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Greece: Bombers target Greek central bank
10th Apr 2014

Greece: Bombers target Greek central bank

A car bomb has exploded outside Bank of Greece as the euro zone bailout nation prepares to return to the international loans market. The blast caused no injuries after unions staged a general strike against austerities. An explosion preceded by … Continued

Pakistan: At least 18 killed, dozens injured in Islamabad blast
9th Apr 2014

Pakistan: At least 18 killed, dozens injured in Islamabad blast

  [Locals and law enforcement gathered at the Sabzi Mandi blast site - Photo by Irfan Haider] [Locals and law enforcement gathered at the Sabzi Mandi blast site - Photo by Irfan Haider] By Irfan Haider ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): At least … Continued

Germany: German forces raid offices of “Hizbullah affiliated” charity
9th Apr 2014

Germany: German forces raid offices of “Hizbullah affiliated” charity

  German authorities on Tuesday raided the offices of a charity organization that allegedly has ties to Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, accusing it of raising money for the group. Around 150 police officers searched premises across six states and confiscated cash, … Continued

10th Mar 2014

Iraq: Al-Maliki accuses Saudi, Qatar of supporting terrorist movements

  Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (above) has accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of openly funding the insurgents his troops are battling in western Anbar province, in his strongest such statement since fighting started there early this year. Security forces … Continued

7th Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia: Kingdom deisgnates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

Agencies: Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group, official Saudi television reported citing a statement by the Interior Ministry. The Kingdom also ordered citizens fighting abroad to return within 15 days or face imprisonment TAssad, … Continued

27th Feb 2014

UK: Lee Rigby killer and accomplice handed lengthy jail terms

A London court has jailed the killer of a British soldier for life, sentencing his accomplice to a minimum of 45 years in prison. Muslim converts Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale killed Lee Rigby last May. Adebolajo received a whole … Continued

5th Feb 2014

Al-Qa’ida and ISIS: Renunciation of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

  By Radwan Mortada   (Al-Akhbar): The Islamic State of Iraq, which later became the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was never really a subordinate of al-Qaeda. The groups’ relationship dates back to 2003, when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi … Continued

22nd Jan 2014

Pakistan: 33 Uzbek, 3 German among militants killed in army operation in NW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least 36 foreign national militants and important Pakistan Taliban commanders were among the over 40 militants killed in the operation launched by Pakistani forces in the country’s northwestern tribal region, local media reported on Wednesday. Local media … Continued

22nd Jan 2014

Lebanon: Four dead in South Beirut suicide blast

  Large plumes of smoke could be seen rising above the southern suburbs, and huge crowds gathered around the explosion site as emergency services attempted to remove those wounded from the area. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) By Yazan al-Saadi & Marc … Continued

11th Jan 2014

Al-Qa’ida leaks: Baghdadi and Golani fight over Levant Emirate

  By Radwan Mortada   Twitter user @wikibaghdadi is exposing what he calls “the secrets of Baghdadi’s state,” revealing the hidden affairs of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s rule. The person behind the account shadows Baghdadi, the emir of ISIS, and recounts … Continued

Pakistan: Saving lives: A teenager’s sacrifice for hundreds of mothers
10th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Saving lives: A teenager’s sacrifice for hundreds of mothers

  [Aitiza­z Hasan gave his life to preven­t a suicid­e attack at his school in Hangu.] HANGU, (Express Tribune): As the news of Aitizaz Hasan – a student who sacrificed his life while trying to prevent a suicide attack on his … Continued

1st Jan 2014

Pakistan: 1,532 killed, 4,094 injured in 324 bomb attacks across Pakistan in 2013

By Jamil Bhatti ISLAMABAD,  (Xinhua): At least 1,532 people were killed and 4,094 others injured in 324 bomb attacks including 39 suicide ones that ripped through Pakistan during 2013, according to official and local media statistics. According to the data, … Continued

Russia: Second Volgograd blast kills at least 10 on trolleybus
30th Dec 2013

Russia: Second Volgograd blast kills at least 10 on trolleybus

[Photo taken on Dec. 30, shows the blast site of the trolleybus in Volgograd, Russia killing ten people (Xinhua/RIA Novosti)]   At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion on a trolleybus in the Russian city … Continued

30th Dec 2013

China: Police kill eight ‘terrorists’ in China’s Xinjiang province

Eight people who were attacking a police station in Xinjiang province have been killed by police, Chinese authorities say. The largely Muslim region has seen a recent string of deadly incidents. Authorities in western China said on Monday that police … Continued

Russia: Suspected suicide bomber kills 15 in southern Russia
29th Dec 2013

Russia: Suspected suicide bomber kills 15 in southern Russia

  At least 15 people were killed in a blast at a railway station in the city of Volgograd, southern Russia. A female suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the attack, says the National Anti-terrorism Committee. “According to … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan
26th Dec 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH, (The News): A US drone strike targeting a militant compound killed at least three suspected insurgents in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border late Wednesday, officials said.   The attack took place around midnight in Qutab … Continued

20th Dec 2013

Syria: Washington shakes hands with Al-Qa’ida ally in Syria

By Elie Hanna   The US administration wants to meet with Syria’s Islamic Front. Washington is flirting with this al-Qaeda affiliate as it hurries to score extra points before Geneva II. The Islamic Front remains a winning card against Moscow, … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Yemeni parliament bans US drones

SANA’A, (Xinhua): The Yemeni parliament on Sunday approved a ban on U.S. drones in the country after dozens of civilians were killed by the unmanned aircraft, the official Saba news agency reported. The parliament stressed the importance of protecting innocent … Continued

Yemen: US drone attack kills15 civilians in Yemeni wedding
13th Dec 2013

Yemen: US drone attack kills15 civilians in Yemeni wedding

Fifteen civilians were killed and others wounded in a drone attack in southern Yemen in which a wedding party was struck on Thursday, witnesses said. The witnesses and a tribal source said the attack was carried out by a US … Continued

5th Dec 2013

Germany launches probe for far-right motives in unsolved murders

  Germany is set to re-examine almost 750 cases of killings or attempted killings to see if the suspects had far-right motives. This follows a scandal over 10 murders that were only belatedly traced to a neo-Nazi cell. The German … Continued

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