Somali militants ‘block UN food aid’
Somali militants ‘block UN food aid’
The Taliban released a tape of Hakeemullah Mehsud, but it did not confirm if he was alive. The head of the TNSM in Malakand surrendered to police. The military said it took control of the Badankot region in Bajaur. The Taliban took credit for the Feb. 27 suicide attack in Karak.
Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani instructed clerics to remain neutral in the upcoming election. Insurgents killed the owner of a liquor store and three customers during an IED blast at the store in western Baghdad and an Iraqi soldier in Mosul. Security forces detained 12 wanted men in Basrah.
TPakistan: Taking the US for a ride
‘Invincible™ Taleban routed in raids on border camps
Iraqi Christians protest slayings, Pope concerned
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed that the IAEA “lacks independence” and its decisions “should not be influenced by the US and some (other) countries.” A top commander in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said “Europe will spend the winter in the chill” if Iran chooses.
The Taliban killed 11 civilians in an IED attack in Helmand, four policemen in an IED attack in Khost, and five civilians in Kabul. More than 2,000 Marines and 1,000 Afghan troops will be stationed in Marja. Two senior police officials resigned after the Feb. 26 terror assault in Kabul.
How nuclear equipment reached Iran
More than 10 top Shabaab officials, including among others Sheikh Hassan Abdullahi al Turki, who recently joined, and Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur, held a closed-door meeting in Kismayo. Shabaab has announced it will ban World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Somalia, “generally starting from today,” a statement read. Pirates have freed a Greek-owned cargo […]
India seeks regional cooperation from S. Arabia
Marines, Afghan troops to stay months in Marjah
Al Qaeda released a new videotape of Hammam Khalil al Balawi, the Jordanian double agent who carried out the attack on a US combat outpost and killed seven CIA officials and a Jordanian intelligence officer. Balawi said that he wanted to kill the Jordanian agent for involvement in the deaths of Abu Musab al Zarqawi […]
Taliban militants find breathing room in slums of Karachi, Pakistan
Pak will have to fight war if India doesn’t talk: JuD chief
Security forces detained five members of Jaish-e-Mohammad, including a Pakistani and four Bangladeshis, during a raid in a market in the capital of Dhaka. The five admitted to plotting attacks in the capital.
The leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan is seen in an interview, but there is no indication as to when the tape was recorded.
In Afghanistan, US seeks to fix a tattered system of justice
UK – Islamic radicals ‘infiltrate’ the Labour Party
A suicide bomber killed three policemen and a civilian in Karak. Security forces killed 25 Taliban fighters in Kohat and Peshawar; one soldier was killed in the fighting. A curfew has been imposed in Dera Ismail Khan after sectarian violence resulted in four deaths.
The Mauritanian authorities have killed three armed men and captured 18 others in a large militarized zone designated by the military as an Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb operating area. The convoy of SUVs and trucks was manned by armed Mauritanian, Malian, and Algerian nationals and was reported to be carrying drugs. The affiliation […]
In Yemen™s South, protests could cause more instability
Frustrated strivers in Pakistan turn to jihad
The blast leveled a police station and a mosque in the district of Karak, killing three policemen and a civilian.
The government declared a state of emergency in the southern city of Dalea after a policeman was gunned down there two days ago. Sappers have entered Sanaa to defuse IEDs left by Houthi rebels.
Are the Taliban really trying to be a kinder, gentler entity? Reuters provides a reminder of the reality of the Taliban: Taliban fighters opened fire, hurled grenades and staged suicide bombings in central Kabul yesterday, killing at least 16 people in defiance of the Western-backed government and a NATO offensive. An Italian diplomat and Indian […]
US unveils Bagram handover plan
Switzerland unruffled by Qaddafi™s call for ‘jihad™ in wake of its ban on new minarets
Haqqani behind Kabul terror strike?
Troops clear last pockets of resistance in Marjah