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International

IS planning for large-scale attacks on Europe – ‘Attacks will be primarily directed at soft targets’

AMSTERDAM, Jan 25, (AFP): The Islamic State group has honed the ability to launch global attacks and is set to focus more on Europe following …

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‘Extremist groups get int’l financing’ – Indonesia province bans small Islamic sect

SINGAPORE, Jan 25, (Agencies): Indonesian extremist groups received international financing from Australia and Syria, the country’s security minister said Monday, adding to fears that jihadists …

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France, India ink Rafale deal – Threats won’t stop Paris fighting terror: Hollande

NEW DELHI, Jan 25, (AFP): India and France have signed an agreement on the long-delayed purchase of 36 French Rafale fighter jets but have yet …

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Speaker calls for Islamic cultural battle against terror, raps Tehran

BAGHDAD, Jan 24, (KUNA): President of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU) and Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim called on Sunday for waging an “Islamic …

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Iraq summons Saudi envoy over comments

BAGHDAD, Jan 24, (Agencies): The Iraqi foreign ministry said on Sunday it had summoned the Saudi ambassador over comments he made to the media a …

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Taleban vows to target schools – ‘Armed teachers’ in Pak classrooms

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 24, (AFP): Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their …

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Obama urges ‘serious’ action against Pak extremists – University attack suspects held

ISLAMABAD, Jan 24, (Agencies): Pakistani security agencies have arrested five men accused of helping organise Wednesday’s attack on a university in the country’s troubled northwest …

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‘Snowzilla’ blizzard pummels eastern US

WASHINGTON, Jan 23, (AFP): A deadly blizzard walloped the eastern United States on Saturday, paralyzing Washington and other cities under a heavy blanket of snow …

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Iran, China agree $600bn trade deal after sanctions

DUBAI, Jan 23, (Agencies): Iran and China agreed to expand bilateral ties and increase trade to $600 billion in the next 10 years, President Hassan …

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Thousands return to Nigerian town after Boko Haram militants ‘ouster’

KANO, Nigeria, Jan 23, (Agencies): Thousands of Nigerian refugees, who fled to neighbouring Cameroon in 2014 to escape Boko Harm militants, have returned to the …

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