September 23, 2019

al-Qaeda leader Abu Hafs al-Shahri killed in Pakistan

A senior al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, has been killed, say senior US officials. There has been no independent confirmation of the death, which officials said happened in the Waziristan tribal region. The US frequently carries out drone air strikes against suspected … [Read more...]

Obama announces US troop withdrawls from Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama has announced that all of the 33,000 extra US forces he ordered to Afghanistan in December 2009 would be back in the USA within the next 15 months. President Obama said that 10,000 of the "surge" forces would withdraw by the end of this year, and the other 23,000 would … [Read more...]

Ayman al-Zawahiri becomes new al-Qaeda leader

Ayman al-Zawahiri has been appointed as al-Qaeda leader, says a statement allegedly issued by the organisation's general command. The move follows the US assasination of former leader Osama Bin Laden last month in Pakistan. Zawahiri was Bin Laden's deputy for years and is believed by some to … [Read more...]

Stephen Harper pays surprise visit to Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan

Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper has paid a surprise visit to Canadian soldiers stationed in Kanadahar, Afghanistan on Monday. It seems to be the way of world leaders visiting Afghanistan, that they have to turn up unannounced to prevent any cunning Taliban plots to assassinate … [Read more...]

Posthumous Osama Bin Laden tape released by al-Qaeda

A 12 minute audio recording made by Osama Bin Laden shortly before he died has been released by al-Qaeda. In the message, he praises the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and speaks of a "rare historic opportunity" for Muslims to rise up. "I think that the winds of change will blow over the entire … [Read more...]

Gates says Bin Laden raid a major humiliation for Pakistan

US Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates says the "ability of the United States to enter Pakistan, kill Osama bin Laden and leave without detection was a humiliation to Pakistanis." Gates along with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, insist there is no evidence that … [Read more...]

Pornography among items seized in Bin Laden raid

The propaganda war over the assassination of Osama Bin Laden heated up today with the revelation from US officials that a stash of pornography was among the items seized by US Navy SEALS in the 2nd May raid. The officials are at pains to point out that it is unclear who the material belonged to … [Read more...]

President Obama announces death of Osama Bin Laden in firefight with US military

Osama bin Laden is dead and his body has been recovered by US authorities, US President Barack Obama has confirmed. Obama made the dramatic announcement in a hastily called, late-night appearance Sunday at the White House. Obama said last week he determined the US had enough evidence to … [Read more...]

Report: Osama Bin Laden dead – Obama to make announcement

Osama bin Laden is dead and the US has his body, a U.S official has told media. US President Barack Obama is to make an emergency announcement at an abruptly called late-night press conference. A US intelligence official has confirmed he is set to announce Bin Laden's death, US media are … [Read more...]

US thought David Hicks was “combat-hardened terrorist”

WikiLeaks has published secret US military documents that show Australian Guantanamo inmate David Hicks was assessed by US interrogators as a ''highly trained, experienced and combat-hardened'' terrorist with the potential to become a "senior leader of extremist organisations" if released from … [Read more...]

Libya leader Gaddafi claims “all my people love me”

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has claimed that "all my people love me" and still continues to deny there are protests going on in Tripoli. In the interview with the BBC, Gaddafi says he felt "betrayed by the world leaders who had urged him to quit." His people he said "would die to … [Read more...]

Street protests in Yemen blocked by police

Unrest continues to simmer in Yemen with hundreds of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace getting blocked by lines of police. President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been making concessions in recent weeks in an attempt to stave off a peoples revolution similar to Egypt's and … [Read more...]

Where in the world is WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange?

Where in the world is Julian Assange? Apparently in the United Kingdom according to latest reports. British intelligence even claim to know where he is hiding. But then again they claim to know a lot of things they don't really have any idea about. Swedish authorities have won a court ruling to … [Read more...]

Yemen Bomb flown on passenger plane

A bomb sent from Yemen capital Sanaa and seized in Dubai was transported on Qatar Airways passenger flights. It went on an Airbus A320 flight to Doha. Then swapped to another flight to Dubai. The bomb stuffed in a printer toner catridge was addressed to a Jewish synagogue in the US city of … [Read more...]

Condoleezza Rice admits mistakes after Iraq invasion

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice thinks mistakes were made in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq. Rice acknowledged a failure to focus rebuilding efforts throughout the country and attributed the problem to a lack of understanding. "I think we put too much emphasis on Baghdad and … [Read more...]