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Report: Morsi Imports 3,000 Foreign Jihadis to Terrorize Opposition

The title of a recent Al Khabar News report declares: “Morsi summons 3,000 jihadis from Afghanistan, Chechnya, Bosnia, Somalia and Iran to be an Islamic army to strike the police and army forces” of Egypt. According to the report, Ibrahim

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Tonight’s Topics Released by Moderator Bob Schieffer

Tonight’s final presidential debate will focus solely on foreign policy. Moderator Bob Schieffer announced that the topics will be: “America’s Role in the World,” “Our Longest War—Afghanistan and Pakistan,” “Red Lines—Israel and Iran,” “The Changing Middle East and the New

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Two Afghan children beheaded in separate events

KABUL – An adolescent boy and a young girl have been beheaded in two separate incidents in Afghanistan, local officials and police said on Friday, in the latest brazen attacks that have raised fresh questions about a splintering Taliban. A

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14 Afghan Policemen Defect to Taliban

An Afghan police commander and 13 junior officers have joined the Taliban in the western Afghan province of Farah, in what correspondents say could be the biggest defection by police. They say the commander, named as Mirwais, was in charge

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Afghan cop: Marine killings were ‘God’s will’

An Afghan police officer accused of killing two Marines and wounding four others during an attack last year in Helmand province told investigators he was motivated by “God’s will,” according to a report outlining the incident. Second Lt. Mohammad Daoud

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Suicides in US Military Exceed Combat Deaths

Suicide in the US military has sharply increased this year, hitting a rate of almost one death per day, figures show. Suicides outnumbered combat deaths in US troops in 2008 and 2009 As of 3 June, 2012 active-duty suicides reached

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US buys Russian arms despite Syria criticism

The Pentagon on Tuesday defended plans to buy attack helicopters from a Russian arms firm for the Afghan government, despite the company coming under criticism from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. US senators have voiced dismay at the deal

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Afghan Officials Say Taliban Poisoned Schoolgirls

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan government accused the Taliban Wednesday of poisoning schoolgirls by bribing students and workers to sneak toxic chemicals into drinking water or spread it around school grounds, sickening scores. Fifteen suspects have been arrested, officials said.

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Trump Village Evicts Vet: “Thank You for Your Service”

Eugene Ovsishcher is facing eviction from his co-op in Coney Island, Brooklyn, because the housing complex has a no-pets policy and he has a small service dog. After he returned home from nearly a year in Afghanistan on combat duty,

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Afghanistan: Trading Terrorists for Information

On Sunday, the Washington Post reported on a covert diplomatic program through which the U.S. releases high-level insurgents at an Afghanistan military prison in exchange for information, influence, and promises of peace. “We look at detainees who have influence over

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