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Insurgency

Daughter defends US woman killed in Syria

The daughter of a 33-year-old American woman who converted to Islam and was killed in fighting in Syria last week insisted her mother was "not a terrorist", although the dead woman's father said he had expressed concerns about her to the FBI.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 7:58am

Soft side of counter-insurgency wins half the battle

Most people think counter-insurgency is all about men in masks kicking down doors and rappelling down from the roofs of buildings. Yes, the application of surgical violence is still key, but many contemporary counter-insurgency tactics have a softer side, and involves an interdisciplinary application of the social sciences.

24 Mar 2013 - 4:43am

Gunmen kill nine police, villagers in central Philippines

About 20 gunmen sprayed the victims’ truck with automatic weapon fire before dawn in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon in Negros Occidental province, firing nearly 300 rounds of ammunition. 

27 Jan 2013 - 1:43pm

Briefs, January 3, 2013

More than 70 refugees from Myanmar's Rohingya minority found adrift off a Thai resort island will be repatriated to their homeland. Phuket provincial governor Maitri Inthusut said they were unable to continue their journey to Malaysia due to exhaustion and fear of mishaps at sea. Maitri said 12 children were among the 73 refugees, all of whom would be sent back to Myanmar by land on transport provided by immigration police.

3 Jan 2013 - 5:50am

Militants attack Pakistan police station, kill 6

Police say militants have attacked a police station in northwestern Pakistan, killing six people.

Senior police officer Waqar Ahmed says the militants began Monday’s attack by firing a rocket at the gate of the police station in Bannu city and then tossing grenades. The battle went on for more than an hour.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:03pm

Kidnapped doctor rescued by US troops in Afghanistan

US soldiers killed seven Taliban insurgents in a successful pre-dawn raid to rescue a kidnapped American doctor in eastern Afghanistan yesterday.

The mission was launched when intelligence showed that Dr Dilip Joseph was in "imminent danger of injury or death", Nato's International Security Assistance Force said.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

Kidnapped US doctor rescued from Taliban

US soldiers killed seven Taliban insurgents in a pre-dawn raid to rescue a kidnapped American doctor in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the Nato force in the war-torn country said.

The mission was launched when intelligence showed that Dr Dilip Joseph was in “imminent danger of injury or death”, Nato’s International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.

9 Dec 2012 - 4:26pm

Pakistan attacks kill 35 as leaders meet for summit

A suicide attack on a Shiite Muslim procession in Pakistan overnight killed 23 people in the deadliest assault in the country for five months as Muslim leaders gathered for a rare summit in Islamabad.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:05pm

Briefs, November 19, 2012

Opposition leader steps down in South Korea

19 Nov 2012 - 6:24am

Karachi suicide attack wounds 26

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden pickup truck into the gate of a government paramilitary base in Pakistan’s largest city on Thursday, causing a huge blast that wounded at least 26 people.

8 Nov 2012 - 6:03pm

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