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Pakistan: US drones kill four in North Waziristan
18th Jun 2014

Pakistan: US drones kill four in North Waziristan

  PESHAWAR, (The News): US drones targeted a compound and a vehicle in Danday Darpa Khel  in North Waziristan early Wednesday morning.   Sources add, as many as four people were killed in the strike in the suburbs of Miranshah, … Continued

Kenya: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack which killed 48
17th Jun 2014

Kenya: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack which killed 48

      Al-Shabab militants have claimed responsibility for the attack on a Kenyan coastal city popular with tourists. Al-Qaeda’s Somali affiliate declared Kenya a warzone and warned tourists against visiting the country. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility on Monday for the  … Continued

Iraq: Hundreds killed in Iraq, US urges al-Maliki to do more to fight sectarian violence
14th Jun 2014

Iraq: Hundreds killed in Iraq, US urges al-Maliki to do more to fight sectarian violence

The UN’s Human Rights Office warns of “acute vulnerability” for civilians in Iraq as hundreds have reportedly died. The US has called on Iraq’s prime minister to do more to fight sectarian violence.   “Reports suggest the number of people … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strikes kill 16 in N Waziristan in 24 hours
12th Jun 2014

Pakistan: US drone strikes kill 16 in N Waziristan in 24 hours

MIRANSHAH, (The News): At least 10 people were killed in a second drone strike in North Waziristan during last 24 hours that has increased the toll to 16, Geo News reported on Thursday.   Sources said the drone targeted a … Continued

Pakistan: 23 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims killed in Balochistan
9th Jun 2014

Pakistan: 23 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims killed in Balochistan

  [Photo: previous attack in Balochistan killing Shi'a Muslim pilgrims]   At least 23 Shia pilgrims returning from Iran were killed when militants attacked their buses in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, officials said. The attack took place on Sunday when … Continued

Pakistan: 24 killed in Taliban attack on Karachi airport
9th Jun 2014

Pakistan: 24 killed in Taliban attack on Karachi airport

    KARACHI, (Dawn): Security forces said Monday they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead. Fresh gunfire was reported from … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram overruns three Borno villages, kills dozens, burns houses, churches
6th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram overruns three Borno villages, kills dozens, burns houses, churches

James Bwala Maiduguri, (Nigerian Tribune with Agency Report): SUSPECTED Boko Haram militants killed dozens of civilians in three villages of Borno State, a security source and a relative of one of the victims said on Wednesday. Gunmen, in combat clothing riding … Continued

Belgium: Brussels shooting suspect in possession of guns, incriminating video
2nd Jun 2014

Belgium: Brussels shooting suspect in possession of guns, incriminating video

    Prosecutors in Belgium and France are confident they have found the man behind a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Belgium. The suspect detained was carrying weapons, an ISIL flag, and a video ‘claiming responsibility.’   Public prosecutors … Continued

Nigeria: 40 dead, many injured, at football fans bombing in Mubi
2nd Jun 2014

Nigeria: 40 dead, many injured, at football fans bombing in Mubi

    The number of casualties has not been confirmed in Nigeria, hours after reports of a deadly attack on football fans in the town of Mubi. Sources have not yet been able to confirm the venue where the blast … Continued

Afghanistan: Taliban US swap deal angers Karzai
2nd Jun 2014

Afghanistan: Taliban US swap deal angers Karzai

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has reacted angrily to a United States deal to swap five senior Taliban militants at Guantanamo Bay for an American soldier held captive by the Taliban for five years. The Afghan detainees were released from the … Continued

Belgium: Police detain suspect after Brussels shooting kills three
25th May 2014

Belgium: Police detain suspect after Brussels shooting kills three

    Police in Brussels have detained one suspect in the fatal shooting of three people at the city’s Jewish Museum. A manhunt for a second suspect is continuing. Two women and a man were killed in Saturday’s armed attack, … Continued

Nigeria: More deaths reported in wake of twin Jos attacks
22nd May 2014

Nigeria: More deaths reported in wake of twin Jos attacks

Islamist militants have been blamed for the killing of up to 30 people in Nigeria. Reports of the attacks come after more than 100 people died in twin bomb blasts in the Nigerian city of Jos.  The AFP news agency … Continued

Nigeria: Death toll of market blasts in Jos rises to 118
21st May 2014

Nigeria: Death toll of market blasts in Jos rises to 118

  [Photo: Crowds gather at the scene of an explosion at Terminus Market in Jos. Stallkeepers salvage their belongings]   ABUJA, (Xinhua): Death toll of the twin blast on a busy market road in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on … Continued

US court finds Abu Hamza guilty on terrorism charges
20th May 2014

US court finds Abu Hamza guilty on terrorism charges

An American court has found an Egyptian-born Islamic cleric guilty on terrorism charges. The London-based cleric could now face a life sentence.  The jury of eight men and four women at the New York court on Monday found Abu Hamza … Continued

Nigeria: Govt rejects deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped girls
15th May 2014

Nigeria: Govt rejects deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped girls

    According to Britain’s minister for Africa, Nigeria has rejected a swap with Boko Haram in exchange for a large group of kidnapped schoolgirls. Boko Haram had demanded the release of prisoners in exchange for the girls.  As a … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike in Khyber kills three suspected militants
14th May 2014

Pakistan: US drone strike in Khyber kills three suspected militants

  By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least three suspected militants were reportedly killed on Wednesday during a US drone strike in Khyber tribal region at the Pak-Afghan border, official sources claimed. According to sources, some vehicles of the … Continued

Yemen: US drone kills six people
13th May 2014

Yemen: US drone kills six people

A drone strike in eastern Yemen killed six people on Monday, tribal sources said, in the first such raid since the army launched an offensive against jihadists last month. The pilotless aircraft targeted a vehicle carrying “al-Qaeda members” near Al-Husun, … Continued

Pakistan releases FBI agent on bail
9th May 2014

Pakistan releases FBI agent on bail

KARACHI, (The News): The FBI agent who was caught trying to carry ammunition and knives on board a PIA flight has been released from a Karachi police station after a judge approved his bail against surety bonds of Rs 1 … Continued

Pakistan: PML-N lawyer shot dead in Karachi
11th Apr 2014

Pakistan: PML-N lawyer shot dead in Karachi

  [Shah was gunned down while he was on his way to a court after leaving his house.   — File photo] KARACHI, (Dawn): A lawyer was shot dead on Thursday when unidentified armed men opened fire on his car in … Continued

Pakistan: Baloch separatists claim Islamabad terror attack, 24 killed
10th Apr 2014

Pakistan: Baloch separatists claim Islamabad terror attack, 24 killed

  [Relatives sit beside an 18-year-old labourer Khursheed, a resident of Mohmand Agency in PIMS hospital.— Photo by Irfan Haider] Locals and law enforcement gathered at the Sabzi Mandi blast site – Photo by Irfan Haider By Syed Ali Shah … Continued

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