All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘terrorism’

New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a statement from the Taliban’s leadership council. Mehsud, in particular was a difficult target to hit, with several previous reports of …

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Woman Fired for Boston Marathon Costume [IMAGE]

Yes, Halloween has been over for four days. No, there isn’t any shortage of awful costumes that are making headlines. This costume might not be quite as offensive as the Trayvon Martin costume that outraged many people, but it’s close. Really close. A Michigan woman, Alicia Ann Lynch, came under fire after posting a photo of her tasteless costume on …

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Kenya Seizes Ivory, Cuts Off Terrorist Funding

Kenyan customs officers in Mombasa have seized almost four tons of elephant ivory in two separate shipments Wednesday, amid a spike in poaching of the animals. The illicit ivory trade on the black market has been discovered to help fund terrorism. Kenya Revenue Authority official Fatma Yusuf said that one cache of ivory weighing roughly 4,200 pounds was found Friday, …

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US Captures Al Qaeda Leader Responsible for ’98 Embassy Bombing

According to CNN, U.S forces have captured Abu Anas al Libi, in Tripoli, Libya. Al Libi is said to be a key Al Qaeda operative and had been wanted for his role in the bombing of the U.S. embassies in ┬áDar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Nairobi, Kenya. The bombing in Nairobi killed more than 200 people and wounded another 5,000. …

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Boston Marathon Bomber Wants Restrictions Lifted

According to the lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his special status in prison is making it too hard for them to defend him. They have asked a judge to lift some of the restrictions placed on the bomber, particularly those regarding his isolation. The lawyers say that Tsarnaev hasn’t done anything since being arrested for the bombing to …

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Mali Explosion: Will Terror Spread to Europe and America?

In the aftermath of suicide bombings in the vicinity of a military camp in Mali’s northern city of Timbuktu on Saturday, Malian armed forces and Islamic separatists exchanged heavy gunfire in the center of the northern town of Kidal on Sunday. Mali, a former French colonial subject, was cobbled together by combining real estate from Arab-Berber dominated North-Africa and Black …

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Cybersecurity Legislation Asked for by NSA Director

On Wednesday, top cybersecurity officials and government leaders met at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the summit was to discuss how the federal government can partner with contracting companies in order to best protest the nation against cyber attacks. The keynote speaker at the event was Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). …

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Al-Shabab Takes Credit for Mall Attack on Twitter

At least 39 people were killed when a Somali-based terror group opened fire at a mall in Kenya. The Al Qaeda-linked group Al-Shabab (also listed as “Al-Shabaab”) claimed responsibility for the shootings on Twitter. The group was reportedly live tweeting the shooting under the username @HSM_Press. The account has since been suspended. The terror group claims that the attack on …

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Nairobi Westgate Mall: Islamists Kill 25

Islamists around the world are staging coordinated attacks with increasing regularity. Yesterday saw a series of coordinated attacks on the Arabian peninsula, and today sees al-Qaeda affiliated militants seizing a shopping mall, killing dozens and injuring 40. Witnesses say that terrorists were responsible for the attack, which happened earlier this morning. Gunmen burst into the mall and indiscriminately killed some …

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AQAP Stages Suicide Car Bombing, Kills 38 Yemenis

The AP via USA Today reported earlier today that al-Qaeda militants in Yemen launched a coordinated attack on a military barracks in the southern part of the country called Shabwa province. 38 soldiers were killed in the attacks and dozens of others were wounded. Yemeni defense official Maj. Mohammed Nasser, speaking about the attacks, said that the soldiers were caught …

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Suez Canal Downgraded, not Terrorism

Egyptian officials reported Sunday that three individuals who fired machine guns on a Panama-flagged container ship that was passing through the Suez Canal had been arrested. Army sources downgraded the attacks from what Mohab Memish, head of the Suez Canal Authority, originally reported as “terrorism.” The COSCO ASIA was traveling through the northern section of the canal when it came …

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U.S. Strike Syria: What to Expect in Coming Hours

With official confirmation coming from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the United States’ readiness to strike, at the time of posting, it’s surely a mere matter of hours before the United States launches missiles in retaliation for chemical weapons usage by the Assad regime in Syria. Regardless of whether an attack takes place, this article will attempt to focus …

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