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State Department Adds Ansar Jerusalem to Terrorist Designation Lists

9th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

State Department Adds Ansar Jerusalem to Terrorist Designation Lists

Thomas Joscelyn

The State Department today added Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, or ABM) to the US government's lists of designated... more...

Analysis & Commentary

8th September 2014 – Quoted by Richard Pollock - The Washington Examiner

Obama Lacks Eyes and Ears in Hot Spots Around the World

David Andrew Weinberg

Vice President Joe Biden didn’t get the customary airport tarmac welcome by the U.S. ambassador to Guatemala when he arrived in the Central American nation on June 20 for crisis meetings on the surge of illegal immigrant children into the United States. more...

23rd July 2014 – Quoted by Sharona Schwartz - The Blaze

Egypt’s ‘Not-So-Subtle’ Message to John Kerry

Jonathan Schanzer

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his entourage were forced to undergo a metal detector security screening as they arrived for a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo Tuesday, a message Middle East watchers say is rife with significance, but which the State Department brushed aside. more...

25th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Egyptian Al Nusrah Front commander on Syrian border defects to ISIS

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Abu Yusuf al Masri, a leader in Albu Kamal, swore allegiance to a senior "Chechen" commander in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The move could strengthen ISIS' hold on the Iraq-Syrian border. more...

23rd June 2014 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Here’s Why Egypt Is Jailing 3 Al Jazeera Reporters For The Crime Of Doing Their Jobs

David Andrew Weinberg

In a time of declining freedom of the press, and even of declining freedom more generally, Egypt's imprisonment of journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed stands out. more...

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