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Boko Haram kills more people than ISIS: Report

Fatalities from terrorism are at a record high now with just two groups, Boko Haram and Islamic State responsible for half of them, a new report showed. The Nigerian militants kill more people than their Iraqi-Syrian allies. Two terrorist groups were responsible for over a half of the killings in 2014 – Nigeria-based Boko Haram and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), which aims to expand its influence from the powerbase ... Read More »

Serbia, Macedonia start filtering migrant flow to Europe

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says Serbia and Macedonia have limited refugee entries into their countries to Syrians, Iraqis, and Afghans only. UNHCR spokeswoman Melita Sunjic said on Thursday that the two European countries had started turning back all refugees from other countries. “As of 6 pm (1600 GMT) yesterday evening, Serbia started turning back [to Macedonia] all but Syrians, Iraqis, and Afghans,” Sunjic said. In recent months, EU ... Read More »

Israeli forces arrest senior Hamas member in West Bank

The Israeli military has detained a high-ranking member of the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, amid ongoing tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli troopers stormed the house of Omar Barghouti Abu Asef in the northern occupied West Bank village of Kobar, located 13 kilometers (8.1 miles) northwest of Ramallah, early on Wednesday and arrested his two sons, Asef and Saleh. Clashes then broke out between Israeli troops and the ... Read More »

Police charged young man threatening to kill Muslims in Montreal, Canada

Montreal police have charged a 24-year-old man in connection with a video posted on YouTube that shows someone in a Joker mask threatening to kill Muslim people in Quebec. Jesse Pelletier faces charges of uttering threats, inciting hatred against an identifiable group, making a declaration to incite fear among an identifiable group, and using a fake firearm. In the video, a man wearing a mask resembling the Joker from Batman ... Read More »

Fighting Terrorism Requires International Cooperation: Iran’s First VP

Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri stressed that terrorism has become an international issue and, thus, fighting it requires all-out international cooperation. Speaking in a Wednesday meeting with visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in Tehran, Jahangiri referred to the recent terrorist attacks in Lebanon and France, saying they made the world, especially the West, more than before realize the disastrous scopes of the threat of terrorism. He added that ... Read More »

Female suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria

At least 15 people were killed on Wednesday when two female suicide bombers, one said to be aged around 11, blew themselves up at a busy mobile phone market in northeast Nigeria, a day after more than 30 were killed in a bomb blast. “A minibus carrying some women came to the Farm Centre GSM market and dropped off one girl aged about 11 and another aged about 18, both ... Read More »

Senegal considers banning women from wearing burqa

Senegal is considering banning women from wearing the burqa, amid rising fears of extremism in the west African country. The Interior Minister, Abdoulaye Daouda, said, “Women would no longer be allowed to wear the Islamic dress, which leaves only the eyes exposed”. “The decision was a question of national security and was designed to prevent terrorists from using the burqa as a disguise”, Daouda said. An estimated 92 percent of ... Read More »

Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani: Paris incident justifies ignition of new waves of Islamophobia

Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani said on Thursday that the recent terrorist operation in Paris has justified new waves of Islamophobia to expel Muslims and set ablaze the holy Quran. The role of the Zionist regime in Paris incident is very strong, he said, adding that enemies are vigilant and spare no efforts to mastermind plots. All should be vigilant and alert in dealing with global developments, he said. Since the ... Read More »

What is going on in Tuz Khormato? – Shia Turkmens under harsh conditions in their home

Ahlul Bayt News Agency -ABNA- Kurdish forces (Peshmergas) after their sporadic attacks on Shia city of “Tuz Khormato” eventually entered the town with dozens of armored vehicles on last Thursday (21 November) and occupied parts of it. These forces after entering the town, killed four Iraqi forces (al-Hashad al-Shaabi) at a security checkpoint, set fire to the houses and shops of Shiite Turkmens, looted their property and assets and insulted ... Read More »

ISIL Releases Photo of Bomb That Brought Down Russian Plane

ISIL’s magazine posted a photo on Wednesday of what it said was the improvised bomb that brought down the Russian Airbus A321 over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in October. Takfiri terrorists claimed that they smuggled the bomb onto the Russian plane after finding security loophole. The released photo shows a can of Schweppes Gold soft drink and what appears to be a detonator and switch on a blue background. ISIL also ... Read More »