Pakistan denied Wednesday that it is harboring a Sunni rebel leader accused of orchestrating a suicide attack in neighboring Iran. Tehran has vowed “a crushing response” to the Sunni rebel group Jundallah for Sunday’s suicide bombing in Sistan-Baluchestan province that killed 42 people.
Authorities have closed all educational institutions across the county until at least the end of the week, following twin suicide bombings at an Islamic university on Tuesday. By Wednesday, the death toll from the attacks at Islamabad’s International Islamic University had climbed to six.
Sunday’s suicide terror attack that killed at least five commanders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps could have an impact far beyond the Islamic Republic’s restive southeast border with Pakistan.
An Irish priest was kidnapped Sunday in the southern Philippines, his missionary society said.
German police on Wednesday conducted a “city-wide search” in Berlin, targeting “potentially violent Islamic extremists,” a police spokeswoman told CNN.
Israeli police on Tuesday arrested Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic movement in Israel, in the third consecutive day of unrest in East Jerusalem, police said. Salah, an Israeli-Arab and former mayor of the Haifa District city of Umm el-Fahm, was arrested in Wadi Joz in East Jerusalem and was being questioned by police for incitement, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmulik ben Rubi said.
Leading Republicans urged President Obama to make a swift decision in favor of more U.S. troops for the war in Afghanistan after talks between the president and congressional leaders Tuesday.
Al Qaeda’s second-in-command slams the “smiling Obama” and threatens attacks in the latest video posted on radical Islamist Web sites. Ayman al-Zawahiri uses the message to eulogize Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, an accused terrorist who said he was tortured into making a false connection between al Qaeda and Iraq.
A small band of U.S. and Philippine soldiers were on their way to pick up supplies for a local school on southern Philippine island of Jolo on Sept
Chaos and death on the streets of Mogadishu: unfortunately, it’s nothing new in the Somali capital.