04 May 2012

Russia threatens to strike NATO missile defense sites

“Russia’s top military officer warned Thursday that Moscow would strike NATO missile-defense sites in Eastern Europe before they are ready for action, if the U.S. pushes ahead with deployment.” Source: Russia threatens to strike NATO missile defense sites – Washington Times

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04 May 2012

The Next War

“The conventional wisdom has it wrong. It is, in fact, likely that in the next decade, the United States will once again launch a military intervention, though with a smaller footprint than in years past. The threat from terrorist camps in weak, failed, or rogue states such as Yemen; the

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04 May 2012

Bajaur Agency bomb attack kills 20

“A suicide attack targeting security forces on Friday killed at least twenty people including four policemen and wounded over 42 in Tehsil Khar of Bajaur Agency, our sources reported.” Source: Bajaur Agency bomb attack kills 20 – PakTribune

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04 May 2012

3 Mexico journalists slain, dumped in bags in drug gang-plagued Veracruz

” Three photojournalists who covered the perilous crime beat in the violence-torn eastern Mexico state of Veracruz were found slain and dumped in plastic bags in a canal on Thursday, less than a week after a reporter for an investigative newsmagazine was beaten and strangled in her home in the

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03 May 2012

Bin Laden Raid Fallout: Aid Groups in Pakistan Are Suspect

“Dr. Afridi has told interrogators for the top Pakistani military intelligence agency, the ISI, that he was introduced to the C.I.A. through Save the Children, according to Pakistani officials and Western aid workers. Save the Children vigorously denies the claim, saying it has been made a scapegoat by a desperate

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03 May 2012

Gunfire in capital as Mali junta hunts ‘mercenaries’

“Gunfire rang out in Mali’s capital Bamako on Wednesday in the third day of clashes between the military junta and soldiers loyal to the ousted president, forcing residents to flee.” Source: Gunfire in capital as Mali junta hunts ‘mercenaries’ | Top News | Reuters

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03 May 2012

bin Laden letters released

“This report is a study of 17 declassified documents captured during the Abbottabad raid and released to the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). They consist of electronic letters or draft letters, totaling 175 pages in the original Arabic and 197 pages in the English translation. The earliest is dated September 2006

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02 May 2012

12 Dead in Clash Between Mexican Soldiers and Outlaws

“A clash between soldiers and suspected criminals in northwest Mexico left 12 dead, including two soldiers, a state official said Wednesday.” Source: 12 Dead in Clash Between Mexican Soldiers and Outlaws

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02 May 2012

Nigeria Islamist video warns of more attacks on media

“Islamist group Boko Haram released a video late on Tuesday celebrating its bombing of a Nigerian newspaper and warning of more attacks on local and foreign media if they published reports that were biased to the sect or insulting to Islam.” Source: Nigeria Islamist video warns of more attacks on

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02 May 2012

11 killed in attack on Egyptian protesters in Cairo

“Suspected supporters of Egypt’s military rulers attacked predominantly Islamist anti-government protesters outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo Wednesday, setting off clashes that left 11 dead as political tensions rise three weeks before crucial presidential elections.” Source: 11 killed in attack on Egyptian protesters in Cairo – CBS News

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