At the end of May, a Qatar Charity delegation traveled across the northwest of Italy to inaugurate several Islamic centers built or renovated thanks to the €25 million devolved to UCOII over the past three years, in line with the provision of Qatar Charity’s “Ghaith” initiative. This most recent investment, however, is only the tip of the iceberg.
Asharq Al-Awsat reported today that the international community is inclined to cut funds to the supposedly Houthi-controlled Central Bank of Yemen, a claim in contrast with a recent Reuters report that detailed the Central Bank of Yemen’s efforts to stay neutral between government loyalists and Houthis.
Tamara Fields’ lawsuit against Twitter for the role allegedly played by the platform in supporting ISIS communications, recruits and fundraising efforts sparks debate over service providers’ legal immunity for the actions of their users and over what social media companies could do to halt terrorism propaganda.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban and ISIS-affiliated groups have entered a bitter conflict over territory uncontrolled by Kabul. The longevity of each group will likely be determined by their ability to establish religious legitimacy and a compelling image among the Afghan public and the efficiency of their finances.