Monthly Archives: July 2011


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.


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.


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: Pro-democracy demonstrators show little sign of letup