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The Sweet Springs Board of education met Thursday, Feb. 15, where board members voted to join the Missouri assessment partnership consortium. "As most of you are probably aware, in my opinion, there have been problems with the MAP test since it began several years ago," Superintendent Donna ...
Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa's president on eve of no-confidence vote. Zuma, 75: 'I fear no motion of no confidence or impeachment'; Steps down after days of defying ANC orders to leave office; Cyril Ramaphosa: president-in-waiting faces huge challenges · Jason Burke Africa correspondent.

Supporters of Ramaphosa, seen as the standard bearer of the reformist wing of the party, say it is essential that Zuma is sidelined as early as possible to allow the ANC to regroup before campaigning starts in earnest for elections in 2019. Adriaan Basson, a senior South African journalist, wrote: "Zuma has ...
... dozens of civilian deaths, the strikes generally target the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants, however the number of strikes in the last six months have been already surpassed the number of strikes for the whole of 2016. Jason Burke reports at the Guardian. The Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tried ...
Jason Burke, a journalist and author of The New Threat: The Past, Present and Future of Islamic Militancy, is acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on IS. Burke's thinking largely falls in line with the concerns of the UN. He says that while a coalition military campaign is one thing, there has to ...
Jason Burke, a journalist and the author of The New Threat: The Past, Present and Future of Islamic Militancy, agrees that further insurgencies are likely as the extremists are pushed underground. This is because the recent military offensive has not been accompanied by a parallel political effort, he argues ...

After losing control of key territory, the Islamic State may repeat the actions of its predecessor when the U.S.-led surge brought al Qaeda in Iraq to the edge ... some fighters will inevitably find a new home--there is no credible substitute for Iraq and Syria as a base, as terrorism analyst Jason Burke contends.
And Jason Burke, an agent at Citi Habitats, commissioned a graphic designer to create an animated emoji of his face and then had the image printed onto ... Jannette Patterson, a Corcoran broker, had bonded with her client, the television journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell over a shared love of veganism and ...
Richard Calland, an author and expert on the ANC, said Ramaphosa's victory could prove to be pyrrhic. As the delegates waited for the result, supporters of both candidates sang, clapped and danced, vying for the loudest, most resonant chants. An hour after the ANC's electoral cell was due to take the ...
But Carien du Plessis, a respected political journalist who recently published a biography of Dlamini-Zuma, said the former medical doctor might well forge her own path if elected. "She is a very experienced and shrewd politician. A lot of people support her because she is seen as a proxy for Zuma and a ...
Wellie had been a writer on The Last O.G. and told me that he's been excited just watching Tiffany climb to superstardom since they were on set together .... I went to Jeremy Asgari's 6th Annual ping pong charity event down at The Jane Hotel and found comic Jason Burke on the mic hosting the thing and ...
Jason Burke, the Guardian's Africa correspondent and the author of The New Threat, about extremist terrorist groups, writes that Bangladesh is often overlooked by terror analysts even though the poor, Muslim-majority country of 160 million has struggled with growing radicalism. Investigators will now be ...
According to Ali Soufan a Lebanese-American former FBI agent who was involved in a number of high-profile anti-terrorism cases, and is author of a book on Hamza, the young bin Laden was raised by al-Qaeda's top leadership while his father was in hiding. Bin Laden is said to have asked his advisers to ...
But a victory is a victory, and there are few reasons for cheer these days. So let us celebrate the defeat of Islamic State and its hateful so-called caliphate - and keep a wary eye out for the next fight. Jason Burke is the author of The New Threat: The Past, Present and Future of Islamic Militancy (New Press) ...
A Zimbabwean journalist who reported that Grace Mugabe, the first lady, donated used clothing including underwear to supporters of the ruling Zanu-Pf ... "The arrest … is a deliberate tactic to harass and intimidate him and other journalists in order to deter them from doing their work," said Cousin Zilala, ...
His name alone is enough to guarantee headlines and the attention of the world's security services. Though only about 25 years old, his words are urgently picked over by analysts and officials seeking to understand the new threat posed to the west by Islamist militancy. He is Hamza bin Laden, the son and ...
Some time within the coming weeks, Iraqi forces will reach the great mosque of al-Nuri, in Mosul. It was from the pulpit in this small, 900-year-old complex that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State (IS), declared the foundation of a new caliphate with himself as caliph in 2014. The mosque was ...

The term, which describes an individual actor who strikes alone and is not affiliated with any larger group, is now widely used by politicians, journalists, security officials and the general public. It is used for Islamic militant attackers and, as the shooting in Quebec shows, for killers with other ideological ...
However, the 75-year-old retains significant support inside the party and at a local level in many parts of South Africa. Ralph Mathekga, a political analyst and author, said: "Zuma is not just a person. He is a system. There are a whole lot of people whose politics fortunes are tied to his. "We are watching a ...
Somalia is facing yet another major crisis as the United States steps up its drone attack and combat operations in this Horn of Africa state. drone attacks are promoted by the Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an effective means of targeting so-called "terrorists" without ...
Hundreds of olive green tents surrounded the refurbished control tower, home to the US special forces and light infantry units who flew from Bagram to raid distant villages in the hope of picking up the trail of al-Qaeda fugitives. They had limited success, not least because most of their targets had long fled ...
"The whole point was to achieve a shift in perception, without really changing much on the ground," Jason Burke, author of several books on al-Qaeda, wrote by e-mail. "So, for example, though the nominal allegiance of the organisation changed, the personal allegiance of individual leaders of the group, ...
Callum Redfern, a Tunis-based British multimedia journalist who travelled to Tebourba on hearing about the person who died there, said: "My impression is that this [anger] has been building up for years. In Tunis, it's all pretty well controlled … The further you get from Tunis the wilder it gets." Chibani said ...
When I asked terrorism experts what they made of the alleged Iran-al Qaeda ties, they were unanimous in their incredulity. "I've never seen any evidence of active collaboration," said Jason Burke, the author of an acclaimed book on Al Qaeda. Ali Soufan, a former F.B.I. agent and the author of the new book ...
And Joe Conason, author of a seminal book about the Clinton scandals, The ... Instead, he gave what The Guardian's Jason Burke and Emma ... Life in exile -> Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov says that ...
[The Guardian / Jason Burke and Alex Maher]; Mugabe has been under ... [Author and sex toy historian Hallie Lieberman to the Cut / Katie ...
The reality, as Jason Burke notes in the Guardian, is that without the tacit go-ahead from the South African government the coup wouldn't have got this far. But support for removing ... Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman and the PSA's journalist of the Year. His daily briefing ...
She has also been deputy editor at Mirror money Online and has worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines.
Jason Burke, the South Asian correspondent for The Guardian, brings out the ... al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam, I B Tauris, 2004.
... International Affairs published a paper by journalist Javier Delgado ... Media competition means that journalists and editors have ... New Yorker, where a little-known staff writer, Patrick Radden Keefe, ... Among the most perceptive of the many essays my research led me to is Jason Burke's February 2016 ...
In May 2016, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs published a paper by journalist Javier Delgado Rivera titled "The symbiotic Relationship ... Media competition means that journalists and editors have incentives to use emotionally powerful visuals and story lines to gain and maintain ...
Last month, a Zimbabwean journalist who reported that she donated used clothing, including underwear, to supporters of the ruling Zanu-Pf ...
REMEMBER al-Qaeda? It might seem like only yesterday that the Islamist terror group first made its bloody mark on the world. Astonishingly ...
The Houston Astros are one win away from becoming the 2017 World Series champions, as sports Illustrated notoriously predicted in 2014.
Islamic State's last stronghold, Raqqa, has fallen. But the world's attention must now focus on what it or other Islamist groups will plot next.
Jason Burke, a journalist who writes extensively on terrorism asserts that we are being lazy by using language like "lone wolves." He says our ...
Casualties included senior civil servants, five paramedic volunteers and a journalist, but most were ordinary people on one of the busiest ...
Jason Burke provides an analysis at the Guardian. .... An al-Qaeda terrorist turned government informant was sentenced to 13 years in prison ...
Casualties included senior civil servants, five paramedic volunteers and a journalist, but most were ordinary people on one of the busiest ...
[The Guardian / Jason Burke]; The government itself is also coming under scrutiny for the lack of security in the area, especially after vowing to ...
Writing for the Guardian, Jason Burke told readers that Daesh had ... SITE Director Rita Katz wrote: "ISIS knows that respected journalists, ...
When Rwigara announced her intention to run against Kagame, busloads of young Rwandans attended her meetings while journalists packed ...
A Zimbabwean journalist who reported that Grace Mugabe, the first lady, ... to intimidate and harass journalists in the former British colony.
... in publications produced by what remains of al-Qaeda in the Arabian ... the breakthrough, as the Guardian's Jason Burke has documented in ...
Amid the bile, the hate and the prejudice, western Islamic militants fighting in Syria occasionally reveal a less brutal side. In interviews and on ...
Some time within the coming weeks, Iraqi forces will reach the great mosque of al-Nuri, in Mosul. It was from the pulpit in this small, ...
... strikes alone and is not affiliated with any larger group, is now widely used by politicians, journalists, security officials and the general public.
Anania Sorri, a 34-year-old writer and intellectual, was arrested in November on his way to a meeting at the US embassy in Addis Ababa.
Eric Bahrt offers some interesting and insightful points about terrorism. The relatively recent narrative regarding what is, or is not, modern "terrorism" emerged partly as a result of the utter tragedy of 9/11, and the world's only hyper-power finding out what it's like to be on the receiving end of a major ...
"There have been four big waves of Islamist militancy over the past 50 years," wrote journalist Jason Burke in an article published in the Guardian in ... on the final phase, when the threat is already declining, according to Burke, author of "The New Threat: The Past, Present and Future of Islamic Militancy.".


 

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