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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13 May 2011

Osama bin Laden ‘revenge’ attack kills scores in Pakistan

“A double bomb attack on a military training centre in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 80 people in the first militant riposte since US troops killed Osama bin Laden on 2 May. The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, which ripped through a crowd of recruits at the

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06 May 2011

Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden death and vows revenge

“Al Qaeda confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden on Friday in an Internet message that vowed revenge on the United States and its allies, including Pakistan, according to a statement issued by the Islamist militant group. Five days after President Barack Obama announced bin Laden’s death in a U.S.

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06 May 2011

Oil prices continue to fall

“Oil prices plunged more than 8% Thursday as weak economic data and a strengthening dollar drove crude to its biggest one-day drop since April 2009. The main U.S. oil contract for June delivery settled down $9.44, or 8.6%, to $99.80 a barrel. That’s its lowest level since mid-March and marks

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