Jun 9, 2016

Indonesian police foil IS-inspired suicide bombings

Indonesian police said Thursday they have arrested three Muslim extremists who were planning to launch Islamic State-inspired suicide bombings in the country’s second-biggest city. The police’s elite anti-terror squad detained the men in Surabaya, on the country’s main island of Java, on Wednesday and ...

Feb 28, 2016

Russia halts all Syria bombing sorties to avoid 'mistakes'

The Russian military said its warplanes suspended all sorties over Syria on Saturday in line with a ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and the United States, to avoid any “bombing mistakes”. The Russian and American militaries also exchanged maps of Syria, while fighting stopped ...

Bomb blasts across Baghdad claim 14, wound 41

Jul 13, 2015

Bomb blasts across Baghdad claim 14, wound 41

A series of bombings Sunday across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 14 people and wounded 41, police officials said. The deadliest attack took place at the Aden checkpoint in Baghdad’s Khazimiyah district, where a suicide car bombing killed eight people, including five ...

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 37 people

Feb 25, 2015

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 37 people

A wave of bomb attacks around Baghdad killed 37 people and wounded dozens more on Tuesday, as at least seven explosions struck in or near the Iraqi capital, police and medical sources said. In the deadliest incidents, 24 people were killed in two blasts ...

Oct 22, 2014

Syria air force strikes 200 times in 36 hours, monitor says

The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 airstrikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday, a rapid increase in government raids as U.S.-led forces bomb Islamist insurgents elsewhere. The intensified strikes by President ...

Sep 11, 2014

New Chile bombings hit resort city

Two homemade bombs have exploded at a shopping center in the Chilean resort city of Vina del Mar, adding to panic after a subway bombing in Santiago wounded 14 people. The latest explosion came Wednesday inside a bathroom at the Open Plaza mall in ...

Japanese marathoners join hands in Boston

Apr 22, 2014

Japanese marathoners join hands in Boston

Many Japanese were among the thousands of runners who crossed the 118th Boston Marathon finish line amid tightened security Monday, a year after the bombings that killed three and left more than 260 injured. “Since last year, the whole city has grown stronger, determined ...