25 Jan 2014

Nigeria sets presidential, legislative polls for February 14, 2015

“Nigeria’s electoral commission declared on Friday that presidential and parliamentary elections would take place on February 14 next year. The elections are expected to be the most closely fought since the end of military rule in 1999. President Goodluck Jonathan’s supporters are embroiled in a bitter dispute with other members

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16 Jan 2014

Boko Haram battle spills into Cameroon

“Officials say Cameroonian forces got involved in fighting between Nigeria’s army and the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in a border town in Cameroon that killed at least one woman on Cameroonian soil and wounded five other people.” Source: Officials: Boko Haram battle spills into Cameroon – The Washington Post

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12 Jan 2014

Car bombs in Iraqi capital kill 14, Falluja standoff continues

“Two car bombs exploded in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, police and medics said, while a standoff between the Iraqi army and al Qaeda-linked militants in Falluja continued.” Source: Car bombs in Iraqi capital kill 14, Falluja standoff continues | Reuters

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30 Dec 2013

Suicide bombing in Russia highlights Olympics security

“‘If you are a terrorist group in the Caucasus, the Sochi Olympics are going to be a very inviting target,’ said Steven Pifer, director of the Brookings Institution’s Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative. ‘I think you’re going to see at the Sochi Olympics a very heavy security presence.’” Source:Suicide bombing

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29 Dec 2013

Hacker took over BBC server, tried to ‘sell’ access on Christmas Day

“A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain’s public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system. While it is not known if the hacker found any buyers, the BBC’s security team responded

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20 Dec 2013

U.N. says peacekeeping base in South Sudan attacked, deaths reported

“A United Nations peacekeeping base in South Sudan’s Jonglei state was attacked on Thursday and the organization has received reports that some people have been killed, a senior U.N. official said.” Source: U.N. says peacekeeping base in South Sudan attacked, deaths reported | Reuters

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04 Dec 2013

Intelligence officials make terrorism warning

“Top congressional intelligence officials say Americans are not as safe as they were a year or two ago. Lawmakers say despite the death of Osama bin Laden and attacks on al Qaeda’s top leadership, the U.S. has lost some ground in the battle of global terrorism.” Source:Intelligence officials make terrorism

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20 Nov 2013

Thousands flee fresh fighting in Central African Republic

” Thousands of villagers in Central African Republic fled clashes between former rebels and local militias on Tuesday, residents said, increasing concerns about growing violence between Muslims and Christians.” Source: Thousands flee fresh fighting in Central African Republic | Reuters

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07 Nov 2013

Russians send Olympic torch into space ahead of Sochi games

“A rocket carrying the Olympic torch successfully blasted off Thursday from Earth on its way to the International Space Station and its first spacewalk in history.” Source: Russians send Olympic torch into space ahead of Sochi games | Fox News

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22 Oct 2013

4 rockets fired from Syria hit Lebanon’s Hermel

“Four rockets launched Monday from across the border in war-torn Syria hit Hermel – a Hezbollah stronghold in eastern Lebanon, said a security source who was unable to confirm any casualties.” Source: 4 rockets fired from Syria hit Lebanon’s Hermel | GulfNews.com

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