Monthly Archives: May 2013


Pakistan – Christian representatives seek ‘mass asylum’ in US, EU, Canada and Australia

United States

The State Department published its Country Reports on Terrorism 2012; the report notes Iran’s resurgent role in worldwide terrorism. The former top commander of US forces in Afghanistan called on the Obama administration to announce post-2014 troop levels in Afghanistan. Sami Samir Hassoun, 25, a Lebanese immigrant, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for […]


Twenty Taliban fighters and three soldiers were killed during fighting in Arakzai. The Taliban killed a member of a police committee in Peshawar, and killed a security official and bombed a girls’ school in Bannu.


The Taliban denied that its fighters attacked a Red Cross office in Jalalabad with suicide four bombers. The Red Cross has suspended work in Afghanistan. Members of an anti-Taliban uprising in Ghazni claimed their group killed 25 enemy fighters. Afghan forces killed seven Taliban fighters in Logar.


The UN’s special representative to Iraq said that “systemic violence is ready to explode at any moment ….” In May, more than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in a series of attacks against both Sunnis and Shiites throughout the country. The month of April was the deadliest in Iraq in over five years, with more than […]