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Omar Omsen, also known as Omar Diaby, was one of the main recruiters of French nationals to the jihadist fight in Syria
09/08/2015 - France-Syria

Notorious ISIS recruiter, Omar Omsen, dies in Syria

Franco-Senegalese jihadist, Omar Diaby, better known as Omar Omsen, has been killed in Syria, French media reported on Sunday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Washington DC shaking hand with spokesman Shehu Garba
20/07/2015 - Nigeria - United States

Nigerian anti-gay activists fear Obama pressure on Buhari during US visit

Nigerian opponents of gay rights vowed to defend the country’s anti-gay laws as President Muhammadu Buhari met his United States counterpart Barack Obama in Washington DC on Monday.
11/07/2015 - Nigeria

Dispelling the myths about Nigeria's Boko Haram

Nigerian militant Boko Haram group has become a permanent fixture on the news, especially with the kidnap of the Chibok girls.
Iranian demonstrators burn an Israeli flag on al-Quds Day in Tehran
10/07/2015 - Israel - Palestine - Iran

Iran's annual Jerusalem Day rallies take on Saudi policy in Yemen

International al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day) saw several thousand Iranians taking part in annual anti-Israel rallies throughout the country.
Forsane Alizza Mohamed Achamlane in Paris in 2012
10/07/2015 - FRANCE

French Islamist group leader jailed for nine years

The leader of a French Islamist group has been jailed for nine years for terrorism-related offences, although his group committed no attacks.
A recent poll found that more than two-thirds of French are against a proposal to use empty churches as mosques
08/07/2015 - France

Sarkozy signs petition to protect empty churches from conversion to mosques

A proposal to use empty churches as mosques has drawn strong opposition in France, with a poll showing more than two-thirds against it and former president Nicolas Sarkozy signing an appeal entitled: ...
Activists protested in Kabul on March 24 demanding justice for Farkhunda.
02/07/2015 - Afghanistan

Afghan woman killers' death sentences overturned

Human rights activists have expressed shock, disappointment and outrage over the appeal court’s decision in Afghanistan which on Wednesday overturned the death sentences of four men involved ...
Tunisian army soldiers arrive after a gunman opened fire on a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, 26 June 2015
27/06/2015 - Tunisia-France

Tunisia confronted with dilemma of security over liberty after Sousse attack

Tunis on Saturday announced a raft of tough measures to eradicate the growing terror threat, after an Islamist gunman shot dead 38 tourists at a beachfront hotel. Plans include a clampdown on radical mosques that spread religious extremism, as well as deploying army reservists around archaeological sites and coastal areas.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls arrives at the first forum of the communication board to discuss French Islam at the Interior Ministry in Paris
15/06/2015 - FRANCE

Islam here to stay in France, Valls tells government-Muslim forum

Islam is here to stay in France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a half-day conference on relations with the Muslim community on Monday.
12/06/2015 - Kenya

Kenyan Muslim NGO bank accounts stay frozen despite terror links ruling

A Kenyan court ruled on Thursday that two Muslim rights groups must be removed from the government’s list of terrorist groups.
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