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Pakistan: 22 killed in Baghdad suicide bomb attack at Shi’a Muslim mosque
20th Oct 2014

Pakistan: 22 killed in Baghdad suicide bomb attack at Shi’a Muslim mosque

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Twenty-two people were killed and 25 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack targeting a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Sunday evening, a police source said. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive … Continued

Syria: US airdrops weapons to Kurds defending Kobani from ‘IS’
20th Oct 2014

Syria: US airdrops weapons to Kurds defending Kobani from ‘IS’

    [Photo: Kobani being bombed by ISIS]   The US has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the city of Kobani from the “Islamic State.” The move could anger NATO ally Turkey, which opposes arming … Continued

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer barred from practicing law for three years
20th Oct 2014

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer barred from practicing law for three years

    Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practicing for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week. Sotoudeh was released from jail last year when … Continued

Yemen: Death toll in clashes rises to 20
18th Oct 2014

Yemen: Death toll in clashes rises to 20

    Clashes between al-Qaeda militants and Houthi rebels advancing into the mainly southwestern province of Ibb killed 20 people Friday, local government officials said. Twelve rebels and eight al-Qaeda militants were killed in the fighting for control of the … Continued

Turkey will not allow citizens to fight in Kobani
17th Oct 2014

Turkey will not allow citizens to fight in Kobani

    [Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (R) and Interior Minister Efkan Ala (L) speak during a press conference at the Interior Ministry in Ankara, Oct. 15. AA Photo]   Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey … Continued

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98
17th Oct 2014

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98

    Four car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, and a mortar attack killed at least 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours in Baghdad Thursday, police and medical sources said. Two car bombs near … Continued

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence
17th Oct 2014

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence

    [Protesters hold pictures of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a rally at Qatif, against Sheikh Nimr's execution] By: Mariam Abdallah   No one knows or can predict the possible repercussions of the death sentence passed against Saudi cleric Nimr al-Nimr, … Continued

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets
16th Oct 2014

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets

  The US military says multiple airstrikes have been carried out on “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Syria and Iraq. Activists say “small advances” have been made by Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani. The US military’s Central … Continued

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested
16th Oct 2014

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested

    Bahraini authorities have ordered pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to be detained for questioning for seven days after a judge accused her of insulting King Hamad by tearing up his picture, her lawyer said on Wednesday. Zainab, who is … Continued

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death
16th Oct 2014

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death

      A Saudi judge on Wednesday sentenced to death an outspoken Shia cleric who has called for greater rights for Saudi minorities, the cleric’s brother Mohamed al-Nimr, said on his Twitter account. The family of al-Nimr have said … Continued

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS
15th Oct 2014

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS

    United States President Barack Obama has attempted to rally allied commanders around his strategy to defeat “Islamic State” jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Current US-led air raids have been stepped up in northern Syria. Coalition jets on Tuesday … Continued

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks
15th Oct 2014

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks

    A suicide car bomb killed at least 18 people and wounded 51 others at a checkpoint entrance to the neighborhood of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police official and a medical official said. The blast happened … Continued

Iran: Khamenei said America, Zionism, and Britain created ISIS
14th Oct 2014

Iran: Khamenei said America, Zionism, and Britain created ISIS

      Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the “wicked” British government for creating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in his first speech since undergoing prostate surgery last month. … Continued

France: ‘Roads of Damascus': How Elysee manipulated chemical weapons reports
14th Oct 2014

France: ‘Roads of Damascus': How Elysee manipulated chemical weapons reports

  [Photo: Former French President Sarkozy and Syrian President Assad in Paris] By: Sabah Ayoub   Scandals mentioned in the French book Les Chemins de Damas (The Roads of Damascus) published a few days ago have begun to unfold, revealing … Continued

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill at least 38 across Iraq
13th Oct 2014

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill at least 38 across Iraq

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): A total of 38 people, including two senior police officers, were killed and some 141 others wounded in separate bomb attacks across Iraq on Sunday, security sources said. The deadliest attack occurred before noon in Iraq’s eastern … Continued

Iraq: Bombs rock Baghdad, executions grip Mosul
12th Oct 2014

Iraq: Bombs rock Baghdad, executions grip Mosul

  Car bombs have killed at least 35 people in Shiite parts of Baghdad and on its outskirts. The US military says it has dropped supplies to Iraqi troops in northern Iraq and made airstrikes against “Islamic State” units. An … Continued

Yemen: Roadside bomb kills two soldiers in southeastern Yemen
12th Oct 2014

Yemen: Roadside bomb kills two soldiers in southeastern Yemen

    Two Yemeni soldiers were killed on Saturday when a roadside bomb exploded in the restive southeastern province of Hadramawt, a military source, said blaming Al-Qaeda for the attack. At least three other soldiers were wounded in the bombing … Continued

Turkey: Death toll in Turkey climbs to 37
11th Oct 2014

Turkey: Death toll in Turkey climbs to 37

        [Photo: Police used tear gas and water cannon in Ankara to disperse demonstrators protesting against attacks launched by Islamic State]   Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): Interior Minister Efkan Ala counts the cost of Turkey’s recent unrests, revealing 351 … Continued

Iraq: Nine people executed by ISIS in northern Iraq
11th Oct 2014

Iraq: Nine people executed by ISIS in northern Iraq

  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters executed nine people on Friday in two northern Iraqi towns on suspicion of ties to anti-jihadist grassroots organizations, security sources and witnesses said. In the town of Al-Zab, 90 kilometers west … Continued

Iraq: 10 killed in suicide bombing in Baquba
10th Oct 2014

Iraq: 10 killed in suicide bombing in Baquba

    A suicide car bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the Iraqi city of Baquba Thursday killed at least 10 people and wounded 11, security and medical sources said. “At least 10 people, including seven policemen, were killed … Continued

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