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Somalia- 11 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

Somalia- 11 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

A car bomb blast near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital on Saturday, killing at least 11 people and injuring 16 others, a police official said. The attack targeted a police station in Mogadishu’s Waberi neighborhood while President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud had been visiting a university, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein. […]

November 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
53 killed in bomb attack at hospital in Pakistan

53 killed in bomb attack at hospital in Pakistan

Aug 08, – The blast took place shortly after the body of a prominent lawyer killed in a shooting attack earlier in the day was brought to the hospital, said senior police official Zahoor Ahmed Afridi, though it was unclear if the two events were in any way connected. A powerful bomb went off on […]

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Prominent al-Qaida figure killed in US drone strike in Syria

Prominent al-Qaida figure killed in US drone strike in Syria

Apr 08, – The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Rifai Ahmad Taha was killed in a strike Tuesday in the northwestern Idlib province. A senior Egyptian al-Qaida figure fighting in Syria was killed in a U.S. drone strike this week, the latest to be killed in such attacks in Syria, a Syrian opposition […]

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Al-Qaida-linked forces capture town of Fallujah in Iraq

Al-Qaida-linked forces capture town of Fallujah in Iraq

Jan 04, –  A rejuvenated al-Qaida-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago. The capture of Fallujah came amid […]

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AP NewsBreak: Yemen says Saudis behind attack

AP NewsBreak: Yemen says Saudis behind attack

Dec 07, – The attack – the deadliest in Sanaa since May 2012 – marked an escalation in the terror network’s battle to undermine the U.S.-allied government and destabilize the impoverished Arab nation despite the drone strikes and a series of U.S.-backed military offensive against it. U.S. forces also have been training and arming Yemeni […]

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Attacks in Iraq around religious ritual kill 22

Attacks in Iraq around religious ritual kill 22

Nov 13, – The deadliest among Wednesday’s attacks was the one targeting a group of Shiites marking Ashoura in the eastern city of Baqouba, a former al-Qaida stronghold, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad. That attack killed eight people, including two children, and wounded 35, a police officer said. Attacks across Iraq targeting security […]

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2 French journalists killed in Mali

2 French journalists killed in Mali

Nov 03, – Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon of Radio France Internationale were grabbed Saturday in the city of Kidal by armed men in a 4×4 just after finishing an interview with the acting head of the rebel National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad, or NMLA, officials said. Their bodies were dumped a […]

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In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

Nov 02, – Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times. The statue is 12.3 meters (40 feet) tall and stands on a base that brings its height to 32 meters (105 feet), organizers of the project estimate. In the midst of a […]

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US drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

Nov 02, – Mehsud, who was on U.S. most-wanted terrorist lists with a $5 million bounty, is believed to have been behind a deadly suicide attack at a CIA base in Afghanistan, a failed car bombing in New York’s Times Square and other brazen assaults in Pakistan that killed thousands of civilians and security forces. […]

November 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Oct 22, – Bolstered by infighting among Syrian opposition groups — including some linked to al-Qaida that have jeopardized foreign aid — U.S. officials say Assad has a stronger grasp on power now than he did just months ago, when the U.S. and Russia called for a new round of talks to settle the 2 […]

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