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September 19, 2016
New York City firefighters stand near the site of an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi

New York City Shaken By ‘Intentional’ Explosion

An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people, authorities said, adding that they are investigating the blast as a criminal act not immediately linked to any terror organization.

September 18, 2016

Intelligence Gap Poses Major Challenges In U.S.-Led Air War Against Islamic State

U.S. spy agencies are struggling to stay on top of intelligence about Syria.

November 17, 2014

Suicide Bomber Kills 48 High School Students At Nigeria School

At 8 AM on Monday, as students in Nigeria gathered for a school assembly, a suicide bomb attack targeted dozens of schoolboys.

November 10, 2014

Ukraine Denies Rights Group Report It Uses Cluster Bombs

Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists refute the claim that they are using prohibited weapons in heavily populated areas.

October 21, 2014

Bomb Blast In Nigeria Capital Kills 21, Wounds 17, Say Police

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 […]

June 25, 2014

Iraqi Government Asks U.S. To Bomb Islamist Fighters As 30,000 Troops Flee Their Posts

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff ISTANBUL — Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Wednesday pushed their offensive south into Iraq’s Sunni Muslim heartland, capturing key crossroad towns on the highway to the capital, Baghdad, and taking control of a critical oil refinery. The speedy advance of Islamic State fighters triggered recriminations […]

June 12, 2014

Southern California Fires: Arson And Bomb Investigators Probe Cause

By Veronica Rocha, Jill Cowan and Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO—Arson and bomb investigators were looking into what caused the devastating San Diego County wildfires, several of which burned close to roads, officials confirmed Thursday. Several people were interviewed at the scene of the Lakeside fire near Aurora Drive when it started just after […]

May 16, 2014

18 Killed In Syria Blasts Include 11 Children

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 […]

May 2, 2014

Bomb Kills 23 In Pakistan Capital

ISLAMABAD — At least 23 people were killed when a bomb ripped through a crowded market in Pakistani capital Islamabad on Wednesday, officials said, amid a fragile ceasefire between the government and Islamist militants. More than three dozen people were injured in the attack that shook the vegetable and fruit market during peak early morning […]

April 9, 2014

Twin Suicide Car Bombs Strike Lebanon’s Capital

By Nabih Bulos and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Twin suicide car bombs ripped through a residential district of the Lebanese capital Wednesday in the latest deadly attack believed tied to the war raging in neighboring Syria, according to official and witness accounts. At least three people were killed and scores injured […]

February 19, 2014

‘Pipe Bomb’ Discovered In Carry-On Luggage At Anchorage Airport

By Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Transportation Security Administration agents found what Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport police have described as a “pipe bomb” in the carry-on luggage of a man ticketed on an oil worker flight to the North Slope Sunday, forcing an hour shutdown of the security checkpoint. The […]

February 17, 2014

Deadly Bombings Rock Cairo On Uprising Anniversary Eve

Cairo (AFP) – A massive suicide bomb struck Cairo police headquarters Friday, the first of three blasts in the Egyptian capital that killed five people and wounded scores ahead of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. The attacks came a day before police were to deploy across Cairo as Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed […]

January 24, 2014