Blowing up US embassies.
A car bomb targeting the U.S. Embassy hit the front gate of the compound in Yemen's capital Wednesday, a U.S. spokesman said. A senior Yemeni security official said six Yemeni guards and four civilians were killed. The Yemeni guards were assigned to sentry duty outside the embassy by the Interior Ministry. The civilians were three Yemenis and one Indian national, the Yemeni security official said.
On Saturday, as the Sharqiya TV personnel homed in on a family reeling from losses suffered in a massive bombing, kidnappers zeroed in on them. Hours later, three journalists and their driver were found dead, shot in the head and chest and dumped on the outskirts of Mosul, a northern city that has become one of the most violent in Iraq. The TV show is one of the country's most popular, a form of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in which a TV crew surprises needy Iraqis with food and gifts during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Dubai court in the United Arab Emirates fined a Russian tourist and a Lebanese for improper behavior during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. They found themselves in the dock after policemen detained them drinking juice in public during the day. Article 313 of the Emirates Penal Code prohibits publicly drinking and eating in daytime during strict Ramadan fasting and carries a punishment of up to AED 2,000 (over $500) fine and even one-month imprisonment."Ramadan has become a month of soap operas," complained the Saudi commentator Nourah Al-Khereiji, with no less than 64 of them being broadcast on various channels, timed to start after the iftar meal - the evening meal when fasts are broken - but staggered so that viewers can flick from one to another for hours of uninterrupted entertainment...But this year it is also attracting record audiences for controversial TV programmes that have been condemned by conservative clerics as depraved, immoral and damaging.