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Obama Defends Immigration Plan
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF February 26, 2015 @ 8:28amClick here to read more
President Barack Obama raised the political pressure on the opposition over immigration Wednesday, telling members of Miami's Latino community that Republicans were to blame for stalling the reform.
"For the next set of presidential candidates," he told a town hall meeting hosted by the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo, "when they start asking for votes, the first question should be, 'Are you really going to deport 11 million people? If not, what's your plan?' "
Activists: IS Militants Kidnap 220 Assyrians
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF February 26, 2015 @ 8:24amClick here to read more
An activist group said the number of Assyrian Christians kidnapped by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 220.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the fighters captured people during the past three days as they took control of 10 villages in Hassakeh province.
Despite Sanctions, North Korea’s Nuclear Stockpile Continues to Grow
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF February 26, 2015 @ 8:02amClick here to read more
The United States says it is very concerned about a new report that predicts North Korea will expand its nuclear stockpile to as many as 100 weapons by 2020. Analysts say there may be disagreements over Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities, but there is no doubt the weapons program poses a growing international threat.
Experts on nuclear weapons technology at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies estimate that North Korea currently has 10 to 16 nuclear weapons and is continuing to work on its nuclear program.
British Star of IS Beheading Videos Unmasked
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF February 26, 2015 @ 7:59amClick here to read more
Media reports said the masked Islamic State militant who appeared in several videos of hostages being brutally beheaded has been tentatively identified as a British citizen with a degree in computer programming.
Reports Thursday quoted friends of Mohammed Emwazi as saying they believe he is the tall, London-accented speaker, dubbed "Jihadi John."
US Charges 3 With Conspiring to Support IS
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF February 26, 2015 @ 7:55amClick here to read more
U.S. authorities on Wednesday arrested and arraigned two foreign nationals living in New York on charges of plotting to support the Islamic State group in Syria and kill President Barack Obama, police and FBI agents in the United States. A third foreign national was charged separately.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, a citizen of Kazakhstan, was arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul. Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, of Uzbekistan, had a ticket to travel to Istanbul next month and was arrested in Brooklyn.