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Washington puts Saudi, Yemen, Libya Daesh on terror list

Washington puts Saudi, Yemen, Libya Daesh on terror list

The United States has placed Daesh (ISIL) branches in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Yemen on its global terrorism blacklist. Washington on Thursday categorized the three branches as a “foreign terrorist organization,” meaning that sanctions and penalties will apply to them and those supporting them. The State Department said the ISIL branches appeared in November 2014 [&hellip

The History of Bulgaria

The History of Bulgaria

The history of Bulgaria can be traced from the first settlements on the lands of modern Bulgaria to its formation as a nation-state and includes the history of the Bulgarian people and their origin. The earliest evidence of human occupation discovered on what is today Bulgaria date from at least 1.4 million years ago.[1] Around [&hellip

Leader Urges Boosting Muslim Unity by Holding Fast to Quranic Teachings

Leader Urges Boosting Muslim Unity by Holding Fast to Quranic Teachings

Speaking Wednesday in a meeting with Quran reciters and memorizers and members of the panel of judges of Iran’s 33rd International Quran Competition, the Leader underlined that the Muslim Ummah ought to move toward unity and solidarity by holding fast to this great Divine blessing (the Quran). Ayatllah Khamenei stressed that the Ummah is more [&hellip

Gathering of Quran Activists Helps to Strengthen Muslim Unity

Gathering of Quran Activists Helps to Strengthen Muslim Unity

Speaking to IQNA, Abu Bakr Muhammad Omar, who is competition in the category of memorization, said the great Quranic event convenes Quran reciters, memorizers and experts from different parts of the world and provides a venue for promoting Muslim unity. He added that the Holy Quran, which is the Divine book of Islam, is the [&hellip

Azeri cargo plane crash in Afghanistan, seven killed

Azeri cargo plane crash in Afghanistan, seven killed

An Azerbaijani cargo plane has crashed after taking off in southern Afghanistan, killing seven of its nine crew members on board. The incident occurred on Wednesday at about 7 p.m. local time (1430 GMT) shortly after the freight plane, operated by Azerbaijan’s Silk Way Airlines, took off from the Dweyer military airport in the city [&hellip

Five UN Chadian peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Five UN Chadian peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Militants have ambushed a convoy of United Nations peacekeepers in northern Mali, leaving five Chadian soldiers dead and injuring three others, UN sources say. The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said on Thursday that the troops were killed after they came under a militant attack about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north of [&hellip

Taliban capture district after peace deal with allies

Taliban capture district after peace deal with allies

Taliban have captured a district in northern Afghanistan following several days of fighting even as the government signed a draft peace agreement with the militant group’s allies. The Surkh Kotal district in Baghlan Province fell to Taliban militants on Wednesday after security forces fled the area, local officials said. Reports said two Afghan soldiers were [&hellip

Iraq’s Sadr loyalists withdraw from Baghdad neighborhoods

Iraq’s Sadr loyalists withdraw from Baghdad neighborhoods

Fighters loyal to prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have withdrawn from several neighborhoods across Baghdad where they were deployed following a spate of deadly bombings. Witnesses said Sadr’s Saraya al-Salam, or Peace Brigades, pulled out of the streets of Baghdad’s northeastern district of Sadr City early on Wednesday. The cleric “ordered that no arm [&hellip

10m may die a year from superbugs by 2050: Report

10m may die a year from superbugs by 2050: Report

A UK report has warned of at least 10 million deaths a year by 2050 as a result of infections resistant to traditional antibiotic drugs, which would mark the advent of “dark ages” of deadly pandemics. The report, commissioned by the British government and released on Thursday, said major steps should be taken to battle [&hellip

3000 Iraqis flee Mosul to Kurdish-held areas in Syria

3000 Iraqis flee Mosul to Kurdish-held areas in Syria

More than 3,000 Iraqis have fled Mosul to a refugee camp on the Syrian side of the border over the last week as fighting intensifies to retake the city from Daesh militants. Refugees arrived at the al-Hawl refugee camp in Hasakah Province after Iraqi forces forced Daesh terrorists to further retreat towards the Syrian border. [&hellip