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The long goodbye to Afghanistan 1.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The first U.S. Special Forces arrived in Afghanistan in October 2001 to fight alongside anti-Taliban rebels, spot targets for war planes and search the cave-dotted hills of Tora Bora for Osama bin ...
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Congo crowd kills man eats him after militant massacres witnesses 31.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse witnesses said in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan ...
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1 French commando and 20 militants killed in Mali, 9 Nigerien troops killed in Niger 31.10.2014 Bill Roggio
The firefights in both Mali and Niger represent a sharp increase in violence since the beginning of this year.
Egypt bans pro-Mursi pressure group 31.10.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
CAIRO - Egypt on Thursday banned a pressure group that has pushed for the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was overthrown by the army last year, dealing a new blow to the country’s oldest Islamist movement. Egypt banned the Muslim Brotherhood itself last year and dissolved its political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, in August precluding it from ...
Arab, Haqqani Network commanders reported killed in latest drone strike in South Waziristan 30.10.2014 Bill Roggio
Reports surfaced that an al Qaeda commander known as "Adil" was killed in the eighth recorded drone strike in Pakistan this year.
Thousands flee as Boko Haram seizes northeast Nigerian town 30.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Islamist Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi killing dozens of people andnbsp forcing thousands to flee witnesses saidThe insurgents stormed Mubi on ...
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Syria slams Turkey for allowing Kurdish fighters, Syrian rebels into Kobane 30.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Damascus, Oct 30 : Syria Thursday accused Turkey of violating its borders by allowing Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Syrian rebels to enter the predominantly Kurdish city of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border, Syria's national television rreported.
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The Shadow Surveillance State Is Really a Secret Religion 30.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Tom Engelhardt: In the wake of 9/11, the militarization of the country has happened at a relatively rapid pace (and domestically of the police as well). The result, it seems - even in the Ebola crisis, the military is invariably the first option.... Impoverished Cuba sends hundreds of doctors and health care workers to Africa to fight Ebola; we take "fight" literally (evidently) and send in the troops! Tom Engelhardt (Photo: Don J. Usner)Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch.com discusses his new book, Shadow Government, whether the surveillance state actually makes the United States more secure, and how Washington exists in a post-legal world. Of Tom Engelhardt's new book, Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World, Glenn Greenwald writes: "The point of Tom Engelhardt's important work at TomDispatch.com and in Shadow Government is to help us find the way to break [the] chains" of the surveillance state. Read this compelling book now. Click here to ...
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Navy SEAL who killed Bin Laden to reveal his identity 30.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Oct 30 : A former member of the US's elite Navy SEALs who killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will reveal his identity in a documentary to be shown next month on the Fox News channel, the company has announced.
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US drone strike kills four militants in Pakistan 30.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Oct 30 : At least four suspected militants, including one of Arab origin, were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's South Waziristan Thursday.
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Tunisia election results: Nida Tunis wins most seats, sidelining Islamists 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Secularists rule out unity government with Ennahda party after winning 85 seats and the right to form government

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U.S. boosts security at government buildings citing terrorist threat 29.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The United States is increasing security at government buildings in Washington and other cities because of continuing terrorist threats and last week's attack on the Canadian parliament, the Homeland Security Department said on ...
The Tunisian election result isnt simply a victory for secularism over Islamism | Monica Marks 29.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The battle between Nidaa Tounes and Ennahda is more complex than enlightened secularists versus backwards Islamists A self-styled, secular, modernist party called Nidaa Tounes won against the Islamist Ennahda party in the Tunisian election this week . For many, the subsequent headline Secularist party wins Tunisia elections will seem more impressive than the fact Tunisia just completed its second genuinely competitive, peaceful elections since 2011. Indeed, in a region wracked by extremism and civil war, the secularists victory will strike many as further proof that Tunisia is moving forward and is the sole bright spot in a gloomy region. Some may prematurely celebrate, yet again, the death of political Islam, arguing that Tunisians achieved through the ballot box what Egyptians achieved through a popular coup, rejecting the Brotherhood and its cousin-like movements once and for all. We should exercise caution, however, in labelling Nidaa Touness victory part of a seamless sweep of democratic ...
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N.Y., Canada attacks appear inspired by Islamic State exhortation 29.10.2014 LA Times: Nation
A spate of terrorist attacks in Canada and New York City last week appears to have been inspired by calls from Islamic State and other militants to launch lone-wolf attacks that could signal the rise of a kind of DIY terrorism, sowing fear on a smaller but more pervasive scale.
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Egypt to evacuate border HOUSE with Gaza to create buffer zone 29.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Cairo, Oct 29 : The Egyptian army ordered Tuesday to evacuate the houses in North Sinai's Rafah city that are located alongside the border line with the Gaza Strip to create a buffer zone as part of its anti-terrorism war, a senior security official said.
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Tunisia, after igniting Arab Spring, sends the most fighters to Islamic State in Syria 29.10.2014 Washington Post: World
TUNIS — Tunisian pastry chef Slim Gasmi died on a Syrian battlefield and was lionized with a hashtag: #martyrdomofabuqatada. Gasmi, 28, had been trying to build a life for himself and his new fiancee in a working-class Tunis neighborhood, but a radical Islamist roommate persuaded him to travel to Syria to fight in that country’s civil war. By the time he was killed in April more than 1,500 miles from home, he had transformed into a warrior with a long beard and a nom de guerre, Abu Qatada, celebrated on a radical jihadist Twitter ...
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Fighting between jihadists, Haftar's forces escalates in Benghazi 28.10.2014 Bill Roggio
The fighting in Benghazi has escalated in recent days after the former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar made a renewed push to rid the city of jihadists. The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council, however, seems to be pushing back.
French warplanes bomb Islamic State camp in Iraq 28.10.2014 Bill Roggio
French warplanes hit an Islamic State training facility, recruitment center, and IED factory in Hawijah in Salahaddin province on Oct. 23.
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Afghanistan - Another forgotten war and regional implications 28.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
By Vikram Sood: There is a new dispensation in position in Kabul. Hamid Karzai has stepped down, Ashraf Ghani is the president of Afghanistan and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is the country's CEO. This was an arrangement worked out with considerable assistance and cajoling by US Secretary of State, John Kerry.
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Tunisians shun Islamists in vote for stability 28.10.2014 Hindu: Home
Voters sought security and stability with familiar faces from Tunisia’s more authoritarian past, but the Islamist Ennahada's weight in parliament will make them a player in any future government.
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