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Terrorism

Iraqi artist fights ‘ugly ISIS’ with shoes & trash
An Iraqi artist has decided to show the world the “ugliness” of the Islamic State and its cause. Having gathered a bunch of worn-out boots and accessories, the artist has turned them into a series of “shoe faces” which mock and embarrass ISIS fighters.

01.02.2015 12:52

Boko Haram attacks key Nigerian city second time in a week
The Nigerian military has fought off a new attack by Boko Haram militants in the key city of Maiduguri, located in the country's northeast. Seizure of the city could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe just before presidential elections.

01.02.2015 14:51

UN: 1,375 Iraqis killed in January, majority civilians
Fighting against Islamic State militants and other violence, was a major factor in the death of at least 1,375 people including 790 civilians in January, the United Nations said on Sunday.

01.02.2015 10:46

UN peacekeepers film suspected Israeli shell hitting their position in Lebanon (VIDEO)
UN peacekeepers captured the moment shells hit their position in southern Lebanon on Wednesday, the day their Spanish colleague was killed. The footage suggests Israeli artillery, retaliating against Hezbollah rocket attack, might be responsible.

01.02.2015 00:32

​Kurds retake Kobani as ISIS admits retreat
Islamic State fighters have admitted that Kurdish forces managed to retake Kobani after the intensified US-led air campaign forced the jihadists to abandon position in the strategic city near the Syrian-Turkish border.

31.01.2015 20:54

Yemeni Al-Qaeda says France replaced US as ‘main enemy of Islam’
Al-Qaeda in Yemen says France has surpassed the US to become the main enemy of Islam. The group says the US has been “weakening” in recent years, and also claims to be behind the recent terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo journalists in Paris.

31.01.2015 10:20

CIA tested 25 bombs before helping Mossad kill top Hezbollah figure – report
The US helped Mossad assassinate a top Hezbollah figure in Syria in 2008 by lending bomb expertise and surveillance on the ground, Washington Post reported. The joint operation marked CIA’s post-9/11 drift toward modern-day drone killings.

31.01.2015 08:56

​Japan says ISIS hostage negotiations over swap 'deadlocked'
Japan's deputy foreign minister has said that negotiations with the Islamic State militants (formerly known as ISIS) have reached “deadlock” in the hostage crisis of a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist’s impending execution.

31.01.2015 07:21

NYPD reversal: Anti-terror unit armed with machine guns won’t police protesters
One day after saying a newly-created police unit armed with machine guns would police protesters, the New York Police Department has backtracked, saying the unit will only work on counter-terror initiatives.

31.01.2015 02:47

UK territory was used for CIA interrogation, torture – Bush-era whistleblower
The CIA carried out interrogations on British territory, according to a senior Bush administration official. The claims, if true, contradict the official line of the British government that it was not complicit in torture in the years after 9/11.

30.01.2015 17:02

Boko Haram to use cows, goats and cobblers to stage attacks – Nigerian govt
Boko Haram insurgents plan to use goats and cows as bomb couriers to carry out deadly attacks, in addition to a new batch of disguised suicide bombers, a spokesperson for the Nigerian federal government warned.

30.01.2015 14:35

​Terror suspects in court over ‘ISIS-inspired’ plot to target London police, soldiers
Five British terror suspects are due to stand trial on charges of plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack on police officers and soldiers in London.

30.01.2015 14:09