"Algerian authorities said they believe the militants' attack was revenge for allowing France to use Algerian airspace for an offensive against Islamist militants in neighboring Mali," CNN reports.
India's busiest city came under fire Thursday morning (local time) as gunmen attacked at least seven targets, including two luxury hotels, a train station and a hospital. The attacks killed at least 100 people and injured hundreds more. Officials said the death toll included the head of Mumbai's counterterrorism unit.
A man who said he had a bomb strapped to his chest took and eventually released several hostages at a Hillary Clinton campaign office Friday. The man demanded to speak with Hillary, who was in the Washington, D.C., area at the time. Either for safety reasons or simply to not be outdone, a Barack Obama campaign office also evacuated.
U.S. and Iraqi forces are continuing their search for three missing American soldiers, despite threats from the Sunni insurgent coalition that claims to have taken them as hostages. Some 4,000 troops along with helicopters, jets and unmanned aerial vehicles are involved in the effort. The Pentagon said on Monday that it believed the soldiers had fallen into enemy hands.
The Sunni insurgent coalition known as the Islamic State in Iraq has claimed responsibility for an attack that led to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers and the purported capture of three more. About 4,000 American troops were dispatched to search for their missing comrades on an especially brutal day in Iraq, with a civilian death toll of more than 124.
In recent days, crowds of thousands have gathered throughout the Muslim world -- burning European embassies, issuing threats, and even taking hostages -- in protest over twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that were published in a Danish newspaper The problem is not merely that the cartoons were mildly derogatory The furor primarily erupted over the fact that the Prophet had been depicted at all .