27 May 2011

At least three killed as Syria braces for more protests

“Security forces killed at least three people in Syria on Friday as the country braced for more protests after the weekly Muslim prayers, with pro-reform activists reaching out to the army to join their 10-week uprising. The three men were gunned down in the town of Dael in the flashpoint

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26 May 2011

U.S. to Germany: Bin Laden linked to Europe attack plot

“he U.S. has told Germany that evidence pulled from Osama bin Laden’s hideout shows that the terrorism chief was linked to a plot to attack targets in Europe last year, a senior German official told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Two U.S. officials also told the Associated Press that bin

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23 May 2011

Bloody Mexican Gangs Make It ‘Official,’ with Uniforms, Insignia

“There are places in Mexico where residents don’t know who the real police are. Shadowy kidnappers and men committing grisly crimes in broad daylight are often dressed in formal police or military gear, suggesting no difference between the good guys and the bad guys, between the drug cartels and the

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21 May 2011

Afghan hospital assaulted amid fears of ‘high-profile attacks’

“A suicide bombing ripped through a military hospital in Kabul on Saturday as a warning surfaced from the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan of increased ‘high-profile attacks’ over the summer. In a memorandum to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, Gen. David Petraeus said it likely that insurgents will pursue

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20 May 2011

Al Qaeda eyed oil tankers as terror targets

“The terror group al Qaeda last summer considered hijacking and detonating oil tankers abroad in non-Muslim seas to provoke an ‘extreme economic crisis’ in the West, according to documents seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, the U.S. government said. It added there was no specific or imminent threat

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19 May 2011

Websites air audio purportedly recorded by Osama bin Laden

“Radical Islamic websites Wednesday posted an Arab Spring audio message purportedly recorded by Osama bin Laden shortly before he was killed. The recording, which is more than 12 minutes long and was released by al Qaeda’s media arm, As-Sahab, lists the speaker as bin Laden and calls him ‘the martyr

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17 May 2011

Gunmen kill 4 police officers, 2 bystanders in southern Mexico attack

“Authorities in southern Mexico say gunmen opened fire on four local police officers, killing them and two bystanders. Guerrero state police say two other bystanders were wounded when the gunmen shot the officers Monday in the downtown area of Coyuca de Catalan.” Source: Gunmen kill 4 police officers, 2 bystanders

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16 May 2011

Mob attacks Christian protest in Egypt

“An angry mob attacked a group of mainly Christian protesters demanding drastic measures to heal religious tension amid a spike in violence, leaving 65 people injured, officials said Sunday.” Source: Mob attacks Christian protest in Egypt – USATODAY.com

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16 May 2011

U.S. Officially Hits Debt Ceiling

“It’s official: The U.S. government hit the debt ceiling on Monday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress. Geithner said he would have to suspend investments in federal retirement funds until Aug. 2 in order to create room for the government to continue borrowing in the debt markets. “ Source: U.S.

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13 May 2011

850 people likely killed in clashes in Syria

“The two-month-long crackdown down by Syrian security forces on anti-government protesters may have left as many as 850 people dead, a U.N. official said on Friday. The rising death toll was announced as Syrian security forces braced for nationwide protests after Friday prayers. Activists are referring to the turnout as

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