Exclusive: U.S. marine held in Iran suing for more than $10m

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The attorneys representing Amir Hekmati, the U.S. marine held in Iran for four and a half years, are suing the Islamic Republic of Iran for falsely imprisoning and torturing him. Seeking damages for Hekmati’s injuries, the complaint filed this week states that he was “arrested and jailed on fabricated charges” and routinely “brutally tortured by his…

U.S. launches cyber war against the Islamic State

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday that he has ordered cyber attacks targeting the Islamic State. The Pentagon’s US Cyber Command, which will now broaden its role to participate in the fight against ISIS, according to Carter, has been tasked to launch the attacks, the department’s first mission since it was established in 2009. “As…

Terror financing moves underground as U.S. cracks down on jihadi accounts

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The closing of thousands of suspicious terror-linked bank accounts has now resulted in a surge of underground accounts and illegal activity, making the tracking and monitoring of these actions a challenge for federal agencies. The federal government has had access to valuable banking information, established in 2001 by the Patriot Act in the aftermath of the…

Who does Al Qaeda want in the White House?

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A news publication with ties to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has published its projections on the U.S. presidential election, predicting who will be the Democratic and Republican nominees and how each individual will deal with the Middle East and Muslims around the world. In an online article published by Al Masra, a…

Brexit: Calls for a U.K exit from the E.U. increase following terror attacks

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In light of the Brussels attacks which revealed a serious lapse in Belgium’s counterterrorism measures, the former head of Britain’s intelligence agency has suggested that the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union would improve British security. A British exit, or ‘Brexit’ from the E.U. would give the U.K. more autonomy vis-à-vis the European Convention…