Monthly Archives: April 2014



Mauritania

Authorities released Sidi Ould Sidi High, a Malian suspected of belonging to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. He was arrested last year on charges of selling explosives to armed groups.


Yemen expands southern offensive against AQAP

The Yemeni military has expanded its offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to include Abyan, Shabwa, Baydha, and Sana’a provinces, and announced today that 72 militants have been killed.



Turkey

The day after reports emerged that Prime Minister Erdogan was seeking to extradite influential Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen from the US, sources in the Ankara Prosecutor’s office said no investigation has yet been launched against Gulen; his activities may be investigated, however, in relation to the leak of a conversation of top Turkish officials discussing […]


China

State media said three people were killed and 79 injured by an explosion at a train station in Urumqi in the restive Xinjiang region. Police cordoned off the station, but it has since reopened. Railway stations in China were busy due to the start of a four-day holiday. President Xi had been concluding a four-day […]