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Philippines arrests suspected former leader of Daesh

 Philippine police have arrested a suspected former leader of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group during a raid on his apartment in the capital Manila. (News Desk) – Fehmi Lassoued, an Egyptian national, was arrested along with a female suspect last week, Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa said on Monday. ...

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UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said Monday. (AFP) – The official, speaking at a conference on Africa organized by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said the ...

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Hundreds of Malaysians stranded in cable car accident

Hundreds of tourists were stranded for hours after a cable car broke down on the Malaysian island of Langkawi, authorities said Monday, with some left dangling in cabins over a jungle-clad mountain as night fell. (Muslim Times) – Over 1,000 tourists, including some Western and Chinese visitors, and scores of ...

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Iran resumes hunt for missing plane

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iranian rescue teams resumed their search on Monday for a passenger plane that disappeared high in the Zagros mountains the previous day with 66 people onboard, local media reported. State television said the weather had improved after blizzard conditions hampered search efforts Sunday, and that helicopters were ...

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Clashes leave 27 dead as Yemen troops target Al-Qaeda

ADEN (AFP) – Eight soldiers and 19 suspected members of Al-Qaeda were killed in Yemen on Sunday, as the army launched an offensive against key outposts of the extremists, a military official said. General Faraj al-Bahsani, governor of Hadramawt province, told AFP the army had taken control of the Mesini ...

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Israeli fire kills 2 in Gaza after blast wounds soldiers

GAZA CITY (AFP) – Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian teenagers in the Gaza Strip, medical sources said Sunday, as tensions rose after an apparent bomb attack that wounded several Israeli soldiers on the enclave s border. The Saturday explosion and ensuing Israeli air strikes marked one of the most serious ...

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Syria forces ready for assault on rebel enclave

BEIRUT (AFP) – Syrian forces readied Sunday for a ground offensive against the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, a monitor said, as residents of the capital braced for retaliatory shelling. President Bashar al-Assad has in recent days been sending reinforcements from across the country to the edge of ...

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Imran Khan marries Bushra Bibi

ISLAMABAD ( Muslim Times) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has married Bushra Bibi from Lahore in what comes as his third marriage, Dunya News learnt late Sunday. Reportedly, Mufti Saeed officiated the nuptial knot and the ceremony held at residence of Bushra Bibi s brother in Lahore, was attended ...

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