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Obama Extends Patriot Act

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President Obama signed a one-year extension to the PATRIOT Act on Saturday, one day before certain provisions were to expire.  Only three of the Act’s sections will be extended, including the continued use of roving wire-taps, surveillance of “lone wolf” foreign terrorist suspects inside the United States, and seizure of records and property in anti-terrorism […]

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India, Pakistan Meet

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The much anticipated talks between India and Pakistan were finally held on Thursday, with leaders from the two nations sitting down in New Delhi to discuss terrorism, Kashmir, and plans for future talks.  Though the talks made little headway into resolving the divisive issues, the meeting marks an important first step in resuming communications after […]

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Iran Tops Terror Funding List

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The Financial Action Task Force, based at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, said Iran has failed to crack down on money laundering and terrorist financing and reiterated a warning from last year that its members implement “effective countermeasures to protect their financial sectors from money laundering and financing of terrorism risks emanating from […]

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Ahmadinejad Meets with al-Assad and Nasrallah during Trip to Syria

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During his recent trip to Syrian, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with both, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah. The trip to Syria comes just days after appointment of a new US ambassador, a move many thought would signal improvements between the countries. Nevertheless, al-Assad claimed he would not distance himself from […]

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Iranian Rebel Leaders “Confesses” The U.S. Gave Him Money

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Iranian officials captured Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of a Sunni rebel group the Jundallah insurgency, on Tuesday. Rigi was allegedly captured coming from a U.S. military base. On state television Rigi “confessed” that an American agent had promised “finances, military aid, arms and ammunitions as well as a military base in Afghanistan close to the […]

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