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Krebs Daily Briefing 31 July 2015

International Taliban name, praise new leader in statement KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban on Friday praised their new leader, saying he was one of the most “trusted” associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar, a statement likely meant to rally followers behind the leadership at a time of a deeply fractured insurgency. The statement, sent […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 30 July 2015

International A Nightmare Scenario for Afghanistan Reports on Wednesday that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died will be rightly hailed by some as the demise of an American nemesis. But the death of the one-eyed Afghan commander may also scuttle the most promising peace talks in Afghanistan in a decade. Omar’s direct role in […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 29 July 2015

International Afghanistan investigating reports of Taliban leader’s death Afghanistan said on Wednesday it was investigating reports that Mullah Omar, leader of the militant Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency, was dead. The elusive Omar has not been seen in public since fleeing when the Taliban was toppled from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, and […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 28 July 2015

International Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son Saif, eight other ex-officials to death A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death for war crimes including killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution that ended his father’s rule.The former Gaddafi regime officials sentenced to die by firing […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 26 July 2015

International How to Smuggle $1,000 Into North Korea Son, is that you?” Recognizing the weak, shaky voice on the other line, Kevin immediately hangs up the phone. Kevin, the eldest son in his family, defected from North Korea in 1998 when he was 17 years old and is currently a graduate student in South Korea, […]