[Yahoo! News/AP] Taliban kill 9 in Afghan hotel, shoot kids in head
The shooting spree Thursday evening at the Serena Hotel was the latest in a series of high-profile attacks by the Taliban and allied militants as they step up a campaign of violence, vowing to disrupt the April 5 national elections.
Claiming responsibility for the attack, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said it shows that “our people, if they decide to attack any place, they can do it.”
[Voice of America] Taliban Kabul Hotel Attack Kills 9
[CNN] Afghanistan attack: AFP reporter among 9 dead in Kabul hotel
[The Wall Street Journal] Taliban Kill Nine People in Attack on Serena Hotel in Kabul
[CBS This Morning] Foreigners among nine killed in hotel shooting in Afghanistan
[Reuters] Gunman attack luxury Afghan hotel; police kill four attackers
[Al-Jazeera] Cairo army police die in checkpoint attack
Major General Mahmoud Yousri, the chief of security of Qalubiya province, told the state news agency MENA that the attackers stormed the checkpoint early on Saturday in the Shubra al-Kheima suburb.
Yousri said explosive disposal experts managed to defuse two bombs left behind by the attackers.
[BBC News] Egypt unrest: Six soldiers shot dead in Cairo
Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group:
RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, in a move that could increase pressure on Qatar whose backing for the group has sparked a row
[Bloomberg Businessweek] Saudi Arabia Designates Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Group
The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria’s chemical weapons said Wednesday the government has accelerated its efforts after several missed deadlines and that March will be critical if the country is to totally eliminate its stockpiles by the June 30 deadline.
[Al Jazeera] March ‘critical month’ for Syria disarmament
[Reuters] Chemical weapons used in Syria appear to come from army stockpile -UN