Month: June 2012

Switzerland rejects refugee linked to Islamist group
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Switzerland rejects refugee linked to Islamist group

Switzerland has refused to take back a Jordanian refugee who had been given asylum after he was convicted of links to Islamist rebels in Somalia, officials announced on Saturday.   “The Jordanian citizen … arrested in Kenya, may not enter Swiss territory until further notice,” said the Federal Justice Ministry […]

Qaeda mines kill more than 70 in Yemen
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Qaeda mines kill more than 70 in Yemen

More than 50 civilians and 23 military personnel have been killed by mines sown by al-Qaeda since the militants were chased out of areas of south Yemen on June 13, the defense ministry reported on Saturday.   “More than 50 citizens have been killed by mines planted by the terrorists […]

Mali-based Islamist group claims Algerian attack
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Mali-based Islamist group claims Algerian attack

A Mali-based Islamist group Friday claimed responsibility for a dawn attack against the regional headquarters of the paramilitary police in the center of the Algerian town of Ouargla in which one person was killed and three were wounded.   The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) said […]

Egypt seizes grad rockets smuggled from Libya
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Egypt seizes grad rockets smuggled from Libya

Egypt has seized a large weapons consignment, including Grad rockets, that had been smuggled from Libya and could have been headed to the Gaza Strip, press reports said on Saturday.   The haul, which included 138 Grad rockets and a further 139 Grad warheads, was made in the Mediterranean coastal […]

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Afghans face mass deportation from Pakistan

Hundreds of thousands of Afghans face the threat of deportation back to their war-torn country from Pakistan once a deadline expires Saturday, but Kabul is crying foul over the move.   Pakistan is home to 1.7 million refugees and hundreds of thousands more unregistered migrants from its neighbor, according to […]

Morsi During Campaign: Jihad Is Our Path
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Morsi During Campaign: Jihad Is Our Path

During his election campaign, Egyptian president-elect Mohammed Morsi reiterated his commitment to jihad and to the Islamic sharia law.   Morsi made the remarks in a speech broadcast on May 13 on the Egyptian Misr 25 television network. His remarks in Arabic were uploaded to YouTube, and were later translated […]

Syrian Tanks Gather on Turkish Border
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Syrian Tanks Gather on Turkish Border

The Syrian army has gathered roughly 170 tanks near the Turkish border, Syrian rebels said Friday. Rebels told international media that forces are gathering north of Aleppo.   “The tanks are now at the Infantry School. They’re either preparing to move to the border to counter the Turkish deployment or […]