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Anger in Iraq after suicide attack on marketplace kills 115

Anger in Iraq after suicide attack on marketplace kills 115

An attack by the Islamic State group on a crowded marketplace in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province has killed 115 people, including women and children, in one of the deadliest single attacks in the country in the past decade. The mostly-Shiite victims were gathered to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which […]

July 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
10 killed as gunmen storm 2 hotels in Somali capital

10 killed as gunmen storm 2 hotels in Somali capital

Jul 10, – At least 10 people were killed as gunmen stormed two hotels in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Somali police officials said Friday. Suspected Islamic militants entered the Siyad hotel, which is located opposite the presidential palace, as well as the Weheliye hotel on Makka Almukkaramah Road, as hotel residents were starting to […]

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19 ISIS fighters killed in failed attack on Syria Alawite town

19 ISIS fighters killed in failed attack on Syria Alawite town

Jun 25, – At least 19 Islamic State group fighters were killed on Wednesday in a failed attack on an Alawite village in the central Syrian province of Homs, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three pro-regime militants were also killed repelling the attack on the village of Jub al-Jarah. The […]

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Taliban launch brazen attack on Afghan parliament, seize second district in north

Taliban launch brazen attack on Afghan parliament, seize second district in north

Jun 22, – A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday, wounding at least 19 people and sending a plume of black smoke across Kabul, as a second district in two days fell to the Islamist group in the north. The attack on the symbolic centre of power, one of […]

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14 dead, hundreds of zoo animals wiped out in Georgia floods

14 dead, hundreds of zoo animals wiped out in Georgia floods

Jun 16, – Nine people were missing in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi on Monday, a day after freak floods killed 14 people and swept away zoo animals, some of which were shot after being found prowling the streets. The death toll from the worst floods to hit Tbilisi in decades climbed to 14 after rescuers found […]

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No exit: For female ISIS jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

No exit: For female ISIS jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

May 28, – When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad – they were going to a place of no return. Only two of the approximately […]

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Humanitarian fears grow as Saudi airstrikes, street clashes rock Yemen

Humanitarian fears grow as Saudi airstrikes, street clashes rock Yemen

Apr 13, – Aid agencies warned Monday of a growing humanitarian crisis including food shortages in Yemen as Saudi-led warplanes hit rebel positions for a third week and rival forces clashed. In Riyadh, Yemen’s Prime Minister Khaled Bahah was sworn in as vice president at the country’s embassy in front of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour […]

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Islamic State releases more than 200 captive Yazidis in Iraq

Islamic State releases more than 200 captive Yazidis in Iraq

Apr 08, – More than 200 elderly and infirm Yazidis were freed on Wednesday by Islamic State militants who had been holding them captive since overruning their villages in northwestern Iraq last summer. A Reuters reporter saw the group of 216 people, which included two Christians, handed over to Kurdish forces near the city of […]

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Denmark: Charlie Hebdo-style attack in Copenhagen kills one and injures three

Denmark: Charlie Hebdo-style attack in Copenhagen kills one and injures three

Feb 14, – Gunmen fired on a cafe in Copenhagen as it hosted a free speech event Saturday, killing one man in a likely terror attack, Danish authorities said. The event was organized by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has faced numerous threats after caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad. Danish police said the gunmen shot through […]

February 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Iraq: Multiple Baghdad bombings kill 37, wound 86

Iraq: Multiple Baghdad bombings kill 37, wound 86

Feb 07, – A series of bombings in the Iraqi capital Saturday killed more than three dozen people hours before the city’s longtime curfew was set to come to an end. The deadliest attack happened in the New Baghdad section of the city. Police officials said a suicide bomber targeted a street filled with hardware […]

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