The reported foiling of a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy by people allegedly connected with Osama bin Laden suggests that the recent worldwide warning for Americans about threats from bin Laden’s network is real. A similar attack was reportedly thwarted in Yemen, where the U.S. Embassy is temporarily closed and the American team investigating the bombing of the USS Cole was transferred out until security has been tightened.

Rioters burned down the state legislative assembly in Imphal, the capital of Manipur in India’s northeast, June 18. Flights in and out of the city were canceled, five protestors were killed and many others injured on the third day of a general strike that promised to continue for several more days.