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Foreign fighters: ‘One of the most serious dimensions’ in global counter-terrorism struggle

Over the past few years, ISIL and Al-Qaida terrorist fighters have posed an “unprecedented threat to international peace and security”, the UN counter-terrorism chief said on Wednesday in Vienna, at the close of a joint UN- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) regional conference on addressing challenges posed by terrorists who have gone to fight overseas. 

Cross-cutting efforts to build up security across Somalia

Al Shabbab terrorists continue to undermine security across Somalia as the government tries to build up its institutions and make the country more economically self-sufficient.

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Refugees “often the first victims” of terrorism: UNHCR

When considering how terrorists sometimes abuse the asylum system, it must be remembered that refugees are “often” their first victims.

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“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

The “blood money” of women and children has become part of the “lifeblood” that sustains terrorists in places like Syria and Iraq, the UN special envoy for sexual violence in conflict has said.

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Victories against ISIL in Iraq “unifying” people

A series of victories against terrorists in Iraq is a “unifying factor” for the conflict-ridden country, according to the UN’s most senior representative there.

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“Hateful ideology” behind Paris terrorist attacks

The terrorists who carried out the multiple deadly attacks in Paris last Friday were promoting a “hateful ideology” according to a United Nations independent expert.

The attacks which left 129 people dead were claimed by the ISIL terrorist group, also known in Arabic, as Daesh.

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Defeating terrorists on the battlefield is not enough

Defeating terrorism militarily is only the beginning of the global fight against violent extremism, US President Barack Obama said at a UN summit on Tuesday.

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Protecting cultural heritage from terrorism: an “imperative for humanity”

It’s an imperative for humanity, to prevent the destruction of the world’s heritage by terrorists, and the trafficking of cultural treasures, said ministers launching a new partnership at the UN on Sunday.

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