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September 12, 1998 | By Barbara Demick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In what appears to have been a brilliantly executed operation, Israeli security stormed a desolate farmhouse surrounded by grape arbors and shot dead the two most wanted terrorists of Hamas, the Islamic militant movement. But for all the sophistication of the operation, it could quickly backfire on Israel. The killing on Thursday of brothers Adel and Imad Awadallah in this village near Hebron is certain to accelerate the continuing war between Israel and the Islamic terrorists.
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October 25, 2001 | By Daniel Rubin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
NATO officials said yesterday that they had foiled a terrorist plot to attack two U.S. military posts last week in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Eleven Islamic militants were arrested, disrupting a terror cell's plans to strike Eagle Base, a sprawling installation in Tuzla, and a new post called Camp Connor in eastern Bosnia, according to a NATO official in Brussels, Belgium. Officials say six of those arrested are being held by Bosnian authorities; two were questioned and deported; two were extradited to Egypt; and one was released.
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October 14, 2005 | Robert Robb
Robert Robb is a columnist at the Arizona Republic President Bush has a very expansive view of what the United States needs to do to protect the country against terrorist attack, more fully articulated in his speech to the National Endowment for Democracy on Oct. 6 than ever before. The question is whether it is all truly necessary, or at least prudent, or whether it is overreaching and excessively risky. Certain core activities are inarguably necessary to protect the country against terrorist attack.
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December 3, 2001 | Daily News wire services
Japanese welcome newborn princess Congratulations kept pouring in today for Japan's newest royal infant, but an eager public has yet to get a glimpse of the nation's littlest princess. Crown Princess Masako, a Harvard-educated former diplomat who turns 38 this week, gave birth to the baby girl on Saturday after more than eight years of marriage to Crown Prince Naruhito, heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne. The palace grounds were open to well-wishers for the second straight day today, with nearly 27,000 lining up to sign their names before noon, Kyodo news agency reported.
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March 16, 2004 | By Malcolm Garcia INQUIRER FOREIGN STAFF
Police disarmed an explosives-filled van yesterday outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, two days before a scheduled visit to Pakistan by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. No one claimed responsibility for the van. Islamic militants, however, have targeted Westerners since President Pervez Musharraf's government threw its support behind the U.S.-led war on terrorism. Musharraf, speaking yesterday in Peshawar, said a Libyan linked to al-Qaeda was responsible for two assassination attempts against him in December, though he did not name the suspect.
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July 28, 1993
Israel's attacks into southern Lebanon, in retaliation for rocket attacks on northern Israel, explosively illustrate one of the most basic difficulties in achieving peace in the Middle East. The problem: How to keep the Arab (and/or Israeli) radicals who oppose peace talks from destroying the entire peace process. That will be the urgent task of Secretary of State Warren Christopher when he travels to the Mideast this weekend. He was originally supposed to try to restart the stalled peace talks.
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July 8, 2013 | By Adamu Adamu and Michelle Faul, Associated Press
POTISKUM, Nigeria - Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 30 people were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria's embattled northeast. Authorities blamed the violence on Boko Haram, a radical group whose name means "Western education is sacrilege. " The militants have been behind a series of recent attacks on schools, including one in which gunmen opened fire on children taking exams.
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September 28, 2012
Russian groups vow to defy law MOSCOW - Leading Russian nongovernment organizations said Thursday that they would defy a new Kremlin law requiring those who receive funding from abroad to register as "foreign agents. " The heads of nine prominent NGOs have issued a joint statement saying they would ignore the law, which was approved by the Kremlin-controlled parliament over the summer in a bid to undermine the groups' credibility. "We survived the Soviet power, and we'll survive this," Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a Soviet-era dissident who heads the Moscow Helsinki Group, said Thursday.
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September 19, 2012 | By Patrick Quinn and Christopher Torchia, Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - Islamic militants sought Tuesday to capitalize on anger over an anti-Islam video that was produced in the United States, saying a suicide bombing that killed 12 people in Afghanistan was revenge for the film and calling for attacks on U.S. diplomats and facilities in North Africa. The attempt by extremists across the region to harness Muslim fury over a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad posed new concern for the United States, whose embassies and consulates have been targeted, and in some cases breached, during riots and protests over the past week.
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April 1, 1993 | Daily News wire services
MOSCOW FOE WARNS BORIS ON CONSTITUTION Russia's parliamentary chairman has raised the stakes in a duel with President Boris Yeltsin over a national confidence vote by warning him against circumventing Russia's constitution. Ruslan Khasbulatov's television appearance last night pre-empted a response by Yeltsin to parliament's decision to stage the vote the president had demanded - but on terms virtually impossible for him to accept. "The president is not a monarch.
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July 8, 2013 | By Adamu Adamu and Michelle Faul, Associated Press
POTISKUM, Nigeria - Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 30 people were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria's embattled northeast. Authorities blamed the violence on Boko Haram, a radical group whose name means "Western education is sacrilege. " The militants have been behind a series of recent attacks on schools, including one in which gunmen opened fire on children taking exams.
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July 1, 2013 | By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Rebels captured a major army post in the southern city of Daraa on Friday after nearly two weeks of intense fighting, as battles raged between troops and opposition forces in the province that borders Jordan, activists said. Daraa, the provincial capital of a region that carries the same name, is the birthplace of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad that started 27 months ago. Rebels hope to one day launch an offensive from the area to take the capital, Damascus. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of activists around the country, said Islamic militants led by members of the al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, captured the checkpoint after a two-week siege.
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June 22, 2013
Indian flooding kills nearly 600 JOSHIMATH, India - Rescuers found bodies in the River Ganges and in the muddy, broken earth left by landslides, raising the death toll from monsoon flooding in mountainous northern India to nearly 600 Friday, officials said. The air force dropped paratroops, food, and medicine for people trapped in up to 100 towns and villages cut off since Sunday in the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand where thousands of people are stranded, many of them Hindu pilgrims who were visiting four shrines in the area.
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May 21, 2013 | By Zarar Khan, Associated Press
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The presumptive prime minister called Monday for peace talks with Taliban militants at war with the government, potentially charting a course that could put him at odds with the country's powerful army. Nawaz Sharif said that "terrorism" was one of the most serious problems plaguing the country and that any offer by the Pakistani Taliban to talk "should be taken seriously. " "All options should be tried, and guns are not a solution to all problems," Sharif said in a speech to newly elected members of his party in the eastern city of Lahore.
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May 14, 2013 | By Sebastian Abbot, Associated Press
RAIWIND, Pakistan - Pakistan's presumptive prime minister said Monday that he wants good relations with the United States but criticized American drone strikes on militants as a violation of the country's sovereignty - perhaps hinting the government's grudging compliance may change. A devout Muslim and a populist, Nawaz Sharif is expected to supplant President Asif Ali Zardari as the international face of Pakistan following his party's resounding victory in Saturday's election. He is set to rule over a nuclear power whose increasing instability and militant havens are a global concern.
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May 12, 2013 | By Maamoun Youssef, Associated Press
CAIRO - Egypt's interior minister said Saturday that security authorities have arrested three suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants who were planning to carry out suicide attacks on vital installations and an unspecified foreign embassy. Mohammed Ibrahim told a news conference that the men had been in contact with Dawood al-Assady, a leader of al-Qaeda in southeast Asian countries such as Pakistan, and that the group was planning to attack government buildings and a foreign embassy. He did not disclose details.
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March 24, 2013 | By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Syrian rebels on Saturday seized a major air defense base in a strategic region in the south near the Jordanian border, the latest battlefield triumph for fighters seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad, activists said. Fighters with a rebel group active in the south stormed and seized control of the base used by the 38th Division after a 16-day siege, according to a statement posted on websites of the group known as the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade. The base near the village of Saida is situated along the international highway linking the Syrian capital, Damascus, with Jordan to the south.
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January 19, 2013 | By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. officials said Friday as the Obama administration sought to secure the release of Americans still being held by militants on the third day of the hostage standoff in the Sahara. The officials identified the dead American as Frederick Buttaccio, a Texas resident, but said it was unclear how he died. They said U.S. officials recovered Buttaccio's remains Friday and notified his family. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
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November 29, 2012 | By Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press
SANA'A, Yemen - Gunmen in Yemen opened fire on the car of a Saudi Arabian army officer working with his embassy's military section on Wednesday, killing him and his Yemeni bodyguard, officials from both countries said. Yemeni officials said the Saudi officer, who had diplomatic status, was traveling to the embassy when he was shot by gunmen wearing army uniforms in another car. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters. Saudi Arabia maintains close ties with Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world and home to an al-Qaeda branch considered to be the terror network's most dangerous.
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October 30, 2012 | By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
ALGIERS, Algeria - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Algeria's assistance Monday for any future military intervention in Mali, pressing the North African nation to provide intelligence - if not boots on the ground - to help rout the al-Qaeda-linked militants across its southern border. Clinton, on the first stop of a five-day trip overseas, met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as the United States and its allies ramped up preparations to fight northern Mali's breakaway Islamist republic.
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