11 Commercial Jetliners Missing after Islamist takeover of Tripoli Airport

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks…

Terrorism works, but only when governments allow it to

Published: April 28, 2014   Contact(s): Jakana Thomas , Andy Henion   Terrorism can be a successful strategy for rebel groups during civil war, but only when governments allow it to work, finds a new study by a Michigan State University political scientist.     Responding to acts of terrorism with violence is more likely…

The internet mystery that has the world baffled

For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the   world’s finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But   to what end? Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301 By Chris Bell 11:00AM GMT 25 Nov 2013 One evening in January last year, Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer   analyst from Uppsala…

U.S. government knew about al-Qaeda ‘pep rally for jihad’ in Benghazi that included calls for the murder of American diplomats – just months before terror attack

A report prepared for the government in  August 2012 described a massive military presence of Ansar al-Sharia, the group  behind the Benghazi attack It warned ‘assassinations’ would follow,  and said the first attack on the  U.S. diplomatic station quickly followed the two-day  June rally in Benghazi U.S. State Department intelligence  undoubtedly saw the report, yet…

Reports ‘warned’ of Kenya mall attack

28   Sep  2013 Nairobi (AFP) Kenya’s government had been warned, including by Israel, of the high risk of an attack before the deadly assault on a Nairobi mall by Islamist gunmen, security sources said Saturday. Cabinet ministers and Kenya’s army chief had received information warning of a plan to carry out a major attack, officials…