Terrorism

IAEA Security Official Seeks More Money to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

IAEA Security Official Seeks More Money to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

By Chris Schneidmiller

Aug. 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – The International Atomic Energy Agency’s top nuclear security official said his operation must have more money and people if it is to meet nations’ growing demand for help in ensuring their atomic facilities are protected against terrorism.

Pakistan’s Descent into Chaos

Pakistan’s Descent into Chaos

Gurmeet Kanwal

August 19, 2012

Embroiled in continuing political turbulence, judicial activism, internal instability and a stagnating economy, Pakistan appears to be hurtling inexorably downhill. The terrorist strike on Minhas airbase in Kamra on August 16, in which one Pakistani soldier and nine terrorists were killed, is but the latest manifestation of the state’s inability to protect even its vital military installations. The fact that nuclear warheads are stored at the airbase makes the attack even more ominous. The strike was launched by fighters of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a terrorist organisation that is committed to the establishment of a “true Islamic state” in Pakistan.

Turkish fighters in the Islamic Jihad Union

Turkish fighters in the Islamic Jihad Union

By Karen Hodgson

August 18, 2012

Over the past several years, a number of Turks have been killed while waging jihad against NATO, US, and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. Other Turks been arrested in foiled plots to carry out attacks against European and US targets in Europe. The group with which most Turkish jihadists are affiliated is the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) (formerly called the Islamic Jihad Group or IJG), which was designated a global terrorist organization by the US State Department in June 2005.

Pakistanis demand justice for Shia killings

Pakistanis demand justice for Shia killings

Al Jazeera

18 August 2012

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the Pakistani parliament to demand the government do more to end sectarian violence.

Iraqi attacks kill close to 100

Iraqi attacks kill close to 100

The Guardian, 17 August 2012

Iraqi officials say a string of attacks have killed at least 93 people, as the extent of the violence grows clearer and mourners start to bury their dead.

The attacks began early on Thursday in the north of Iraq and ended with deadly bomb explosions near busy markets, restaurants and ice-cream parlours shortly before midnight.

Militants attack major Pakistan air base; nine killed

Militants attack major Pakistan air base; nine killed

By Qasim Nauman

KAMRA, Pakistan

Fri Aug 17, 2012

(Reuters) - Islamist militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons fought their way into one of Pakistan's largest air bases on Thursday, the air force said, in a brazen challenge to the nuclear-armed country's powerful military.

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