International News for March 22 - April 4


April 8, 2008, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 11 years, 9 months ago


This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from The New York Times International News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

Iraq

April 3 - Al-Qaeda denied rumors that Osama Bin Laden is sick and vowed to attack Jewish people in and outside of Israel.

Mexico

April 4 - Federal agents arrested six men and seized $6 million on drug related charges. The men were members of the Zetas drug gang.

Nigeria

April 2 - A boat carrying a wedding party sunk, killing 40 people aboard, including the bride. Only three people were rescued, and it is unclear why the boat sank.

Somalia

April 2 - Two foreign aid workers, a Kenyan and a Briton, were kidnapped by gunmen while working on a survey of local rivers for a United Nations project. Kidnappings have increased in the area because Westerners pay large ransoms to have the abducted returned.

South Korea

April 2 - North Korea released a propaganda attack against South Korea's new president, Lee Myung-bak. He was called a "U.S. sycophant" and "traitor."



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