01 Feb 2014

Airstrikes kill 13 Sinai militants

“Egyptian military aircraft struck suspected positions of Al Qaida-inspired fighters in villages of the Sinai Peninsula, killing 13 people, military officials said on Friday, in a stepped-up offensive after militants downed an army helicopter, raising concerns over an increasingly well-armed insurgency.” Source: Airstrikes kill 13 Sinai militants | GulfNews.com

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01 Feb 2014

Nigeria says frees three Indians kidnapped off E.Guinea

“Nigerian police have rescued three Indian sailors who were kidnapped from a cargo ship off the coast of Equatorial Guinea last month, a rare success story in its fight against piracy.” Source: Nigeria says frees three Indians kidnapped off E.Guinea | Reuters

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01 Feb 2014

Thai poll: Several wounded in Bangkok pre-election shooting

“At least six people have reportedly suffered gunshot wounds in the Thai capital, Bangkok, amid anti-government clashes ahead of Sunday’s election. The violence erupted during a stand-off between supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.” Source: BBC News – Thai poll: Several wounded in Bangkok pre-election shooting

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01 Feb 2014

Troop shells kill 16 in Aleppo

“Syrian government shelling killed at least 16 people in a rebel-held area of the northern city of Aleppo, activists said, and at least one man was killed on Friday inside Lebanon in cross-border fire from Syria, according to a security official. The attacks came as Syrian negotiators wrapped up a

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