Tuesday, February 5, 2008


NATO: Afghan insurgency is contained Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 5:14am

More than six years since the Taliban were ousted from power in Afghanistan, the militant movement is being "contained," with some 70 percent of violence last year occurring in just 10 percent of the country, NATO said. Full Story

Roadside bomb kills 12 in Sri Lanka Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 6:40am

A roadside bomb attack blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels tore through a civilian bus in northeastern Sri Lanka on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring 17, the military said. The attack took place in the region of Welioya at about 3:40 p.m, military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara said. Full Story

19 dead in raids, clashes in Afghanistan Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 6:41am

Afghan and foreign troops conducted two raids on the homes of suspected Taliban militants on Monday, leaving 10 people dead, including women and children, police said. A separate clash in southern Uruzgan province left nine suspected militants dead. Full Story

Indonesian court to hear Bali bombers' case review Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 6:58am

A court in Indonesia's resort island of Bali will hear a second case review filed by lawyers for three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings, further delaying their possible execution. Full Story

Pro-Western Tadic re-elected president Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 7:49am

Serbia's Western oriented president Boris Tadic scored a narrow victory in Sunday's presidential run-off running on a pro-European platform against nationalist candidate Tomislav Nikolic. Full Story

Civilian casualties as soldiers and militants clash Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 7:49am

Up to ten civilians are believed to have been killed in a clash between Philippine soldiers and Islamic militants on the island of Jolo in the southern region of Mindanao early on Monday. Full Story

Soldiers targeted in suicide attack in Rawalpindi Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 7:50am

At least six people were killed in a suicide bombing which targeted a military bus in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on Monday. Another 20 people are reported to have been injured in the attack believed to have been caused when a bomber crashed into the bus. Full Story

Security tightened for independence day after suicide attack Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 7:51am

Sri Lanka celebrated 60 years of independence from Britain on Monday amid tight security after a deadly suicide bombing in Colombo at the weekend. At least 14 people were killed and over 100 wounded when a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew herself up at the crowded Colombo Fort railway station. Full Story

Chief negotiator withdraws from Kenyan peace talks Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 7:52am

Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan said Monday the Kenyan government and governing party have rejected his choice to lead mediation efforts in talks to end a deadly postelection crisis. Full Story

Qaeda said to focus on acquiring WMDs Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 9:31pm

After a US airstrike leveled a small compound in Pakistan's lawless tribal regions in January 2006, President Pervez Musharraf and his intelligence officials announced that several senior Al Qaeda operatives had been killed, and that the top prize was an elusive Egyptian who was believed to be one of the network's top explosives specialists as well as a senior researcher and instructor in chemical weapons. Full Story

Millions of Colombians march against rebels Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 11:18pm

Millions of Colombians wearing white T-shirts marched in their homeland and abroad Monday to demand the country's largest rebel group stop kidnapping people and release those it holds. Full Story

Terrorism Probe Points to Reach Of Web Networks Posted on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 11:30pm

In April 2005, police swarmed the U.S. Capitol to confront an erratic Australian man, carrying two suitcases, who they feared was a suicide bomber. After blowing up one of the bags, officers realized he was harmless. The police never noticed the two nervous young men on a nearby sidewalk filming the Capitol during the standoff. But they might have been the real threat, according to newly released documents. Full Story

Islamic preacher 'recruited terrorists for Iraq' Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 12:42am

A radical preacher who heckled the Home Secretary tried to recruit Muslims to fight British soldiers in Iraq and raise money for terrorists, a court has been told. Trevor Brooks, who uses the names Omar Brooks and Abu Izzadeen, and six co-defendants, claim their arrest in 2007 was "politically motivated" because Brooks once interrupted a speech made by John Reid when he was home secretary, the court heard. Full Story

Heavy fighting resumes in Chad's capital Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 1:21am

Chadian rebels renewed their assault on the capital of this oil-rich central African country Monday, and tens of thousands of people fled as gunfire crackled and artillery shells exploded across the city. Full Story

Egypt and Palestinians trade fire at borderPosted on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 3:02amPalestinian gunmen and Egyptian forces exchanged fire at the Gaza-Egypt border on Monday, killing one person and wounding 59 others a day after Cairo closed the breached frontier with the Hamas-run enclave. Full Story

Roadside bombs kill seven in Afghanistan: police Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 4:13am

Two roadside bombs killed seven people in Afghanistan, five of them civilians from the same family, police said Tuesday, in new attacks linked to a bloody Taliban insurgency. Full Story

Qassams hit 2 Sderot factories; IDF kills Hamas militants in Gaza Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 5:07am

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday fired two Qassam rockets at western Israel, striking two factories in the industrial area of the southern city of Sderot. One of the rocket hit the storehouse of the Ziv Kitchens factory and the other struck the yard of the Menora factory. Full Story

France in warning to Chad rebels Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 5:12am

France has warned rebels in Chad that it could intervene if they continue to threaten the capital, N'Djamena. Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said he "hoped" the French troops in the city would not have to intervene. Full Story

Courtesy Terrorism Research Center, Inc.

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