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Egypt’s Dangerous Turn 28.4.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
Egypt’s military regime is suppressing political opposition even more ferociously than the longtime Mubarak dictatorship while also collaborating in the strangulation of Gaza, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar With U.S. attention toward the Middle East…Read more →
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Militants are moving around freely in Pakistan, says Wall Street Journal 28.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr.28 : The Government of Pakistan may have vowed to go after militants across the country with a vengeance, and announced several initiatives and operations to meet this goal, but the fact remains that militants continue to move around freely across the length and breadth of the country.
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Bangladesh fears the worst after killing of gay rights activist, others 28.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Even for Bangladesh, where gruesome killings of secular writers and liberal activists have become all too common, back-to-back slayings in recent days seemed to mark a troubling new turn.

The killings of an LGBT activist and U.S. government employee, along with a friend, in the capital on Monday...

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U.S.-Russia cooperation frays as Syria truce falls apart 27.4.2016 Washington Post
U.S.-Russia cooperation frays as Syria truce falls apart
CNN Executive Admits: 'We're No Longer a TV News Network' 27.4.2016 NewsBusters
CNN's senior social media director, Samantha Berry, made an unsurprising admission about her network on Tuesday: "We're no longer a TV news network." Instead, Berry touted CNN as a "24-hour global multiplatform network" during a presentation at the annual Collision conference in New ...
The battle for truth over Saudi Arabia's ties to 9/11 27.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Of the 19 hijackers who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks, 15 were citizens of Saudi Arabia. What does that fact signify?

According to senior U.S. officials, little or nothing. From the outset, they treated the national identity of the terrorists as incidental, connoting nothing of importance. It...

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9/11 Commission Didn’t Clear Saudis 27.4.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
As the Obama administration belatedly weighs releasing the 28 pages on the Saudi role in 9/11, Americans should not be fooled by claims minimizing the Saudi involvement, writes 9/11 widow Kristen Breitweiser. By Kristen Breitweiser Americans are not used to…Read more →
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A shocking beheading is a reminder of the terror threat in the Philippines 27.4.2016 Washington Post: World
What you need to know about the Abu Sayyaf terrorist organization.
Saudi Role Beyond the 28 Pages 26.4.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
Release of the 28 secret pages from the congressional 9/11 report may be long overdue, but the depth of Saudi involvement with Islamic radicals goes much deeper, says Gareth Porter at Middle East Eye. By Gareth Porter The controversy surrounding…Read more →
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau condemns killing of hostage by Islamic militants 26.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Toronto, Apr 26 : Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has condemned the killing of a national by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines and called the act as a 'cold-blooded murder'.
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Islamist militants behead Canadian man in southern Philippines 26.4.2016 Washington Post: World
Canada’s prime minister identified the 68-year-old victim as a former mining executive.
The Al-Qaeda Leader Who Wasn't: The Shameful Ordeal of Abu Zubaydah 25.4.2016 Truthout.com
Abu Zubaydah, a suspect who was held at a secret prison in Thailand, where he was subjected to some of the CIA's most extreme interrogation methods, according to a scathing report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee. (US Central Command via The New York Times) The allegations against the man were serious indeed. Donald Rumsfeld said he was "if not the number two, very close to the number two person" in al-Qaeda. The Central Intelligence Agency informed Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee that he "served as Usama Bin Laden's senior lieutenant. In that capacity, he has managed a network of training camps... He also acted as al-Qaeda's coordinator of external contacts and foreign communications." CIA Director Michael Hayden would tell the press in 2008 that 25% of all the information his agency had gathered about al-Qaeda from human sources "originated" with one other detainee and him. George W. Bush would use his case to justify the CIA's "enhanced interrogation program," claiming that "he had ...
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Seymour Hersh Reacts to Obama's Plan to Send 250 More US Special Ops Troops to Syria 25.4.2016 Truthout.com
President Obama has announced the deployment of 250 more Special Operations troops to Syria in a move that nearly doubles the US presence in the country. This comes just days after the Obama administration announced 217 more troops would be sent to Iraq to help in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. As the US expands its presence in Iraq and Syria, we speak with the legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who has just published a new book titled The Killing of Osama bin Laden. In the introduction, Hersh writes: "It's now evident, fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, that Obama's foreign policy has maintained many of the core elements of the Global War on Terror initiated by his predecessor -- assassinations, drone attacks, heavy reliance on special forces, covert operations and, in the case of Afghanistan, the continued use of American ground forces in combat. And, as in the years of Bush and Cheney, there has been no progress, let alone victory, in the fight against ...
The Al-Qaeda leader who wasn't 25.4.2016 Le Monde Diplomatique
The allegations against the man were serious indeed.
Donald Rumsfeld said he was “if not the number two, very close to the number two person” in al-Qaeda.
The Central Intelligence Agency informed Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee that he “served as Usama Bin Laden's senior lieutenant. In that capacity, he has managed a network of training camps... He also acted as al-Qaeda's coordinator of external contacts and foreign communications.”
CIA Director Michael Hayden would tell the press in (...) - Open page
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Finally, some coverage of Saudi Arabia and 9/11 24.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Finally, The Times decided to print articles on Saudi Arabia's connection to the 9/11 attacks. ("9/11 attacks reemerge as a critical test of U.S.-Saudi relationship," April 21)

The unreleased 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report are at the center of the debate. On a recent “60...

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Sanders, Clinton back away from Obama over 9/11 bill 24.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington, April 24 : US Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are distancing themselves from President Barack Obama, also a Democrat, over a bill that would allow 9/11 victims to sue foreign governments.
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Reporting all that’s stranger than fiction 24.4.2016 Hindu: Home
Turmoil gives rise to a bit of art. So it is with the modern-day conflicts that rage across continents, mostly in the name of religion
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This is what happens when you bury a mass murderer in a small town 22.4.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The living pay the price for the crimes of the dead.
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Prevent strategy 'could end up promoting extremism' 21.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

UN special rapporteur criticises UK government’s counter-terrorism programme and snooper’s charter

The UK government’s strategy to counter Islamist extremism is affecting the discussion of terrorism, the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to freedom of assembly has said.

Attempts to identify and counter Islamist extremism through the Prevent programme had “created unease and uncertainty around what can be legitimately discussed in public,” said Maina Kiai, at the end of a three-day visit to the UK in which he warned Britain must live up to its human rights commitments.

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9/11 attacks reemerge as a critical test of U.S.-Saudi relationship 21.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The greatest test yet of a U.S.-Saudi relationship already under strain may be the one that has been hiding in plain sight the longest: the Arab kingdom’s connection to the Sept. 11 attacks.

It has been nearly 15 years since 15 Saudi citizens helped perpetrate the worst terrorist strike on U.S....

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