15 Nov 2018

Price tag of the ‘war on terror’ will top $6 trillion soon

“The price tag of the ongoing ‘war on terror’ in the Middle East will likely top $6 trillion next year, and will reach $7 trillion if the conflicts continue into the early 2020s, according to a new report out Wednesday. The annual Costs of War project report, from the Watson

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15 Nov 2018

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

“Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was ‘possibly worth

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15 Nov 2018

US Treasury adds Qods Force, Hezbollah officials to list of global terrorists

The U.S. has added four Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps currently operating within Iraq to the Specially Designated Global Terrorists list. The U.S. Treasury also stated that Hezbollah in Iraq is serving as a “terrorist proxy for the Iranian regime that seeks to undermine Iraqi sovereignty and destabilize the Middle East…this

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09 Nov 2018

Russia says it thwarted drone attacks at World Cup

Russian authorities have announced hat they “took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the preparation and hosting of various major political and sports events, most of all during the soccer World Cup.” The officials have not provided details regarding the identify of the alleged

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09 Nov 2018

Police arrest far-right extremist in plot to kill Spanish Prime Minister

Spanish police have arrested a far-right extremist with a history of mental illness in north-eastern Spain for plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister. Police uncovered a cache of sixteen firearms at the suspect’s home. The police were alerted by friends of the suspect who indicated that the suspect told them

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09 Nov 2018

Activists: Bahrain Continues to Revoke Citizenship of Dissidents

Bahrain is a Shia majority country with a Sunni ruling family. Since 2012, the government has revoked citizenship from at least 741 people. While the government cites terrorism, and this May revoked the citizenship of 115 in a mass terrorism trial, activists highlight the practice as a way to silence

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09 Nov 2018

Seeking counter-terrorism partnership, Trump dangles removing Sudan from state sponsor of terror list

In exchange for Sudan’s cessation of internal hostilities, expanded humanitarian access, improved human rights, cooperation with North Korea sanctions, and cooperation with counterterrorism efforts, the U.S. is offering to remove its official state sponsor of terrorism designation from Sudan. Normalization of ties with Sudan began under the Obama administration and

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08 Nov 2018

Right-wing extremism increasing in the Netherlands, counter terror unit says

“There has been a rise in right wing extremism in Western Europe as a whole but the situation in the Netherlands is not yet as serious as in the early 1990s, the Dutch counter terrorism unit NCTV says in a new report. In the early 1990s, ethnic minorities, Jews, gay

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07 Nov 2018

France arrests six right-wing extremists over plot to attack Macron

“French police on Tuesday arrested five men and a woman, all from the radical far right, suspected of plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, an official close to the investigation said. The source said France’s domestic spy agency (DGSI) ordered the raids in three different regions after obtaining intelligence

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06 Nov 2018

Spanish police bust fake credit card ring, arrest 9/11 financier

“Spanish police announced on Saturday that they had arrested 19 people in connection with a fake credit card ring. One of the suspects was a 49-year-old Algerian who has already spent time in prison after being convicted of helping to fund the September 11 attacks. The Algerian financier, whose name has

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