China has sacked a top regional party official for suspected “disciplinary violations”, state media report. via BBC News – China sacks regional party official Wang Suyi.
At least 17 people have been killed in a suspected US drone strike on a compound in north-west Pakistan, Pakistani officials say. via BBC News – Suspected US drone ‘kills 17’ in north-west Pakistan.
Fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped “in weeks” if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency, the head of the Afghan army has told the BBC. via BBC News – Afghan army chief: ‘Pakistan controls Taliban’.
Croatia formally became the newest member of the European Union on Monday, marking an end to a 10-year campaign for a Balkan state that emerged from the ruins of a bloody civil war. via Croatia becomes newest EU member – CNN.com.
Two suspects have been arrested on terror charges and are accused of plotting to use explosive devices in Victoria, British Columbia, on Canada Day, which fell on Monday, James Malizia of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday. via Two suspects arrested in alleged Canada Day plot – CNN.com.
“The head of the UN atomic agency warned on Monday against complacency in preventing ‘nuclear terrorism’, saying progress in recent years should not lull the world into a false sense of security.” Source:IAEA chief sounds warning on ‘nuclear terrorism’ – Hindustan Times
“Al-Qaeda leaders reveled in WikiLeaks’ publication of reams of classified U.S. documents, urging members to study them before devising ways to attack the United States, according to evidence presented by the prosecution Monday in the court-martial of an Army private who leaked the material. ‘By the grace of God the
“China will join Russia later this week for its largest-ever naval drills with a foreign partner, underlining deepening ties between the former cold war rivals along with Beijing’s desire for closer links with regional militaries. China has long been a key customer for Russian military hardware, but only in the
“An unmanned Russian rocket veered off course and exploded in a fireball Tuesday, seconds after liftoff from a launch pad in Kazakhstan. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The Proton-M rocket was carrying three satellites for Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System, or Glonass, reported the RIA Novosti news agency.”
“The agency often described as ‘Britain’s FBI’ is being hauled in front of MPs to address allegations it has not done enough to deal with the threat posed by rogue private investigators who use criminal methods to access private information. So what does the Serious Organised Crime Agency know about