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German Police Arrest 2 Terror Suspects, Search Islamic Center

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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German police say they have arrested two men on suspicion of buying bomb making materials and planning a major act of violence in the country. Police say they detained a 24-year-old German of Lebanese descent and a 28-year-old Palestinian from the Gaza Strip in the capital, Berlin, on Thursday. Police say the men tried to […]

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German Police Arrest Terror Suspects in Berlin

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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German police say they have arrested two men in Berlin who are suspected of plotting a major terrorist attack. Officials say the suspects, a 24-year-old German of Lebanese descent and a 28-year-old from the Gaza Strip, were detained after attempting to purchase a large amount of chemicals that could be used to make an explosive […]

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Vietnam Police Break Up International Fraud Ring

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 3:11 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Vietnam have arrested more than 50 people and charged them with taking part in an international fraud ring targeting people of Chinese origin. Authorities in southern Phu Yen province arrested more than 25 Chinese and more than 25 Taiwan nationals, along with at least two Vietnamese, during a raid in Tuy Hoa City. […]

Ethiopia Detains 29, Including Opposition Members

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Ethiopian government says it has detained 29 people, including several opposition members, across the country on terrorism-related charges. Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal said Monday that the suspects were involved in terrorist activities. He says they are also linked to the rebel Oromo Liberation Front. Among those detained are two prominent opposition politicians arrested last […]

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Rights Group: Zimbabwe Police Arrest 13 Demonstrators

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Zimbabwean rights group says police have arrested 13 of its members who accused authorities of harassing opponents of President Robert Mugabe. Stendrick Zvorwadza with Restoration of Human Rights says the members were detained while protesting outside a court in the capital, Harare, on Wednesday. The protesters had gathered at the site to press for […]

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21 Arrested for Alleged Cyber Attacks

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the United States, Britain and the Netherlands have arrested 21 people accused of mounting coordinated cyber attacks against companies and organizations. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday it had arrested 14 people for allegedly hacking into the servers of a popular website that manages online payments, Paypal, blocking people from being […]

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European Police Arrest 61 In Credit Card Fraud

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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European police have arrested 61 people accused of involvement in “skimming” bank and credit cards. The EU police organization Europol says the ring is believed to have stolen $70 million from accounts around the world during the past nine years. Skimmers use an illegal electronic device to copy data from the magnetic strip of consumers’ […]

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Georgia: Photographers “Infiltrated” Institutions

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Georgia’s president has defended the arrest of four photographers suspected of spying. President Mikheil Saakashvili said Friday the news photographers conducted, in his words, a “serious infiltration of our institutions.” The four news photographers, including the president’s personal photographer, were arrested Thursday. They are accused of passing confidential information to a foreign country. Tbilisi often […]

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Georgia Arrests 4 Photographers on Spy Charges

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Georgia has arrested four news photographers and accused them of spying, including the personal photographer for President Mikheil Saakashvili. Georgia’s interior ministry says the four journalists include the president’s photographer Irakli Gedenidze and his photographer wife Natia, European Pressphoto Agency photographer Zurab Kurtsikidze, and Foreign Ministry press photographer Georgy Abdaladze. Reports said police raided the […]

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Nigerian Police Arrest 100 Suspected Islamic Radicals

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s state security service says it has arrested more than 100 alleged members of a northern-based Islamic militant group, including some key leaders. Security officials did not name the group, but the Boko Haram group has claimed responsibility for deadly violence in six northern states, including assassinations and attacks on police stations. The attacks include […]

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