Making a shift from a boundless "global war on terror", US President Barack Obama Thursday announced a new counter-terrorism policy narrowing the use of drones that has put it at odds with key allies like Pakistan.
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The Iraqi justice ministry Monday said it has executed an Al Qaeda leader and three others convicted of terrorist and criminal activities.
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April 22, 2013 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Members of the Toronto muslim ...April 23, 2013
April 22, 2013 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Members of the Toronto muslim community, reportedly instrumental for tipping off the police, attend the press conference where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials announce that two men have been arrested and face multiple charges in conjunction with an attack they were allegedly planning against New York > Toronto VIA rail. The RCMP emphasized that there was no imminent threat to the public, and that the significance from todayÕs arrest lies in the support the suspects received Òfrom Al Qaeda elements located in Iran.Ó The investigation, dubbed Project SMOOTH, began in August 2012 and was led by the RCMP. Multiple other agencies participated in the investigation, including the FBI. (Cred
April 22, 2013 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - The Royal Canadian Mounted ...April 23, 2013
April 22, 2013 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announce at a press conference that two men have been arrested and face multiple charges in conjunction with an attack they were allegedly planning against New York > Toronto VIA rail. Officials emphasized that there was no imminent threat to the public, and that the significance from today’s arrest lies in the support the suspects received “from Al Qaeda elements located in Iran.” Chiheb Esseghaier (30, Montreal) and Raed Jaser (35, Toronto) face multiple charges for “activities related to terrorism”—including “conspiring to carry out an attack against, and conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association wi