05-Mar-2014 - New York Times
Renewed terror attacks take time to plan. Therefore, there may not be an immediate surge of terrorism once the NATO combat troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan at the end of 2014. But to meet the challenges presented by potential local ethnic conflicts and the Taliban, which remains a strong presence, the West’s counterterrorism strategy has to be...
04-Mar-2014 - The Nation
The leader of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, Farouq al-Qahtani al-Qatari, is moving to shore up his support and retrain militants, as the United States and President Hamid Karzai’s government remain at an impasse over a bilateral security agreement that would allow US troops to stay in the war-torn country beyond this year, according to a US media...
04-Mar-2014 - AFP
Muslim youngsters who are being radicalised by their parents should be treated as child abuse victims and removed from their families, London Mayor Boris Johnson said on Monday. Children at risk from Islamic extremism should be taken into state care to prevent them becoming “potential killers or suicide bombers”, Johnson wrote in The Daily...
04-Mar-2014 - Interfax-Ukraine
The EU Council strongly condemns the violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and calls Russia to immediate dialog with Ukraine. This is stated in the conclusions of the extraordinary meeting of the EU Council on the situation in Ukraine, which was held in Brussels on Monday, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton said.
04-Mar-2014 - ABC News
Two Los Angeles gang members appear to have emerged armed and dangerous in the middle of Syria’s civil war, a senior counter-terrorism official confirmed to ABC News, sparking security concerns back on the West Coast.
04-Mar-2014 - THE COURIER-MAIL
BRISBANE doctors are undergoing high-level counter-terrorism training in the US but Queensland Health denies it is anything more than standard professional development.
04-Mar-2014 - india.com
Leaders from the seven-nation BIMSTEC today vowed to jointly combat the growing threat of terrorism, transnational crimes and drug trafficking and agreed to intensify efforts to enhance connectivity and cooperation in areas like trade, energy and environment.
28-Feb-2014 - International News
Al-Qaeda’s core leadership in Pakistan has been seriously weakened, but the potential withdrawal of all US forces from Afghanistan could trigger a resurgence of the terror network, a top US commander said Thursday.
28-Feb-2014 - Modesto Bee
When Erin McChesney went to her principal with a new book for her high school English students, he was skeptical. Consider the cover. The title, “Street Life: Poverty, Gangs and a Ph.D.,” is scrawled in a graffiti-style font. A cartoonish drawing depicts a man half-dressed in graduation regalia, half in trademark gangster attire.
28-Feb-2014 - Associated Press
Vice President Joe Biden told Ukraine's new prime minister Thursday that the U.S. welcomes the formation of the country's new government. Biden's message was an important signal of U.S. recognition for Arsenij Yatsenyuk, named to the post Thursday in a boisterous parliamentary session, as the de facto leader of the former Soviet republic.
Opinions & Perspectives
28-Feb-2014 - Daily Times
Sir: Pakistan is fighting terrorism for the last 10 years without much success. The basic reason for failure is the absence of a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy, which in itself is the result of lack of conceptual clarity, vision, sincerity of purpose, resolve and selfishness on the part of...
18-Feb-2014 - vor
Details continue to emerge about a British man suspected of blowing himself up in a suicide attack in the Syrian town of Aleppo. Abdul Waheed Majeed, from Crawley in West Sussex, is said to have been a driver for Omar Bakri Mohammad - a radical Muslim cleric who has been banned from Britain for...