News report says that $125 million paid to listed terrorist groups for ransom payments

Tweet According to this article in the New York Times, governments of the European Union have paid at least $125 million to terrorist organizations, mostly Al Qaeda, since 2008 and $66 million of that was paid last year. The US Treasury Department estimates the figure is closer to $165 million and believes that ransom payments […]

Al-Qaeda terrorist funds may be drying up

Tweet According to a report by Foreign Policy, Al-Qaeda has been financially weakened by international efforts to combat terrorist financing but the Taliban still has plenty of money. The news stems from a talk given by David Cohen, the assistant treasury secretary for terrorist financing, at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Al-Qaeda groups […]