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  1. Dozens Held Amid Fears of More Unrest in Kyrgyzstan - NYTimes.com | OSH, Kyrgyzstan — Fearful that violence could spread to the north of Kyrgyzstan, police in the capital of Bishkek said on Wednesday that 111 people had been detained on suspicion of trying to foment unrest, as accusations mounted that days of brutal bloodletting in the country’s south had been deliberately organized. | 2010--0-6-
  2. Militant Group Expands Attacks in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com | KABUL, Afghanistan — A Pakistani-based militant group identified with attacks on Indian targets has expanded its operations in Afghanistan, inflicting casualties on Afghans and Indians alike, setting up training camps, and adding new volatility to relations between India and Pakistan. | 2010--0-6-
  3. U.S. Is Still Using Private Spy Ring, Despite Doubts - NYTimes.com | Top military officials have continued to rely on a secret network of private spies who have produced hundreds of reports from deep inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to American officials and businessmen, despite concerns among some in the military about the legality of the operation. | 2010--0-5-
  4. Turkey Detains More Military Officers - NYTimes.com | Turkish authorities detained 18 serving and retired military officers Friday, adding to fears that the conflict between the country’s secular military and religiously inspired government was worsening. | 2010--0-2-
  5. BBC News - Iran\'s supreme leader denies nuclear report claims | Iran's supreme leader has denied it is developing nuclear weapons, after a new report from the UN atomic watchdog, the IAEA, sparked an international outcry. | 2010--0-2-
  6. BBC News - Afghan police deployed in Helmand warzone | Hundreds of Afghan police officers have been deployed in areas captured by Nato forces fighting a major offensive against the Taliban, officials say. | 2010--0-2-
  7. Missile Strike Kills Militant Haqqani’s Brother - NYTimes.com | Islamabad, Pakistan — A missile believed to have been fired Thursday from an American drone killed the younger brother of a top militant commander in the North Waziristan tribal area, according to several Pakistani security and intelligence officials, residents in Waziristan and a friend of the commander’s family. | 2010--0-2-
  8. BBC News - Somali rebels 'pour into Mogadishu' | Hundreds of Somali insurgents loyal to Islamist group al-Shabab have poured into Mogadishu with artillery and trucks, witnesses say. | 2010--0-2-
  9. Pakistan Is Said to Pursue Role in U.S.-Afghan Talks - NYTimes.com | ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has told the United States it wants a central role in resolving the Afghan war and has offered to mediate with Taliban factions who use its territory and have long served as its allies, American and Pakistani officials said. | 2010--0-2-
  10. China Indicts Rio Tinto Staff on Bribery Charges - NYTimes.com | SHANGHAI — A Chinese prosecutor handed down indictments on Wednesday against an Australian citizen and three Chinese employees of British-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto, charging them with accepting bribes and stealing trade secrets. | 2010--0-2-
  11. Former Pakistani Official Attacked in Rawalpindi - NYTimes.com | ISLAMABAD, Pakistan— Three people were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire at the election office of a former federal minister and opposition leader Monday evening in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, police and rescue officials said. At least five people were wounded. | 2010--0-2-
  12. Lush Land Dries Up, Withering Kenya’s Hopes - NYTimes.com | LOKORI, Kenya — The sun somehow feels closer here, more intense, more personal. As Philip Lolua waits under a tree for a scoop of food, heat waves dance up from the desert floor, blurring the dead animal carcasses sprawled in front of him. | 2009--0-9-
  13. News Analysis - Can Buildup in Afghanistan Prevent Terror Attacks? - NYTimes.com | WASHINGTON — Does the United States need a large and growing ground force in Afghanistan to prevent another major terrorist attack on American soil? | 2009--0-9-
  14. New Protests Reported in Restive Chinese Region - NYTimes.com | BEIJING — Thousands of Han protesters swarmed around government buildings in the capital of the restive Xinjiang region on Thursday to demand a crackdown on Uighurs after rumors spread that they were sticking hundreds of Hans with H.I.V.-tainted hypodermic needles. | 2009--0-9-
  15. Hitmen Kill 17 in Mexico Rehab Clinic - NYTimes.com | CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — As many as a dozen men armed with automatic weapons stormed into a drug rehab center in this violent border city Wednesday night, lined up the recovering drug addicts and alcoholics against a wall and opened fire at point-blank range, killing 17 people. | 2009--0-9-
  16. BBC NEWS | South Asia | Afghan election fraud row mounts | A row over alleged fraud in the Afghan presidential election has intensified, after a tribe in the south made the most serious claim so far. | 2009--0-9-
  17. Afghanistan Hit by Attacks Just Days Before Election - NYTimes.com | KABUL, Afghanistan — Unnerved by another wave of deadly pre-election attacks by Taliban insurgents including a rocket assault aimed at the presidential palace, the Afghan government on Tuesday ordered unusual restrictions on all news organizations, banning them from reporting suicide bombings and other violence during the Thursday vote. | 2009--0-8-
  18. Gangs Blamed as 19 Inmates Die in Prison Melee in Mexico - NYTimes.com | MEXICO CITY (AP) — A prison fight that officials describe as a “dispute for dominance” among drug and organized crime gangs left 19 inmates dead and more than 20 injured at a prison in northern Mexico. | 2009--0-8-
  19. Bomb Kills 7 Near NATO’s Afghan Headquarters - NYTimes.com | KABUL, Afghanistan — After a huge car bomb exploded in the center of the capital on Saturday morning, killing seven people and wounding 91, President Hamid Karzai said Afghans would not be deterred from voting in national elections in five days. | 2009--0-8-
  20. 2 Killings Stoke Kashmiri Rage at Indian Force - NYTimes.com | SHOPIAN, India — On a sunny late spring afternoon, Asiya and Nilofa Jan left home to tend to their family’s apple orchard. Along the way they passed a gantlet of police camps wreathed in razor wire as they crossed the bridge over the ankle-deep Rambi River. | 2009--0-8-
  21. Clashes Kill Over 20 in Russia Region - NYTimes.com | MOSCOW — More than 20 people were killed in violent clashes in Russia’s North Caucasus region in the last two days, including a mysterious attack on seven women in a sauna, underscoring the Kremlin’s continued struggles to bring the volatile area under control. | 2009--0-8-
  22. BBC NEWS | Europe | Missing ship \'found\' off Africa | A missing merchant ship with 15 Russian crew members on board has been spotted off the coast of West Africa, unconfirmed reports say. | 2009--0-8-
  23. As Afghan Vote Nears, Taliban Step Up Intimidation Campaign - NYTimes.com | KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Taliban have escalated a campaign of threats and intimidation ahead of the presidential election next Thursday, warning voters in mosques and through leaflets and radio announcements not to vote, or face “strong punishment.” | 2009--0-8-
  24. Bombs Kill 14 Civilians in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com | KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Two bomb explosions in southern Afghanistan killed 14 people, including 3 children at play, Afghan officials said Thursday, as mounting violence before next week’s elections exacts an increasing toll on civilians caught up in the broadening war with the Taliban. | 2009--0-8-
  25. 23 Filipino Soldiers Killed in Clashes - NYTimes.com | MANILA — In one of the deadliest clashes in the southern Philippines in recent years, at least 31 suspected terrorists and 23 soldiers were killed as government troops stormed training camps of the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf, military officials said Thursday. | 2009--0-8-
  26. Europe Extends Myanmar Sanctions - NYTimes.com | BANGKOK — In the first concrete response to the conviction this week of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the European Union said it would impose sanctions against members of the judiciary responsible for the verdict, as well as against state-run media and other enterprises. | 2009--0-8-
  27. At least 20 killed in Iraq blast - CNN.com | BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded in a double suicide bombing Thursday in northern Iraq, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. | 2009--0-8-
  28. Somalia: one week in hell – inside the city the world forgot | n a rare dispatch from war-ravaged Mogadishu, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad found a city daring to hope for a break from years of violence. Then the fighting resumed | 2009--0-5-
  29. Iraq sticking with U.S. withdrawal plan despite attacks - CNN.com | BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's government said Sunday it won't extend a June deadline for U.S. combat troops to leave Iraqi cities despite concerns about ongoing attacks in cities like Mosul. | 2009--0-5-
  30. Underground Threat: Tunnels Pose Trouble from Mexico to Middle East - TIME | With swine flu frenzy gripping the U.S., the threat coming from south of the Mexico border may seem more real to many Americans than ever before. But the U.S. border authorities who patrol that 1,969 mile long border have another stealth threat to worry about. This month, they will begin installing the first small, 50 mile segment of a "virtual fence" on the dividing line with Mexico. By 2014 most of the border will be home to sensor-equipped towers that are linked to a central communications network. But while proponents argue that the system will help stem the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and arms coming over the border, most experts admit it will do little to guard against people making their way under it. | 2009--0-5-
  31. The big sleep - The National Newspaper | The Sunni militiamen of the Awakening movement have outlived their usefulness to American forces and the Iraqi government. Some worry these unemployed fighters will relaunch the insurgency they left behind – but they don't stand a chance. | 2009--0-4-
  32. UK combat operations end in Iraq | A ceremony has been held in Basra to mark the official end of the six-year British military mission in Iraq. | 2009--0-4-
  33. Terrorism, kidnapping among top fears for today's youth | A five-eyed monster under the bed isn't what worries most kids. Experts say young people fear a lot of what's in the news -- from kidnappings to murders to salmonella. | 2009--0-4-
  34. U.S. soldier jailed for life for killing Iraqis | A U.S. soldier was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the killing of four Iraqi detainees in 2007, the Army announced Thursday. | 2009--0-4-
  35. Russia 'ends Chechnya operation' | Russia has ended its decade-long "counter-terrorism operation" against separatist rebels in the southern republic of Chechnya, officials say. | 2009--0-4-
  36. Kenya 'will try Somali pirates' | Eleven Somali pirates captured this week by a French warship are being taken to Kenya for trial, the French defence ministry has said. | 2009--0-4-
  37. Obama supports Mexico's drug war | At the start of a visit to Mexico, President Barack Obama says the US is a "full partner" with Mexico in its fight against the drug cartels. | 2009--0-4-
  38. Mexico Reports Arrest of Major Drug Suspect | An heir to one of Mexico's most notorious narcotics empires was grabbed by police as he exercised in a city park, officials announced Thursday, shortly before U.S. and Mexican Cabinet officials met to coordinate attacks on escalating drug violence. | 2009--0-4-
  39. Venezuela: Chavez says he's willing to take Gitmo inmates | Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he would be willing to accept prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center, which U.S. President Barack Obama has said he will close, the Venezuelan government said Thursday. | 2009--0-4-
  40. Mexico drug fighter killed after less than a day on job | MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- A recently retired Mexican army general whose bullet-riddled body was found Tuesday near Cancun had taken over as the area's top antidrug official less than 24 hours earlier, officials said. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has characterized the battle among drug cartels and with government authorities as a "civil war." | 2009--0-2-
  41. Thousands of guns U.S. sent to Afghanistan are missing | WASHINGTON (CNN) -- More than one-third of all weapons the United States has procured for Afghanistan's government are missing, according to a government report released Thursday. | 2009--0-2-
  42. Nigerian city tense after riots | Sporadic gunfire has been heard in the central Nigerian city of Jos, where hundreds are feared dead following two days of religious and ethnic clashes. | 2008--1-1-
  43. The age of 'celebrity terrorism' | Quite apart from the scores murdered and the hundreds injured, what the Mumbai terrorists really wanted was an exaggerated - and preferably extreme - reaction on the part of governments, the media and public opinion. | 2008--1-1-
  44. Wary of Islam, China Tightens a Vise of Rules | Some officials contend that insurgent groups in Xinjiang pose one of the biggest security threats to China, and the government says the “three forces” of separatism, terrorism and religious extremism threaten to destabilize the region. But outside scholars of Xinjiang and terrorism experts argue that heavy-handed tactics like the restrictions on Islam will only radicalize more Uighurs. (NYT.com) | 2008--1-0-
  45. Bombings at Embassy in Yemen Leave 16 Dead | BEIRUT, Lebanon — Militants disguised as soldiers detonated two car bombs outside the United States Embassy compound in Sana, Yemen, on Wednesday morning, killing 16 people, including 6 of the attackers, Yemeni officials said. (NYT.com) | 2008--0-9-
  46. Niger Delta rebels ratchet up oil-related violence | LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's main militant group said Wednesday that it had destroyed an oil-pumping station and a pipeline crossing southern Nigeria in a rare daylight attack extending violence in the restive region into its fifth day. (CNN.com) | 2008--0-9-
  47. Anarchy-Cursed Nation Looks to Bottom-Up Rule | Does the international community have it all wrong on Somalia? After 17 years, 14 transitional governments and more than $8 billion in foreign aid, the country is as violent and lawless — and many say hopeless — as ever. (NYT) | 2008--0-8-
  48. Lebanon bomb mars landmark summit in Syria | Lebanon's fragile status quo suffered a new blow yesterday when a bomb killed 18 people in the northern city of Tripoli, the scene of recent sectarian clashes. (Guardian.co.uk) | 2008--0-8-
  49. Chertoff: I'm Listening to the Internet (Not in a Bad Way) | Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff sat down with Threat Level on Monday in Silicon Valley to talk about laptop searches at the border, the government's new-found interest in computer security, and the continuing saga of overeager terrorist watch lists. (wired.com) | 2008--0-8-
  50. Somalia 'threat' to Kenya peace | Kenya's struggle with terrorism will continue as long as neighbouring Somalia remains lawless, the prime minister has said. (BBC) | 2008--0-8-
  51. Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme | A criminal gang is using software tools normally reserved for computer network administrators to infect thousands of PCs in corporate and government networks with programs that steal passwords and other information, a security researcher has found. (NYT) | 2008--0-8-
  52. Terrorist Attacks Unsettling India | NEW DELHI — Over the past several years, terrorist attacks in India have become an everyday presence in everyday places. The targets seem to have nothing in common except that they are ordinary and brazenly easy to strike. In eastern Varanasi, a deadly explosion interrupted Hindu devotees as they lighted oil lamps to Hanuman, the monkey god, one Tuesday at dusk. In southern Hyderabad, a homemade bomb planted inside a historic mosque killed worshipers on a Friday afternoon. In Mumbai, India’s largest city, nearly 200 commuters on packed city trains died in a series of blasts. (New York Times) | 2008--0-7-
  53. Assassins in Zimbabwe Aim at the Grass Roots | JOHANNESBURG — Tonderai Ndira was a shrewd choice for assassination: young, courageous and admired. Kill him and fear would pulse through a thousand spines. He was an up-and-comer in Zimbabwe’s opposition party, a charismatic figure with a strong following in the Harare slums where he lived. (New York Times) | 2008--0-7-
  54. UK: The diversity of modern security threats | Today, the threats are more diverse than during the Cold War and include failing states, terrorism and organised crime - threats which cross boundaries and where the citizen is more directly affected. Globalisation has compounded many of these risks - with the growth in international travel, for instance, increasing the speed of flu pandemics spreading or facilitating greater migration of people away from areas suffering from climate change. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  55. 'Slaves' saved from Italy circus | The case of a Bulgarian family subjected to poor treatment by an Italian circus has highlighted the plight of people caught up in human trafficking networks in Europe. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  56. US seeks terrorists in web worlds | The US government has begun a project to develop ways to spot terrorists who are using virtual worlds. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  57. Pakistan blocks 'objectionable' YouTube | Pakistan has become the latest country to block access to the video-sharing Web site YouTube on the grounds that one or more videos on the site offend Islam, authorities said Monday. (CNN) | 2008--0-2-
  58. 'Al-Qaeda boys' in training video | US and Iraqi forces have issued video footage which they say shows children under the age of 11 being armed and trained by al-Qaeda. (BBC) | 2008--0-2-
  59. Al-Qaeda: How jihad went freelance | Al-Qaeda has evolved from a single group to an amorphous movement. Does that make it less dangerous or more so? (Economist) | 2008--0-2-
  60. The State of Iraq: An Update | In this New York Times op-ed piece, the authors create their own "matrix" with their own graded shadings to illustrate where we are in Iraq looking at the months of November since the beginning of the war. | 2007--1-2-
  61. Climate Change and National Security | Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the UN Security Council, and retired U.S. military officers have drawn attention to the consequences of climate change, including the destabilizing effects of storms, droughts, and floods. Domestically, the effects of climate change could overwhelm disaster-response capabilities. Internationally, climate change may cause humanitarian disasters, contribute to political violence, and undermine weak governments. (Council on Foreign Relations - PDF) | 2007--1-2-
  62. Malaysia PM issues demo warning | With thousands of ethnic Indians protesting alleged discrimination from the Malays majority, the Malaysian PM is threatening to use the Internal Security Act (ISA), which allows indefinite detention without trial. (BBC) | 2007--1-1-
  63. Sudanese 'to disarm Darfur camp' | With the impending disarmament of thousands of displaced Sudanese citizens by the country's army, many fear that a breakout of violence and bloodshed could disrupt the fragile stability and cause further aggravation. (BBC) | 2007--1-1-
  64. America Should Hire al-Qaeda’s PR Agent | An opinion piece that examines al-Qaeda's use of IEDs and other attacks in order to give the impression to both domestic and foreign audiences that America is losing the war. (Good Magazine) | 2007--1-1-
  65. The Iraq war has become a disaster that we have chosen to forget | Discussing the roles of both the media and the government in their inability to accurately report the war in Iraq, this article also touches on the broader affects of the war that are, as it points out, not being broadcasted in mainstream media. (Guardian America) | 2007--1-1-
  66. An Internet Jihad Aims at U.S. Viewers | An article about 'Islamic jihadi media.' The NYTimes article discusses the growing constellation of apparently independent media operators who are broadcasting the message of Al Qaeda and other groups, a message that is increasingly devised, translated and aimed for a Western audience. | 2007--1-0-
  67. Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones | An article that examines the surge of Army-hired anthropologists for the first Human Terrain Team, an experimental Pentagon program that assigns anthropologists and other social scientists to American combat units in Afghanistan and Iraq. The team’s ability to understand subtle points of tribal relations — in one case spotting a land dispute that allowed the Taliban to bully parts of a major tribe — has won the praise of officers who say they are seeing concrete results. (NYTimes) | 2007--1-0-
  68. Internet 'bigger threat' in terrorism spread | Television transcript of an interview conducted concerning how the Internet is becoming an increasingly important tool for terrorists. | 2007--0-9-
  69. Crocker, Petraeus Hold a News Conference (transcript) | Transcript of the press conference at the National Press Club (9/12/07) with General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker. (Washington Post) | 2007--0-9-
  70. Fears raised over 'vocal terrorism' | Advances in synthesised speech raise the possibility of "vocal terrorism", potentially becoming a new weapon for terrorists. | 2007--0-9-
  71. General Petraeus and Amb Crocker at National Press Club | MNF-Iraq Commander GEN David Petraeus and Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker speak about the current status of conditions in Iraq at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. | 2007--0-9-
  72. 8 million Iraqis "need urgent aid" | About eight million Iraqis--nearly a third of the population--are without water, sanitation, food and shelter and need emergency aid, a report by Oxfam and the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Coordination Committee in Iraq say. The violence in Iraq is masking a humanitarian crisis that has worsened since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. (CNN) | 2007--0-7-
  73. Where Less Is More | An op-ed warning of the potential for setbacks if the U.S. were to focus its attention (and troops) to Afghanistan post-Iraq, citing that the intervention in Afghanistan has gone far better than that in Iraq largely because the American-led coalition has limited its ambitions and kept a light footprint, leaving the Afghans to run their own affairs. (NYTimes) | 2007--0-7-
  74. Inside India's Hidden War | Mineral rights are behind clashes between left-wing guerrillas and state-backed militias. Armed with weapons and the opinions of the doctrinaire left, these guerrillas, or Naxalites as they are known, are part of a hidden war in the middle of India's mineral-rich tribal belt. (Guardian) | 2007--0-3-
  75. 'Beheading plot' behind terror raid | A major anti-terrorism raid in the UK was intended to foil a plot to kidnap a Muslim soldier serving in the British Army, and behead him, according to a security source. | 2007--0-1-
  76. Climate change seen fanning conflict and terrorism | At a London conference "Climate Change: the Global Security Impact," experts discussed how climate change and global warming could exacerbate tensions between rich and poor countries, potentially increasing security and terrorist threats. As global climate change can create huge flows of refugees, terrorists can exploit these opportunities to their advantage. | 2007--0-1-
  77. Civilian and Humanitarian Security in Darfur: Final Concessions to Khartoum | Article talks about how the international community has all but abandoned Sudan, with many humanitarian organizations pulling out of the region and leaving much of the population unprotected and susceptible to the Janjaweed. | 2006--1-1-
  78. Al Jazeera enters the 'information war' | Article examines how the launch of Al Jazeera English is shaking up the traditional stronghold of major international media outlets on the market for news. | 2006--1-1-
  79. Radioactive Nationalism | Discusses the far-reaching consequences of nuclear weapon proliferation in East Asia and throughout the rest of the world. | 2006--1-0-
  80. U.S. Pursues Tactic of Financial Isolation | In an attempt to control international funding of terrorists, the U.S. is enacting rules and regulations to prevent banks associated with terrorists from making any deals or transactions with American banks. | 2006--1-0-
  81. A Spectacle of Impotence at the UN: Darfur Security Remains Solely with AU | Chronicles the "abject international failure" of the fledgling African Union's attempt to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. | 2006--1-0-
  82. Al-Qaeda's Far-Reaching New Partner | How al-Qaeda is aligning itself with the Algerian group Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (SGPC). | 2006--1-0-
  83. Afghanistan, Five Years On | Discusses how the Taleban is regaining power and influence in the Middle East. Also highlights the issues surrounding US involvement in Afghanistan versus Iraq. | 2006--1-0-
  84. Anti-U.S. Attack Videos Spread on the Internet | On terror/insurgent networks, the internet as a force multiplier, and infowar. | 2006--1-0-
  85. Nuclear Power (Debate) | Audio recording of a debate addressing both environmental and security concerns in regard to nuclear power. | 2006--1-0-
  86. After Afghan Battle, a Harder Fight for Peace | Post Afgan war, civilians once again feel threatened by NATO coalition forces bombarding into their homes without justifications. For the US, winning the battle at this point is about securing the peace. | 2006--1-0-
  87. Suicide Bomber Kills 12 Near Kabul Ministry | | 2006--0-9-
  88. India’s Police Say Pakistan Helped Plot Attack | | 2006--0-9-