Friday , December 15 2017

International

Suicide bomber kills 6 on Iraq-Saudi border – Iraqi fighters protest Turkish troop presence

BAGHDAD, Dec 12, (AFP): A suicide bomber struck an Iraqi position on the border with Saudi Arabia, killing six guards, officials said Saturday, an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The bomber detonated an explosives-rigged truck at a border post in Iraq’s vast Anbar province on Friday and also …

Read More »

Muslim women debate safety of hijab – ‘Your life is more important than your dress’

NEW YORK, Dec 11, (AP): On the night of the California shootings, Asifa Quraishi-Landes sat on her couch, her face in her hands, and thought about what was ahead for her and other Muslim women who wear a scarf or veil in public. The covering, or hijab, often draws unwanted …

Read More »

Islamic State menace rising in Africa, US experts warn – Boko Haram renames self ISWAP

WASHINGTON, Dec 11, (AFP): Two African extremist movements affiliated with the Islamic State group could become a major threat on the continent if they come together and boost cooperation, US experts warn. For now, Libyan Islamist rebels that have proclaimed allegiance to IS and Boko Haram in Nigeria have traded …

Read More »

Strike kills IS finance chief

WASHINGTON, Dec 11, (Agencies): A coalition air strike killed an Islamic State finance chief in Iraq last month, the US military said Thursday, hailing it as another scalp in its bid to blow apart the extremists’ financial network. Abu Saleh was killed in late November, US military spokesman Colonel Steve …

Read More »

Saddam men help IS ‘rule’ – Baathists on battlefield

MALA QARA, Iraq, Dec 11, (RTRS): Mohannad is a spy for Islamic State. He eavesdrops on chatter in the street markets of Mosul and reports back to his handlers when someone breaks the militant group’s rules. One man he informed on this year — a street trader defying a ban …

Read More »

GCC calls for eradicating terror – GULF LEADERS DECRY RACIST RHETORIC AGAINST MUSLIMS

DUBAI, Dec 10, (Agencies): Gulf Arab leaders condemned “hostile, racist” remarks against Muslims and Syrian refugees on Thursday, days after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a ban Muslims entering the United States. “The supreme council expressed its deep concern at the increase of hostile, racist and inhumane rhetoric …

Read More »

DAMAC strips ‘Trump’ from luxury golf project

DUBAI, Dec 10, (Agencies): A Dubai real estate firm building a $6 billion golf complex with Donald Trump on Thursday stripped the property of his name and image amid a backlash over the US presidential candidate’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. Trump triggered an international …

Read More »

Terror arrests reach record high

LONDON, Dec 10, (Agencies):The number of terror suspects apprehended in Britain has reached a record high, fuelled by a surge in arrests related to international terror, according to official figures released Thursday. A Home Office (interior ministry) report said there were 315 terrorrelated arrests in the year to September — …

Read More »

Strikes kill three IS leaders – ‘IS recaptures central towns from regime’

WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (Agencies): The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria has killed the group’s finance minister and two other senior leaders in air strikes in recent weeks, a US military spokesman said on Thursday. Army Colonel Steve Warren told a Pentagon briefing that coalition strikes …

Read More »

GCC ‘seeks’ united front – Backing for Syria

RIYADH, Dec 9, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman called for political solutions to the wars in Syria and Yemen, while condemning “terrorism,” at the opening of an annual Gulf summit in Riyadh. Kings and rulers from the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states began two days of talks in the Saudi …

Read More »
Translate »