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Moazzam Begg
Moazzam Begg

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Moazzam Begg Walks Free After 7 Month Custody

British prosecutors have dropped seven terrorism charges against Moazzam Begg a week before he was due to go on trial. Begg is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee and an advocate for the rights of terror suspects. London’s Central Criminal Court acquitted the accused man of all charges on Wednesday after prosecutors said new evidence showed […]

Julia Pierson
Julia Pierson

US Secret Service Director Resigns

The director of the U.S. Secret Service, Julia Pierson, has resigned. White House spokesman Josh Earnest Wednesday said Pierson met with President Barack Obama, who expressed appreciation for her 30 years of service to the country. Earnest said Pierson took responsibility for the service’s shortcomings and for fixing them. Pierson faced tough questions from Congress […]

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. FIle photo.

Turkey Will Fight Islamic State, Wants Assad Gone

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday his country would fight against Islamic State and other “terrorist” groups in the region but said it would stick to its aim of seeing Syrian President Bashar Assad removed from power. “We will fight effectively against both ISIL (Islamic State)and all other terrorist organizations within the region; this […]

Norway's Jens Stoltenberg. Photo by Kjetil Ree, Wikipedia Commons.
Jens Stoltenberg. Photo by Kjetil Ree, Wikipedia Commons.

NATO Not Seeking Confrontation With Russia: New Secretary General

NATO does not seek confrontation with Russia and aspires to build constructive relationship with Moscow, new NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. “There is no contradiction between strong NATO and our continuing efforts to build constructive relationship with Russia. Only strong NATO could build such relations for the benefit of Euro-Atlantic security,” Stoltenberg said […]

Map of Ukraine with Donetsk highlighted.
Map of Ukraine with Donetsk highlighted.

At Least 11 Killed, 40 Injured In Shelling In Donetsk, East Ukraine, School Hit

At least 11 people have been killed and 40 others have been injured in Donetsk, where a school and a bus stop came under fire – reportedly from Ukrainian Army positions. Two people are reported to have died at the school, and nine at the bus stop, according to Donetsk People Republic’s Depity Prime Minister […]