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10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

10 Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula. The military said the clashes broke out when soldiers raided “an extremely dangerous” jihadist hideout. It said soldiers found a cache of explosives and bombs ready for use as well as grenades and ammunition. […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bomb blast in Pakistan park kills 44, wounds 91

Bomb blast in Pakistan park kills 44, wounds 91

Mar 27, – A health official says that 44 people have been killed and 91 wounded in a blast in a park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. The Latest on the bombing of a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore (all times local): 9.00 p.m. Salman Rafiq, an adviser to the chief […]

March 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Shi’ites- U.S.

Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Shi’ites- U.S.

Mar 17, – “The fact is that Daesh kills Christians because they are Christians. Yazidis because they are Yazidis. Shi’ites because they are Shi’ites,” Kerry said, referring to the group by an Arabic acronym, and accusing it of crimes against humanity and of ethnic cleansing. The Islamic State militant group has committed genocide against minority […]

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Islamic State execute 30 Ethiopians by firing squad and beheading

Islamic State execute 30 Ethiopians by firing squad and beheading

Apr 20, – Militants refer to the Christians as crusaders in the video and tell the camera they are out to kill muslims. The video shows around 15 men being beheaded on a beach and another 15 being shot in the head in scrubland. Men in both groups are referred to in the subtitle – […]

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16 dead in fighting in C. African Republic capital

16 dead in fighting in C. African Republic capital

Dec 05, – Heavy gunfire erupted in the capital of the Central African Republic on Thursday and at least 16 people were killed and dozens of civilians wounded. The United Nations planned to authorize within hours an intervention force into the near anarchic and impoverished nation. Thursday’s fighting was between the mostly Muslim fighters who […]

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Pope prays for 12 nuns abducted in Syria by rebels

Pope prays for 12 nuns abducted in Syria by rebels

Dec 04, – Francis didn’t call for their release but appealed for prayers from the crowd at the end of his general audience in St. Peter’s Square. “I invite everyone to pray for the sisters of the Greek Orthodox monastery of Santa Takla in Maaloula, Syria, who were taken by force by armed men two […]

December 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

Nov 04, – Egypt’s deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was brought Monday from the secret location of his four-month detention to face trial on charges of incitement of violence and murder. In his first public appearance since his ouster in a coup on July 3, Morsi tells the judge that he is the country’s “legitimate” […]

November 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
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 […]

November 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Oct 21, –  Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement on Monday that the attack on Sunday night was a “callous and criminal act.” He says such attacks will “not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation’s Muslims and Christians.” Egypt’s interim prime minister has condemned an attack outside a Cairo Coptic church that […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Oct 20, – Thousands of well-wishers greeted the Shiite pilgrims in Beirut, with one man being carried out of the airport on the shoulders of a crowd. Meanwhile, a plane carrying the two freed Turkish Airlines pilots landed in Istanbul, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials greeted them. Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted […]

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