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American general killed in Afghan attack identified

Kabul - An American two-star general, who was killed in an attack at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, has been identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.
In the Media by George McGinn - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Obama wants half a billion to aid Syrian rebels, but why?

Washington, D. C. - Unfortunately, it's far too early to tell whether U.S. President Barack Obama's recent proposal to spend $500 million in support of Syrian rebels will accomplish anything.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Op-Ed: American airmen evacuating Iraqi air base

Baghdad - The surprisingly fast collapse of the Iraqi military has forced the evacuation of Americans from Balad Air Force Base. Several hundred Amerians were waiting to leave.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Op-Ed: al-Qaida-backed Sunnis may be on verge of taking over Iraq

Mosul - Sunni fighters linked to al-Qaida have seized Iraq’s second-largest city, and the war that George Bush declared won appears to be in danger of being lost now that US troops are gone.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 4 comments

Fiery Islamic cleric guilty of terrorism after U.S. trial

New York - A radical Islamic cleric from Britain faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of 11 terror-related charges in a New York courtroom.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Drone limits put American 'lives at risk,' US congressman says

Washington - Mike Rogers (R – Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, stated Tuesday that drone limits put American “lives at risk.”

Op-Ed: Exposing the real Free Syrian Army

Damascus - Throughout the two year civil war that has raged unabated in Syria, the Obama administration has tried very hard to portray the Free Syrian Army as a revolutionary force of freedom and democracy. However, the actual truth is much more frightening.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 2 comments

Madrid remembers victims of 2004 train bombings with ceremony

Madrid - Spain marked the ninth anniversary of a 2004 terrorist attack with a memorial ceremony in Madrid yesterday morning. The attack, which involved the near simultaneous bombings of four passenger trains, claimed 191 lives and wounded 1,800.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 2 comments

Somber ceremony marks 20th anniversary of ’93 WTC bombing

New York - City officials and survivors gathered at the 9/11 memorial yesterday in a somber ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center terrorist attack.
In the Media by Shawn Kay

Op-Ed: Barack Obama and the forgotten Emmett Till

No presidency is complete without a constitutional crisis, real or imagined. Political critics claimed George W. Bush committed a string of high crimes and misdemeanors, from the Iraq war, to torture, to illegal wiretaps.
In the Media by John David Powell - 2 comments

Malians welcome French troops as city of Gao liberated

Bamako - Thousands of Malians turned out on the streets of the northern Mali city of Gao yesterday, the largest city in northern Mali, to welcome French and Malian soldiers with chants of, “Mali, Mali, France, France."
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Syria raises opposition chemical weapons concerns

Damascus - The al-Assad regime has raised concerns to the United Nations that opposition rebels could launch chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians after the recent forceful seizure by militants of a chemical plant that manufactures chlorine.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 5 comments

France moves to outlaw visitors to terrorist training camps

France's Socialist government yesterday presented legislation to the French parliament that would make it possible for French police to arrest people who visit combat training camps in countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Fox News reveals identity of Navy Seal in bin Laden mission

Fox News revealed the identity of the the former Navy Seal who wrote the book, "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden", prompting death threats from al-Qaeda.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 11 comments

Op-Ed: The terror enigma — Gauging the threat to the 2012 Olympic Games

London - A timely analysis on the terrorist threat and the security challenges it currently poses to the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 5 comments

Olympic defense: British officials secure London for 2012 Games

London - As the countdown to the commencement of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games continues, British officials take unprecedented measures to ensure that the event will not be marred by violence.
In the Media by Shawn Kay

Suspected al-Qaida associate charged in New York

New York - A Vietnamese immigrant arrested in Britain has been charged in New York for his alleged role in helping al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Op-Ed: In the line of fire — The plight of Middle Eastern Christians

New York - Christianity is under heavy attack in the Middle East region with followers of the faith facing persecution and institutionalized discrimination in nations with Islamic-based governments and a jihadi threat in which terrorists target Churches for attack.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 5 comments

Al-Qaida figurehead Anwar al-Awlaki, slain in US drone attack

Sanaa - Anwar al-Awlaki, a ranking member of the terrorist organization, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula was killed Friday in Yemen by a missile fired from a U.S. air drone. Officials from both American and Yemeni intelligence agencies confirmed his death.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 7 comments

The unconventional revenge of al-Qaida

Mounting setbacks and the loss of their leader, Osama bin Laden, has left al-Qaida rocked and reeling. But could a single attack involving Weapons of Mass Destruction settle it's score with the U.S. and return it once more to international prominence?
In the Media by Shawn Kay

Remembering 9/11 ten years ago Special

The last week of August my sister, Mary Lou, and I took a trip to Sault Ste. Marie (the Soo) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. My thoughts went back to about the same time ten years ago when we were camping at the Soo.
Digital Journal Report by Cynthia Trowbridge - 12 comments

Zawahiri chosen as new al-Qaeda leader

Ayman al-Zawahiri, who had served many years as al-Qaeda's second-in-command under Osama Bin Laden, has been appointed as the organisation's new leader.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Al-Qaida senior leaders killed during prison siege in Iraq

Baghdad - Eighteen people were killed during a wild and brazen late night prison siege on Saturday. Senior leaders of the terrorist organization, Al-Qaida, in Iraq were killed, as were eight prison guards during the jail break attempt.
In the Media by Shawn Kay

Bin Laden wife lived at compound for six years

Bin Laden's wife Amal Ahmed Abdullfattah lived at compound for six years, according to media reports. She never ventured out from the upper floors.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Wikileaks documents further disrupt U.S. relations with Pakistan

A batch of classified documents from Guantanamo Bay has been released through the Wikileaks website. Among the documents are interrogation reports from more than 700 detainees believed to be affiliated with Pakistani and Islamic intelligence groups.
In the Media by Vincent Sobotka

Yemen al-Qaeda branch poses greatest terror threat to West, U.S.

The relatively new branch of al-Qaeda operatives based in Yemen have evolved from Osama bin Laden's ideology of attacking targets of significance in favor of striking whenever and wherever opportunity is present, a media report states.
In the Media by Vincent Sobotka - 2 comments
 

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File photo: U.S. Army troops in a fierce shootout with insurgents during a raid on an al-Qaida in Ir...
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October 3  2012 - Aleppo  Syria:  A series of car bombs detonated in the central Saadallah al-Jabiri...
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October 3, 2012 - Aleppo, Syria: A series of car bombs detonated in the central Saadallah al-Jabiri square in Aleppo, destroy an Officer's Club, hotel and a cafe. At least 44 are killed and 122 are wounded. The al-Qaida-linked al-Nursa Front claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Long-stemmed roses placed on railway tracks in Madrid serve as a solemn memorial in the immediate hours following the March 11, 2004 terrorist attacks which claimed nearly 200 lives.
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Carnage and chaos abound as debris and bodies are strewn about. Dazed and wounded survivors sit on railway tracks or mill about while waiting for emergency assistance in the dreadful aftermath of a well-coordinated morning rush-hour terrorist bombing spree upon the Madrid Commuter Train System leaves 191 dead and another 1,800 wounded or maimed. Islamic extremists were responsible for the attack.
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Ayman al-Zawahiri  leader of al-Qaida  in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization.
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Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaida, in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization.
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Osama bin Laden (right)
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Osama bin Laden (right)
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Scene of the Toulouse shootings in March 2012
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Scene of the Toulouse shootings in March 2012
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Radical cleric Abu Qatada speaking on the BBC's Panorama in 2001
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File photo: U.S. Army troops in a fierce shootout with insurgents during a raid on an al-Qaida in Iraq
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Ambulances and other emergency vehicles at Russell Square, London after the 7th July bombings. At least 52 people were killed and 700 wounded in the 2005 incident when four al-Qaida suicide bombers detonated their explosives in the London Underground and on buses in a coordinated attack that occurred during the morning rush hour.
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An image from a cartoon produced by the al-Qaida organization. Al-Qaida is suspected by U.S. officials of trafficking heroin to European cities from Afghanistan to fund it's terrorist activities.
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A fighter with al-Qaida in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization. Al-Qaida is strongly suspected by U.S. officials of trafficking heroin to European cities from Afghanistan to fund it's terrorist activities. As an added bonus, in addition to garnering drug profits the terror group gets to harm and destroy the lives of countless thousands of "infidel" European citizens through heroin addiction.
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On September 11, 2001, a team of 19 hijackers from al-Qaida, an international terrorist organiation of an Islamist ideology, hijacked four commercial airliners and used them to attack the World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan and The Pentagon in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The attacks resulted in the complete destruction of the World Trade Center as well as over 2,800 deaths and 12,000 wounded. The U.S. would declare a "War on Terrorism" in response.
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