30 Sep 2010

North African spy chiefs set up intelligence centre

“Spy chiefs from four north African countries have set up a centre for joint operations against Al Qaeda in the Sahel region during a meeting in Algiers, the Algerian daily Al-Watan said Thursday. The centre will be run by a coalition of high-ranking officers from Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Algeria

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29 Sep 2010

Britons training in Pakistan for UK terror attacks

“The young Muslims, who all hold British passports, are said to have travelled into the lawless tribal areas of Pakistan to join training camps run by al-Qaeda and their associated militant groups. They are being trained to use firearms as well as explosives so that they can launch random shooting

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29 Sep 2010

US intelligence chief declines comment on alleged Qaeda plot

“Washington’s top intelligence official on Wednesday refused to comment on reports that western intelligence agencies had uncovered an Al-Qaeda plot to launch attacks in Europe and the United States. ‘We are not going to comment on specific intelligence, as doing so threatens to undermine intelligence operations that are critical to

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28 Sep 2010

Chavez: Venezuela Studying Nuclear Program

“Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Monday that his government is carrying out initial studies into starting a nuclear energy program. Chavez brought up the issue during a news conference, saying the South American country needs an atomic energy program. ‘We’re taking on the project of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes,

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28 Sep 2010

Afghan Official, 5 Others Killed by Bomber

“A suicide car bomber killed a deputy governor and five other people Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, police said. In an emotional speech, President Hamid Karzai urged Afghans to decry such violence and fretted that young people will choose to flee their country. The explosion occurred when the official was driving

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28 Sep 2010

Mayor murdered in Mexico is 11th this year

“The mayor of the Mexican town of Tancitaro, in southern Michoacan state, has been murdered, making him the 11th municipal leader slain so far this year, the state prosecutor said. Mayor Gustavo Sanchez, 29, and a colleague, Rafael Equihua Cervantes, 36, were found murdered on a rural road early Monday,

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28 Sep 2010

Terrorism fears put Paris on high alert

“When an unclaimed package was spotted in a busy subway station Monday, police immediately diverted trains, ordered thousands of frustrated travelers into the street and dispatched a bomb squad to test for explosives. Within half an hour, the armor-suited specialists had determined there was no bomb. Train and subway passengers

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22 Sep 2010

Risk of small-scale attacks by al-Qaeda and its allies is rising, officials say

“Al-Qaeda and its allies are likely to attempt small-scale, less sophisticated terrorist attacks in the United States, senior Obama administration officials said Wednesday, noting that it’s extremely difficult to detect such threats in advance. ‘Unlike large-scale, coordinated, catastrophic attacks, executing smaller-scale attacks requires less planning and fewer pre-operational steps,’ said

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22 Sep 2010

3 French employees kidnapped from ship off Nigeria

“Pirates armed with Kalashnikov rifles clashed with Nigerian navy forces in a failed bid to take over an offshore oil platform, then kidnapped three French employees of a marine services company while retreating, a Nigerian official said Wednesday. Navy Commodore David Nabaida said a Thai employee also may have been

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21 Sep 2010

France raises anti-terror security after tip-offs

“France is on heightened alert for possible terror attacks after intelligence suggested public places could be targeted, officials have said. The officials, who spoke anonymously, said one tip-off suggested a female suicide bomber was planning to attack the transport system. Without confirming the reports, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said ‘the

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