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Dick Cheney's 'Queen Of Torture' 20.12.2014 Crooks Liars
Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a lot to say on Meet The Press last Sunday about his love affair with torture as he responded to the newly released Senate Torture Report, but the New Yorker's Jane Mayer dug deeper into the report along with NBC News and found a very scary women at the heart of it all and who she dubbed: The Unidentified Queen of Torture The NBC News investigative reporter Matthew Cole has pieced together a remarkable story revealing that a single senior officer, who is still in a position of high authority over counterterrorism at the C.I.A.—a woman who he does not name—appears to have been a source of years’ worth of terrible judgment, with tragic consequences for the United States. Her story runs through the entire report. She dropped the ball when the C.I.A. was given information that might very well have prevented the 9/11 attacks; she gleefully participated in torture sessions afterward; she misinterpreted intelligence in such a way that it sent the C.I.A. on an absurd ...
We need to separate state and religion 20.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Two things have happened after over 130 children were brutally murdered in Peshawar by Islamists. The government was compelled to take action, which it did by meeting with political parties and then announcing the speeding up of army action against terrorists and also by lifting the moratorium on death penalty on convicted terrorists. The people of Pakistan also seem to have woken up and ...
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AQAP claims 149 attacks in Yemen since late September 20.12.2014 Bill Roggio
A map of the 149 attacks claimed by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula since Houthi rebels took Sana'a in late September shows the terror group's reach across 14 Yemeni provinces.
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WorldViews: Egyptian jihadists thank U.S. State Department for ‘terrorist’ designation 19.12.2014 Washington Post: World
On Thursday, the U.S. State Department designated Ajnad Misr, a Salafist militant group in Egypt, as a terrorist organization. Not long thereafter, the jihadists responded on the group's official Twitter account, thanking the U.S. for this "blessing."Read full article ...
Bilawal speechless after Peshawar attack 19.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LONDON- Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari today said that he had been in shock since Tuesday’s terrorist attack at the Peshawar Army Public School, which left 141 people dead. “The horrific attack by the Taliban on our nation's children in Peshawar has left me speechless. I am in shock,” he tweeted. “No more excuses. We must unite as a nation and ...
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Wikileaks releases CIA report on high value target assassination programs 19.12.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Dec 19 : Wikileaks has reportedly released a 5-year old CIA document that analyses both positive and negative effects of high value targeting of terrorist leaders.
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Islamic State suspected of cyber-attack on Raqqa opponents 19.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Report by cyber-security group finds ‘plausible link’ between Isis and malware attack on citizen media outlet in Syrian city

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Egyptian jihadists thank State Department for "blessing" of terrorist designation 19.12.2014 Bill Roggio
Ajnad Misr says in a statement that the US is the real "terrorist" organization and it is fighting a "global system" that seeks to thwart the revolution in Egypt. Its rhetoric is similar to al Qaeda's.
State Department designates Egyptian jihadist group, ex-Gitmo detainee 19.12.2014 Bill Roggio
The State Department today added Ajnad Misr, an Egyptian jihadist group, and Ibrahim Rubaish, a senior al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official, to the US government's list of specially designated global terrorists.
Islamabad’s infamous Red Mosque faces protest over school massacre 19.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Failure of clerics to condemn killings leads to remarkable protest outside mosque seen to symbolise ‘Tabilan mindset’ Continue reading...
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US backed talks between jihadi clerics and Isis in effort to save hostage’s life 18.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Exclusive: Talks with leadership of Isis to secure release of Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig ran for several weeks with knowledge of FBI
• Long read: the full story behind the race to save Peter Kassig
• Revealed: the secret talks US hostage – video Continue reading...
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Fights break out in Kenyan parliament over controversial anti-terrorism laws 18.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Activists warn that sweeping anti-terrorism laws pose a draconian threat to civil liberties and freedom of speech

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Al Qaeda expert credited with designing deception of CIA torture program 18.12.2014 Boing Boing
Information about her role was revealed in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report released last week Read the rest
After school attack, Pakistan vows to pursue militants outside its borders 18.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
As the death toll rose to 148 from Tuesday's massacre at a military-funded high school, the crisis sent Pakistani leaders rushing to Kabul on Wednesday to make a rare request for Afghanistan's help in fighting Islamist terrorism on both sides of their volatile ...
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UK police stops plane to detain Syria-bound teenager 18.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LONDON - British counter-terrorism officers stopped a plane as it taxied towards the runway at Heathrow to prevent a 15-year old girl from travelling to Syria to join Islamist fighters, the Evening Standard newspaper said on Wednesday. The girl, from east London, had saved up and bought a ticket to Istanbul without her parents’ knowledge, the paper said. She was removed from the flight and ...
Rage tears and broken childhoods as Pakistan reels from Taliban massacre 18.12.2014 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
The dark day of December 16 when Taliban slaughtered more than 130 pupils methodically gunning down children ended the childhood innocence of the traumatised ...
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Pakistan attack reveals the truth about terrorism: it kills more poor Muslims than rich westerners | Ben Doherty 18.12.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
In 2013, 12 people died in terrorist attacks in the west compared to 22,000 in non-western countries. How can poor Muslims escape the scourge of Islamist extremism? Those who suffer most from Islamist extremism are not people in rich western nations, but other poor Muslims. This is the fundamental truth that obliterates the false cloak of righteousness so ostentatiously donned by Islamist jihadists: the very people these misguided men and women claim to be fighting for, are the ones they kill in greatest ...
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The U.S. has no choice but to help Pakistan fight terror 18.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The massacre Tuesday at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, is likely to set off a new round of fighting between the country's army and the Taliban. But the attack may also push President Barack Obama to renew the counterterrorism partnership with Pakistan that has deteriorated since the ...
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EU parliament backs Palestinian state ‘in principle’ 17.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Israel PM accuses Europe of staggering hypocrisy after MEPs back compromise motion on Palestine by 498 votes to 88

Israel has been hammered by a series of diplomatic rebuffs across Europe after the European parliament voted overwhelmingly for qualified recognition of the Palestinian state.

The vote on Wednesday came on the same day as a meeting of signatories to the Geneva conventions warned that Israel must respect international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Terror — a creation of Pak politicians 17.12.2014 HBL: Home
Since the days of Zia-ul-Haq they have promoted Islamist outfits to keep the pot boiling in Afghanistan and India
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