The announcement of a “dawn raid” the police swooping on the unsuspecting targets might have conjured images from the Chicago of Al Capone and Eliot Ness, or from an episode of Miami Vice. However, these targets were not backstreet bootleggers, but rather the headquarters to some of the biggest companies in the world: pharmaceutical giants like U.S.-based Pfizer, Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi-Aventis of France.
Let’s call it the Great Euro Escapade.
Mahmood Al Yousif is so influential in Bahrain that he’s widely known as the “Blogfather.” Neither publicly pro- or anti-government, the moderator of the popular blog “Mahmood’s Den” is the rare public figure who actively discourages the Sunni-Shia tension that has plagued the tiny Gulf Kingdom for decades. But on Tuesday morning, Al Yousif apparently was dealt the same fate meted out to many prominent activist
The U.S. military is investigating two airstrikes this week that Afghan officials say killed as many as 60 civilians
Afghan journalists on Thursday condemned the actions of a NATO commando unit that left the body of a local reporter behind during a deadly operation aimed at rescuing his British counterpart. Taliban militants kidnapped Sultan Munadi and New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell last week.