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Archive | April, 2010

Car Bombs and Roadside Bombs Kill at Least 32 in Baghdad

A series of car bombs and roadside bombs killed at least 32 people in Baghdad Friday. Most people were killed near Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s office in Sadr city where at least 21 died and 45 were inured. Another bomb attack targeted a mosque in northern Baghdad that killed 3 and injured 14. SOURCE: Xinhuanet.com […]

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Russian-designed Grad Rocket Hits Red Sea Port of Aqaba, Jordan

A Russian-designed Grad that was fired from beyond Jordan’s borders damaged a refrigerated warehouse a northern outskirt region of Aqaba, Jordan. Israeli news media reported that two rockets hit Aqaba and Israel’s nearby port of Eilat. No deaths or injuries were reported. The incident occurred after Israel issued an “urgent” warning for its citizens to […]

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Grenades Explode at Political Protest in Bangkok, Thailand: One Dead, Dozens Injured

Grenades exploded Thursday night near political protests in the Thai capital, killing at least 1 and injuring 75. Authorities blamed “Red Shirt” anti-government protesters for the blasts, which set off scuffles with police. The government has blamed the redshirts for the grenade explosions. As of April 2010, a set of new protests by Red Shirts […]

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X-37B Unmanned Space Shuttle Launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Video of the launch of the X-37B on Thursday, April 22, 2010. The X-37B spacecraft was launched as a United States Air Force mission, rather than a NASA mission, on April 22, 2010. The Boeing X-37 Advanced Technology Demonstrator is an unpiloted demonstration spaceplane that is intended to test future launch technologies while in orbit […]

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Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, Al Qaida Leaders in Iraq Killed

Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the two most senior leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq were killed in a joint Iraqi-U.S. operation. A U.S. soldier was killed when a U.S. helicopter crashed during the Sunday morning military strike in al-Tharthar, about 10 kilometers south of Tikrit, Iraq. Al-Masri’s assistant and al-Baghdadi’s son, who […]

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Iran Military Parade Reviewed by Ahmadinejad on Army Day

April 18, 2010 — Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday extolled the country’s military might during an annual army parade, saying the country is so powerful today that no one would dare attack it. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has praised Iran’s military might, saying it deters all enemies from daring to attack the country. Iran’s armed […]

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Imam Ahmad Afzali Avoids Long Jail Sentence, But Ordered to Leave the United States

Afghanistan-born imam Ahmad Afzali has avoided jail after being sentenced four days September 20 to 24, 2009 after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. The Afzali said he had wanted to help authorities in the investigation of the New York City subway threat, but lied to the FBI about his phone conversations with admitted […]

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UN: Bhutto Assassination Was Preventable

A new U.N. report that blames Pakistan’s security establishment for failing to stop the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. A United Nations report has claimed that the Pakistan government failed “to respond to the extraordinary, fresh and urgent security risks that they knew she [Benazir Bhutto] faced.”

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Obama at Nuclear Security Summit

Obama video at Nuclear Security Summit: Two decades after the end of the Cold War we face a cruel irony of history. The risk of a nuclear confrontation between nations has gone down, but the risk of nuclear attack has gone up. Nuclear materials that could be sold or stolen and fashioned into a nuclear […]

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Syria Accused of Transferring Scud Missiles to Lebanese Shiite Militant Group Hezbollah

Israeli President Simon Peres publicly charged Syria on Tuesday with transferring Scud missiles to the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah. Israeli and Syrian officials have publicly charged each other with preparing for war. The U.S. official said Syria’s arms transfer could have been a form of deterrence against Israel. Opponents of the White House’s policy […]

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