The 45 helmeted men, armed with rifles, their faces masked, came for Ibrahim Sharif at 2 a.m.
Somalia’s president escaped an opportunistic attack by Islamic militants Wednesday as deadly fighting erupted in the center of Mogadishu, officials said.
Police deployed tear gas and arrested 12 people on Sunday at Jerusalem’s holiest site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram Al-Sharif.
Police were out in force at one of Jerusalem’s holiest sites Monday, one day after 150 Palestinians rioted there.
Pakistan’s high court acquitted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif of hijacking charges Friday, paving the way for another run for office.
Weeks of heavy fighting in Somalia took an even deadlier turn Thursday when a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into the front of a hotel in the west of the country, killing Somalia’s national security minister, a former ambassador and at least 20 others. Somalia’s extremist Islamist militia, al Shabaab, said it carried out the attack
Nobody wants a death threat from Osama bin Laden.
Despite a flurry of efforts to broker a truce, Pakistan’s government and leading opposition politicians continue to stagger toward a head-on collision. As Washington and its allies watch with mounting anxiety, the government has broadened its crackdown, requisitioning troops and silencing a leading TV news channel