World Bulletin / News Desk
Afghanistan's Taliban said on Wednesday it had carried out a suicide car bombing against a Western military compound in Kabul to protest a visit to the country by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday signed a "strategic partnership" accord that charts the future of U.S.-Afghan relations beyond the end of the NATO invasion in the country.
The two leaders shook hands after the signing, which took place in Karzai's palace in the Afghan capital.
Reuters news agency quoted Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also as saying the attack was in response to Obama's signing of a strategic pact with President Hamid Karzai's government.
International panel of experts points out that language of hatred similar to that in Myanmar where hundreds are reported to have lost their lives.
Some 4600 Palestinian detainees, including 12 women and 187 children, are currently held in Israeli prisons
The attacker approached a main checkpoint at a northern entrance to the city and detonated the minibus
Chernomorskoye base on the western edge of the Back Sea peninsula had been taken over without bloodshed, trapping about 30 personnel inside, a border guard spokesman said
He accused the Saudi government of allowing "commissions" there "to attract Jihadists, to lure them, to get them fighting in Iraq".
Two police officers were also wounded during the blast when the roadside bomb was detonated by Taliban militants
In Johannesburg's Fordsburg and Mayfair suburbs, businesses were forced to close early for the first time in six years.
The unmanned aerial vehicle, produced by a subsidiary of state-owned aviation giant Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), disperses fog and smog by releasing a chemical catalyst
The accident took place outside the submarine during testing of a pressure tank at the facility meant for development of submarines
The ballot is likely to consolidate President Juan Manuel Santos as the frontrunner for a second straight term in a presidential vote on May 25, allowing him to continue talks
Despite dozens of military and civilians vessels and aircraft criss-crossing waters to the east and west of Malaysia, no wreckage has been found
The fighting broke out near the city of Burdhubo, located some 30km from the Kenyan border
The clash occurred when militants approached the compound in Lawdar town with suicide belts, hand grenades and explosive devices
483 women shot by snipers and 31 killed by torture in the government's detention centers, Human Rights Group says
Yarosh's ultra-nationalist views make him a rank outsider in the May 25 election, but his remarks signalled a growing split with other leaders of the protest movement