British troops to hand over security of former Taliban stronghold Nad-e-Ali
Libya struggles to create army out of militias
Haqqani Militants Act Like Pakistan’s Protected Partners
The Soldiers of the Caliphate denied that the bomber who was killed was on a suicide mission, and said the blasts in Atyrau were merely a warning.
The Secret War: How US hunted AQ in Africa
A Taliban suicide assault team killed five people, including three UN workers, in an attack on the UNHCR office in Kandahar; four Taliban fighters were killed in the attack. Security forces captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Helmand, Khost, and Paktia.
US hopes regional talks will stabilize Afghanistan
Mogadishu suicide bomber Cabdi Salaam al Muhajir’s real name is Abdisalan Hussein Ali.
NATO’s chief ruled out intervention in Syria. The Arab League waited for Syria’s response to its plan to end the crisis. President Assad said he was popular because he “lives a normal life”.
New Israeli-Palestinian violence breaks out in Gaza. An Israeli airstrikes followed a Palestinian rocket attack. Attempts at a cease fire have been made but they have not succeed so far.
The UN voted to grant the Palestinian Authority full membership in UNESCO. In response, the US cut off funding to UNESCO. In East Jerusalem classrooms, the Palestinian Authority’s version of textbooks compete with Israel’s version.
Insurgents killed four Iraqi soldiers in Diyala and two soldiers in Mosul. A senior Iraqi general said his country will not be able to defend its borders until 2020 at the earliest.
Iran FM says US buildup near Iraq lacks ‘prudence’
The Kenyan military called reports that its warplanes struck a refugee camp in Jilib “Shabaab propaganda.” The UN said the African Union is now in control of Mogadishu. The Somali military claimed 25 Shabaab fighters have defected.
Kenya: Conflicting Claims Over Use of US Drones in Somalia
Afghans, Pakistan may use talks to ease tensions: Turks
Sana’a International Airport reopened after two Yemeni Air Force fighters were blown up yesterday; bombs were placed on 15 jets but only two detonated. Marib tribesmen freed an Uzbek doctor who was kidnapped last week.
The US has carried out five strikes in the past six days. Mir Ali is a known haven for al Qaeda and a host of terror groups based in Pakistan’s tribal agency of North Waziristan.
Combat in Afghanistan has ended, but deadly risks remain
Pakistan Spy Agency’s Help Sought for Afghan Talks
Iraq project not worth the millions spent
British forces attack Taliban stronghold in central Helmand
Haqqani network may be linked to Kabul suicide attack: officials
A four-man suicide assault team hit the United Nations Refugee Agency in Kandahar city. The attack is the second of its kind in the city in five days.
Afghanistan and India have signed a strategic partnership agreement that calls for economic aid and assistance with training security forces.
Afghan insurgency: A lethal legion
Move over Boko Haram, Nigeria’s MEND rebels set to restart oil war in Niger Delta
Taliban Hit Shows Grim Skill
Iran praises Iraq as US withdrawal nears
Pakistan dismisses BBC claims on supporting Taliban