Monthly Archives: October 2013


Egypt

Attacks on Christians by Islamic militants rise in Egypt


Iran

Ayatollah’s illness raises fear of power struggle


Norway

The father of two Norwegian-Somali girls who had gone to Syria for jihad said they are being held in Syria against their will. He also said Free Syrian Army rebels have offered to help find them.



Afghanistan

Two Afghan soldiers and a Taliban fighter were killed during clashes in Sar-i-Pul. Security forces captured a suicide bomber in Kandahar. Members of the High Peace Council claimed they would meet with former Taliban deputy Mullah Baradar in Pakistan.


China

Authorities announced the arrest of five Uighurs, described as Islamic jihadists, suspected of involvement in yesterday’s car crash in Tiananmen Square that killed five people and wounded 38 more. Rebiya Kadeer, president of the Munich-based World Uighur Congress, called for an independent investigation into the incident.


Turkey

Hytham Qassap, the only Syrian among six men arrested in Adana in May and charged with trying to obtain chemical weapons materials for the Al Nusrah Front and the Ahrar al Sham, was released pending trial; the five other suspects, all Turks, were all released after tests showed the materials seized were not sarin gas, […]