Monthly Archives: May 2013


The Assad regime in Syria claimed to have received a first shipment of S-300 Russian missiles. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said officials from Russia, the US, and the UN would meet on June 5 to try to pave the way for a Syrian peace conference. Special forces surrounded a militant hideout in Khasavyurt, Dagestan, and killed […]


A Tunisian judge gave suspended two-year sentences to 20 Tunisians convicted of attacking the US Embassy in Tunis on Sept. 14, 2012; at the time of the attack, 73 persons were arrested. The verdict came after an unusually brief trial. Although the government has accused Tunisian Ansar al Sharia leader Abu Iyadh of orchestrating the […]


The Police Security Service said “several” Norwegians have died fighting with rebels in Syria and that 30 to 40 Norwegians have traveled to Syria to fight. Authorities remain concerned that Syrian jihadists will return to Norway as members of a terrorist network.


Pakistan – Study reflects school textbooks need to be free of religious discrimination


The Argentinian prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association in Buenos Aires issued a 502-page indictment blaming Iran’s leadership for the deadly attack. The indictment also alleged that Iran conducted terrorist activities in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname, and that Iranian embassies throughout South America […]


US drones killed seven people in the first strike in Pakistan in six weeks. Waliur Rehman, the emir of Taliban forces in South Waziristan, is rumored to have been killed but the reports are unconfirmed. Polio vaccination aid workers were pelted with stones in Hangu.


The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide assault on the governor’s compound in Panjshir; six memebrs of the assault team and a guard were killed. Three members of a suicide assault team and a guard were killed during an attack on a Red Cross office in Jalalabad.


Insurgents killed 26 Iraqis in a series of attacks and bombings in Baghdad, Baqubah, and in Anbar near the border with Syria. Security forces arrested 16 “terrorists” in Salahaddin. The central government announced near security measures to deal with al Qaeda and other armed groups.


Russia sends arms to Syria as it tries to reassert its role in region


Argentinian prosecutor alleges extensive Iranian terror activity in South America

Palestinian Territories

PA security forces arrested four Hamas members in the West Bank. A senior Hamas official said kidnapping Israelis was at the heart of Palestinian culture. President Abbas lamented that he is under intense pressure to resume talks with Israel without requiring preconditions for negotiations.


Taming jihadists: a botched attempt in Tunisia and Egypt

Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda’s scathing letter to troublesome employee Mokhtar Belmokhtar reveals inner workings of terrorist group


The rebel Syrian Military Council warned Hezbollah yesterday to remove its fighters from Syria within 24 hours or face “all measures.” A planned two-day meeting of the Syrian Opposition Coalition has stretched into six, as factions disagree over the coalition’s makeup, and the number of liberal members has been reduced. Russia is still considering sending […]


Confidential report lists US weapons system designs compromised by Chinese cyberspies


Defense Minister Ya’alon said that Israel “will know what to do” if Russia sends advanced antiaircraft weaponry to Syria. A high-level military intelligence delegation arrived in Moscow to convince Russia not to send advanced antiaircraft weaponry to Syria. An IDF official warned that Israeli intelligence is seeing the migration of global jihadists from Iraq, Pakistan, […]


Israeli or U.S. Action Against Iran: Who Will Do It If It Must Be Done?