Friday, 19 August 2011

Violence and unrest across Middle East and North Asia

Fresh wave of violence sweeps Karachi, killing 39

6:39PM BST 18 Aug 2011

A fresh wave of gang warfare and political killing has swept Karachi, Pakistan's most populous city, leaving at least 39 dead over two days.

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Today's Bus Attack In Israel Was A Coordinated Multi-Stage Effort That's Still Going On
August 18, 2011

Today's attack near Eilat, Israel was performed by well-trained, well-provisioned forces who pulled off a well-coordinated assault complete with missiles and mortar fire from inside Egypt.

According to, 26 people were injured in the first attacks that began at about 12 p.m. local time.

Drive-by shooters launched the assault, targeting bus 392 traveling from Be'er Sheva to Eilat, carrying Israeli servicemembers home for the weekend.
When Israeli forces rushed to the scene in response several explosive devices, planted in anticipation, were detonated alongside Israeli military vehicles.

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Iraq’s Sadr warns of ‘war’ if U.S. presence extended

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 -- 5:42 pm

NAJAF, Iraq — A radical anti-US Shiite cleric warned of "war" if US forces stayed in Iraq beyond a year-end deadline for their withdrawal, in a brief statement viewed on Wednesday.

Moqtada al-Sadr did not give any further details in the written reply to a follower's question, released by his office in the holy Shiite city of Najaf.

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