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Pirates seize cargo ship off Somalia's coast

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Pirates seize cargo ship off Somalia’s coast with 12 Ukrainians onboard. The European Union’s anti-piracy force says Somali pirates have hijacked a cargo ship carrying steel bars and wires off the coast of Somalia. The force said in a statement that the MV Lugela sent a distress call to its Greek operator Saturday when pirates attacked it about 900 nautical miles east of the Somali pirate... 

At least 42 injured in suicide bombing in North Caucasus

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A suicide bomber has blown himself up in the republic of Dagestan, injuring at least 42 people, including several police officers, according to media reports Saturday. The bomber broke through a police cordon in the capital, Makhachkala, where security officers were battling militia fighters. At least two Islamist rebels were killed in that incident. On Friday at least five suspected Islamist terrorists,... 

Shootings kill nine in Russia's North Caucasus

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Unidentified assailants gunned down a school principal in her home in Russia’s troubled Dagestan province on Friday, while separate shoot-outs killed eight people across the North Caucasus. An Islamist insurgency is raging in the mainly Muslim North Caucasus region, where rebels angry about poverty and fuelled by the ideology of global jihad want to carve out an independent state governed by... 

Somalia: Two Radio Stations Taken Over by Militants

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Somalia's Al-Shabaab militia. Al-Shabaab and Hizbul Islam extremists on Sunday, 19 September 2010, forcibly looted two independent radio stations, HornAfrik and Global Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), in Mogadishu. The two Radio stations are an independent radio and televisions based in the capital. Some of HornAfrik staff says armed militia from the Al-Shabaab broke into the premises of the radio... 

FBI Says It Supplied Fake Bomb in Chicago Plot

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Sept. 20: The Chicago sports bar where a man was arrested for allegedly placing a backback he thought contained a bomb. A man arrested for allegedly placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago’s Wrigley Field got the fake explosive from an FBI undercover agent, authorities say — a tactic that has been used in other U.S. terrorism cases in recent years. Sami Samir Hassoun,... 

Suicide bomber attacks Somali's presidential palace

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A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, wounding two soldiers in the latest attack on the Somali capital by al Qaeda-linked rebels, police said. The bomber, armed with an automatic rifle, tried to jump onto an armored vehicle in a convoy of African Union peacekeepers driving into the palace grounds, police spokesman Osman... 

Eight rebels killed during North Caucasus anti-terrorism sweep

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Security operation in Russia's North Caucasus. Russian secret service agents and members of the special police unit OMON killed eight Islamist rebels during an anti-terrorism operation in the conflict-ridden North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, the Interfax news agency reported Sunday. A woman was among the dead, Interfax quoted authorities in the capital Makhachkala as saying. They said the bandits... 

Attacks in southern Russia kill 2 police, wound 5

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Relatives mourn Gusalov Alan, 42, killed in a suicide car attack. Several attacks in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region have left two police officers dead and another five wounded, officials said Saturday. The ministry’s branch in the Caspian Sea province of Dagestan says one officer was gunned down late Friday on the outskirts of the regional capital, Makhachkala. Another policeman... 

Gunmen fire on plane carrying aid workers in Congo

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In this Oct. 6, 2009 file photo, a Rwandan Hutu rebel gropes a local woman as he passes her on a crowded mountain path near the village of Kimua in eastern Congo. Medical agency: Gunmen fire on plane with international aid workers landing in east Congo. Gunmen in eastern Congo fired Wednesday on a private plane carrying international aid workers who escaped into the forest and were later rescued, aid... 

President Morales Warns Drug Cartels Better Equipped Than Bolivian Army

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President Evo Morales confirmed Tuesday that drug traffickers have more technology and modern equipment than Bolivia’s police and armed forces, and he asked for help from the international community to address that deficiency. “By now, I have taken note that … drug trafficking has more technology than the national police, more modern equipment than the armed forces,” he said in a speech... 

Somali Terrorists At Large In The U.S.

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Hundreds of Somalis, including al Shabaab terrorists have been smuggled into the United States by Anthony Joseph Tracy, a native of Pennsylvania. Tracy, who is white, converted to Islam while spending time in state prison. In 2008, he traveled to the Horn of Africa, where he sold counterfeit documentation to Somalis who wished either to escape from their war-torn country or to launch terror attacks... 

Israeli MOSSAD accused of attempting to assassinate Erdogan

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad has failed in an attempt to assassinate Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Jordanian weekly says. Informed sources in Turkey say that the Mossad plot has been foiled by the country’s security forces, al-Manar quoted a report in the most recent edition of the Al-Majd weekly as saying. There are also... 

White House Warns American Citizens Can Be Treated Like Terrorists Too

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More Police State Terror Warning that would-be terrorists are “hiding within our midst,” White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said Tuesday night that President Obama will not allow potential attackers to use U.S. citizenship as a shield – and that the naturalization process is being looked at to see if there can be improvements. Brennan also said that a new high-value... 

Two bombs hit Russia's North Caucasus, one dead

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Bombs Explode in South-West Russia almost everyday A bomb tore through a car in Russia’s troubled North Caucasus Saturday and seriously wounded a policeman, investigators said, confirming another blast that killed a woman in the same region a day before. Saturday’s bomb was fixed to the car of a police detective in the town of Tyrnyauz in the North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria,... 

Obama Administration Removed Shahzad From Terror Surveillance List Before Attack

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Faisal Shahzad More hope and change… Faisal Shahzad was removed from the national terrorist surveillance list before the Times Square attack. (CBS News) The Strata Sphere is all over this story. Confessed terrorist Faisal Shahzad was removed from the Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list sometime after Barack Obama came into office. CBS reported: Sources tell CBS News that would-be... 
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