23 Feb 2014

Blast in Russia kills three, authorities suspect gas

“An explosion that investigators said may have been caused by gas killed three people at a shopping complex in Russia’s remote Altai region in southern Siberia on Sunday, law enforcement authorities said.” Source: Blast in Russia kills three, authorities suspect gas | Reuters

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23 Feb 2014

Thai government supporters vow to ‘deal with’ Bangkok protesters

“Supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised on Sunday to get tough with anti-government protesters paralyzing parts of Bangkok, raising tension in a protracted crisis hours after a deadly attack on a protest rally.” Source: Thai government supporters vow to ‘deal with’ Bangkok protesters | Reuters

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23 Feb 2014

Central African Republic militia says will only disarm after Muslim rebels do

“A powerful militia in Central African Republic said on Saturday it will only disarm once its main rivals, the mainly Muslim Seleka fighters, lay down their weapons, a deadlock that risks prolonging the crisis in the war-torn country.” Source: Central African Republic militia says will only disarm after Muslim rebels

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23 Feb 2014

South Sudan army says repels rebel attacks on positions near Bor

“The South Sudanese army said on Sunday it had repulsed three rebel attacks on its positions near the market town of Bor, which is regarded as a gateway to the capital Juba.” Source: South Sudan army says repels rebel attacks on positions near Bor | Reuters

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23 Feb 2014

Nigeria seals state border with Cameroon

“Nigeria has sealed a portion of its northeastern border with Cameroon to block the movement of insurgents and other criminal groups, the military said on Sunday.” Source: Nigeria seals state border with Cameroon | GulfNews.com

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23 Feb 2014

Lebanon suicide car bombing kills 3

“Lebanon’s army says it is ‘paying the price in blood’ in the fight against ‘terrorism’, after a suicide car bombing killed two soldiers and a civilian. Shiite movement Hezbollah also condemned Saturday’s attack, calling the perpetrators ‘the enemy of all the Lebanese’.” Source: Lebanon suicide car bombing kills 3 |

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23 Feb 2014

Pakistan army pounds militant hideouts, 18 dead

“Pakistani fighter jets attacked suspected militant hideouts in the tribal areas on the Afghan border on Sunday, killing at least 18 insurgents, officials said, the third in a series of air strikes since last week.” Source: Pakistan army pounds militant hideouts, 18 dead | Reuters

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23 Feb 2014

Taliban kill 19 Afghan soldiers in remote area

“More than 100 Taliban fighters overran an Afghan army base on Sunday, killing at least 19 soldiers in the bloodiest attack on the country’s armed forces in many months. The mass of insurgents surrounded a small base in the remote Ghaziabad district of Kunar province early Sunday morning, according to

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23 Feb 2014

Intelligence officer shot dead in south Yemen

“Unidentified gunmen have shot dead an intelligence officer in Yemen’s southern Shabwa province, a security official said on Sunday. The gunmen opened fire late on Saturday at State Security Colonel Ahmad Hashim in the city of Ataq before fleeing, the official said, adding that he died instantly.” Source: Intelligence officer

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23 Feb 2014

15 killed in car bombing near Syria-Turkey border

“At least 15 people have been killed and 65 wounded in a car bombing that targeted a field hospital in the Syrian town of Atma near the border with Turkey, activists in the area say. The explosion has almost destroyed the hospital.” Source: 15 killed in car bombing near Syria-Turkey

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