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US Debates Naming Haqqani Network a Terror Group

Risks may outweigh benefits, as congressional deadline looms

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has a big decision to make by Sept. 9: whether to formally designate the Haqqani Network in Pakistan a terrorist organization. It might seem like a no-brainer considering the network is blamed for most of the anti-US attacks in Afghanistan, but the Washington Post and the New York ... More »

Israel, Iran Terrorists Are Killing Scientists: Officials

Mossad funding, training People’s Mujahedin of Iran, sources confirm

(Newser) - As Iran has long claimed, Israel is indeed behind the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, providing financing, training, and weapons to the Iranian terrorist group that carries out the attacks, US officials confirm to NBC News . Five Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed since 2007, reportedly by the People’s... More »

One Idea: List WikiLeaks as Terrorist Group

Rep. Peter King says the group represents 'clear and present danger'

(Newser) - The US government has made no secret of the fact that it is not a WikiLeaks fan—but might it take the step of declaring the site a terrorist organization? One Republican representative has asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to consider doing just that. "WikiLeaks appears to meet... More »

Former Blair Aide Pushes Qaeda Dialogue

Secret British talks with IRA could serve as example

(Newser) - One of Tony Blair's former top aides has called for Western governments to talk to al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, the Guardian reports. Jonathan Powell, the former British prime minister's chief of staff for 12 years, is thought to have played a key role in negotiating a settlement in Northern... More »

The T-Shirt as Terror Weapon

Danish T-shirt peddlers on trial in debate over free speech, fashion

(Newser) - Seven Danish entrepreneurs are on trial in Copenhagen for hawking T-shirts featuring the logos of two groups classified by the EU as terrorist organizations—PFLP, a Palestinian extremist group, and Farc, a group of Marxist guerrillas in Colombia. The shirts were sold by Freedom+Lovers, which calls itself "dedicated to... More »

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