Incidence & Issues

Suicide bombings at two mosques in Yemen killed more than 100

Suicide bombings at two mosques in Yemen’s capital killed more than 100 people Friday, the deadliest terror attacks in the country’s history and a sign, just days after an attack in Tunisia, of the spreading jihadist threat across the Middle East. A group that said it was affiliated with Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on the two mosques ...

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24 have been killed by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Twenty-four people have been killed by Cyclone Pam which tore through Vanuatu, the UN says, as the Pacific nation’s president pleads for help to rebuild the archipelago’s “completely destroyed” infrastructure. Aid workers said they expected the death toll to rise as more information filtered in from the nation’s 65 inhabited islands, where communication services are still not working following the cyclone ...

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Hezbollah seeks secular, democratic state: MP

Hezbollah is seeking to establish a secular, democratic Lebanese state, party MP Ali Fayyad said Monday. “We [Hezbollah] believe in equality among all the Lebanese, and in this country we seek to establish a nonsectarian, democratic state,” Fayyad said during a visit of the former Israeli Khiam prison in southern Lebanon. He noted that all Lebanese should enjoy equal rights. ...

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Court sets 16 May for verdict in Morsi’s jailbreak trial

Ousted president Morsi’s jailbreak trial will conclude 16 May, with other trials he faces coming to verdicts this Spring Cairo Criminal Court has set 16 May as the date for its final verdict in the jailbreak trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 130 others. The court will rule on charges of the jailbreak of inmates from a number of ...

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U.S. charges three in alleged Russian spy ring in NYC

The U.S. government Monday unveiled criminal charges against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City. Evgeny Buryakov, Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy conspired to gather economic intelligence on behalf of Russia, including alleged information about U.S. sanctions against the country, and to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources, U.S. ...

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Seven men found dead from gunshot wounds in Egypt’s Sinai

A total of seven dead bodies were discovered in North Sinai on Monday Four dead bodies were found in North Sinai on Monday afternoon, bringing the total number of bodies discovered in the area on Monday to seven. The victims, who all died of gunshot wounds, were found in different parts of Sheikh Zwayed and Rafah. According to a security ...

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58 killed as bus runs into truck

Fifty-eight passengers were killed and 22 others injured when a Karachi-bound bus collided head-on with a truck at the Theri Bypass, Khairpur, early on Tuesday morning. The dead comprised 18 children, 17 women and 22 men. The deadly accident occurred when a Karachi-bound coach (JB-5190) coming from Swat collided with a truck (TKJ-511) loaded with coal at the Theri Bypass ...

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Islamic State beheads British hostage Henning

Terror group now threatens American named Peter Kassig; PM Cameron condemns ‘brutal, repulsive’ killing British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday night confirmed the “brutal murder” of aid worker Alan Henning by the Islamic State group and vowed to bring his killers to justice. “The brutal murder of Alan Henning by ISIL (another term for IS jihadists) shows just how ...

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