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Russia Warned U.S. About Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Tsarnaev

March 26th 2014

Russian authorities warned the FBI in 2011 about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two Chechen brothers accused of carrying out last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, but U.S. authorities missed chances to detain him, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Citing a congressional report it said could be released by the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee...
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Al Qaeda Announces New English-Language Terror Magazine

March 10th 2014

Al Qaeda has used a slickly produced video with audio from Malcolm X to announce the upcoming launch of a new English-language on-line terror magazine called “Resurgence.” NBC News
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Toothpaste Terror Warning Could Be Use As Bomb In Sochi Olympics

February 6th 2014

The United States is advising airlines with direct flights serving Russia to be aware of the possibility that explosive materials could be concealed in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday night. Rep. Michael McCaul said the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin to airlines flying...
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5 dead, dozens wounded as explosions rock Cairo

January 24th 2014
5 dead, dozens wounded as explosions rock Cairo

At least five people were killed and almost 100 more wounded after several explosions rocked Cairo on Friday morning, Egypt’s Ministry of Health said. Shortly after sunrise, a vehicle attempting to gain entrance to police headquarters in the Egyptian capital exploded, killing four and wounding 76, officials said. Photo: Damage outside the Islamic museum...
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U.S. speed skater asks family not to go to Sochi due to threat

January 22nd 2014
U.S. speed skater asks family not to go to Sochi due to threat

U.S. Olympic speed skater Tucker Fredricks asked his family not to follow him to Sochi because of security concerns, his father said Tuesday. Fredricks, 29, is going to his third and final Olympics in February and told his family he didn’t want to worry about them while there. The U.S. State Department issued a...
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Deadly car bomb rocks Beirut

January 21st 2014

At least 4 people have been killed and dozens more have been injured by a suicide car bomb in Lebanon’s capital Beirut Photo: Aftermath of explosion in southern Beirut, Lebanon (Chourouk Mahmoud) Aljazeera
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Russia hunts as many as 4 ‘black widows’ before Olympics

January 20th 2014

Russian security services may be looking for as many as four ‘black widows’ dispatched to carry out terrorist attacks related to the Winter Olympics, including at least one woman believed to be in or near the Olympic city of Sochi, US and Russian sources told NBC News on Monday. Wanted posters that have gone...
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Terror ‘Surprise’ for Sochi Olympics? Purported Suicide Bombers’ New Threat

January 19th 2014

Citing a new “surprise package” for Russia and Olympic spectators, Islamist militants in the North Caucasus on Sunday launched a new threat to the Sochi Olympics with a purported “martyrdom” video by two suicide bombers who attacked a transit hub 400 miles away. The video posted on a Chechen extremist site considered a credible...
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Russia Bomb Kills 14; Second in 2 Days – VIDEO

December 30th 2013

A bomb killed at least 10 people on a Russian trolley bus in Volgograd on Monday. It comes one day after a suicide bomber killed at least 17 people at the city’s main railway station.
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‘Female Suicide Bomber’ hits Russia’s Volgograd train station [Video]

December 29th 2013

An explosion at a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd has killed at least 13 people, reports say. A female suicide bomber was thought to be responsible for the blast, Russia’s anti-terrorism committee said. A suspected female suicide bomber killed at least six people when she attacked a bus in the...
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Beirut bomb kills anti-Assad Lebanese former minister

December 27th 2013

Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday along with at least four other people, security sources said. Photo: The blanket-covered body of former Finance minister Mohammad Chattah next to the wreckage of his car in downtown Beirut,...
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Israel Killed Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis in Beirut

December 4th 2013

A senior commander for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was gunned down Wednesday outside his home in southern Beirut, security officials said. Hezbollah blamed Israel for the killing, something an official there quickly denied. Hezbollah immediately announced the death of Hassan al-Laqis and described him as one of the founding members of the group,...
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Terror group arrested in Moscow, police claim

November 27th 2013

Russian police have arrested a group of ‘armed Islamists’ in Moscow with just months left until the Winter Olympics are held in Sochi, authorities say. Authorities say members of the group were caught with guns, bombs and hand grenades. BBC News
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Sorry Our Bad! Syrian rebels ask for ‘understanding and forgiveness’ after accidentally decapitating wrong man, putting severed head on display

November 18th 2013

Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to Al-Qaeda have asked for “understanding and forgiveness” for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man’s head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in...
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BZZZ What’s that Sound? BOOM UR DEAD! Pakistani Taliban Chief Killed by Drone

November 1st 2013
BZZZ What’s that Sound?  BOOM UR DEAD!  Pakistani Taliban Chief Killed by Drone

The chief of the Pakistani Taliban was killed by a U.S. drone strike on Friday, security sources and a senior Taliban commander said, in a major blow to the country’s most feared militant group. Hakimullah Mehsud was one of Pakistan’s most wanted men with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head. He led...
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Obama nominates Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security

October 19th 2013
Obama nominates Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security

President Obama nominated Jeh Johnson as next the secretary of Homeland Security. At the Pentagon, Johnson oversaw the increased use of unmanned drone strikes, the revamping of military commission to try terrorism suspects and the repeal of the ban on gays in the military. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson, 56, would succeed Janet...
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US commandos raid terrorist hideouts in Libya, Somalia, capture senior al Qaeda official

October 6th 2013

U.S. commandos launched daring twin raids in Libya and Somalia on Saturday, capturing a senior al Qaeda official who allegedly planned 1998 embassy attacks in Kenya and Tanzania, the Pentagon said. Anas al Libi, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqai’I, was seized in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the Pentagon said. He has...
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At Least 33 Killed As Car Bomb Hits Market In Pakistan

September 29th 2013

A powerful car bomb blast killed at least 33 people, including women and children, in a busy market in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to a hospital official. nbc news
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WORLDWIDE TRAVEL ALERT Extended for a Week – US Issues Global Travel Alert Over Serious Al-Qaida Threat

August 5th 2013

WORLDWIDE ALERT – US Issues Global Travel Alert Over Critical and Serious Al-Qaida Threat The U.S. State Department has issued a global travel alert because of an unspecified al-Qaida terrorist threat. It’s been called “Specific and Detailed” by US officials. The alert comes a day after the U.S. announced that it would close its...
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HIGH ALERT – Possible al Qaeda threat Closes Embassies Sunday: State Deptartment

August 1st 2013

The United States said it would close an unspecified number of embassies around the world on Sunday over security concerns. Possible al Qaeda threat closes all US embassies Sunday across Middle East State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Thursday called the step “precautionary” but declined to specify the threat or list which missions would...
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Car Bombs Hit Baghdad Shi’ite Districts, 17 Killed

May 27th 2013

A series of car bombs exploded in markets and shopping areas in mainly Shi’ite neighborhoods across Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 17 people, police and hospital officials said. Sunni Muslim Islamist insurgents and al-Qaeda’s Iraqi wing have increased attacks since the beginning of the year and often target Shi’ite districts to try to...
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LONDON ATTACK – Woolwich Attack Exclusive: Man In Bloody (VIDEO) – Named ‘Mujahid’ – Was Known To Anjem Choudary’s Ban

May 23rd 2013
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Full headline : Woolwich attack exclusive: Man in bloody video – named ‘Mujahid’ – was known to Anjem Choudary’s banned Islamist group Al Muhajiroun One of the two men involved in the Woolwich terror attack was known to a banned Islamist organisation and went by the name of Mujahid, The Independent has learned. Anjem...
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Mother Of Bomb Suspects Insists Sons Are Innocent

April 29th 2013

The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she’s no terrorist. But Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is drawing increased attention after federal officials say Russian authorities intercepted her phone calls, including one in which she vaguely discussed jihad with her elder son. In another, she...
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‘He Just Took Tamerlan’s Brain’: Boston Bombing Suspect Transformed After Meeting Mysterious Muslim Convert

April 24th 2013

In the years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell under the influence of a new friend, a Muslim convert who steered the religiously apathetic young man toward a strict strain of Islam, family members said. Under the tutelage of a friend known to the Tsarnaev family only as Misha, Tamerlan gave up...
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Jon Stewart Destroys The Right On Gun Control: We Can’t Do Anything Because You Fear ‘Imaginary Hitler’

January 9th 2013

Tonight Jon Stewart took on the topic of the right’s response to gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. “Finally, everybody is ready to talk about gun violence,” he said. “Nothing is off the table, no bad idea, it’s a safe space. Let’s start the discussion...
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