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In Egypt, Coptic Christians have become a target for attack.
The dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood has been postponed. 
Kenya mourns the 67 victims of the four day Westgate Mall siege by Al-Shabaab.
Interpol has issed a “Red Notice” for the “White Widow,” a British woman named Samantha Lewthwaite who is thought to be key member of the militant group Al-Shabaab.
The Ivory Coast will not send ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo to the ICC, instead deciding to try her domestically. 
The deaths of two Israeli soldiers are challenging upcoming peace talks. 
Some of the more powerful Syrian rebel groups have publicly split from the more moderate opposition-in-exile in favor of Al-Qaeda affiliates.
The “Dirty Dozen” — twelve of the worst explosive weapons in use in Syria.
A mortar round fell inside the Russian embassy compound in Damascus. 
Clashes between AQAP and the el-Maely tribe in Marib province, Yemen, left 7 dead. 
23 people were killed in bomb attacks in an outdoor market in Baghdad on Thursday.
On Monday, a Sunni funeral was bombed, killing 14, the third day in a row that a funeral had been attacked.
Azmat Khan reports for AJAM on the story of Amir Hekmati, the former Marine currently jailed in Iran.
Pres. Rouhani says he wants a nuclear deal in the next 3 to 6 months.
Pitch Interactive and The Nation have teamed up to track civilian deaths in Afghanistan.
The primary battlefield intel network in Afghanistan, the Army’s Distributed Common Ground System, flunked a readiness test and is vulnerable to hackers. The Pentagon has given the Army 60 days to fix it before the system is cut off from classified records. 
A man wearing the uniform of Afghan security forces killed a NATO servicemember in an attack later claimed by the Taliban.
A federal judge has sentenced an American man to 25 years for conspiring to sell missiles, rifles and other weapons to the Taliban.
A suicide attack on a Pakistani church killed 78.
Earthquake relief efforts in Pakistan are hampered by attacks on security officials. 
Militants killed 12 in Indian-controlled Kashmir. 
Uzbek journalist Sergei Naumov has been forcibly disappeared.
Russian govt-owned conglomerate Izhevsk Machine Works will sell roughly half of the company that makes the AK-47 to two private investors.
Moro National Liberation Front rebels are surrendering in the Philippines. 
The UK detained Yemeni anti-drone activist Baraa Shibani at the airport and extensively questioned him about his politics.
According to the Obama administration’s secret memo drafted for the legal debate over killing Anwar al-Awlaki, targeted killing could be considered lawful if they could not feasibly take him alive. 
According to declassified documents, the NSA has spied on MLK, Muhammad Ali, Washington Post humorist Art Buchwald, Sen. Frank Church, and of course, many others.
Fmr FBI agent Donald Sachtleben admitted to disclosing classified information about an Al-Qaeda airline bombing plot last year to a journalist.
Investigation reveals about 350 security clearance background investigations have been found to be falsified. 
An Australian photojournalist’s legal bid to sue The Age for damages related to her PTSD was rejected.
Three retired generals have backed Sen. Gillibrand’s push to reform the process of military sex assault prosecutions. 
107 nations, including the US, signed a treaty to regulate global arms trading.
The Pentagon rejected a military request to renovate Guantánamo Bay prison.
A guide to hunger strikes at Guantánamo. 
Cool new national security blog to check out: Just Security.
Photo: FOB Mizan, Zabul Province, Afghanistan. A soldier from the Army’s 1st Platoon, 18th Engineer Company, Task Force Arrowhead rests. Tim Winborne/Reuters

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Photo: FOB Mizan, Zabul Province, Afghanistan. A soldier from the Army’s 1st Platoon, 18th Engineer Company, Task Force Arrowhead rests. Tim Winborne/Reuters

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