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Egyptian journalist jailed for impersonating army officer

An Egyptian military court has sentenced a journalist to a year in prison for impersonating an army officer over the phone, his newspaper and wife said on Thursday. The ruling against Hatem Abul Nour, a journalist with the independent El-Watan newspaper, was issued on Wednesday, the newspaper reported. It came…

Taliban suicide bombs kill 24 in Pakistan

Twin Taliban bombs targeting security forces responsible for the recent capture of senior Al-Qaeda operatives killed 24 people and wounded 82 others in southwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police said. One attacker detonated his bomb-laden car outside the residence of the deputy chief of the Frontier Corps in Quetta city, before…

Texas man faked his way into Army officer corps, investigation reveals

A Texas man with no military experience tricked the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, a deception that placed an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press investigation has found. The revelation comes just…

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