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Did torture really help U.S. find al Qaeda chief Hambali?

Did torture really help U.S. find al Qaeda chief Hambali?

Dec 11, – But the U.S. Senate report on CIA interrogation methods released this week suggests that more mundane steps – email monitoring, a tip off from a CIA source and help from Thailand – may have been what brought down Hambali, head of militant group Jemaah Islamiah. Hailed as a major success in the […]

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Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Dec 10, – Boko Haram has been accused of deploying a wave of female bombers in recent months, including in Kano, and blame for the latest violence will likely fall on the Islamist insurgents. Two female suicide bombers killed at least four people at a busy market in northern Nigeria’s largest city Kano on Wednesday, […]

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U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

Dec 10, – Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in Iraq with its partner nations, according to the statement from the Combined Joint Task Force for the coalition overseeing the operation. The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, […]

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Suspected bomb kills 10 on Philippine passenger bus

Suspected bomb kills 10 on Philippine passenger bus

Dec 10, – The Rural Transit bus had picked up passengers, mostly students, and was passing near the main gate of Central Mindanao University in Maramag town in Bukidnon province on Tuesday night when the powerful blast sent shrapnel and debris flying through the vehicle, town safety officer Alejandro Navarro said. The death toll from […]

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Blast near Manama kills Bahraini, wounds expatriate – interior ministry

Blast near Manama kills Bahraini, wounds expatriate – interior ministry

Dec 09, – The ministry called the attack a “terrorist explosion” and said police were on the scene of the blast in the village of Karzakan, southwest of the capital Manama, but gave no further details. An explosion killed a Bahraini citizen and wounded an expatriate man on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said on its […]

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Delhi city government bans Uber after alleged rape

Delhi city government bans Uber after alleged rape

Dec 08, – Uber is banned from operating in the capital with immediate effect and the company will be blacklisted from providing transport services in future, a government statement said. The Delhi city government on Monday banned Uber from operating in the Indian capital after a passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, dealing […]

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Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

Dec 08, – The landmark trial, featuring pictures of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih’s bruised body, has sparked international outrage at the treatment of maids in the Asian financial center. An Indonesian domestic helper told a Hong Kong court on Monday that she had been tortured by her employer, with a vacuum cleaner tube placed in her mouth […]

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Mexico says evidence proves missing students were incinerated

Mexico says evidence proves missing students were incinerated

Dec 08, – Attorney General Jesus Murillo confirmed that one of the students had been identified by experts in Austria from a bone fragment in a bag of ash and bits of burned tire found in a river where drug gang members said they tossed the students’ remains. Mexico said on Sunday that mounting evidence […]

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IS poses ‘immediate’ threat to Europe – US

IS poses ‘immediate’ threat to Europe – US

Sep 06, – The danger presented by jihadists potentially returning to the West to carry out attacks has prompted more cooperation between US and European intelligence agencies in a bid to track terror suspects, the officials said. Islamic State extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria pose an “immediate” threat to Europe as a significant number […]

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U.S., foreign fighters in Syria pose ‘very serious threat’ to U.S. – lawmaker

U.S., foreign fighters in Syria pose ‘very serious threat’ to U.S. – lawmaker

Sep 01, – Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, urged the Obama administration to aggressively prosecute U.S. citizens who had trained overseas as it weighed options for how to respond to escalating violence by Islamic State militants in Iraq. Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State […]

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