Monthly Archives: September 2015

Russia Ready for Syria Defense

Russia has sent dozens of fighter jets and helicopter gunships to Syria as he steps up his support for Assad, the country’s president, in the fight against Isil jihadists. Iraq will begin sharing “security and intelligence” information with Russia, Syria … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Human Trafficking Smuggling dealt a blow

Bangladesh police say they have arrested a human trafficking “godfather” in a fresh crackdown on smugglers accused of exploiting the regional refugee crisis. The arrest of alleged kingpin Dil Mohammad over the weekend in the southern smuggling town of Teknaf … Continue reading

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The Mess and Coup of Burkina Faso

On September 17th in Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando, the interim president since last October, and several other members of his government, were arrested by the presidential guard. A spokesman, complete with uniform, appeared on television to announce that the “National … Continue reading

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Russia positioning tanks at Syria airfield

Russia has positioned about a half dozen tanks at an airfield at the center of a military buildup in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Monday, adding that the intentions of Moscow’s latest deployment of heavy military equipment were unclear. … Continue reading

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Did ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s son tweet fugitive’s location?

The son of Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquín Archivaldo Guzman Loera, aka “El Chapo,” may have tweeted a clue to the fugitive’s whereabouts. A post to an account believed to belong to El Chapo’s son, Alfredo Guzman, includes a photo of … Continue reading

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Uganda shaken up at Al-shabab attack in Somalia

19 soldiers were killed and six were missing following the Sept. 1 attack in Janale, Somalia. A Uganda official said 12 Ugandan soldiers had been killed, Uganda’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement that Ugandan soldiers captured two of the … Continue reading

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The Mitrokhin tip

In 1992, KGB archivist named Vasili Mitrokhin defected to the West with a trove of notes on the Soviets’ spying operations around the world. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union (in 1991) Mitrokhin traveled to Latvia with copies of … Continue reading

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