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The disappeared: Sri Lanka’s missing persons

The disappeared: Sri Lanka’s missing persons

The summer monsoon air was hot and clammy as it swept through a small room inside an old building on the northern tip of Sri Lanka, filling it with the smell of the Indian Ocean. Separating it from a sun-lit garden, a wooden door was …

ISIS map of areas it wants to take over

ISIS map of areas it wants to take over

The Islamic State plans to take over large parts of the world, including almost the entire Indian subcontinent, by the next five years, according to a chilling map that features in a new book on the dreaded terror group. According to the map, the Islamic …

Raid Documents Disclose Terror Plots Aimed at U.S.

Raid Documents Disclose Terror Plots Aimed at U.S.

The U.S. released a trove of documents seized when special forces stormed Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan in 2011 that include references to unfulfilled plots such as an attack on the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Among the documents captured at the hideout in Abbottabad, …

New Taliban leader moves fast to heal rifts

New Taliban leader moves fast to heal rifts

Mansour, who was deputy to the late Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, is widely seen as close to neighbouring Pakistan’s powerful military intelligence, which helped create the Taliban in the 1990s and has maintained links ever since. New Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansour moves fast …

U.S. Decides to Retaliate Against China’s Hacking

U.S. Decides to Retaliate Against China’s Hacking

The Obama administration has determined that it must retaliate against China for the theft of the personal information of more than 20 million Americans from the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, but it is still struggling to decide what it can do without …

Al-Qaeda abducts US backed rebels in Syria

Al-Qaeda abducts US backed rebels in Syria

The leader of a U.S.-backed rebel group and several of his men have been abducted in northern Syria by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, the rebel group and opposition activists said Thursday. A statement issued in the name of the group, “Division 30,” accused the Nusra …

IS tries to expand influence to Caucasus, Central Asia and Russia’s south

IS tries to expand influence to Caucasus, Central Asia and Russia’s south

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization wants to expand its influence to the Caucasus, Central Asia and Russia’s southern regions, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Anti-Terrorism Center (ATC) head General Colonel Andrey Novikov said on Wednesday. “Territorial claims of IS in CIS include Azerbaijan, Armenia, …

We Must Unite’ Against Brutal Terrorists

We Must Unite’ Against Brutal Terrorists

David Cameron sets off today on a four-day trade tour of Malaysia and Indonesia – but the threat from terrorist groups is likely to be at the top of the agenda. The Prime Minister will push for closer cooperation in counter-terrorism between the UK and …

Jihadi John flees Islamic State

Jihadi John flees Islamic State

The Islamic State executioner known as Jihadi John has allegedly fled the militant group’s territory and gone on the run in Syria. Sources told British newspaper The Mirror that Mohammed Emwazi was terrified by the publicity he received after he was identified as the murderer …

Accept Chinese submarines in Indian Ocean

Accept Chinese submarines in Indian Ocean

Justifying the docking of Chinese submarines in Karachi and Colombo, a Chinese think tank today questioned criticism in India of the presence of Chinese naval ships in the Indian Ocean, saying China has a right to protect its interests and India should be “broad-minded” to …