US drone strike kills top al Qaeda chief in south Yemen: family

US drone strike kills top al Qaeda chief in south Yemen: family

ADEN, YEMEN: An air strike believed to have been carried out by a US drone in south yemen on Thursday killed a prominent chief of Al-Qaeda’s branch in the war-torn country, a family member said. Jalal Belaidi, alias Abu Hamza, a top commander of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was killed along with two […]

At least 2,297 journalists killed since 1990: IFJ

At least 2,297 journalists killed since 1990: IFJ

BRUSSELS: At least 2,297 journalists and media workers have been killed in the last 25 years, with Iraq ranking as the most deadly country, the International Federation of Journalists said Thursday. Journalists lost their lives in targeted killings, bomb attacks, in the cross-fire and kidnappings in wars and armed conflicts across the globe while others […]

Pak madrasas used money laundering to fund jihadi groups: US expert

Pak madrasas used money laundering to fund jihadi groups: US expert

WASHINGTON: Radical Pakistani madrasas are enaged in massive trade-based money laundering to fund jihadist groups, eminent experts have told American lawmakers who expressed concerns over terror financing. Concerned over the practice, Congressman Stephen F Lynch said trade-based money laundering (TBML) involves using trade and products or commodities for value in order to divert and obscure […]

US does not suppress Islam: Obama

WASHINGTON: Terming the recent anti-Muslim rhetoric in the US poll campaign as “inexcusable”, President Barack Obama has said the best way to fight terrorism is to show that the US does not suppress Islam. “The best way to fight terrorism is to show the US does not suppress Islam and refute lies to the contrary,” […]

‘Obama’s mosque visit to assure Muslims of religious freedom’

‘Obama’s mosque visit to assure Muslims of religious freedom’

Washington: Amid growing anti-Muslim rhetoric in the US poll campaign, President Barack Obama’s visit to a US mosque for the first time during his presidency is aimed at assuring the large Muslim-American community of their religious freedom, according to a top White House official. “I think the President is quite interested in making sure that […]

China expresses concerns over planned North Korea rocket launch

Beijing: China expressed “serious concerns” on Wednesday over North Korea’s plans to launch a rocket later this month, ostensibly to put a satellite into orbit. “We express serious concerns about that,” foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular briefing. “We believe that the DPRK has the right to the peaceful use of space but […]

Gaza tunnel collapse kills two Hamas militants

Gaza City: The collapse of a tunnel in the Gaza Strip has killed two militants from Hamas’s armed wing, officials said on Wednesday, as concern grows in Israel over the rebuilding of tunnels that can be used for attacks. The collapse last night was the second such incident since last week. A tunnel collapse on […]

US Naval ops chief on India visit to deepen ties

WASHINGTON: US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson is visiting India on his first trip to the country aimed at deepening bilateral maritime partnership, the Pentagon said. Admiral Richardson will visit New Delhi and Visakhapatnam between February 2 to 6. In New Delhi, Admiral Richardson will meet key Indian security officials to discuss navy-to-navy […]

Al-Qaeda seizes southern Yemeni town of Azzan

Al-Qaeda seizes southern Yemeni town of Azzan

SANAA: Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch seized another town on Monday, setting up checkpoints at its entrances and besieging government buildings before dawn after days of fighting with southern separatists, officials said. The capture of Azzan marks the latest advance for the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, which has exploited the chaos of Yemen’s civil […]

4 security personnel killed in Egypt attacks

CAIRO: Two Egyptian policemen and two soldiers were killed and four others were injured in two separate bomb attacks in the restive North Sinai region. A roadside bomb went off when a police vehicle carrying security forces passed by early yesterday in Rafah, killing two policemen and injuring four others, security sources said. In a […]

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