Monthly Archives: September 2014

Hezbollah employs drone to attack rebel forces in Syria

For the first time, Hezbollah employed UAVs to bomb an enemy position, Iranian news agency FARS reported on Sunday. The Lebanon-based terror organization struck the al-Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) positions on the outskirts of Arsal, in Syria. The … Continue reading

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Lebanon feeling the conflicts next door

A suicide car bomber reportedly killed three people at a checkpoint manned by the Shia group Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon, the state-run news agency reported. However, a Hezbollah-run TV station reported later on Saturday that the suicide bomber did not … Continue reading

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Russia arrests billionaire

The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country’s business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the Kremlin asserted its power by imprisoning the … Continue reading

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Oil as a Currency Paradigm Shift

Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed … Continue reading

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Wanted Syrians to fight both Assad and ISIS

The Cons: No pay. High probability of painful death. 0.0001% chance of success. The pros: Training in Saudi Arabia Use of US made weapons. President Obama spoke with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Wednesday, hours before laying out his strategy to … Continue reading

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The FBI’s facial recognition service is now fully operational

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division announced today the achievement of full operational capability of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System. The FBI’s NGI System was developed to expand the Bureau’s biometric identification capabilities, … Continue reading

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Pinching those Rubles

The weakness of the ruble, one of the worst-performing currencies of the year, has fueled inflation of 7.5 percent; so have the Kremlin’s various bans on food from abroad in reaction to Western sanctions. Some bans, such as the one on … Continue reading

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