Pirates seized a Greek-flagged supertanker transporting oil to the US. Several Hizbul Islam officials led by warlord Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Islam Madobe fled to Kenya, after Shabaab seized two towns near the border. Reports said the fleeing officials held meetings with top Kenyan security officials and are currently in the capital Nairobi.
US says Iran enrichment plans ‘completely unacceptable’
Jihadist revisions or just a change of heart?
Hezbollah plans to continue arming to fight Israel
US helps Philippines in fight against IEDs
Security forces killed 10 Taliban fighters in Kurram and detained 10 in Swat and South Waziristan. The Frontier Corps said 61 Lashkar-e-Islam, Taliban, and Uzbek and Afghan fighters have been killed since the latest operation began in Khyber last week.
Swiss minaret ban ‘extreme Islamophobia’
Lashkar-i-Taiba denies links to US arrests
Iran holds yacht with 5 UK nationals
British troops fear defeat at home, not in Afghanistan
US cool to surge in Afghanistan’s own force
Obama issues order for more troops in Afghanistan
Insurgents killed one policeman and a civilian in separate attacks in Mosul. Iraqi security forces detained four al Qaeda IED cell members near Baghdad and Kirkuk, three insurgents near Fallujah, and a woman who recruits and trains female suicide bombers in Baqubah.
US – Logistics agency prepares to move ‘mountain™ from Iraq
An Afghan policeman killed six other officers before being shot and killed by Afghan soldiers. The Taliban killed a British soldier in Helmand and wounded an Afghan soldier in Khost. The body of a US paratrooper who went missing on Nov. 4 has been found.
The commander of the Frontier Corps in Khyber said the Lashkar-e-Islam has been cleared from the Bara region.
Al-Qaeda still main threat to Europe: EU anti-terror czar
US offers new role for Pakistan
A new US intelligence study revealed that Revolutionary Guards Corps will command Iranian naval forces in the Persian Gulf. Russia’s energy minister pledged a quick completion of Iran’s first nuclear power station contracted out to a Russian firm.
Three Spanish nationals have been kidnapped by suspected Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb gunmen; a fourth escaped the abductors. The Spanish nationals were traveling in a convoy from Nouakchott to Nouadhibou when armed men abducted them outside the town of Chelkhett Legtouta. The Spaniards are working for an NGO group called Barcelona-Accio.
Malaysian Prime Minister Razak will travel to Thailand on Dec. 8-9 to meet with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to observe development programs in the insurgency-plagued Narathiwat province and discuss the proposed grant of partial autonomy to the southern provinces. Abhisit visited Qatar last week, where he spoke of opportunitie for economic investment and development and […]
Insurgents assassinated a member of the municipal council in western Baghdad and wounded two soldiers in a bombing in Diyala. Security forces detained five wanted men in Basrah, four al Qaeda operatives in northern Iraq and four more in Diyala, and the leader of the Promised Day Brigade in Amarah.
Taliban propaganda watch: Omar on unity, threatening the West (maybe), and what he doesn’t say
Security forces killed 14 Taliban fighters during clashes in Kurram, Khyber, and South Waziristan. One soldier was injured during a Taliban attack on a Frontier Corps camp in South Waziristan. Police detained a member of the banned Khair-un-Nisa who provided weapons to terrorists in the city.
Two policemen found dead in Chechnya
Russian police issue description of train blast suspect
Militia return to Basra and threaten those who helped force them out
Time to bust the myth of the slumdog Islamists
NATO has lost its way in Afghanistan, Army chief tells Muslims
Gordon Brown announces timetable for Helmand handover to Afghan control