Archive for 'National Security'

More Than 1,000 Days Later, Still No Trial for Imprisoned Egyptian Photojournalist

More Than 1,000 Days Later, Still No Trial for Imprisoned Egyptian Photojournalist

Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a.k.a. “Shawkan,” was in police custody hours before the crimes he is accused of committing occurred.

To Great Fanfare, New Turkish Cultural Center Officially Opens in Maryland

To Great Fanfare, New Turkish Cultural Center Officially Opens in Maryland

New Turkish cultural complex celebrates architecture, art, food and religion.

Belgium Embassy in Washington Sees Stream of Visitors, Solidarity

Belgium Embassy in Washington Sees Stream of Visitors, Solidarity

After Tuesday's Brussels terror attacks, many visit the Belgium Embassy in Washington to express their condolences.

Terrorist Attacks in Brussels Brings Reminder To Be Vigilant

Terrorist Attacks in Brussels Brings Reminder To Be Vigilant

Local airports are reminding travelers to be vigilant and visitors to the Washington metro area say they are concerned about international travel in the wake of the deadly bombings in Brussels on Tuesday.

BELGIUM MEMORIAL: Brussels bombings result in tributes at embassy

BELGIUM MEMORIAL: Brussels bombings result in tributes at embassy

People come together in solidarity at the Embassy of Belgium in the nation's capital following Tuesday's explosions in Brussels.

Washington Region Boosts Vigilance After Brussels Terror Attacks

Washington Region Boosts Vigilance After Brussels Terror Attacks

Officials in nation's capital say they see no credible threats, but taking precautions.

Obama Budget Request Reflects Global Engagement on Multiple Fronts

Obama Budget Request Reflects Global Engagement on Multiple Fronts

The Obama administration is requesting $50.1 billion in next year’s budget to fund a foreign policy that Secretary of State John Kerry has characterized as U.S. global engagement “in arena after arena.”

Edwards, Van Hollen Split with White House Over Immigration Raids

Edwards, Van Hollen Split with White House Over Immigration Raids

Maryland Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen, both Democratic front runners in the U.S. Senate race, have objected to the recent immigration raids targeting migrants in cities across the United States, saying the operations are creating "widespread fear and panic in immigrant communities."

Homeland Security Officials to Use More Social Media to Screen Refugees

Homeland Security Officials to Use More Social Media to Screen Refugees

The Department of Homeland Security aims to increase the use of social media significantly in the vetting process of refugees and visa applicants.

Cybersecurity Council Is ‘Critical’ to the State, Says Google VP

Cybersecurity Council Is ‘Critical’ to the State, Says Google VP

“I can’t think of anything more critical to our future than figuring out how to secure ourselves in cyberspace,” Google Vice President Vinton Cerf told the Maryland Cybersecurity Council on Thursday.