Southern California Man Charged With Attempted Support of Islamic State

Southern California Man Charged With Attempted Support of Islamic State
The affidavit said that Mr. Dandach's brother told agents of speaking with the defendant, who admitted lying on his passport application and stated that “he was more disappointed that he did not get to go to Syria than getting in trouble with law …
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Direct flights to boost Taiwan-Turkey tourism, trade: envoy
… visa application procedures as one of the main reasons for low trade figures between Turkey and Taiwan. Since 2013, however, Turkey has included Taiwan in its e-visa system, which makes it cheaper and faster for Taiwanese passport holders to apply …
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App to aid in checking international student's identity
The i-Kad for international students contains information such as a student's name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, name of the institution which the student is registered with, the student pass expiry date and a picture of the student …
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3 held in NY, Florida on charges they plotted to help Islamic State group wage
New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton, right, and Diego Rodriguez, assistant director in charge of the FBI's New York field office, speak to reporters during a news conference at police headquarters, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in New …
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3 nabbed in NYC, Florida in plot to join Islamic State group – AOL.com
Saidakhmetov told the informant in September that he wanted to travel to Syria for jihad, or holy war, but that his concerned mother confiscated his passport so he couldn't travel, the complaint said. He said he would lie and tell her he planned to go …
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German police help passport-less Vonn travel to Bulgaria
MUNICH (AP) – German police say they helped American skier Lindsey Vonn get to Bulgaria for a World Cup event after she forgot her passport in Austria. Munich airport police say Vonn realized after arriving Wednesday for a flight to Sofia that she had …
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Syriac Christians to build Turkey's first new church
Among the grievances aired was the ban on religious officials teaching at minority schools and the passport problems such officials encounter. According to one complaint, religious officials were given passports that expired after just six months.
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The Widow of a Paris Terrorist and Other Real Wives of Islamic State
ISTANBUL—On the CCTV footage released by Turkish police, the widow of one of the Islamic fanatics responsible for last week's terror rampage in Paris comes across as prim, even drab, as she goes through passport control at the airport here. …. The …
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Asian soccer tournament is field of dreams for Palestine's players
But as Moussa Abu Jazar's Jerusalem-based soccer team approached an Israeli checkpoint en route to a Bethlehem match in 2010, he knew he could be caught for having an expired permit. So he circumvented the checkpoint on foot, rejoining his teammates …
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Wife and child of Islamic State leader Baghdadi held in Lebanon

Wife and child of Islamic State leader Baghdadi held in Lebanon
If so, the revelation would support the claim of international involvement. The US and other states have samples of Baghdadi's DNA from the nine months he spent in US custody in Iraq in 2004. The British Foreign Office said it had nothing to add to the …
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SKN Passport Re-Issuance Begins Wednesday
The e-passports can be returned to the Passport Office in Basseterre, the Federal Office or the Premier's Ministry in Nevis. Application forms can be obtained locally from Health and Community Centres, Post Offices, and Passport Offices, and the …
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Assata – the FBI's Most Wanted Woman
Official racism may been long abolished in South Africa and the US since anti-race activists such as Assata Shakur in the 1970s US, and anti-apartheid activists in South Africa launched their resistance, yet it's terrible legacy persists for long …
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St. Paul woman, 20, stole passport to join Islamic State, charges say
The U.S. attorney's office on Tuesday charged a 20-year-old St. Paul woman with misusing a passport, ostensibly for travel to join an international terrorist organization in Syria. According to the criminal complaint, Yusra Ismail stole a friend's …
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House, Senate intel chiefs push Obama to be tougher on Islamic State militants
He said there are hundreds of Islamic State-trained Americans who can return to the U.S. with their American passports. "I'm very concerned because we don't know every single person that has an American passport that has gone and trained and learned …
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Local Couple's Daughter Promoted to US Consul General
In 1988, Quesada passed the foreign service exam to become a foreign officer for the US State Department. And from the Caribbean, to Italy, Greece, Tunisia, and Morocco, Quesada's passport filled up quickly. Most recently, she was on tour in …
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