Tag: national security

Mexico’s rights agency says police killed 22 at ranch

Mexico’s rights agency says police killed 22 at ranch

Aug 19, – One police officer was killed in the confrontation in the western state of Michoacan on May 22, 2015. The government has said the dead were drug cartel suspects who were hiding out on the ranch in Tanhuato, near the border with Jalisco state. Federal police killed at least 22 people on a […]

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Iran says 20 Sunni ‘terrorists’ executed in single day

Iran says 20 Sunni ‘terrorists’ executed in single day

Aug 04, – “These people had committed murder… killed women and children, caused destructions and acted against the security and killed Sunni religious leaders in some Kurdish regions,” IRIB television quoted Prosecutor General Mohammad Javad Montazeri as saying. Iran has executed a group of 20 “terrorist” Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national […]

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Thailand indicts 2 for deadly Bangkok bombing

Thailand indicts 2 for deadly Bangkok bombing

Nov 24, – The Aug. 17 blast at the popular Erawan Shrine was one of the most deadly acts of violence in Bangkok in decades. Authorities have declined to call it an act of terrorism out of apparent fear that it would hurt the country’s huge tourism industry. A military court in Thailand on Tuesday […]

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India moves to ease visa restrictions to attract tourists

India moves to ease visa restrictions to attract tourists

Oct 08, –  A meeting of senior officials from the home, foreign and tourism ministries, as well as intelligence officers, concluded on Monday evening with a consensus in favour of the sweeping visa reform. India is looking at issuing visas on arrival for visitors from 40 more countries, a minister has said, raising hopes it […]

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Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Oct 05, –  A look at democratic reform efforts in Arab and Gulf nations since the Arab Spring erupted in December 2010: SAUDI ARABIA Saudi women were allowed this year for the first time in the Shura Council, an advisory body, and women will for the first time be allowed to vote and run in […]

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“America is at crossroads.” Obama balances threats against Americans’ rights

“America is at crossroads.” Obama balances threats against Americans’ rights

May 24, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration this week acknowledged that four Americans have been killed — three of whom were not specifically targeted — in secretive overseas drone strikes against al-Qaida extremists since 2009. And in a wide-ranging speech Thursday, Obama warned that Americans must be vigilant against increasing homegrown threats from within, […]

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