October 14, 2019

Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

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From BBC The United States has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its allegation Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities. Iran denies involvement in Saturday’s air attacks, which were claimed by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen. But unnamed US officials speaking to US and international media say the direction and […]

US evacuates some government employees from Iraq over Iran threat

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From Newsmax Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran. President Donald Trump’s administration is applying new sanctions pressure on Tehran and sending additional forces to the Middle East to counter what it says is a heightened […]

From Iraq and Pakistan to the Caribbean, climate change is driving threats of new insecurity and violence, security analysts say’

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by Laurie Goering, Thomson Reuters Foundation, in The Hague From Climate Centre (This story appeared first on Tuesday on the website of the Thomson Reuters Foundation; it has been edited slightly here for length.) Climate change threats – from worsening water shortages in Iraq and Pakistan to harsher hurricanes in the Caribbean – are a growing security […]

US Army developing net gun to snare drones

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By Jason Deveney From Newmax The Army is working to develop a net gun to catch suspicious drones and bring them to the ground before they can do damage. According to Army Times, the Army received a patent for a net gun that can be fired from a standard 40mm grenade launcher. The weapon would be […]

Hosay: How an ancient Islamic holiday became uniquely Caribbean

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By Ken Chitwood From The Philadelphia Tribune A throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St. James and Cedros to admire the vibrant floats with beautifully bedecked models of mausoleums. Their destination is the waters of the Caribbean, where the crowds will push them out to float. This is part of the Hosay […]

Syria war: IS ‘seized women and children’ in Sweida attack

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From BBC Islamic State (IS) militants are holding more than 30 women and children hostage in south-western Syria, a monitor and local media say. They are thought to have been seized during a wave of deadly IS attacks in Suweida province last week. The Syrian government controls most of the region but IS militants hold […]

6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

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By AFP From This  is MONEY.co.uk Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat. Smail Chergui, the AU’s commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would […]

Stunning moments

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50 stunning moments captured by the award-winning Reuters photography team in 2017 Part 1 By Sarah Jacobs From Business Insider A protester holds a national flag as a bank branch, housed in the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice, burns during a rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 12, 2017.Carlos […]

SUN UK EXCLUSIVE – TERROR IN PARADISE Brit tourists warned over ISIS attacks on Trinidad & Tobago as Caribbean island becomes new breeding ground for jihadis

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By Corey Charlton From The Sun UK The beautiful Caribbean islands – home to just 1.3 million people – have the highest rate of ISIS foreign recruitment in the Western hemisphere. FEARS are growing that the idyllic tourist destination of Trinidad and Tobago could face a new wave of terror attacks from returning ISIS jihadis. […]

In the aftermaths of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, will Hurricane ISIS make landfall?

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Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling From WN “We must search out totally new ways to anchor ourselves, for all the old roots religion, nation, community, family, or profession are now shaking under the hurricane impact of the accelerative thrust.”  – Alvin Toffler Like hurricanes, the nature of ISIS stands for “We love death more […]