Terror Financiers News

France, Germany to Pressure Encrypted App Companies to Join Counter-Terrorism Fight

CATF Reports Sep. 1, 2016, 10:05am

French and German Interior Ministers announced their countries’ hopes to work with encrypted app companies to gain new access to terrorist networks and prevent future attacks.

What’s Behind Ash Carter’s Decision that Costs Pakistan $300 Million in Security Aid

CATF Reports Aug. 31, 2016, 10:04am

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has not certified to Congress that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a move that will cost Pakistan $300 million in U.S. military reimbursements.

Libya, Qatar Seeking Influence in U.S. Schools

CATF Reports Aug. 29, 2016, 10:41am

Amid global suspicion of traditional channels of exerting influence, Qatar and Libya have recently turned to U.S. schools as a new channel to get their message out.

Capping Cash Transfers in West Africa

CATF Reports Aug. 23, 2016, 3:33pm

West Africa is considering limiting cash transfers to combat terrorism and money laundering in the region.

Qatar Charity Faces New Controversies In Italy

CATF Reports Aug. 19, 2016, 11:12am

In Italy, Qatar Charity is getting negative press due to the high state of alert against growing terrorist threats and in light of debates on how to prevent further radicalization in the country.

Is Southeast Asia the New Terror Financing Hotspot?

CATF Reports Aug. 18, 2016, 9:01am

Bali counter-terrorism summit reports that terrorist groups are transferring significant funds into Southeast Asian countries.

World Vision and Its Feared Spillover

CATF Reports Aug. 17, 2016, 3:36pm

World Vision International, a Christian humanitarian aid organization, is under the microscope after Israeli authorities arrest their Gaza manager for allegedly funneling the organization’s money to Hamas.

Yemen Turns to IMF in Unlikely Move

CATF Reports Aug. 16, 2016, 3:22pm

Yemen’s government has appealed to the IMF to help weaken Houthi control over the Sana’a-based central bank.

Israel and U.S. Must Beware of an Experienced and Drone-Equipped Hezbollah Emerging from Syrian War

CATF Reports Aug. 15, 2016, 10:19am

Hezbollah became the first non-state actor to use drones for attacks in Syria over the last two weeks. As the group’s role continues to grow in Syria, will their battleground experiences haunt the U.S. and Israel in the future?

After Reports of Military Aid to Lebanon Reaching Hezbollah, How Will the U.S. Respond?

CATF Reports Aug. 10, 2016, 9:06am

With new reports that military aid in Lebanon is being funneled to Hezbollah, will the U.S. follow in Riyadh’s footsteps by cutting its extensive military assistance?

Investigations Shed Light On Bangladesh Attacks’ Masterminds and Financiers

CATF Reports Aug. 9, 2016, 2:40pm

Bangladeshi authorities have detained two alleged masterminds of the Gulshan and Sholakia attacks and have identified five top financiers of the homegrown terrorist group which is believed to be behind both terrorist operations.

Al-Nusra’s New Identity Presents Qatar With Unprecedented Opportunity

CATF Reports Aug. 3, 2016, 2:48pm

The al-Nusra Front’s rebranding operation announced on July 28, 2016 offers the group’s traditional financiers, especially Qatar, an unprecedented opportunity for more overt material and financial support.

The 28 Pages: No Smoking Gun but Questions Remain

CATF Reports Jul. 27, 2016, 9:45am

The recently released report on Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks introduces new and old questions about Saudi Arabia and U.S. in wake of 9/11.

Erdogan and His Islamist Leverage

CATF Reports Jul. 26, 2016, 9:17am

The tones and themes of the Islamist mob who responded to Turkish president Erdogan’s call to resist the attempted putsch on July 15 projects a fearsome scenario for Turkey, should Erdogan seek an Islamist counter-revolution after his crackdown on the military, judicial and education apparatus.

Israel Bans Hirak al-Shababi over Ties with Hezbollah and Iran

CATF Reports Jul. 26, 2016, 9:07am

On July 11, 2016 Israel’s defense Ministry has outlawed Palestinian group Al-Hirak Al-Shababi over evidence supporting its direct connection with Hezbollah and Iran.

Is Iran Holding Up Their End of the Bargain?

CATF Reports Jul. 20, 2016, 1:42pm

One year after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the United States and Iran was signed in Vienna, German intelligence reports that Iran’s nuclear efforts are stronger than ever.

France and U.S. Plan for Crackdown on al-Nusra

CATF Reports Jul. 19, 2016, 8:39am

The changing reality on-the-ground in Syria has forced France and the U.S. to address the growing threat and influence of an entrenched al-Qaeda-linked presence in Syria.

Is Boko Haram’s ISIS Allegiance Really An Allegiance?

CATF Reports Jul. 12, 2016, 10:15am

Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2015, but U.S. intelligence reports show that ISIS does not necessarily support the Nigerian group financially. Rather, it seems their alliance is one of mere branding.

PA Continues Support for Prisoners and Terrorists with Donor Money

CATF Reports Jul. 6, 2016, 3:23pm

The PA has directed donor money towards supporting Palestinian prisoners, terrorists, and the families of “martyrs.” But how long will donors allow their funds to be used in this way?

Eid Charity’s Al Baraka Initiative: Admirable or Alarming?

CATF Reports Jul. 5, 2016, 2:46pm

In a new shift, Eid Charity will soon be receiving funds from Qatari businesses that will help expand the charity’s operations at home and overseas. But, where Eid Charity’s aid will be directed remains unclear.