June 24, 2013 |
BEIRUT -- Deadly clashes raged for a second day Monday in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon as the army pressed an offensive against gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni Muslim cleric in the Mediterranean port city. The bloodshed marks a serious escalation in spillover fighting from the civil war in neighboring Syria. Twelve to 15 Lebanese soldiers have been killed so far, according to local media outlets. It was not immediately clear how many...
June 24, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan-- In a brazen attack on the seat of Afghan government power, gunman struck near the palace in Kabul early Tuesday, reportedly exchanging fire with bodyguards of President Hamid Karzai. More than a dozen heavy explosions rocked the Shash Darak neighborhood of the capital, near the presidential palace, embassies and the headquarters of NATO's International Security Assistance Force about 6:30 a.m. Underlining the security challenges faced by the administration, the attack took place as journalists were attending a news conference hosted by Karzai at the palace.
June 19, 2013 |
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- At least 15 people died when an Al Qaeda-linked militia attacked a U.N. compound here Wednesday, government officials said. The dead included the attackers and four foreigners, including two South African de-miners who worked for the arms manufacturer Denel, the company confirmed. Dozens more were wounded. Witnesses said the attack began when a suicide bomber in a car detonated an explosion outside the United Nations Development Program headquarters in Mogadishu, the capital.
May 28, 2013 |
BEIRUT -- Gunmen killed three Lebanese soldiers near the Syrian border early Tuesday, Lebanese authorities said, the latest apparent instance of cross-over violence from the conflict in neighboring Syria. Fears are running high that Syria's civil war could destabilize Lebanon, which shares a long and porous border with Syria and has close cultural and political ties to its bigger neighbor. The killings come two days after a pair of rockets struck a southern neighborhood of Beirut, injuring four people.
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May 20, 2013 |
A 10-year-old girl who was killed Saturday night appears to have been watching TV inside the family home when she was shot. Elvira Campos and her two parents were shot Saturday in their home about 11 miles northeast of Sacramento when an unknown number of gunmen walked up to the front door, and without opening it, began shooting indiscriminately inside, according to police and media reports. “You have to be hard pressed to think a 10-year-old girl was the intended target,” Sacramento County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jason Ramos told the Associated Press . Investigators believe the shooting may have been gang related, according to the Associated Press.
April 25, 2013 |
Gunmen reportedly overtook a town north of Baghdad as battles continued to rage Thursday between Iraqi government forces and Sunni fighters. The violence began Tuesday after security forces stormed a Sunni Muslim protest encampment in Hawija, spurring clashes and revenge attacks that spread throughout Sunni areas. More than 100 people have reportedly lost their lives over the past three days. Protests had simmered for months ahead of the Hawija clashes, as Sunni demonstrators charged that they had been marginalized and mistreated by the Shiite Muslim-dominated government.
April 25, 2013 |
BEIRUT - At least 41 people died Thursday on the third straight day of pitched fighting between Iraqi security forces and Sunni Arabs, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki warned the country was in crisis. The national police battled back Sunni fighters in the northern city of Mosul, long a bastion of the insurgency, where individuals took up arms after security forces opened fire early Tuesday on an encampment of Sunni protesters in the city of Hawija in Kirkuk province. The violence this week ended four months of largely peaceful Sunni protests centered on the group's alleged mistreatment by Iraq's Shiite Muslim-led government.
March 7, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen shot at the offices of El Diario de Juarez newspaper early Wednesday in the latest attack against a news organization in northern Mexico and days after an editor was killed near the U.S. border. No one was injured when gunmen driving past the paper's Ciudad Juarez offices fired seven rounds from a pistol just after 1 a.m., piercing windows, El Diario reported (link in Spanish). Fifteen minutes later, shots were fired at the city's Canal 44 news station. Nine people were held for questioning late Wednesday in connection with the attack after local authorities and Chihuahua state Gov. Cesar Duarte pledged to find the assailants.
March 5, 2013 |
NEW DELHI, India - Malaysian fighter jets and ground forces attacked an estimated 200 Filipino gunmen who are claiming a remote part of the island of Borneo after 27 died in earlier, unsuccessful efforts to dislodge them. The Filipinos arrived in mid-February on the east coast of the Malaysian state of Sabah, which is on Borneo, demanding recognition for a sultanate that once ruled the area. They are believed to be hiding near a coastal palm-oil plantation. "Our security forces were attacked and killed,” Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement announcing Tuesday's offensive.
February 21, 2013 |
Early Tuesday morning, Metta World Peace was awakened to a bizarre scenario. "I'm in my underwear and my son says, 'Hey dad, there's police at the door,'" World Peace said in an interview with The Times after the Lakers beat the Boston Celtics on Wednesday evening. "So I jump out, I'm nervous. I see these police with rifles and scopes. "I'm like, 'What happened?' I don't know what's going on at this point. 'What happened, what happened?' And then the police was like, 'The building is being taken over by guys downstairs.'" Apparently the guys downstairs were three actors in a movie that World Peace's company, Artest Media Group, is producing about life on the streets.