US backs plan for engaging Afghan tribes
US backs plan for engaging Afghan tribes
40 die, 50 hurt in Somalia faction clashes
The military launches an operation in the Jamrud region outside of Peshawar, where the Taliban has taken control. This is the third time the route has been closed since September.
Four NATO fuel tankers were destroyed in an attack at the Torkham border crossing. Four Frontier Corps troops were kidnapped in Lakki Marwat and two anti-Taliban tribesmen were murdered in Swat. Mullah Nazir demanded the government apologize for US airstrikes.
Iran closed its border with Pakistan after a suicide car bomber detonated at a police station in the Iranian border town of Saravan. More than 45 Iranian security personnel were killed in the attack on the joint headquarters of the Iranian police and anti-narcotics squad. Jundallah is suspected of carrying out the attack.
Scenic Pakistani valley falls to Taliban militants
Interim President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed resigned from office today after months of fighting with Somalia’s parliament. Eight more people were killed in the third day of fighting between Shabaab and a rival Islamist militia in Guriel. Ethiopian troops have moved into the Hiran region.
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah called for Arab solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza, who are fighting what he called “the third intifada.” Egypt criticised Nasrallah for promoting anarchy in the country.
More troops are being pulled from Bajaur, Mohmand, and the North and South Waziristan tribal agencies. Another division is thought to be leaving the northwest.
Iran™s objectives in Israel-Hamas Conflict
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Yemen the main source of illegal arms to Somalia: UN
Iraqi forces detained 51 suspected insurgents in Basrah, eight wanted men in Babil, eight wanted insurgents in raids nationwide, and three terrorists in Diyala. Two civilians were killed in attacks in Mosul and one civilian was wounded in a suicide attack in Tal Afar.
The Taliban took credit for yesterday’s suicide attack in Khost province that killed 14 school children. Two Afghans were killed in a suicide attack in Parwan province and three more were killed in a bombing in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province. Coalition and Afghan forces killed two Taliban fighters in Ghazni province.
Somalia’s president quits after 4 years in office
More than 307 Palestinians, including 51 civilians, have been killed in three days of strikes in Gaza. Israel’s defense minister said the goal of the Gaza operation is to “stop Hamas from attacking our citizens and soldiers.” Unconfirmed reports indicate the commander of Hamas’s armed wing, Izaddin Kassam may have been killed in a strike. […]
Pakistan urges de-escalation with India
We must avoid conflict with India: Pakistan army chief
Pakistan may create more Lahore-like incidents in coming days, fear officials
Palestinians Breach Egypt Border as Israel Bombs Tunnels
Twenty-two people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and Islamist groups in central Somalia. Hawiye clan elders called for an end of fighting between Shabaab and local Islamist groups. Twenty-seven members of parliament fled Baidoa after a colleague was assassinated.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 35 Pakistani in an attack on a polling station in Buner. The Taliban murdered three “US spies” in North Waziristan. Four Taliban fighters were wounded in clashes with security forces in Mohmand. The military deployed anti-aircraft guns in Gujranwala.
Pakistan says Mumbai evidence gathered by US, UK won’t stand in court
Attack at school in Buner kills 35 civilians; 14 children, two policemen killed in Khost attack.
More than 280 Palestinians are estimated to have been killed since Israel targeted Hamas security stations and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Israel bombed more than 40 Palestinian smuggling tunnels linking Gaza to Egypt. Two Katyusha rockets were among 40 launched from Gaza; the Katyushas landed near the Israeli city of Ashod. Israel has activated […]
Three policemen were killed and 10 were wounded in two bombings in Fallujah. One Iraqi was killed and 21 were wounded in a bombing in Mosul. A US solider was killed in an IED attack in Baghdad. Police detained eight terrorists in Diyala and four more in Kirkuk.
Fourteen children and two policemen were killed and 58 others were wounded in a suicide attack in Khost province. Two Canadian soldiers were killed in an IED attack in the Panjwai district in Kandahar province. Afghan and ISAF forces captured a senior Taliban commander in Logar province.
Iraqi civilian deaths fell sharply in 2008: survey
Pakistan pulls out more troops from restive tribal belt
Taliban’s power reportedly growing – Afghanistan