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News You Really Need To See: "Salafism: Politics and the Puritanical"

“Salafism: Politics and the Puritanical”

The Economist, June 27-July 3, 2015, pp.38-39

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21656189-islams-most-conservative-adherents-are-finding-politics-hard-it-beats

“Were it not for his bushy beard and trim moustache, Nader Bakkar could be mistaken for one of Egypt’s secular liberal politicians.   384 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Assad Chemical Threat Mounts"

“Assad Chemical Threat Mounts”

The Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2015, p.A1

http://www.wsj.com/articles/assad-chemical-threat-mounts-1435535977

“U.S. intelligence agencies believe there is a strong possibility the Assad regime will use chemical weapons on a large scale as part of a last-ditch effort to protect key Syrian government strongholds if Islamist fighters and other rebels try to overrun them, U.S. 190 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "In Nigeria, The Hustle that Makes Lagos Bustle"

“In Nigeria, The Hustle that Makes Lagos Bustle”

The Christian Science Monitor, June 28, 2015

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2015/0628/In-Nigeria-the-hustle-that-makes-Lagos-bustle

“All of Lagos is a mobile supermarket.  Informal stalls selling soccer jerseys, mangoes, and iPhone cables sprout between its buildings like plants growing in the cracks of a rock – improbable and tenacious.   239 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Egypt's Imprisonment of Journalists at All-Time High: CPJ"

“Egypt’s Imprisonment of Journalists at All-Time High: CPJ”

Reuters, June 25, 2015

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/25/us-egypt-press-idUSKBN0P50A920150625

“Egypt is holding the highest number of journalists behind bars since record keeping began, using the pretext of national security to crack down on press freedoms, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday.   211 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Theft of Saudi Documents Suggests Iranian Hack, Analysts Say"

“Theft of Saudi Documents Suggests Iranian Hack, Analysts Say”

The Washington Post, June 26, 2015, p.A12

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/theft-of-saudi-documents-suggests-an-iranian-hack-experts-say/2015/06/25/dd2f57e2-19c2-11e5-bed8-1093ee58dad0_story.html

“The purported theft of confidential Saudi documents that have been released by WikiLeaks bears the hallmarks of Iranian hackers linked to cyberattacks in more than a dozen countries, including the United States, according to cybersecurity experts and Middle East analysts.   193 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Most U.S. Attacks Are Homegrown and Not Jihadist"

“Most U.S. Attacks Are Homegrown and Not Jihadist”

The New York Times, June 25, 2015, p.A1

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/us/tally-of-attacks-in-us-challenges-perceptions-of-top-terror-threat.html?_r=0

“In the 14 years since Al Qaeda carried out attacks on New York and the Pentagon, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States, explaining their motives in online manifestoes or social media rants.   308 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Report: Colombian Military Killed More Civilians than Was Thought"

“Report: Colombian Military Killed More Civilians than Was Thought”

The Washington Post, June 24, 2015, p.A10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/colombian-army-killed-civilians-to-fake-battlefield-success-rights-group-says/2015/06/23/5e83700e-191d-11e5-bed8-1093ee58dad0_story.html

“In a twisted attempt to show battlefield success against FARC rebels, the Colombian military killed hundreds, possibly thousands, of civilians between 2002 and 2008, falsely depicting them as slain combatants, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.   244 more words

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