10 killed in Somalia by woman suicide bomber
MOGADISHU: A suicide bomber detonated her explosives Wednesday at a ceremony at the national theatre,killing at least 10 people,including the president of Somalias Olympic committee and the president of its soccer federation. The explosion at the theater happened as Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was standing at the podium to deliver a speech.
French police arrest 10 radicals in raids
PARIS: Police rounded up 10 people in their second country-wide sweep in several days Wednesday. One official said the 10 were suspected of links to Islamist websites and of threatening violence in online forums.
Greek pensioner kills self outside parliament
ATHENS: A cash-strapped Greek pensioner shot and killed himself outside parliament in Athens on Wednesday saying he refused to scrounge for food in the rubbish. The public suicide of the 77-year-old retired pharmacist quickly triggered an outpouring of sympathy in a country where one in five is jobless.
Egypt sends Christian to jail for insulting Islam
CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a 17-year-old Christian boy to three years in jail for publishing cartoons on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohammad,actions that sparked sectarian violence.
ANC ousts rebel Malema from party temporarily
JOHANNESBURG: South Africas ruling ANC said Wednesday it had temporarily removed party rebel Julius Malema from his role as president of its Youth League. The move escalates infighting at the countrys most powerful party,punishing Malema after he had called President Jacob Zumas government a dictatorship.
US envoy in Pak,meets top leadership
Islamabad: Pakistans leadership,including Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani,Wednesday told a senior US diplomat on a fence-mending visit that the US must respect the sovereignty of the country under new rules of engagements. Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides arrived in Pakistan two days after news broke that the US had offered a $10 million bounty for Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafiz Saeed.
Zulfiqar death: Bilawal wants SC apology
ISLAMABAD: In a sharp attack on the Supreme Court,PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has asked it to apologise for its role in the judicial murder of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and refrain from double standards in handling the contempt case against Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani. Bilawal made the remarks while referring to a case filed by the PPP seeking a review of the death sentence given to former PM.