29 Jan 2013

Arab countries at ‘critical risk’ of corruption in defense sector

“More than two-thirds of countries, including many of the world’s largest arms traders, have inadequate safeguards to prevent corruption in their defense sectors, a survey by an anti-corruption watchdog said on Tuesday.” Source:Arab countries at ‘critical risk’ of corruption in defense sector: watchdog

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29 Jan 2013

UK Faces ‘Significant’ Risk of Downgrade

“The U.K. faces a ‘significant’ risk of losing its triple-A rating, as its economy has worsened since it was placed on negative outlook last year, David Riley, Fitch Ratings global managing director for sovereign ratings, told CNBC.” Source:Fitch: UK Faces ‘Significant’ Risk of Downgrade

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29 Jan 2013

Polio workers come under fresh attack in Pakistan

“Health workers administering polio vaccinations came under fresh attack in Pakistan on Tuesday, the first since a spate of such attacks left eight dead last month. A policeman assigned to protect the vaccination team was killed when gunmen opened fire on them in the Swabi district of northern Pakistan’s Khyber

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29 Jan 2013

Suicide blast targets Somali security forces

“At least six people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of security officials outside the Somalian prime minister’s office, army officials say. It is believed that many of those killed or wounded in Tuesday’s bombing in Mogadishu were soldiers or police.” Source:Suicide blast

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28 Jan 2013

Muslim Brotherhood member shot dead in Libya

“A Muslim Brotherhood official and member of the local council from Misrata shot dead as he left a mosque in the Libyan city, a local source told AFP on Sunday.” Source: Muslim Brotherhood member shot dead in Libya – Region – World – Ahram Online

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28 Jan 2013

Iran denies explosion at underground uranium facility

“Iran has denied media reports of a major explosion at one of its most sensitive uranium enrichment sites, describing them as Western propaganda designed to influence upcoming nuclear negotiations.” Source: Iran denies explosion at underground uranium facility | Reuters

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28 Jan 2013

UAE charges ‘plotters linked to Muslim Brotherhood’

“The United Arab Emirates has ordered 94 people to be tried on charges of trying to seize power. The attorney general said the suspects had formed a group that publicly called on people to observe the teachings and values of Islam, but in secret sought to overthrow the state. He

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28 Jan 2013

Putin sacks leader of Russia’s troubled Dagestan region

“President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the leader of Russia’s most troubled region, Dagestan, where an Islamist insurgency is raging.” Source: BBC News – Putin sacks leader of Russia’s troubled Dagestan region

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28 Jan 2013

18 Afghan police officers killed in two attacks

“At least 18 Afghan police officers were killed in two separate explosions Saturday in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, one of the bloodiest days in months for the force charged with the country’s security once Western troops leave.” Source: 18 Afghan police officers killed in two attacks – The Washington Post

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28 Jan 2013

French seal off Mali’s Timbuktu, rebels torch library

“French and Malian troops on Monday sealed off Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, after fleeing Islamist rebel fighters torched several buildings in the ancient Saharan trading town, including a priceless manuscript library.” Source: French seal off Mali’s Timbuktu, rebels torch library | Reuters

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