Category: World News

Gaddafi urges ‘holy war’ against Switzerland

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On Thursday Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called for a “Jihad”, or holy war, against Switzerland for imposing a ban on the construction of minarets in the country last year.

Obama’s empty threats weaken US

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The Guardian: The US’s inability to back threats with tangible actions in response to Iran’s nuclear trickery has cost America a key non-proliferation tool and suggested the waning of a global power. There is a glimmer of hope for President Barack…

Intel Briefs

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– France successfully test fires new nuclear missile from submarine – Libya close to finalizing $2 billion Russian arms deal – Spain pushing to end EU’s embargo on arms sales to China – Colombian rebel groups agree to “alliance”

Germany to Add 500 Troops in Afghanistan

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Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) — Germany will send 500 additional troops to Afghanistan as part of a refocused strategy in the north of the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Obama Falls Below 50% Mark in U.S.

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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Public support for United States president Barack Obama is at the lowest point of his tenure, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 47 per cent of respondents approve of Obama’s performance, down…

Russia ‘regrets Iran’s rejection of nuclear deal’

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MOSCOW(AFP) — Russia regrets that Iran has apparently rejected a UN-brokered nuclear fuel exchange deal to ease the standoff over its atomic programme, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

Al Qaeda linked to rogue air network: U.S. official

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TIMBUKTU, Mali (Reuters) – In early 2008, an official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a report to his superiors detailing what he called “the most significant development in the criminal exploitation of aircraft since 9/11.”