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May, 2016

  • 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 ...

  • 2 May

    The Changing Faces of an Iranian-Canadian MPP

    The real question is: does Moridi represent the Canadian-Iranian community in Canada, or was he just collecting their votes to represent the Iranian and the Azerbaijani governments to Canada? Although Moridi has ridden to his present position on the Iranian votes in Canada, he has changed faces and seems to be representing the interests of several other governments and institutions ...

  • 2 May

    Aleppo must be ‘exterminated’, says Assad’s top cleric

    Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s top cleric has issued a chilling fatwa calling for the ‘extermination’ of civilians in the city of Aleppo. His bloodthirsty demand came after air strikes and shelling have caused ‘daily massacres’ in the besieged rebel stronghold. The fall of Aleppo would strike a devastating blow against those opposed to Assad in Syria’s five-year civil war. The ...

  • 1 May

    Iran calls for boys to fight as CHILD SOLDIERS in Syria alongside Assad’s troops

    Iran has released a propaganda video aimed at recruiting child soldiers to defend Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. A new promotional video clip entitled ‘Martyrs who defend the sacred shrine’ has been broadcast on Iranian state media in recent days, encouraging children to take part in the civil war in Syria. It comes after Iran’s army chief said the forces it had ...

April, 2016

  • 30 April

    Baghdad state of emergency declared after protesters storm parliament

    A state of emergency has reportedly been declared in Baghdad after supporters of the Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed the Green Zone and entered the parliament building. Hundreds of people gathered in protest at the failure of Iraqi MPs to convene for a vote to approve new ministers. The unrest comes after weeks of political turmoil in Baghdad over efforts ...