In a bold and sweeping move yesterday, the United Arab Emirates published online through its Emirates News Agency a list of 85 organisations and movements worldwide, now labelled as ‘terrorist’ groups.
Some are expected – like Islamic State and al-Qaeda – but some choices have stunned Europe.
See the full reach of the announcement:
Data source: Emirates News Agency (WAM), Google spreadsheet embedded below:
The announcement bore no further explanation or reasoning, leaving too much room for speculation.