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08 Mar 2006

Algeria says to free 2,000 Islamist ex-fighters

The decision to release 2,100 suspected or convicted Islamist rebels in Algeria comes as part of the national reconciliation plan led by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to help Algeria close the door on a decade-long civil war, which killed between 100,000 and 150,000 people and cost the country an estimated $20

08 Mar 2006

Bolivia’s Morales accuses US of blackmail

Speaking before a large crowd gathered in the rebellious left-wing city of El Alto, Bolivian President Evo Morales (see photo in following column) accused the United States of resorting to “blackmail” and “intimidation” in its attempt to control the inner workings of the Bolivian military. The accusations were prompted by

01 Mar 2006

“Year of Living Dangerously” in Ethiopian capital

Located within the “beltway” surrounding Washington, DC, analysts from the Terrorism Research Center have convenient access to the artists colony and immigrant neighborhood of Adams Morgan, which, since the early 1990s, has become home to a significant number of Ethiopians as evident by the proliferation of East African restaurants and

01 Mar 2006

A bid to foment democracy in Iran

The Bush administration has made an emergency request to Congress for $75 million to support Iranian opposition groups and democracy focused Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) within Iran . Given the prohibitive consequences of military action , and the tenuous state of UN sanctions that rest on the votes of China and

01 Mar 2006

DHS funds advanced cargo-screening technology

Thousands of land-based cargo containers pass through ports of entry at US borders each year. On a daily basis, 17,000 containers enter the US, but only a few are actually inspected. Technologies, as we know from previous WAR Reports, are being developed and deployed at a rapid pace in all

01 Mar 2006

Italian Minister Quits In Cartoon Uproar

The crisis of the Mohammed-Cartoon continues to flare up throughout Europe. Most recently, Italy’s Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli found himself in the spotlight after wearing a T-shirt with the satirical caricature on a February 15 RAI state television interview. Two days later, 11 people were killed and 40 wounded in

01 Mar 2006

Paris bomb suspect goes on trial amid allegations of police torture

Rachid Ramda (aka Abou Fares) , who has been sitting in Britain’s Belmarsh Prison for 10 years, having fought nine extradition attempts on terrorism charges to France , finally had his day in court on February 27. Ramda faces accusations that he helped fund a GIA terror campaign in the

01 Mar 2006

Shining Path Guerrilla Commander Killed

Once considered the most lethal terrorist organization in the world, Sendero Luminoso , or Shining Path, has remained relatively obscure since the capture of Shining Path founder and political leader Abimael Guzman. Since Guzman’s 1992 arrest, the Shining Path has been struggling to find its way in a nation that

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