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Lebanon: Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hizbullah is protecting country
22nd Oct 2014

Lebanon: Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hizbullah is protecting country

  [Photo: A Lebanese Christian supporter of Lebanon's Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah carries his picture]   Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hezbollah is protecting Lebanon from the threat of takfiris (extremist groups), a recent survey by the Beirut Center … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Takfiris have the choice to either die or retreat
22nd Oct 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Takfiris have the choice to either die or retreat

  An takfiri fighter overlooks the desolate surroundings in Syria’s Qalamoun region which borders Lebanon. (Photo: Radwan Mortada) By: Wafiq Qanso   (Al-Akhbar): The takfiris in Syria’s Qalamoun region and on the outskirts of the northeastern town of Ersal in … Continued

Iraq: Series of attacks hit Baghdad, Karbala, killing many
21st Oct 2014

Iraq: Series of attacks hit Baghdad, Karbala, killing many

  Scores have been killed and injured in suicide attacks and car bombings that hit the Iraqi capital Baghdad and the town of Karbala Monday, several of which have been claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) … Continued

Iraq: 22 killed in Baghdad suicide bomb attack at Shi’a Muslim mosque
20th Oct 2014

Iraq: 22 killed in Baghdad suicide bomb attack at Shi’a Muslim mosque

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Twenty-two people were killed and 25 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack targeting a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Sunday evening, a police source said. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive … Continued

Syria: US airdrops weapons to Kurds defending Kobani from ‘IS’
20th Oct 2014

Syria: US airdrops weapons to Kurds defending Kobani from ‘IS’

    [Photo: Kobani being bombed by ISIS]   The US has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the city of Kobani from the “Islamic State.” The move could anger NATO ally Turkey, which opposes arming … Continued

UK: Relatives of slain Britons: Muslims “not to be balmed” for ISIS actions
19th Oct 2014

UK: Relatives of slain Britons: Muslims “not to be balmed” for ISIS actions

  Relatives of two Britons murdered by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants urged people of all faiths to come together to fight the hatred espoused by the group, ahead of a memorial service for one of … Continued

Germany: Yemeni sues Germany over US drone strikes
17th Oct 2014

Germany: Yemeni sues Germany over US drone strikes

    A relative of two men killed by a US drone strike in Yemen has brought a court case against the German government, alleging it was complicit in the attack by allowing a US air base on German soil. … Continued

Turkey will not allow citizens to fight in Kobani
17th Oct 2014

Turkey will not allow citizens to fight in Kobani

    [Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (R) and Interior Minister Efkan Ala (L) speak during a press conference at the Interior Ministry in Ankara, Oct. 15. AA Photo]   Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey … Continued

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98
17th Oct 2014

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98

    Four car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, and a mortar attack killed at least 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours in Baghdad Thursday, police and medical sources said. Two car bombs near … Continued

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets
16th Oct 2014

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets

  The US military says multiple airstrikes have been carried out on “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Syria and Iraq. Activists say “small advances” have been made by Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani. The US military’s Central … Continued

Nigeria: 27 killed in gunmen attack in central Nigeria
15th Oct 2014

Nigeria: 27 killed in gunmen attack in central Nigeria

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): A total of 27 people were killed by unknown gunmen in Bachi District of Riyom local government area in central Nigeria’s Plateau State, a local official said on Tuesday. The Chairman of Riyom Local Government, Josephine Piyo, … Continued

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS
15th Oct 2014

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS

    United States President Barack Obama has attempted to rally allied commanders around his strategy to defeat “Islamic State” jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Current US-led air raids have been stepped up in northern Syria. Coalition jets on Tuesday … Continued

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks
15th Oct 2014

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks

    A suicide car bomb killed at least 18 people and wounded 51 others at a checkpoint entrance to the neighborhood of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police official and a medical official said. The blast happened … Continued

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill at least 38 across Iraq
13th Oct 2014

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill at least 38 across Iraq

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): A total of 38 people, including two senior police officers, were killed and some 141 others wounded in separate bomb attacks across Iraq on Sunday, security sources said. The deadliest attack occurred before noon in Iraq’s eastern … Continued

Somalia: Deadly car bomb at Mogadishu café kills seven
13th Oct 2014

Somalia: Deadly car bomb at Mogadishu café kills seven

  At least seven people have died in a car-bombing at a busy café in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, authorities suspect militant Islamist group al-Shabab. Most of those who died had been … Continued

Iraq: Bombs rock Baghdad, executions grip Mosul
12th Oct 2014

Iraq: Bombs rock Baghdad, executions grip Mosul

  Car bombs have killed at least 35 people in Shiite parts of Baghdad and on its outskirts. The US military says it has dropped supplies to Iraqi troops in northern Iraq and made airstrikes against “Islamic State” units. An … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four people on Pak-Afghan border
11th Oct 2014

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four people on Pak-Afghan border

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): A US drone strike on Saturday killed four suspected militants and left several others injured on the Pak-Afghan border area near Khyber Agency’s Tirah valley. Official sources said that the drone … Continued

Iraq: Nine people executed by ISIS in northern Iraq
11th Oct 2014

Iraq: Nine people executed by ISIS in northern Iraq

  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters executed nine people on Friday in two northern Iraqi towns on suspicion of ties to anti-jihadist grassroots organizations, security sources and witnesses said. In the town of Al-Zab, 90 kilometers west … Continued

Iraq: 10 killed in suicide bombing in Baquba
10th Oct 2014

Iraq: 10 killed in suicide bombing in Baquba

    A suicide car bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the Iraqi city of Baquba Thursday killed at least 10 people and wounded 11, security and medical sources said. “At least 10 people, including seven policemen, were killed … Continued

Yemen: At least 67 killed in suicide attacks
10th Oct 2014

Yemen: At least 67 killed in suicide attacks

  [Photo: A group of Yemenis tend to a wounded man following the suicide bomb attack in Tahrir]   Suicide bombers targeting Yemen’s Houthi group and an army camp killed at least 67 people in two separate attacks on Thursday, … Continued

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