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State Department report on religious persecution accuses Islamic State of genocide 16.8.2017 LA Times: Nation

Rejecting criticism that it has sidelined human rights in U.S. policy, the State Department on Tuesday accused Islamic State of trying to commit genocide of Christians and other minorities as it sought to build an Islamist caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the armed...

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As polls open in Alabama Senate race, Republican candidates court Trump voters 15.8.2017 Washington Post
The president has endorsed Sen. Luther Strange, the favorite of the GOP establishment. That hasn’t settled things.
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President Trump's claim that foreigners are responsible for 'the vast majority' of terrorism convictions since 9/11 15.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
We revisit Trump's claim about foreigners and terrorism, in light of the Charlottesville attack.
Why The Government Can't Bring Terrorism Charges In Charlottesville 15.8.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the car attack as "domestic terrorism." That allows the government to open a broad investigation, but there's no such criminal charge as domestic terrorism.
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At Least 18 Dead After Gunmen Seize A Cafe For Hours In Burkina Faso 14.8.2017 NPR News
Burkinabe authorities say security forces reclaimed the Turkish restaurant in the early hours local time Monday. Several foreign nationals were among the dead.
Why US won't declare Pak a 'terrorist State' 14.8.2017 Rediff: Columns
The question really is whether the US can be persuaded to embark on a path of calibrated and stronger sanctions on Pakistan.
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White House: Trump condemnation includes ‘white supremacists’ 13.8.2017 Washington Post
The White House’s clarification stopped far short of what a growing number of Republicans have urged the president to do: directly call out and condemn white supremacy.
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Egypt officials: 2 militants killed in shootout with police 13.8.2017 Washington Post: World
Egyptian security officials say two suspected militants have been killed in a shootout with police in a province outside the capital Cairo.
Counter-terror police investigates threats against UK mosques 13.8.2017 Hindu: International
Counter-terrorism police in the UK are investigating a suspected far-right extremist group after a threatening mail and suspicious packages were sent to mosques across the country.Three mosques in Lo...
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Trump’s Shallow Thinking on ‘Terrorism’ 13.8.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Israel typically makes its enemies America’s enemies – think Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran – and few U.S. politicians dare step out of line. But hypocritical talk about “terrorism” has consequences, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar…Read more →
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To Combat Trump's Attacks on Democracy, We Must Understand Precedents Set by Obama 12.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
While we rightly upbraid Trump for the crimes he is committing as president, we should not succumb to rosy illusions about his predecessor. Despite his idealistic rhetoric, President Obama set the precedent for many of Trump's most egregious actions. President Barack Obama speaks at Prince George's Community College on March 15th, 2012. (Photo: Daniel Borman / Flickr ) Seven months into the Trump presidency, many people still deny how some of Donald Trump's most regressive and harmful policies directly continue the legacy of Barack Obama. Yes, Trump is demonstrably worse than Obama. The nasty rhetoric that Trump spews from his bully pulpit does real  harm  to marginalized communities, especially Muslims and immigrants. Under Trump's watch, US airstrikes have  killed  innocent civilians at a much higher rate than under Obama, with horrifying numbers of people killed in Syria and Iraq. Meanwhile Stephen Bannon is overseeing the "destruction of the administrative state," including the attempted  rollback ...
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The Russia-Did-It Certitude Challenged 10.8.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Many mainstream news outlets confessed to their gullibility over the Iraq-WMD claims, but have fallen into another groupthink over Russia-gate, as Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein heard from ex-U.K. Ambassador Craig Murray. By Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein…Read more →
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Pentagon’s Silicon Valley unit tweaks software to hit terrorists 10.8.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
U.S. pilots flying combat sorties against Islamic State and al Qaeda offshoots may soon be directed to hit “pop-up” targets — such as fleeing vehicles, ambushes and attempts to plant roadside bombs — through streamlined planning tools crafted in Silicon Valley. Starting this month, software specialists from the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental will spend weeks at the Air Force’s war-planning headquarters at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The air operations upgrade is the most ambitious task yet for the unit, the Defense Department’s 2-year-old outpost in Mountain View. Set up under former Defense Secretary Ash Carter to tap the creative ideas of small, innovative non-defense companies, the unit’s role in the air-planning software is a sign it’s being embraced by James Mattis, Carter’s successor. While there was speculation that the unit would be axed as an Obama administration pet project, it has survived with strong support from Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint ...
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Two months into Saudi-led boycott, tiny Qatar goes on the offensive 9.8.2017 Washington Post
The energy-rich Persian Gulf nation has used its billions to strengthen its economy and security, and it has announced reforms and bolstered ties with Turkey and Iran that could potentially reshape the region and its alliances for years.
White House aide: 'There's no such thing as a lone wolf' 8.8.2017 The Hill
White House aide Sebastian Gorka on Tuesday said the term "lone wolf" was coined by the previous administration "to make Americans stupid."During an interview on MSNBC, Gorka was asked how to deal with the "lone-wo...
Islamic State's next move could be underground criminal networks 8.8.2017 Washington Post
Islamic State's next move could be underground criminal networks
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New Saudi ambassador to the U.S. sees ‘huge improvement’ in relations under Trump 8.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Lally Weymouth speaks with Prince Khaled bin Salman.
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Teachers, doctors, civil servants: In Turkey's sweeping purges, 'civil death' handed out to ordinary people 5.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

They gathered, as they have every few days since February, in a concrete plaza in western Istanbul beneath a large, rippling Turkish flag. Someone passed out snacks and orange soda. They donned vests, chanted slogans and danced to an old socialist song blaring from a portable speaker.

People hurried...

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Why killing terrorist leaders doesn't necessarily wipe out their organizations 5.8.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Amid recent speculation about the fate of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi, U.S. officials were quick to say they had no idea whether Baghdadi was dead or alive.

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, nevertheless, told reporters the deaths of such extremist leaders inevitably represent substantial...

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Teachers, doctors, tax collectors: In Turkey's sweeping purges, ordinary people are branded enemies of the state 5.8.2017 L.A. Times - World News

They gathered, as they have every few days since February, in a concrete plaza in western Istanbul beneath a large, rippling Turkish flag. Someone passed out snacks and orange soda. They donned vests, chanted slogans and danced to an old socialist song blaring from a portable speaker.

People hurried...

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