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Three deadly bombs rock Cairo, killing five on anniversary eve of 2011 uprising

A suicide bomber struck Cairo police headquarters on Friday, the first of three bombings in the Egyptian capital that killed at least five people ahead of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. In the first attack, an assailant rammed a bomb laden car……

Ten killed in new attack in Russian city of Volgograd

Ten people were killed on Monday in a bombing that destroyed a packed trolleybus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, the second attack in the city in two days after a suicide strike on its main train station, officials said. The force of the blast left almost no trace…

Heroic Iraqi policeman uses himself as a human shield to protect pilgrims from suicide bomber

An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself on Wednesday as he tried to protect Shiite pilgrims, embracing a suicide bomber just moments before the man exploded, officials said. The bomber struck in the Khales area northeast of Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 10, a police colonel and a doctor said. The…

Dozens dead in bombing attack on Iraqi Shiites

Two suicide bombers targeted Shi’ite Muslims in Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 32 people on the eve of the anniversary of one of their imams’ deaths, police and medics said on Saturday. In the northern city of Mosul, unidentified gunmen shot two Iraqi television journalists dead as they were…

Suicide bomber kills 24 at Iraq Shiite mosque

A suicide bomber targeted mourners at a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing 24 people, police and a doctor said, the latest in a series of funeral attacks. The attack against Al-Hussein Mosque in the Musayyib area also wounded 27 people, the sources said.…

Girl in Pulitzer-winning picture still has nightmares

Down a rutted dirt alley in Old Kabul, the “Girl in the green dress” — the subject of AFP’s Pulitzer-winning photograph — still has nightmares about the day a suicide bomber made her image world famous. Tarana Akbari, 11, no longer wears her best dress, which was drenched in her own blood…

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