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  • Islamic State threatens to behead Barack Obama, transform America into a Muslim province 2 days ago

    In yet another video portraying its ugly propaganda, the ISIS has threatened to behead US President Barack Obama at the White House, claim media reports. The video features a jihadist standing above a captured Kurdish soldier and threatening to transform the United States of America into a "Muslim Province." "This is...
  • France takes battle against radical Islam into schools January 22, 2015

    Paris: France announced new measures on Thursday aimed at helping schools combat radical Islam, racism and anti-Semitism in reaction to deadly Islamist attacks two weeks ago. The moves, including more teacher training and civic and ethics education in the country's secular curriculum, come after dozens of schools complained of pupils refusing...
  • Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots January 17, 2015

    Niamey: Stone-throwing demonstrators set fire to two churches in Niger's capital Niamey on Saturday, in the latest protest in France's former African colonies at French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. A day after five people were killed in Niger in protests over the cartoons, protesters in Niamey attacked...
  • Anonymous burial for 1 of 3 terrorists behind France attacks January 17, 2015

    Paris: City officials in Reims say one of the terrorists responsible for attacks last week that killed 17 people was buried in the eastern French city over their objections and despite concerns that the grave could become a shrine for extremists. Said Kouachi, the elder of the two brothers who together...
  • Thousands rally against Mohammed cartoons in Russia January 17, 2015

    Moscow: Around 15,000 people on Saturday rallied in Russia's Muslim North Caucasus region of Ingushetia against Western publications that insult the Prophet Mohammed, authorities said, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in France. The crowd gathered for the officially sanctioned meeting in the regional capital Magas to protest "against...
  • Pakistan rightwing group to unite 1 million people against Hebdo cartoons January 17, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's far-right Jamaat-e-Islami has said it will bring together a million people on Friday to protest against a French satirical weekly, even as an uneasy calm prevailed here a day after four persons were injured in violent protests over a cartoon considered un-Islamic. At least four people, including a...
  • Two persons taken hostage by an armed gunman in a post office near Paris January 16, 2015

    Paris: Two people have been taken hostage at a post office near Paris, according to reports. The reports said the accused is armed and has two hostages. He has contacted the security forces but has not clarified his demands. The incident has taken place at a post office in Colombes, a...
  • Long queues in UK for 'Charlie Hebdo' survivors' edition January 16, 2015

    London: Hundreds of people queued up for hours across Britain to get their hands on the survivors' edition of the French satirical magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' as it hit the stands in the country on Friday. More than 2,000 copies are believed to have been made available in the UK, a sizable...
  • Protesters clash with Pakistan police near French consulate January 16, 2015

    Pakistan: Pakistan police fired tear gas and water cannon at about 200 protesters outside the French consulate in the southern port city of Karachi on Friday when a demonstration against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo turned violent. It was the first time people's anger over the cartoons lampooning Islam's Prophet...
  • Three people taken hostage by an armed gunman in a post office in Colombes near Paris January 16, 2015

    Paris: At least three people have been taken hostage at a post office near Paris, according to reports. The three people have been taken hostage by an unknown gunman at a post office in Colombes, a northwest suburb of Paris, French media reported. Other reports said there are two hostages. The gunman...
  • Paris station evacuated over terror threat, at least 12 with suspected Islamic State links arrested January 16, 2015

    Paris: French and German authorities arrested at least 12 people on Friday suspected of links to the Islamic State group and a Paris train station was evacuated, with Europe on alert for new potential terrorist attacks. The police raids came the morning after Belgian authorities moved swiftly to pre-empt what they...
  • Ex-France winger David Ginola enters FIFA presidential race January 16, 2015

    London: Former France winger David Ginola will announce on Friday that he is entering the race to become president of world soccer's governing body FIFA, The Sun reported on Thursday. But the ex-Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur player has no chance of winning the election and is unlikely to get the...
  • Al Qaeda claims credit for attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, derides Paris unity march January 15, 2015

    Paris: Globally banned terror group Al Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying it was ordered by the Islamist terror group's leadership for insults to the Prophet Mohammad, according to a video posted on YouTube. Gunmen killed 17 people in three...
  • Charlie Hebdo 'All is Forgiven' edition sells out in minutes January 14, 2015

    Paris: The first edition of Charlie Hebdo after an attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes on Wednesday, featuring a cartoon of a tearful Prophet Mohammad on a cover that defenders called a moving work of art but critics saw as a new provocation. French readers queued up at dawn...
  • Charlie Hebdo issues offered on eBay for thousands of euros January 14, 2015

    Paris: Copies of the latest edition of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which sold out within hours across France on Wednesday, are being offered on eBay for thousands of euros, prompting a media watchdog to blast sellers for "indecent" profiteering. The online selling and auction site had one vendor listing the...
  • France mobilises 10,000 troops at home after Paris shootings January 13, 2015

    Paris: France will deploy 10,000 soldiers on home soil by Tuesday and post almost 5,000 extra police officers to protect Jewish sites after the killing of 17 people by Islamist terrorists in Paris last week, officials said. Speaking a day after the biggest French public demonstration ever recorded, in honour of...
  • 'You let the world down', US media slams Obama for not attending Paris unity march January 13, 2015

    Washington: A Republican US senator lambasted the White House on Monday for not sending a top American official to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks in that city, and a New York tabloid headline screamed "You let the world down." The image of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and...
  • John Kerry defends US government's absence in Paris march over Charlie Hebdo attack January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry has defended the US government not attending the unity march in Paris on Sunday to express solidarity over the Charlie Hebdo attack saying that their thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the terror attacks. "Not a single day we aren't with...
  • David Cameron brands Fox News terror expert an 'idiot' January 12, 2015

    London: An American "counter-terrorism expert" who claimed that Birmingham is a Muslim-only city has been labelled a "complete idiot" by the British Prime Minister David Cameron. Steve Emerson, a Fox News pundit, made his comments to the news channel in reference to the terror attacks on 'Charlie Hebdo' magazine in Paris...
  • 1,400 from France have joined jihadis in Syria, Iraq January 12, 2015

    Paris: Some 1,400 people living in France have either joined the jihadist cause in Syria and Iraq or are planning to do so, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday. "There are 1,400 individuals who are involved in the departures for jihad, for terrorism, in Syria and in Iraq," Valls said. "There...
  • US media asks why Barack Obama did not attend Paris Charlie Hebdo rally January 12, 2015

    The absence of President Barack Obama or any top members of his administration from a huge march in Paris on Sunday to honour victims of Islamist militant attacks raised eyebrows among some in the US media. French President Francois Hollande and some 44 foreign dignitaries, including leaders from Germany, Italy, Britain,...
  • London lights up in French tricolour to mark terror deaths January 12, 2015

    London: London's famous landmarks were lit up in the colours of the French national flag in tribute to the 17 people killed in the Paris terror attacks on Sunday night. The Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and National Gallery in central London were streamed with the blue, white and red of the...
  • Man resembling Paris attacker claims to be Islamic State member in video January 11, 2015

    Paris: A man resembling Amedy Coulibaly, who shot a policewoman and took hostages at a Jewish supermarket in the Paris attacks, claimed to be a member of the Islamic State group in a posthumous video released online on Sunday. Speaking into the camera, the man says he coordinated with the two...
  • World leaders joining Paris march to honour attack victims January 11, 2015

    Paris: Dozens of world leaders including Muslim representatives will join hundreds of thousands of French citizens to march amid high security through Paris on Sunday in an unpredecented tribute to victims of this week's Islamist militant attacks. Some 2,200 security personnel were being drafted in to protect marchers from would-be attackers...
  • Paris shooting: Kouachi brothers' journey to jihad January 11, 2015

    What drove the two orphaned Kouachi brothers to execute the massacare at the Charlie Hebdo office? The brothers are the exact kind of jihadis western intelligence fears. ...
  • More than 700,000 rally in France after Islamist attacks January 11, 2015

    Paris: More than 700,000 people on Saturday took to streets across France in tribute to the 17 people killed in three days of violence by Islamist extremists, the interior minister said. From Nice and Marseilles in the south to Besancon in the east and Lille in the north, people poured onto...
  • Paris: New audio clip emerges of terrorist Amedy Coulibaly defending his act January 11, 2015

    A new recording of terrorist Amedy Coulibaly who was killed in this weeks siege has now emerged where he tried to justify himself to his hostages he held captive at a grocery store in Paris. Coulibaly can be heard saying his attack was revenge for the French military attacking Muslims...
  • Sleeper cell awakes France's worst fears in 3 days of terror January 11, 2015

    Paris: Blood-curdling, al-Qaida-inspired murder that tore at the heart of the nation which raised him wasn't ghoulish enough for Cherif Kouachi. His body, felled by elite soldiers' bullets and stun grenades, wasn't yet cold when he also came back from the dead. Kouachi had picked up the phone when a reporter...
  • Suspect hunted over Paris attacks left France last week: Sources January 11, 2015

    Paris: A woman hunted by French police as a suspect in the attacks on a satirical paper and Jewish supermarket in Paris left France several day before the killings and is believed to be in Syria, Turkish and French sources said on Saturday. After killing the gunmen behind the worst assault...
  • Charlie Hebdo 'survivor's issue' to sell outside France January 10, 2015

    Paris: The "survivors' issue" of Charlie Hebdo will also be sold outside France next week because of the massive world attention for the satirical weekly following the massacre of its top staff -- a turnaround for a publication that just a week ago was on the brink of folding. The remaining...