NEWS (Last Updated: Oct. 29, 2009)Posted: October 26, 2009
Obama’s Wars (Last Updated: Thu. Oct. 29)
Kabul shootout over, 12 killed
Thu. Oct. 29 – A deadly attack on a guesthouse in central Kabul has ended with the deaths of three gunmen and six foreign UN employees staying at the hostel, an Afghan official has said.
Six dead, dozens wounded as violence rages in Iraq
Thu. Oct. 29 – At least six people have been killed and dozens of others have been wounded in the latest in a series of bomb attacks in Iraq.
Peshawar blast death toll reaches 105
Thu. Oct. 29 – The death toll from a car bomb in Pakistan’s Peshawar has reached 105, a day after the blast struck a market in the country’s most populous northwestern city.
Seven militants dead in NW Pakistan clashes
Thu. Oct. 29 – Pakistani troops have launched fresh attacks on hideouts of pro-Taliban militants in the northwest as insurgency and violence continues to plague the country.
200,000 displaced in South Waziristan
Tue. Oct. 27 – The Pakistan’s army says around 200,000 people have fled their homes in South Waziristan since the military launched a major offensive against militants in the area.
First US official resigns in protest at Afghan war
Tue. Oct. 27 – The US-led war in Afghanistan has forced the first American official to resign his post, questioning the reason behind Washington’s military presence in the country.
3 more NATO troops killed in Afghanistan
Mon. Oct. 26 – Roadside bombs and ambushes have left three more NATO soldiers dead in southern Afghanistan as casualties rise among the foreign forces occupying the country.
‘US using Jundallah in plot to destabilize Iran’
Mon. Oct. 26 – The US is trying to destabilize Iran’s borders by making use of the terrorist group Jundallah, a retired Pakistani general says.
Death toll rises to 147, Baghdad to mourn 3 days
Mon. Oct. 26 – The death toll in the double bombing that hit Baghdad on Sunday has risen to 147 and Iraq has declared a three-day national mourning period.
Anti-West protest in Kabul turns bloody
Mon. Oct. 26 – The second day of protests in Afghanistan over the report of burning of the Muslims holy book has turned bloody after at least three demonstrators were wounded.
14 Americans killed in Afghanistan crashes
Mon. Oct. 26 – The US military says a helicopter crash has killed 10 Americans in western Afghanistan after an earlier crash claimed lives of four US soldiers.
Israeli Apartheid (Last Updated: Tue. Oct. 27)
Prisoner Society: more than 2,000 cases of torture in Israeli prison during past year
Tue. Oct. 27 – Ramallah / PNN – President of the Palestinian Prisoner Society, Qaddura Fares, reported today that during the past year there have been more than 2,000 cases of torture in Israeli prison.
Israel denying Palestinians access to clean water
Tue. Oct. 27 – As a result of Israel’s ‘discriminatory’ policies, Palestinians’ access to water supply is far below the minimum recommended by the World Health Organization.
Netanyahu insists Israel is only for Jews
Mon. Oct. 26 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has openly voiced the Israeli government’s plans to expel indigenous Palestinian Arabs from their occupied lands.
OIC warns Israel over Al-Aqsa abuses
Mon. Oct. 26 – The Organization of the Islamic Conference has warned Israel of ‘dangerous consequences’ for acts of sacrilege in the holy Al-Aqsa mosque compound In Jerusalem.
Israel to drop ‘ethnic cleansing’ from schoolbooks
Mon. Oct. 26 – The Israeli Education Ministry plans to omit a passage in their history books that tells the story of the expulsion of Palestinians in 1948, describing it as ‘ethnic cleansing.’
Totalitarian Tiptoe to the New World Order (Last Updated: Tue. Oct. 27)
Brussels ‘Home Office’ plot to snoop on all of Europe
Tue. Oct. 27 – Brussels bureaucrats are plotting a massive expansion in the use of surveillance and controversial extradition powers, a report warned last night.
UK: Police in £9m scheme to log ‘domestic extremists’
Mon. Oct. 26 – Police are gathering the personal details of thousands of activists who attend political meetings and protests, and storing their data on a network of nationwide intelligence databases.
Atlanta seeks to add 500 surveillance cameras
Mon. Oct. 26 – What you might call Real Pedestrians of Atlanta is a rather modest video surveillance: a few dozen cameras monitoring select locations in the city every second. But the city has applied for millions in federal stimulus funds so it can train about 500 more cameras on city streets.
More News (Last Updated: Thu. Oct. 29)
Colombia, US to sign a military pact this week
Thu. Oct. 29 – Bogota is on the verge of signing a military pact with Washington, granting the US access to Colombia’s bases, in what the two allies describe as an enhanced war on “narcoterrorism.”
Fidel Castro’s sister Juanita was a CIA agent
Tue. Oct. 27 – Today, Donna was revealed to the rest of the world as Juanita Castro – the sister of Fidel and Raúl, rulers of Cuba and legendary conquerors of US espionage efforts – when she blew the whistle on her career as a CIA agent.
Bishop fined €12,000 for denying Holocaust
Tue Oct. 27 – British Bishop and Holocaust-denier Richard Williamson has been fined over remarks on Swedish television that fewer than 300,000 Jews died in Nazi death camps.
Zelaya confident about return to power
Mon. Oct. 26 – Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya says he is confident that he will eventually be reinstated, despite the collapse of negotiations with de facto leader Roberto Micheletti.