Archive for December, 2013

Can Robots Better Spot Terrorists at Airports?

12/31/2013 | Domestic news

Next to have their jobs automated: airport-security screeners? Aviation and government authorities are starting to use machines in lieu of people to verify the identities of fliers by scanning their […]


Egyptian security forces arrest Brotherhood leader’s son

12/31/2013 | Uncategorized

(Reuters) – Egyptian security forces have arrested the son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader on charges of inciting violence, the Interior Ministry said, in the latest move in a crackdown […]


The Volgograd Bombings Could be a Harbinger of Attacks During the Olympics

12/30/2013 | Blog

by Anna Borshchevskaya The twin bombings that shook Russia’s city of Volgograd this weekend and left at least 31 dead, could be but a preview of what is to come […]


Official: Suicide bomber kills 16 at Russian train station

12/30/2013 | Uncategorized

Moscow (CNN) — A massive explosion at a train station in the Russian city of Volgograd killed at least 16 people, including one police officer, the Investigative Committee of Russia […]


Beirut Car Bomb Kills Ex-Minister Chatah

12/27/2013 | Uncategorized

Lebanese officials say a car bombing in central Beirut has killed former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah and at least four others.


Obama signs defense law, calls it a ‘welcome step’ toward closing Guantanamo Bay prison

12/27/2013 | Domestic news

HONOLULU — President Obama signed a sweeping defense policy law here Thursday that cracks down on sexual assault in the military and eases restrictions on transferring detainees from the military […]


Al Qaeda Releases Movie Encouraging Individual Attacks in the West

12/27/2013 | Blog

by Anna Borshchevskaya The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)-one of the most trustworthy sources on media translation the Middle East and South Asia—reported on December 26 that Al-Qaeda’s Al-Sahab […]


Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission’s accomplished

12/26/2013 | Domestic news

During more than 14 hours of interviews, the first he has conducted in person since arriving here in June, Snowden did not part the curtains or step outside. Russia granted […]


Egypt designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

12/26/2013 | Uncategorized

(Reuters) – The Egyptian government intensified its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday, formally listing the group as a terrorist organization after accusing it of carrying out a suicide […]


White House reportedly pulls Egypt ambassador pick under pressure from Cairo

12/24/2013 | Uncategorized

The White House has reportedly withdrawn its initial choice to be the U.S. ambassador to Egypt after objections were raised by representatives of the military regime in Cairo.