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Mattis Pleased With Results of Aqaba Conference

This year, the focus was on West Africa. Past conferences focused on East Africa, Southeast Asia and the Balkans. The officials looked for ways to promote West African stability and regional security. Terror groups abound in the region, from Boko Haram and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to al-Qaida. Continue reading

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Arrests Made in Contracted Killing of Panama Papers Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

In October, the car bomb assassination of Maltese journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia sent shock-waves through the investigative journalism community. Daphne was a continuous thorn in the side of the Maltese government as she reported extensively on government corruption and criminality.
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How the Kremlin tried to pose as U.S. news sites on Twitter

After the revelations of Russian influence, Viddaurri said he no longer knows what to believe online. This reflects a lack of education on the subject, a lack of insight as to the bigger picture, and a lack of awareness of the changes our society is going through.  Continue reading

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‘Risk of War with N Korea Increasing Every Day’: White House NSA

Quint– White House National Security Adviser (NSA) HR McMaster has said that North Korea represents “the greatest immediate threat to the US” and that the potential for war with Pyongyang was increasing every day, the media reported. “I think it’s … Continue reading

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WHEN SONS ON JESUS, RISE Continue reading

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Iran unveils new UCAV modeled on captured U.S. RQ-170 stealth drone

Commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh said that “today Iran has better aviation systems and equipment than the US and expressed hope that one day Iran will have the same might in the UAV industry as in the missile sector.” Continue reading

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We’ve reached a grotesque moment in American history where principals are relinquished in the presence of doughy-faced bigots in nerdy tweed suits. Some would say Anonymous’ resurgence of attacks was inevitable.-ANONYNOUS Under #OpDomesticTerrorism various Anonymous groups from around the world … Continue reading

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One of Two Dark Web Drug Dealers Arrested Is a Freelance Journalist Continue reading

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Der Spiegel: Syria is Developing Nuclear Arms

New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he may be getting help from North Korea and Iran.
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Al-Yamama Arms Deal

Key facts

 Buyer: Saudi Arabia

Seller: UK (British Aerospace, later BAE Systems)

Year of deal: 1985 (Al Yamamah I), 1993 (Al Yamamah II), 2007 (Al Salam)

Equipment sold:

Al Yamamah I: 30 Hawks (1985); 48 Tornado IDS (1986); 102 Sea Eagle anti-ship missiles (1986); 24 Tornado ADV (1986); 560 Skyflash BVRAAM missiles for Tornados (1986); 2 Jetstream light transport ac (1986); 3 Sandown Minehunter ships (1988); 6 Hawker-800 VIP jets (1988); 250 Alarm missiles (1991);

Al Yamamah II: 48 Tornado IDS, including 6 recon version (1993); 20 Hawk 60s (1993);
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