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Australian Muslims Face Threats Over Terror Attacks

Australian Muslims terror attacks

Australia’s Islamic leadership called for restraint on Wednesday as it emerged that Muslims and mosques had been targeted in a backlash over fears about potential terror attacks. Lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh from the Islamophobia Register told reporters that in recent days a pig’s head had been impaled on a cross, mosques vandalised and threatening messages spray-painted […]

Deaths in Attack on Nigeria Teachers’ College

attack on Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have stormed a teacher training college in the north of the country, killing at least 15 people in a shoot-out and explosions. Two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a lecture hall packed with students around 2:00pm on Wednesday. Another group of attackers threw explosives at students and opened fire on […]

‘Huge Explosion’ Rocks Afghanistan’s Capital

Afghanistan's capital

A powerful explosion has rocked the Afghan capital Kabul killing at least one person, sending huge plume of smoke and disrupting morning rush hour. Initial reports suggested that the explosion on Tuesday morning targeted a foreign convoy near the US embassy compound. The Taliban claimed responsibility via a recognised Twitter account, AFP news agency reported. The […]

Iraq Retakes More Towns From Islamic State

Iraq retakes more towns

Iraqi Kurdish forces and Shia armed volunteers have retaken more northern towns from the Islamic State group, killing at least two of its senior fighters. A day after breaking the siege in the town of Amerli north of Baghdad, government forces retook the town of Sulaiman Bek on Monday, removing another key stronghold of the […]

Iraq Breaks Islamic State Siege of Amerli

Iraq breaks Islamic

Government forces mainly composed of Kurdish peshmerga fighters and armed volunteers have broken through the Islamic State group siege on the town of Amerli located between Baghdad, and the northern city of Kirkuk. Iraqi forces and the armed volunteers entered the city on Sunday, where at leat 12,000 people have been trapped for over two months with dwindling […]

Russia Accused of lies Over Troops in Ukraine

Russia Army

The US has openly accused Russia of “outright lies” over its insistence it has no troops in Ukraine, hours after the Nato alliance provided photos it said proved Russian heavy armour was moving into the country. Samatha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, on Thursday accused her Russian counterpart, Vitaly Churkin, of lying over […]

Maliki Gives Up Iraq PM Job to Rival

Nouri al-Maliki

Nouri al-Maliki has finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash the Islamic State group.  “I announce before you today, to ease the movement of the political process and the formation of the new government. The withdrawal […]

Earthquake in Quito

Earthquake

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Ecuadoran capital Quito Tuesday, triggering landslides that killed at least two people and violently shaking buildings and homes. Another eight people were injured and three others trapped in the landslides at quarries on the outskirts of Quito, the country´s risk management agency said on Twitter. A landslide also engulfed a […]

Car Bombs Kill 51 in Baghdad Shiite Neighborhoods

car bombs

The death toll from car bomb attacks on crowded markets in Baghdad on Wednesday climbed to 47, police said.  Islamic State militants, which have declared a ´caliphate´ in swathes of Iraq and Syria that it controls and threatens to march on Baghdad, have claimed several Baghdad bombings in the past. (Reuters)  

Israel Declares 7-Hour Gaza Truce After Fury Over School Strike

Israel declares school strike

Israel announced it would be holding its fire in most of Gaza for seven hours Monday, amid world outrage over a deadly strike on a UN school in the Palestinian territory. The unilateral truce, four weeks into the offensive in Gaza, came after world powers fiercely condemned the attack that left 10 Palestinians sheltering at […]

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