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Egypt: International Community to Rise Against Qatar-Sponsored Cleric

CATF Reports Aug. 25, 2016, 3:15pm

In a piece posted by the Wall Street Journal on August 23, Egypt’s Ambassador to the United States Yasser Reda urged the international community to demand stricter compliance to counterterrorism resolutions in order to protect societies from opinions promoting terrorism, such as Doha-based Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s.

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.

Risks in Rio: What Adlène Hicheur’s Arrest Means for Brazil’s Security

CATF Reports Aug. 4, 2016, 11:17am

In recent attempts to tighten security in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil deported Franco-Algerian nuclear physicist, Adlène Hicheur, and arrested 12 individuals supporting the Islamic State suspected of terrorist activities.

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.

U.S. Government May Be Playing Both Sides of the Field in Syria

CATF Reports Jul. 28, 2016, 10:01am

Congress’s introduction of a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on the Syrian government seemingly counteracts that of current U.S. diplomacy efforts with Iran and Russia.

Terrorist Designations for Three Iran-Based al-Qaeda Affiliates

CATF Reports Jul. 27, 2016, 1:05pm

The Treasury has identified three al-Qaeda affiliates based in Iran in the latest of emerging reports on Iranian-al-Qaeda ties.

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.

WikiLeaks Included in Erdogan's Post-Coup Crackdown

CATF Reports Jul. 26, 2016, 1:51pm

Turkey Blocks WikiLeaks after the site release thousands of AKP emails in midst of Erdogan’s post-coup attempt suppression.

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.

The EU Commission Targets Transparency and Virtual Currencies in Fight Against Terror Financing

CATF Reports Jul. 21, 2016, 8:52am

The EU Commission adopts proposed amendments to its Fourth Anti-Money Laundering directive to target terror financing.

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.