Category Terrorism

Defense: USS Cole Bomber Should Not Face

Defense lawyers for the Saudi man charged with masterminding the 2000 USS Cole bombing that killed 17 American sailors argued on Friday he should not face the death penalty because the murders were not premeditated. The move was among several pre-trial motions heard in the murder case against Abd al-Rahim al Nashiri at Guantanamo Bay, […]

Egyptian militants claim rocket attack on Israel’s Eilat | Reuters

An al Qaeda-inspired group in Egypt claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a rocket attack on Israel’s southern Eilat port, saying it would continue to target the Jewish state while battling the interim military government in Cairo. There were no casualties or damage from Monday night’s attack. Eilat residents reported hearing two explosions and a police […]

Smuggling cartels, militants hinder revival of Somali port | Reuters

Al Qaeda-linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government’s hopes of hiring a foreign firm to manage the lucrative but run-down southern port of Kismayu. One of only three deep-water ports in Somalia, Kismayu’s proximity to northern Kenya and Ethiopia has for decades made it integral […]

Suez Canal targeted as war in Sinai spreads – Telegraph

The puff of smoke as the rocket hits the ship is unmistakable. The muttered invocation of “Allahu akbar” on the video soundtrack declares the attacker’s ideology. What the strike will mean for the Suez Canal, the world’s most militarily sensitive stretch of water, is not so easy to judge. The Sinai Peninsula is the scene […]

Egypt Military Attacked at Suez Canal – World – CBN News – Christian News 24-7 – CBN.com

A car bomb exploded on Saturday near the Egyptian military intelligence compound in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, wounding six soldiers. The blast came as some returned to work after the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Security officials said part of the compound’s wall collapsed and a nearby commercial building, belonging to the […]

Bimco pours cold water on Suez terror attacks – GulfShip News

Copenhagen: The world’s largest shipowning body, Bimco, has moved to throw cold water on the hot topic of Suez Canal terror attacks. While acknowledging that the canal is “a tempting target for terrorists” Bimco stressed it was important not to exaggerate the threat to shipping and indeed more importantly the threat to closing the canal, […]

Group behind Cosco Asia attack promises more Suez strikes – GulfShip News

Cairo: The group behind Saturday’s RPG attack on the Cosco Asia containership transiting the Suez Canal has promised more strikes. Al Furqan, which claimed responsibility for the attack by posting a video of the moment the Cosco Asia was hit, has since issued a statement entitled ‘Democracy is Infidelity’ promising further more severe action against […]