October 26, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Egypt on Saturday declared a three-month state of emergency in the north and center of the Sinai Peninsula following a suicide bombing that killed at least 31 soldiers. The measures will begin at 3:00 GMT on Saturday, according to a statement by Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. There will ...[read more]
June 21, 2014
by Ann Schober
A court in Istanbul on Thursday ordered the release and retrial of 230 prisoners convicted for their involvement in the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) coup plot. The scheme, which originated as early as 2003, was aimed at overthrowing Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. The ruling came one day after ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Bahrain's Fourth High Criminal Court on Wednesday convicted 11 defendants of possessing weapons, ammunition and explosives and of manufacturing bombs for terror purposes, meting out 15-year prison sentences and significant fines. The Interior Ministry arrested the men after searching their ...[read more]
March 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A gun and suicide bomb attack on Monday on a court complex in Islamabad, Pakistan, left 11 people dead and 25 injured. Additional Sessions Judge Rafaqat Awan, senior advocate Rao Abdul Rashid, advocate Tanveer Ahmend Shah, and several other members of court staff were among those killed in the ...[read more]
February 18, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Former Pakistani prime minister Pervez Musharraf made his first appearance in Pakistani court on Tuesday to answer charges of treason related to his suspension of the constitution and use of emergency powers in 2007. Musharraf has repeatedly delayed appearing in court, first based on fear of bomb ...[read more]
February 16, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the governments of South Sudan and Uganda on Saturday to investigate new evidence that cluster bombs were used in the South Sudan conflict. HRW cited new evidence of cluster bombs, including intact unexploded submunitions or "bomblets," discovered by UN experts in ...[read more]
October 28, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday condemned the recent attack on civilians in south-eastern Afghan province of Ghazni that killed 19 individuals. The attack used an improvised explosive device (IED) to target a bus, filled with mostly women and children, that was returning ...[read more]
October 15, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Civil rights groups on Monday requested that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) renew its investigation into the 1985 bombing of a California office building that killed Palestinian-American civil rights leader Alex Odeh. An online petition, which now has approximately 10,000 signatures, was ...[read more]
September 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A UN envoy to Somalia on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a village restaurant in Mogadishu that left 15 dead. Reports state that a car bomb exploded outside of a restaurant frequented by government workers and journalists. The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf was denied bail on Wednesday in the case regarding the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Musharraf was applying for pre-arrest interim bail, citing severe threats to his safety. Specifically, Pakistani authorities defused a car bomb ...[read more]

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