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US launches ‘self-defense strike’ during raid against Shabaab

Bill Roggio<br>12th January 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal<p>US Africa Command announced that it launched an airstrike against Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in …

Extremism

Wired State

<i>Karl Koch, German hacker who collaborated with the KGB, hacking a phone.</i><p>In online virtual worlds and MMORPGs, in forums and news sites, the role of …

New Evidence of Iran’s Presence in Latin America

A new book written by Emilio Blasco, Washington correspondent for the newspaper, ABC Spain, confirms many points about Iran’s penetration into the …

Monitor: Druse leader killed in car bomb in southern Syria

BEIRUT - A car bomb blast killed a Druse leader and at least three other people in southern Syria on Friday, a monitor said.<p>The explosion on the …

Middle East

Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

The Bethlehem-based news agency <i>Ma’an</i> has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military …

Israel

Kuwaiti Columnist: The Gulf States' Real Enemy Is Iran; Israel Is A Friendly Country

<i>In an article titled "A Prudent Enemy Is Better than An Imprudent One" in the Kuwaiti government daily</i> Al-Watan<i>, columnist 'Abdallah Al-Hadlaq wrote</i> …

Middle East

Tom Cotton: We can bomb Iran’s nuke program back to ‘day zero’

Senator Tom Cotton has an undeniable talent for injecting himself into foreign policy debates in ways that garner maximum media attention — and deafening accolades from the Conservative Entertainment Complex. He also has an undeniable talent for helping his opponents build support for their case.<p>As …

South Asia

After Vienna: Three Scenarios for Likely Confrontation with Iran*

Iran: U.S. Banned from Knowing Details of Iran Nuclear Inspection Agreement

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the nuclear inspection organization is barred from revealing to the United …

Iran warns IAEA against data leak

<b>Iran has warned the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the repercussions of disclosing to the US Senate the confidential data on the</b> …

The Taliban's new leadership is allied with al Qaeda

Akon Is Pushing Solar Power in Africa

Akon is a multi-plat­in­um re­cord­ing artist now, but be­fore mak­ing a for­tune with hits such as “Smack That” and “Locked Up,” he was a child …

Africa

Turkish attacks on Kurds muddle Obama's Islamic State fight

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Barack Obama's stepped-up partnership with Turkey in fighting the Islamic State may come at the cost of alienating another key group he's counting on for help in the same conflict: the Kurds.<p>To Obama's relief, Turkey has finally started bombing Islamic State targets …

Middle East

Pentagon Turns Its Anti-ISIS Rebels Into Cannon Fodder

Is Washington really trying to train a rebel army in Syria? Or are they just marking fighters for death—and worse?<p>The Pentagon’s plan to train and …