Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warns of revenge on pro-democracy states
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb warned that it would attack France over its stance on banning the burqa. “We will take revenge for the honour of our daughters and sisters against France and against its interests by every means at our disposal,” said Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of AQIM.
China backs down over demand to install Green Dam web filter on all PCs
The military killed 18 Taliban fighters in Swat and Dir; the Taliban killed three soldiers in Swat. A lashkar in Dir killed 8 Taliban fighters. Four civilians were killed in a bombing in Kalat. The military relaunched an offensive in Buner.
Terrorist groups expanding operations in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir: Report
The US military killed “more than a dozen militants” from the Haqqani Network during airstrikes in Khost province. Afghan police killed 15 Taliban fighters in Baghlan province. A suicide bomber dressed as a woman crossed over the Torkham border from Pakistan and detonated his vest in Nangarhar province, killing two people.
The Guardian Council certified Ahmadinejad’s reelection victory. When asked if the Obama administration would recognize Ahmadinejad as Iran’s legitimate president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “We’re going to take this a day at a time.” Gordon Brown said that the post-election violence was “unacceptable, unjustified and without foundation.” Ayatollah Shirazi called for national unity […]
Dozens of fighters led by Siraj Haqqani have been killed or captured over the past several days. The US military calls the Haqqanis “one of the most lethal Taliban organizations operating out of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas.”