Monthly Archives: December 2013


Interior Minister Ibrahim said 90% of those behind the Mansoura attack have been arrested. North Sinai security forces defused a roadside bomb. Authorities increased security around churches in Cairo and Giza in preparation for the New Year. A former Muslim Brotherhood official said Ansar Jerusalem and the al Furqan Brigades are branches of the Brotherhood. […]


The Defense Ministry designated a Belgium-based NGO as a Hamas front organization. A court convicted a Palestinian in the murder of two Israelis, including an infant, in a 2011 rock-throwing incident. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Palestinian celebrations following the recent prisoner release show that the Palestinian Authority has failed to educate for peace.


President Putin said Russia would continue its fight against terrorists “until their complete annihilation.” After two recent suicide bombings in Volgograd, some 5,200 police officers have begun conducting an antiterrorism operation in the city, and have detained 87 people after examining 1,500 buildings and searching over 1,000 people. In Dagestan, a homemade bomb killed a […]


A French Catholic priest kidnapped by Boko Haram has been released. In a statement, French President Francois Hollande highlighted the “personal involvement” of his Cameroonian counterpart, President Paul Biya.


Lower Shabelle has experienced a wave of violence as Shabaab targets AMISOM and Somali troops with IEDs. The mayor of Galkayo in the Mudug region has accused Shabaab of carrying out an attack that wounded his deputy.

South Sudan

Although President Kiir has said he will not enter into a power-sharing agreement, he and rebel leader Riek Machar will meet for peace talks in Ethiopia. The African Union has said it will impose “targeted sanctions” in response to violence.


Behind Assad’s Comeback, a Mismatch in Commitments