01 Sep 2011

Al-Qaida’s future: How likely is another attack?

“Ayman Zawahiri, the new leader of al-Qaida after the killing of Osama Bin Laden, inherits an organization beset on many fronts. He and his fellow al-Qaida leaders must fear meeting Bin Laden’s fate. Even worse, al-Qaida is excoriated in Islamist circles for its excesses, and risks irrelevance as the Arab

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01 Sep 2011

Jordan’s King warns Abbas against U.N. bid

“King Abdullah of Jordan advised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to reconsider next month’s planned statehood bid at the United Nations, al-Madina reported.” (Source: Jordan’s King warns Abbas against U.N. bid – UPI.com.)

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01 Sep 2011

Hong Kong worries about China’s tightening grip in wake of security controversy

“A visit by a senior Chinese leader meant to spread goodwill has instead left Hong Kong fuming over the smothering security that locals fear was aimed at muffling the media and protesters.” (Source: Hong Kong worries about China’s tightening grip in wake of security controversy – The Washington Post.)

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01 Sep 2011

2 killed in suicide blast in Pakistan

“Police say two people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a police station in northwest Pakistan.” (Source: The Associated Press: 2 killed in suicide blast in Pakistan.)

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31 Aug 2011

Nine Killed In Chechnya Attacks

“Police say three suicide bombers are suspected of being behind a deadly attack in Grozny, the capital of Russia’s restive southern republic of Chechnya.” (Source: Nine Killed In Chechnya Attacks.)

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30 Aug 2011

N.Korea Steps Up Hacker Attacks on S.Korean Firms

“North Korea attempts up to 250 million indiscriminate cyber attacks on government agencies and private corporations in South Korea per day, said an official with the National Cyber Security Center under the National Intelligence Service last Thursday.” (Source: The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea – N.Korea Steps

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28 Aug 2011

Twenty-three bodies found makeshift grave in Mexico

“POLICE have found 23 decomposing bodies in a makeshift grave in Zinacantepec, Mexico. “ (Source: Twenty-three bodies found makeshift grave in Mexico | Herald Sun.)

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28 Aug 2011

Algeria attack claimed by al-Qaida offshoot

“Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility Sunday for the attack on a military academy in Algeria that killed at least 18 people including 16 officers in training.” (Source: The Associated Press: Algeria attack claimed by al-Qaida offshoot.)

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28 Aug 2011

Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel makes big move into meth

“Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel appears to be expanding methamphetamine production on a massive scale, filling a gap left by the breakdown of a rival gang that was once the top trafficker of the synthetic drug.” (Source: The Associated Press: Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel makes big move into meth.)

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25 Aug 2011

Scores dead in Mexico casino attack

“At least 40 people are dead after two dozen armed men burst into the premises and began dousing it with fuel.” (Source: Scores dead in Mexico casino attack – Americas – Al Jazeera English.)

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