05 Nov 2012

US and Japan begin military drills amid China tension

“The US and Japan have begun joint military exercises, amid simmering tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.” Source: BBC News – US and Japan begin military drills amid China tension

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05 Nov 2012

Gunmen wound Egyptian UNICEF worker in Karachi

“Gunmen wounded an Egyptian working for the United Nations Children’s Fund when they fired on his vehicle in Pakistan’s largest city on Sunday, police said.” Source: Gunmen wound Egyptian UNICEF worker in Karachi | Reuters

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05 Nov 2012

Syria rebels ‘capture oilfield’ in Deir Ezzor

“Syrian rebels have captured a key oilfield in eastern Deir Ezzor province, activists say, after a siege lasting several days.” Source: BBC News – Syria rebels ‘capture oilfield’ in Deir Ezzor

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05 Nov 2012

Car bomb kills child, wounds 18 in southeast Turkey

“A car bomb targeting a military vehicle in southeast Turkey on Sunday killed an 11-year-old child and wounded 18 other people, Turkish officials said.” Source: Car bomb kills child, wounds 18 in southeast Turkey | Reuters

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05 Nov 2012

Yemen foils al Qaeda plan to bomb air base used by United States

“ADEN (Reuters) – Yemeni security forces foiled a plan by militants linked to al Qaeda to bomb an air base jointly used with the United States to carry out attacks against the group, a security official said on Saturday. A car packed with explosives was discovered by authorities near the

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04 Nov 2012

Shootouts in Mexican border city leave 9 dead

“At least nine people died in shootouts involving rival drug gangs in Reynosa, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, that prompted the army to intervene, a military spokesman said.” Source:Shootouts in Mexican border city leave 9 dead | Fox News Latino

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04 Nov 2012

NBC Sites Hacked

“Multiple NBC sites, including its mobile landing page, the Saturday Night Live site, and the NBC Sports Rotoworld page have been hacked into. Several pages now have black starry backgrounds, including banners readings ‘hacked by pyknic.’ The banner also includes scrolling text reading, ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November.’ It

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04 Nov 2012

U.S. cities become hubs of Mexican drug cartels

“A few miles west of downtown, past a terra-cotta-tiled gateway emblazoned with ‘Bienvenidos,’ the smells and sights of Mexico spill onto 26th Street. The Mexican tricolor waves from brick storefronts. Vendors offer authentic churros, chorizo and tamales. Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood is home to more than 500,000 residents of Mexican

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04 Nov 2012

Grenade attack on Kenya church kills policeman

“A grenade attack on a Kenyan church Sunday left one policeman dead and 14 other people wounded in a town near the Somalia border, where similar deadly attacks took place in July, police said.” Source:AFP: Grenade attack on Kenya church kills policeman

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04 Nov 2012

Security chief of Egypt’s Northern Sinai fired

” Egypt’s interior minister has fired the security chief of Northern Sinai governorate after suspected Islamic militants killed three policemen in the regional capital on Saturday. The Interior Ministry said Sunday that Gen. Ahmed Bakr was relieved of his post and replaced by Gen. Sameeh Beshendi.” Source:Security chief of Egypt’s

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