03 Apr 2012

Wanted by US for $10 million: Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of Mumbai attack

“The United States has offered a $10 million bounty for the founder of the Pakistani militant group blamed for the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that killed 166 people, a move that could complicate U.S.-Pakistan relations at a tense time.” (Source: World News – Wanted by US

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02 Apr 2012

Chinese Insider Offers Rare Glimpse of U.S.-China Frictions

“The senior leadership of the Chinese government increasingly views the competition between the United States and China as a zero-sum game, with China the likely long-range winner if the American economy and domestic political system continue to stumble, according to an influential Chinese policy analyst. “ Source: Chinese Insider Offers

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02 Apr 2012

Al-Qaeda’s online forums go dark for extended period

“Al-Qaeda’s main Web forums have been offline for the past 11 days in what experts say is the longest sustained outage of the sites since they began operating eight years ago. No one has publicly claimed responsibility for disabling the sites, but the breadth and the duration of the outages

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01 Apr 2012

Financers and Sex Trafficking

“THE biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States appears to be a Web site called Backpage.com.” This emporium for girls and women — some under age or forced into prostitution — is in turn owned by an opaque private company called Village Voice Media. Until

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10 Mar 2012

Killing of 4 youths horrifies central Mexico city

“The slayings of four youths whose bodies were cut to pieces and left in plastic bags has horrified the central Mexico city of Cuernavaca, calling up memories of a similar crime a year ago that spurred the creation of a national crime victims’ movement.” Source: Killing of 4 youths horrifies

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09 Mar 2012

Unpredictable ‘lone wolves’ pose biggest Olympic security threat

“Amateurs they might be, but it only takes one home-grown, self-radicalised, extremist to get lucky once – while, in the words of the IRA after the Brighton hotel bombing in 1984, the security services and police “will have to be lucky always”.” Source: Unpredictable ‘lone wolves’ pose biggest Olympic security

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05 Mar 2012

Homeland Security: Smugglers Recruit South Bay Youth to Act As Drug Mules

“A disturbing new trend of smuggling has been on the rise since 2009, the Department of Homeland Security said. Teenagers and young adults, some as young as 10 years old, are being recruited by Mexican drug cartels to carry illegal drugs across the border.” Source: Homeland Security: Smugglers Recruit South

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05 Mar 2012

Al Qaeda surprise attack kills more than 100 soldiers in Yemen

“Military officials say the death toll in fighting between army troops and Al Qaeda militants in south Yemen has risen to 139.” Source: Al Qaeda surprise attack kills more than 100 soldiers in Yemen – NY Daily News

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20 Feb 2012

30 killed in attack on Nigeria market: medic, witness

” Suspected Nigerian Islamists opened fire and set off bombs at a market in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Monday, killing at least 30 people, a medic and a witness said. Gunmen believed to be members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram stormed the fish section of Baga market

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19 Feb 2012

Iran suspends oil exports to France, UK

” Iran’s oil ministry announced Sunday that it had stopped crude exports to British and French companies. The order came several days after Iran threatened to cut oil exports to some European Union countries in retaliation for sanctions put in place by the EU and the United States in January,

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