November 12, 2019

OPINION: Sexualized violence as a weapon of war

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By Melissa Martin Rape of females has been an aspect of war as long as war has existed, but only in recent years has rape in war been acknowledged as a weapon. The United Nations Human Rights Commission passed a resolution identifying rape as a war crime in 1993.  Sexual assault in the United States […]

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 […]

ISIS sympathizer faces charges for plot to bomb Miami mall

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AP From New York Post MIAMI — A Florida man who described himself as a sympathizer of the Islamic State extremist group faces terrorism-related charges stemming from a purported plot to bomb a Miami-area shopping mall, according to court documents filed Monday. Vicente Adolfo Solano, 53, appeared at a brief hearing Monday afternoon on a […]

Turkey detains suspected Islamic State militant for planning to bring down U.S. plane – Dogan

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Reuters From DNA Turkish authorities have detained a suspected Islamic State militant of Russian origin after he allegedly planned to use a drone to bring down a U.S. plane at the Incirlik air base, Dogan News Agency said on Thursday. Dogan, citing security officials, said Russian national Renat Bakiev was detained after police surveillance showed […]

US looking to prevent ISIS “foothold” in Caribbean

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From Guyana Times Having recognised that “significant” extremists from the Caribbean have joined the self-styled Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL), the United States is seeking to severe any ties the notorious terrorist organisation may have in the Region. This is one of the areas of concern that the North American nation is aiming to address […]

Why the latest wave of terrorism will get worse before it gets better

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By Bruce Newsome, The Conversation From Business Insider The latest attacks in London and Manchester– like last year’s attacks in Orlando, Florida andSt. Cloud, Minnesota – epitomize what I call the newest form of terrorism. The newest terrorists aim to kill as many people as possible, as frequently as possible, as horrifically as possible, intimately, […]

Trump made no ‘Classified’ Leak, someone else did

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By Christopher Ruddy From Newsmax The Washington Post reported Monday that President Trump revealed “highly classified” intelligence to Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their recent meeting at the White House. But the Post forgot to mention that the President’s conversation with Lavrov is itself among the most secret and classified matters our government holds […]

Russia signs deal for Syria bases, Turkey appears to accept Assad

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By Rod Nordland / The New York Times From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette BEIRUT — Russia signed a long-term agreement Friday to greatly enlarge its military presence in Syria, more than doubling the space for warships in Russia’s only Mediterranean port and securing rights to an air base that may already be adding a second runway. The […]

ISIS in the Caribbean

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By SIMON COTTEE From The Atlantic Trinidad has the highest rate of Islamic State recruitment in the Western hemisphere. How did this happen? This summer, the so-called Islamic State published issue 15 of its online magazine Dabiq. In what has become a standard feature, it ran an interview with an ISIS foreign fighter. “When I […]

There are distinct moral underpinnings to every action in Syria — including the chemical weapon attack

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By Peter Lee, The Conversation From Business Insider Outrage. Again. In Syria. The latest cause of anti-Assad angst is an apparent chlorine gas attack against civilians in Aleppo. The only surprise is that anybody can still be surprised by such activity. The first and obvious question is: why would the Syrian president order such an attack? […]