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India and Israel should lead the fight on terrorism

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India and Israel should lead the fight on terrorism The Jerusalem Post Each country’s unique approach to counterterrorism would make a perfect combination. By Devsena Mishra Repeated terrorist attacks on democratic countries continue to raise questions on their ability to unite against militant Islamic terrorism. While it’s true that democracies are not the only targets of terrorist groups, their Islamist leaders openly show their disdain for democracy, as they see this idea as a serious threat to their core concept of world domination. In a scenario where one group is fighting for a common cause and the other is not even able to develop a common consensus, it seems that this clash is going to exist for much longer than the civilized world anticipated.In 1984, at the “2nd International Conference on Terrorism” organized by the Jonathan Institute, a group of political leaders, parliamentarians, scholars, security officials and senior journalists from...
The Coin Telegraph By Adrian Zmudzinski   G20 member countries will meet to discuss international cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulation on June 8 and 9 in Fukuoka, Japan. The news was revealed in a report from local news outlet Kyodo on April 4.Per the report, and in accordance with official plans, G20 central bank governors and finance ministers will take part in the meeting. The event will be focused on establishing a framework to combat crypto-enabled money laundering and terrorism financing.Further, according to the Kyodo, it is expected that “it was revealed” on April 4 that the countries are expected to reach an agreement over new regulations during this meeting. The report states that the main aim is anti-anonymity. Namely, the group is reportedly looking to establish stricter identification of individuals transacting in crypto at the moment of transaction, to keep asset flow transparent. Read more: https://cointelegraph.com/news/g20-to-establish-crypto-aml-and-counter-terrorism-financing-regulations-in-june-report  ...

Hun Manet in Hawaii counter-terrorism visit

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The Phnom Penh Post by Niem Chheng Lieutenant General Hun Manet, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and the commander of the army’s infantry, is to visit the US from April 8 to 12 to attend the Pacific Area Special Operations Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. US embassy spokesperson Emily Zeeberg confirmed on Monday that Hun Manet was to participate in a “brief, technical-level, multilateral conference focused on counter-terrorism”. He was invited in his capacity as Commander of the National Counter-Terrorism Special Forces (NCTSF) as one of approximately 36 commanders of counter-terrorism units from Indo-Pacific nations. Zeeberg said the US has worked with the Cambodian military for many years on a wide variety of transnational issues, including counter-terrorism, maritime safety, training troops for peacekeeping operations, combating threats to international maritime security and responding to natural disasters and humanitarian crises. “The US believes a productive military-to-military relationship can help...
India Blooms News Service “Terrorism is a very significant threat to Egypt's stability, from Libya, Sinai and the South, so they are kind of uniquely positioned to be responding to a whole range of threats in that theater. For us, it's a very, very important partnership that we want to expand,” the official said on Monday. The official noted that Egypt plays an important diplomatic role in negotiating with Hamas, and is working to persuade the Palestinian movement to comply with the conditions that would move them out of being considered a terrorist organization. In 2017, Fatah and Hamas signed an Egypt-brokered agreement to put Gaza back under the Palestinian National Authority's control, but the deal has not been implemented so far. Russia is one of mediators in both, the Israeli-conflict and the intra-Palestinian talks. The Trump's administration, meanwhile, has also been working on its peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian...
In Homeland Security By Nikita MalikForbesThere is no doubt that those who went to join Islamic State were attracted by a deeply regressive and dangerous Islamist ideology. Yet, the decision to strip fighters of their British citizenship (including the recent decision by Home Secretary Sajid Javid to do this to returnee hopeful Shamima Begum) has unleashed a chorus of condemnation from almost every progressive commentator in the land.Javid’s decision makes many – including me – uncomfortable. For all intents and purposes, Shamima Begum is British – Bethnal Green was the only home that she had ever known – and we must be cautious about playing fast and loose with laws on citizenship stripping.  Moreover, preventing Begum’s entry to the UK (even if it is legally possible) is unlikely to solve the problem of what to do with her. Bangladesh, the proposed option, is disowning her.  It is quite possible that,...