Facilitator and Fundraiser for Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Extradited to United States to Face Terrorism Charges

Irfan Demirtas, aka Nasrullah, 56, a duel Dutch-Turkish national, made his first appearance today in the District Court of the District of Columbia on a federal indictment charging him with terrorism offenses arising from his support of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), a designated foreign terrorist organization. The indictment…
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President Declares Disaster for Kansas

WASHINGTON,  – The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 4…
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Prosecutors Say Idaho Man Hoped to Carry Out Terror Attack

Federal prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that an Uzbek refugee living in Boise, Idaho, was walking a "pathway to terror" when he was arrested two years ago. Fazliddin Kurbanov has pleaded not guilty to five felony charges, including attempting to support a terrorist organization. His trial began in US District Court…
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Iranian Newspaper Says Iran Could Destroy the White House ‘in Under 10 Minutes’

An influential newspaper affiliated with Iran’s supreme leader recently published an editorial claiming that Iran could destroy the White House “in under 10 minutes.” -story via The piece was published last month while negotiators from the and five world powers were engaged in intense talks with Iranian officials to try…
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911 Tip Leads to Rescue of Critically Missing Child, Arrest of Sex Offender

Washington – The Marshals Service (USMS) gratefully announces that a 9-1-1 tip led to the safe rescue of critically missing child Hayleigh Wilson, 14, and the arrest of her alleged captor, Benjamin Shook, 41, in Atkins, Virginia, this morning. At approximately 5 , a citizen called 9-1-1 informing authorities that…
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Army Force Structure and Stationing Decisions

US: The Department of the Army announced today force structure decisions and stationing plans for the reduction of the regular Army from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers. The reduction of force structure will occur in fiscal years 2016 and 2017; the reduction of 40,000 end strength will be completed by the…
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Cyber Crime: Modernizing Our Legal Framework

Deputy Assistant Attorney General David Bitkower Delivers Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism’s Hearing Entitled “Cyber Crime: Modernizing Our Legal Framework for the Information Age” Washington, DC United States ~ Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Good afternoon, Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Whitehouse and members of the subcommittee.  Thank…
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