Massacre in Kenya
Kenya has suffered another massacre at the hands of the jihadists of Al Shabab. This time against an University in Garissa with at least 147 killed and 79 wounded. The worst attack since the bombing against the US embassy in 1998 carried by Al Qaeda. After a siege that lasted for 15 hours six gunmen killed mostly christian students according to the news reports.
Call for a "localised" ceasefire in Syria
Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post.
– Did you hear it?: “Kerry, Lavrov call for ‘localized’ ceasefire in Syria ahead of Geneva II talks”.
– I wonder what “localized” exactly means.
Al-Qaeda-linked group 'kills' Aleppo captives - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
Al-Qaeda-linked group ‘kills’ Aleppo captives. At least 50 were executed, according to activists and a fighter. Fear for the situation of kidnapped journalists – Al Jazeera.
Fatal air strike hits wedding convoy in Yemen - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
At least 13 killed when a convoy travelling to a wedding in central Yemen was allegedly mistaken for al-Qaeda fighters and hit by a drone.
Wave of journalist killings in Iraq
Four journalists have been assassinated in Mosul, the capital of Iraq’s Ninewa Province, since early October 2013. A local journalist told Human Rights Watch that security forces have a list of 44 journalists that armed groups in the area have targeted for assassinations. At the same time, Iraqi prosecutors have stepped up criminal prosecutions of journalists for defamation and have increased other harassment of journalists.
Iraq: the world's forgotten war - Al Jazeera blogs
Iraq: the world’s forgotten war. Baghdad is a city afraid of itself. Yet despite 30 deaths a day, bombs and sectarian strife, the world no longer listens Related articles Dozens Killed in Wave of Attacks in Baghdad – New York Times (nytimes.com) Deadly bomb attacks strike Baghdad (aljazeera.com)
Chaos in Libya over the US capture of an Al Qaeda leader in Tripoli
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was briefly kidnapped and hours after set free by an armed group called The Libyan Revolutionary Operations Chamber, that said is acting “on the prosecutor orders”. Zeidan was “accused” of allow the United States to capture Al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas Al-Liby in Tripoli last weekend and put him under custody in an US Navy ship in the Mediterranean.
What the Syrian regime has to say about the war
The conflict ravaging Syria is not a civil war but a war on terror, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister said today in his turn at the rostrum at the high-level debate that opens the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, explaining the regimen view of the situation.
As Islamist rebels rise in Syria, liberal activists take a step back
As the war has progressed, many of the young liberals who organized protests and beamed their images to the world as the winds of change first reached Syrian soil more than two years ago complain that they have been marginalized. They now have to fight on two fronts, they say — not just against the government, but also against extremist Islamist rebel groups, which, despite their supposedly shared aims, are increasingly targeting secular activists.
Syrian Chaos and diplomatic delays
The leader of the Syrian National Coalition has called for the creation of a unified rebel army. If he succeeds, which is pretty difficult, it will clarify the chaotic situation on the ground and facilitate the long-delayed peace talks. Now a Russian official said the talks won’t take place until October, because there is a busy international diplomatic agenda before. Another blow to the Syrian people. Aren’t they a priority?