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Seven dead in Kabul after two suicide attacks 12/11/2014 Seven dead in Kabul after two suicide attacks
Two suicide attacks in Kabul, one targeting a play at a French-financed school, killed at least seven people on Thursday, the latest in a wave of violence assaulting the city as NATO forces pull out.
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The Afghan capital has been hit by a series of deadly Taliban attacks in recent weeks, highlighting the fragility of the security situation as foreign combat troops leave after more than a decade of war.

The attacks targeted a bus carrying Afghan troops in the city's suburbs in the morning, and late in the afternoon a theatre performance at the Istiqlal High School, which is attached to Kabul's long-established French cultural centre.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/suicide-bomber-targets-kabul-school-officials-140131181.html

Fox News Poll: 81 percent expect ISIS attack on US, majority says keep Gitmo open 12/11/2014 Fox News Poll: 81 percent expect ISIS attack on US, majority says keep Gitmo open
A majority of American voters want any ISIS terrorist captured by the United States sent to Guantanamo Bay rather than a federal prison. That’s a key finding of the latest Fox News poll, as President Obama wants to close Gitmo amid widespread fears ISIS will try to strike the homeland soon.

A large 81-percent majority expects the Islamic extremist group ISIS to attempt a U.S. attack in the near future, including 48 percent who think it is “very” likely, according to the poll released Wednesday.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/11/fox-news-poll-81-percent-expect-isis-attack-on-us-majority-says-keep-gitmo-open/

American Arrested And Indicted In Israel For Plotting To Attack Muslim Holy Sites 12/10/2014 American Arrested And Indicted In Israel For Plotting To Attack Muslim Holy Sites
An American citizen, wanted in the U.S. on drug-related charges, was arrested in Israel for allegedly acquiring explosives stolen from the Israeli military and plotting attacks on Muslim holy sites in the country, Israeli authorities said on Tuesday. Adam Everett Livvix, a 30-year-old from Texas, had reportedly arrived in Israel in 2013, and had initially lived in the West Bank cities of Hebron and Bethlehem.

“Various types of ammunition and explosives stolen from the IDF (Israel Defense Forces),” were found in his possession, Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency said, according to media reports.

Source: http://www.ibtimes.com/american-arrested-indicted-israel-plotting-attack-muslim-holy-sites-1746497

Security Tightened Abroad Ahead of Torture Report Release 12/09/2014 Security Tightened Abroad Ahead of Torture Report Release
AHEAD OF TORTURE REPORT RELEASE, SECURITY TIGHTENED ABROAD The report, which is expected to detail the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, will be released today after a prolonged battle over when and how the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report would be made public. American forces around the world have been placed on alert for the likely backlash to the detailing of the torture of foreign detainees. Bush officials have spoken out vehemently against the report, and a group of former spies are launching a website, CIASavedLives.com.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/the-morning-email_n_6293626.html

US posts on alert over potential backlash from CIA report, lawmaker warns of 'violence' 12/08/2014 US posts on alert over potential backlash from CIA report, lawmaker warns of 'violence'
U.S. diplomatic and military posts overseas are being put on alert over the potential backlash from a looming Senate report examining the alleged use of torture by the CIA, with one top lawmaker warning its release could cause "violence and deaths."

A State Department and an intelligence official confirmed to Fox News early Monday that an advisory has been sent urging U.S. personnel overseas to reassess security measures.

The message directs all overseas posts, including those used by CIA personnel, to "review their security posture" for a "range of reactions that might occur." A similar statement is being sent to military combatant commands to assess their readiness.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/08/house-intelligence-chairman-rogers-report-will-spur-attacks/

Sit-ins, die-ins, blockades in American cities not just about Eric Garner 12/05/2014 Sit-ins, die-ins, blockades in American cities not just about Eric Garner
If the color were removed from the boundless images of protests on America's streets over the last two days, they might be mistaken for black-and-white photos of the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s.

Marchers with signs in Dallas, Boston, Chicago and Manhattan, screamed for justice. And not only for one African-American man, Eric Garner, who died after a white police officer wrestled him to the ground with a chokehold.

The grand jury decision to not prosecute Officer Daniel Pantaleo may have unleashed the dam burst of protests, but the anger of a multitude marching deep into the night has encompassed more than Garner's death in Staten Island, New York.

The demand for change in how law enforcement deals with minorities has been broad. "It's happening in every city, every town. It's happening here in Pittsburgh," Julia Johnson told CNN affiliate WPXI.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/05/justice/new-york-grand-jury-chokehold/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

US keeping close eye on 'nascent' ISIS training camps in Libya, general says 12/04/2014 US keeping close eye on 'nascent' ISIS training camps in Libya, general says
The head of the U.S. Africa Command said Wednesday that the U.S. is very carefully watching what he described as “nascent” Islamic State training camps in Libya --- but downplayed the threat they posed.

Gen. David Rodriguez said in a Pentagon press briefing that it is his belief that the camps may be made up of local militias that are trying to get on the map by working “the ISIS label.”

“We don’t have enough information to know how serious they are,” he said.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/03/us-keeping-close-eye-on-nascent-isis-training-camps-in-libya-general-says/

Egypt thwarts terrorist attack on Israeli gas platforms in the Mediterranean Sea 12/03/2014 Egypt thwarts terrorist attack on Israeli gas platforms in the Mediterranean Sea
Egypt said it had thwarted an attempt by Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated terrorists on 12 November to attack Israeli energy platforms in the Mediterranean Sea. Israel’s Channel 2 TV reported that the terrorists commandeered an Egyptian navy missile boat for the planned attack. Other Egyptian navy vessels gave chase and stopped the commandeered missile boat, killing eight aboard in a heavy exchange of fire. An Egyptian military spokesman said on 12 November that the seizure of one of its navy vessels in a “terrorist” attack left five Egyptian servicemen injured and eight others missing at sea. The Egyptian navy destroyed four boats used by the assailants, and captured thirty-two of the Islamist militants.

The mid-November Egyptian statements about the planned attack did not mention the terrorists’ intended targets.

Source: http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20141202-egypt-thwarts-terrorist-attack-on-israeli-gas-platforms-in-the-mediterranean-sea

Terrorists reportedly plot passenger jet attacks over Europe 12/02/2014 Terrorists reportedly plot passenger jet attacks over Europe
A new report claims terrorists are plotting to blow up five jets bound for European cities before Christmas, in what one analyst said is a sign Al Qaeda is competing with the Islamic State for influence.

Britain's Sunday Express newspaper reported that, according to unnamed security experts, Al Qaeda terrorists are plotting a Christmas "spectacular." The threat reportedly is taken seriously enough that it led officials to consider banning hand luggage.

"We've been told that five planes are being targeted in a high profile hit before Christmas. They've been waiting for the big one," one unnamed airport security source told the newspaper.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/01/terrorists-reportedly-plot-passenger-jet-attacks-over-europe/

Ferguson fallout: Protests go national, officer resigns and viral photo gives hope 12/01/2014 Ferguson fallout: Protests go national, officer resigns and viral photo gives hope
It's been one week since the streets of Ferguson boiled over after protesters learned the officer who shot teenager Michael Brown won't face criminal charges.

Since then, much has changed. And much hasn't.

Here's what to know to get up to speed on the Ferguson fallout:

THE PROTESTS

Calls for a walkout:

The looting and arson that marred last week's protests are over. But the demonstrations continue in Missouri and across the country.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/01/us/ferguson-up-to-speed/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


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