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Société Générale Société Générale spooked investors by issuing a profit warning for the fourth quarter because it had to write down a further €1.4 billion ($2 billion) in assets related to American property debt. The French bank still expects to…

Al Qaeda’s Leadership in Yemen

Intelligence Online: Formed less than a year ago in Yemen (IOL 588), Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) was able to provide the spark that led Nidal Hassan to go on the rampage in Texas in November and then Nigeria’s Umar…

Dire Straits for Pakistan

With an intensifying battle with terror in the tribal regions, a severe winter made worse by an equally severe energy crisis, and a weakened government plagued by corruption and unwilling to embrace transparency, the public has had enough, Naveed Ahmad…