Monthly Archives: April 2011


Senior Iranian clergy warned President Ahmadinejad not to overestimate his power. Turkey rejected US and EU sanctions on doing business with Iran’s Bank Mellat.

AFP: Yemen’s Saleh threatens to quit transition deal


The Muslim Brotherhood endorsed anti-government protests as security forces continue to crack down in several cities. More than 50 people have been reported killed during protests over the past several days. The IAEA said Syria attempted to build a nuclear reactor.

United States

A federal judge sentenced a Somali man to 10 years in prison for lying on his asylum application about his association with terrorist entities Al Barakat and Al Ittihad Al Islamiyah. Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane was arrested in 2008 in Texas after illegally crossing the Mexican border. He ran a human smuggling operation, and is believed […]


The Somali government claimed 36 Shabaab fighters were killed during clashes in Tulo Barwaqo. Two people were killed in Mogadishu as Somali forces fought amongst themselves.


Minister of Public Affairs Khalid Naciri said that al Qaeda was among several suspects in yesterday’s suicide attack that killed 15 people at a cafe in Marrakesh. Ten foreigners were among those killed.


With Mubarak gone, Egypt’s Islamists see political opportunities


Libyan troops clashed with Tunisian forces in the town of Dehiba across the border. Libyan troops crossed the border while pursuing rebel forces who fled into Tunisia.


Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Ghazni, Khost, and Badghis. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the east. Fifteen Taliban fighters reconciled with the government in Herat.


Five people were killed in a bombing of a Navy bus in Karachi. Security forces killed seven Taliban fighters in Hangu. The Taliban killed a soldier in Mohmand.


A suicide bomber killed six people in an attack at a mosque in Diyala. Insurgents killed five civilians and an army brigadier in attacks in Baghdad and Kirkuk. Security forces killed one terrorist and detained 14 more in Anbar and Diyala.


Fifteen people, including six Frenchmen and four foreigners, were killed in a bombing at a cafe in Marrakesh. Two witnesses claimed it was a suicide bombing.


Twenty-one people were killed during clashes in Barwaaqo between Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’a and Al-Shabaab. Government forces claimed to have taken control of the village while Shabaab announced it carried out a “tactical withdrawal.”