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Brutal killing in Somalia hotel attack after gunmen take hostages

A Somali man walks past a destroyed vehicle at the scene after a bomb attack on Ambassador Hotel in Mogadishu. Photo / APAt least 14 people were killed when gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia's seaside capital and took an unknown number of hotel guest...

Iran to target terrorists in any place: IRGC

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad PakpourIran is strongly determined to fight terrorism, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pa...

Nigeria army frees 5,000 people from Boko Haram captivity

The photo shows soldiers from the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army on the back of a vehicle in Damboa, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, March 25, 2016. (AFP)Nigeria’s army says it has set over 5,000 people free from the grips of the Boko Haram T...

Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militants use hi-tec equipment to destroy oil installations: Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu BuhariNigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says militants affiliated with the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) are using advanced technology to destroy oil installations, highlighting that the group’s sabotaging activiti...

Pro-Daesh Saudi Arabian twin brothers kill own mother for opposing terror group

The two unnamed Saudi twin brothers, loyal to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, who stabbed to death their mother in the capital Riyadh ©Arab NewsSaudi twin brothers loyal to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have stabbed their mother to...

Nigerian and Chadian military forces launch joint offensive against Boko Haram

The picture taken on April 3, 2015 shows Nigerien army forces patrolling in pickup trucks near Malam Fatori after the town in northeastern Nigeria was retaken from Boko Haram by troops from Chad and Niger. © AFPNigerian and Chadian military forces h...

Police told not to pursue Orlando shooter Omar Mateen for '15 or 20 minutes - could've been longer' until SWAT arrived

FBI agents investigate near the damaged rear wall of the Pulse Nightclub where Omar Mateen allegedly killed 49 people. Photo / Getty ImagesAfter an initial burst of fire between Omar Mateen and a security guard at the Pulse nightclub, a group of five...

Support for torture of terror suspects grows in France, poll finds

French police officers patrol at Trocadero Plaza next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Photo / APMore than one-third of French adults now support the use of torture in "exceptional circumstances" against terror suspects, according to a poll commissioned...

Questions after OrlandoAfter the Orlando shootings, MERIP (Middle East Research and Information Project) asked a number of thoughtful observers for their thoughts about the shootings and the reactions to them in the mainstream media. (http://merip.or...
by Out of the Woods on Jun 22, 2016

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry reveals details of foiled Takfiri “suicide” bomb attacks

Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud AlaviIranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has revealed the details of several thwarted Takfiri “suicide” bomb attacks across the country.On Tuesday, Alavi announced that during a series of se...

Omar Mateen US Orlando gay nightclub shooting rampage in Florida

A little more than a week after the shooting rampage at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, key details remain unknown about what exactly happened during the violent episode and the hostage standoff that followed.Even as investigators try to determine what...

354 Izadi women rescued by Iraqi forces from Daesh in Fallujah

A photo taken on January 15, 2015 shows displaced Iraqi women from the Izadi community, who fled violence between the Daesh terrorist group and Peshmerga fighters in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. (By AFP)Iraqi forces have managed to rescue 354 I...

Turkey, US-led coalition kill 23 Deash militants in Syria: Report

Turkish army fires artillery rounds into Syria. (File photo)At least 23 Daesh militants have been killed by Turkish artillery fire and US airstrikes in northern Syria, a Turkish broadcaster claims.As many as 33 targets were hit in the joint operation...

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen told police he is an Islamic soldier

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the US "stop bombing Syria and Iraq," according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday.The...

Euro 2016 terrorist attack 'foiled': three charged

Belgian fans celebrate, as Belgium played their Euro 2016 Group E match against Ireland in Bordeaux, France. Photo / APBelgian prosecutors have charged three men with terror offences following raids that took place amid heightened security in Belgium...

Omar Mateen a cold-blooded killer

Omar Mateen killed 49 people inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Photo / APAfter a lifetime of angst and embarrassment, Omar Mateen was on the verge of realising a longtime dream in the spring of 2007.He was about to graduate from a Florida traini...

Boko Haram militants fatally shoot 18 women in Nigeria

This file photo shows members of the Takfiri Boko Haram militant group in an undisclosed location in Nigeria.The Takfiri Boko Haram militants have shot and killed at least 18 women when they stormed a funeral in a village in Nigeria’s troubled nort...

Isis cites link to fatal Paris knife attack

Isis' Amaq news agency said the group is responsible for the fatal stabbing of a local police chief in front of his Paris home. Photo / iStockThe Amaq news agency of Isis said the Islamist militant group is responsible for the fatal stabbing of a loc...

Daeshi attacker kills police chief, wife in Paris

A police vehicle blocks the road during an assault on June 14, 2016 in Magnanville, 45 kilometers west of Paris. (AFP)An attacker allegedly affiliated with the Daesh terrorist group has killed a police chief and his wife at their home located near Pa...

Orlando nightclub shooting: Omar Mateen's father hosted a political TV show and even tried to run for the Afghan presidency

The father of Omar Mateen, identified by police as the man behind the carnage at an Orlando nightclub, is an Afghan man who holds strong political views, including support for the Afghan Taliban.Seddique Mateen, who has been referred to as Mir Seddiq...
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