After a string of "insider attacks" against NATO forces by Afghan forces and the increased risk of violence and protests due to the "Innocence of Muslims" film, NATO officials announced that joint Afghan-NATO operations have been indefinitely suspended until the violence reaches a "tolerable level."
Protests in Indonesia over an alleged anti-Muslim movie made in the U.S. continued for the second day Tuesday, a day after demonstrations outside the U.S. Embassy turned violent, even as Google censored the video in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation to comply with the local law.
Suicide Bomber Kills 10 In Kabul; Militant Group Says Attack In Retaliation To 'Innocence of Muslims'
At least 10 people, including nine foreigners, were killed Tuesday morning in the Afghan capital Kabul in a suicide bomber attack on a mini-bus believed to be transporting foreign aviation workers to the airport, news agencies reported citing officials.
Photos from demonstrations around the world Friday through Monday, including Occupy Wall Street in New York, marches against austerity in Europe, anti-Japan demonstrations in China, and street action in the Muslim world.
Prince Harry has been revealed as the intended target of a deadly attack on a British military base in Afghanistan by the Taliban on Saturday that lasted more than five hours, but he will likely not be removed from his post, according to a report by the Daily Mail.
The man suspected to be Sam Bacile, the director behind the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was taken in for questioning on Saturday by the L.A. police. Meanwhile, protests in Afghanistan and Jakarta turned violent, and Al-Qaeda called last week's bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens a "great event."
For the third day in a row, an Afghan "ally" turned against NATO troops before dawn Sunday, killing four American service members.
An Afghan policeman killed two soldiers from the NATO-led force in southern Afghanistan Saturday before being himself shot dead.
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the No. 1 search engine, said it’s blocked access to the controversial “Innocence of Muslims”on YouTube in countries with large Muslim populations, including India, Libya and Egypt. But Afghanistan's government blocked all access to YouTube, claiming the video is offensive.
A group of Syrian Americans gathered for an emergency vigil on Thursday for U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who lost his life in a violent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday.
Another U.S. embassy was attacked on Thursday, this time in Yemen, but despite the slight spread of anti-American protests, several world leaders, not to mention their citizens, have come out in support of the U.S.
The depiction of the prophet Mohammed in the Western media has long been a sore point among Muslims, who view the artistic expressions as blasphemous and highly offensive. "Innocence of Muslims," the anti-Mohammed film that gained YouTube notoriety and spurred the Benghazi, Libya, attack that killed Ambassador, is hardly the first Western media reference to the prophet to incite religious backlash.
‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Movie Causes YouTube Ban In Afghanistan, Islamic Republic Tries To Prevent People From Watching Mohammad Film
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has officially banned the video-sharing website YouTube on Wednesday in an attempt to prevent Afghans from watching "Innocence of Muslims."
The death of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three members of his staff in Benghazi is a tragedy, and they join a long line of diplomats who died representing their nations.
Sam Bacile's poorly-made YouTube trailer for the movie "Innocence of Muslims" has gone viral in the Middle East, resulting in protests that killed four Americans in Libya on Tuesday. While it is not directly responsible for those deaths, it is a provocative, tasteless effort.
US embassies all over the world have a history of being attacked, bombed, and otherwise abused by terrorist or insurgent groups.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The terrorists went on to pilot the aircrafts in a series of attacks that would end up claiming the lives of 3,000 people.
The Taliban on Monday threatened to kidnap or kill British royal family member Prince Harry who has begun serving his new deployment in Afghanistan as an Apache attack helicopter pilot, four years after his first term was cut short because of untoward publicity.
The Taliban has denied claims that it is willing to negotiate a ceasefire with U.S.-led NATO troops, rejecting an analysis by a group of Western academics who sat down for private discussions with former Talban officials.
Eleven years later, the men at the forefront of both sides of the 9/11 attacks are variously retired, in jail, or dead.
Prince Harry has been asked by the British Foreign Office to visit China in an effort to improve diplomatic relations between the two countries, which have suffered over the U.K.'s relationship with the Dalai Lama and the murder of a British national by the wife of a prominent Chinese politician.
Control over a major detention facility at Afghanistan's Bagram Air Base was passed from the U.S. military to the Afghan government in a small ceremony on Monday, a major step in NATO's troop withdrawal and Kabul's progress toward full security independence.
After the Democrats hammered him for leaving the war in Afghanistan out of his acceptance speech, Romney was visibly uncomfortable before dropping the sound bite bomb that's still reverberating around the Internet.
Gov. Mitt Romney's tax plan is President George W. Bush's tax plan on steroids: it cuts taxes on upper-income adults and the uber-rich, and vectors the U.S. budget deficit to even higher levels.
Prince Harry, who has been keeping a relatively low profile since his embarrassing trip to Las Vegas last month, began a four-month tour of duty in Afghanistan Friday.