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British academic Matthew Hedges jailed for life, after United Arab Emirates accuses him of spying This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
The White House late Tuesday signed a memo allowing troops stationed at the border to engage in some law enforcement roles and use lethal force, if necessary — a move that legal experts have cautioned may run afoul of the Posse Comitatus…
The Financial Times
Simeon Kerr in Dubai
– Nov 21, 3:17 AM
British student Matthew Hedges has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly spying on behalf of the UK government. The Durham university PhD candidate, who was arrested in May, was sentenced during a brief…
The New York Times
– Nov 20, 4:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Nearly four times as many Sunni Islamic militants are operating around the world today as on Sept. 11, 2001, despite nearly two decades of American-led campaigns to combat Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, a new independent study…
The world is a very dangerous place! The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen, trying to destabilize Iraq's fragile attempt at democracy, supporting the terror group Hezbollah in…