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News You Really Need To See: "Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror"

“Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror”

The New York Times, July 30, 2014, p.A1


“Kidnapping Europeans for ransom has become a global business for Al Qaeda, bankrolling its operations across the globe.   259 more words

Foreign Policy


My Lady giving me some lovin’…here’s some Hump Day Inspiration.



الصمت القاتل

إلى الصامت عن ما يحدث في سوريا، العراق، غزة، اليمن، مصر، البحرين وكل مكان فيه ظلم. أو من يرون الظلم بعين و بالعين الآخرى يرونه حق.


Chase Madar: U.S. drone attacks undermine national security

Chase Madar, author of The Passion of Bradley Manning, writes for Al Jazeera:

‘Drone blowback is real. Over the past five years, terrorists have attempted serious attacks on American soil that were motivated in part by U.S. 279 more words


Somali migrants die in Yemen

Source: Shabelle

Six Somali nationals are among the 48 migrants who died after explosion hit two minibuses they were traveling with in the outskirts of Sana’a, the capital of the republic of Yemen on Monday. 67 more words


At least six dead in attacks on southern Yemen army posts

Source: Reuters

Militant attacks on two army outposts in southern Yemen killed at least eight people early on Sunday, local officials said, two months after the government said it had cleared that area of al Qaeda fighters in an offensive. 187 more words


Remember Annie?

Annie was an emergency rescue back in May. She was put out for rubbish collection in a vivarium. Luckily for her someone decided to “rehome” the vivarium and found her inside. 98 more words