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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

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

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