*Kuwait faces political uncertainty before surprise elections. The escalation of Syria's civil war- with Iran- backed Hezbollah fighters from Lebanon intervening to aid President Bashar al-Assad, and the United States deciding last week to arm Syrian rebels- has worried Arab governments in the Gulf.» Read More
WASHINGTON, May 18- Cybersecurity professionals know a myriad of ways hackers can try to wreak havoc on critical infrastructure or infiltrate corporations to steal or spy, but it is the fear of the unknown that some say keeps them up at night.
With top intelligence officials warning that cyber attacks have replaced terrorism as the leading threat against the United States, the White House and lawmakers have spent months discussing how to improve the flow of information between the government and the private sector.
*Tokyo sarin attack provides hints for Syria investigation. *Western powers say evidence of use by Syria in mounting. In Syria, about two months have passed since the first allegations of sarin use arose on March 19, when rebels and government forces blamed each other for an attack in Aleppo province in which dozens are said to have been killed.
MEXICO CITY, May 13- The Mexican unit of insurer Marsh& McClennan Companies Inc said on Monday it is launching a policy that will cover terrorism, organized crime and sabotage, the first such policy available in a country wracked by drug-related violence.
*Late surge of support for cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. ISLAMABAD, May 11- A string of militant attacks and gunfights that killed at least 15 people cast a long shadow over Pakistan's general election on Saturday, but millions still turned out to vote in a landmark test of the troubled country's democracy.
An attack on the office of the Awami National Party in the commercial capital, Karachi, killed 10 people and wounded 30, followed by another blast minutes later. Pakistan's Taliban, who are close to al Qaeda, have killed over 110 people in election-related violence since April.
RICHMOND, Va., May 10- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a Muslim cemetery in Virginia, after authorities spent a week searching for a final resting place for the ethnic Chechen's remains.
RICHMOND, Va., May 10- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a Muslim cemetery in Virginia, the head of an Islamic center said on Friday.
*Nusra Front only competitor to tribes. BEIRUT, May 10- In Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zor, a network of tribes and smugglers has exploited the chaos of war to create an illicit oil trade that makes European hopes of buying crude from President Bashar al-Assad's opponents a distant prospect.
*Israel strikes Syria; UN warns against escalation in tension. Israeli officials said its second raid in days was aimed at stopping Lebanon's Hezbollah, an ally of Iran, from acquiring weapons that could be used to strike Tel Aviv if Israel follows through on threats to attack Iranian nuclear facilities.
*Obama says up to Mexico to determine own security structure. President Barack Obama gave his blessing on Thursday to a new security arrangement with Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto, in which Mexico will make reducing violence a priority over hunting drug cartel kingpins in the war against organized crime.
BOSTON, May 2- The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was claimed on behalf of his family on Thursday, an official said. Tsarnaev's body had been kept at a Boston facility after he was killed in a shootout with police on April 19, four days after the attack on the Boston Marathon that killed three people and wounded 264 people.
BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, May 1- Three men were taken into custody in the investigation of last month's deadly Boston Marathon bombing and charged with interfering with the probe, not planning or carrying out the attack, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.
*Violent clashes in Guinea over delayed election. FRIA, Guinea, May 1- Failure by Guinea's politicians to reach agreement for a long-delayed legislative poll is stirring up tribal violence, jeopardising economic gains and raising fears that the military could once again step in.
WASHINGTON, May 1- Two of the three people taken into custody on Wednesday in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings were college classmates of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have thrown away a knapsack at Tsarnaev's request, a law enforcement source said.
MEXICO CITY, April 30- There will be no negotiations with Mexico's government over the key planks of its highly anticipated economic reform agenda until a political spat is resolved, the leader of Mexico's leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution said on Tuesday.
DAMASCUS, April 30- Aid workers in Syria are struggling to navigate a lawless archipelago of armed groups to get food to Syrians trapped in a fast-intensifying civil war, the head of the World Food Programme's Syria operation says.
FBI agents also spent hours at Tsarnaev's widow's family home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and came out carrying bags market DNA samples, a person familiar with the investigation said.
One Heavy Brigade Combat Team, also known as an Armoured Brigade Combat Team. One Army National Guard combat aviation brigade. Kuwaiti bases such as Camp Arifjan, Ali Al Salem Air Field, and Camp Buehring offer the United States major staging hubs, training ranges, and logistical support for regional operations.
David Reeths, director of IHS Jane's Consulting, discusses what is needed to end the crisis in Syria and says an international intervention with military presence on the ground is inevitable.