Monday, November 12, 2007


Bhutto travels to Lahore to lead march against Musharraf
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 8:23am
Pakistani liberal opposition leader Benazir Bhutto flew to the central city of Lahore Sunday ahead of a planned march on the capital Islamabad to protest the state of emergency imposed eight days ago by President Pervez Musharraf. Security was tightened up at city airports to prevent further attacks on the ex-prime minister. Around 140 people died in a suicide bombing against her vehicle when she returned to Pakistan last month after eight years of self-exile. Full Story

U.S. military detains 200 in Iraq operation
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 8:55am
U.S. and Iraqi forces have detained more than 200 suspected insurgents and three "high-value" al Qaeda operatives in a major operation in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said on Sunday. Full Story

Israel will cut back on Gaza electricity: Barak
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 9:39am
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak vowed on Sunday to press ahead with cuts to the power supply to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip despite legal moves to stop them. Full Story

UK paper: Dimona defenses on high alert
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 9:40am
The defensive missile shield around Israel's nuclear facility at Dimona was placed on red alert 30 times last week out of concern over a possible Syrian air strike, the Sunday Times has reported. Full Story

Russian arms exports to total $7 bln in 2007 - official
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 9:58am
Russian arms exports will total about $7 billion in 2007, a Russian official said on Sunday. Full Story

Cairo hosts diplomatic flurry ahead of Mideast peace meeting
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 12:04pm
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hosted a summit with his counterparts from Iraq, Sudan and Yemen on Sunday to discuss Middle East developments and the upcoming US-sponsored peace meeting. Full Story

Intelligence official: Privacy doesn't need anonymity
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 12:04pm
A top intelligence official says it is time people in the United States changed their definition of privacy. Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, a deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguards people's private communications and financial information. Full Story

Syria likely to be invited to US peace conference: Rice
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 12:09pm
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday it was likely that Syria would be invited to an upcoming Middle East peace conference in the United States. Full Story

25 killed in fighting in northern Sri Lanka
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 1:22pm
At least 24 Tamil rebels and one soldier were killed in confrontations in northern Sri Lanka over the weekend, military officials said Sunday. Full Story

Malaysias Badawi under pressure after protests
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 1:41pm
Malaysia saw its biggest anti-government rally in nearly a decade at the weekend, suggesting that the government of Abdullah Badawi could face a tougher time at the next general election than its landslide victory in 2004. Full Story

Sufis clash with Iranian troops
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 1:57pm
Police and paramilitary officers traded fire with followers of the mystical Sufi branch of Islam who had clashed over religious differences with Shiite Muslims in southwest Iran, authorities and witnesses said Sunday. Full Story

Top U.S. official backs Georgia's embattled leader
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 2:28pm
The top U.S. official for the Caucasus praised Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Sunday for his leadership over the last 4 years, but suggested he lift a state of emergency and restore an independent media. Full Story

Hezbollah turns up the pressure in Lebanon crisis
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 2:29pm
Lebanon's Hezbollah on Sunday called on incumbent President Emile Lahoud to take action if rival political leaders are unable to agree on a consensus president in next week's election. Full Story

Fighting resumes across deserted Mogadishu
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 4:00pm
Some of the most dangerous neighborhoods of Mogadishu were almost empty Sunday as heavy fighting resumed between insurgents and Ethiopian-backed Somali forces. Full Story

Cabinet calls for 'vigilance' in face of rumored Islamist infiltration
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 6:34pm
The Lebanese Cabinet called for vigilance on Saturday in the face of reports of new attempts by Islamist militants to infiltrate the country's dozen Palestinian refugee camps. Full Story

Spanish police deactivate ETA bomb
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 6:35pm
Spanish police on Sunday deactivated a small bomb in the Basque town of Getxo that was similar to devices used by Basque guerrilla group ETA, local government officials said. Full Story

Mehdi Army had 'reign of terror'
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 6:38pm
Iraqi police say the powerful Mehdi Army militia has been involved in killing of hundreds of people in the mainly Shia Muslim province of Karbala. Full Story

Nandigram declared terror free
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 7:19pm
An uneasy calm is prevalent in Nandigram in West Bengal where the ruling CPM has declared the disputed area as being terror free. Earlier on Sunday evening, hundreds of CPM supporters, who were driven out of their homes, returned to the area. But while the CPM may believe that all is well, on the ground, villagers are worried about more violence on the anvil. Full Story

'Hamas may use terror to thwart peace'
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 7:23pm
Hamas may try to carry out terrorist attacks to torpedo the peace process if it looks like the Annapolis conference and the ensuing negotiations will achieve progress, according to OC Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin. Full Story

Fundamentalist Islam Finds Fertile Ground in Bosnia
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 7:32pm
The Dayton Peace Accords called for the removal of foreign combatants from Bosnia after the Balkans war. But hundreds of mujahedeen fighters stayed, and today they are successfully spreading their fundamentalist Islamist views. Full Story

Soldiers released by PKK detained after interrogation
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 7:44pm
The eight soldiers who were taken hostage by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in southeastern Hakkari province during an ambush were arrested and charged on Sunday by an order of the Van Military Court. The eight men will now face trial in custody based on "the existence of strong evidence that the crime of insisting on disobeying orders -- which caused great harm -- was committed." The court is also accusing the young men of crossing into a foreign country without permission. Full Story

Southeastern villagers condemn terrorist PKK
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 7:50pm
Residents of the village of Akgay, located in the southeastern province of Sirnak, marched in a demonstration on Sunday against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Inhabitants of nearby villages also traveled to Akgay to support the anti-terror protest. A group of more than 200 people gathered in the village square and marched to the village school carrying anti-PKK banners and chanting slogans against the terrorist group. Full Story

Allies turn on al-Qaeda in Iraq
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 8:48pm
Local Iraqi forces have been celebrating what they say is a significant victory against al-Qaeda in the province of Diyala, north of Baghdad. The men - aligned to local Sunni leaders and once anti-government fighters themselves - claim to have captured up to 60 members of al-Qaeda, including some of the group's regional leaders. Full Story

Football fans riot in Italy after one killed by police
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 8:59pm
Enraged football fans rioted in parts of Italy on Sunday after a policeman shot dead a fan while trying to break up a scuffle between supporters of rival clubs. In Rome a group of about 200 people, some wielding rocks and clubs, attacked a police barracks, setting cars on fire and smashing the building's windows. Full Story

Men arrested in Iran religious clash
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 9:08pm
Police detained 180 people in a western Iranian city after unrest involving Sufi Muslims, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. Details about Saturday night's incident were unclear and could not be independently confirmed. Sufi Muslims have in the past clashed with the authorities in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim Iran. Full Story

Two militants, troop die in Kashmir hotel gunbattle
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 9:39pm
Two militants and one soldier died as Indian troops ended a four-day hotel siege in Indian Kashmir on Sunday, officials said. Two paramilitary soldiers and two policemen were also wounded in the fighting in Sopore, a town 50 kilometres north of Srinagar, said B Srinivasan, a senior police official. One militant was killed on Saturday night while the paramilitary soldier and another militant died in the fighting on Sunday before the standoff ended, Srinivasan said.Full Story

Kids and aged are today's mules
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 12:09am
International drug cartels appear to be recruiting young travellers and the elderly to smuggle drugs into South Africa. This week, an 18-year-old Durban youth was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport with 14 pairs of takkies and four handbags stuffed with 8,5kg of cocaine, with a street value of R3,2-million. Full Story

Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Arrested in Cambodia
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 12:14am
Former Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary was arrested by police in Cambodia today for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, a United Nations-backed genocide tribunal said. Ieng Sary was arrested at his home in the capital, Phnom Penh, and taken to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the tribunal's public affairs officer Peter Foster said by telephone from the city. Full Story

Congo agrees with Rwanda to disarm Hutu rebels
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 12:22am
Congo has reached a deal with Rwanda to forcibly disarm Rwandan Hutu rebels on its soil in an effort to reduce tensions with its central African neighbour, a joint statement said on Sunday. The Hutu rebels, including former Rwandan soldiers (ex-FAR) and members of the Interahamwe militia, are among several armed groups continuing to destabilise eastern Democratic Republic of Congo even after the end of a broader 1998-2003 war. Full Story

Lashkar-e-Toiba OGW arrested in J&K
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 1:49am
A suspected over ground worker of Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit was arrested by the security forces on Monday, official sources said. Full Story

N. Irish terror group ceases violence
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 3:04am
The largest Protestant paramilitary group in Northern Ireland renounced violence yesterday, officially ending the decades of terror that it inflicted on the province's Catholic minority. The outlawed Ulster Defense Association (UDA) said it is disbanding all of its armed units and will store its weapons beyond the reach of rank-and-file members but is not yet willing to hand over its arsenal to international disarmament officials. Full Story

Security alert in deep South of Sri Lanka over information on suspicious speed boats
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 4:18am
Sri Lanka Navy with the support of the police strengthened security on the coastal belt in deep south Hambanthota district following information on the presence of suspicious speed boats in the sea off the southern coast. Police received information on the boats suspected to be belonging to the LTTE Sea Tigers Wing off the sea between Rekawa and Tangalla around 3 PM yesterday.Full Story

Al Qaeda suspects arrested in Nigeria: police
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 4:40am
A group of Islamist militants with suspected links to al Qaeda have been arrested in three states in northern Nigeria and explosives were seized from them, a spokesman for the State Security Services (SSS) said on Monday. Full Story

Courtesy Terrorism Research Center, Inc.

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