French intelligence services thwart ‘9-11-style terror attack’

A terror plot inspired by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York has been foiled by the French intelligence services. One person is being held in custody in France on preliminary terrorism charges after apparently planning a September 11-style plane hijacking and attack. According to Read More …

Rocket Attack Hits Near US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone

Iraqi security officials say at least two rockets have been fired into the capital’s fortified Green Zone, landing around one kilometer (a half-mile) from the U.S. Embassy. Residents heard the explosions followed by alert sirens that sounded briefly Monday night. Read More …

Militants cut electricity supply to Kabul, several other provinces by destroying power pylons

The Taliban militants destroyed three power pylons in Baghlan province, cutting electricity supply to several provinces including Kabul. Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, the State-run power company said in a statement that the militants destroyed the power pylons in in Balak Read More …