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6th Nov 2013

Lebanon: Ashura threats heighten south Lebanon security

[Various commercial establishments also expressed the Karbala spirit: Shops were united in black, so were gas stations and vegetable stands, which displayed sayings uttered by Imam Husayn at the Battle of Karbala in 680 CE. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) By Amal … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Pakistan: Interior Minister terms Mehsud’s murder a fatal blow to peace process

ISLAMABAD, (The News): Interior Minister, Chaudjry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday said  the death of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, in the US drone attack, was in fact a fatal blow to the peace process in the region, Geo News reported. … Continued

2nd Nov 2013

Pakistan: Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud killed in US drone attack

  [TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud]                                      By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR/KARACHI, (Dawn): Hakimullah Mehsud, chief of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed in a US drone strike in the North Waziristan tribal region on Friday, intelligence officials and the Pakistani … Continued

2nd Nov 2013

Greece: Greek far-right Golden Dawn party members shot dead

The Greek far-right party facing a police crackdown says two of its members have been shot dead outside its office by a gunman on a motorcycle. Parliamentarians described the killings as a “blow to democracy.” Two members of Greece’s Nazi-inspired … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in Miranshah

MIRANSHAH, (The News): A US drone strike targeting a house Thursday in Miranshah area of North Waziristan killed three people and injured three more.   An official in the city of Peshawar confirmed the attack, saying the identities of the … Continued

30th Oct 2013

Drone strikes can end tomorrow, if Pakistan wanted: Congressman

WASHINGTON, (The News): US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee member Congressman Alan Grayson has said that drone strikes in Pakistan could end tomorrow if the country wanted to and that no such attacks take place without the approval of … Continued

28th Oct 2013

India: Patna blasts: Police detain 4 suspects, probe Ranchi link

  Patna/Ranchi, (Hindustan Times): The police have detained four persons in connection with the blasts in Patna that killed at least five persons and left more than 90 injured on Sunday. They were also investigating a possible Ranchi connection to the … Continued

26th Oct 2013

US: Guantanamo lawyers push for declassification of CIA ‘torture’ program

  The lawyers of five men being charged over the September 11 attacks are appealing to President Obama to declassify details of the CIA’s secret interrogation programs. They say evidence of torture is being hidden. In a letter to President … Continued

25th Oct 2013

Mali: France in ‘major’ operation against Mali militants

By Sam Ball A “large-scale” military operation against jihadist forces in Mali has been launched by French, Malian and UN troops, a spokesman for the French armed forces said Thursday. The operation aims to “avoid [a] resurgence” of “terrorist organisations” in … Continued

23rd Oct 2013

Germany accused of aiding US drone strikes

    Amnesty International raises a serious accusation, saying deadly US drone attacks in Pakistan are conducted with German help. Experts fear things are actually a lot worse.   The US defends its drone attacks as “precise and effective.” But … Continued

11th Oct 2013

Al-Qa’ida’s new orders: Avoid killing Christians and Shi’a Muslims

By Radwan Mortada Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a new statement, considered to be orders for the coming phase. The emir of the international organization changed his old tone, and called to avoid killing Shia, Christians, Hindus, and Sufis in … Continued

6th Oct 2013

Libya/Somalia: US special forces raid militants in Libya, Somalia

  US special forces have captured a wanted al Qaeda operative in Libya. According to the New York Times, Navy SEALs also launched a raid in Somalia in retaliation for the Nairobi Westgate Mall massacre.  The United States launched raids … Continued

5th Oct 2013

Kenya: Tension as four killed in Mombasa after Sheikh Ibrahim Ismail killing

  Tension as four killed in Mombasa after cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Ismail shootingUpdated Saturday, October 5th 2013 at 07:58 GMT +3  Police drive past a fire lit by demonstrators in Kisauni, Mombasa, Friday [PHOTOS: KEVIN ODIT & MAARUFU MOHAMED/STANDARD]   … Continued

4th Oct 2013

Kenya’s military probes looting at Westgate shopping mall

NAIROBI, (Xinhua): The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) said Thursday it has launched investigations into weather its soldiers were involved in the looting of property at the Westgate shopping mall after terror attack last month. CCTV footage from the mall shows … Continued

30th Sep 2013

Pakistan: US drone kills six people

  MIRANSHAH, (Dawn): A US drone strike killed six militants and injured three others on Sunday in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. The strike took place in the Dargamandi area, seven kilometres (four miles) … Continued

29th Sep 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH, (The News): Drone strike killed at least four people in North Waziristan on Sunday, Geo News reported.   Sources said the unmanned aircraft fire two missiles at a house near Dargah Mandi, killing four people. http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-120324-Drone-strike-kills-four-in-North-Waziristan  

25th Sep 2013

Kenya begins three days of mourning after mall siege ends

  The siege of a Nairobi mall which left over 60 people dead has come to an end. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation shortly after it was over and announced there would be three days of mourning. In … Continued

23rd Sep 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills six in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR, (The News): Six people were killed and three others injured in drone strike in North Waziristan on Sunday, Geo News reported.   Sources said the unmanned jet fired two missiles at a house in Makeen area near the border. … Continued

22nd Sep 2013

Kenya: 39 killed in worst attack since 1998

      By LUCAS BARASA                       Nairobi, (Daily Nation): A machine gun and grenade assault on one of Nairobi’s biggest shopping malls left at least 39 people dead and more than 200 others injured in the worst terrorist attack … Continued

21st Sep 2013

Pakistan: Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Baradar released

ISLAMABAD, (The News): Pakistan on Saturday released its most senior Afghan Taliban detainee, Abdul Ghani Baradar, a senior official of the interior ministry told.   “Yes Baradar has been released,” Omar Hamid, a spokesman for interior ministry said, without elaborating. … Continued

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