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No, Conservatives - the US Navy Is NOT Filing Charges Against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White 3.8.2015 Little Green Footballs
DERPHere we go again. It's one fake story after another from the right wing, and tonight they're all screaming in unison about a completely bogus outrage launched by discredited war criminal Allen West and quickly picked up by the Stupidest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, without ever checking to ...
Maajid Nawaz: how a former Islamist became David Cameron’s anti-extremism adviser 2.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The Essex schoolboy who clashed with skinheads, joined an Islamist group and spent four years in jail seems an unlikely government ally – and he’s not short of critics On 10 September 2001, a young British man stepped off a plane in Egypt, for a year abroad studying Arabic. When news of the most spectacular terrorist attack in history reached Maajid Nawaz the next day, he sensed it might play badly for the Islamist group of which he was a member. By April 2002, he had been picked up by the security services for his membership of Hizb-ut-Tahrir – the “Party of Liberation” – and ended up spending four years in an Egyptian jail. Since returning to Britain in 2006, though, Nawaz’s career has taken an improbable turn: he has set himself up as an expert on how to prevent radicalisation, and has even advised prime ministers and presidents, including David Cameron and George W Bush. Nawaz likes to do things in style. In 2007, after dramatically leaving Hizb-ut-Tahrir, he decided to create an anti-extremism ...
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Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29 2.8.2015 Hindu: International
An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticised worldwide by press freedom advoc...
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300 Muslim Brotherhood loyalists jailed in Egypt 2.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Cairo, Aug 2 : An Egyptian court sentenced 300 loyalists of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood group of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for three to 10 years in prison over violence charges.
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Don’t close the door on dialogue with Pak 1.8.2015 Asian Age: Editorial
The Pakistan NSA was forced to re-interpret the Ufa joint declaration in a way that negated the spirit of the meeting between their principals The Pakistan NSA was forced to re-interpret the Ufa joint declaration in a way that negated the spirit of the meeting between their principals All countries, with the possible exception of China and Turkey, find it difficult to work on their diplomatic relationship with Pakistan since Pakistan continues to be the world’s factory of extremist Islamist indoctrination and the nursery of jihadi terrorism that goes with this status. The United States and India are in a particularly unenviable position in this regard — India on account of Partition and the subsequent history of wars which is admittedly leavened by all too brief interregnums of normality. Given this background, it is not yet wholly clear if New Delhi would rupture the incipient dialogue process with Islamabad in the wake of the July 27 terrorist attack in Gurdaspur in Punjab. The process, essentially ...
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Syrian army advances on plain after rebel offensive: monitor 1.8.2015 Hindu: News
The military is battling insurgents including al-Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front and the Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham for control of Sahl al-Ghab plain
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Don’t close the door on dialogue with Pak 1.8.2015 Asian Age: Editorial
The Pakistan NSA was forced to re-interpret the Ufa joint declaration in a way that negated the spirit of the meeting between their principals The Pakistan NSA was forced to re-interpret the Ufa joint declaration in a way that negated the spirit of the meeting between their principals All countries, with the possible exception of China and Turkey, find it difficult to work on their diplomatic relationship with Pakistan since Pakistan continues to be the world’s factory of extremist Islamist indoctrination and the nursery of jihadi terrorism that goes with this status. The United States and India are in a particularly unenviable position in this regard — India on account of Partition and the subsequent history of wars which is admittedly leavened by all too brief interregnums of normality. Given this background, it is not yet wholly clear if New Delhi would rupture the incipient dialogue process with Islamabad in the wake of the July 27 terrorist attack in Gurdaspur in Punjab. The process, essentially ...
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Don’t close the door on dialogue with Pak 1.8.2015 Asian Age: Editorial
The Pakistan NSA was forced to re-interpret the Ufa joint declaration in a way that negated the spirit of the meeting between their principals The Pakistan NSA was forced to re-interpret the Ufa joint declaration in a way that negated the spirit of the meeting between their principals All countries, with the possible exception of China and Turkey, find it difficult to work on their diplomatic relationship with Pakistan since Pakistan continues to be the world’s factory of extremist Islamist indoctrination and the nursery of jihadi terrorism that goes with this status. The United States and India are in a particularly unenviable position in this regard — India on account of Partition and the subsequent history of wars which is admittedly leavened by all too brief interregnums of normality. Given this background, it is not yet wholly clear if New Delhi would rupture the incipient dialogue process with Islamabad in the wake of the July 27 terrorist attack in Gurdaspur in Punjab. The process, essentially ...
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Mullah Omar: Death of a Pakistani proxy 31.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Washington, July 31 : On Wednesday, the office of Afghanistan's president Arg (presidential palace), officially stated in a press release, "The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, based on credible information, confirms that Mullah Mohammad Omar, leader of the Taliban died in April 2013 in Pakistan."
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Mullah Akhtar Mansoor: Taliban's new leader has a reputation for moderation 31.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Mullah Omar’s reported successor joined the group at its founding and is known to be in favour of peace talks with the Afghan government

Mullah Akhtar Mansoor – believed to be the Taliban’s new leader - has an unexpected reputation as a relative moderate and fierce proponent of peace talks, raising hopes that his leadership could pave the way for an end to years of fighting.

He was a founding member of the group, who knew Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden personally, but kept a relatively low profile until the deaths and arrests of more prominent insurgent fighters thrust him towards power.

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Mullah Omar obituary 30.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Taliban leader who gave Osama bin Laden a haven from which to launch the 9/11 attacks Mullah Mohammed Omar’s rise from obscurity as a minor mujahideen commander to leadership of the extremist Taliban movement was meteoric, even by Afghan standards. From 1994, when he emerged as a Robin Hood figure in the post-civil war chaos of Kandahar, until his death in 2013 aged about 53, he was the Taliban’s undisputed head. Its largely unrecognised Islamic emirate ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until late 2001, after which Omar was not seen in public. Despite his symbolic importance to his followers, little was known of him in recent years, and his death has been announced only now. A fanatic and recluse who hardly ever met outsiders and knew little of the world at large, he was perhaps best known as the man who gave asylum to the equally fanatical Saudi Arabian founder of al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden . And it was from the safe haven of Afghanistan that Bin Laden ordered the attack on the World Trade Center in ...
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Unusual terror case going to trial in US court in Virginia 30.7.2015 AP National
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect....
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Ascetic who shielded Osama 30.7.2015 Telegraph: International
One of the most wanted men in the world for over a decade, Mullah Omar was also one of the most elusive.
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One of Pakistan's most feared militants is killed in shootout 29.7.2015 L.A. Times - World News
Police in Pakistan killed one of the country's most feared militant leaders along with his two sons and 11 followers in a shootout early Wednesday.
The US Hand in the Syrian Mess 29.7.2015 Truthout - All Articles
A Syrian refugee walks among severely damaged buildings in downtown Homs, Syria, on June 3, 2014. (Photo: Xinhua/Pan Chaoyue via Flickr ) Neocons and the mainstream US media place all the blame for the Syrian civil war on President Bashar al-Assad and Iran, but there is another side of the story in which Syria's olive branches to the US and Israel were spurned and a reckless drive for "regime change" followed. Syria's current leader, Bashar al-Assad replaced his autocratic father as president and head of the ruling Ba'ath Party in 2000. Only 35 years old and British educated, he aroused widespread hopes at home and abroad of introducing reforms and liberalizing the regime. In his first year he freed hundreds of political prisoners and shut down a notorious prison, though his security forces resumed cracking down on dissenters a year later. But almost from the start, Assad was marked by the George W. Bush administration for "regime change." Then, in the early years of Barack Obama's presidency, there were ...
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Obama’s Egypt Policy Breeds Terrorism 29.7.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: President Obama has gotten in line behind the Israeli-Saudi preference in Egypt for the brutal dictatorship of Gen. al-Sisi over the elected (but now deposed) Muslim Brotherhood government of President Morsi, a posture so shocking that even some U.S. neocons object, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Like a stopped clock, even rabid neoconservatives…
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New ISIS document reveals 'grand plan' to wage war in India, trigger 'Armageddon' 29.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Geneva, July 29 : A recruitment document retrieved from Pakistan's lawless tribal lands has revealed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) 'grand ambition' to ignite a war in India, build a new terror army in Pakistan and Afghanistan and provoke an Armageddon-like 'end of the world' situation.
Afghan officials probe reports of Taliban leader death 29.7.2015 Washington Post: World
Afghan officials said Wednesday they were studying unconfirmed reports that the leader of the Taliban has died, but there was no immediate comment from the militant group on the claims.Zafar Hashemi, a deputy spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, told reporters in Kabul that an investigation was underway into reports of the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar.Read full article ...
End this charade of talking to Pakistan 29.7.2015 Rediff: Intl News
'India's policy makers need to pull their heads out of the sand and recognize the reality that Pakistan has supported and sponsored terrorism on Indian soil for more than three decades; a national counter-terrorism strategy must be evolved in the fullest consciousness of this fact, and of the continued hostility of the Pakistani nation-State to the very idea of India.'
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Egypt’s timid press lashes out at harsh measures aimed at media 28.7.2015 Washington Post: World
CAIRO — They’ve cheered for officials at news conferences. They’ve smeared government critics. Egypt’s reporters threw their support behind a 2013 coup, becoming a mouthpiece for the new, military-backed regime. Read full article ...
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