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Visit of Pope Francis, Grand Imam of Al Azhar reflects UAE’s efforts to establish tolerance worldwide: Nahyan bin Mubarak

ABU DHABI | WAM | Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, stated that the historic joint visit of His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, and Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, to the UAE reflects the country’s efforts to establish the values of tolerance around the world, which have made the UAE a model of civilized coexistence.

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UAE role model for tolerance and peaceful co-existence: Ali Al Nuaimi

ASTANA | WAM | The United Arab Emirates is a role model for tolerance and peaceful coexistence among followers of different religions and creeds, stated Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the World Council of Muslim Communities.

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Duke of York attends celebration of Sheikh Zayed’s centennial in UK

LONDON | WAM | HRH Prince Andrew Albert Edward, Duke of York, has attended a celebration organised by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, in cooperation with the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, to mark the centennial of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, with the participation of leading decision-makers and political, diplomatic, academic and intellectual figures.

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Report: UAE continues to combat extremism via comprehensive strategy

ABU DHABI | WAM | The UAE has realised, at an early stage, the importance of drafting a comprehensive strategy to combat extremism and terrorism, as well as eliminating the regional and international intellectual and cultural causes of extremism.

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Emirates Diplomatic Academy accelerating academic cooperation with Hedayah

ABU DHABI | WAM | The Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hedayah, the international centre of excellence for countering violent extremism.

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Academics, practitioners and government representatives come together to advance CVE research

SWANSEA | WAM | Researchers, government officials, academics and development experts have convened for a three-day global conference on preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).

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Mohammed Al Bowardi praises efforts of Hedayah, Sawab centres in combatting extremism

ABU DHABI | WAM | Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, visited the "Hedayah International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism" while accompanied by a delegation of senior officials and officers from the ministry.

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Violent extremism: Presidency urges govs to develop action plan

ABUJA | DAILY TRUST NEWS | The Presidency on Tuesday called on state governments to develop what it called locally relevant action plans for preventing and countering violent extremism.

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Hedayah leads online discussion on 'Realigning Crime-Terror Nexus'

ABU DHABI | WAM | Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, led a discussion with the public on 'Realigning the Crime-Terror Nexus' that took place at the sixth edition of Debating Security Plus, convened by Friends of Europe.

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Isis' message thrives online after crushing defeat on battlefield, Europe's Globsec security forum hears

BRATISLAVA | THE NATIONAL | Terror groups such as Isis are reaching ever wider audiences online after their crushing defeat on the battlefield, raising the question of how to defeat an enemy adept at tapping into anger among young people and recruiting them to their ranks.

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T&T gov't outlines measures to deal with terrorism

PORT OF SPAIN | JAMAICA OBSERVER | The Trinidad and Tobago government Friday said it had strengthened internal structures to treat with the subject of terrorism as it recognizes the global threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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Over 100 students and young leaders gathered at EDA to discuss role of women in foreign policy

ABU DHABI | WAM | Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomatic institution, today hosted a one-day workshop for young leaders aged between 18 and 35 years, titled ‘MENA Diplomacy Dialogue: The Role of Gender in Foreign and Security Policy’.

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Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2018 discusses role of culture in addressing global challenges

ABU DHABI | WAM | The third day of the annual Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, which is being under the theme "Setting Goals and an Agenda for the Year Ahead", saw four hundred delegates from 80 countries continue to discuss the concrete role that culture can play in addressing global challenges, which include the empowerment of women, poverty, climate change and combating extremism.

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EDA announces workshop on 'Gender Balance in Foreign and Security Policy'

ABU DHABI | THE GULF TODAY | Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomatic institution, announced that it will be hosting a one day workshop for young leaders on the topic of gender balance in the field of international diplomacy and security.

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‘Islamic teachings advocate tolerance and peace’

ABU DHABI | GULF NEWS | Lt General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, on Monday opened the 2018 Tolerance Conference, which is being held under the theme of ‘explore tolerance, moderation, and dialogue when confronting extremism’.

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Teach youth to denounce hatred, Abu Dhabi meet hears

ABU DHABI | MENAFN | Experts have discussed the importance of teaching young people about peaceful thinking and the values of tolerance to protect them from extremist ideologies and radicalisation.

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UAE celebrates International Human Rights Day

ABU DHABI | GULF NEWS | This year marks the 70th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, when in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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UAE National Day marked in London

LONDON | THE NATIONAL | Hundreds gathered in the auspicious setting of London's Natural History Museum on Wednesday to celebrate UAE National Day.

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Hedayah Receives Minister of Culture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

ABU DHABI | WAM | On Wednesday 8 November 2017, Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, received His Excellency Nabih Shequem, Minister of Culture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan along with H.E. Jumaa Abbadi, the Jordanian Ambassador to the U.A.E.

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Highlighting the impact of technology on warfare

THE GULF TODAY | ABU DHABI | Under the patronage of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ministry of Defence, is to host a conference on the changing character of war in the 21st Century at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research and at the Rabdan Academy, both in Abu Dhabi.

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UAE’s efforts to counter terrorism examined

THE GULF TODAY | ABU DHABI | Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Steering Board of the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, Hedayah, made an official visit, yesterday, to Madrid.

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Eighth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

NEW YORK | The Eighth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting was co-chaired by Morocco and the Netherlands. Both countries announced a two-year extension of their co-chairmanship, and look forward to continue to lead the efforts of the GCTF in countering terrorism and violent extremism during their second mandate.

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How the UAE is actively promoting dialogue and understanding between different cultures and religions

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | In 2016, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced an unprecedented restructuring of the Federal Government, with the creation of new ministries, including tolerance, happiness and youth affairs departments.

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UAE maintains robust counter-terrorism stance: US State Department Country Reports on Terrorism for 2016

WAM | ABU DHABI | The US State Department on Wednesday released the Country Reports on Terrorism 2016, where it highlighted the UAE's increased counterterrorism efforts.

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Regional unrest created 'tension and increased security threats' for the UAE, emergency chief says

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | The UAE has been on high alert since the regional unrest that began in 2011, an event that has resulted in major security threats for the country, said the emergency management chief.

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Countering radicalism at the forefront for UAE and Singapore

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | As the threat of violent extremism grows regionally and globally, Emirati and Singaporean experts will study each country’s methods of countering terrorism.

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Governments need to address anger among potential terror recruits, Nato conference told

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | Governments need to target potential converts to extremism and channel their anger elsewhere if they are to prevent recruitment by terror groups, security experts have said at a Nato-organised conference.

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Need for 'unified strategy' to fight extremism propaganda

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | Countering sophisticated extremist messages that target frustrated young Muslims is crucial to stemming the flow of recruits to terror groups, experts have as said ahead of a debate at a Nato conference today.

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UAE calls for unity of regional and international efforts to combat terrorism at Rhodes Conference for Security and Stability

WAM | ATHENS | The UAE stressed that achieving security and peace in the Mediterranean region is the main factor for achieving stability in the world and represents one of the priorities of the UAE’s policy, which derives its principles from the United Nations, UN, Charter and the provisions of international law.

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UAE-US ties over the years

GULF NEWS | ABU DHABI | Timeline of UAE-US ties and affinity

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Experts highlight strategic importance of Mohammad's US Visit

GULF NEWS | ABU DHABI | Emirati political scientists says it will lead to more political and diplomatic coordination on regional issues. Emirati political science experts have described the relations between the UAE and the US as vital, strategic and strong.

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Pope meets UAE delegation embodying culture of dialogue and reinforcing values of tolerance

WAM | ROME | The Holy Father, Pope Francis, Head of the Roman Catholic Church, this morning received at The Vatican a delegation from the United Arab Emirates headed by Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance.

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Confronting extremism requires several different strategies

GULF NEWS | ABU DHABI | With the continued challenging rise of extremism in the region, countries need to approach the problem with more than one strategy which includes legislation, education, and providing an alternative vision to that of the extremists said experts at a conference in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

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Life lessons: Battle for or against extremists and terrorists is waged online

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | ‘I say to you that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media." These were the words in a letter written in 2005 by Ayman Al Zawahiri, who was the deputy leader of Al Qaeda at the time.

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UAE and German legislatures consider setting up friendship committee

WAM | BERLIN | The setting up of a UAE-Germany parliamentary friendship committee by the Federal National Council (FNC) and the German Parliament (Bundestag) was recently discussed by Abdulaziz Al Zaabi, Second Deputy Speaker of the FNC, and Gabriele Groneberg, Deputy Chair of Bundestag's Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with Arabic-Speaking States in the Middle East.

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UAE deeply committed to promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, says Gargash

WAM | GENEVA | Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs reiterated UAE's commitment to promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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Tolerance is key value of the UAE

GULF NEWS | ABU DHABI | The UAE remains in the forefront of efforts aimed at achieving interaction among all religions and promoting values of tolerance, love and peace across the world, a senior official said yesterday.

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Abu Dhabi hosts meeting of Working Group on Strategic Communications of Global Coalition to Counter Daesh

WAM | ABU DHABI | The Strategic Communications Working Group of the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh convened in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, to take stock of its efforts on combating Daesh's online propaganda and recruitment.

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UAE reiterates firm stance against terrorism and sectarianism

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | The UAE has restated its opposition to terrorism, extremism and sectarianism, while stressing the need for using culture and media as part of strategies to combat terrorist ideologies.

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UAE makes history with World's First Tolerance Chapter

EMIRATES WOMAN | UAE | The UAE is set to make world history as the Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi revealed plans for the first chapter of tolerance.

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United Arab Emirates, in UN debate, says Iran's actions destabilized region

NK WORLD | NEW YORK | Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates on Saturday expressed concern over Iran's actions that caused "tension and instability in the region."

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UAE is proud to stand with the Pope: Shaikh Abdullah

KHALEEJ TIMES | UAE | It is critical to take every opportunity to show a united front against all forms of intolerance. Pope Francis has reached out to faith leaders of all religions to reject extremism wherever it occurs.

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Constructive dialogue between faiths paramount

THE GULF TODAY | VATICAN CITY | Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has said that the meeting between His Holiness Pope Francis and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, comes at a time when constructive dialogue between people of all faiths is of paramount importance.

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Pope, UAE build bridges to take on ideology of hate and terror: Abdullah bin Zayed

BIG NEWS NETWORK | VATICAN CITY | H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has said that the meeting between His Holiness Pope Francis and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, comes at a time when constructive dialogue between people of all faiths is of paramount importance.

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UAE reasserts commitment to finding solutions to extremism

THE GULF TODAY | UAE | While the United Arab Emirates, together with its allies around the world, continues to engage actively in the global struggle against extremism and terrorism, there is still much to be done to identify the best ways of tackling the problem, according to Maqsoud Kruse, the Executive Director of Hedayah, the Abu Dhabi-based International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE.

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How the UAE actively promotes religious tolerance, peaceful coexistence

GULF NEWS | UAE | The UAE — an incubator of multiple cultures and nationalities — is a role model for acceptance, coexistence and understanding.

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United Arab Emirates 'proud to stand with Pope Francis against all forms of intolerance'

ICN | UAE | HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has said that the meeting between His Holiness Pope Francis and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, comes at a time when constructive dialogue between people of all faiths is of paramount importance.

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Pope, UAE build bridges to take on ideology of hate and terror

CNN | UAE | When His Holiness Pope Francis received His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates, it was the highest-level official delegation from the Gulf state ever to visit the Vatican, and comes at a time when constructive dialogue between people of all faiths is of paramount importance.

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UAE has multi-pronged national strategy to tackle extremism

GULF NEWS | UAE | While the UAE, together with its allies around the world, continues to engage actively in the global struggle against extremism and terrorism, there is still much to be done to identify the best ways of tackling the problem.

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More work needed to tackle violent extremism and terrorism, experts say

THE NATIONAL | UAE | More work is needed to tackle violent extremism and terrorism, said the executive director of Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism.

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Mohammad on official visit to Vatican

GULF NEWS | UAE | Mohammad and Pope Francis to review efforts to promote tolerance, dialogue and coexistence.

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Need for solutions to check extremism and foreign terrorists: Hedayah

WAM | REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Maqsoud Kruse, Executive Director of Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, has said that there is a need to find not only security and defence-related solutions but also preventive measures and recommendations to address global challenges, particularly related to violent extremism and the growing number of foreign terrorist fighters.

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The challenging road to heal Syria’s open wounds

THE NATIONAL | UAE | When I suggested a few months ago that the fighting in Syria might be tapering off, subsequent events proved me not just wildly over-optimistic but utterly wrong. I should have known better than to tempt fate.

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Fighting guide to counter terrorism

PSNEWS | AUSTRALIA | A new guide to assist Governments, policymakers and civil organisations counter moves towards violent extremism in South-East Asia has been launched by Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism, Michael Keenan.

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Afghanistan, Iraq Wars Major Push Factors for Extremism, Terrorism

SPUTNIK | MIDDLE EAST | An Australian government sponsored report looking at violent extremism in southeast Asia has identified Islamaphobia, religious intolerance and western military interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq as major "push" factors leading to extremism.

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Hedayah's compendium on counter-narratives for the South East Asia region released

MALAYSIA SUN | ABU DHAB | Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, based in Abu Dhabi, has released a compendium of counter-narratives for the South East Asia region.

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Syria and Iraq combat claims 65 Aust lives

SKYNEWS AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALIA | As many as 65 Australians have been killed in fighting in Syria and Iraq, out of 200 who have joined the conflict since 2012.

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Terror battlefields claim 65 Aust lives

AAP | AUSTRALIA | As many as 65 Australians have been killed in fighting in Syria and Iraq, out of 200 who have joined the conflict since 2012.

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Hedayah's compendium on counter-narratives for the South East Asia region released

MENAFN | ABU DHABI | Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, based in Abu Dhabi, has released a compendium of counter-narratives for the South East Asia region.

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Australian-sponsored counter-terrorism guide says military action partly to blame

THE GUARDIAN | AUSTRALIA | Guide released at security summit lists Islamophobia and invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan as factors in extremism.

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UAE think tank calls for leadership to fight extremism

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | Grassroots leadership from people who can challenge violent extremism and developing effective programmes against violence are two of the recommendations made in a study by an Abu Dhabi-based think tank.

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Sheikha Lubna makes the case for tolerance

WAM | ABU DHABI | The UAE, as an incubator of multiple cultures and nationalities, is a perfect venue to experiment and demonstrate what tolerance might look like in practice," according to the Reverend Andrew Thompson, the chaplain of St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Abu Dhabi.

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Hedayah takes part in 5th Annual Interfaith International Conference in Prishtina

BIG NEWS NETWORK | PRISHTINA | Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, has participated in the 5th Annual Interfaith International Conference on "The Role of Women in Promoting Interfaith Dialogue and Countering Violent Extremism".

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Pope Francis invited to visit the UAE

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | Pope Francis has been given an official invite to visit the UAE. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, handed over the invite from President Sheikh Khalifa as she headed a delegation visiting the Vatican.

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FNC Speaker, Kazakh Senate Chairman discuss relations

WAM | ASTANA | The delegation of Federal National Council (FNC), led by Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the FNC, has discussed with the Kazakh Senate Chairman Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, ways to strengthen cooperation between the UAE and Kazakhstan.

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Women must fight against extremism

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | Women have an important role to play in helping to combat violent extremism, just as they do in every sphere of life. As The National reported yesterday, terror groups such as ISIL are increasingly choosing to target women as part of their recruitment drives, including naming a woman as the leader of a new battalion in northeastern Syria.

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Hedayah report recommendations

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | Efforts to counter violent extremism must include engaging women at all levels, a diplomat has said.

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‘Women are terrorists’ first target, they must be ours too’

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | When women are not present during political processes and peace talks, negotiated peace agreements have a 25 per cent to 50 per cent likelihood of faltering, said the United Nations.

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Women have a powerful role to play in preventing extremism

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | Women should have a powerful role in preventing violent extremism in the region, according to an Abu Dhabi anti-extremism centre.

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UAE media plays vital role against terrorism

GULF NEWS | CAIRO | The UAE media plays an effective and vital role in combating extremism and terrorism, said Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council.

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Civil society and countering violent extremism in Georgia

DEMOCRACY & FREEDOM WATCH | Georgia’s State Agency for Religious Issues is accusing NGOs of fomenting radicalisation and terrorism in the country. Others, however, consider civil society vital in any attempt to prevent it.

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Highest ranking Islamic figure, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, visits Nigeria

WAM | NIGERIA | The President of the Muslim Council of Elders, Sheikh Ahmed Muhammad Ahmed el-Tayeb, has concluded his 3-day visit to Nigeria.

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Lana Nusseibeh: Extremism has transcended national borders and become a global phenomenon

WAM | NEW YORK | Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations, has made a statement before the UN Security Council in a ministerial open debate on "Countering the narratives and ideologies of terrorism", in connection with the agenda item, "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts".

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Strong ties to family help against violent influences from extremists

THE INDEPENDENT | Social neglect and financial instability are amongst reasons for violent extremism, experts say.

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Abu Dhabi conference discusses terrorism and extremism prevention

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | Experts in criminal justice and law enforcement have met in the capital to develop strategies to prevent terrorism and extremist violence.

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UAE speaks preventing extremism in UN

EMIRATES 24/7 | A delegation from the United Arab Emirates, headed by Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organisations in Gevea Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, attended the UN's Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism, held on April 7 and 8.

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UAE's speech at Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism

WAM | GENEVA | A delegation from the United Arab Emirates, headed by Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organisations in Gevea Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, has attended the UN's Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism, held here on 7th and 8th April.

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UK-UAE Taskforce meeting

PRN AFRICA | LONDON | The fifteenth meeting of the UK-UAE Taskforce was hosted by Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood MP on 16 March in London.

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UAE reiterates commitment to combating terrorism

KHALEEJ TIMES | GENEVA | "The UAE took many measures to counter terrorism. In 2014, the government issued the law on fighting terrorist crimes. The country hosts the Hedayah Center for countering violent extremism."

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Lack of justice, double standard foment extremism: UAE

EMIRATES 24/7 | GENEVA | Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva has reiterated the country's firm stand in countering terrorism.

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How Indonesia is tackling extremist doctrine in its prisons

THE NATIONAL | JAKARTA | Indonesia is no stranger to terrorism and, for five years, the world’s most populous Muslim country has implemented a successful deradicalisation programme in its prisons.

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How Awqaf combats extremism in the UAE

THE NATIONAL | ABU DHABI | The UAE’s Islamic authority has been holding its own initiatives to fight extremism by lecturing prisoners on nationalism and deradicalisation.

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Auberge espagnole, armée mexicaine, où en est la politique publique de lutte contre la radicalisation?

MEDIAPART | FRANCE | Les récents débats autour du centre de Dounia Bouzar (CPDSI – Centre de prévention contre les dérives sectaires liées à l’Islam) et de celui de Sonia Imloul posent une fois de plus la question des outils mis en place dans notre pays pour lutter contre la radicalisation.

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Kenya: Research Body Turns Global Focus On Drivers of Extremism

ALL AFRICA | KENYA | We are at the cusp of a major paradigm shift in our response to the rising tide of violent extremism across the world.

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UAE takes responsibility to stand with allies very seriously: Yousef Al Otaiba

WAM | ABU DHABI | UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba, has made a speech at the Washington DC based Center for Strategic and International Studies, during which he said that the UAE takes responsibility to stand with its allies in the fight against terrorism, laying out a positive agenda for the Middle East.

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ECSSR Director-General, UNESCO Director-General discuss cooperation

WAM | ABU DHABI | Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, Director-General of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, ECSSR, has met with Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, within the framework of his current visit to the French capital, Paris.

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Community measures to tackle sympathy for IS

It is possible to consult experts on countering violent extremism such as the Abu Dhabi based organisation Hedayah, meaning guidance.

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Need to nip extremist ideology in the bud: UAE paper

SHARJAH, 1st December, 2015 (WAM) - There is a need for a long-term and diverse strategy to tackle terrorism and nip extremist ideology in the bud, a UAE daily stressed in a comment on Tuesday.

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Sawab Centre launches new digital space campaign against Daesh

ABU DHABI, 24th November, 2015 (WAM) – The Sawab Centre, a joint UAE-United States initiative to counter the extremism of Daesh (ISIL) terrorist organisation on the Internet, has launched the campaign to expose terrorist crimes against women and the deviant organisation's method of exploiting them to achieve its despicable goals.

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Global Counterterrorism Forum Co-Chairs' Fact Sheet: About the GCTF

MEDIA NOTE/ WASHINGTON DC Below is the text of the Fact Sheet issued by the Co-Chairs (Turkey and the United States) of the Global Counterterrorism Forum on September 27, 2015.

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Fighting propaganda wars? US launches anti-IS ideology center in UAE

ABU DHABI: The United States on Wednesday launched the “Sawab” center in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which has been designed to counter Islamic State propaganda online.

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Centre to back coalition against Daesh

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Gargash, and US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Richard Stengel, today in Abu Dhabi launched the Sawab Center which aims to counter the online messaging, propaganda and recruitment by the terrorist organization known as Daesh.

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UAE anti-extremism centre represented at UN session

Officials from Hedayah, an international centre set up in Abu Dhabi for training, dialogue, collaboration, and research to counter violent extremism, have attended a debate at the United Nations in New York. The representatives were present at the UN General Assembly’s 69th session.

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Belgium looks to strengthen UAE trade ties

A number of agreements expected to be signed between the two countries as 400-strong delegation visits GCC nation A number of trade agreements will be signed between the UAE and Belgium as a high level business delegation led by Princess Astrid of Belgium embarks on a three-day trade mission to the UAE starting from Tuesday.

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As the Sydney siege shows, jihadis flourish even without publicity

Every time there is a terror-linked attack in a safe country – whether two weeks ago in the UAE or the siege in Sydney – two criticisms are made of the politicians and the media. The first is that they leap to conclusions: in neither case is it clear what inspired the attacks and whether there were links to ISIL or other terror groups.

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Credibility is key to countering radical message

More than a hundred civil society organisations, communications professionals and government officials from around the world discussed countering violent extremism (CVE) at a special conference in Abu Dhabi this week. It was hosted by Hedayah, an intergovernmental organisation inspired by the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF), which is currently chaired by the US and Turkey.

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EU pledges €5 million to help UAE fight violent extremism

ABU DHABI // The European Union has pledged €5 million to the UAE’s battle against violent extremism, calling the country a valuable partner in the fight against the global threat.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs cites UAE as leader against terror threats

ABU DHABI // The UAE is at the forefront of battling the rising threat of terrorism and violent extremism, a senior Ministry of Foreign Affairs official says.

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A small organization offers a fresh approach on preventing terrorism

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates. Hedayah certainly doesn’t look like a global counterterrorism center. It sits in a quiet villa on Fatima bint Mubarak Street here. It has a staff of 14. Its annual budget wouldn’t begin to cover the cost of an Apache helicopter gunship.

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Global Counterterrorism Forum Co-chairs' Fact Sheet -- The Complementary Roles of Hedayah, GCERF, and IIJ

FACT SHEET / WASHINGTON DC. Below is the text of a Fact Sheet issued by the Co-Chairs (Turkey and the United States) of the Global Counterterrorism Forum on September 23, 2014.

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Co-Chairs' Fact Sheet: About the Global Counterterrorism Forum

FACT SHEET / WASHINGTON DC. Below is the text of the fact sheet issued by the Co-Chairs (Turkey and the United States) of the Global Counterterrorism Forum on April 2, 2014.

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FACT SHEET: U.S.-EU Counterterrorism Cooperation

The United States and the European Union are committed to working together to protect our citizens against terrorist attacks. We work in close cooperation, bilaterally and multilaterally, to safeguard the security of our citizens in keeping with our shared values and to offer assistance to other countries to build their own capacity.

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UAE vows to continue fight against terrorism at UN meeting

NEW YORK / The UAE has reaffirmed its commitment to the global and regional fight against terrorism and urged the international community to do more.

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Remarks at the Global Counterterrorism Forum Ministerial

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu New York City

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Role of international anti-terror centre in Abu Dhabi outlined

ABU DHABI // The role, mandate and make-up of an international counter-extremism centre based in Abu Dhabi have been outlined publicly for the first time.

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Landmark anti-terror centre opened by Sheikh Abdullah

ABU DHABI / An international centre to counter terrorism was opened in the capital yesterday by the Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed.

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Abdullah opens Hedayah centre

ABU DHABI / Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, launched on Friday the Hedayah (Arabic for Guidance) Centre, the new name of the International Centre for Excellence in Countering Violent Extremism, in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.

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Global conference assesses state of violent extremism around the planet, long-term strategies for tackling the issue

ANTALYA | Researchers, government officials and development experts gathered here for a 3-day global conference on countering and preventing violent extremism around the world.

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