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Apr 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at the University of the West Indies, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Kingston, Jamaica. The president said Thursday that he soon decide whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism now that the State Department has finished a review on the ...

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Apr 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Islamic State militants are demanding up to $30 million in ransom to release the hundreds of Christian hostages in Syria, according to an officer within the Assyrian leadership. In ongoing negotiations between ISIS terrorists and the Assyrian leadership to free the 250-300 Christians abducted by the militant group in February, ISIS is demanding $100,000 ...

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Apr 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via BRIEFING ROOM: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) said Thursday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who was convicted Wednesday for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, should not face the death penalty. "My heart goes out to the families here, but I don't support the death penalty. I think he should spend his life in jail. No possibility ...

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Apr 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FLOOR ACTION: A liberal group is suggesting Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is trying to start a war with Iran by supporting a bill connected to nuclear negotiations with Tehran. “Starting a war with Iran is apparently the top legislative priority for the next leader of the Senate Democratic caucus,” CREDO Action says in its petition, which ...

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Apr 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Supporters of the Shiite Huthi militia brandish their weapons in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on April 5, 2015 (AFP Photo/Mohammed Huwais) Aden (AFP) - Washington warned Thursday it would not stand by while Tehran supports Shiite rebels in Yemen, as Iran's supreme leader denounced Saudi-led air strikes in the country as "criminal acts". In the most direct ...

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Apr 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE GUARDIAN: The French culture minister has called an urgent meeting of media groups to assess their vulnerability to hacking after the television network TV5Monde was taken over by individuals claiming to belong to Islamic State, blacking out broadcasts and hacking its websites and Facebook page. Visiting the network’s headquarters in Paris after the attack, Fleur ...

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Apr 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin man traveled to the Middle East in a failed attempt to join the Islamic State group, federal authorities said Thursday. Joshua Van Haften, 34, of Madison, was arrested Wednesday night at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago after returning on a flight from Turkey. He is charged in a criminal complaint with ...

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Apr 8, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE BLAZE: Running through a field toward cover just outside a village in the Iraqi city of Daquq, Chris Toney said he could practically feel the hail of bullets whizzing past his head. He could hear the sound of the unsettling “crack” that bullets make when they hit nearby, just another reminder that his time ...

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Apr 8, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE BLAZE: The White House says Vice President Joe Biden is highly qualified to speak on Iraq policy and combating the Islamic State, which he’ll do in an address Thursday instead of President Barack Obama. “The president on a number of occasions has spoken about this issue,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told TheBlaze Wednesday. ...

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Apr 8, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Apr 8, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: DEVELOPING: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether he should be executed. The verdict was reached Wednesday afternoon, nearly two years to the day three people were killed and more than 260 injured in the April 15, 2013, bombings. Tsarnaev, 21, showed no ...

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Apr 7, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to act quickly once he receives a State Department recommendation on whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, a remaining obstacle to the restoration of relations between Washington and Havana. With just days to go before a hemispheric summit in Panama where Obama ...

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Apr 7, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via NEWSWEEK: Cyber activist group Anonymous promised an “electronic Holocaust” against Israel today, but it has had little success in erasing Israel from cyberspace as threatened, according to Israeli analysts. The threatened cyber attack, planned to fall just a week before Holocaust Remembrance Day (known as Yom HaShoah in Israel) on April 16, saw pro-Palestinian hackers target ...

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Apr 7, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Badruddin Haqqani and Bowe Bergdahl in 2012 in Afghanistan. Via FOX NEWS: A 2009 NCIS investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s activities while in Afghanistan reveal that there is clear evidence Bergdahl was “going over to the other side with a deliberate plan,” Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night. Shaffer, a former ...

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Apr 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Apr 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev targeted men, women and children at the marathon because he wanted to terrorize the United States on a day when the eyes of the world would be on Boston, a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday in closing arguments. "He chose a day when there would be civilians on ...

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Apr 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Catherine Herridge: Al Qaeda's Yemen affiliate is expanding its footprint amid the chaos in the country and now providing guidance to the Somalia terror group that claimed responsibility for last week's deadly terror attack at a university, an intelligence source told Fox News. The warning underscores the growing threat posed by Al Qaeda in Yemen ...

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Apr 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Tehran Stock Exchange has rallied after world powers clinched a nuclear framework agreement with Tehran, reflecting hopes that some crippling international sanctions could soon be lifted. The official IRNA news agency says the Tehran Stock Exchange index rose 6.9 percent over two days. The agency says the index improved by 4,535 ...

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Apr 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday that Al Qaeda is having a “resurgence.” "In Yemen the news is really all bad," Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told ABC's "This Week." "Just as we feared in the chaos ... Al Qaeda has had a resurgence." The Al Qaeda ...

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Apr 3, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Murdered students of the Garissa University College, Kenya Via WAPO: President Obama has cited the battle against al-Shabab militants in Somalia as a model of success for his relatively low-investment, light-footprint approach to counterterrorism. By some measures, it has paid dividends. U.S. drones have killed several of the Islamist group’s leaders, including two top planners in just the ...

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Apr 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — President Barack Obama says that every path Iran had to develop a nuclear weapon will be cut off after a tentative nuclear deal was reached. On Thursday, the United States, Iran and five other world powers announced an understanding outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons, directing ...

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Apr 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Apr 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ISTANBUL – Around 1 a.m. on Thursday, masked gunmen armed with RPGs, hand grenades, and assault rifles stormed a central security prison in eastern Yemen, freeing more than 300 prisoners, including a top al-Qaeda commander. Pictures posted to Twitter, apparently pulled from CCTV footage near the prison, show a pickup truck full of heavily armed men ...

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Apr 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies fought their way through the commercial center of Aden on Thursday and seized the presidential palace on a strategic hilltop in this southern coastal city, security officials said. The capture was a major blow to the Saudi-led coalition, which has been carrying out airstrikes for a ...

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