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  1. News - World - Jordan

    Loyalists the big winners in Jordan election

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that was shunned by Islamists, according to preliminary results released yesterday. Analysts say the new parliament will now be dominated by loyalists who will resist pressure for real political reform. The Arab Spring that began two years ago and toppled four regimes across the region also sparked regular protests in Jordan, where a combination of youths and Islamists have been demanding sweeping ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Thousands flee as Islamist fighters surge towards Kurdish capital

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Arbil Obama mulls Iraq airstrikes as Islamists surge US President Barack Obama is reportedly considering airstrikes and emergency relief airdrops to help 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who are trapped on a mountaintop after threats by Islamic militants. The possible intervention comes as Islamic State fighters surged across northern Iraq towards the capital ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine military admits Islamist bomb maker was not killed in 2012

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine military says bomb maker is still alive The Philippine military yesterday admitted that one of Southeast Asia's top Islamic militants was alive, more than two years after jubilantly declaring he had been kill ...

  4. News - World

    Obama to use African summit in US to focus on Islamist violence

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lagos US president will use Washington summit to discuss rising Islamist violence on continent, but is unlikely to increase direct military aid Obama's Africa options Rising violence from brutal Islamist groups in Africa will be a key issue at an African summit US President Barack Obama is hosting in Washington this week. But while insecurity created ...

  5. News - World

    Libyan Islamist fighters seize army bases in Benghazi

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:09am by AP

    ... Agencies in Tripoli and Tunis, Tunisia Islamists seize army bases in Benghazi Islamist groups seized the army special-forces headquarters in Benghazi, Libya after days of fighting that left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness. An Islamist and jihadi alliance announced the capture of the main military base in the eastern city ...

  6. News - World - LIBYA

    Islamists mount heaviest assault so far on Libya's main airport in Tripoli

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tripoli Islamists mount heaviest assault on Tripoli airport Islamist militia launched their heaviest assault so far on Libya's main airport in Tripoli ... security official said. "It was the most intense bombardment so far." Islamist militia first attacked the airport on July 13, forcing a halt to all flights. The offensive has caused so ...

  7. News - World - NIGERIA

    60 Nigerian women and girls escape Boko Haram Islamists during fighting

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:41am

    ... to carry out an operation,” he said. Clashes took place between the Islamists and the army late on Friday after an attack by the insurgents in the town of Damboa, where more than 50 of them were ...

  8. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria Islamists attack villages and church near Chibok, dozens killed

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:37am by Reuters and AFP

    ... Reuters in Maiduguri, Agence France-Presse in Kano Deadly strikes a few kilometres from scene of mass schoolgirl abduction More than 50 people were killed in the latest attack blamed on Boko Haram Islamists which targeted churches in Nigeria’s embattled northeast, a Borno state government official said on Monday. “So far we have 54 dead,” said the official, who requested ...

  9. News - World

    Egypt TV: Interim president dissolves Islamist-led parliament

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 11:08pm by AP

    ... CAIRO (AP) — Egypt TV: Interim president dissolves Islamist-led parliament. ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Foreign Islamist fighters exit tribal zone in Pakistan’s northwest

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Miranshah

    ... Agence France-Presse in Miranshah, Pakistan Islamist fighters, including included Chechens, Uzbeks, Turkmen, Tajiks and Uygurs, are leaving the North Waziristan region of Pakistan in anticipation of an Pakistani army offensive Some of the world’s most feared Islamist fighters are quietly slipping away from a Pakistani tribal region ahead of a long-rumoured military operation, ...




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