At 8 AM on Monday, as students in Nigeria gathered for a school assembly, a suicide bomb attack targeted dozens of schoolboys.
The Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa went into lockdown on Wednesday after an attack from as many as three gunmen.
Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law received the maximum sentence from Judge Lewis Kaplan, who said that the defendant failed to show remorse for the September 11th attacks.
Washington (AFP) — Two Americans were among those killed in a Taliban suicide bombing Tuesday that targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul near the U.S. embassy, a defense official told AFP. The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not specify if the American victims were soldiers or civilians. The NATO-led coalition had […]
Washington (AFP) — The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that a U.S. general was killed in an attack in Afghanistan — the highest-ranking American fatality since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The U.S. Defense Department also identified the assailant, who was wearing a uniform, as an Afghan soldier and said that he was killed after he […]
Abuja (AFP) – A bomb exploded in a crowded shopping center in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 17, police and the government said. “The casualty figure for now is 21 persons dead, 17 injured,” national police spokesman Frank Mba said, adding that an arrest had been made. Senior […]
By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday sharply rejected calls to form a national unity government, striking a defiant tone in the face of U.S. pressure to share more political power as a rebellion by Sunni Muslim insurgents threatens his grip on the country. Maliki’s rivals have […]
By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — In a break with its usual secrecy, the Chinese government on Tuesday released video of a deadly attack in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square last fall, along with a video purportedly made by the assailants. The unusual step was designed to bolster Beijing’s claims that a recent string of attacks […]
By Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. military seized a Libyan extremist accused in the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans on Sunday as the terror group he once led was locked in fierce combat with forces loyal to a renegade Libyan general […]
By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — A Chinese court has sentenced three people to death and five others to prison in connection with a deadly terrorist attack in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square last fall, authorities said Monday. Two pedestrians were killed and about 40 were injured in the October incident, in which a jeep drove […]
By Aoun Sahi and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Ten heavily armed attackers stormed the international airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, late Sunday night, prompting an hours-long gun battle that left 13 people dead before the assailants were killed, officials said. Pakistani security forces declared the siege of Jinnah International Airport over […]
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Boko Haram gunmen killed 35 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria’s restive northeast Borno state near the border with Cameroon, a military source and residents said Thursday. Dozens of Boko Haram gunmen dressed in military uniform stormed Gumushi, Amuda and Arbokko in all-terrain trucks and motorcycles, opening fire on […]
Homs (Syria) – The last rebels were poised to leave the center of the battleground Syrian city of Homs on Thursday, handing a symbolic victory to President Bashar al-Assad ahead of a controversial election. Rebels hit back in the historic heart of Aleppo, blowing up a luxury hotel turned army position after tunneling under the […]
By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIRUT — Advanced American-made anti-tank missiles can be seen in numerous videos posted by Syrian rebel groups over the weekend, an indication that what experts thought was a limited trial program to arm moderate pro-Western units recently has been expanded. The trial program was revealed early last month when videos […]
By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Men with knives slashed and injured at least six people at the main train station in Guangzhou on Tuesday, the third such attack in a Chinese station since March. Guangzhou police said that six passengers were injured and that one of the four assailants was shot and killed […]
By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A pair of car bombs in Syria’s central Hama province killed 18 people, including 11 children, the state media reported Friday. The bombings were the latest in a series of attacks by both sides that have caused escalating numbers of civilian casualties. The recent attacks fit a […]
By Subel Bhandari and Najeebullah Hazem KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 13 people, among them the two perpetrators, were killed and scores of others were injured Thursday in a Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan’s relatively peaceful province of Panjsher. “A suicide attack occurred at the entrance gate of Panjsher province. 11 people were killed, including […]
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – A crowd of some 300 pro-Russian militants attacked the prosecutor’s office in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Thursday, AFP reporters on the scene said. The mob hurled rocks at around 100 riot police defending the building, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas, in the latest unrest to […]
Last night’s Republican presidential primary debate in New Hampshire — it was hosted by Bloomberg/Washington Post and focused on economics — should have been a dangerous one for Mitt Romney: He is the runaway frontrunner, especially after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed him earlier in the day — and the “Occupy Wall Street” protests […]
Mitt Romney made a curious attack on presidential rival Rick Perry in a speech at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention on Tuesday. In a clear reference to Perry, who has held elected public office in Texas for over two decades, Romney questioned whether a career politician such as the three-term Texas governor can solve […]
Dutifully following their Tea Party scripts, most of the Republican presidential candidates have declared war on the Environmental Protection Agency. They claim that the economy is being smothered by regulations designed to keep our air and water safe. No iota of evidence is being offered, and in fact the record profits of big energy companies […]
CHARIKAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Six suicide bombers attacked a governor’s security meeting in one of Afghanistan’s most secure provinces, killing 22 people and driving home the point that the Taliban is able to strike at will virtually anywhere in the country. The governor of Parwan, a relatively peaceful eastern province just 30 miles north of […]
Last week, a young man armed with a BB gun broke into Iowa Rep. Leonard Boswell’s home and attacked him and his family. He held the Congressman’s daughter Cindy at gunpoint, until Boswell’s grandson grabbed a shotgun and drove him off. The FBI arrested the alleged assailant, David Dewberry, on Tuesday. Dewberry, 20, had spent […]
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court has charged 14 suspected Al-Qaeda militants for allegedly planning to attack the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital. The charges — which were filed by an Ankara court late Friday — come as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Turkey’s cultural capital of Istanbul for a meeting […]