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2010-11-17 14:43:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by The Investigative Project on Terrorism: Two leaders of an Islamist organization, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), are scheduled to lecture Southern California law enforcement officials Monday about radicalization despite a history of opposing U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Salam al-Marayati and Edina Lekovic will join high-ranking officials from all law enforcement agencies from Greater Los...

2006-09-04 17:27:23

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government and its rival Islamist administration said on Monday they had agreed in principle to create joint military forces, and to meet again for more talks on power-sharing in the anarchic country. Details of how armed forces might be combined will be hammered out only if a broader political solution is reached. Late on the third day of talks in Sudan, the fragile interim government and representatives of the Mogadishu-based...

2006-09-04 16:50:02

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government and the country's powerful rival Islamist administration said on Monday they had agreed in principle to create joint military forces, a step toward creating stability in the anarchic country. Details of how this would be done would be agreed by the two sides after a political solution was reached. Late on the third day of talks, the fragile interim government and representatives of a Mogadishu-based Islamist movement agreed to...

2006-08-23 10:00:55

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's powerful Islamist movement opened a militia training camp on Wednesday with trainers from Eritrea, Afghanistan and Pakistan, witnesses said. The presence of foreign trainers points to what many fear is a growing internationalization of a crisis that has split the Horn of Africa nation and threatened the slim authority of its interim government. The Islamists' hardline leader, Shiekh Hassan Dahir Aweys, attended the opening of the...

2006-08-23 09:12:47

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's powerful Islamist movement opened a militia training camp on Wednesday with trainers from Eritrea, Afghanistan and Pakistan, witnesses said. The presence of foreign instructors points to what many fear is a growing internationalization of a crisis that has split the Horn of Africa nation and threatened the slim authority of its interim government. The Islamists' hardline leader, Shiekh Hassan Dahir Aweys, attended the opening of...

2006-08-12 01:00:05

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Police have detained seven suspected members of a shadowy Islamist militant group in the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong, police said on Saturday. They said the seven were detained on Friday following intelligence tips that the group, Hijbut Tawhid, was trying to set up a militant network in southeastern areas of the country. Police could not immediately say if Hijbut had links with other local or foreign militant networks. But they said Hijbut...

2006-08-06 04:17:55

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Two leading Islamist deputies were jailed in Jordan on Sunday after they were found guilty of sowing national discord by visiting the family of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al Qaeda leader in Iraq, after his death. The verdict was announced after a two-week military trial in which state security prosecutors said they "stirred internal strife and national divisions" by paying their respects to the family of Jordanian-born Zarqawi after he was...

2006-07-28 13:23:10

By Guled Mohamed BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a Somali minister outside a mosque on Friday, triggering riots by pro-government protesters who threw rocks and burned tyres at the interim administration's provincial base of Baidoa. Witnesses said assailants opened fire on Constitution and Federalism Minister Abdallah Deerow Isaq as he left prayers -- an attack sure to heighten tensions in the violence-plagued Horn of Africa nation which many fear is sliding toward war....

2006-07-28 13:21:37

By Guled Mohamed BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a Somali minister outside a mosque on Friday, triggering riots by pro-government protesters who threw rocks and burned tyres at the interim administration's provincial base of Baidoa. Witnesses said assailants opened fire on Constitution and Federalism Minister Abdallah Deerow Isaq as he left prayers -- an attack sure to heighten tensions in the violence-plagued Horn of Africa nation which many fear is sliding toward war....

2006-07-28 08:35:15

By Guled Mohamed BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a Somali minister outside a mosque on Friday at the fragile interim government's provincial base Baidoa in what a cabinet colleague called a "terrorist action." Witnesses said assailants opened fire on Constitution and Federalism Minister Abdallah Deerow Isaq as he left prayers -- an attack sure to heighten tensions in the violence-plagued Horn of Africa nation which many fear is sliding toward war. Police later caught...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.