Irregular military http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23332/all en Reuters World News Highlights at 1745 GMT, Jan 10 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1745-gmt-jan-10 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to be his next Treasury secretary, choosing a budget expert and close confidant to spearhead tough fiscal fights with Congress over the U.S. deficit.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1745-gmt-jan-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Irregular military Palestinian militant groups Palestinian nationalism Politics Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732774 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-France bombs Mali rebels, African states ready troops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-6-france-bombs-mali-rebels-african-states-ready-troops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* French aircraft bomb Islamist fighters in Mali</p> <p>* African states speed up plans to deploy troops</p> <p>* French pilot killed when his helicopter is hit</p> <p>* Islamist group says French hostages and citizens at risk</p> <p>By Bate Felix and John Irish</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-6-france-bombs-mali-rebels-african-states-ready-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Disaster Hospitality Irregular military Islam War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:45:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733488 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali militants post photos of dead French commando http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/somali-militants-post-photos-dead-french-commando <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Somali militants linked to al Qaeda said on Monday a French commando captured during a failed rescue operation at the weekend had died, and posted photos of his body on the Internet, according to the SITE monitoring service.</p> <p>SITE quoted a statement in English posted by al Shabaab on its Twitter account saying the commando had "succumbed to his injuries" sustained during an attempt to free Denis Allex, a French agent held hostage since 2009.</p> Irregular military Islam Islamic terrorism Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734156 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali militants say to post message on fate of French hostage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/somali-militants-say-post-message-fate-french-hostage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Somali militants linked to al Qaeda said on Monday they had reached a decision on the fate of Frenchman Denis Allex, held hostage since 2009, and that a message "containing the verdict is forthcoming", according to the SITE monitoring service.</p> <p>Al Shabaab also said a French commando had died of his wounds in their custody after a failed bid to rescue Allex at the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/somali-militants-say-post-message-fate-french-hostage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Irregular military Islam Islamic terrorism War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734165 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Second French commando dies of wounds -Somali rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-4-second-french-commando-dies-wounds-somali-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* France believes hostage Allex killed, rebels say alive</p> <p>* Intelligence officer Allex was captured in 2009</p> <p>* France says rescue raid not linked to Mali operation</p> <p>By Feisal Omar</p> <p>MOGADISHU, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A second French commando has died from wounds suffered during a failed attempt to rescue a French agent in Somalia held hostage by al Shabaab since 2009, the al Qaeda-affiliated militant group said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-4-second-french-commando-dies-wounds-somali-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Irregular military Islam Social Issues Somali Civil War Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:45:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734036 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 1700 GMT, Jan 14 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1700-gmt-jan-14 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>BAMAKO/PARIS - Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive in Mali on Monday after four days of French air strikes on their northern strongholds, seizing the central town of Diabaly and promising to drag France into a brutal Afghanistan-style war.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1700-gmt-jan-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Irregular military Islam Islamic terrorism Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:30:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734301 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia jails 10 for plotting attacks with Somali Islamists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/ethiopia-jails-10-plotting-attacks-somali-islamists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - An Ethiopian court on Tuesday convicted 10 men of plotting attacks with the help of Islamist militants from neighbouring Somalia and sentenced them to between three and 20 years in jail.</p> <p>Addis Ababa, a Western ally in a region threatened by radical Islam, has deployed troops in Somalia twice in the past seven years.</p> <p>The latest was a campaign to fight the al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab group alongside Kenyan troops and an African Union mission.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/ethiopia-jails-10-plotting-attacks-somali-islamists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Irregular military Islam Islamic terrorism Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734747 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 16-Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-hostage-siege-turns-mali-war-global <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dozens of Westerners, scores of Algerians initially held</p> <p>* One of the biggest international hostage crises in decades</p> <p>* Gunmen demanded end to French war in Mali</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p>ALGIERS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-hostage-siege-turns-mali-war-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Crime Criminal law Entertainment Environment Health Hostage taking Irregular military Islam Labor Law Political geography Politics Technology Terrorism War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735387 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali militants say have executed French hostage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOGADISHU, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Somali militants linked to al al Qaeda said on Thursday they had executed a French agent who French armed forces had tried to rescue at the weekend.</p> <p>The al Shabaab rebel group said on its Twitter account that Denis Allex, held hostage since 2009, had been killed at 16:30 GMT on Wednesday.</p> <p>France has consistently said it believed Allex was killed in Saturday's failed rescue mission.</p> Irregular military Islam Islamic terrorism Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735473 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar parliament calls for ceasefire with Kachin rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/myanmar-parliament-calls-ceasefire-kachin-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aung Hla Tun</p> <p>YANGON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament unanimously approved a motion on Friday calling for a ceasefire to end fighting between ethnic Kachin rebels and the military in the north which has raised doubts about reforms in the country.</p> <p>A Myanmar lawmaker said the lower house called for peace talks to end 18 months of fighting that has turned increasingly violent since December as the military has stepped up shelling and air attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/myanmar-parliament-calls-ceasefire-kachin-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Irregular military Politics Politics of Burma War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:45:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736099 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali al Shabaab rebels threaten to kill Kenyan hostages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/somali-al-shabaab-rebels-threaten-kill-kenyan-hostages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOGADISHU, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda have demanded that Kenya release all Muslims held on terror charges within three weeks, failing which they said they would kill their Kenyan hostages.</p> <p>Al Shabaab said it killed French hostage Denis Allex last week to avenge what it called France's growing persecution of Muslims and its military operations against Islamists, including in Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/somali-al-shabaab-rebels-threaten-kill-kenyan-hostages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Irregular military Islam Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:00:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738588 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya: we will not bargain with al Shabaab over hostages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/kenya-we-will-not-bargain-al-shabaab-over-hostages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Says government "cannot negotiate with terrorists"</p> <p>* Somali Islamists demand Kenya frees Muslim prisoners</p> <p>* Nairobi says hostages are non-combatants, not POWs</p> <p>By Duncan Miriri</p> <p>NAIROBI, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Kenyan officials said on Thursday they would not negotiate with al Qaeda-allied Somali militants who have threatened to kill their Kenyan hostages unless Nairobi frees Muslims held on terrorism charges.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/kenya-we-will-not-bargain-al-shabaab-over-hostages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Entertainment Irregular military Islam Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:36:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738843 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia militants' Twitter account down after hostage threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/somalia-militants-twitter-account-down-after-hostage-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NAIROBI, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A Twitter account run by Somali militant group al Shabaab was unavailable on Friday, days after the al Qaeda-aligned rebels used the social media site to boast about killing a French agent and threatened to kill several Kenyan hostages.</p> <p>Al Shabaab often used its Twitter account to claim responsibility for attacks on African Union and Somali government troops, as well as senior officials in the Horn of Africa nation and other bombings in the region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/somalia-militants-twitter-account-down-after-hostage-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Irregular military Islam Politics Religion Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:00:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739272 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Suicide blast kills two near Somali president's palace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-suicide-bomber-strikes-near-somali-presidential-palace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* President was abroad at time of attack, PM safe</p> <p>* Al Shabaab claims strike, warns of more attacks</p> <p>* Bomber infiltrated govt side this month - Shabaab (Adds govt, Shabaab comments)</p> <p>By Abdi Sheikh</p> <p>MOGADISHU, Jan 29 (Reuters) - An Islamist militant persuaded Somali government officials he had defected, then walked up to the president's palace compound on Tuesday and blew himself up near the gates, killing at least two soldiers, witnesses and rebels said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-suicide-bomber-strikes-near-somali-presidential-palace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa al Shabaab Contemporary history Irregular military Islam Politics Somali Civil War Somalia War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740895 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Suicide bomber kills guard at U.S. embassy in Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-blast-at-us-embassy-turkey-kills-at-least-one <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bomber, Turkish guard killed in blast</p> <p>* Interior Minister blames leftist group</p> <p>* White House says motivation unclear</p> <p>* U.S., British missions call for vigilance (Adds White House, bomber's reported identity, details)</p> <p>By Jonathon Burch</p> <p>ANKARA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A far-leftist suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, officials said, blowing open an entrance and sending debris flying through the air.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-blast-at-us-embassy-turkey-kills-at-least-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ankara Business Communism Crime Entertainment Environment Health Irregular military Politics Social Issues Suicide bombing Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:16:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742910 at http://www.globalpost.com