15 Sep 2010

Zawahri criticises Pakistani govt in al Qaeda tape

“Al Qaeda’s number two Ayman al-Zawahri released an audio recording on Wednesday accusing the Pakistani government of responding too slowly to severe flooding in the country and calling on Pakistanis to revolt. Zawahri, believed to be hiding in mountains along the Afghan-Pakistani border, spoke in a 44-minute recording which appeared

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15 Sep 2010

US Embassy in Jordan warns of threat in Aqaba

“The U.S. Embassy in Jordan has warned Americans of a ‘possible imminent threat’ in the country’s Red Sea port of Aqaba and has recommended avoiding the city for the next 48 hours. The embassy said Wednesday it has received ‘credible information’ of a potential terrorist attack in the Gulf of

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14 Sep 2010

Intelligence official, four family members killed in Nigeria

“Unknown attackers brandishing machetes stormed the home of a senior intelligence official and hacked him and four members of his family to death in an apparent targeted killing, police said Tuesday. Two other children managed to escape the attack, though one was wounded, according to police. ‘The man Garba Bello,

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13 Sep 2010

Cuba to lay off 500,000 in 6 months, allow private jobs

“Cuba announced on Monday it would lay off ‘at least’ half a million state workers over the next six months and simultaneously allow more jobs to be created in the private sector as the socialist economy struggles to get back on its feet. The plan announced in state media confirms

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09 Sep 2010

Mexican mayor gunned down inside own office

“The mayor of El Naranjo, Mexico, in the central state of San Luis Potosi was gunned down and killed inside his office Wednesday, officials said. Witnesses say that four armed and hooded men stepped out of a white truck at city hall, the San Luis Potosi government said in a

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09 Sep 2010

At least 14 dead in Russian republic after car explodes

“A car bomb exploded in the Russian republic of North Ossetia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 85 more, government officials said, according to the Interfax news agency. The vehicle blew up near a market in the city of Vladikavkaz, the republic’s leader, Taimuraz Mamsurov, told Interfax.

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04 Sep 2010

Bahrain to charge 23 with belonging to a ‘terrorist network’

“Bahrain says it plans to charge 23 people for plotting to overthrow the government and for belonging to what officials described as a sophisticated terrorist network, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported on Saturday. The agency said the charges, to be brought by public prosecutors, follow an intelligence operation and

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01 Sep 2010

Cancun, Mexico, bar bombed; 8 dead

“Eight people died early Tuesday after attackers hurled several Molotov cocktails into a Cancun, Mexico, bar, the state attorney general said. Six women and two men, all Mexican nationals and employees of the tavern, were killed in the 1:30 a.m. strike, now under investigation by judicial police, according to a

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30 Aug 2010

Dutch arrest two men after flight from U.S

“The two men – passengers on United Flight 908 from Chicago O’Hare to Amsterdam on Sunday night – were arrested Monday at Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport after ‘suspicious items’ were found in checked baggage, U.S. and Dutch authorities said. Suspicious items found in luggage associated with the pair ‘were not

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16 Aug 2010

Bomb wracks offices in Colombia capital

“A car packed with at least 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of explosives blew up in an office district of Colombia’s capital Thursday, shattering windows and injuring nine people, police said. No deaths were reported. The blast occurred at 5:30 a.m. (1030 GMT) outside a 12-story building housing Caracol Radio, the

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