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The removal of Zehri, a member of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), was part of an effort to prevent the PML-N from ... Zehri's resignation signalled an end of efforts to drive a wedge between various nationalist Baloch insurgent groups and weaken Islamic militants that ...
Rohingya militants on Saturday hit out at a repatriation plan for refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar set to begin next week, saying it aims to trap the Muslim minority in long-term camps while their ancestral lands are seized. Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to send back around 750,000 refugees ...
At a 17 January 2018 Supreme Court hearing of why martial law had been extended in Mindanao, Major General Fernando Trinidad stated that the Philippine military had identified 48 militants from Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia who had entered southern Philippines under the guise of tourists and ...
"Execution is not enough punishment for Islamic State militants," said Amar Hazzam, 45, who sells cheese and yogurt at a street market in Mosul. A few vegetable sellers ... Mohammad Awad, a suspected IS militant, faces three judges, his gaunt frame dwarfed by a dirty yellow jumpsuit. Unbound behind his ...

Philippines fears Malaysian militant leader survived Marawi siege and could restart Islamic extremist alliance ... troops were trying to validate reports that Amin Baco was wounded during the siege of southern Marawi city but managed to escape to Sulu province, where he is hiding with Abu Sayyaf militants.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday it was "crucial" for the United States to maintain an open-ended military and diplomatic presence in Syria to prevent Islamic State militants from regrouping, to thwart Iranian influence and ultimately to see the exit of President Bashar Assad. Tillerson outlined ...
January 16, 2018 Islamabad, Pakistan--More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday. For years, the South Asian nation has been plagued by violence by Islamist militants, who often use ...
Salahuddin (Iraqinews.com) - Security forces killed on Tuesday five Islamic State militants who were trying to infiltrate into two villages in Salahuddin province, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, "Security forces prevented Islamic State militants from ...
One man prays. Mosul was once the Islamic State militants' most prized stronghold in Iraq, and now more than 4,000 suspects are being tried for terrorism here. ... Following mass executions of convicted militants this fall it said, "The Iraqi justice system as a whole is too flawed to allow for any executions."
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) - Two Islamic State militants were arrested Monday in Anna district in western Anbar, a military source was quoted as saying. "The army's 26th brigade arrested two IS militants, who returned along with the displaced people to Anna city, 210 km west of Anbar, after liberating it from ...
"Four Islamic State militants were killed in the clampdowns," the source added. In October, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared that Iraqi troops recaptured Hawija, a main town held by Islamic State in the country. The town had fallen to Islamic State in June 2014, when the militant group seized ...
They also seized weapons and defused several roadside bombs and landmines planted by the militants, the statement added. Afghan security forces and the NATO-led coalition troops have beefed up security operations and airstrikes as Taliban militants and Islamic State fighters are attempting to take ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have arrested more than fifty Islamic State members in southwest of Kirkuk, during liberation offensives there. In a statement, the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), said, "the eleventh brigade combed Hawija ...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also noted the day before that there were "enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran" trying to destabilize the country, but ... a covert arrangement in 1985 to release U.S. hostages allegedly held by Iran-backed Shiite Muslim militant group Hezbollah in civil war-torn Lebanon.
"Islamic State militants opened fire against a car carrying three lawyers on a road between Hamam al-Alil and Mosul cities south of Nineveh, leaving the trio dead," the source told Alghad Press. On Tuesday, Iraq's military intelligence announced arresting an Islamic State militant, who escaped from Mosul ...

Malaysian Islamic State (IS) militant Muhammad Aqif Heusen Rahizat urges supporters of the terror group to launch attacks on their own countries in a video released a few ... The video ended with three IS members shooting dead three individuals in red uniforms whom they claimed were enemies of Islam.
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) - Fifteen Islamic State militants were killed during a security campaign on the Iraqi-Syrian border, a police spokesman said. ... Last month, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's ...
Egypt on Tuesday executed four alleged Islamic militants following their conviction by a military tribunal in the killing of three military academy students in a 2015 bomb attack. Authorities also renewed a nationwide state of emergency first imposed after deadly bombings targeted two churches in April.
Kuala Lumpur: A new video has emerged showing a Malaysian Islamic State (IS) militant inciting extremist action along with two other militants, before executing three ... "Come join us (IS) in Syria and Iraq but if you cannot, I urge you to launch attacks on the enemies of Islam in your own countries.
Singapore: The Islamic religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) on Monday (Jan 1) condemned the latest propaganda video by the Islamic State (IS) featuring Singaporean militant Megat Shahdan Abdul Samad. According to local reports, Shahdan was seen in the eight-minute video with two other ...
Kabul, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Five militants from Islamic State (IS) group were killed in an airstrike in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the command of Special Forces said Monday. As a result of an airstrike launched by Afghan Special Operation Forces in district Dih Bala, Nangarhar province on Sunday ...
1 (Xinhua) -- Up to 21 Taliban militants were killed in southern Afghan province of Helmand as Afghan and coalition forces continued in mopping-up ... and airstrikes against militants as the war-weary people are facing upsurges in attacks by Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants across the country.
Members of Iraqi Federal police carry their weapon at the frontline during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq June 5, 2017. ... Mosul (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State militant has turned in himself to security troops in Mosul city, an officer from the Iraqi Army said on Monday.
Yet some bands of ISIS militants are now fleeing westward, according to Mattis. The ISIS fighters apparently believe their chances of survival are better in areas controlled by their other enemies -- Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is supported by Russia and Iran. Mattis says the U.S. military will stay in ...
"The Iraqi Army, police and Popular Mobilization Forces have been launching a wide-scale security campaign since Saturday evening, targeting Islamic State militants stationed in an island between al-Shumaisat and Albu Seif villages in southern Mosul," a source with the Nineveh Operations Command ...
Turkey has suffered a series of terror attacks attributed to Kurdish militants and the Islamic State group, including the Reina massacre in which 39 people were killed. New Year celebrations in Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square have been banned, Turkish authorities said earlier in the month due to security ...
He faces at least 40 life sentences for each of the victims and an additional one for the massacre as a whole. The Uzbek national said a senior Russian operative of the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group ordered him to target the Reina nightclub on New Year's Eve last year, according to the indictment.
"A joint security force from Diyala police and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) carried out a military operation in Mtaibijh border area between Diyala and Salahuddin, killing two Islamic State militants," the Diyala police Command said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by ...
Kuala Lumpur: Clashes between the pro-Islamic State (IS) Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom fighters (BIFF) and security forces in the southern Philippines since Christmas Eve has killed 25 and trapped 5,000 indigenous people in their villages, according to The Philippines military and a tribal leader.
Egypt executed 15 Islamic militants convicted of carrying out a deadly attack on an army outpost in the Sinai Peninsula in 2013. Tuesday's executions, carried out simultaneously in two prisons located north of Cairo, is the largest mass execution in Egypt since six convicted jihadists were hanged in 2015.
Taken together, the scope and scale of Islamic State production demonstrated the perils of a determined militant organization allowed to pursue its ... late in the battle for Mosul, in northern Iraq, was built from the ground up even while militants were pressured in combat from multiple foes on multiple fronts.
Second, the evacuees are overwhelmingly Muslim, and Cagayan de Oro, an industrial and Agribusiness transport hub of 675,000, is a predominantly Christian ... Troops opened fire in Marawi on May 23, targeting the 4-year-old Maute group of rebels, who are inspired by the militant group Islamic State.
Several Christian children are recovering from injuries after suspected Islamist militants attacked them on the outskirts of Kenya's capital. Voice of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC), an advocacy and aid group, reported that militants attacked three of eight children belonging to a Christian widow near Nairobi on ...
Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) Dozens of Islamic State militants have surrendered to security forces after the militant group was completely driven out of its last stronghold in Iraq, a security official said. "About 53 Islamic state terrorists gave up their weapons at al-Hadar district, 80 km west of Mosul, before ...
He faces at least 40 life sentences for each of the victims and an additional one for the massacre as a whole. The Uzbek national said a senior Russian operative of the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group ordered him to target the Reina nightclub on New Year's Eve last year, according to the indictment.
President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the ancient city as Israel's capital will embolden the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and extremist Jewish settlers, according to a top Arab-Israeli lawmaker. Trump is scheduled to make a speech Wednesday ...
Singapore - Rohingya Muslim insurgents who have fled Myanmar to seek refuge in Bangladesh camps may stage cross-border attacks, aiming at ... said the home-grown Arakan Rohingya Salvation army (Arsa) militant group "appears determined to regroup and remain relevant" following its attacks on ...
The collapse of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate has not diminished the militant group's ability to inspire attacks on Western targets via the internet, U.S. national security officials told senators on Wednesday. The Sunni Muslim extremist group has been building its external operations over the past ...
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) People in Mosul have found six Islamic State militants' corpses buried under their houses, security sources were quoted saying on Wednesday. Alghad Press quoted a source at Iraqi Federal police saying that "people who returned to clean up their houses in Mosul's Old City found ...
A British man posted a picture of Prince George, 4, and the address of his London school as part of a series of possible targets for Islamist militants, a court has heard. Husnain Rashid, 31, is accused of posting information on the Telegram messaging service to encourage jihadis to carry out attacks along ...
Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of the Palestinian Islamic militant group, said Tuesday that any decision by the Trump administration to recognize the city as Israel's capital would be "igniting the spark of rage against the occupation." President Donald Trump has informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ...
Singapore has offered humanitarian help for those displaced by the violence. Asean members have pledged greater cooperation and intelligence sharing to combat the threat of Islamic militancy. The mostly Christian Philippines has over the past year faced the region's most serious militant violence, which ...
His testimony adds to fears militants who were allowed to leave Raqqa are heading to Europe to launch attacks. He was caught by Turkish-backed rebel forces in al-Rai, a town 1.5km from the Turkish border, last month. Islamic State once used the area around al-Rai as its gateway into Syria for foreign ...
One dead in US Somalia air strike The US military executed an air strike against Islamic State militants in north-east Somalia, killing one person. Islamic State has been gathering recruits in the region, although experts say the scale of its force is unclear and it remains a small player compared to al Shabaab ...
Philippines: priest discusses nightmare experience of being hostage of Muslim militants. November 30, 2017. » Continue to this story on UCANews. CWN Editor's Note: Father Teresito Soganub, vicar general of the Prelature of Marawi, was taken hostage at his cathedral in May and escaped in September. The above note ...
Trump has repeatedly promoted a debunked conspiracy theory that Clinton knew in advance that Islamic militants were targeting government facilities in Benghazi, but had refused to bolster security for the U.S. nationals working there. The September 2012 attack killed four Americans, including U.S. ...
facebook aims to remove militant content, protect Muslims ... per cent of content related to militant groups Islamic State and al Qaeda before ... making it a better and much more safer platform for the Muslim community to use.
Trump Retweets Fake U.K. Far Right Muslim Attack Video Moments Before ... Shia militias in Iraq battling the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).


 

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