killing of Jacques Hamel by men claiming to be Isis militants is a particular challenge to Pope Francis and other church leaders

27/07/2016

Germany is in a dangerous state of denial about immigration, Islam and terrorism

Western democracies are now frequently experiencing political events that were previously considered unthinkable, at least by their political elites.

26/07/2016

As ISIS Loosens Grip, U.S. and Iraq Prepare for Grinding Insurgency

The Islamic State’s latest suicide attack in Baghdad, which killed nearly 330 people, foreshadows a long and bloody insurgency, according to American diplomats and commanders.

26/07/2016

Al-Azhar picks battle with the state over written sermons

Al-Azhar says that directive to follow ministry sermons does not apply to its preachers

26/07/2016

Egypt's Coptic pope warns of 'danger' following recent attacks against Christians

A parliamentary delegation stressed the need to protect 'national unity' in a meeting with Pope Tawadros

26/07/2016

With Turkey in turmoil, EU migrant deal back under fire

Critics of the agreement argue Turkey is even more unsafe, and warn the arrangement might collapse altogether — heightening anxiety in neighboring Greece, the main gateway for migrants into the EU.

26/07/2016

World's largest Yazidi temple under construction in Armenia

The new complex will also feature a museum and seminary, designed as a symbol of resilience for persecuted worshippers

25/07/2016

It couldn't happen here, until it did – now Germany has joined the mass killing club

The Munich gunman reportedly read up on US school shootings. But no end of experience will help us stop such lone-wolf attacks, terror-inspired or not

25/07/2016

It’s all connected

Anger and fear drove Brexit just as Donald Trump fans the flames of a disenfranchised America, which as Baton Rouge proves, is as racially and ethnically divided as Europe, which is dealing with mass immigration, an attempted coup in Turkey and seemingly relentless terrorism borne out civil war-torn Syria.

25/07/2016

Allies fear the cost of Turkey’s instability

Anti-Isis coalition and Syrian rebels suffer as Ankara looks inwards after attempted coup

25/07/2016

Recent spate of violence against Egypt's Christians goes largely unpunished

Violence against Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority, one of the largest and oldest groups of Christians in the Middle East, has escalated at an alarming rate in the last several weeks, with little official response.

25/07/2016

FEATURES The dream of a European Turkey is drifting away

On Friday night, my country felt more like a chaotic part of the Middle East

22/07/2016

Iraqi Factions Vie to Take Part in Mosul Offensive

Capturing Mosul is complicated because of tangled local politics, demographics and size

22/07/2016

France at War

Among the many questions raised by last week’s terrorist attack in Nice, one of the most crucial is how it might affect the coming presidential election.

22/07/2016

How Erdogan Made Turkey Authoritarian Again

It wasn't so long ago that the Turkish leader was seen as a model democrat in the Islamic world. What happened?

22/07/2016

Jihad and the French Exception

Why do so many more attacks of this magnitude occur in France than in other European countries?

21/07/2016

Erdoğan may be divisive, but a coup in Turkey would have been devastating

A successful uprising would have plunged the country into prolonged crisis – and provided a boost for Isis. Yet the president seems to be stoking the unrest

21/07/2016

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