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Attacks on the United Nations

The United Nations, which said Friday at least 58 people were killed in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan, has been the target of several attacks in the past decade. Here are some of the worst assaults: - April 18, 2014: SOUTH SUDAN - At least 58 people are killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of the UN's bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

Yemen's al Qaeda leader vows to attack America in new video

By Yara Bayoumy DUBAI (Reuters) - The leader of al Qaeda's wing in Yemen has vowed to attack the United States, in a video apparently showing a gathering of the group celebrating a mass jailbreak of fighters. In February, attackers mounted a bomb, grenade and gun assault on the main prison in Sanaa in which 29 inmates, including 19 jailed for terrorism-related crimes, escaped.

Pakistani Taliban end ceasefire with government but say talks still on

By Saud Mehsud DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban have formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but are still open to talks with the government, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Shahidullah Shahid said the insurgents were not extending the ceasefire, which began on March 1, because the government had continued to arrest people and had killed more than 50 people associated with them.

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a one-month ceasefire at the start of March as the government sought a negotiated end to their bloody seven-year insurgency. The TTP extended the ceasefire to April 10, but complained there had been "complete silence" from the government since then and hinted that the military was trying to thwart talks.

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help negotiations with the government but said they were still committed to the peace talks process. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a one-month ceasefire at the start of March as the government sought a negotiated end to their bloody seven-year insurgency. The TTP later extended the ceasefire, but complained there had been "complete silence" from the government since then and hinted that the military was trying to thwart talks.

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a one-month ceasefire at the start of March as the government sought a negotiated end to their bloody seven-year insurgency. The TTP extended the ceasefire to April 10, but complained there had been "complete silence" from the government since then and hinted that the military was trying to thwart talks.

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help negotiations with the government but said they were still committed to the peace talks process. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a ceasefire at the start of March as the government sought a negotiated end to their bloody seven-year insurgency. hk-mas-ks/pdw/pj

Yemen's al Qaeda leader vows to attack America in new video

By Yara Bayoumy DUBAI (Reuters) - The leader of Al Qaeda's wing in Yemen has vowed to attack the United States, in a video apparently showing a gathering of the group celebrating a mass jailbreak of fighters. In February, attackers mounted a bomb, grenade and gun assault on the main prison in Sanaa in which 29 inmates, including 19 jailed for terrorism-related crimes, escaped.

Suspected Qaeda militants kill deputy governor in central Yemen

SANAA (Reuters) - Suspected al Qaeda militants shot dead the deputy governor of Yemen's central province of al-Bayda on Tuesday, a security official said. Adel al-Asbahi, the provincial security chief of al-Bayda, said on the Defence Ministry website that armed men fired on Hussein Dayyan as he was leaving his home. Provincial officials said they fled on motorcycles. The officials said they believed the assailants were militants linked to al Qaeda, and that security forces were hunting for them.

Suspected militants kill deputy governor in central Yemen: officials

SANAA (Reuters) - Suspected al Qaeda militants shot dead the deputy governor of Yemen's central al-Bayda province on Tuesday, a security official said. Adel al-Asbahi, the provincial security head of al-Bayda, said on the Defence Ministry website that armed men opened fire on Hussein Dayyan as he was leaving his home. Provincial officials said they fled on motorbikes. The officials said they believe the assailants were militants linked to al Qaeda, and that security forces were hunting for them.
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