Crime Watch – Newsletter for February 25, 2011Friday, February 25, 2011
BAGHDAD – Six members of one family were killed when unknown gunmen attacked their house Friday, security sources said.
The attack took place in Falluja, 60 km west of Baghdad.
Some members of the family worked with the Sahwa militia, the security sources said.
Also known as Sunni Awakening movement, Sahwa is comprised of Sunni …. Source : Family of six killed in Iraq attack.
Brussels, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he fears the growing unrest in north Africa will strengthen radical groups, which could have a negative impact on Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region.
A wave of unrest, which has already toppled authoritarian regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, is sweeping through the … Read this article on Gaea Times at : Putin fears growing Islamic radicalism in north Africa.
WASHINGTON – A Saudi citizen has been arrested in Texas for allegedly building a bomb for an attack among others on former president George W. Bush’s home in Dallas, which he disparaged as the “Tyrant’s House”.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who attended a small college near Lubbock, Texas and kept a detailed journal outlining plans for … Original source on Gaea Times at : Saudi arrested for planning to attack Bush’s home.
ISLAMABAD – At least four people were killed as militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal region torched 10 NATO tankers meant for fuel supply to troops in neighbouring Afghanistan, a media report said Friday.
The tankers parked on the roadside in Peshawar, the capital of northern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, was attacked by a group of militants … Original article on : 10 NATO tankers torched in Pakistan, 4 killed.
BAGHDAD – At least 12 people were killed in a suicide bombing late Thursday that targeted a celebration in the city of Ramadi to mark Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.
Security sources said the bomber blew himself up in Ramadi, which is about 120 km west of capital Baghdad.
Also Thursday, a father and his three sons …. Original article on Gaea Times at : 12 killed in Iraq suicide bombing.
BHUBANESWAR – Maoist rebels in Orissa Thursday released Malkangiri District Collector R. Vineel Krishna after keeping him in captivity for eight days. Thousands of people gathered to greet the official as he reached his home in the night, a pointer to the development work he has done among the poor and tribals.
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BHUBANESWAR – Maoist rebels Thursday released Malkangiri District Collector R. Vineel Krishna in Orissa after keeping him in captivity for eight days, officials said.
He is released. We talked to him. He has left Chitrakonda for Malkangiri, state Panchayati Raj Secretary S.N. Tripathy, who was one of the officials involved in the negotiations, told IANS. …. Original source : Orissa collector released by Maoists (Second Lead).
BHUBANESWAR – Maoists Thursday released Malkangiri District Collector R. Vineel Krishna in Orissa after keeping him in captivity for eight days, officials said.
The rebels handed over Krishna to some select media persons near a village in Chitrakonda area from where he and a junior engineer were abducted Feb 16. The junior engineer was released … Read more : Orissa collector freed by Maoists.
BHUBANESHWAR – Maoist rebels Thursday reportedly released Malkangiri District Collector R. Vineel Krishna in Orissa after over a week in captivity, sources said.
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BHUBANESWAR – Agreeing to one of the new demands put forward by Maoists, the Orissa government Thursday rushed two mediators to Malkangiri to negotiate the release of Malkangiri District Collector R. Vineel Krishna, official sources here said.
G. Haragopal and Dandapani Mohanty were flown in a state helicopter.
“They will land in Koraput and go … Original article on : Orissa hostage crisis: Mediators flown to Malkangiri.
WASHINGTON – The north African wing of Al Qaeda Thursday said it will “do whatever we can to help” the mass uprising in Libya.
A statement by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) posted Thursday on jihadist websites, has condemned Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s decision to hire mercenaries and use planes to attack protesters, … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Al Qaeda backs Libya uprising.
BHUBANESWAR – Orissa was hopeful Malkangiri District Collector R. Vineel Krishna would be released from Maoist custody by Thursday evening, while the rebels are insisting their jailed leaders be freed in exchange.
State Chief Secretary B.K. Patnaik, speaking to reporters here, said: They (the mediators) have requested the Maoists to respect the decision taken … Original source on Gaea Times at : Orissa collector could be free by evening.