UAE labels 85 organisations and movements worldwide as ‘terrorist groups’

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.

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