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  • Taiwanese Citizen Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Military-Sensitive Items...

    10/26/2012 2:39:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2012/taiwanese-citizen-sentenced-to-prison-for-illegally-exporting-military-sensitive-items-from-the-united-states-to-iran Taiwanese Citizen Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Military-Sensitive Items from the United States to Iran U.S. Attorney’s Office October 24, 2012 Western District of Texas SAN ANTONIO—This afternoon in San Antonio, 35-year-old Susan Yip, aka Susan Yeh, a citizen of Taiwan, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for helping to obtain military sensitive parts for Iran in violation of the Iranian trade embargo. The sentence was announced by Robert Pitman, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas; Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Antonio Office Special Agent in Charge...
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and “the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory,” according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that “the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda,” and...
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views
    REUTERS.com ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • Paroled West Vancouver killer goes to law school

    09/01/2011 3:12:47 PM PDT · by lukeggl · 14 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | August 31, 2011 | Jane Seyd
    METRO VANCOUVER - A West Vancouver man who stabbed a friend to death outside the Hollyburn Country Club five years ago will return to law school at the University of British Columbia this fall while out on day parole. Sasan Ansari, 32, was convicted in November 2008 of manslaughter in the killing of Josh Goos, who was stabbed 33 times outside the upscale club. Ansari served two years in jail before he was let out on day parole in January of this year. This month, the National Parole Board decided to extend Ansari's parole by another six months, noting he...
  • Seven to die for US centre attack

    04/27/2005 9:28:58 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 12 replies · 655+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 27 April, 2005, 12:10 GMT 13:10 UK | BBC
    A court in India has sentenced to death seven men convicted of attacking the American cultural centre in Calcutta in January 2002. Those convicted include Aftab Ahmed Ansari, who the judge said had planned the attack in which five policemen were killed and nearly 20 others injured. Two other men were acquitted for lack of evidence. The attack heightened tensions in South Asia, coming just weeks after a bloody raid on India's parliament. India accused Pakistan of having a link to both attacks which was strongly denied by Islamabad. Although India still supports the death penalty it is rarely carried...
  • Last two "Toronto 18" jihadists found guilty

    06/24/2010 1:07:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1+ views
    TORONTO -- SNIPPET: "The so-called Toronto 18 eventually split into two groups after the leaders had a falling out. One thing the groups still had in common was a misdirected paranoia. They worried they were being watched by the authorities, but little did they know two of their trusted confidants were police agents. At one meeting one of the plotters instructed a man who was actually an RCMP agent to take the battery out of his cellphone so their conversation couldn't be intercepted. Another plotter gave an agent a test to see if he was a spy. He passed." SNIPPET:...
  • BOMB SCARE CLOSES FORT WORTH FREEWAY

    02/14/2010 3:25:57 AM PST · by Cindy · 56 replies · 2,291+ views
    WFAA ^ | Posted February 13, 2010, 7:15 pm; Updated February 14, 2010, 2:24 am | WFAA-TV Team Reports
    FORT WORTH - SNIPPET: "Officers took a man and a woman into custody. WFAA has learned that the woman is Kimberly Homsi; she also goes by the name Asma Al- Homsi. Al-Homsi has been under surveillance and was on the government's no-fly list since being involved in a road rage incident back in December, 2005. She held up an inert grenade and threatened another driver. Garland's bomb squad later found ammunition in her car. In 2007, the FBI and the Dallas Police Department called her a possible danger. Police say Al-Homsi has explosives and sniper training. In an exclusive interview...
  • Female FBI Officer 'Tortured Mumbai Terror Attacks Suspect With Sex'

    02/11/2009 6:18:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies · 2,015+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 11, 2009
    Female FBI officer 'tortured Mumbai terror attacks suspect with sex' A female FBI officer tortured a suspect in the Mumbai terrorist attacks by performing a sex act on him during interrogation, it has been claimed. By Ben Leach 11 Feb 2009 Fahim Ansari is accused of helping to plan the attacks in which 173 people were killed in November. His lawyer, Ejaz Naqvi, has filed legal papers with Mumbai magistrate's court, claiming the "white woman" removed all his clothes and showed him pornographic films. In the papers, he claims that three foreigners, including the woman, sexually abused him, causing him...
  • Female FBI officer 'tortured Mumbai terror attacks suspect with sex'

    02/11/2009 8:10:14 AM PST · by BGHater · 60 replies · 2,891+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11 Feb 2009 | Ben Leach
    A female FBI officer tortured a suspect in the Mumbai terrorist attacks by performing a sex act on him during interrogation, it has been claimed. Fahim Ansari is accused of helping to plan the attacks in which 173 people were killed in November. His lawyer, Ejaz Naqvi, has filed legal papers with Mumbai magistrate's court, claiming the "white woman" removed all his clothes and showed him pornographic films. In the papers, he claims that three foreigners, including the woman, sexually abused him, causing him "severe itching and wounds" on his body, including his genitals. Mr Ansari, a devout Muslim, claims...
  • Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]

    11/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 2,960 replies · 102,348+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
    Mumbai: At least 15 people have been injured in gunfights between two groups in at least three places in Mumbai on Thursday night. Details are sketchy but it is believed that two gangs fired at each other at outside CST Railway Terminus, Hotel Oberoi and the popular Café Leopold restaurant in Mumbai. The first shooting took place near the CST police station
  • Mumbai Attack: FBI Wants to Question Ansari

    02/01/2009 1:05:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 645+ views
    NEW DELHI: Officials of Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) have made a request to interrogate two militants arrested earlier by the Uttar Pradesh police and questioned by Mumbai police in connection with the 26/11 terror strikes. ( Watch ) The FBI made the request through proper channels for questioning Fahim Arshad Ansari and Sabbauddin, militants of banned Lashker-e-Taiba, who were brought to Mumbai in December last year as a follow up to the probe into the 26/11 attack, official sources said. 35-year-old Ansari had told his interrogators that he was asked by Pakistan's ISI to identify all the terror-hit places...
  • War-waging CD: Qaeda declares war on India

    06/08/2007 11:48:23 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 24 replies · 680+ views
    Daily Times ^ | June 09, 2007
    NEW DELHI: The media organisations in Srinagar on Friday received a CD statement, allegedly from Al Qaeda, stating that the militant organisation was declaring a war on India. The fifteen-minute CD comprises the speech of Abu Abdul Rehman Ansari, who claims to be a top Al Qaeda leader. Ansari appearing in a mask speaks in Arabic and Urdu while announcing ‘Jihad’ (holy war) against India, and lashes the Hurriyat leaders and United Jihad Council’s (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin for supporting Jammu and Kashmir’s ongoing peace process. He even did not spare the hardliner, Syed Ali Geelani, and the UJC, accusing...
  • Fremont mother of 6 shot dead on way to school Afghan-born victim 'lived a very simple life'

    10/20/2006 1:21:59 AM PDT · by World_Events · 8 replies · 685+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2006 | Henry K. Lee
    The bold daytime killing Thursday of a woman who was walking in a tranquil Fremont neighborhood to pick up her daughters from school has her family pleading to know why anyone would kill the mother of six. Alia Ansari, 37, was gunned down in central Fremont at 2:40 p.m. by someone who pulled up in a car, fired, then drove away. "She was a very diligent housewife. She lived a very simple life. She was not an extravagant person. She did not splurge," said a cousin who requested anonymity. "Whoever did this must have done this for no reason at...
  • Anousheh Ansari, a Woman of Mass Instruction

    09/27/2006 7:40:18 AM PDT · by anymouse · 10 replies · 619+ views
    SpaceRef.com ^ | September 26, 2006 | Dennis Wingo
    As a long time space advocate I have seen many fads, hopes, and dreams come and go in our quest to open the space frontier for everyone. This week something special has happened that has to be commented on. Ms Anousheh Ansari has done something truly wonderful for herself, human spaceflight, and the people of her native Iran. She is not only the world's first female space tourist but the first female born in Iran to go to space. This is a doubly important event in that it has created a global stir among the Iranian diaspora as well as...
  • Refugee who fled Iran's mullahs becomes first woman space tourist

    09/18/2006 10:26:16 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 32 replies · 891+ views
    The Times ^ | September 19, 2006 | Tony Halpin
    AS A young girl in Iran, Anousheh Ansari would stare in wonder at the stars and dream of joining them in the blackness of space.Yesterday, a week after her 40th birthday, she made her dream come true. At an estimated cost of $20 million (£11 million), Mrs Ansari became the first woman space tourist after blasting off in a Russian Soyuz rocket from Star City in Kazakhstan. As the first Iranian-born astronaut was circling Earth last night, her remarkable journey from Tehran to the International Space Station was being hailed also as evidence of the continued power of another dream:...
  • Female space tourist blasts off (First Iranian astronaut is an American)

    09/18/2006 12:33:07 AM PDT · by ReignOfError · 16 replies · 1,342+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 9/18/06 | CNN.com
    MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) -- A Russian-built rocket carrying the world's first female space tourist lifted off Monday in Kazakhstan on a flight to the international space station. Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian-American telecommunications entrepreneur, was accompanied by a U.S.-Russian crew on the Soyuz TMA-9 capsule.
  • Interview with Anousheh Ansari, the First Female Space Tourist

    09/15/2006 12:44:44 PM PDT · by Rio · 38 replies · 1,046+ views
    space.com ^ | 9/15/2006 | Sara Goudarzi
    United States entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari has been training for six months to get away from it all. Unlike most tourists, she won't be sporting a camera around her neck, and come Monday she won't need a boarding pass to get on her flight. That's because Ansari is no ordinary sightseer. In just three days she will escape the bounds of Earth to float around in the International Space Station (ISS) for 10 days. Iranian-American Ansari, the first female space tourist, will hitch a ride to the ISS aboard the Soyuz TMA-9 capsule along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin and U.S....
  • Woman space flier looks far, far ahead

    09/12/2006 7:47:10 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 9 replies · 288+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 09/12/06 | Alan Boyle
    The first woman to buy a ride to the international space station says she wants her flight to serve as an inspiration for expanding the final frontier — an expansion that extends even to orbital toilets. Anousheh Ansari, who was born in Iran but made her mark as an telecommunications entrepreneur in the United States, is due to lift off in the company of two professional astronauts next Monday aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, for a 10-day trip to orbit and back. Although Ansari's contract bars her from disclosing how much she's paying, the published price tag for a space...
  • Confronting Iran

    08/06/2006 3:14:17 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 4 replies · 422+ views
    C-SPAN BookTV ^ | 15 July 06 | Ali Ansari
    http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/schedule.csp Speech Confronting Iran DC International Connection Ansari, Ali Massoud Professor, University of St. Andrews (Scotland), Modern History Ali Ansari talked about his book "Confronting Iran: The Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East," published by Perseus Books Group.
  • Iranian-American woman in line to be next space tourist: Russia

    05/07/2006 11:21:04 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 2 replies · 219+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 05/05/06
    A US national of Iranian origin could be the first female space tourist and may travel aboard a Russian vessel to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2007, Russia's space agency Roskosmos said Friday. "We have signed a preliminary contract with (Anoushe) Ansari under which she is training as a back-up for Japanese space tourist Daisuke Enomoto," Alexei Krasnov, in charge of manned space flights, was quoted by ITAR-TASS news agency as saying.
  • Iranian set to become first Muslim woman in orbit

    03/26/2006 5:45:08 AM PST · by nuconvert · 58 replies · 2,160+ views
    alArab online ^ | Mar. 25, 2006
    Iranian set to become first Muslim woman in orbit 25/03/2006 An Iranian entrepreneur Anoushe is set to become the first Muslim woman to travel in space. Ansari, founder and president of the US-based Telecom Technologies Company will be part of the crew of the Russian Soyuz space mission scheduled for 2007. "Exploring space has been my dream since childhood which I am about to realise," says Ansari 38, adding that to be "the first Middle Eastern woman to travel in space is a great honour." In 2005 Telecom Technologies sponsored the award of a 10 million dollar prize to the...
  • X-Prize's Ansari aims for the ISS

    03/16/2006 1:39:00 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 13 replies · 417+ views
    NasaSpaceFlight.com ^ | 03/16/06 | Chris Bergin
    Anousheh Ansari, co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI) and multi-million co-contributor to the X-Prize foundation, is in training in Russia as back up cosmonaut to SFP Daisuke Enomoto (Japan). Sources in the US are revealing that the role model will begin full training from April, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC).
  • Eye of the Storm: Bianca, Free Akbar Ganji [Must Read]

    12/07/2005 12:00:02 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 19 replies · 3,256+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | Wednesday, December 07, 2005 | Amir Taheri
    It all started as a rather pleasant, if not exciting evening. We had heard a speech from British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw once again trying to "explain" the evil of Islamofascim in pseudo-theological, rather than political, terms. But that had been compensated for with a poem from the great mystic poet Roumi recited by Iranian journalist Nazanin Ansari. Apart from the usual contingent of "the great and the good" most of the 800 or so people present were media people and their friends, come to cheer or boo as the Foreign Press Association in London distributed its annual prizes. The...
  • Ansari, 6 others convicted in American Centre case

    04/26/2005 9:09:57 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 6 replies · 618+ views
    India-Defence ^ | April 26, 2005
    Tuesday, April 26, 2005 (Kolkata): Dubai-based mafia don Aftab Ansari, who masterminded the attack on Kolkata's American Centre in January 2002, was convicted today. He, along with six others, has been found guilty of conspiracy to wage a war against the nation and the murder of five policemen.
  • Will Government-Sponsored Space Prizes Fly?

    11/15/2004 1:32:16 PM PST · by anymouse · 15 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Space Review ^ | Monday, November 15, 2004 | Douglas O. Jobes
    The Ansari X Prize demonstrated that privately-funded prizes can be effective; is the same true for government-sponsored prizes? The major news services haven’t picked up the story yet, but Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has already thrown down the gauntlet for the next great space contest: a $100-million government-sponsored space prize. On October 8, Rohrabacher submitted the “Space and Aeronautics Prize Act” (HR 5336) to the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation calls for the formation of a “Space and Aeronautics Prize” valued at up to $100 million. To claim the prize, a private group must fly a three-person spaceship of...
  • Unlikely Visionary Behind Race to Space

    10/17/2004 11:41:23 PM PDT · by anymouse · 7 replies · 465+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2004 | HELEN O'NEILL
    SpaceShipOne visionary Peter Diamandis wasn't thinking about history as he stood in the Mojave desert and watched a small, shuttlecock-shaped craft glide back to Earth having nudged the edge of space. He just thought it looked beautiful. It was only the following day, after the thousands of cheering spectators had disappeared, after the jubilant speeches had dried up along with the champagne, as Diamandis was driving his father back to Los Angeles, that euphoria — and relief — swept over him. So many people had trusted him, backed him, bailed him out even when others had ridiculed his notion of...
  • 40 buses heading for SpaceShipOne liftoff

    10/02/2004 3:13:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Saturday, October 2, 2004. | CHRIS AMICO
    When SpaceShipOne makes its historic attempt at a second suborbital flight within one week on Monday, 1,411 elementary school students, parents and teachers from the Rancho Vista area will be watching from the tarmac, thanks to developer R. Gregg Anderson of Rancho Vista Development. If the Mojave-built spacecraft reaches its target altitude of 328,000 feet, or 100 km, it will win the $10 million Ansari X-Prize, which is aimed at jump-starting a commercial space tourism industry. To win, a team must launch a spacecraft capable of carrying three people (or a pilot and the equivalent weight of two passengers) into...
  • One more flight to go on Monday

    10/01/2004 10:55:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies · 413+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Friday, October 1, 2004. | ALLISON GATLIN
    MOJAVE - One down, one to go. Following its successful spaceflight Wednesday morning, SpaceShipOne will attempt the second flight required to win the $10 million Ansari , on Monday, Oct. 4, barring any unforeseen problems or weather difficulties. The Burt Rutan-designed spacecraft rocketed to an official, but not final, altitude of 337,500 feet, well over the 328,000 feet required by the competition rules. The Ansari X-Prize, an international competition to jump-start the commercial space-travel industry, will award $10 million to the first privately funded team to successfully build and launch a spacecraft capable of carrying three people to 100 kilometers...