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Pakistan: Afghanistan promise action against Taliban group
18th Dec 2014

Pakistan: Afghanistan promise action against Taliban group

    By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif got assurances on Wednesday from the Afghan government and International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (Isaf) for action against a Kunar-based Taliban splinter group which is believed … Continued

Breakthrough between US and Cuba triggers euphoric responses around the world
18th Dec 2014

Breakthrough between US and Cuba triggers euphoric responses around the world

  The announcement that diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States have been revived has been applauded around the world. But there is also skepticism in the US. Pope Francis and South American leaders were quick to applaud the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli troops forcibly abduct two crying 10-year old children
18th Dec 2014

Palestine: Israeli troops forcibly abduct two crying 10-year old children

  [Israeli soldier abducting Palestinian child (image from video by CPT)]   By Celine Hagbard   IMEMC News: The Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron videotaped an incident on Wednesday morning in which two small children are grabbed and held by … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian woman injured by hit & run attack by Israeli settler near Qalqilia
18th Dec 2014

Palestine: Palestinian woman injured by hit & run attack by Israeli settler near Qalqilia

  [File photo: Image By Radio Bethlehem 2000]   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported, Tuesday, that a woman was injured after being hit by a speeding Israeli settler’s car, east of the northern West Bank city of … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers attack three Palestinians in Jerusalem
18th Dec 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers attack three Palestinians in Jerusalem

  [File Photo, Nativity TV]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded several Palestinian homes in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, and violently assaulted three young Palestinian men, causing various cuts and bruises. Local sources said the soldiers assaulted … Continued

Yemen: Houthis tighten grip on key institutions
18th Dec 2014

Yemen: Houthis tighten grip on key institutions

    Yemen’s Houthi movement sacked top managers of the country’s second largest port and the main oil company on Wednesday, staff said, in the group’s latest move to consolidate its hold on state institutions. Houthis established themselves as Yemen’s … Continued

EU: Court decision to remove Hamas from terror list “legal” not “political”
18th Dec 2014

EU: Court decision to remove Hamas from terror list “legal” not “political”

      Palestinian resistance group Hamas must be removed from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen, a European court ruled on Wednesday, hours before the European Parliament overwhelmingly backed the recognition of a Palestinian state … Continued

Yemen twin car bombs kill 25, including 15 children
17th Dec 2014

Yemen twin car bombs kill 25, including 15 children

  [Photo: Wave of car bombings hit central Sanaa on December 8, 2014. Anadolu / Mohammed Hamoud]   At least 25 people, including 15 children, died when two car bombs exploded in Radaa city in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda, … Continued

EU lawmakers renege on unconditional support for Palestinian statehood
17th Dec 2014

EU lawmakers renege on unconditional support for Palestinian statehood

  [Photo: Palestinians hold banners in front of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC) building in Gaza City, Gaza. Anadolu / Mustafa Hassona]   EU lawmakers stopped short on Tuesday of proposing a joint motion urging EU … Continued

India: Schools across India observe 2-minute silence over Peshawar massacre
17th Dec 2014

India: Schools across India observe 2-minute silence over Peshawar massacre

  [Photo from twitter: ANI        ✔ @ANI_news Follow Mumbai: School students pay tribute to victims of Peshawar terror attack #PeshawarAttack #PrayForPeshawar 4:19 AM – 17 Dec 2014 320 Retweets 251 favorites ] New Delhi, (Agencies): Hundreds of thousands of children in … Continued

Pakistan: National flag lowered to half-mast as Pakistan plunges into mourning
17th Dec 2014

Pakistan: National flag lowered to half-mast as Pakistan plunges into mourning

        Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Peshawar has plunged Pakistan into deep mourning. Never has the country seen the kind of callous orchestration of an attack as witnessed yesterday – one whose target was defenceless children in a … Continued

Pakistan: 22 suspected terrorists killed in air strikes
17th Dec 2014

Pakistan: 22 suspected terrorists killed in air strikes

      LANDI KOTAL, (Dawn): At least 22 suspected militants were killed in air strikes on their positions in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on Tuesday. The attacks were carried out in Garhi, Dars, Dwa Thoe and Thor Darra … Continued

Pakistan: Peshawar school carnage: 141 martyred, 124 injured
17th Dec 2014

Pakistan: Peshawar school carnage: 141 martyred, 124 injured

    [Women mourn their relative, a student who was killed during attack by Taliban terrorists on School]   PESHAWAR, (The News): The death toll from Tuesday’s terrorist attack on Army Public School has mounted to 141, 132 of them students, while more … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian killed by Israeli army fire in Qalandia
16th Dec 2014

Palestine: Palestinian killed by Israeli army fire in Qalandia

        [Photo: Mahmoud Abdullah ‘Adwan shot dead by Israeli soldiers]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the Qalandia refugee camp, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers attack Burin School, suffocate students
16th Dec 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers attack Burin School, suffocate students

  [Photo: Palestinian News Network]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces assaulted a number of Palestinian students at a school in Burin village, to the north of Nablus, Monday, causing many cases of suffocation, according to an Israeli activist. … Continued

Palestine: 46 Palestinian structures demolished by Israel in Nov
16th Dec 2014

Palestine: 46 Palestinian structures demolished by Israel in Nov

    Alternative Information Center: Israeli authorities demolished 46 Palestinian-owned structures in the month of November, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The demolitions resulted in the forcible displacement of 136 Palestinians, of … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces continue to fire on Gaza farmers
16th Dec 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces continue to fire on Gaza farmers

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli military jeeps opened fire towards Palestinian farmers along Gaza’s southern border region, near the town of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis. According to Al Ray correspondence, several Israeli military jeeps opened fire intermittently … Continued

Palestine: Three Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in W Bank
16th Dec 2014

Palestine: Three Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in W Bank

  [File Photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Monday, two Palestinians from their homes in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and one Palestinian at the Za’tara roadblock, near the Nablus. Eyewitnesses said the … Continued

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem
16th Dec 2014

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

    [File Photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, various Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, violently searched homes, and kidnapped nine Palestinians. Head of the Jerusalem Detainees Parents Committee Amjad Abu ‘Asab said … Continued

Pakistan: Terrorists storm Peshawar school, two students killed
16th Dec 2014

Pakistan: Terrorists storm Peshawar school, two students killed

  Security forces arrive at the site. — DawnNews screengrab   By Zahir Shah Sherazi Peshawar, (AFP, Reuters, Dawn): Unknown armed men have entered an army-run school on Warsak road, taking it hostage. 12:28pm – TTP says militants ordered to … Continued

Qatar: Interpol urged to “rapidly” remove Qaradawi from wanted list
16th Dec 2014

Qatar: Interpol urged to “rapidly” remove Qaradawi from wanted list

    Dozens of Muslim clerics in a joint statement distributed by the Doha-based International Union for Muslim Scholars, headed by Qaradawi himself, on Monday urged Interpol to “rapidly” remove the name of influential Egypt-born preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi from its wanted … Continued

Iraq says 2700 missing since ISIS onslaught in June
16th Dec 2014

Iraq says 2700 missing since ISIS onslaught in June

    At least 2,700 people, mostly soldiers, are missing as a result of attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Iraq, the human rights ministry said on Monday. More than half of those registered … Continued

DR Congo: 126 dead, 221 rescued after boat capsizes
15th Dec 2014

DR Congo: 126 dead, 221 rescued after boat capsizes

  KINSHASA, (Xinhua): At least 126 people died and 221 people were rescued after a boat capsized on Lake Tanganyika on Thursday in the southern Katagna province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), a local radio station reported … Continued

Palestine: ’17 detained women face harsh conditions’
15th Dec 2014

Palestine: ’17 detained women face harsh conditions’

  [Poster Of Detainee Lina al-Jarbouni – elwatannews]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: A report published by the Palestinian Detainees Committee on Sunday revealed that 17 Palestinian female detainees, held by Israel, are facing very harsh conditions, harassment … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers continue to storm Al Aqsa, more demolition orders
15th Dec 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers continue to storm Al Aqsa, more demolition orders

  [File photo]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli settlers again stormed Al Aqsa Mosque, this Sunday, guarded by Israeli “special forces”, Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports. According to a worshiper at the mosque, about 15 Israeli settlers stormed … Continued

Syria: UN envoy visits Syria for Aleppo truce talks as Kurds attack ISIS positions
15th Dec 2014

Syria: UN envoy visits Syria for Aleppo truce talks as Kurds attack ISIS positions

    A senior UN official arrived in Syria Saturday for talks on a plan to suspend fighting between government and rebel forces in the country’s second city Aleppo, as Kurdish forces and militants clash northeast the war-torn country. Ramzi … Continued

Egypt bars entry of former US diplomat as crackdown on dissent continues
15th Dec 2014

Egypt bars entry of former US diplomat as crackdown on dissent continues

  [Photo: Egyptians took to the streets in protest of a court decision sentencing 188 people to death in Giza, Egypt on December. Anadolu / Ahmed el-Hussini]   US scholar and former diplomat Michele Dunne, known for her staunch criticism … Continued

Australia: Police clear Martin Place after gunman holds hostages at Lindt Chocolat Cafe
15th Dec 2014

Australia: Police clear Martin Place after gunman holds hostages at Lindt Chocolat Cafe

    [A screenshot of tactical police as hostages leave the Lindt cafe. Photo: Channel Seven] By Megan Levy, Patrick Begley Five hostages have fled the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Martin Place, hours after a gunman first holed himself up … Continued

US: Former US VP Dick Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques
14th Dec 2014

US: Former US VP Dick Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques

    In a television interview, former US vice president Dick Cheney has defended CIA interrogation methods used after 9/11. He said he ‘would do it again in a minute.’ Appearing on the NBC Sunday ‘Meet the Press’ program, Cheney … Continued

Turkish police raid media outlets associated with Erdogan rival
14th Dec 2014

Turkish police raid media outlets associated with Erdogan rival

  [ Photo: Turkish journalists hold placards as they attend a protest for journalists in jails in Istanbul, Turkey, 05 November 2013 .EPA/SEDAT SUNA]   Turkish police have staged “anti-terrorism” raids on a TV broadcaster and a newspaper, detaining several … Continued

UN climate conferences agrees on draft deal
14th Dec 2014

UN climate conferences agrees on draft deal

Negotiators at UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, have approved a draft laying out the key points for a global climate pact set to be agreed in Paris next year. The agreement came in a marathon overtime session. Peru’s President … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 4 Palestinians in Jerusalem
14th Dec 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 4 Palestinians in Jerusalem

[File photo] IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Saturday evening, four Palestinians during clashes that took place in the at-Tour town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after dozens of soldiers invaded it. Two Palestinians kidnapped in northern West Bank. Media … Continued

Yemen: Five suspected al-Qa’ida members killed by security forces
14th Dec 2014

Yemen: Five suspected al-Qa’ida members killed by security forces

    Yemeni troops on Saturday shot dead five al-Qaeda suspects disguised as women who fired at a soldier during a checkpoint inspection of their Saudi-bound bus, officials said. Another suspect was wounded along with the driver in the shooting … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide attack against army bus wounds 14 in Kabul
13th Dec 2014

Afghanistan: Suicide attack against army bus wounds 14 in Kabul

KABUL, (Xinhua): A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a bus carrying army personnel in Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, injuring 14 people, a local television channel Tolo reported. “It is said that 14 persons were injured as a … Continued

Iraq: Over 54 killed in bombings, clashes with IS in Iraq
13th Dec 2014

Iraq: Over 54 killed in bombings, clashes with IS in Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): More than 54 people were killed in bomb attacks and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militant group across Iraq on Friday, security sources said. In Iraq’s northern central province of Salahudin, the security forces backed by Shiite militias and … Continued

Indonesia: Death toll of landslide rises to 17
13th Dec 2014

Indonesia: Death toll of landslide rises to 17

  JAKARTA, (Xinhua): Rescuers had found 17 corpses and suspended searching for the 91 missing persons after Friday’s landslides buried dozens houses in Banjarnegara district of Central Java due to heavy downpours, official said here Saturday. The natural disaster also … Continued

Pakistan: Six bullet-riddled bodies recovered from Nowshera
13th Dec 2014

Pakistan: Six bullet-riddled bodies recovered from Nowshera

    NOWSHEHRA, (The News): Six dead bodies bearing bullet wounds were recovered along the River Indus shore in Nowshera, Geo News reported Saturday.   According to SHO Nizampur Muhammad Saleem, the locals informed the police about the six dead … Continued

Pakistan: Five infants die in Larkana hospital due to lack of oxygen supply
13th Dec 2014

Pakistan: Five infants die in Larkana hospital due to lack of oxygen supply

  By Shahid Tufail   KARACHI, (Dawn): At least five infants died on Saturday in the Chandka Medical College Hospital children’s ward in Larkana due to lack of oxygen supply. Four infants were said to be new-born babies whereas one … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian seriously injured near Bethlehem
13th Dec 2014

Palestine: Palestinian seriously injured near Bethlehem

  [Archive photo of Israeli settlers]   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man from Nahhalin town, near Bethlehem, was shot and seriously injured by Israeli settler fire, after soldiers alleged that he “sprayed an Israeli … Continued

Palestine: Three Palestinians injured by Israeli forces near Hebron
13th Dec 2014

Palestine: Three Palestinians injured by Israeli forces near Hebron

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported that at least three residents have been injured, with many others suffering the effects of tear gas inhalation, during clashes which took place on Friday evening, as Israeli soldiers … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian injured by live fire in Hebron
13th Dec 2014

Palestine: Palestinian injured by live fire in Hebron

  [Image By Maan News]   IMEMC & Agencies: One Palestinian has been shot and injured, by an Israeli live round, during clashes that took place south of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, medical … Continued

US: CIA cites Israeli model to justify torture
13th Dec 2014

US: CIA cites Israeli model to justify torture

[Cartoon by www.marxist.com] Ali Haydar (Al Akhbar): This is no joke. The United States relied on Israeli precedents and Tel Aviv’s violation of human rights to justify the torture of detainees by its own intelligence agencies, as was revealed in … Continued

Oman arrests human rights activist
13th Dec 2014

Oman arrests human rights activist

  [Human Rights activist Saed Jadad arrested]   Omani authorities have arrested a human rights defender who led protests in the sultanate in 2011, a regional rights group said Friday. Security forces arrested Saed Jadad Wednesday at his home in … Continued

US: World reacts to CIA torture report with anger, apathy
13th Dec 2014

US: World reacts to CIA torture report with anger, apathy

    A scathing US Senate report on the CIA’s torture of detainees as part of the so-called “War on Terror” spurred condemnation from US allies and enemies alike, and was seen by many as proof of American hypocrisy. The … Continued

Palestine: Two Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces near Hebron
12th Dec 2014

Palestine: Two Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces near Hebron

    [File photo: Still Image From ISM Video, Hebron]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, broke into … Continued

Palestine: 19 Palestinians injured by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah
12th Dec 2014

Palestine: 19 Palestinians injured by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah

  By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported that at 19 residents have been injured, on Thursday evening, while dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, during clashes that took place in the al-Biereh … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian home invaded, 2 youths arrested by Israeli soldiers
12th Dec 2014

Palestine: Palestinian home invaded, 2 youths arrested by Israeli soldiers

    IMEMC News & Agencies: At 3 am, on the 8th of December in Azzun whilst the Radwan family slept, dozens of Israeli soldiers surrounded their house and broke in. They damaged the door as they entered, sweeping through … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 11 Palestinians in W Bank, Jerusalem
12th Dec 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 11 Palestinians in W Bank, Jerusalem

  [Image Radio Bethlehem 2000]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday morning, eleven Palestinians, including two children, from different parts of the West Bank, including five in occupied East Jerusalem. Several Palestinians injured near Jenin. Local sources … Continued

Italy: Nationwide anti-reform strikes hit Italy’s public services
12th Dec 2014

Italy: Nationwide anti-reform strikes hit Italy’s public services

(AFP, AP, dpa) Thousands of Italian workers are set to strike against labor market reforms. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said he will not back down on plans which would make it easier to hire and fire workers. More than … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens killed in twin explosions in Jos
12th Dec 2014

Nigeria: Dozens killed in twin explosions in Jos

  [File Photo: Bombing in Jos in May 2014]   More than 30 people have been killed in two blasts which rocked the city of Jos in central Nigeria. Authorities believe that the attacks may be the work of the … Continued

Palestine: Autopsy shows Palestinian minister was beaten
12th Dec 2014

Palestine: Autopsy shows Palestinian minister was beaten

  [Ziad Abu Ein is grabbed by the throat by an Israeli soldier. Minutes later he was dead. Picture credit: Screengrab from Sky News Arabia via Twitter]   An autopsy on a Palestinian minister who died in the occupied West … Continued

Egypt jails minister for 10 years for helping broadcast of pro-Mursi protests
12th Dec 2014

Egypt jails minister for 10 years for helping broadcast of pro-Mursi protests

    An Egyptian court sentenced Thursday a former minister to 10 years in jail for offering state television equipment to a satellite channel broadcasting demonstrations backing ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi. Salah Abdel Maqsud (pictured above), who was tried … Continued

Afghanistan: Taliban suicide attack in Kabul kills 6, wounds 11
11th Dec 2014

Afghanistan: Taliban suicide attack in Kabul kills 6, wounds 11

    KABUL, (Xinhua): More than a dozen Afghan army personnel were killed and injured as a suicide bomber targeted a bus of national army in Kabul on Thursday, officials confirmed. “A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a … Continued

Hong Kong police clear tents, threaten to arrest Admiralty protesters
11th Dec 2014

Hong Kong police clear tents, threaten to arrest Admiralty protesters

  Police have begun removing tents after a deadline to leave the Admiralty district expired. Authorities had threatened that protesters would be arrested if they did not quit the area. Police on Thursday moved in on the Admiralty protest site … Continued

Palestine: Schoolchildren, teachers, suffer effects of teargas inhalation
11th Dec 2014

Palestine: Schoolchildren, teachers, suffer effects of teargas inhalation

  [Photo: Ra’ouf Snober, 14, Injured Near Ramallah – Quds News]   IMEMC & Agencies: Medical sources have reported that scores of children, and teachers, suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in southern Hebron city, in the southern part of … Continued

Palestine: Contd Israeli settler assaults in W Bank & Jerusalem
11th Dec 2014

Palestine: Contd Israeli settler assaults in W Bank & Jerusalem

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli settlers continued to launch attacks against Palestinians and their property across the West Bank and Jerusalem, on Wednesday, according to local sources. WAFA correspondence reports that Israeli settlers attacked a number of Palestinian … Continued

Palestine: Isralei army kidnaps 9 Palestinians in Hebron & Bethlehem
11th Dec 2014

Palestine: Isralei army kidnaps 9 Palestinians in Hebron & Bethlehem

  By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, a number of communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and kidnapped nine Palestinians. The … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 12 Palestinians in Jerusalem
11th Dec 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 12 Palestinians in Jerusalem

    IMEMC & Agencies: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded various neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped twelve Palestinians, including one woman, after breaking into their homes and searching them. Local sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army confiscates Palestinian lands in Ramallah
11th Dec 2014

Palestine: Israeli army confiscates Palestinian lands in Ramallah

    IMEMC & Agencies: In what seems to be an attempt to nullify a ruling by the Israeli High Court, allowing the Palestinians to use bypass road #443, Israel decided to illegally expropriate 321 Dunams of Palestinian lands, west … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settler invasions at Al Aqsa Mosque continue
11th Dec 2014

Palestine: Israeli settler invasions at Al Aqsa Mosque continue

  [Archive photo]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Dozens of Israeli settlers, Tuesday morning, again stormed al-Aqsa mosque compound under the protection of Israeli special forces and soldiers. Media official at the Al Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage, Firas … Continued

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer arrested in Tehran
11th Dec 2014

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer arrested in Tehran

    Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested on Wednesday on unknown charges, her husband said, weeks after she was barred from practicing for three years. The couple’s car was surrounded by intelligence agents on a highway … Continued

Iraq: Car bomb kills 9 in Tikrit as millions of Muslim pilgrims head to Karbala
11th Dec 2014

Iraq: Car bomb kills 9 in Tikrit as millions of Muslim pilgrims head to Karbala

    [Archive photo: Tikirit car bombing, November 2, 2013]   A suicide car bomb killed nine pro-government fighters in an attack near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday. The attack comes in the light of an announcement by … Continued

Palestinian minister killed by Israeli forces in West Bank on Human Rights Day
11th Dec 2014

Palestinian minister killed by Israeli forces in West Bank on Human Rights Day

  [Photo: Body of Ziad Abu Ein killed by Israeli soldiers]   A senior Palestinian Authority official died Wednesday after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the occupied West Bank, medical and security sources told AFP. … Continued

Abu Ali al-Shishani: From pastry chef to ‘Islamic State’ emir
11th Dec 2014

Abu Ali al-Shishani: From pastry chef to ‘Islamic State’ emir

  [Photo: Anas Sharkas, aka Abu Ali al-Shishani. Al-Akhbar/Radwan Mortada] By Radwan Mortada   (Al Akhbar): Anas Sharkas, aka Abu Ali al-Shishani, lost it as soon as he heard the news of the arrest of his 22-year-old wife Ola al-Oqaili. … Continued

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