NEWS (Last Updated: Mon. Nov. 02)Posted: October 30, 2009
Obama’s Wars (Last Updated: Mon. Nov. 02)
Hundreds of Pakistanis gather in anti-US rally
Mon. Nov. 02 – Hundreds of Pakistanis have demonstrated against a US bill that the army and opposition say have negative impacts on Pakistan’s national security.
Karzai declared Afghan president
Mon. Nov. 02 – Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission has declared Hamid Karzai as the country’s president after the cancellation of a presidential run-off.
Mortar hits US base in Iraq, causes blasts
Sun. Nov. 01 – A mortar attack has targeted a US military base in Western Iraq, causing seven consecutive explosions, an Iraqi source has said.
250,000 displaced in Pakistan’s Waziristan offensive
Sun. Nov. 01 – Pakistan’s military offensive against pro-Taliban militants in a northwestern tribal area has forced nearly 250,000 civilians to flee their homes.
33 militants killed in S Waziristan
Sun. Nov. 01 – The Pakistani military says its troops have killed 33 pro-Taliban militants in the ongoing offensive in the South Waziristan tribal area.
Several dead, wounded in Iraq car, bike blasts
Sun. Nov. 01 – The explosion of a bicycle loaded with explosives has killed five people and wounded 37 others in a market south of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
Roadside bomb claims 7 Pakistani soldiers
Sat. Oct. 31 – At last seven Pakistani soldiers have been killed after a roadside bomb hit their military vehicle in the restive northwestern tribal region of Khyber.
Seven militants dead in NW Pakistan clashes
Fri. Oct. 30 – Pakistani troops have launched fresh attacks on hideouts of pro-Taliban militants in the northwest as insurgency and violence continues to plague the country.
US military suffers another GI loss in Iraq
Fri. Oct. 30 – The United States military has lost another soldier to a non-combat incident at Camp Adder, located outside Nasiriyah, in the south central part of conflict-stricken Iraq.
Israeli Apartheid (Last Updated: Sat. Oct. 31)
Report: 4,524 Palestinians detained by Israel since the start of this year
Sat. Oct. 31 – GAZA Researcher in prisoners’ affairs Abdelnasser Farwana reported Friday that he documented 4,524 Israeli arrests of Palestinian citizens since the start of 2009, 412 of them took place in October.
Israel demolishes more Palestinian homes
Fri. Oct. 30 – Israeli soldiers demolish two Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem Al-Quds, while illegal settlers destroy olive groves as part of efforts to Judaize the city.
War crimes arrest awaiting Olmert’s UK visit
Fri. Oct. 30 – Former Israeli premier Ehud Olmert would probably face arrest on war crime charges if he visited Britain, a leading British newspapers has quoted a lawyer as saying.
More News (Last Updated: Mon. Nov. 02)
US allocates more funds to anti-Iran broadcasts
Mon. Nov. 02 – The United States has incorporated a bill into its annual military budget, which will allocate millions of dollars for Persian-language broadcasts.
Iraqi parliament: BP oil deal illegal
Mon. Nov. 02 – The Iraqi parliament has expressed concern over what it calls an ‘illegal’ multibillion-dollar agreement that British company BP is to sign Tuesday with the Iraqi government.
Nearly 3 million Britons out of work by 2010
Mon. Nov. 02 – As the economic recovery fails to boost the jobs market in the UK, a new report finds that nearly three million Britons will be out of work by the end of next year.
Israel confirms running spy networks in Lebanon
Sun. Nov. 01 – Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon has confirmed that Israel is running intelligence-gathering networks in Lebanon.
British soldiers support anti-war Glenton
Sun. Nov. 01 – British trooper, Joe Glenton, who faces jail for refusing to return to Afghanistan after a tour of duty in 2006, says soldiers support his cause.
Israeli spy in US wanted $2 million for his secrets
Fri. Oct. 30 – The celebrated American scientist charged with spying for Israel had asked for $2 million for his secrets, federal prosecutors has revealed.
Honduran interim gov’t to restore Zelaya
Fri. Oct. 30 – Honduran de facto leader, Roberto Micheletti, has announced a deal to reinstate the deposed President, Manuel Zelaya, in a move to end the country’s political turmoil.