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International

30 dead as Islamic State attacks city in east Syria – Anti-IS fight going on as fast as possible: Pentagon official

BEIRUT, Jan 14, (Agencies): The Islamic State group launched a ferocious assault Saturday on a city in eastern Syria, leaving more than 30 jihadists and …

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Spain, Hungary hold 5 tied to IS – Paris attacks suspect says he isn’t ashamed

MADRID, Jan 14, (Agencies): Five people with suspected links to Islamic State jihadists were arrested Friday in separate incidents in Spain and Hungary, with several …

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US arrest in the beating death of Saudi student

MADISON, Wisconsin, Jan 14, (AP): A Minnesota man with a string of domestic violence convictions was charged in the death of a Saudi Arabian college …

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Defense pick Mattis wary of Iran – ‘Eager for fight’

WASHINGTON, Jan 12, (Agencies): In November 2012, shortly before the White House ended his tenure commanding US forces in the Middle East, Marine Gen James …

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German hostage abducted in Philippines appears in video – Surrender or die: Police chief

MANILA, Jan 12, (AFP): Philippine Islamic militants have released a video showing an elderly German sailor abducted at sea late last year is alive, according …

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Travel restricted for minors over jihadi fears – Belgium charges 2 over Paris attacks

BRUSSELS, Jan 12, (Agencies): Belgium has charged two suspects with providing false documents to a man linked to the November 2015 Paris attacks, who later …

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‘Yes we did’ … Obama bids farewell

CHICAGO, Jan 11, (Agencies): President Barack Obama has bid farewell to the nation in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge …

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British Muslims welcome new Hajj-Umrah rules of S. Arabia

LONDON, Jan 11: Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH) — a National organisation working for the welfare and wellbeing of Hajj/Umrah pilgrims — welcomes …

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5 UAE diplomats killed – Bombings death toll hits 57

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan 11, (Agencies): Five UAE officials were among 57 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Wednesday, as …

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Burqa ban in Morocco

RABAT, Jan 10, (AFP): Morocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils, apparently for security reasons, media reports said Tuesday. While …

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