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What Terrorist Attacks Don’t Tell Us

What Terrorist Attacks Don’t Tell Us | Global Politics | Scoop.it
This past week, terrorists struck Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Al Shabaab, a Somali Islamist organization, claimed responsibility.
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Nigeria Boko Haram amnesty dismissed

Nigeria Boko Haram amnesty dismissed | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan rejects an amnesty for the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, despite a recent appeal by a Muslim leader.
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Do terrorists have to transform into more normal political forces before they can be offered amnesty?

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Al-Shabab 'to kill' French agent

Al-Shabab 'to kill' French agent | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Al-Shabab militants in Somalia say they will kill French agent, Denis Allex, who France said had already died in a failed rescue attempt.
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And so it goes...

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Bomb kills Kurdish security recruits in Iraq - Aljazeera.com

Bomb kills Kurdish security recruits in Iraq - Aljazeera.com | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.comBomb kills Kurdish security recruits in IraqAljazeera.comSecurity officials said the blast on Sunday targeted the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) office in Jalawla some 125km northeast of Baghdad.
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Is Terrorism the Main Threat to Human Security in Northern Africa?

Is Terrorism the Main Threat to Human Security in Northern Africa? | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Terrorism is undoubtedly an inimical factor in the pursuit of human security, although it is by no means the only issue and not the most significant either.
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U.S. still on high alert for Nigeria attacks | DefenceWeb

U.S. still on high alert for Nigeria attacks | DefenceWeb | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The United States remains on high alert attacks on its interests in Nigeria by Islamists, even though they have not mounted any major operations for months, the U. S. ambassador said. Ambassador..
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The High Price of False Security

The High Price of False Security | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Charles Kenny has an excellent piece in Bloomberg BusinessWeek about security: The attention paid to terrorism in the U.S. is considerably out of proportion to the relative threat it presents. That's especially true when it ...
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UN call for bio-terrorism action

UN call for bio-terrorism action | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The United Nations says great efforts need to be taken to prevent cases of biological terrorism.
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14 killed in Mogadishu suicide attack - Telegraph

14 killed in Mogadishu suicide attack  - Telegraph | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Supporters of Somalia's al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab killed 14 people and wounded 20 more in a double suicide attack in the capital Mogadishu, in one of most deadly attacks for several months.
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Obama vows 'justice will be done' over killing of US ambassador in Libya

Obama vows 'justice will be done' over killing of US ambassador in Libya | Global Politics | Scoop.it
President says bond between US and Libya won't be shaken as officials say embassy attack may have been premeditated...
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US drones kill five suspected militants on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan

US drones kill five suspected militants on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Strike in the North Waziristan tribal region is first since an attack in which a top commander of the powerful Haqqani network was killed...
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Colombia-Farc peace talks being arranged, says president

Colombia-Farc peace talks being arranged, says president | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Juan Manuel Santos confirms secret meetings have been held with rebels to revive negotiations that fell apart in 2002...
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Terrorism in Africa: Inside Look at the Three Groups You Should Know About - PolicyMic

Terrorism in Africa: Inside Look at the Three Groups You Should Know About - PolicyMic | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Terrorism in Africa: Inside Look at the Three Groups You Should Know About PolicyMic Their attacks across international borders, like the September 2013 attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, impact international expatriate and tourist presence as...
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Identifies three major terrorist organisations in Africa.

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Attacks in Nigeria leave 23 dead

Attacks in Nigeria leave 23 dead | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Suspected Islamist gunmen are blamed for the deaths of at least 23 people in two separate attacks in north-eastern Nigeria.
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Analysis: Study shows rise of al Qaeda affiliate in Syria - CNN (blog)

Analysis: Study shows rise of al Qaeda affiliate in Syria - CNN (blog) | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Analysis: Study shows rise of al Qaeda affiliate in Syria
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A jihadist group with links to al Qaeda has become the most effective of the different factions fighting the in regime, according to a new analysis, and now has some 5,000 fighters.
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US insists designating rebel group will help opposition - CNN (blog)

US insists designating rebel group will help opposition - CNN (blog) | Global Politics | Scoop.it
US insists designating rebel group will help oppositionCNN (blog)U.S.
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Another demonstration of the complexities of the Syrian situation.

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Security forces arrest Afghan accused of funding the Taliban - Reuters

Security forces arrest Afghan accused of funding the Taliban - Reuters | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Security forces arrest Afghan accused of funding the TalibanReutersISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Coalition and Afghan forces have arrested a currency dealer suspected of handling millions of dollars of Taliban cash as part of a widening campaign to block ...
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Muharram security: Sindh govt requests army's assistance - The Express Tribune

Muharram security: Sindh govt requests army's assistance - The Express Tribune | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The Express TribuneMuharram security: Sindh govt requests army's assistanceThe Express TribuneKARACHI: Keeping in mind the deteriorating law and order situation and looming threats during Ashura, the Sindh government on Tuesday requested the armed...
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UN to investigate civilian deaths from US drone strikes

UN to investigate civilian deaths from US drone strikes | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Special rapporteur on counter-terror operations condemns Barack Obama's failure to establish effective monitoring process...
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Peruvian rebels burn helicopters

Peruvian rebels burn helicopters | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Three helicopters are burned on an airfield in the Peruvian jungle, in an attack the military blames on left-wing Shining Path rebels.
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The End of Ideologically-Motivated Violent Movements in Latin ...

The new wave of violent organized movements is made up of international criminal networks, such as Mexican cartels or criminal gangs in Central America, who have gained power through the lucrative drug trade but lack a political ideology or...
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Egypt, Not Libya, May Be Bigger Challenge for White House

Egypt, Not Libya, May Be Bigger Challenge for White House | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The Egyptian government’s response to violence at the American Embassy in Cairo gave the Obama administration further cause for concern.

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Turkish troops die in clashes with Kurds

Turkish troops die in clashes with Kurds | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Latest fighting with rebels leaves nine soldiers and police dead, with more wounded, say Turkish security sources...
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