30 Jul 2011

Home Office releases strategy document for organised crime

“Released by the Home Office on the 28th July 2011 ‘Local to Global: Reducing the Risk from Organised Crime’ outlines the changes to be made in the lead up to the establishment of the National Crime Agency (NCA) in November 2013.” (Source: Home Office releases strategy document for organised crime

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30 Jul 2011

Obama administration cancels DHS nuclear detection program

“The Obama administration canceled a $1.2 billion program to install nuclear material detectors at U.S. ports of entry, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.” (Source: Obama administration cancels DHS nuclear detection program.)

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30 Jul 2011

Egypt: Militants Attack Gas Pipeline to Israel

“Egyptian security officials say a militant Islamist group has blown up a terminal along the Egyptian natural gas pipeline to Israel in the northern Sinai Peninsula.” (Source: Egypt: Militants Attack Gas Pipeline to Israel – ABC News.)

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30 Jul 2011

Mexico arrests Ciudad Juarez cartel hitman

“Police have arrested the head of a gang of hitmen working for the Ciudad Juarez drug cartel linked to the March 2010 murder of a US consulate worker and a car bombing in this border city, local media reported Saturday.” (Source: AFP: Mexico arrests Ciudad Juarez cartel hitman.)

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30 Jul 2011

Security forces, protesters clash in Syrian city

“Security forces clashed with anti-government groups on Saturday in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, the state-run SANA news agency and eyewitnesses said.” (Source: Security forces, protesters clash in Syrian city – CNN.com.)

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29 Jul 2011

Mexico homicides rose 23 percent in 2010

“The number of homicides in Mexico rose by nearly a quarter in 2010 compared to the year before as the drug war intensified across the country, Mexican statisticians said Thursday. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography recorded 24,374 homicides over the course of last year, a 23 percent increase

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28 Jul 2011

Attack on Afghan government compound kills 19

” Three suicide attackers blew up vehicles packed with explosives Thursday at the gates of a government compound in southern Afghanistan, the opening salvo of an hours-long fight that left at least 19 people dead, authorities said.” (Source: Attack on Afghan government compound kills 19 – Sacramento News – Local

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28 Jul 2011

Terror recruitment hearing focuses on Somali Americans

“The third House hearing on home-grown radicalism in the United States provoked controversy Wednesday for its focus on Somali-American Muslims, particularly in the wake of the Norway massacre carried out by a right-wing Christian terrorist.” Source: Terror recruitment hearing focuses on Somali Americans – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

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27 Jul 2011

Kandahar mayor killed in suicide attack

“The mayor of Afghanistan’s restive southern city of Kandahar was killed in a suicide bomb attack, the latest in a series of recent high-profile assassinations the Taliban have taken credit for. Ghulam Haidar was killed Wednesday while at a city hall meeting in the provincial capital, said Zalmai Ayoubi, a

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26 Jul 2011

Hamas executes father and son for Israeli collaboration

“Gaza’s ruling Hamas government said Tuesday it executed two Palestinian men for collaborating with Israel. The father and son, ages 58 and 29, were convicted by a Gaza court in 2004 of assisting the enemy and providing information used to assassinate Palestinians.” (Hamas executes father and son for Israeli collaboration

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