Monthly Archives: August 2012


Germany Maintained Contacts with Palestinians after Munich Massacre


On his first trip to Iran, President Morsi called for Syrian President Assad to step down, and hinted that Egypt might take a more active role in the conflict. Morsi also warned Iranian President Ahmadinejad that Iran’s continued support for the Assad regime raises the risk of of Western intervention.


Gunmen assassinated a Political Security officer in Sana’a. Security forces arrested six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Hodeida, Aden, and Jaar.


Somali forces claimed that 16 Shabaab fighters were killed during clashes in Afmadow. Shabaab claimed 57 Kenyan troops were killed and more than 40 were wounded during the fighting.


Four policemen were seriously wounded in a grenade attack in Mombasa. A court has charged 24 men involved in the rioting that broke out after Shabaab-linked cleric Sheikh Aboud Rogo Mohammed was gunned down five days ago.


Mauritanian police intercepted a weapons shipment on the Malian border near Fassala. Mauritanian businessmen were shipping the weapons to Ansar Dine, the Islamist group in control of northern Mali.


Chinese Banks Funneled Money to Iran, Prosecutors Believe


Christians demand separate province in Pakistan to protect them from persecution


In Libya, Extremists Vandalizing Sufi Shrines With Impunity


Swedish intelligence agency to cut jobs due to ‘financial strain’


A suicide bomber killed five Afghan soldiers in Kunar. The Taliban killed four civilians in an IED attack in Ghazni. “Gunmen” assassinated the head of Ghazni’s provincial council. President Karzai dismissed the head of the NDS.


The supreme court upheld the 2010 death sentence of Mohammad Kasab, the lone surviving attacker of the 2008 Mumbai assaults. The LeT operative was convicted of more than 80 charges.


Insurgents killed an Army general, a policeman, and a Sunni cleric in Baghdad, and four policemen in Kirkuk. The government executed five “terrorists.”


A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran was “fighting in every aspect of the war” in Syria. Iran called for a ceasefire in Syria. The cyber-espionage campaign targeting Iran and other areas of the Middle East widened.


Appearing on state TV, President Assad said government forces were gaining ground but that more time was needed to win the civil war. A car bomb exploded during a funeral procession for slain Assad supporters, killing 27 people.


Eleven “militants” and three special forces soldiers were killed during fighting in the village of Lapanquri near the border with Dagestan. Six more fighters are said to be surrounded.