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Pakistan: Three dead, 15 hurt in Hub motor cycle blast
25th May 2015

Pakistan: Three dead, 15 hurt in Hub motor cycle blast

  KARACHI, (The News): Three people were killed and fifteen others injured when militants targeted a convoy carrying President Mamnoon Hussain’s son in Hub area of Balochistan late Sunday night, police said. “An explosive laden motorbike parked at a roadside … Continued

Iraq: IS seize Iraqi border crossing with Syria
24th May 2015

Iraq: IS seize Iraqi border crossing with Syria

RAMADI, (Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday took control of al-Walid border crossing point with the neighboring Syria in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, after clashes with the security forces, a provincial security source and an official said. … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber strikes at Shia Muslim mosque several casualties
22nd May 2015

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber strikes at Shia Muslim mosque several casualties

  [Photo: Suicide bomber kills dozens during Friday Prayer in Qatif injured being taken away.]   RIYADH, (Agencies): A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing and wounding … Continued

Pakistan: Drone strike in North Waziristan kills four
19th May 2015

Pakistan: Drone strike in North Waziristan kills four

SHAWAL, (The News): A fresh drone strike in Shawal area of North Waziristan killed four people late on Monday.   According to sources, two missiles fired by the drone at a house also injured several others, besides demolishing the house. … Continued

Syria: Islamic State terrorists seize parts of ancient city Palmyra
17th May 2015

Syria: Islamic State terrorists seize parts of ancient city Palmyra

  “Islamic State” extremists have gained control over the northern part of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. Authorities are worried the terror group may destroy the city’s historical legacy, as it has at other sites. The ruins of Palmyra lie … Continued

Pakistan: Fatima Bhutto: 1,000 Shia citizens killed in 2 years
16th May 2015

Pakistan: Fatima Bhutto: 1,000 Shia citizens killed in 2 years

[Photo: Fatima Bhutto] By Fatima Bhutto   Pakistan is a country of ghosts. They are everywhere, the victims and the perpetrators both. On Wednesday morning, six gunmen wearing police uniforms stopped an Al Azhar Garden bus carrying 60 Ismaili Muslims in … Continued

Pakistan: 45 killed in attack on Ismaili community bus in Karachi
14th May 2015

Pakistan: 45 killed in attack on Ismaili community bus in Karachi

[Bus which was attacked being taken away]   KARACHI, (The News): Funeral prayers for 44 victims of the deadly gun-attack on an Ismaili community bus were offered Thursday morning at the Al-Azhar Garden colony in Karachi. The bodies were later shifted … Continued

US enters new phase of ‘war of terror’, with no clear way to fight it
12th May 2015

US enters new phase of ‘war of terror’, with no clear way to fight it

  By Matthew Rusling WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The United States has entered a new phase in the fight against terrorism as radicals are increasingly using the Internet to recruit people to carry out attacks on American soil, but Washington has yet … Continued

US: Texas shooting suspect was under FBI investigation
5th May 2015

US: Texas shooting suspect was under FBI investigation

  A man shot dead by police after firing outside a Prophet Muhammad drawing contest was being investigated by the FBI. The intelligence service was following allegations of jihadist sympathies. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Monday that investigators were … Continued

Syria: More than 60 possibly killed in US-led airstrikes
3rd May 2015

Syria: More than 60 possibly killed in US-led airstrikes

[File photo]   Dozens of people have been killed in a US-led air raid against jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Activists say it is the biggest loss of civilian life in a single strike since they began … Continued

Nigeria: Troops free 234 women & children from Boko Haram
2nd May 2015

Nigeria: Troops free 234 women & children from Boko Haram

  Nigeria troops have freed 234 more women and children from the Boko Haram stronghold in the Sambisa forest. The army operation is aiming to recover more kidnap victims. Nigeria’s army announced on Friday it had freed a further 234 … Continued

Nigeria: Army rescues nearly 300 women from Boko Haram
29th Apr 2015

Nigeria: Army rescues nearly 300 women from Boko Haram

  Soldiers in Nigeria have managed to free the women from a Boko Haram stronghold in the country’s northeast. The army said the girls aren’t those abducted from their school dormitories last year in Chibok. Nigerian troops destroyed and cleared … Continued

Bosnia: Gunman carries out ‘terrorist’ attack on police station
28th Apr 2015

Bosnia: Gunman carries out ‘terrorist’ attack on police station

  In northern Bosnia, a gunman stormed a police station, killing one officer before dying in the crossfire. Authorities have now launched an investigation into what they are calling a “terrorist” attack. The attacker, later identified by Bosnian authorities as … Continued

US accused of double standards on civilians killed by drones
24th Apr 2015

US accused of double standards on civilians killed by drones

[US drone attacks kills civilians in Pakistan] President Barack Obama has publicly acknowledged that a US drone strike killed two Western aid workers. But hundreds of civilian deaths in similar strikes across the Muslim world remain shrouded in official secrecy. … Continued

Nigerian troops kill top Boko Haram commander
23rd Apr 2015

Nigerian troops kill top Boko Haram commander

LAGOS, (Xinhua): Nigerian troops combating Boko Haram militants have killed notorious top terrorists commander Abu Mojahid in northern Nigeria’s Borno State, a military spokesperson said Wednesday. Spokesperson for the Nigerian Defense Headquarters Major General Chris Olukolade said in a statement … Continued

Iraq: 10 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims killed in two bomb attacks
23rd Apr 2015

Iraq: 10 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims killed in two bomb attacks

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 10 people were killed and 35 others wounded in two bomb attacks in central Iraq on Wednesday, a police source said. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest blew himself up near a bus stop in … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills dozens in Jalalabad
18th Apr 2015

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills dozens in Jalalabad

  At least 30 people have been killed after a suicide bomb exploded outside a bank branch in eastern Afghanistan. Officials say more than 50 people were also injured when the blast occurred. A blast in the eastern city of … Continued

Syria: IS withdraws from Yarmouk camp, Nusra remains
16th Apr 2015

Syria: IS withdraws from Yarmouk camp, Nusra remains

  Islamic fighters have largely withdrawn from a Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, Palestinian officials and residents said. For two weeks, the camp has been under fire from both Syrian regime troops and “IS” fighters. Damascus-based Palestinian official Khaled Abdul-Majid … Continued

Nigeria:  800,000 children displaced by Boko Haram violence
14th Apr 2015

Nigeria: 800,000 children displaced by Boko Haram violence

  One year has passed since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. A UNICEF report released on the anniversary estimates 800,000 children have been displaced by the terror group. More than half of the 1.5 … Continued

Libya: ‘Islamic State’ claims embassy attacks
13th Apr 2015

Libya: ‘Islamic State’ claims embassy attacks

  [South Korean embassy in Libya]   The ‘Islamic State’ (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for attacks on the South Korean and Moroccan embassies in Libya. The offenses came within hours of each other as the US and Europe … Continued


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