Al Qaeda in Egypt Leader Calls for Attacks On Women and Children


Al Qaeda in Egypt Leader Calls for Attacks On Women and Children

The Egyptian militant who leads the group he calls "Al Qaeda in Egypt" has called for his followers to launch attacks in Egypt to "strike against all Zionist-Crusader targets" there, including women and children. (ABC News)

Egypt Nuclear Engineer Gets Life

An engineer at the Egyptian atomic energy agency has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of spying for Israel. (BBC)

An Egyptian Rebuff for Iran

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad surprised many last month when he announced his country's readiness to re-establish diplomatic relations with Egypt. But last week the Egyptian Foreign Ministry appeared to dash hopes for rapprochement, describing Iran's regional policies as a "danger to Egypt's national security". (Inter Press Service)


Al-Qaida Leader Urges Support for Hamas

Al-Qaida's deputy leader called on Muslims worldwide to back Hamas with weapons, money and attacks on U.S. and Israeli interests, urging the Palestinian militant group on Monday to unite with al-Qaida after its takeover of Gaza. (AP)


Iraq Bomber Strikes U.S.-Allied Sheiks

A suicide bomber apparently targeting a meeting of U.S.-allied Sunni sheiks penetrated layers of security and blew himself up in a hotel lobby on Monday, killing four tribal leaders and at least eight others, police reported. (AP)

Suicide Tanker Bomb Hits Police Base In Northern Iraq, 15 Killed

At least 15 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew up a tanker bomb at the police headquarters in the town of Beiji in Salahudin province, north of Baghdad on Monday, a provincial police source said. (Xinhua)

Suicide Car Bomber Targets Governor's Offices in Mainly Shiite City of Hillah

A suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint near the governor's offices in the predominantly Shiite southern city of Hillah on Monday, killing at least eight people and wounding 31. (AP)

'Chemical Ali' Sentenced to Death in Iraq

Share Saddam Hussein's cousin, also known as "Chemical Ali," was sentenced to death by an Iraqi high court today. He stood motionless, saying simply, "Thanks be to God," following the verdict. (ABC News)


NATO Admits to Killing Civilians in Pakistan

The Nato-led force in Afghanistan admitted on Sunday that civilians in Pakistan had been killed in recent strikes against militants who had been seen near the border preparing for an attack. (AFP)

Militant Killed In Pakistan School Attack

A security guard shot dead a Taliban militant when rebels tried to attack the foreign principal of a school in northwest Pakistan, police said. (AFP)


NATO Confirms Shooting of Afghans

The Nato-led force in Afghanistan, Isaf, has confirmed reports that its soldiers shot two Afghan men on Sunday morning, killing one of them. (BBC News)

Backlash from Afghan Civilian Deaths

A NATO air strike hit an insurgent base in southern Afghanistan Friday, knocking out some 30 Taliban. The air strike was in retaliation for a militant attack on nearby police posts, but it also killed 25 civilians in the process, including 9 women, 3 children and a village mullah, according to local police. (Time)

16 Dead In Afghan Clash

Afghan and NATO forces killed 13 Taliban militants in a day-long battle in southern Afghanistan, in which three policemen also died, a provincial police chief said on Monday. (The News)

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