Monthly Archives: April 2014


Mystery surrounds move of Afghan ‘torturer in chief’ to US amid allegations of agency abuse

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The US offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Li Fangwei a.k.a. Karl Lee, who is accused of providing missile parts to Iran, and sanctioned eight of his companies. He faces charges of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, money laundering, wire fraud, and conspiracy.


The government added the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy (IRFAN), based in Mississauga, Ont., to its list of terrorist organizations for sending millions of dollars to Hamas-linked groups. Canada recently warned its citizens against travel to Nigeria due to the risk of terrorism, violence, and kidnapping. Members of Canada’s elite special operations […]


Two suicide car bombs in Alawite neighborhoods in Zahraa in Homs killed at least 51 civilians and injured more than 70. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq; in Latakia, where they were joined by Ahrar al Sham, Sham Al Islam, and rebels; in Hama; and in Aleppo, […]