News: 02-Nov-09

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  1. Deadly blast rocks Pakistan’s Rawalpindi
    A bomb has exploded outside a four-star hotel in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, killing at least 34 people and wounding 32 more, according to police.
  2. Militants demolish empty village in Pakistan
    In a series of explosions, militants in Pakistan have destroyed an empty village in the Shahu Khel district in the country’s volatile northwest.
  3. Yemeni president accused of ‘genocide’
    A Yemeni parliamentarian has accused the government of ‘genocide’ in regard to deliberate attacks on civilians and refugee camps in the northern parts of the country.
  4. Al-Qaeda arms cache found near Riyadh
    A large arms cache linked to an al-Qaeda cell has been found near Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh, Saudi officials say.
  5. Blast kills Somali military commander
    A roadside bomb blast in Somalia’s semiautonomous northern region has killed four people, including an infantry division commander.
  6. Pakistan offers five million dollars for Taliban
    Pakistan offered rewards worth 5 million dollars for information leading to the capture, dead or alive, of the country’s Taliban warlord Hakimullah Mehsud and 18 lieutenants.
  7. Sectarian Campaign in Al-Hasa Continues; Saudi Wahhabis detain two Shias
    Two young Saudi Shia from Al-Hasa, East of Saudi Arabia, were detained on Monday and Tuesday for taking part in religious activities on last August during Celebrating Imam Al-Mahdi Day of Remembrance.
  8. Wahabis promise to burn down the house of the baby with Koran sayings on his skin
    Moscow – Wahabis have repeatedly threatened to burn down the house of Shamil and Madina Yakubovs from the Dagestan village of Krasnooktyabrskoye, after phrases from the Koran began appearing on the body of their nine-month-old son.
  9. Saudi Arabia brings Al-Qaeda into the War against the Shia of Saada
    Saudi Arabia played the middle man in bringing together the Yemeni government and Al-Qaeda in order for Al-Qaeda to help out in the war against the Shia of Saada.
  10. Pakistan zeroes in on major Taliban bases
    ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – Pakistani forces are zeroing in on two major Taliban bases in South Waziristan region as their offensive pushes deeper into militant bastion on the Afghan border, the military said on Sunday.

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