French hunt for gunman’s girlfriend after bloody siege climax

PARIS: French forces were frantically hunting for the girlfriend of an Islamist gunman on Saturday, as the country mourned 17 dead in three blood-soaked days that shook the nation to its core. After President Francois Hollande warned the threats facing France “weren’t over” and Islamist groups issued chilling warnings of fresh attacks, authorities pursued Hayat […]

Boko Haram has killed 2,000, says Amnesty

YOLA (NIGERIA): Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International on Friday suggested is the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram. District head Baba Abba Hassan said most victims are children, women and elderly people who could […]

Suicide bombing by 10-year-old girl kills 19

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA: A suicide bomb attack by a young girl thought to be as young as 10 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed 19 people, police said on Saturday. Borno State police spokesperson Gideon Jubrin told reporters: “Casualty figure: 20 dead and 18 injured, including the female suicide bomber that detonated the improvised […]

TTP claims attack on Rawalpindi imambargah

ISLAMABAD: The Jamatul Ahrar faction of banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Saturday claimed responsibility for Friday’s bomb attack on an imambargah in Rawalpindi, which killed eight people and wounded 16 others. The powerful explosion on Friday night in the city triggered chaos as dozens of minority Shias gathered at the imambargah to distribute alms to […]

Terrorists have waged war on Prophet & Quran: Nasrallah

BEIRUT: The leader of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah says terrorist groups threaten Islam, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the holy Quran by committing heinous crime against humanity. Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks during a ceremony marking the birth anniversary Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in Beirut’s southern suburbs of Dahiyeh on Friday. “Today I tell you […]

Former Pakistani Air Force man hanged

ISLAMABAD: A former Pakistan Air Force chief technician, convicted for an assassination attempt on former president Pervez Musharraf, has been executed, a media report said Saturday. Khalid Mehmood was executed in Rawalpindi’s Central Jail Friday night, Dawn online reported. Mehmood was sentenced to death Oct 3, 2005, for his involvement in an assassination attempt on […]

Terror Sponsors Facing Backlash: Iran

TEHRAN: Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says those supporting terrorism in the Middle East have now been targeted with terrorist attacks in their own countries. Referring to the recent deadly terrorist attacks in France, Larijani said, “These incidents showed that the countries that were behind terrorism in the Middle East have now become entangled […]

India’s First Cow Minister

JAIPUR/ INDIA: Even in a deeply devout India where the cow is revered, a government ministry dedicated to the protection of the animal is a first. Otaram Devasi, 48, is the western Indian state of Rajasthan’s minister in charge of cow affairs. As for himself, India’s first-ever minister for the ‘divine’ bovine likes to address […]

India’s First Cow Minister

JAIPUR/ INDIA: Even in a deeply devout India where the cow is revered, a government ministry dedicated to the protection of the animal is a first. Otaram Devasi, 48, is the western Indian state of Rajasthan’s minister in charge of cow affairs. As for himself, India’s first-ever minister for the ‘divine’ bovine likes to address […]

BSF constable missing since fortnight

Srinagar: A Border Security Force (BSF) constable who was posted in the outskirts of City is missing since fortnight, police sources said Saturday. They said that 28 year-old Amit Kumar Raman (belt number 10254664) who was posted at 6 Battalion BSF in Pantha Chowk area, had gone missing since 27 December, last year. The BSF […]

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