Voice of America Extremism Watch

Extremism Watch

VOA's Extremism Watch desk monitors news related to extremism around the world.
Weekly English United States News
140 Episodes
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Timeline of Events on 9/11

Here is a timeline detailing the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, when members of the militant Islamist terrorist group al-Qaida launched coordinated attacks against the United States. 
8 Sep 2021 1 min

Iraqi Refugees Alarmed at Increasing Violence at Syria's Al-Hol Camp

Iraqi refugees at the al-Hol camp in northeast Syria are voicing concerns about the growing violence inside the camp, which hosts thousands of people, including families of Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters.Over the weekend, an Iraqi refugee was killed, and three others were seriously injured in an attack by a…
10 Aug 2021 2 min

Police Investigate Death of Kurdish Family in Turkey

Police in Turkey are investigating circumstances leading to the recent killings of seven members of a Kurdish family. Rights groups and experts say the Turkish government should act swiftly to prevent ethnic tensions. VOA's Sirwan Kajjo reports from Washington.Camera: Eyyup Demir   
9 Aug 2021 3 min

Afghans Chant 'Allahu Akbar' to Protest Taliban Offensives

People in Afghanistan have chanted "Allahu Akbar," or God is great, as a protest against the Taliban's attacks on some cities in Afghanistan. VOA's Sayed Hasib Maududi filed this report, narrated by Roshan Noorzai.Camera: Sayed Hasib Maududi    
6 Aug 2021 2 min

Thousands Flee Homes as Fighting Intensifies in Kunar

Thousands of families fled their homes in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province this week after fighting intensified and the Taliban seized control of two districts. VOA’s Zabiullah Ghazi filed this report, narrated by Roshan Noorzai.Camera: Zabiullah Ghazi
30 Jul 2021 1 min

How the Failed Coup Attempt Changed Turkish Media Landscape

Five years after Turkey’s failed military coup, journalists and critics of the government are still being persecuted, analysts say. Namo Abdulla, for VOA, has more. Camera:   Nawid Orokzai, Umut Colak Produced by:  Nawid Orokzai 
15 Jul 2021 2 min

VOA Exclusive: Inside a US Military Base in Syria  

A U.S. military base in northeastern Syria has allowed VOA inside the perimeter for a look at how American and local Kurdish forces are working to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State terror group.  Sirwan Kajjo filed this exclusive report from Rumeilan, a town in northeast Syria.       Camera: Sirwan Kajjo 
6 Jul 2021 3 min

Music, Art Classes Replace IS Indoctrination in Syrian City

In Raqqa, once the de facto capital of the Islamic State terror group and a city where the extremists indoctrinated children to fight, a new center offers kids free music and art classes instead. VOA’s Reber Kalo reports from Raqqa. 
25 Jun 2021 1 min

Iraq Finds Remains of 123 Islamic State Victims in Mass Grave 

Iraqi officials announced over the weekend they have found the remains of 123 corpses in a mass grave near Mosul. The victims are believed to be Shiite Muslims who were executed by Islamic State when it took Mosul in 2014. VOA’s Kawa Omer reports from Mosul. 
15 Jun 2021 2 min

Iraq's Widows Struggle With New Roles in Post-IS Mosul 

With thousands of men killed in combat, the war against the Islamic State terror group has expanded the work done by women. In the more conservative parts of Iraq, women usually do household work while men work outside. Um Inas is an example of how the war has turned this entrenched tradition…
11 Jun 2021 2 min

Afghan Hindus, Sikhs in Limbo While Stuck in India

Afghan Hindus and Sikhs who moved to India because of deteriorating security in their country are struggling with poor living conditions, and some families have even returned to Afghanistan.“We are in a situation that we have no option,” said Singh, a 24-year-old Sikh who lost his father, nephew and sister-in-law…
10 Jun 2021 2 min

Afghanistan’s Last Remaining Jew to Leave Over Taliban Fear

The withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan has made many Afghans fearful of the Taliban’s return to power, prompting the country’s last remaining Jew to make plans to leave as soon as possible.“God willing, I cannot say seven to eight months, but I will definitely leave by the…
3 Jun 2021 1 min
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