Airlines warned of possible toothpaste tube bombs ahead of Olympics
Washington (CNN) — The United States is advising airlines with direct flights serving Russia to be aware of the possibility that explosive materials could be concealed in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday night.
Tehran has capacity to break out to bomb if it wishes, intelligence chief James Clapper tells Senate, but would be detected if it tried to do so
Al-Qaida branch suspected after co-ordinated blasts rock the Iraqi capital over half an hour
(BBC) At least 27 people have been killed and more than 350 injured by two blasts in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli, officials say.
As Friday prayers ended, a blast hit the al-Taqwa mosque, usually attended by prominent Sunni cleric Sheikh Salem Rafii. His fate is not clear.
A second blast five minutes later hit the al-Salam mosque.
(Reuters) – The death toll from twin blasts that hit two mosques in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli on Friday has gone up to 27, the health minister said.
“So far, we have 27 martyrs and 358 wounded,” Ali Hassan Khalil told Reuters.
(Reporting by Laila Bassam; Editing by Alison Williams)
(Reuters) – Pakistan accused Indian troops of firing shells across the disputed border in Kashmir on Monday and tensions ran high in both countries after last week’s killing of Indian soldiers set off a wave of skirmishes between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
Clashes flared along the 740-km (445-mile) Line of Control that divides Kashmir on August 6 when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed in the Poonch region. New Delhi blamed the attack on the Pakistan army. Islamabad denied involvement.
While tit-for-tat shelling and machinegun fire are common along the LoC the current round of fighting is one of the most intense since a ceasefire signed in 2003. It has been linked to protests in both countries and rowdy scenes in India’s parliament. Under pressure from opposition politicians, the government has hinted at retaliation.