08 May 2012

Mali crisis could threaten global security

“The crisis in Mali could become a threat to global security if the international community does not help the coup- and rebellion-hit country, the head of the UN refugee agency said Monday.” Source: Mali crisis could threaten global security: UN refugee chief – Yahoo! News

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08 May 2012

Mortar Attack Kills 7 in Somali Capital

“Witnesses say a mortar attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has killed seven people. The witnesses said Tuesday that the victims of the overnight shelling included a family with two children.” Source: Mortar Attack Kills 7 in Somali Capital « VOA Breaking News

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07 May 2012

CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot

“The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida’s affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, The Associated Press has learned.” Source: News from The Associated Press

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07 May 2012

Kneecapping of Italian nuclear power firm boss prompts terrorism fears

“The head of an Italian nuclear engineering company was kneecapped by a gunman on Monday, evoking fears of a return to Italy’s violent ‘years of lead’ in the 1970s as the country sinks deeper into recession.” Source: Kneecapping of Italian nuclear power firm boss prompts terrorism fears | World news

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07 May 2012

Rockville Hostage Shown on Al-Qaeda Video

“The Obama administration does not and will not negotiate with al-Qaida, even though it is concerned about the safety and well-being of a 70-year-old Rockville, Md., aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan nine months ago, according to the White House.” Source: Rockville Hostage Shown on Al-Qaeda Video | NBC4 Washington

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07 May 2012

Al-Qaida surprise attack kills 20 Yemeni soldiers

“Al-Qaida militants staged a surprise attack Monday on a Yemeni army base in the south, killing 20 soldiers and capturing 25 just hours after a U.S. drone strike killed a senior figure in the terror network wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen.” (The

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05 May 2012

UN warns of changing nature of global terrorism

“The UN Security Council has warned of ‘the changing nature and character’ of international terrorism, with terror groups forging close ties with organized crime and using the Internet to incite and recruit sympathizers, and to prepare their attacks.” (UN warns of changing nature of global terrorism — RT)

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04 May 2012

9 found hanging from Mexican bridge

“Residents of the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Friday morning, along with a message directed to a drug cartel.” Source: 9 found hanging from Mexican bridge – CNN.com

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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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