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Men in Iraqi Military Uniforms Behead Cleric in Sadiyah

Men wearing Iraqi military uniforms beheaded a Sunni cleric and displayed his head on an electricity pole in the town of Sadiyah, north of Baghdad, where he preached against al-Qaida. Four gunmen entered the house of Abdullah Jassim Shakour Monday morning took the cleric into a room, killed him and exited the house with his head.

Bomb Attack at Soccer Game Near Mosul, Iraq

A car bomb and at least one suspected suicide bomber killed at least eight people in Mosul, Iraq and wounded around 120 during a soccer match on Friday in northern Iraq. The blasts ocurred in Tal Afar, a town predominantly inhabited by Shi'ite Turkmen about 40 miles west of the city of Mosul, where Sunni Islamist insurgents such as al...

Attorney General Eric Holder: Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Square Attack

Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Pakistani Taliban was behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square last week. According to Holder, there is evidence that Pakistani Taliban helped facilitate the attack, probably helped finance the attack, and that Faisal Shahzad was probably under Taliban direction.

‘All Clear’ Suspicious Package/Ice Cooler at Times Square — 46th and Broadway

NYPD gathered an x-ray image of an ice cooler that was left at 46th and Broadway. Fire department, EMS, and Office of Emergency Management are also on the scene. The cooler was found at 46th Street and Broadway around 1:15 p.m. in front of the Marriott Marquis Hotel. The cooler was carried away as an 'all clear' was given,...

Observers Doubt United State Fleet Units Are Allowed to Fire Upon Iranian Military without White House Permission

The US Fifth Fleet and US aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower in the Gulf of Oman are apparently not allowed to shoot Iranian aircraft without direct permission from Washington D.D. An Iranian Fokker F27 aircraft which on April 21 hovered for 20 minutes, about 900 meters over the aircraft carrier and was no more than 250 meters away, was not...

Iran, Syria, Hizballah Gearing Up to Provoke War Summer 2010

US defense secretary Robert Gates accused Syria and Iran of "providing Hizballah with rockets of ever-increasing capability," adding, "This is obviously destabilizing for the whole region and we're watching it very carefully." SOURCE: DEBKAfile Iran, Syria, Hizballah gear up to provoke summer war

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 32 killed in string of...

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 leave Egypt's nearby Sinai Peninsula...

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 opposition supporters have resulted...

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 and during atmospheric reentry. The...