Monthly Archives: March 2013


Khyber Agency: LI threatens Bara tribesmen not to shelter Tirah IDPs


Pakistan – Prosecuting terrorists: Out of 559 cases in 2012, suspects acquitted in 414


The Taliban claimed credit for bombings in Bannu and Mardan that killed three people. A policemen was killed in a suicide attack in Mardan, while two people were killed in an IED attack at a political rally in Bannu.

Palestinian Territories

Palestinian President Abbas signed a pact with Jordan’s King Abdullah II to defend Jerusalem. Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh met with Egypt’s intelligence chief. Sources said Hamas reelected Khaled Meshal as the head of its Politburo. A Palestinian man was sentenced to six months in prison for liking a Facebook post critical of a Palestinian Authority official.


An Israeli security delegation arrived in Cairo for discussions with Egyptian intelligence officials. An Egyptian military source said that authorities continue to demolish smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Armed Islamist militants paraded through towns in the northern Sinai.


State media said rebels had set three oil wells ablaze in Deir al-Zor province in a dispute over oil. The regime and the rebels blamed each other for the deaths of at least 10 people in the town of Tal Kalakh in Homs. A car bomb in in Reef Damashq killed five rebels, and the […]


Israel won’t succeed in confronting Mideast threats without revolutionizing the IDF


The Ras Kamboni militia arrested the senior security chief in Kismayo. The African Union Mission in Somalia denied that it will replace Kenyan troops with soldiers from Sierra Leone.


Security forces killed 14 suspected members of Boko Haram during a raid on a house in Kano; a woman and child were said to be among the dead. Gunmen killed a policeman in Borno state, and a telecommunications mast was burned down near Damboa.


A suicide car bomber detonated at a Timbuktu checkpoint, killing himself and wounding at least one soldier. Militants and Malian forces are fighting in the streets of Timbuktu. Outside the northern city of Asongo, two people were killed when an army vehicle drove over a roadside bomb.


Muslims vanish as Buddhist attacks approach Myanmar’s biggest city


Al Qaeda in Iraq fighters gunned down the deputy director of the counterterrorism agency in Tikrit. Police dismantled two car bombs in Mosul. China will soon be drilling one-third of Iraq’s oil.

Palestinian Territories

Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Gaza partook in Land Day protests. Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh made a surprise visit to Cairo. Hamas declared it remains committed to “resistance” against Israel. Palestinian Authority President Abbas will not attend an Arab League summit if Hamas officials are present.


Egypt’s prosecutor-general ordered the arrest of well-known satirist Bassem Youssef for insulting President Morsi and denigrating Islam. A direct commercial flight from Cairo to Iran took place, the first in over 30 years. The US expressed concern about rising reports of sexual violence in Egypt. The results of the investigation on the attack on a […]


A high-level Israeli source warned that Iran’s nuclear weapons program is proceeding at a “murderous pace.” Israel began production at the offshore Tamar gas field, which is believed to hold 9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. A Syrian wounded in the ongoing Syrian civil war was transferred to an Israeli hospital for treatment.


At least nine Taliban fighters and a child were killed in an ISAF airstrike in Ghazni. US Special Forces have withdrawn from the Nirkh district in Wardak province.


Sri Lanka police stand by as Buddhist monks attack Muslim-owned store


Rebels abducted and killed a pro-regime imam from the eastern Sheikh Maqsoud neighbourhood of Aleppo, then mutilated his body and dragged it through the streets. Rebels claim that order is being maintained in Raqqa, but lawlessness is increasing in some rebel-held areas, and infighting is reported between secular and jihadist factions. The opposition claims that […]