US embassy compound in Montenegro comes under grenade attack

Thursday, 22 February 2018

An unknown attacker blew himself up after throwing a suspected grenade into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, the Montenegrin government said Thursday. “In front of the @USEmbassyMNE building in #Podgorica, #Montenegro an unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device. Immediately before, that person threw an explosive device,” the official government account tweeted, adding that the device was “most probably” a hand grenade. An AFP correspondent could not ...

US students protest gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more US rampages.The unprecedented lobbying effort by groups of teenagers and parents at the White House and at the Florida statehouse in Tallahassee played out as fellow students staged classroom walkouts and rallies in cities across the country.Trump, in an emotional ...

Terrorism returns to Afghanistan

Friday, 16 February 2018

The phenomenon of contemporary terrorism is one of the most dangerous phenomena in history as it contains hostility within a live ideology that’s protected by countries like Qatar and another regional country.This ideology is also fully sponsored by the guardian of the jurist’s regime in Iran. It justifies its presence through the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and political Islam groups.Terror attacks have currently increased in Afghanistan which has been calm for years except for few ...

Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi

Iraq: When countries build while others destroy

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Iraq has been promised a sum of $30 billion in reconstruction plans. Truth is, not many are excited about the idea for several reasons which include the difficult economic circumstances the region’s countries are going through and the high cost of wars. What’s worse than money shortage is the mismanagement in Iraq itself. Who would want to invest money in a country where militias are deployed and corruption is rampant? There is sectarianism there and the government is weak.Terrorism ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Why Britain needs to forge closer ties with the GCC

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The recent capture by US-led Kurdish forces of Alexander Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh, the two remaining British members of the so-called ‘Beatles’ group of ISIS militants, is a further welcome sign of the dissipation of the ISIS death cult across Syria and Iraq. Both men stand accused of brutal acts of torture and execution of as many as two dozen hostages. The pair are among the 850 British citizens who are thought to have joined extremist organizations abroad in the past years. ...

Najah Alotaibi

Egypt begins security operation against ‘terrorists’, closes Gaza border

Friday, 9 February 2018

Egypt on Friday launched a major security operation involving the army and police against “terrorist and criminal elements and organizations” across the country, the army spokesman said. The army spokesman said the operation covers areas in Sinai, the Delta and the Western Desert and it follows a three-month deadline set by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to crush a years-long Islamist insurgency. “The law enforcement forces began this morning implementing the comprehensive ...

Who are the two British ISIS ‘Beatles’ fighters captured in Syria

Friday, 9 February 2018

Two British ISIS fighters who were part of a notorious kidnapping cell dubbed “The Beatles” for their British accents have been captured in Syria, a US defense official confirmed Thursday.The two members of the group still in the field, Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh, both from Britain, were captured in January in eastern Syria by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.“The two are believed to have acted as guards and interpreters involved in ISIS’ illegal ...

The Chinese ‘war on terror’ on Uighur Muslims

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

In the aftermath of 9/11, the “War on Terror” has become a ubiquitous feature of the global landscape. We know of it in the West, we know of it in Russia, in Myanmar, the Central African Republic – in most places surrounding the Islamic world. Here, it is mostly a code word for suppression of Islam and of Muslim minorities. And of course, the “War on Terror” is everywhere within the Islamic world itself. Regimes are waging wars and everyone, especially the ...

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

US puts Hamas chief Haniya on terror blacklist

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The US Treasury Department put on Wednesday Hamas chief Ismail Haniya on the terror blacklist. The move is sure to raise tensions, after Washington recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "Haniya has close links with Hamas' military wing and has been a proponent of armed struggle, including against civilians," the State Department said in a statement. "He has reportedly been involved in terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. Hamas has been responsible for an estimated 17 ...

German ISIS rapper reportedly killed in Syria airstrike

Friday, 19 January 2018

A German rapper turned ISIS fighter who reportedly married the FBI translator hired to spy on him has been killed in an airstrike in Syria, a US-based monitoring group has said. Denis Cuspert, who performed under the stage name Deso Dogg, became one of the extremist group’s most famous Western fighters, appearing in numerous propaganda videos including one that apparently pictured him with a man’s severed head. The German-Ghanaian was killed on Wednesday during an airstrike in the ...

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