Den største trusselen mot demokrati og sikkerhet kommer i dag fra det ytre høyre og ekstrem islamisme. Hva betyr det egentlig å ønske seg en islamsk stat, hva er brudd, og hva er kontinuitet målt mot det liberale demokratiet, spør Bård Larsen i denne kronikken.
MANILA, Philippines -- They will not fail the Holy Father. This was the assurance given by the top brass of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as it prepares for the visit of Pope Francis here in 2015. "We will not fail the Pope," Catapang said Tuesday amid reports that Muslim Filipino youths were training with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. A highlight of Pope Francis' visit from January 15-19 is his trip to "Yolanda"-stricken Leyte. "We are preparing an elaborate plan for the Pope," Catapang said. "We are elated with the visit and [...]
Al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front demands to be taken off United Nations terrorist list in return for freeing 45 Fijian peacekeepers Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers , Fiji's military commander has said. Brig Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wants to be taken off the United Nations terrorist list, humanitarian aid delivered to the capital Damascus, and compensation for three of its fighters it says were killed in a shootout with UN officers.