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Iraq: Kurds break Mount Sinjar siege against ‘Islamic State,’ free Yazidis
19th Dec 2014

Iraq: Kurds break Mount Sinjar siege against ‘Islamic State,’ free Yazidis

  It has been deemed ‘the most successful’ offensive to date against the “Islamic State.” Kurdish forces announced Thursday they have broken the siege on Mount Sinjar and recaptured territory in a two-day assault. Kurdish forces, pressing deep into “Islamic … Continued

Yemen: Ansar al-Sharia claims responsibility for twin car bombs
19th Dec 2014

Yemen: Ansar al-Sharia claims responsibility for twin car bombs

    Twin car bomb attacks by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Sharia group in Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah targeting Houthi militiamen left dozens of people dead and wounded on Thursday, a security official said. “The two explosions were the … Continued

Tunisia: ISIS-linked group claims 2013 murders of secular Tunisian politicians
19th Dec 2014

Tunisia: ISIS-linked group claims 2013 murders of secular Tunisian politicians

      Jihadists who have since joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group claimed the 2013 murders of two secular politicians (pictured above) that plunged Tunisia into crisis, warning of more killings just days before a presidential … Continued

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iraq: ISIS executes 13 Iraqi tribesmen
8th Dec 2014

Iraq: ISIS executes 13 Iraqi tribesmen

[ISIS executes tribe members. Archive photo] Anadolu, AFP, Al-Akhbar:The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executed at least 13 members of an Iraqi tribe in Anbar’s Ramadi district, a tribal leader said on Sunday. Naim al-Keud, one of the … Continued

Syria: ISIS seizes eastern Syria air base
7th Dec 2014

Syria: ISIS seizes eastern Syria air base

    Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group seized part of the key government air base in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria in fierce fighting on Saturday, a monitoring group said. “(ISIS) mounted a dawn … Continued

Lebanon: Nusra Front claims to have executed Lebanese policeman
7th Dec 2014

Lebanon: Nusra Front claims to have executed Lebanese policeman

    Anger erupted in eastern Lebanon early Saturday after Al Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadist group al-Nusra Front said it had killed a captured Lebanese policeman to avenge the arrest of Islamic militants’ wives and children. Families of Lebanese soldiers held … Continued

Iraq: Wave of bombings leaves 38 dead in Kirkuk & Baghdad
6th Dec 2014

Iraq: Wave of bombings leaves 38 dead in Kirkuk & Baghdad

  [Archive photo]   Five separate bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed 38 people and wounded dozen others on Thursday, police and medical sources said. Meanwhile, the US House of Representatives adopted … Continued

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