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Yemeni soldiers battle 'al-Qaeda' fighters

Yemeni soldiers battle 'al-Qaeda' fighters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Sixteen anti-government fighters and four soldiers killed in clashes outside the capital of southern Abyan province.
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Kenya 'will pursue Somali rebels'

Kenya 'will pursue Somali rebels' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Kenyan troops fighting Islamist insurgents in southern Somalia promise to carry out air strikes deeper into rebel-held territory...
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French accusations put Syria's allies in spotlight

BEIRUT (Reuters) - France says it believes Syria was behind an attack on U.N. peacekeepers in south Lebanon.
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Hezbollah head in rare appearance

Hezbollah head in rare appearance | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah Shia Islamist group, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, makes his first public appearance for several years at a Beirut rally.
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Can Hezbollah Cope With A Changing Middle East?

While the Middle East undergoes fast-paced, dramatic social and political change, Hezbollah has been trying its best to shield itself from the process that has been redefining the balance of power and reshuffling the political cards in the...
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AT&T Hackers Have Terrorist Connections, Say Philippines Police

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and police in the Philippines have jointly busted a ring of four alleged hackers in Manila with connections to a...
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Fallout from the Arab Spring has Hamas agreeing to nonviolent protest and seeking PLO membership, which means recognizing Israel

Fallout from the Arab Spring has Hamas agreeing to nonviolent protest and seeking PLO membership,  which means recognizing Israel | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The leaders of the two biggest Palestinian parties met in Cairo on Thanksgiving, and just going by the headlines afterward, you'd have thought nothing had happened. "Palestinians talk unity, no sign of progress," said Reuters.
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Official: Yemen’s military kills 7 al-Qaida-linked fighters in battle for key southern city

Official: Yemen’s military kills 7 al-Qaida-linked fighters in battle for key southern city | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni troops killed seven al-Qaida-linked militants — including an Iranian, a Pakistani and two Somali nationals — in the latest fighting in a turbulent southern province, a security official said Wednesday.
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Syrian Opposition Council Meets with Extremist Cleric

Syrian Opposition Council Meets with Extremist Cleric | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Ammar Abdulhamid, a U.S.-based Syrian secular opposition activist, says that the purpose of Qaradawi’s meeting with the SNC was to give it legitimacy amongst Islamists even though it has secular leaders.

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Libya dispatch: as lawlessness spreads, are the rebel 'good guys' turning bad?

Libya dispatch: as lawlessness spreads, are the rebel 'good guys' turning bad? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Once welcomed as liberators, Libya's rebel fighters are beginning to outstay their welcome in Tripoli.

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Yemen army kills five Qaeda suspects: officials

Yemen army kills five Qaeda suspects: officials | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Five al-Qaeda suspects were killed in artillery shelling by Yemen’s army in the country’s restive southern city of Zinjibar, officials said on Saturday.

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Is Hamas Moderating?

Is Hamas Moderating? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
With Hamas’s Syrian patrons weaker, the group may be softening its hard line and open to a Fatah deal. By Ei Lake.
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New Signs of Syria-Pakistan Nuke Tie

U.N. investigators have identified a previously unknown complex in Syria that bolsters suspicions that the Syrian government worked with A.Q. Khan, the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb, to acquire technology that could make nuclear arms.
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Awlaki video urges U.S. Muslims to join al Qaeda

Awlaki video urges U.S. Muslims to join al Qaeda | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S.-born al Qaeda militant Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in a CIA drone strike in September, posthumously called on U.S.
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'Hezbollah laundered funds' in US

'Hezbollah laundered funds' in US | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Three Lebanese financial institutions linked to Hezbollah laundered more than $300m through the US used car market, US prosecutors say.
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France points finger at Syria for Lebanon attack

France points finger at Syria for Lebanon attack | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - France's Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Sunday Paris believed Syria was behind attacks on its troops in Lebanon earlier this week.A roadside bomb wounded five French peacekeepers...
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Al Qaeda Africa Refuge Flourishes By Meshing With Locals

Al Qaeda Africa Refuge Flourishes By Meshing With Locals | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
SOKOLO, Mali -- The first time the members of al-Qaida emerged from the forest, they politely said hello. Then the men carrying automatic weapons asked the frightened villagers if they could please take water from the well.
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Somali Islamists ban aid groups, renewing famine concerns

Somali Islamists ban aid groups, renewing famine concerns | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Somalia's Islamist insurgency banned Western aid agencies from its territory, raising concerns that famine could return to parts of the northeast African nation.
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Pakistani Girls Hearing, But Not Heeding, Taliban Warnings

Children cried and shook uncontrollably at the sight of the rubble and shattered glass remnants of their classroom. The Taliban had bombed yet another girls' school in Pakistan.
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New York arrest for alleged 'al-Qaida sympathiser' linked to bomb plot

New York arrest for alleged 'al-Qaida sympathiser' linked to bomb plot | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Dominican-born US citizen, 27, allegedly plotted to bomb soliders, police cars and post offices, said mayor Bloomberg...
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Antiterrorism meeting in Algeria signals regional worries about terror

North African leaders are concerned about the rising threats of loose weapons, the local Al Qaeda franchise, kidnapping, and rebellions – particularly since the fall of Libya's Muammar Qaddafi.
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Nigeria's Boko Haram 'kills 63'

Nigeria's Boko Haram 'kills 63' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for gun and bomb attacks in the north-east of the country on Saturday, in which at least 63 people died.
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The trouble in Yemen

The last news most Americans noticed out of Yemen was great -- last month’s drone-killing of terror kingpin Anwar al-Awlaki.
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Sunni Awakening Members Die in Explosion in Iraq

Sunni Awakening Members Die in Explosion in Iraq | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The attack highlights growing Sunni frustration with how the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government deals with their security.
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