Tag Archives: terrorism

31 December 2012

UAE arrests cell planning attacks

Security forces in the United Arab Emirates have arrested a cell of UAE and Saudi Arabian citizens which was planning to carry out militant attacks in both countries and other states, the official news agency WAM has said.

The US-allied UAE, a federation of seven emirates and a major oil exporter that has supported Western counter-terrorism efforts in the region, has been spared any attack by al-Qaeda and other insurgency groups.

India upholds death penalty over 1993 Mumbai blasts

India’s top court has upheld the death penalty for a mastermind of the country’s deadliest series of attacks and ruled a Bollywood star who bought weapons from the bombers must return to jail.

Yakub Memon, brother of the alleged main plotter and fugitive Tiger Memon, was the only one of 11 convicts to see his death sentence upheld by the Supreme Court for his role in the 1993 blasts which killed 257 people in Mumbai.

‘Pakistan: on the horns of a dilemma’

On Saturday 10 March 2012, The Democracy Forum hosted a day-long seminar at the London School of Economics, entitled ‘Pakistan: on the horns of a dilemma’.