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Two men dead in Belgium counter-terror raids

Raids were carried out against a group suspected of preparing attacks on a grand scale, federal prosecutor says Amateur footage purports to show scenes from a police counter-terrorism raid in the Belgian city of Verviers. Alexandra Topping in London and Julian Borger in Paris Thursday 15 January 2015 14.50 EST Belgian police have killed two men [...]

US newspapers: Boko Haram committed massacre in Nigerian town of Baga

Nigeria, January 11 /MCN/ The Washington Post reported that Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group, committed a massacre in the Nigerian town of Baga. It killed about 2,000 people in an attack on the town and the surrounding towns on January 3, prompting more than 20,000 people to flee their northeast areas.

12 killed in shooting at French satirical magazine

By Greg Botelho, CNN Updated 11:16 AM ET, Wed January 7, 2015 Source: CNN An eyewitness uploaded a video to Facebook that shows gunmen shoot a police officer and drive away. (CNN)Hooded, black-clad gunmen burst into the office of a provocative French satirical magazine Wednesday, killing four cartoonists and eight others before heading off onto [...]

Jihadist holds hostages in Sydney café, forces them to raise black IS flag

Sydney (Australia), December 15 /MCN/ A jihadist took a number of people hostage Monday inside a café in the city of Sydney and forced some of them to raise the black flag, taken as a banner by the Islamic State, from the café window. According to media and witnesses, more than 30 people are being [...]

US State Department labels Egyptian Ansar bayt al-Maqdis terrorists

Washington, DC, April 9 /MCN/ The U.S. State Department announced today that it has designated Ansar bayt al-Maqdis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The Office of the Spokesperson released a press release on the State Department website, saying that the Egyptian extremist group has been responsible for a number of attacks on Egyptians, tourists, and [...]

Egypt Sentences 529 to Death Over Police Attack

CAIRO March 23, 2014 (AP) By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced to death 529 people, said to be supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi involved in an attack on a police station that killed a senior police officer, in a mass trial that lasted only two sessions and raised [...]

Saudi Arabia declares Muslim Brotherhood, other organizations terrorist groups

Saudi Arabia on Friday declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. Al Arabiya News Channel said via its website that the Saudi terrorism list also includes Hezbollah, al-Nusra Front, Daash and al-Qaeda. Two days ago, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar for the first time in the 33-year-old history of [...]

Seven Coptic Christians found killed in Libya’s Benghazi

Benghazi (Libya), 24 February /MCN/ On Monday, Libyan police discovered seven Egyptian Christians killed in the Grotha area, west of the city of Benghazi in the east of Libya. Islamist militants are active in this area and there are many kidnappings and car bombings, Libyan security officials said.

Local Muslim calls for sharia patrols at city council meeting

Dearborn: Local Muslim calls for sharia patrols at city council meeting Islamic rage boy!!! via The Arab American News. h/t Dee …a local Arab American took the podium to address concerns he had with the city. The man, who identified himself as Hassan, stated that he lived in Westland but had concerns he wanted to [...]

Eleven Christians killed in attack on Nigerian church

Nigeria, /MCN/ Eleven Christians were killed on Friday in an attack on a church by gunmen believed to be affiliated with the Boko Haram terrorist group in Admawa state in northeastern Nigeria. According to the Xinhua Chinese news agency, Olaramo Maina, head of the Madajala regional government, said the pastor and 10 other worshipers were [...]