Monthly Archives: September 2012


Syria rebels practice patience in the fight for Damascus


Seeking to boost alliance, Turkey, Egypt criticize Syrian regime, support Palestinians


In Libya, security was lax before attack that killed US ambassador, officials say

Al Qaeda

Syria despatch: meeting Assad’s snipers as they fight rebels in Homs


Muslims protesting a photo on a Buddhist boy’s Facebook page set fire to at least 15 Buddhist temples and 40 homes near the border with Myanmar. The boy said the photo of a burned copy of the Koran was mistakenly tagged on his online profile. Attacks over the posting of the photo injured 20 people.


Insurgents killed 32 Iraqis in car bombings in Taji, Madaen, and Al Kut. Iraq said it would stop and inspect Iranian flights that are suspected of transporting weapons to Syria.


Masked gunmen assassinated a military intelligence colonel in Aden. The Yemen Socialist Party called for the arrest of Tareq al Fadhali, a jihadist and tribal leader who has been linked to al Qaeda..