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May, 2016

  • 19 May

    EgyptAir Flight MS804 disappears from radar during Paris-Cairo flight

    EgyptAir Flight MS804 has disappeared from radar during a flight from Paris to the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the airline says. At least 69 people were on board. (more)   EgyptAir said in a brief statement that Flight 804, an Airbus A320 aircraft, left Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on late Wednesday evening and was due to arrive at Cairo ...

  • 16 May

    Australian Politician Proposes 10-Year Ban on Muslim Immigration

    Australian politician Kirralie Smith proposed a 10-year hiatus on Muslim immigration, saying that Islamic values are “not compatible to our democratic values of freedom.” The comments were made in an interview with Sky News, where Smith promoted her new political party, The Australian Liberty Alliance, which counts ‘the Islamisation issue’ as one of its two key pillars. “We need to have ...

  • 16 May

    Refugees Will Help Establish the Caliphate

    The war in Syria is a vast human tragedy, as this speaker’s opening remarks make clear.  There is a silver lining to be had in it, though, to hear him tell the story.  It is not the story that you probably think you know.  In this version of the story, Assad and Iran are Western puppets to such a degree that ...

  • 11 May

    Gaza kids’ festival theme suicide bombs, guns and murder

    There are some resemblances to a traditional children’s carnival. The children are dressed in beautiful, bright colors. Young girls are bearing flowers in their hair, and the children moving around to loud, fun music, waving flags and singing songs. The one exception at this children’s festival in Gaza is that the songs, musical acts and dances are about guns, bombs and killing ...

  • 10 May

    It’s IMPOSSIBLE to be Christian in Iraq

    Father Douglas Bazi saw his church blown up in front of him before crazed jihadis knocked his teeth knocked out with a hammer, broke his nose and back and shot him in the leg. He revealed graphic details of his nine days held hostage and the continued persecution of Christians by ISIS when he gave the bleak outlook for his ...

  • 7 May

    Iranian filmmaker sentenced to 233 lashes for documentary about graffiti in Tehran

    An Iranian director sentenced to 223 lashes for making a film that has never been officially shown in his homeland said Friday he just wanted to be left alone to work rather than “be turned into a hero”. Keywan Karimi ran into trouble with Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards over a documentary he shot called “Writing on the City” about graffiti ...

  • 7 May

    Airstrike at Syrian refugee camp kills at least 28

    At least 28 people were killed when warplanes struck a refugee camp Thursday in Syria, the monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, with many of the dead women and children. Rami Abdul Rahman, director of the London-based group, told CNN it was not immediately clear whether Syrian or Russian planes conducted the airstrike. The planes attacked the Kamuna ...

  • 6 May

    Albinos mutilated in Malawi, activists call for action

    The targeting and killing of people with albinism in Malawi has a reached a crisis point after two more people were killed and their bodies mutilated, a leading activist has said, just days after the UN said the community faced systematic extinction. Bonface Massah, head of the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi, told Al Jazeera on Friday that ...

  • 5 May

    Inside the Global Jihad May , 2016

    Main events of the week In Syria, the fighting in the city of Aleppo and its northern rural area has escalated over the past two weeks. Syrian and Russian aircraft attacked targets in Aleppo neighborhoods controlled by the rebel organizations. The rebel organizations (including the Al-Nusra Front) fired rockets and mortar shells at neighborhoods controlled by the Syrian regime. Hundreds ...

  • 2 May

    Iran to Build Seven New Nuke Plants by 2020

    Iran is offering to help the global community construct nuclear power plants, according to a top official, who said that Iran would be home to seven new nuclear plants by 2020, according to recent remarks. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, announced on Friday that Iran has the technology and know-how to help the world’s advanced nations ...