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1st Jan 2014

Pakistan: 1,532 killed, 4,094 injured in 324 bomb attacks across Pakistan in 2013

By Jamil Bhatti ISLAMABAD,  (Xinhua): At least 1,532 people were killed and 4,094 others injured in 324 bomb attacks including 39 suicide ones that ripped through Pakistan during 2013, according to official and local media statistics. According to the data, … Continued

Russia: Second Volgograd blast kills at least 10 on trolleybus
30th Dec 2013

Russia: Second Volgograd blast kills at least 10 on trolleybus

[Photo taken on Dec. 30, shows the blast site of the trolleybus in Volgograd, Russia killing ten people (Xinhua/RIA Novosti)]   At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion on a trolleybus in the Russian city … Continued

30th Dec 2013

China: Police kill eight ‘terrorists’ in China’s Xinjiang province

Eight people who were attacking a police station in Xinjiang province have been killed by police, Chinese authorities say. The largely Muslim region has seen a recent string of deadly incidents. Authorities in western China said on Monday that police … Continued

Russia: Suspected suicide bomber kills 15 in southern Russia
29th Dec 2013

Russia: Suspected suicide bomber kills 15 in southern Russia

  At least 15 people were killed in a blast at a railway station in the city of Volgograd, southern Russia. A female suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the attack, says the National Anti-terrorism Committee. “According to … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan
26th Dec 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH, (The News): A US drone strike targeting a militant compound killed at least three suspected insurgents in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border late Wednesday, officials said.   The attack took place around midnight in Qutab … Continued

20th Dec 2013

Syria: Washington shakes hands with Al-Qa’ida ally in Syria

By Elie Hanna   The US administration wants to meet with Syria’s Islamic Front. Washington is flirting with this al-Qaeda affiliate as it hurries to score extra points before Geneva II. The Islamic Front remains a winning card against Moscow, … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Yemeni parliament bans US drones

SANA’A, (Xinhua): The Yemeni parliament on Sunday approved a ban on U.S. drones in the country after dozens of civilians were killed by the unmanned aircraft, the official Saba news agency reported. The parliament stressed the importance of protecting innocent … Continued

Yemen: US drone attack kills15 civilians in Yemeni wedding
13th Dec 2013

Yemen: US drone attack kills15 civilians in Yemeni wedding

Fifteen civilians were killed and others wounded in a drone attack in southern Yemen in which a wedding party was struck on Thursday, witnesses said. The witnesses and a tribal source said the attack was carried out by a US … Continued

5th Dec 2013

Germany launches probe for far-right motives in unsolved murders

  Germany is set to re-examine almost 750 cases of killings or attempted killings to see if the suspects had far-right motives. This follows a scandal over 10 murders that were only belatedly traced to a neo-Nazi cell. The German … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Pakistan: US drone attack kills one in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR, (The News): A US drone fired two missiles in Miranshah area of North Waziristan, tribal region near Afghan border, targeting a residential compound that killed one person and injured another, Geo News reported Friday.   Sources said that the … Continued

27th Nov 2013

Lebanon: Embassy suicide bombers graduates of Assir School

  [A few hours after the Iran embassy bombing, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) removed security checkpoints at the entrance of the commercial market in Saida, prohibiting the entry of all cars. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)] By Amal Khalil   DNA … Continued

Pakistan: Explosion in Quetta kills four, injures 22
21st Nov 2013

Pakistan: Explosion in Quetta kills four, injures 22

  [Pakistani soldiers inspect the blast site in Quetta Thursday morning. (Xinhua/Mohammad)] QUETTA, (Dawn): A blast in Quetta’s Satellite Town area Thursday killed four persons, including two children, and injured 22 persons on Thursday, DawnNews reported. Buildings near the blast site … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Lebanon: Has Lebanon entered the era of suicide bombings?

  [Bombing follows the two car-bomb attacks in Bir al-Abed and Roueiss, both in the same general area of Beirut’s southern suburbs. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) By Radwan Mortada   Al-Akhbar: The rules of the game have changed. “Iraq-style” suicide bombers … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Jordan charges 15 with “terrorist acts” for university clashes

Jordanian military prosecutors on Wednesday charged 15 men, including students, with carrying out “terrorist acts” over clashes on a university campus that injured four people, a judicial official said. “State security court prosecutors accused the suspects of carrying out terrorist … Continued

Lebanon: Suicide blasts kill 23 outside Iranian embassy in Beirut
19th Nov 2013

Lebanon: Suicide blasts kill 23 outside Iranian embassy in Beirut

  Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut’s southern suburbs Tuesday morning, killing at least 23 people and wounding over 100, in a brazen attack claimed by an al-Qaeda-linked group. It may have been the … Continued

7th Nov 2013

Mali: Al Qa’ida claims responsibility for French journalists murder in Mali

Al Qaeda’s North African branch has claimed responsibility for the murder of two French journalists who were abducted in northern Mali. The cell said the killings were to avenge France’s “new crusade” in its old colony. In a statement published … Continued

China: N China explosions caused by self-made bombs
6th Nov 2013

China: N China explosions caused by self-made bombs

[Photo taken on Nov. 6, 2013 shows the accident site after explosions on the Yingze Street in Taiyuan, capital of north China’ Shanxi Province. One person was killed and eight others were injured after explosions occurred on Wednesday morning in … Continued

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

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