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15-Jan-2018 trTripoli

Gunmen attack Libya international airport, kill 3

A group on Monday attacked Libya's Tripoli International Airport with heavy weapons, killing three people and injuring several others."The criminal militia known as Bashir al-Baqarah and all the criminals wanted by the Deterrent Force attacked the International...

15-Jan-2018 Baghdad

36 killed in Baghdad twin suicide bombings

At least 36 persons were killed and 91 others injured in twin suicide attacks in Baghdad early on Monday, medical sources told Efe news agency.The deadly attack, which was the bloodiest of its type to hit Iraq since February 2017, rocked Sahet al-Tayaran...

15-Jan-2018 Baghdad

16 killed in Baghdad twin bomb blasts

At least 16 people were killed and dozens others wounded on Monday in twin bomb explosions in downtown Baghdad, officials said.The attack took place in the morning when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at a crowded site near al-Tayaran Square...

14-Jan-2018 Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

17 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan

Seventeen militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) were killed when security forces' aircrafts targeted the terror group's positions in Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.The security forces, according to Attaullah Khogiani, the spokesman for the...

13-Jan-2018 kabul

26 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 26 armed insurgents have been killed and 16 injured since Afghan security forces launched operations across the country over the past 24 hours, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday morning."The joint Afghan security forces also detained three...

12-Jan-2018 kabul

20 Afghan media workers killed in 2017

Twenty journalists and media workers were killed in violence in Afghanistan in 2017, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), an independent media safety group protecting the reporters' rights, said on Friday.Last year was the deadliest for journalists...

12-Jan-2018 Dhaka

3 militants killed near Bangladesh PM's office

Three militants were killed on Friday in a raid by Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force on a militant hideout near Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's office here.Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Benazir Ahmed confirmed the death of the three militants,...

11-Jan-2018 Kunduz

Taliban kill five policemen in Afghanistan

Five Afghan police personnel were killed and two others wounded in an attack by the Taliban in the country's northern province, an official said on Thursday."The incident took place in Archi, a restive district on the outskirts of Kunduz city, on Wednesday...

09-Jan-2018 Rome

169 mafia members arrested in Italy, Germany

Some 169 suspected members of the Italian 'Ndrangheta gang have been arrested in Italy and Germany as part of a joint operation, police said.German police arrested 11 of them in Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Hessen and North Rhine-Westphalia, the Federal Criminal...

09-Jan-2018 Abuja

Nigeria plans mass burial for 71 killed in herdsmen's attacks

Nigeria on Tuesday commenced a three-day mourning ahead of the mass burial of 71 people killed in violence allegedly perpetrated by herdsmen in the north-central state of Benue.A mass burial will be held Thursday for the victims of the attack in Logo and Guma...

08-Jan-2018 Damascus

18 killed in blast targeting rebels' position in Syria

At least 18 people were killed on Sunday by a blast that targeted a rebels' position in Idlib, Syria, a monitor group said.Civilians were among those killed and wounded by the car bomb that targeted a position of Agnad al-Caucaus rebel group, Xinhua reported.The...

06-Jan-2018 London

7 dead as Mexican marines clash with gunmen

Mexican marines exchanged gunfire with a group of gunmen in Mexico's Baja California Sur state, leaving seven dead, officials said on Sunday.The state's Attorney General's Office (PGJE) said the clash took place late on Saturday in the popular beach resort of...

05-Jan-2018 kabul

20 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

At least 20 persons have been killed and 30 others injured here in a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State terror group, an official said.The attack happened on Thursday night in Banaee area of Kabul where a group of police officers were handling...

04-Jan-2018 Sanaa

46 People killed in Arab coalition bombings in Yemen

At least 46 people, including 11 civilians, were killed in the last 24 hours in bombings allegedly by the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, in western Yemen, medics said on Thursday.Coalition aircraft attacked several positions by Houthi rebels in the...

04-Jan-2018 London

Three killed as deadly winter storm batters Europe

At least three people were killed as winter storm Eleanor swept across Europe causing widespread disruption, leaving thousands of homes without power and bringing transport links to a halt.Two people drowned on Spain's northern Basque coast on Wednesday...

03-Jan-2018 Abuja

10 killed in Nigeria mosque attack

A teenage male suicide bomber exploded himself in a mosque in Nigeria's Gamboru town on Wednesday, killing 10 people including his biological father, officials said.The suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device strapped to his body during...

02-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Violence back in Bengal's Bhangar, villagers attacked

Violence returned to West Bengal's Bhangar on Tuesday, only three days after a peace rally was organised by the Trinamool Congress, as the leaders of the anti-power grid movement in the area accused the ruling party of attacking and terrorising villagers."The...

02-Jan-2018 Tehran

Iran protests : Khamenei blames 'enemies' as toll hits 22

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday blamed Iran's "enemies" for stirring up unrest in the country, as the death toll from days of anti-government protests climbed to 22.In his first remarks since the demonstrations erupted on last Thursday...

02-Jan-2018 Tehran

11 Dead in Iran protests, president blames foreign powers

At least 11 people have died in Iran during five days of anti-government street protests that President Hassan Rouhani blamed on interference by foreign powers, media reported on Tuesday.A policeman was killed in a shootout at one of the protests in the...

01-Jan-2018 London

Four killed in New Year London stabbings

Four young men have been killed in stabbing incidents in London amid New Year celebrations, the Met Police said.Three were stabbed on New Year's Eve and a fourth in the early hours of New Year's Day in unrelated incidents, BBC reported on Monday.Another young...

01-Jan-2018 Brasilia

9 killed in Brazil prison riot

Nine inmates have been killed and their bodies set on fire in a riot at a prison in Brazil's Goias state, officials said.Military Police Commander Divino Alves told the media the melee broke out on Monday between members of rival gangs at the prison in Aparecida...

01-Jan-2018 Mogadishu

US military kills 17 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The US military has intensified airstrikes in Somalia in the past week, killing at least 17 Al-Shabaab terrorists behind the increased deadly attacks in countries including Kenya.The US Africa Command (Africom) in two separate statements on Monday said its...

31-Dec-2017 kabul

Suicide bomber kills 12 in Afghanistan

At least 12 people were killed and 16 others injured when a suicide attacker detonated his explosive device among mourners at a funeral in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city on Sunday."A terrorist blew himself up at the funeral ceremony of the former Governor...

30-Dec-2017 Sanaa

20 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen

At least 20 civilians were killed on Saturday when Saudi-led coalition fighter jets hit Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, witnesses and a medical source told Xinhua.The warplanes struck three taxis full of travellers near a crowded restaurant in the...

29-Dec-2017 Houston

3 killed in shooting in Houston

Three persons, including the gunman, have been killed in a shooting incident in Houston in the US state of Texas, police said.Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner told reporters on Friday in a briefing that the shooter, who was a...

29-Dec-2017 Los Angeles

2 dead in California shooting

At least two persons, including the shooter, have died in a workplace shooting in Long Beach city in the US state of California, officials said.Long Beach Police on Friday said they responded to the Bixby Knolls neighborhood amid reports of an active shooter...

29-Dec-2017 Cairo

10 killed in shooting outside Egypt church

At least ten people were killed in a shootout outside a church here on Friday, state media reported."The security forces thwarted an attack on Mar Mina Church in the Helwan district," said an Interior Ministry statement.The Health Ministry said the ten...

29-Dec-2017 Cairo

Six killed in shooting near Egypt church

At least six people were killed on Friday in a shootout outside a church here, according to Egyptian authorities."The security forces thwarted an attack near the Mar Mina Church in Helwan district," the Interior Ministry said.One attacker was killed and...

28-Dec-2017 Kabul

40 killed in Kabul suicide attack

At least 40 people were killed and over 30 injured here on Thursday in a suicide attack inside an Islamic religious school situated in a building which also houses the offices of an Afghan news agency.The explosion took place around 10.30 a.m. in the Qala-e-Nazar...

26-Dec-2017 Aden

Saudi-led airstrikes kill over 40 in Yemen

Warplanes of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition struck a crowded popular market in Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz on Tuesday killing over 40 people, the media reported.The airstrikes targeted the market in the district of AlTaiziya injuring scores of others....

26-Dec-2017 Sanaa

32 Killed in Saudi coalition airstrikes in Yemen

At least 32 people, including women and children, were killed Monday in airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led Arab coalition near the Yemeni capital and in the provinces of al-Hudaydah and Damar.Eleven died in the town of Aser, near Sanaa, eyewitnesses...

25-Dec-2017 kabul

Eight killed in Kabul suicide bombing

Eight people were killed and two injured on Monday in a suicide bomb attack near Afghanistan's intelligence agency here, officials said.The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility in a statement on the terror group's "Amaq" news website, reports Xinhua news...

23-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

30 killed in Philippines storm

At least 30 people were killed after heavy rains due to tropical storm Tembin lashed southern Philippines, a disaster management official said on Saturday.According to the official, 19 victims were from Lanao del Norte, three from Bukidnon and one from...

22-Dec-2017 Aden

12 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Houthi reinforcements in Yemen

 A total of 12 fighters of the Shiite Houthi group were killed in airstrikes conducted by Saudi-led warplanes near the country's southeastern region of Shabwa on Friday, a military official told Xinhua."Fighter jets of the Saudi-led coalition carried out...

22-Dec-2017 Kandahar

8 killed in Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station

At least eight people were killed and many others wounded after a Taliban suicide car bombing struck a district police station in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Friday, the police said.The attack occurred around 4.30 a.m. when a Taliban suicide bomber...

21-Dec-2017 Islamabad

7 killed in firing, explosion in Pakistan

At least seven people were killed and four injured on Thursday in an incident of firing and a landmine explosion in Pakistan's Balochistan province.Six people were killed and four injured when unidentified gunmen stormed a house in Dera Bugti's Toba Nokani...

18-Dec-2017 Mogadishu

US military kills eight terrorists in Somalia

The US military confirmed on Monday its special forces have killed eight Al-Shabaab terroriosts in drone strikes carried out on Friday evening in Somalia.The US Africa Command (Africom) said the operation which also left one vehicle destroyed occurred about...

18-Dec-2017 Kabul

3 killed, 31 injured in Afghan car bombing

At least three people were killed and 31 others injured after a suicide car bombing struck a police checkpoint in Lashkar Gah, capital of Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand on Monday, officials said.The incident occurred at 5.30 p.m. after a suicide...

17-Dec-2017 Islamabad

9 dead in attack on church in Pakistan, IS claims responsibility

At least nine people have been killed, including two of the attackers, and another 30 injured after four armed insurgents attacked a Methodist church on Sunday in Quetta in Pakistan. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.The attack...

17-Dec-2017 Kandahar (Afghanistan)

Car bomb hits NATO convoy in Kandahar, kills civilian

An Afghan woman was killed and four civilians wounded when a suicide car bomb struck a NATO-led coalition forces' convoy in Kandahar city on Sunday, an official said.The blast occurred around 2 p.m. local time in Police District 5 of Kandahar city, capital...

17-Dec-2017 Islamabad

9 dead in attack on church in Pakistan

At least nine people have been killed, including two of the attackers, and another 30 injured after four armed insurgents attacked a Methodist church on Sunday in Quetta in Pakistan.The attack on the Bethel Memorial church on Imdad square, where around...

17-Dec-2017 Islamabad

Four killed in Pakistan church attack

At least four people were killed and 20 others seriously injured when a suicide bomber detonated himself inside a church in Pakistan's Quetta city on Sunday, police said.Four suicide attackers attacked the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church while a service...

15-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Over 170,000 Filipinos affected by Uber data breach

Over 170,000 Filipino drivers and passengers were affected by global ride-sharing app Uber's massive data breach last year, authorities said on Friday.Philippines National Privacy Commission (NPC) Chairman Raymund Liboro said Uber Philippines informed that...

14-Dec-2017 Mogadishu

13 killed in Somalia suicide attack

At least 13 people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide attack that targeted a police academy here, Somalian authorities said on Thursday.Most of the casualties were police officers. The incident took place when the officers were training, reports...

13-Dec-2017 Sanaa

Airstrikes on rebel prison in Yemen kill 35

At least 35 people were killed and 90 injured in the Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition airstrikes on a detention centre in the Yemeni capital, an official said.The bombings, which took place on Tuesday evening, targeted a military barrack used as a prison...

10-Dec-2017 Sanaa

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's Houthi depot

At least 20 Houthi rebels were killed on Sunday when Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit a missile depot in the Yemeni northwestern province of Hajjah, a Houthi security official told Xinhua."Nearly 20 fighters were killed and some others wounded in the targeted...

09-Dec-2017 Sanaa

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's markets left 6 dead

At least six people were killed and dozens of others wounded when Saudi-led coalition warplanes separately hit two popular markets in Yemen on Saturday, residents and medics said.One of the targets, Khalakah market, is located in Nehm district, about 30...

08-Dec-2017 kabul

7 killed in Kabul market blast

At least seven people were killed and nine others wounded in an explosion at a market in the western neighbourhood of Kabul on Friday, the media reported.According to Tolo News, the blast occurred in the afternoon in Sar-e-Karez market.The target of the...

08-Dec-2017 Islamabad

Toll in Pakistan boat capsize reaches 21

The death toll in a boat capsize off the coast of Pakistan's Thatta district has increased to 21 with several others still reported missing, police said on Friday.According to district officials, there were about 70 people on-board when then accident took...

07-Dec-2017 Mexico City

6 gunned down at carwash in Mexico

At least six people died after gunmen opened fire inside a carwash in the Gulf coast port of Coatzacoalcos, authorities in Mexico's Veracruz state said on Thursday.The attackers left behind a message claiming responsibility for the assault on behalf of...

05-Dec-2017 Sanaa

234 killed, 400 injured in Yemen clashes

Death toll from week-long clashes in the Yemeni capital Sanaa has increased to 234 people, while 400 others were wounded, including 383 severely injured, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for the Middle East said on Tuesday."Our ICRC teams...

05-Dec-2017 Islamabad

Explosion kills six in Pakistan

At least six persons were killed on Tuesday when an improvised explosive device (IED) placed on a motorcycle exploded near a military vehicle in Pakistan's North Waziristan area, the media reported.Eight others were injured in the incident, Geo News reported.Last...

05-Dec-2017 Damascus

Seven killed in Syria bus bombing

At least seven people were killed and eight others wounded on Tuesday when an explosive device ripped through a bus in Syria's Homs city, state news agency SANA reported.The bus exploded in the Ekrima neighbourhood that has been targeted several times by...

03-Dec-2017 kabul

Afghan clashes claim 11 lives

At least 11 persons, including two soldiers, were killed as clashes erupted between security forces and the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, officials said here on Sunday.The clashes took place in Nani village of Andar district on Saturday. The dead also...

02-Dec-2017 kabul

3 killed in Afghanistan bombings

Three people were killed and six others wounded in three successive blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, the capital of Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said."A bomb blast occurred at around midday near the building of local media Inhykas TV...

02-Dec-2017 Sanaa

40 killed in Yemen in fighting between rebel factions

At least 40 persons, including civilians, died and dozens were wounded on Saturday here in the fighting between Houthi rebels and their allies, the forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.Fighting started overnight when the Houthis tried...

01-Dec-2017 Peshawar

14 killed as Burqa-clad militants storm Pakistan college

Fourteen persons, mostly students, were killed as burqa-clad militants stormed and opened fire at the hostel of the Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute here in Pakistan on Friday, officials said.The number of casualties is expected to rise, the media quoted...

01-Dec-2017 Peshawar

Burqa-clad militants kill 11 in Pakistan college

At least 11 persons, mostly students, were killed as burqa-clad militants stormed the hostel of the Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute here in Pakistan on Friday, officials said.The number of casualties is expected to rise, the media quoted security...

01-Dec-2017 Peshawar

Three killed in Peshawar university attack

At least three people were killed and 13 others injured when terrorists wearing burqas attacked a hostel of the University of Agriculture in Pakistan's Peshawar city on Friday. Four terrorists were also killed, police said.The attack was claimed by the...

30-Nov-2017 Islamabad

Four killed in clash between Pakistan religious groups

At least four people were killed and 10 injured when two groups clashed during a religious procession in Pakistan's Sindh province on Thursday, the media reported.Three people were said to be critically injured in the firing incident during an Eid Miladun...

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