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Appellate Court Affirms Conviction of British Citizen Tied to ISIS

Feast your eyes on this image, courtesy of the Alexandria Sheriff's Office, showing El Shafee Elsheikh on Oct. 7, 2020, in Alexandria, Va. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP)A federal appellate court upheld the judgment Friday against a Briton for his involvement in a decade-old Islamic State kidnapping plan that ensnared about 24 Westerners.In 2022, El Shafee Elsheikh was found guilty and received a life term in a Virginia federal court in Alexandria. At trial, jurors learned he was part of the infamous “Beatles” crew,…

Embarking on the 15th Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Vibrant Gambia

The 15th assembly of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) kicked off in Banjul, Gambia. Leaders from the 57 OIC member nations and beyond are expected to participate, as stated in the OIC declaration before the summit. Representing Turkey is Hakan Fidan, their foreign minister. The summit's primary goal is to fortify unity in tackling challenges encountered by the Muslim community and to foster cooperation and solidarity among member nations, in line with the OIC’s charter. The gathering will also focus on…

Islamic countries denounce Ethiopia’s agreement with North Western of Somalia

Islamic nations have rejected Ethiopia's arrangement with North Western of Somalia for a military base and port on the Red Sea, insisting it violates Somalia's sovereignty. The foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation insist on the immediate withdrawal of this agreement, deeming it illegal. They emphasized the need to uphold Somalia's territorial integrity and sovereignty in a country that has been struggling with stability for over 30 years since the overthrow of Siad Barre. The ministers gathered in The…

Swedish authorities apprehend Somali imam with ties to Islamic State, boosting national security

AX - The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) has officially announced the apprehension of a 60-year-old imam in Tyresö, located south of Stockholm, as a significant development in an ongoing terrorism probe that has captured attention. The imam, connected to the regional Islamic cultural group and its underground mosque, is under suspicion for playing an active role in a terrorist group, amidst growing worries about security within Sweden. Originally from Somalia, the imam has deep roots in the Tyresö community, leading the…

Salaam Bank Uganda recognized as top new Islamic financial institution at IFN Global awards

Salaam Bank Uganda has received the prestigious title of Best New Islamic Bank at the IFN Global Awards 2024. This honor recognizes the bank's commitment to providing innovative and customer-centric Shariah-compliant financial services. Additionally, it acknowledges the bank's substantial contributions to the growth of Islamic finance in Uganda. The award ceremony took place in Dubai on April 25, where Salaam Bank Uganda's Chairman and CEO accepted the accolades. Mr. Ibrahim M. Abdirahman expressed gratitude for the…

A senior official in the Islamic State in Greater Sahara

According to our information, Almahmoud ag Baye, alias Ikarey, was neutralized on Tuesday, June 15, in a town southwest of Ménaka, in northeastern Mali. The French and Nigerian armies carried out several counter-terrorism operations last week in this Malian region bordering Niger. An offensive that also resulted in the arrest of four other EIGS executives.…

the seize of Palma by means of the Islamic State exacerbates

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Monday, March 29, for almost a week of attacks on Palma, a port city in northern Mozambique on the border with Tanzania. The capture of Palma further aggravates the humanitarian situation in the region, as thousands of people, locals and international workers, have been forced to flee. According to the few testimonies that emerge, Palma is now a ghost town. Mozambican security forces have launched an offensive to regain control of the town. taken by the men of the…

The Islamic State workforce claims regulate of Palma,

The Islamic State group claims responsibility for the attack on Palma, in the province of Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique. An attack that, according to the authorities in Maputo, would have killed dozens of people and caused the flight of thousands of refugees since Wednesday. The jihadist organization that the Mozambican Islamist group Ansar al-Sunna has joined claims that he "controls the coastal city", a few kilometers from the French Total gas mega project, a project that has been suspended again since…

new clashes between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State

In October, heavy fighting was reported between Islamic State and al-Qaeda fighters. This has been the case again for ten days in the Malian Gourma region. The local branches of the two terrorist organizations, AQIM and EIGS, compete in the Sahel for control of certain areas. A previous battle of significance also took place…

In Africa, “Islamic State has a tax base that makes it possible to maintain”

What benefits do jihadist groups derive from their Islamic State franchise? In a recently released report, the International Crisis Group (ICG) looks at the case of Lake Chad, where armed groups have pledged allegiance to ISIS. This document is based in particular on the testimonies of sixteen regents from Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa. To talk about it, Vincent Foucher, CNRS…

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