Monday, February 4, 2008


Terrorists 'use Down's syndrome suicide bombers' to kill 70 in Iraq Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 7:42am

Remote-controlled explosives strapped to two women with Down's syndrome were detonated in co-ordinated attacks on pet bazaars in Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi officials said. Full Story
Attack on Saudi residence in Chad kills 2 -Arabiya Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 12:06pm

A bomb attack on the residence of the Saudi ambassador in Chad killed the wife and daughter of an embassy employee, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya Television said on Saturday. Full Story

Chad Shuts Down Capital as 1,000 Rebels March In Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 12:14pmRebels entered the capital of Chad on Saturday, and gun battles erupted around the presidential palace, according to Chadian officials and news reports. Full Story

Egypt arrests 2 Palestinians with bomb near Gaza border Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 1:46pm

Egyptian security forces arrested two Palestinians carrying a bomb Saturday who managed to slip through the border with the Gaza Strip and were trying to sneak further into the Sinai Peninsula, security and policy officials said. Full Story

Lebanon orders arrest of 11 soldiers over shootings Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 2:40pm

A Lebanese judge ordered on Saturday the arrest of three army officers and eight soldiers over the shooting deaths of seven Shi'ite Muslim protesters in Beirut a week ago. Full Story

Pakistan again arrests Musharraf opponent Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 8:07am

The Pakistani authorities put a prominent lawyer back under house arrest after he tried to visit the grave of the slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, his spokesman said. Full Story

China warns Taiwan of "heavy cost" for U.N. vote Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 9:27am

China raised the pressure on Taiwan a month ahead of its referendum on U.N. membership, warning authorities there that they were courting danger and may have to pay a heavy cost. Full Story

Four anti-Qaeda militiamen killed in raid on Iraq base Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 9:27am

Four members of a US-backed militia fighting Al-Qaeda in Iraq were killed in a raid on their base in the town of Baquba north of Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi and US sources said. Full Story

Russia ends counter-terrorist operation in Ingushetia Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 9:28am

A counter-terrorist operation launched in the Republic of Ingushetia January 25 due to the threat of an imminent large-scale terrorist attack has been terminated, the operation's headquarters said Sunday. Full Story

Iraq's presidency council issues Baathists law Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 11:09am

Iraq's presidency council said on Sunday a measure that would give thousands of former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party their old jobs back had become law, despite objections from one of the country's two vice presidents. Full Story

Afghan police lay siege to home of former warlord Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 1:47pm

Dozens of armed police laid siege to the house of a powerful Uzbek leader, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, in the diplomatic district of the capital Sunday, after about 50 of his followers attacked and abducted a political rival and several others on Saturday night, leaving four of them hospitalized. Full Story

New NATO intelligence chairman was trained by KGB Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 4:28pm

The new chief of the Hungarian secret services, who spent six years at the KGB's academy in Moscow during the 1980s, has become chairman of NATO's intelligence committee, a development that diplomats said could compromise the security of the alliance. Full Story

Serbian Voters 'Back Pro-West Tadic' Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 4:29pm

An independent vote-monitoring group has said pro-Western incumbent Boris Tadic won Serbia's presidential election, beating an ultranationalist challenger by a narrow margin. Full Story

Eleven dead in gun battle at Nigerian pipelinePosted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 4:30pmThree soldiers and eight militants were killed in a gun battle at an oil pipeline hub operated by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria's southern state of Bayelsa, the navy said on Sunday. Full Story

Mosul residents stock up ahead of expected battle Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 4:32pm

Residents of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul are hastily stocking up with supplies ahead of what Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki says will be a "decisive battle" against Al-Qaeda, traders said on Sunday. Full Story

Israeli PM escapes crisis as key coalition partner stays Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 5:21pm

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert won a second major boost in less than a week on Sunday when his main coalition partner said he will remain in the cabinet after the troubled premier escaped a major drubbing over the Lebanon war. Full Story

Pakistan's Bhutto was warned of four suicide bomber squads: memoirs Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 7:56pm

Former Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto, who was killed in a suicide attack last year, was informed of four suicide bomber squads who were targeting her, extracts from her soon-to-be-released memoirs revealed Sunday. Full Story

Suicide blast hits Pakistan military bus, four dead: officials Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 12:24am

A suicide bomber rammed a motorbike into a bus carrying army medical trainees in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi on Monday, killing at least four people, officials said. Full Story

3 Mauritanians charged in tourist deaths Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 12:25am

Prosecutors charged three Mauritanian men Sunday with belonging to an al-Qaida-linked terror organization and murdering four French tourists who were gunned down on a roadside in this Islamic nation in December. Full Story

Philippine troops clash with Muslim rebels, 5 dead Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 12:28am

At least five people were killed on a remote island in the southern Philippines on Monday when U.S.-trained troops clashed with Islamic militants holding two people hostage, an army spokesman said. Full Story

Rebels withdraw from Chad's capital Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 2:10am

Chadian rebels said Monday they withdrew voluntarily from Chad's capital overnight, but it was unclear if they succumbed to the force of helicopter gunships and tanks deployed by government forces. Full Story

At Least 3 Killed in Israel Blast Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 4:16am

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a southern Israeli town on Monday, killing at least three people and wounding five, Israeli police said. The explosion took place in Dimona, where Israel's nuclear reactor is located, but the blast did not occur at the reactor site. Full Story

Courtesy the Terrorism Research Center, Inc.

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