New report says Islamist militant strikes in Pakistan rose 45 percent in 2009, with a total of 2,586 attacks. Eighty-seven of the terrorist attacks were suicide bombers. As the year ended, more of the attacks targeted civilians.
The International Islamic University is carving out a much-needed space in Muslim intellectual, and through it, political, life.
The attack in Islamabad, Pakistan, appears to be the first targeting a high-ranking official. No group has claimed responsibility yet, but the Taliban has said it was behind other recent attacks.
Two were killed and 20 injured in the attacks at an Islamic university. They follow a rise in assaults that may be in retaliation for the Army's offensive in the Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan.
Police say the four Australian citizens had received training in Somalia and were planning to attack a military barracks in Sydney.
'No better time' for change, say activists at this past weekend's youth conference in Doha, Qatar.