State Department: AQAP operative and leader Shawki Ali Ahmed al-Badani a 'global terrorist'

State Department: AQAP operative and leader Shawki Ali Ahmed al-Badani a 'global terrorist'

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of State has designated AQAP leader and operative Shawki Ali Ahmed al-Badani a "specially designated global terrorist."
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Police in Lebanon arrest alleged kidnapper and gun dealer

BAALBECK, Lebanon, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A man arrested Saturday in Lebanon is a suspect in a string of crimes, including at least four kidnappings for ransom, officials said.

Egypt asks Israel to return artifacts

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Car bomb in Mogadishu kills at least 7, injures 10

MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 5 (UPI) -- At least seven people died and 10 were injured Sunday when a car bomb targeted a government convoy in Mogadishu, Somalia, officials said.

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Hundreds believed trapped in Bangladesh market building

DHAKA, Bangladesh, April 24 (UPI) -- At least 80 people were reported dead Wednesday and hundreds injured or trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in Bangladesh, officials said.
General: Shootings may force quicker exit

General: Shootings may force quicker exit

LEAVENWORTH, Kan., March 19 (UPI) -- The fallout from the killing of 16 Afghans allegedly by a U.S. soldier could lead to U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan sooner, not later, a retired general said.

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U.N. Security Council decries violence

UNITED NATIONS, July 8 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Tuesday condemned the recent killing of a U.N. official in Somalia and terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

U.N. official in Somalia attacked, dies

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Catholic leaders oppose Iraqi execution

MOSUL, Iraq, May 21 (UPI) -- Catholic leaders in Iraq Wednesday opposed the Iraqi government's decision to execute an al-Qaida leader linked to the death of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho.

81 civilians said killed in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 20 (UPI) -- At least 81 Somalis were killed in two days of fighting between government troops and Islamic militants in Mogadishu, a local human rights group said Sunday.

Pakistan's chief justice denies charges

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 11 (UPI) -- The chief justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court, who was fired by President Pervez Musharraf, is refusing to submit his resignation. "I will never resign voluntarily. I have done nothing wrong," Chief Justice Iftikar Muhammad Chaudhry told Munir A. Malik, t

Sudanese leader a no-show in Washington

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Saudi executes two rapists and killers

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Saudi authorities Wednesday executed a Yemeni national and a Saudi after they were convicted of raping and killing a Saudi woman.
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Ali Ahmed
WAX2001092720 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Mugshots released today by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of suspected highjackers of American Airlines Flight #93 that crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Pictured is Ahmed Alnami. Possible residence: Delray Beach, Florida. Possible Alias: Ali Ahmed Alnami, Ahmed A. Al-Nami. mk/mk/HO UPI

Knud Valdemar Gylding Holmboe (April 22, 1902 Horsens Danmark - October 13, 1931 Aqaba Jordan) was a Danish journalist and explorer who converted to Islam after travels in North Africa. Born in Horsens he travelled to Morocco as a young man, in order to familiarize himself with Islam and learn the Arabic language.

Upon his conversion, Holmboe changed his name to Ali Ahmed. Driving through the Sahara in an old Chevrolet, he left the beaten track to discover the communities and landscape of the desert. Knud Holmboe was shocked to observe the violent daily life in the North African colonies. Based on these travel experiences, he produced a book in 1931 entitled Desert Encounter (Danish: Ørkenen Brænder), in which he condemned the colonial overseers. The book was immediately banned in Italy. The Italian colonial powers were outraged at the suggestion that the Muslim population of Libya was being subjected to genocide.

After completing his book, Knud Holmboe started on his hajj to the city of Mecca.

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