02 Aug 2015

FBI Alert: Middle-Eastern Males Approaching Family Members of US Military Personnel

“In May 2015, the wife of a US military member was approached in front of her home by two Middle-Eastern males. The men stated that she was the wife of a US interrogator. When she denied their claims, the men laughed. The two men left the area in a dark-colored,

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02 Aug 2015

Five found shot to death in Mexico City apartment

“Four women and a man were found dead in a middle-class neighborhood in the Mexican capital on Friday, a rare occurrence in the city despite drug violence hot spots elsewhere in the country. Three of the women found shot to death lived in the apartment in the middle-class Narvarte neighborhood

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02 Aug 2015

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch threatens to attack all U.S.-backed rebels

“Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate threatened to attack all U.S.-backed rebels entering the country, after the U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes on the jihadists’ positions in Syria in retaliation for the abduction of members of a rebel brigade trained by the Pentagon. “ Source: Al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch threatens to attack all U.S.-backed rebels

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02 Aug 2015

Merkel to run for fourth term in 2017

“Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has governed Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, Der Spiegel news magazine said on Saturday in an unsourced report. Peter Tauber, secretary general of Merkel’s Christian Democrat (CDU) party and effectively its campaign

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02 Aug 2015

U.S., allies target Islamic State with 30 air strikes in Iraq, Syria

“The United States and its allies launched 19 air strikes in Iraq and 11 in Syria on Friday in the coalition campaign against Islamic State militants, the U.S. military said on Saturday. The strikes in Iraq included six near Mosul, four near Ramadi and three near Sinjar, destroying staging areas,

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02 Aug 2015

U.S., Egypt begin strategic dialogue, first since 2009

“The United States and Egypt began strategic dialogue talks on Sunday, their first since their relationship was strained by the military ouster of President Mohamed Mursi after mass protests against his rule in 2013. Despite U.S. lawmakers’ concerns that Egypt is lagging on democratic reforms, Egypt remains one of Washington’s

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02 Aug 2015

Myanmar floods: UN says death toll ‘to rise’

“The death toll from floods in Myanmar is expected to rise over the coming days, the United Nations has warned. Four western regions have been declared disaster zones after heavy floods, caused by monsoon rains, left at least 27 people dead.” Source: Myanmar floods: UN says death toll ‘to rise’

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02 Aug 2015

Turkish troops killed in ‘Kurdish PKK suicide blast’

“Two Turkish security troops have been killed and 31 wounded in a suicide attack by Kurdish PKK militants, the regional governor’s office says. A tractor laden with explosives was driven at a military police station, reports by Turkish media say.” Source: Turkish troops killed in ‘Kurdish PKK suicide blast’ –

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01 Aug 2015

Sensitive U.S. Sites Vulnerable to Drone Attack, DHS Assessment Says

“Sensitive sites across the United States are vulnerable to attack by store-bought drones, according to a new assessment by the Department of Homeland Security office in charge of sharing threat information with first-line personnel. The DHS ‘intelligence assessment’ does not cite any actual or known drone-related threats within the U.S.

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01 Aug 2015

Seven Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with Islamic State

“Seven Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when Islamic State militants stormed a checkpoint manned by forces loyal to the official government, military officials said. Five soldiers were killed and 15 have been missing since the Islamic State fighters attacked the checkpoint outside the eastern town of Ajdabiya, near the

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