Nigerian government forces have killed at least 20 suspected members of the Boko Haram militant group in a town in the violence-wracked northeast of the country.According to Defense Ministry spokesman Chris Olukolade, the forces killed the militants while repelling an ambush in Mafa in Borno state.“Twenty insurgents died in the encounter,” Olukolade said in a statement on Thursday.“The Nigerian military cannot by any standard be overwhelmed by the insurgents,” Olukolade stated. 11 more words
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At just 16, Pakistani, Gulalai Ismail set up a local NGO “Aware Girls” with her sisters and their small group of school friends to in order to change young women’s lives in Pakistan. 314 more words
جني الحصاد عند الانتهاء منها . ولكن لفهم كيف أن ننظر إلى حصاده في المستقبل يجب أن نرى كيف تنمو البذور . لهذا الدرس وانا ذاهب لتظهر لك طرق قياس التشدد من الدول الإسلامية شبه .
A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced 26 people to death on charges of staging a “terror group” in an attempt to target the ships passing through the strategic Suez Canal, official sources say.Egyptian judicial sources said on Wednesday the defendants received death sentences for “founding and leading a terror group that aimed to attack” the vessels passing through the Suez Canal, a major shipping route.According to the sources, Egyptian prosecutors also accused the men of manufacturing rockets and explosives. 23 more words
An al Qaeda splinter group has demanded that Christians in a Syrian city it controls pay a levy in gold and curb displays of their faith in return for protection, according to a statement posted online on Wednesday.The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), mainly composed of foreign fighters, is widely considered the most radical of the groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad, and is also engaged in a violent struggle with rival Islamist rebels. 12 more words
About 3,300 people have been killed in fighting between rebel factions trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since the start of the year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.The small but powerful al Qaeda-splinter group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been caught up in clashes with other insurgents in Syria, including al Qaeda’s official Syria branch, the Nusra Front.The fighting started over power struggles and territorial disputes and has since spread throughout rebel-held territory in Syria. 14 more words