10 Apr 2012

Turkey’s Shiites Fear Contagion

“As violent clashes continue to boil in Syria and its government is increasingly alienated from neighbors and allies, shopkeeper Ferit Kilic is worried about his own fate over the border in Turkey.” (Source: Turkey’s Shiites Fear Contagion – WSJ.com.)

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10 Apr 2012

Attacks on 2 Afghan government offices kill 15

“Suicide bombers struck two government offices in southern and western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 15 people as militants step up attacks across the country with the arrival of spring temperatures, authorities said.” (Source: Attacks on 2 Afghan government offices kill 15  | ajc.com.)

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09 Apr 2012

Costa Rica diplomat is latest Venezuela kidnap victim

“Kidnappers have seized a Costa Rican diplomat in the latest high-profile abduction in crime-plagued Venezuela, authorities of both countries said on Monday.” (Source: Costa Rica diplomat is latest Venezuela kidnap victim | Reuters.)

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09 Apr 2012

Militants attack Egypt’s gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan

“Militants on Monday blew up a gas pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that transports fuel to neighboring Israel and Jordan, a senior Egyptian security official said.” (Source: Militants attack Egypt’s gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan – The Washington Post.)

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08 Apr 2012

FBI Sees American Universities Infected by Foreign Spies

““We have intelligence and cases indicating that U.S. universities are indeed a target of foreign intelligence services,” Frank Figliuzzi, Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant director for counterintelligence, said in a February interview in the bureau’s Washington headquarters.” (Source: FBI Sees American Universities Infected by Foreign Spies – Businessweek.)

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08 Apr 2012

Two of Latin America’s deadliest gangs join forces

“Now, Guatemalan authorities say, they have begun to see new and disturbing evidence of an alliance between the Maras and another of the most feared criminal organizations in Latin America — a deal with the potential to further undermine that U.S.-backed effort to fight violent crime and narcotics trafficking in

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08 Apr 2012

Easter bomb attack near Nigeria church kills at least 20

“A car bomb blast outside a church in northern Nigeria on Easter Sunday killed at least 20 people and put the country on alert over fears of further attacks, rescue officials and residents said.” (Source: AFP: Easter bomb attack near Nigeria church kills at least 20.)

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07 Apr 2012

Number of Russian spies in the UK back to Cold War levels, say security services

“Around 40 Moscow spies are believed to be operating in this country at any one time. Some are involved in traditional state espionage, while others monitor London-based oligarchs or engage in industrial spying for the commercial benefit of Russian firms.” Source: Number of Russian spies in the UK back to

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07 Apr 2012

Gunmen attack Yemen’s main airport

“Gunmen loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh attacked the country’s main airport with mortars Saturday, forcing authorities to cancel flights, witnesses and officials said.” Source: Gunmen attack Yemen’s main airport – CNN.com

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05 Apr 2012

U.N. Security Council tells Syria to end attacks on opposition

“The U.N. Security Council demanded Thursday that Syria “urgently and visibly” halt its attacks on opposition targets as special emissary Kofi Annan told the U.N. General Assembly that Syrian “military operations in civilian population centers have not stopped.”” Source: U.N. Security Council tells Syria to end attacks on opposition –

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