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US offers ships to boost security at Sochi Olympics
US offers ships to boost security at Sochi Olympics

The United States is ready to deploy air and naval assets -- including two ships -- to help secure the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia after terror threats.

US offers ships to boost security at Sochi Olympics
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Singapore monitoring new forms of illicit financing

Asian financial hub Singapore on Friday said it was scrutinising trade in virtual currencies such Bitcoin, precious stones and metals to forestall new forms of illicit financing by criminals and terrorists.

Singapore monitoring new forms of illicit financing
Russia buries dead as bombings toll hits 33
Russia buries dead as bombings toll hits 33

Russia beefed up security and mourned its dead on Tuesday as the toll from jarring successive-day suicide strikes in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games rose to 33.

Russia buries dead as bombings toll hits 33
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Marat Abilov
Nursultan Nazarbayev condolences Russia

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent his condolences to Russian President Putin over the terrorist attacks in Volgograd.

Nursultan Nazarbayev condolences Russia
Twin Russia blasts expose Olympic security threat
Twin Russia blasts expose Olympic security threat

Successive-day bombings on a railway station and trolleybus in Russia's heartland expose the challenge President Vladimir Putin faces in ensuring a safe Olympics on the edge of the violence-plagued North Caucasus.

Twin Russia blasts expose Olympic security threat
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Russia attack caused by suicide bomber, toll up to 14

A deadly bombing on a packed trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd was caused by a male suicide bomber as the official death toll rose to 14 people.

Russia attack caused by suicide bomber, toll up to 14
Syria views Saudi as number one enemy
Syria views Saudi as number one enemy

Syria now views Saudi Arabia as its number one enemy and accuses it of trying to destroy the country by arming jihadists and other rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria views Saudi as number one enemy
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Muslim clergy to teach Religious studies at schools?

Member of the Majilis Talgat Yergaliev proposed engaging members of the Muslim clergy in teaching Religious Studies at schools.

Muslim clergy to teach Religious studies at schools?
Boko Haram leader claims Dec. 2 attack in new video
Boko Haram leader claims Dec. 2 attack in new video

Boko Haram's leader said in a video obtained by AFP on Thursday that the group was behind a daring raid on military installations in the north Nigerian city of Maiduguri earlier this month.

Boko Haram leader claims Dec. 2 attack in new video
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Nairobi mall attackers may have escaped: NYC police

The four attackers responsible for killing at least 67 people at a Kenyan shopping mall may have escaped due to lax security.

Nairobi mall attackers may have escaped: NYC police
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US, Britain 'spying on virtual world': report

Freshly leaked documents by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Monday revealed spies disguised as fantasy characters prowled online games hunting terrorists.

US, Britain 'spying on virtual world': report
FBI Director invited to Kazakhstan
FBI Director invited to Kazakhstan

Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Akshat Daulbayev invited Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey to Kazakhstan.

FBI Director invited to Kazakhstan
Free Syrian Army fighters. ©Reuters/Malek Al Shemali
Syria regime, opponents dig in ahead of talks

Damascus vowed to keep fighting "terrorism" and the opposition insisted President Bashar al-Assad must go, as both sides dug in Tuesday after a date for long-planned peace talks was set.

Syria regime, opponents dig in ahead of talks
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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan Defense Minister

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has discussed strategic partnership in defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan's Minister of Defense Adilbek Dzhaksybekov.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan Defense Minister
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Spanish court confirms intention to extradite Ablyazov’s Security Chief

The Spanish National Court (SNC) has confirmed its decision to extradite Aleksandr Pavlov, the Chief of Security of the former Head of Kazakhstan's BTA bank Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Spanish court confirms intention to extradite Ablyazov’s Security Chief
Omar Khadr. ©Reuters/Janet Hamlin
Canadian 'child soldier' appeals Guantanamo conviction

Omar Khadr, the Canadian "child soldier" held for a decade at Guantanamo, appealed his terror conviction Friday.

Canadian 'child soldier' appeals Guantanamo conviction
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Guantanamo prisoner's secret diaries leaked

Al Jazeera America published Thursday part of the secret personal diaries of one of Guantanamo's most high-profile prisoners, with records of meetings with Al-Qaeda's chieftains.

Guantanamo prisoner's secret diaries leaked
Blasts in Syria, opposition urges 'neutrality' in peace effort
Blasts in Syria, opposition urges 'neutrality' in peace effort

Bomb attacks in Damascus and southern Syria have left at least 16 people dead, as the Syrian opposition hit back at claims it is hindering efforts to hold a peace conference.

Blasts in Syria, opposition urges 'neutrality' in peace effort
Terror suspect evades British police by donning burqa
Terror suspect evades British police by donning burqa

The British government defended its terror prevention measures on Monday after a Somali-born suspect escaped surveillance by putting on a burqa during a visit to a mosque.

Terror suspect evades British police by donning burqa
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Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study

Doctors and nurses tasked with monitoring the health of terror suspects were complicit in abuses committed at prisons run by the Pentagon and the CIA.

Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study