02 Sep 2011

Clashes in Nigeria’s Jos kill 22: morgue official

“At least 22 people died in clashes between Christian and Muslim youths and security forces in the restive Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday, a local mortuary official said, in the second day of violence there this week.” Source: Clashes in Nigeria’s Jos kill 22: morgue official | Top News

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02 Sep 2011

DHS Secretary: No specific or credible threats for 9/11 anniversary

“The U.S. government is not aware of any specific threat of a terrorist attack to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement Friday.” Source: DHS Secretary: No specific or credible threats for 9/11 anniversary – CNN.com

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01 Sep 2011

Al-Qaida’s future: How likely is another attack?

“Ayman Zawahiri, the new leader of al-Qaida after the killing of Osama Bin Laden, inherits an organization beset on many fronts. He and his fellow al-Qaida leaders must fear meeting Bin Laden’s fate. Even worse, al-Qaida is excoriated in Islamist circles for its excesses, and risks irrelevance as the Arab

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01 Sep 2011

Jordan’s King warns Abbas against U.N. bid

“King Abdullah of Jordan advised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to reconsider next month’s planned statehood bid at the United Nations, al-Madina reported.” (Source: Jordan’s King warns Abbas against U.N. bid – UPI.com.)

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01 Sep 2011

Hong Kong worries about China’s tightening grip in wake of security controversy

“A visit by a senior Chinese leader meant to spread goodwill has instead left Hong Kong fuming over the smothering security that locals fear was aimed at muffling the media and protesters.” (Source: Hong Kong worries about China’s tightening grip in wake of security controversy – The Washington Post.)

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01 Sep 2011

2 killed in suicide blast in Pakistan

“Police say two people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a police station in northwest Pakistan.” (Source: The Associated Press: 2 killed in suicide blast in Pakistan.)

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31 Aug 2011

Nine Killed In Chechnya Attacks

“Police say three suicide bombers are suspected of being behind a deadly attack in Grozny, the capital of Russia’s restive southern republic of Chechnya.” (Source: Nine Killed In Chechnya Attacks.)

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31 Aug 2011

Security on rise nationwide for 9/11 anniversary

“The federal government is escalating security around the country in preparation for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and conducting confidential briefings with state and local law enforcement organizations. But officials say there is no specific indication that a terror plot against the U.S. is under way.” (The

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29 Aug 2011

Robert Ford attacked in Syria

“A video has emerged of U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford being assaulted by a pro-regime demonstrator on the streets of Damascus last week. The assault took place before Ford’s unapproved trip to the city of Jassem on Aug 23. Ford was present at a gathering of demonstrators who support

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29 Aug 2011

State Department issues typhoon warning for Taiwan

“This emergency message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Taiwan that the Joint Typhoon Warning Center and the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau issued warnings for Typhoon NANMADOL on August 27, 2011. The storm is currently projected to make landfall in southern Taiwan on the evening

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