Monthly Archives: May 2011

Al Qaeda

Slain Pakistani journalist ‘had complained of threats’ from intelligence service

Al Qaeda

Pakistan’s spy agencies are suspected of ties to reporter’s death

Al Qaeda

Pakistani journalist who covered security and terrorism is found dead

Al Qaeda

What Pakistan’s ISI doesn’t want the world to know about Osama bin Laden’s couriers

United States

Two Iraqi nationals living in the US have been indicted on numerous terror-related charges. Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi are also alleged to have played a role in attacks against US forces in Iraq before moving to Bowling Green, Kentucky. Neither is charged with planning attacks within the US.


WikiLeaks: Pakistani intelligence ‘continues to offer support to terrorist groups’


President Karzai said ISAF will become an “occupying force” if it does not end airstrikes. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Khost, Paktika, and Kunduz. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the east.


Police captured the man who is thought to have killed the head of Iraq’s Justice and Accountability Commission. Vice President Adul Abdul Mahdi resigned in protest over the expansion of government.

Pakistan: Car belonging to missing journalist found in Sarai Alamgir


A truce between President Saleh and the Hashed tribal confederation has ended after fighting broke out in Sana’a. Security forces killed more than 50 people in an attack on a protesters’ camp in Taiz. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is said to be expanding its area of control in Abyan after taking control of […]


Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei publicly backed President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, putting an end to months of speculation over a rift between the two. Iran said the detention of a diplomat in Egypt was a “misunderstanding that has been resolved.”


Syrians in the towns of Talbiseh and Rastan near Homs have taken up arms to resist military attacks by President Assad’s forces. Am opposition “activist” confirmed residents have fought back but said there was no organized resistance.


Security forces arrested three Lebanese and two Palestinians suspected of involvement in the IED attack that wounded six Italian peacekeepers. An al Qaeda-linked Salafist group, presumably Fatah al Islam, is thought to have executed the attack. Italy may reduce its peacekeeping contingent by one-third, from 1,780 to 1,100 troops.


France has opened an investigation into the April 28 bombing at a cafe in Marrakesh that killed 17 people. Eight French citizens were among those killed in the attack.


Security forces killed two armed men who fled a hideout packed with explosive devices and weapons in Dagestan. Terrorists killed a policeman in Kabardino-Balkaria.


Pakistani aircraft killed 11 “militants” in Arakzai. One person was killed in a bombing at a hotel in Miramshah. The ISI kidnapped journalist Saleem Shahzad. Police arrested five people near the US Consulate in Karachi.


Egypt’s Christians fear violence as changes embolden Islamists