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Gunmen attack Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli

Gunmen attack Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli

Militants have attacked a hotel popular with foreigners in Libya's capital, killing three guards and injuring 12 other people, officials say. Several gunmen stormed the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli and opened fire in the reception area. A car bomb also exploded outside the hotel. Some of the gunmen are still thought to be inside the...

IS sentences musicians to 90 lashes for playing keyboard

IS sentences musicians to 90 lashes for playing keyboard

Islamic State religious police have been filmed beating musicians and destroying their instruments as punishment for playing an 'un-Islamic' keyboard. The men were pictured being hit across the back and legs with a wooden stick in a public square after IS's fanatical Islamic enforcers ruled the electric keyboard was 'offensive to Muslims', reports the...

Massacre at French magazine office

Massacre at French magazine office

Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring seven, French officials say. At least two masked attackers opened fire with assault rifles in the office and exchanged shots with police in the street outside before escaping by car.

ISIS fighters ‘have contracted Ebola’

ISIS fighters ‘have contracted Ebola’

The World Health Organisation is investigating reports that ISIS militants have been showing up at an Iraqi hospital with Ebola, repots Mail Online. According to three media outlets an undisclosed number of militants displaying signs of the disease attended a hospital in the ISIS-held city of Mosul, 250 miles north of Baghdad. While the reports,...

India outrage over mock 'Muslim' terror drills

India outrage over mock 'Muslim' terror drills

There has been outrage in India after police in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat conducted mock security drills featuring Muslims as "militants". A video of a drill in Surat district showed police taming men wearing long tunics and white skullcaps. Another video shot in the Narmada district had "militants" shouting "Islam Zindabad...

ISIS fighter accidentally tweets secret location

ISIS fighter accidentally tweets secret location

A New Zealand man thought to have been fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) inadvertently revealed his precise location by posting geotagged tweets, a security researcher revealed. Abu Abdul-Rahman, also known as Mark Taylor, left New Zealand to join the fight with ISIS in May 2012. Soon after, he...

SC okays Asif’s bail

SC okays Asif’s bail

The Supreme Court today upheld a High Court verdict that granted bail to Asif Adnan Shuvo, who was allegedly recruited as an Islamic State fighter, in a criminal case, clearing the way for his release from jail. The 26-year-old son of former High Court judge Abdus Salam Mamun has been accused in the case...

IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

Islamic State (IS) militants have captured the pilot of a Jordanian warplane that crashed in northern Syria, Jordan's military has confirmed. The jihadist group claimed it had shot down the jet with a heat-seeking missile near the city of Raqqa. It published photographs showing the pilot, who has been named as Flight Lieutenant Moaz Youssef...

Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers'

Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers'

Militants have stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping at least 100, a survivor has told the BBC. He said that suspected Boko Haram militants had seized young men, women and children from Gumsuri village. The attack happened on Sunday but news has only just emerged, after survivors...

Mumbai attacks 'mastermind' Lakhvi bailed in Pakistan

Mumbai attacks 'mastermind' Lakhvi bailed in Pakistan

A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has been granted bail by a court in Pakistan. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is one of seven men facing trial over the attacks in the Indian city, which left 165 people dead. Nine gunmen were also killed. The attacks in Mumbai damaged peace efforts between India and...

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