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Military Laptop May Have Been Stolen by Terrorists

- British officials fear the information on the laptop may put Muslims interested in the armed forces at risk of terrorist attack.

UK: Private Security Guards to be Used to Surveil on Illegals

- According to a leaked government document, the British government will hire private security firms to spy on suspected illegal aliens.

Al Qaeda Plot to Kill Queen of England Foiled

- During a state visit to Uganda two months ago, an al Qaeda plot to assassinate the Queen of England was foiled by the state's security service.

Mines Should Increase Security, Filipino Government Advises

- Government officials from the Philippines have advised mine owners to increase security after communist guerrillas attacked a major copper project on New Year's Day.

UK: Man Jailed for Terrorist Planning

- Sohail Qureshi is the first person jailed for the crime of acts preparatory to terrorism under the Terrorism Act of 2006.

U.S. Destroyer Almost Fires on Iranian Vessel

- The U.S. Navy almost fired on one of five Iranian vessels this weekend in the Strait of Hormuz after the Iranian vessels made hostile maneuvers toward three American ships.

Al Qaeda Threatens President Bush in Videotaped Address

- Al Qaeda's American spokesman, Adam Gadahn, urged jihadists to attack President Bush during his Middle East trip this week.

Surveillance Grows Worldwide in 2007

- A new survey from two privacy organizations says state surveillance is increasing, even in the world's strongest democracies.

Dual-Use Technology Sales to Chinese Companies Criticized

- A nonprofit nonproliferation group worries that dual-use technology sales to select China companies by U.S. manufacturers will lead to weapons proliferation.

U.S. Military Killed or Captured 51 Terrorist Leaders in Iraq

- Some captured terrorists claim that the Islamic State of Iraq insurgent group is a front group for al Qaeda and that its leader is fictional.

Jihadi Jailbreak Fails in Belgium

- Fourteen suspects have been arrested for plotting to break out of jail an al Qaeda member convicted of planning a terrorist attack against U.S. soldiers in Belgium.

Guarded Diplomacy

- The charge of strengthening diplomatic and humanitarian locations is complicated by the need to secure vulnerabilities and ensure that the facilities are welcoming to visitors.

Labour Rises up Against Precharge Detention Extension

- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown faces his first insurrection from his Labour Party on the issue of extending precharge detention to 42 days.
 




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