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2010-01-29 16:35:00

Report by International Center for Terrorism Studies cites 558% rise in terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups in North and West/Central Africa since 9/11 WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just days after President Barack Obama underscored in his State of the Union address America's commitment to "take the fight to al-Qaeda," a new counterterrorism report was issued today documenting a dramatic 558 percent jump in terrorist attacks and activity by al-Qaeda...

2009-12-28 16:08:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, December 29, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), along with Nigerian-American Muslim leaders, will hold a news conference in Southfield, Mich., to condemn Al-Qaeda's reported involvement in a failed attack on a plane arriving in Detroit on Christmas Day. SEE: Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Failed Terror Attack http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/12/28/airline.terror.attempt/ WHAT:...

2009-12-23 03:29:00

STRASBOURG, France, December 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the European Parliament attentively followed the unfolding of the latest surge strategy for Afghanistan by President Barack Obama and issued a letter stating their apprehension about increasing the number of American Troops and sought additional forces from NATO allies. They question how an operation ending in 2011 can achieve to eradicate Al Qaeda, when the current operation, which has so far lasted over eight years, has till...

2009-12-17 06:45:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Two thirds of Americans believe that Osama bin Laden will strike America again and this time it will be nuclear. Dr. Hugh Cort agrees and writes about the warning signs in his book, "The American Hiroshima: Osama's Plan for a Nuclear Attack, and One Man's Attempt to Warn America" (published by iUniverse). Dr. Cort also contends that the attack could occur in the very near future with Osama bin Laden planning to blow up several American cities. "The...

2009-12-14 17:37:00

Ehsanul Islam Sadequee Receives 17 Years in Prison; Co-defendant Syed Haris Ahmed Receives 13 Years ATLANTA, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, 23, of Roswell, Ga., and Syed Haris Ahmed, 25, of Atlanta, were sentenced today in federal court following their convictions earlier this year in separate but related criminal trials, the Justice Department announced. "With their words and their actions, these defendants supported the wrongheaded but very dangerous idea...

2009-12-02 10:16:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), in a radio interview Wednesday morning, praised President Obama for fulfilling his campaign pledge to focus United States security efforts on the destruction of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. Fattah said he supports the President's decision, announced Tuesday, to authorize an immediate 30,000-troop buildup and outline a July 2011 exit strategy. He called the President "the one among 300...

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2009-10-10 10:21:33

France has captured a worker at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) for alleged connections with al-Qaeda, officials announced. The 32-year-old man was one of two brothers apprehended in the town of Vienne on Thursday. Police think that the suspect communicated on the Internet with the al-Qaeda, and had been contemplating attacks on France. The organization established that a physicist working at CERN was detained "under suspicion of links to terrorist organizations", and is...

2009-08-03 06:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergo (www.ergo.net) is pleased to announce that Major General James A. "Spider" Marks (U.S. Army, retired) has joined the firm as a Managing Partner. Marks comes to Ergo after a distinguished career in public service and the private sector. Marks will co-head Ergo's Washington, DC office. Marks was the senior intelligence officer for the Coalition Land Forces' liberation of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army's...

2009-07-23 16:59:00

NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The second installment of "The Wanted," a groundbreaking television event that sets forth on an international hunt for an accused terrorist will air Monday, July 27 at 9 PM ET. "The Wanted" brings together an elite team with backgrounds in intelligence, unconventional warfare and investigative journalism. The show focuses on real operators, in search of real targets -- all in an effort to see individuals brought to justice. In the July 27 episode,...

2009-07-09 02:00:00

ABU DHABI, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- - Security Specialists Must Work Together With Public Authorities to Reduce Risks In challenging economic times any unplanned loss of production in critical sectors, such as oil, gas, electricity and water, can be devastating for a company's profits. The loss in revenue while they repair the problem is bad enough, but any ensuing reputational damage will only serve to compound matters. Protecting critical infrastructure is a primary concern....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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