Yemen: 140 Shia Muslims killed in mosque bombings
21st Mar 2015

Yemen: 140 Shia Muslims killed in mosque bombings

  There are reports of up to 142 people having been killed in twin suicide bombings at mosques in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Friday. An unverified claim of responsibility has been made by extremist group Islamic State. Authorities say at … Continued

CAR: Almost all mosques destroyed by Christians
20th Mar 2015

CAR: Almost all mosques destroyed by Christians

  [Christians demolishing mosque]   By CARA ANNA   UNITED NATIONS (AP): Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic have been destroyed by months of vicious fighting between Christians and Muslims, the U.S. ambassador to the … Continued

Nigeria: Several killed in Boko Haram attack
20th Mar 2015

Nigeria: Several killed in Boko Haram attack

  Islamist militants have killed several people in an attack in northeast Nigeria. The extremists also slaughtered dozens of women in a nearby village to prevent them from being caught by ‘infidels.’ Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 10 … Continued

Tunisia: Gunmen kill 19 injure 42 in museum
19th Mar 2015

Tunisia: Gunmen kill 19 injure 42 in museum

  Tunisian President Bejki Caid Essebsi has vowed to “exterminate” perpetrators of a gun attack that killed at least 19 people, mostly tourists, outside a museum. Security forces are hunting at least two men who fled. In a statement to … Continued

Pakistan: Children among 3 killed in Swat explosion
17th Mar 2015

Pakistan: Children among 3 killed in Swat explosion

  By Ali Akbar   Peshawar, (Dawn): A bomb planted in a toy exploded in Swat district on Tuesday, killing two children and their father while injuring three others. According to police, the explosion took place in the Bashigram area … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram ousted from key cities
17th Mar 2015

Nigeria: Boko Haram ousted from key cities

  [Photo: Nigeria troops posing with a flag of Boko Haram after dismantling terrorists from their camp on Feb 26]    Nigeria’s army has said its troops have ousted Islamist group Boko Haram from the northeastern state of Yobe. The military … Continued

15th Mar 2015

Pakistan: 14 killed, 70 injured as blasts target Lahore churches

    LAHORE, (The News): Twin blasts targeted the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church during Sunday mass in Youhanabad area of the provincial capital, killing 14 people including two policemen and injuring at least 70 others.   According to … Continued

Iraq: IS using ‘weaponised’ chlorine
15th Mar 2015

Iraq: IS using ‘weaponised’ chlorine

  Iraq’s Kurdish authorities say they have evidence “Islamic State” has used chlorine gas as a weapon against Kurdish fighters. The accusation comes as Iraqi soldiers attempt to drive the militants out of Tikrit. The Security Council of the semi-autonomous … Continued

Iraq: ‘Islamic State’ prepares for last stand in Tikrit
13th Mar 2015

Iraq: ‘Islamic State’ prepares for last stand in Tikrit

  Members of the militant group “Islamic State” in Tikrit are preparing to stage their last stand, as Iraqi forces and Shiite militia tighten their grip on the city. The Islamist group has played down their losses. Iraqi forces were … Continued

Pakistan: Attack near security check-post in Peshawar kills two
12th Mar 2015

Pakistan: Attack near security check-post in Peshawar kills two

    PESHAWAR, (The News): At least two people including a militant were killed early Thursday morning when terrorists attacked a security check-post near Gora Qabristan area in Peshawar.   At least seven other people, including a soldier, were also … Continued

Nigeria, Chad, Niger report success against Boko Haram
12th Mar 2015

Nigeria, Chad, Niger report success against Boko Haram

  Nigeria has reportedly recaptured 36 towns from Boko Haram. The successes come after the start of a four-nation military offensive with Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Nigerian national security spokesman Mike Omeri said four Boko Haram-controlled towns had fallen since … Continued

Iraq: Soldiers push siege of Tikrit amid fierce resistance from IS
11th Mar 2015

Iraq: Soldiers push siege of Tikrit amid fierce resistance from IS

    [Photo: Iraqi forces firing at Alam district of Tikrit]   TIKRIT, (Xinhua): Iraqi security forces continued their offensive on Tuesday to free the city of Tikrit, but were slowed by fierce clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants … Continued

Egypt: Suicide car bomb kills 2, wounds 33 in Sinai
10th Mar 2015

Egypt: Suicide car bomb kills 2, wounds 33 in Sinai

[File photo]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): A suicide car bomb on Tuesday targeting a police camp in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula killed two civilians and wounded at least 33 people, including 30 policemen, an official security source told Xinhua. The attack … Continued

Syria: US-led alliance strike oil refinery, killing 30 IS terrorists
9th Mar 2015

Syria: US-led alliance strike oil refinery, killing 30 IS terrorists

  DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): The US-led anti-terror coalition on Sunday evening struck an oil refinery under the control of the Islamic State (IS) militants in a border Syrian town near Turkey, killing 30 IS militants, a monitoring group tracking the Syrian … Continued

Nigeria: 54 killed in multiple suicide bombings
8th Mar 2015

Nigeria: 54 killed in multiple suicide bombings

    [File photo of Boko Haram]   LAGOS, (Xinhua): Nigerian police have confirmed that 54 persons have been killed on Saturday and 146 others injured in five different bomb explosions detonated by suicide bombers, mostly females, in the northeast … Continued

Afghanistan: 6 killed in Kabul mosque attack
8th Mar 2015

Afghanistan: 6 killed in Kabul mosque attack

  KABUL, (Xinhua): At least six people were killed and five others wounded when two gunmen attacked a monastery in Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday, police said. “Two men armed with silence handguns opened fire on worshipers in Bahadur … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ‘Islamic State’
8th Mar 2015

Nigeria: Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ‘Islamic State’

[Photo: Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau] Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram has sworn allegiance to the “Islamic State” (IS). The group is the latest in a string of militant organizations to lend their support to the terrorist group. In … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 9 in latest attack
7th Mar 2015

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 9 in latest attack

[File photo]   ABUJA, (Xinhua): Boko Haram fighters killed at least nine people in a latest attack in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, a police source told Xinhua on Friday. Throats of the nine people were slit by the terror … Continued

Nigerian ‘teenagers, elderly’ among scores killed by Boko Haram
6th Mar 2015

Nigerian ‘teenagers, elderly’ among scores killed by Boko Haram

  Gunmen have attacked the remote village of Njaba in northeast Nigeria, killing scores of residents, including many teenagers. Survivors and military sources have blamed Boko Haram insurgents. Survivors said as many as 68 people were killed in the dawn … Continued

Iraq: IS torches oil wells as Iraqi army pushes to Mosul
6th Mar 2015

Iraq: IS torches oil wells as Iraqi army pushes to Mosul

      Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have set fire to Iraqi oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the … Continued


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