Paris Attacks

Obama Hopes to Close Guantanamo Jail, Expects Congress Resistance

By Matt Spetalnick MANILA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Thursday to press ahead with the release of his plan on how he hopes to close the Guantanamo military prison but said last week’s Paris attacks would stoke further congressional resistance to his efforts. Obama drew a link between a bid

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Germany Says Arrested Man Likely Arms Runner, Paris Link Unclear

BERLIN, Nov 19  – A man from Montenegro who was arrested in southern Germany in early November after guns and explosives were found in his car is probably an arms runner and may have no connection to last Friday’s attacks in Paris, German officials said. The 51-year-old was arrested on Nov. 5 near the Bavarian

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Connecticut Welcomes Syrian Refugee Family After Indiana Slams Door

By Scott Malone Nov 18 – A family of Syrian refugees has settled in Connecticut after the Republican governor of Indiana, where the trio had been headed, said he did not want new refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war to enter his state, officials said on Wednesday. The family included a father, a mother and their

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Facebook Activates “Safety Check” For Nigeria Blasts After Criticism

Nov. 18 – Facebook Inc activated its “Safety Check” feature after deadly blasts in Nigeria late on Tuesday following criticism from users that the social media network was being selective about deploying it. Facebook usually activates the feature, which allows users to mark themselves as safe, after natural disasters, but not bombings or attacks. The

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Southeast Asia at Potential Risk of Daesh-Style Attacks

By Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 18 – Southeast Asia faces the threat of Daesh-inspired attacks designed to “glamorise terrorism”, a Malaysian minister said on Wednesday, voicing fears of battle-hardened fighters returning from Syria to launch Paris-style attacks. In September, Malaysian police thwarted a plot to detonate bombs in Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant tourist area of

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Gunfire Erupts in North Paris As Police Hunt Suspect

PARIS Nov 18 – Shots rang out in the Saint Denis area of northern Paris early on Wednesday as special police forces launched an operation to catch one of the suspects from Friday night’s shooting in the French capital, a police source told Reuters. French TV station BFMTV said some police had been wounded during

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Terrorism Is Faithless

Extremist groups resort to brainwashing and bribery to gain followers  By Rami G. Khouri  The brutal nature and wide geographic scope of the terror attacks by Daesh in recent weeks that killed over 400 innocent people in Sinai, Beirut, Baghdad and Paris have once again sparked a frantic quest by befuddled intelligence agencies and analysts

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Among The [Dis]Believers

The Rapid Rise of Daesh Has Come to A Head in Paris BY Kareem Shaheen “A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.” This was the sage advice of the author, J. R. R. Tolkein in his work, The Children of Húrin. It

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