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Lebanon: ISIS wants 15 prisoners for each Lebanese prisoner, “a couple million” dollars
9th Sep 2014

Lebanon: ISIS wants 15 prisoners for each Lebanese prisoner, “a couple million” dollars

    [Family of Lebanese soldiers captured by ISIS demonstrating for their release]   Jihadi militants holding 27 Lebanese soldiers and police captive on the Syrian border have upped demands for their release, a source familiar with negotiations told Al-Akhbar. … Continued

Lebanon: ISIS allegedly beheads second Lebanese soldier
6th Sep 2014

Lebanon: ISIS allegedly beheads second Lebanese soldier

    [Thousands of angry mourners at funeral of Lebanese soldier beheaded by ISIS]     The Lebanese army is investigating photographs purportedly showing a second soldier who had been beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a military … Continued

Al Qa’ida’s Zawahri announces new Asia wing
4th Sep 2014

Al Qa’ida’s Zawahri announces new Asia wing

  Al Qaeda has launched a wing aimed at expanding operations into India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. It also delivered a snub to the “Islamic State” group, which itself is reported to be distributing pamphlets in Pakistan. Al Qaeda leader Ayman … Continued

UK: British PM Cameron announces new anti-terrorism measures
2nd Sep 2014

UK: British PM Cameron announces new anti-terrorism measures

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined a new plan to tighten anti-terror measures in the UK. It includes giving police temporary power to seize passports of suspected Iraq and Syria-bound Islamist fighters. Addressing the House of Commons … Continued

UK raises terror threat level
30th Aug 2014

UK raises terror threat level

  British authorities have increased the perceived threat of a terror attack in the UK to “severe,” the second-highest available level. Prime Minister David Cameron attributed the change to developments in Iraq and Syria. Home Secretary Theresa May first announced … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills eight people in North Waziristan
19th Jul 2014

Pakistan: US drone strike kills eight people in North Waziristan

Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least eight suspected militants were killed in a drone strike in Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region early Saturday. Intelligence sources said that around 3am, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fired two missiles … Continued

Pakistan:18 suspected militants killed in North Waziristan US drone attack
16th Jul 2014

Pakistan:18 suspected militants killed in North Waziristan US drone attack

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least 18 suspected militants were killed on Wednesday in a US drone attack in the North Waziristan tribal region’s Dattakhel area. Intelligence sources said the drone fired missiles on a … Continued

US: Security tightened on electronics for US-bound flights
7th Jul 2014

US: Security tightened on electronics for US-bound flights

  The US Transportation Security Administration has said it will not allow powerless cell phones or electronic devices on US-bound flights. Officials are concerned the devices could be used as a bomb.   US-bound travelers from Europe and the Middle … Continued

Nigeria: Bombing in northeastern Nigeria leaves 10 dead
29th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Bombing in northeastern Nigeria leaves 10 dead

  Police in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi say they are searching for the reason for a deadly blast overnight. The explosion wracked a local brothel. No claim of responsibility has yet been made. An explosion in the Nigerian … Continued

Nigeria: Deadly shopping mall explosion kills dozens
26th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Deadly shopping mall explosion kills dozens

Dozens are feared dead in an apparent bombing at a shopping center in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out the attack.   The huge explosion tore … Continued

Lebanon: Suicide bomber detonates self inside Beirut hotel, one killed
26th Jun 2014

Lebanon: Suicide bomber detonates self inside Beirut hotel, one killed

    [Firefighters put out flames after a suicide bomber ignited himself on the third floor of the Duroy Hotel in Beirut  (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)]   A suicide bomber blew himself up as security forces raided his hotel room in … Continued

Battle of social media between ISIS and #NO2ISIS campaign goes viral
25th Jun 2014

Battle of social media between ISIS and #NO2ISIS campaign goes viral

Sara Asaria, London (The Muslim News) A propaganda war is escalating across the social media between members of the ISIS and a growing number of its opponents, who are publicly countering the terrorist organization through a successful #NO2ISIS campaign. ISIS, … Continued

Lebanon: France confirms citizen arrested in Beirut hotel raid
25th Jun 2014

Lebanon: France confirms citizen arrested in Beirut hotel raid

    France confirmed Tuesday one of its nationals had been arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of planning an attack. Lebanese security forces on Friday detained 17 people in two hotels in Beirut following a tip-off that attacks by a … Continued

Lebanon: Car bomb kills one at checkpoint in southern Beirut
24th Jun 2014

Lebanon: Car bomb kills one at checkpoint in southern Beirut

    [Photo: Car bomb in the southern Beirut suburb of Tayouneh]   A car bomb shook southern Beirut on Monday night, residents said. Initial reports by Al-Jadeed said that the explosion was caused by a car bomb at a … Continued

Lebanon: Suicide bomber kills policeman at East Lebanon checkpoint
21st Jun 2014

Lebanon: Suicide bomber kills policeman at East Lebanon checkpoint

  [Photo: Security forces secure the site of a suicide blast in East Lebanon (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar)]   A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police checkpoint in eastern Lebanon Friday, killing one policeman and injuring over 30 … Continued

Pakistan: US drones kill four in North Waziristan
18th Jun 2014

Pakistan: US drones kill four in North Waziristan

  PESHAWAR, (The News): US drones targeted a compound and a vehicle in Danday Darpa Khel  in North Waziristan early Wednesday morning.   Sources add, as many as four people were killed in the strike in the suburbs of Miranshah, … Continued

Kenya: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack which killed 48
17th Jun 2014

Kenya: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack which killed 48

      Al-Shabab militants have claimed responsibility for the attack on a Kenyan coastal city popular with tourists. Al-Qaeda’s Somali affiliate declared Kenya a warzone and warned tourists against visiting the country. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility on Monday for the  … Continued

Iraq: Hundreds killed in Iraq, US urges al-Maliki to do more to fight sectarian violence
14th Jun 2014

Iraq: Hundreds killed in Iraq, US urges al-Maliki to do more to fight sectarian violence

The UN’s Human Rights Office warns of “acute vulnerability” for civilians in Iraq as hundreds have reportedly died. The US has called on Iraq’s prime minister to do more to fight sectarian violence.   “Reports suggest the number of people … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strikes kill 16 in N Waziristan in 24 hours
12th Jun 2014

Pakistan: US drone strikes kill 16 in N Waziristan in 24 hours

MIRANSHAH, (The News): At least 10 people were killed in a second drone strike in North Waziristan during last 24 hours that has increased the toll to 16, Geo News reported on Thursday.   Sources said the drone targeted a … Continued

Pakistan: 23 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims killed in Balochistan
9th Jun 2014

Pakistan: 23 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims killed in Balochistan

  [Photo: previous attack in Balochistan killing Shi'a Muslim pilgrims]   At least 23 Shia pilgrims returning from Iran were killed when militants attacked their buses in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, officials said. The attack took place on Sunday when … Continued

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