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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from BBC: Australia temporarily stops issuing visas to people from countries affected by Ebola, in a bid to stop the virus from entering the country. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told parliament that Australia would suspend its immigration programme for such travellers. The restriction comes after an 18-year-old who arrived from West Africa earlier this month was ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — Two car bombings in Iraq, including one where a suicide attacker drove a Humvee into a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen, killed at least 34 people Monday, authorities said. The deadliest attack struck the outskirts of the Sunni town of Jurf al-Skhar, where the suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden Humvee ...

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD — From the battlefield near Baiji, an Islamic State jihadist fired a heat-seeking missile and blew an Iraqi Army Mi-35M attack helicopter out of the sky this month, killing its two crew members. Days later, the Islamic State released a chilling series of images from a video purporting to capture the attack in northern Iraq: ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Photo Credit (lustrelux) Paris (AFP) - A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats. A police source said Sunday the group of teens were arrested in the parking lot ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via DAILY MAIL: An airliner came within just 80ft of colliding with a quadcopter drone after it was 'deliberately flown' at the passenger plane as it flew over Essex, an official report reveals. The 74-seater aeroplane was travelling over Southend when the pilot spotted the remote-controlled quadcopter 'very close' to the right wing-tip. An investigation launched into the ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – The death of an American journalist who worked in the Middle East has come under suspicion because she had claimed days before her death that the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her coverage of the siege of the Syrian city of Kobani. Serena Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, was a ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

The president chaired a meeting of the National Defence Council after the Sinai attacks Via BBC NEWS: Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the country is facing a threat to its existence from jihadists after the military suffered the biggest loss of life in decades in attacks in Sinai. At least 31 soldiers were killed in two attacks ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via YNET NEWS: "There is a crisis with the Americans and it needs to be addressed as a crisis," Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Saturday after ongoing tensions between Washington and Jerusalem led US officials to block Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon from meeting with senior administration officials during his current US visit. "We mustn't pretend there isn't ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE TELEGRAPH: On the barren wastes of Mount Sinjar, the Yazidis are once more surrounded and fighting for their lives. "We saw Isil, there are daily clashes with Isil. Today and yesterday there was heavy fighting," said one stranded Yazidi man, Dre'i Shamo, last week. "The situation is very tragic and critical." Further south, the advance ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BERLIN (AP) -- The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic extremists in the country is growing rapidly. Hans-Georg Maassen says his agency estimates that some 6,300 people in Germany are adherents of a fundamentalist strain of Islam known as Salafism. Maassen told rbb-Inforadio in an interview broadcast Saturday that the number of ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WaPo: The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the U.S. military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory, rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. and allied officials, some of whom are concerned that the approach is flawed. Although moderate Syrian fighters are deemed essential ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her. The official IRNA news agency says Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn Saturday for premeditated murder. It quoted the court ruling as rejecting the claim of attempted rape and saying all evidence proved that Jabbari ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON -- America has lost its first soldier in its fight against Islamic State from non-combative wounds, the Pentagon announced on Friday night. 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal of Riverside, California, died Thursday in Baghdad. The incident is under investigation, the Pentagon said. Strikes against Islamic State in Syria began last month, after US President Barack ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via DAILY MAIL: Their noses peeking out from under the fence, Nathan Cirillo's dogs wait patiently for their dad - unaware that he will never be coming home. A day after the 24-year-old Canadian reservist and single dad was gunned down in Ottawa on Wednesday, his forlorn dogs could be seen peering out from his family's home ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TIMES OF ISRAEL: Senior US officials said Friday that a request by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to meet with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, was denied by the Obama administration. According to a report in Ynet, the officials said the administration was settling scores with Ya’alon ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. In a 40-minute diatribe against the West that was reminiscent of the Cold War and underlined the ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD – Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said on Friday. The use of chlorine gas as a weapon adds a new concern to the turmoil in the country. The reports, if confirmed, would be the first time the Sunni ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon. The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TIMES OF ISRAEL: Less than a day after a terrorist attack on a light rail station in Jerusalem in which a three-month-old baby was killed, tensions flared in the capital. Early Thursday morning, a Jewish kindergarten in East Jerusalem was pelted with rocks. No casualties were reported in the incident, which took place in the Ma’ale ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via CBS NEWS: As the investigation of Wednesday’s shooting rampage in Ottawa continues, CBS News can report that his passport was revoked by Canadian officials after he contacted known militants in Syria, possibly with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Police swarmed the streets after a gunman shot dead a soldier guarding the National ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Islamic State fighters inspect a hill in the outskirts of Syrian town of Kobani, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, in Sanliurfa province October 23, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH (Reuters) - Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BEIRUT – A Lebanese man who arrived in Beirut from West Africa believing he may have Ebola was reassured by doctors that he is disease free but was still taken into a hospital quarantine on Thursday as a practice run to check the country's preparedness, a health official said. The case initially raised concerns because ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: Prominent Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) cheerleaders on Twitter celebrated the fatal shooting of a Canadian soldier Wednesday, hailing it as just retribution for the country’s decision to join the fight against the Middle Eastern terror group. While it remained unclear late Wednesday what the motivation of the gunman—identified as Canadian-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, ...

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Oct 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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