Suicide bomber kills 30 in attack on Iran's Revolutionary Guards
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a meeting of
the elite Revolutionary Guards in southeastern Iran Sunday, killing
at least 30 people including top commanders and tribal leaders, a
senior official said. The attack took place in the city of Pisheen
near the border with Pakistan in restive Sistan-Baluchestan
province, which hosts a substantial Sunni population, local news
Pakistan, Taliban in heavy clashes
In South Waziristan:
Pakistani forces fought fierce battles with
Taliban militants on Sunday, a day after launching a long-awaited
offensive aimed at bringing the writ of state to lawless tribal
lands on the Afghan border.
Israel continues fostering settlements in W. Bank
Israel has started widespread building activity
in at least 12 West Bank settlements, despite commitments to US over
launching a peace process with Palestine, a humanitarian
organization said Saturday.
Helicopter downed as 12 killed in Rio violence
Drug traffickers shot down a police helicopter
in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, killing two officers, and 10
suspected gang members were killed in the city’s worst recent
outbreak of violence, police said.