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Twin Suicide Bombers, Female and Mentally Imparied, Kill Scores in Two Baghdad Markets

- Officials say militants remotely detonated the women's explosive vests.

Top Al Qaeda Leader Killed

- One of the world's most wanted terrorists reported killed in missile strike.

Bush Administration Tries to Wrangle Security Contractors in Iraq

- The Bush Administration yesterday outlined stricter rules for private security companies in Iraq, but the details are nonexistent.

Numbers

- 958 The number of investigations into human trafficking carried out by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the last three fiscal years. These investigations have resulted in 281 convictions and the seizure of $9 million in assets.

Weathering Severe Climate and Conflict

- New research on the interaction between climate change and conflict suggests that cooperation and accommodation are more probable outcomes than global mayhem.

Police Strive, But Mafia Still Thrives

- The Mafia in Sicily has never been more powerful, or profitable, says a new Italian report.

Hezbollah's Latin American Home

- Extremist groups are receiving money from Lebanese refugees in the tri-border region where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay converge.

Worldwide Terrorism by Tactic

- Quarterly tactic data on terrorist incidents from the MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base.

Safer Imports from China?

- A new agreement looks to bolster the safety of Chinese exports to the United States.

Cyberattack on Estonia Work of 20-Year-Old Native

- The student launched the denial-of-service attack against the Web sites of Estonian institutions because he was angry Estonia removed a WW-II bronze memorial to Soviet soldiers.

Japan: Virus Writers Charged with Copyright Violations

- The criminal charges levied are reminiscent of how the U.S. government prosecuted mob boss Al Capone.

More Resources for "Of Climate and Conflict"

- Text of the Director of National Intelligence's national intelligence estimate on the geopolitical effects of global climate change and its impacts on national security.  San Francisco-based consultancy, GBN, wrote an influential climate change report describing dire consequences for national security for the U.S. Department of Defense in 2003.   The U.K. government published a detailed forecast, known as the Stern Review, of the possible impacts of climate change on the global economy. It says the cost of taking action to avert climate change now is far lower than the cost of coping with damage later.

More Resources for "Hezbollah's Latin American Home"

- Here is the Treasury Department’s announcement of its designation of nine individuals and two entities it says provided financial and logistical support to Hezbollah in the Tri-Border Area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.Matthew Levitt of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy published this paper  highlighting the financial ties between organizations in the Tri-Border Area and Islamist groups in the Middle East.The State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism publishes annual reports on terrorism. Here is the April 2007 Western Hemisphere Overview.
 




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