Militant Islamist group al-Shabab has denied responsibility for a deadly suicide blast Thursday that killed at least 22 people, including 3 government ministers and a number of Somalia's educated elite.
Police in Pakistan say gunmen attacked a mosque Friday near the country's army headquarters, killing at least 35 people and wounding more than 40 others. Pakistani state television say authorities still are searching for the attackers.
The attack occurred in Rawalpindi, just outside the Pakistani capital Islamabad, at the conclusion of Friday's prayers at the Parade Lane mosque.
Regional police officer Aslam Tareen spoke to reporters shortly after the assault.
He says when the prayer leader finished his sermon, two to three attackers entered the mosque's main hall and opened fire on
Guinea’s security forces were said to be on high alert Thursday night after renegade soldiers shot and wounded the country's military leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara.
Communication minister Idrissa Cherif reportedly said the junta leader was doing well and that his life was not in danger.
Mamadou Dian Balde, a journalist for the Independent newspaper in Guinea’s capital, Conakry said Aboubacar Toumba Diakite, a close aide to President Dadis Camara, is blamed for the attack.
An Afghan-international security force detained several suspected militants in Kandahar province today after searching a compound known to be used by a Taliban facilitator.
The joint security force targeted the compound near the village of Nurayo Kariz, approximately 10 miles northeast of Kandahar City in Arghandab district. The force searched the compound without incident and detained the militants, including the Taliban facilitator.
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, Dec. 3, 2009 – The adage “Send in the cavalry” once referred to soldiers on horseback, riding to the aid of embattled comrades. Today, that same call for backup can be made a lot quicker and with much more devastating effect through the Army’s joint operations.
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 returned to the North Arabian Sea today, to resume combat missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) following a port visit in the Arabian Gulf.
Aircrews provide close air support and reconnaissance to coalition forces in Afghanistan, launching from the deck of Nimitz hundreds of miles away.
"After nearly 3 months on station, this air wing continues to hone our skills to deliver effective support to our coalition partners on the ground," said Capt.
The C-5M Super Galaxy team has completed another stage of operational test and evaluation with the conclusion of surge operations at Dover AFB. The surge operations consisted of 31 days of delivering essential cargo and flying sorties nonstop, from Dover AFB to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, without refueling to test wartime contingency operations.
"Our maintainers spent the last 12 months training for this big game. Not only are they hitting a home run with regards to operational test and evaluation, but they hit a grand slam during the surge.
A court in China's western Xinjiang region has announced that five more people have been sentenced to death for murder and other crimes committed during riots in the remote region in July.
China's official Xinhua news agency says the Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi also sentenced two others to life in prison.
Last month, China announced that nine Uighurs had been executed for taking part in July's ethnic rioting that left nearly 200 people dead.
Xinhua did not immediately give the names or the ethnic background of the latest five people to be sentenced to death.
Hundreds of p