Monthly Archives: July 2011

Iraq

Insurgents assassinated the Director-General of Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research and killed his son in Baghdad. The Iraqi military wants to double the number of F-16s purchased from the US.


Somalia

The US added Shabaab leaders Omar Hammami and Hassan Mahat Omar to the list of designated terrorists. Shabaab claimed it killed a US military officer who was training African Union forces in Mogadishu.



Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan has created a panel to negotiate with Boko Haram, the radical Islamist terror group behind multiple attacks, including suicide bombings. The panel will also ensure that security forces are acting with “professionalism.”



Jordan

JORDAN: Pro-democracy demonstrators show little sign of letup