US teenager may get 15 years jail term for helping IS

Alexandria: A tech-savvy US teenager who was prolific on Twitter pleaded guilty Thursday to using social media to aid the Islamic State group, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Ali Shukri Amin, 17, who sent more than 7,000 Twitter messages in support of IS, admitted to providing advice and encouragement to . . . → Read More: US teenager may get 15 years jail term for helping IS

A scientific analysis of Christine Fair

(By Elias Davidsson) Christine Fair is widely quoted as an expert on South Asian political and military affairs. She is often requested by mainstream media to comment on terrorist acts occurring in India and Pakistan and invited to educate members of the US administration on issues in her field of expertise.

Prior to joining the . . . → Read More: A scientific analysis of Christine Fair

SSCI fails to achieve its goals on CIA’s Torture Report

(BY MICAH ZENKO) Two years after a 9-6 bipartisan vote, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) will reportedly finally release a declassified executive summary (of between 480 and 600 pages) of the committee’s report (itself over 6,000 pages long) into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program. Despite the best efforts of news organizations, . . . → Read More: SSCI fails to achieve its goals on CIA’s Torture Report

Racial riots in USA

Protesters set buildings ablaze, shot at police and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.

Police were overwhelmed by an explosion of violence right after the hotly awaited verdict. Officers were shot at . . . → Read More: Racial riots in USA

Ms Robin L Raphel never liked India, was that her mistake

American investigators intercepted a conversation this year in which a Pakistani official suggested that his government was receiving American secrets from a prominent former State Department diplomat, officials said, setting off an espionage investigation that has stunned diplomatic circles here.

That conversation led to months of secret surveillance on the former diplomat, . . . → Read More: Ms Robin L Raphel never liked India, was that her mistake

Was Robin Raphel targetted or trapped

A tip from Indian soil which shed new light on how US diplomat Robin Raphel empowered the Taliban may have hastened her downfall in Washington.

Accounts from Raisina Hill, the seat of government in New Delhi and from Chanakyapuri, the capital’s diplomatic enclave, however, indicated that India’s official apparatus was not involved in the tip. . . . → Read More: Was Robin Raphel targetted or trapped

Rape victims suffer more due to insensitive police attitude

Barbara Bowman first publicly accused Bill Cosby of rape in 2004. But people didn’t start believing her until now, when a male comedian called Cosby a rapist last month.

Bowman’s story puts a personal face on the myriad reasons women are often hesitant to come forward with rape allegations. They often face disbelief, harrassment, or . . . → Read More: Rape victims suffer more due to insensitive police attitude

Violent protests over murder of black teen by a white cop

(By Catherine E. Shoichet and Tristan Smith) Late night protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of Michael Brown, dispersed after bottles flew at officers, who answered with tear gas, police said Wednesday. . . . → Read More: Violent protests over murder of black teen by a white cop

CIA And FBI Agents Are Not Welcome At This Restaurant Outside Sochi

A sign that says “We do not serve FBI and CIA agents,” hangs outside a restaurant on the opening day of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Associated Press photographer Jae C. Hong captured a photo of this sign outside a restaurant in the mountains near . . . → Read More: CIA And FBI Agents Are Not Welcome At This Restaurant Outside Sochi

PTI Chief congratulates Nawaz over goof counterterrorism

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has congratulated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for what he called a good start to control terrorism in the country. He said if the law is made equal for all in Karachi, peace could be maintained.

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