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The myth of surgical strike on Pakistan: How Modi fooled the India?

Do Khattak mulls over dissolving KP Assembly?

US defence attaché not named in ECL due to Saudi-allied PMLN govt

MWM slams criminal silence of international community against Indian atrocities

Birthday Anniversary of "Great Saviors of Islam"

UK refuses to back UN inquiry into Saudi ‘war crimes’ amid fears it will damage trade

Wooed by Imran : Would Ch.Nisar join PTI?

Bahraini court jails 24 Shias, strips them of citizenship

Russia: German chlorine, UK grenades found in Syria

Russia tests Nuke that can wipe UK off the map 3 times over

A German newspaper announced the possibility of a chemical attacks in Europe executed by ISIS terrorists.

Eyeless in Gaza: The story of an Israeli soldier

PTI loses majority in K-P assembly

Cross-border skirmish: Can Pakistan Try Afghan soldiers under international law?

Pakistan reducing dependence on US arms: FT report

Russia warns of ‘painful’ retaliation in face of US sanctions

Yemeni forces target airport on Saudi soil with ballistic missile

Iran vows to buy all the weapons it needs, irrespective what the world thinks about it

Grand Mufti of Egypt declares buying Facebook likes ‘haram’

'Reciprocal' travel restrictions to be imposed on Pakistan diplomats: US.

Baloch activist says RAW asked him to heckle Nawaz in 2015

A Russian praise for Imran Khan

Saudi Arabia open to sending troops into Syria: FM

Saudi, UAE recruiting 1000s of African mercenaries: Report

The Chankia accusation: Is Pakistan inciting Khalistan movement?

Pakistanis among 4000 people handed over by Musharraf regime to US

Theresa May earns cold reception in U.K. Parliament over Syria attacks

Endgame In Syria: Why US has conceded defeat?

The Indo-Iran Syndrome & Pakistan

Man dies as protest against rape, murder of minor girl turns violent in Karachi

Shame for Musharraf: ‘4,000 Pakistanis handed over to foreigners for dollars’

Who is in danger: Would RAO Anwar become an approver in Naqeeb murder case?

Assad's aide: Syrian defenses smarter than US missiles

'No amount of killing will stop us,' vow Nigerian Shias

Pakistan orders probe into attack on judge

'World War 3' Google Searches Spike After Syria Strike

China voices support for Russia on Syria, holds naval drills against USA

Details of terrorist training were found in a notebook of an ISIS member

Akin to Altaf Hussain: LHC bans Nawaz Sharif's and Maryam Nawaz's speeches

A clean chit: The backdoor deal with Khadim Rizvi

Is Afghanistan the next Caliphate?

Syria Missile attack: Why UN has become a useless object?

Trump morally unfit to be president: Ex-FBI director

Would Ch.Nisar make a forward bloc in PML-N?

Stupid than ever: A Muslim country newspaper claims that Queen of England is descendant of Holy prophet (pbuh)

Why the West hates Syria?

The politics within: Who divided PML-N?

Qatar’s allowing missiles to be fired from airbase shameful: Syrian official

Morocco to pull warplanes from Saudi-led coalition: Report

Attack on Supreme Court Judge: Is it a message to Chief Justice?

The Sham democracy: Why is India still sleeping on rape of a minor in Kashmir?

Model town killing case: Would Adiala Jail welcome both Sharifs?

US Choppers Caught Evacuating ISIS Terrorists according to Syrian news agency

US Considers Opening Embassy in Pyongyang

Erdogan's dual face: Turkey welcomes US-led airstrikes in Syria

Who brought Nawaz Sharif to the closed end?

Russian state TV tells viewers best supplies to pack for Word War III bomb shelters

A mortal blow to Nawaz or a new mountain to climb?

Increasing economic ties: Iran to be part of CPEC

Rape of Kashmiri girl: Would UN awake on Kashmir issue?

Would new CJP annul decision against Nawaz Sharif?

Syria comes under military attack on Trump's orders, 13 missiles shot down

Pak-Iran Ferry service from Karachi to Chabahar to be started to benefit pilgrims

New Scandal: Trump fathers an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower

Where does Nawaz Sharif's disqualification for life leave him and the PML-N?

Saudi-led boycotters stick to steep demands for Qatar: Report

Historical Judgement: Nawaz Sharif disqualified for life

Penchant for religious extremism: Punjab promulgates ordinance allowing four loudspeakers at mosques

Would Nawaz Sharif be handed life time disqualification?

Pakistan stands with Syria: A green signal to Russian bloc

What Another showdown with TLP would result in?

Merkel: Germany will not participate in any possible military action against Syria

In own trap: Trump Demands Saudi King Quickly End Qatar Dispute

Israel minister calls for assassination of Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad

Can ICC bring Rohingya's murderers into justice?

Would Tehrike.eLabaik topple govt this time?

Is Wajid Zia backtracking from his statements?

Diplomatic war: Did Pakistan stun US with strict message?

Syrian forces frees Douma, entire Eastern Ghouta, from terrorists: Russia

Iran: Saudi Arabia cannot hide support for terrorism through playing blame game

Iran threatens Israel over Syria air base strike

Pro-Taliban Deobandi seminaries refuse audit of their funds

War threats: Can Syrian conundrum trigger world war III?

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

US State Department denies imposition of travel restrictions on Pak diplomats

Is Adiala jail ready to receive Nawaz Sharif?

Changing the history: Pakistan puts US diplomat on trial

700,000 Syrians displaced by fighting in 2018: UN

Iranian, Pakistani groups send humanitarian aid to Syria

U.S. 40 Years Behind Russian 'Satan 2' Nuclear Missile

Saudi considering proposal to set up military base, nuclear waste site on Qatar border

Is Pakstan really in the Post-Taliban Era?

Is Britain about to join US military action over reports of Syria chemical attack?

Syria warns about ‘dangerous repercussions’ of Israeli attack

US tells Indian daily that Pakistan took steps against terrorists

In favor of Nawaz Sharif: Capital FZE docs have no evidential value, admits Wajid

Another disaster in the often: Is TLYRA deliberately inviting chaos?

Sinking ship of PML-N: How Saraiki region would prove a disaster for PML-N?

Would Chief Justice take pity on oppressed Hazaras?

A question of national integrity: Can Pakistan put US diplomat on ECL?

France


Syria comes under military attack on Trump's orders, 13 missiles shot down

1397/1/25 | 01:11
  Multiple places in Syria have come under attack by US, British and French military forces after President Donald Trump ordered a military strike against the country despite international warnings against further escalation of the situation. “A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of” Syria, Trump said in a televised address from the White House on Friday evening. He also warned Russia and Iran, which have been assisting Syria ...

Saudi crown prince in Paris for arms, other deals

1397/1/20 | 01:11
  Saudi Arabia's crown prince has kicked off a flamboyant three-day tour of Paris amid the French public's rage at the country's arms sales to the kingdom. Mohammed bin Salman, who also heads the Saudi armed forces, dined with President Emmanuel Macron at Louvre museum on Monday, and was scheduled to meet with French Defense Minister Florence Parly. Activists planned to hold protests during the visit overshadowed by lavish weapons sales by the world's third biggest arms exporter to the kingdom, which has been attacking Yemen for more ...

Turkey Threatens to Attack French Forces in Syria For Backing Kurds

1397/1/11 | 01:11
  Following Thursday’s announcement by French President Emmanuel Macron that he is sending special forces to the Syrian city of Manbij to back up the US-led coalition, including Kurdish YPG, against potential Turkish attacks, Turkey is threatening France.   Turkish officials declared Macron’s announcement to be the “completely wrong approach,” and to amount to support for terrorism. Deputy PM Bekir Bozdag added that France would “become a target of Turkey” if they keep cooperating with the Kurds. This adds yet more complexity ...

Rights groups threaten legal action against France over arms exports to Saudi, UAE

1397/1/3 | 01:11
Two human rights groups have given the government of French President Emmanuel Macron two months to end its arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which are involved in a devastating three-year-old conflict in Yemen, or face legal proceedings. Legal non-governmental organization Droit Solidarite and Aser, which specializes in armament issues, argue that France is breaking international law by providing weapons for the Saudi-led aggression against war-ravaged Yemen and subsequently committing war crimes there. “France ...

Runaway UAE princess went ‘missing’ with former French spy

1397/1/2 | 01:11
  The man reported to be missing with a runaway princess daughter of Dubai’s ruler is an ex-spy who alleges to have previously escaped the country wearing scuba gear under a burka.   Sheikah Latifa Mohammed Al Maktoum – who goes by Latifa – is reportedly missing off the coast of Goa, in India, with American national Jean-Pierre Herve Jaubert, a former French intelligence agent and author.   In footage released by her United States-based lawyer, the 33-year-old said she escaped the UAE because she does not have the freedom ...

Report finds French arms sales to Saudi and UAE could breach international law

1397/1/1 | 01:11
  A report commissioned by Amnesty International and French human rights group ACAT has found that French arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE could breach international law if these weapons are being used in the ongoing war in Yemen. As a signatory to the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) of 2014, which was ratified by France and 88 other states in a bid to regulate international trade in conventional weapons, France is legally obligated to prevent arms sales in any situation in which its weapons will be used to violate international humanitarian ...

Britain, France, Germany propose new sanctions on Iran: Report

1396/12/26 | 01:11
  Britain, France and Germany have proposed new European Union sanctions on Iran over its missile program and its regional role, a confidential document says. The joint paper was sent to EU capitals on Friday to sound out support for such sanctions as they would need the backing of all 28 member states of the bloc, Reuters quoted two people familiar with the matter as saying. "We will therefore be circulating in the coming days a list of persons and entities that we believe should be targeted in view of their publicly demonstrated roles," ...

France will strike if chemical weapons use proven in Syria: Macron

1396/11/25 | 01:11
President Emmanuel Macron says if the use of chemical weapons against civilians is proven in Syria, "France will strike" while noting that no proof of such an action has been presented. "On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line...If we have proven evidence that chemical weapons proscribed in treaties are used, we will strike the place where they are made," he said on Tuesday. "Today, our agencies, our armed forces have not established that chemical weapons, as set out in treaties, have been used against the civilian ...

France has no absolute evidence on Syria chemical attack: Defense minister

1396/11/22 | 01:11
  The French defense minister has cast doubt on the veracity of accusations that the Syrian government has used the chemical agent chlorine in the country. “We have some indications of possible chlorine use [in Syria], but we have no absolute confirmation,” Florence Parly told France Inter radio on Friday. “So we, alongside the others, are working on trying to confirm this, as we clearly have to get the facts straight,” she added, without elaborating on who else was engaged in the confirmation effort. Parly pointed to French ...

‘No sign France reducing arms sales to Saudi-led coalition’

1396/11/22 | 01:11
  France has shown no concrete signs of reducing or suspending arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen, diplomatic sources say, despite massive civilian casualties caused by the coalition bombing. "There is a desire to show that France is doing something. It says some deliveries have been suspended in the past, but there is nothing to show that," a source close to the matter said, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, a French diplomatic source claimed Paris has an export control system that takes into account the nature of the ...

France: Thousands protest in Paris against Turkish offensive in Afrin

1396/11/8 | 01:11
Thousands of protesters marched through central Paris, Saturday, to condemn the Turkish military operations against Kurdish militias in Afrin, northern Syria. (RUPTLY)   ...

Iranian youth are fully supportive of their political system: Asia Times

1396/10/30 | 01:11
Anyone who is aware of Iran and Iranian society knows that the Iranian system is very strong, and it won't be affected by any measures.   The Asia Times wrote about the support of Western countries on Iran’s protest that: The West is talking about the protesters, but, is not talking about the reaction of the Iranian government towards this protest. We should all see that if such incident took place in France or Germany, how would have police of these countries reacted.   During the visit of the Iranian cities, I came to know that ...

Russia, France Slam US Over Emergency UN Meeting on Iran

1396/10/18 | 01:11
  An emergency meeting at the UN Security Council on the subject of week-long protests in Iran saw a series of speeches, including the US reiterating its previous public statements backing demonstrators and threatening Iran, and other nations wondering why this was worth an emergency meeting. French Ambassador Francois Delattre insisted the Iran protests had nothing to do with international peace and security, warning against “attempts to exploit this crisis for personal ends,” which many see as a direct rebuke of the US. Russian ...

Macron asks Saudi king to lift Yemen blockade: Report

1396/10/7 | 01:11
French President Emanuel Macron has reportedly asked King Salman of Saudi Arabia to remove a long-running blockade on Yemen and let humanitarian aid through, as millions of Yemeni civilians struggle with the humanitarian crisis caused by an ongoing Saudi military invasion. The Saudi-led war, which began in March 2015, was one of the main issues Macron discussed with the Saudi monarch over the phone on Wednesday, an Elysee source told Reuters. The constant bombing by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, including the United Arab Emirates, has ...

France ‘has no plan’ to move embassy to Al Quds (Jerusalem)

1396/9/26 | 01:11
France does not intend to move its embassy to a city other than Tel Aviv for now,” French FM says.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday that his country had no plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem.   “France does not intend to move its embassy to a city other than Tel Aviv for now,” Le Drian told RTL Radio during an interview.   He said the Palestinians needed hope while the Israeli side should take responsibility. “France will support any peace process in the region,” the French minister said.   According ...

Tillerson warns Saudi about its actions in Mideast

1396/9/18 | 01:11
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned Saudi Arabia about “the consequences” of its actions in the Middle East. His warning came Friday during his brief visit to Paris, France, where he commented on Riyadh’s behavior toward Yemen, Qatar and other neighbors. "With respect to Saudi Arabia's engagement with Qatar, how they're handling the Yemen war that they're engaged in, the Lebanon situation, we would encourage them to be a bit more measured and a bit more thoughtful in those actions to, I think, fully consider the consequences," ...

ISIS takes Santa Claus hostage!

1396/9/8 | 01:11
  In images released by ISIS supporters, the extremists posed a serious threat to Christmas markets in Britain, France and Germany.   On one of the posters, there is a picture of Santa Claus on a background of London Streets kneeling in front of an ISIS member with his hands tied.   ISIS supporters posted said images in Messaging apps in English, French and German. on the pictures there is also a message “Soon on your vacation,” which apparently suggests London should wait for a terrorist attack on the holiday season. ...

Senior Iranian official warns Macron against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs

1396/8/28 | 01:11
  A senior Iranian official has advised French President Emmanuel Macron against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs, including such strategic issues as the Iranian defense program. Ali Akbar Velayati, who advises Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, made the remark in an interview with IRIB News after Macron said Iran’s ballistic missile program had “to be curtailed.” Such interference will have no impact other than diminishing the French government’s credibility in Iran’s ...

Is Lebanese PM Hariri a Prisoner of Saudi Arabia?

1396/8/22 | 01:11
  Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who attempted to resign last weekend, reportedly met with a French diplomat at an undisclosed location within Saudi Arabia, where both he and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince claimed he is “not a prisoner.” But is he?   France is clearly far from convinced, as the most recent statements out of the French Foreign Ministry said they “wish Hariri had all his freedom of movement,” and added that he should be able to “make his own choices” regarding his future in Lebanon.   Germany, ...

Merkel’s victory: The rise of Extremism in the world

1396/7/6 | 01:11
    Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term in an election that will brought a far-right party into Germany's parliament for the first time in more than half a century.     After shock election results last year, from Britain's vote to leave the European Union to the election of President Donald Trump, many look to Merkel to rally a bruised liberal Western order tasking her with leading a post-Brexit Europe.     Where Emmanuel Macron’s twin decisive ...

Saudi Crown Prince Calls Off Visit to Paris for Fear of Popular Uprising

1396/6/26 | 01:11
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cancelled his upcoming visit to Paris after activists in his country called for wide public protest rallies in coming days.   The Arabic-language Arabi 21 news website quoted a Saudi source as stating that Bin Salman was due to visit Paris to meet with President Emanuel Macron but repeated demands for holding protest rallies in Saudi Arabia by the 'September 15 Movement' postponed the trip to an unspecified period of time. According to the report, the Saudi people were due to hold protest rallies on ...

American and French weapons seized in Syria's Qalamoun before al-Nusra terrorists get their hands on them +Photos

1396/5/5 | 01:11
According to Sanaa news agency, after receiving precise intelligence, Syria's security forces discover and capture a vehicle full of weapons and ammunition, including Thousands of bullets, the French anti-tank missiles "C 57", American "CJ" balls, various types of special guns and rifles designed for snipers and RPGs. The discovery of Western weapons proves that The USA and Europe are still supporting the terrorist groups, in violation of international law. On May 4th of last year, Syrian security forces also found four vehicles carrying ...

Macron, Netanyahu and Holocaust

1396/4/31 | 01:11
  On Sunday, two liars and Muslim haters, French president Emmanuel Macon and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Paris to mourn the 75th anniversary of the ethnic-cleansing of French Jews.     According to the Holocaust Industry, on July 14, 1942, French police rounded up 13,152 French Jews who were later sent to death camps in Poland and other German occupied territories.   Speaking near the former site of the Velodrome d’Hiver, the indoor cycle track from which the Jews were allegedly deported ...

France attempts to remove Holy Qura’n among young Algerians

1396/4/15 | 01:11
  After 128 years of French brutal colonialism, in May 1943, France conducted a scientific experiment aimed at eliminating the spirit of Islam among the youth of Algeria.   Ten Muslim girls were chosen in Algeria. These girls went to French schools under the supervision of the French government. They wore French clothing, behaved like a typical citizen and became familiar with their customs.   After 11 years from the start of this colonial program, the French government set up a graduation ceremony for these girls that ministers, ...

U-Turn on Assad: France’s Macron says Assad removal no longer necessary

1396/4/1 | 01:11
French President Emmanuel Macron said his country no longer deems the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a precondition for resolving the conflict in the Arab country.   On Wednesday, the newly-elected president made the announcement which was in stark contrast to the stance of the previous French administration and closer to Russia's pro-Assad position.   "My lines are clear, firstly, a complete fight against all the terrorist groups [is required], they are our enemies," he said, adding that his second priority ...

Marine Le Pen: France should support Assad

1395/12/11 | 01:11
  On Monday, French anti-Muslim president candidate and leader of country’s main opposition party French National (FN)Marine Le Pen  praised Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and called on French government of Francois Hollande (Jew) to stop supporting anti-Assad rebels.     She claimed that Assad is the only Syrian leader who can solve Europe’s refugee problem. Because an ISIS victory would create more refugees who would fuel more hatred toward Israel and Jews in the European Union member countries. It seems the in-fighting ...

The hype of Propaganda against Assad

1395/11/28 | 01:11
  The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday published a report stating that Syrian government forces had used chemical weapons in opposition-controlled parts of Aleppo during battles to retake the city late last year. The findings add to mounting evidence of the use of banned chemical weapons in the six-year-old Syrian civil war and could strengthen calls by Britain, France and the United States for sanctions against Syrian officials. Government helicopters dropped chlorine bombs “in residential areas in Aleppo on at least eight occasions ...

An inevitable confrontation: West- Iran face to face in Persian Gulf

1395/11/13 | 01:11
  The US, UK, France and Australia will run a war games drill in the Persian Gulf that will simulate a confrontation with Iran.     All the task forces of the US Naval Forces Central Command [NAVCENT] headquartered in Bahrain will be involved in the exercise, including, "surface, strike, mine countermeasure, maritime patrol assets along with UK, French and Australian naval forces in the Arabian Gulf," according to News Blaze, citing the US Fifth Fleet spokesman.   The exercise, which has apparently been planned for some ...

Saving two-state solution: Can France sustain US pressure on Israel-Palestine issue?

1395/11/1 | 01:11
  A conference for peace in Middle East organised by France warned against unilateral steps on Jerusalem and borders saying such an approach could threaten a negotiated solution to the seven-decade old conflict.       Following the deadlock in peace process between Israel and Palestinians, France has advocated urgent and renewed mobilisation of international community in order to preserve the two-state solution and spark new momentum for peace.     Paris Summit was held with the same objective and we believe that ...

Paris gathering: Israel’s real fear begins

1395/10/29 | 01:11
    French President François Hollande told the Paris gathering of 70 nations on Sunday, a two-state solution wasn’t a dream; it remained “the goal of the entire international community for the future”.     Given its track record, Israel’s rejection of the Paris call shouldn’t surprise the world with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accusing the 69 nations (Britain didn’t sign the communiqué) of imposing conditions “incompatible with our needs”.     Israel’s fear is that the Paris statement could ...

Banning Chopper sale to Syria: Why doesn’t Saudia fall in the list?

1395/10/5 | 01:11
France and Britain are pushing the UN Security Council to ban the sale of helicopters to Syria and to impose the first sanctions over the use of chemical weapons in the five-year war.   A draft resolution calls for asset freezes and travel bans against four Syrian officials and 10 entities including a Syrian research center tied to chemical weapons development.   A joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found that several units of the Syrian army had used ...

France begins dismantling of Calais Jungle camp

1395/8/3 | 01:11
SHAFAQNA – Migrants and refugees have begun arriving at official meeting points set by French authorities as part of the full evacuation of the Jungle camp in Calais. Men and women carrying suitcases and bundles of possessions gathered early on Monday in front of a warehouse which is serving as the main headquarters of the evacuation operation. French authorities believe the evacuation will take around three days in total. As part of the operation, between 6,000 and 8,000 migrants and refugees – mostly from Afghanistan, Sudan and Eritrea ...

Burkini ban: Cultural imperialism or discrimination against Muslims?

1395/6/6 | 01:11
Photographs have emerged of armed French police confronting a woman on a beach and making her remove some of her clothing as part of a controversial ban on the burkini. Authorities in several French towns have implemented bans on the burkin,which covers the body and head, citing concerns about religious clothing in the wake of recent terrorist killings in the country. The images of police confronting the woman in Nice on Tuesday show at least four police officers standing over a woman who was resting on the shore at the town’s Promenade des ...

France’s paranoia: Is France blinded by Muslim bigotry

1395/6/3 | 01:11
The mayor of Cannes in southern France has banned full-body swimsuits known as "burkinis" from the beach, citing public order concerns.David Lisnard said they are a "symbol of Islamic extremism" and might spark scuffles, as France is the target of Islamist attacks.France is on high alert following a series of incidents including July's truck attack in nearby Nice.Anyone caught flouting the new rule could face a fine of €38 (£33). They will first be asked to change into another swimming costume or leave the beach. Nobody has been apprehended ...

Pushing against the wall: Discriminating Muslims can be dangerous

1395/5/28 | 01:11
Halal supermarket in a Paris suburb has been told by local authorities it must start selling alcohol and pork or else it will be shut down. Good Price discount mini-market in Colombes has been told by the local housing authority, from which it rents its premises, that it has not followed the conditions on the lease that stipulate that the shop must act as a "general food store." The authority argues that all members of the local community are not being served properly if there are no alcohol or pork products in the Good Price store, which is run ...

In the name of Islam: Why ISIS using Islamic Shadow for terrorist activities?

1395/5/9 | 01:11
The so-called Islamic State (IS) has released a video it says shows two men who murdered a priest in France, pledging allegiance to the group. The two men are filmed speaking in Arabic and referring to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. One holds a piece of paper on which the IS flag is printed. Fr Jacques Hamel, 86, had his throat cut in the attack on Tuesday at a church in a Normandy suburb. Both attackers were shot dead by police after taking hostages. The video was posted by Amaq news agency, the media arm of IS, which has posted the group's videos ...

Munich Mall shooting leaves 9 dead

1395/5/2 | 01:11
At least nine people were killed and 21 others hurt in a shooting rampage at a busy shopping district in Munich, Germany, police said. Police searched for attackers, thinking there might be three, and found a man who'd killed himself on a side street near Olympia shopping mall, police Chief Hubertus Andrae said. The pistol-wielding attacker, identified by Munich Police Chief Hubertus Andrae as a dual national, was later found dead of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Police, citing eyewitness accounts, had initially said they ...

France bleeds: French Islamophobia and simmering radicalization

1395/4/28 | 01:11
The ISIS group claimed responsibility for the truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice on France's national holiday, a news service affiliated with the terrorists said on Saturday. Amaq quoted an ISIS security source as saying one of its "soldiers" carried out Thursday's carnage "in response to calls to target nations of coalition states that are fighting (ISIS)". n an online statement by the terror group's media agency Amaq and circulated by its supporters, it said the person behind the attack is an ISIS "soldier." Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, ...

Another bloodbath: Why France again?

1395/4/26 | 01:11
 French officials on Friday identified the man who used a 19-ton truck to massacre dozens of people on the French Riviera as a 31-year-old native of Tunisia with a history of petty crime and marriage problems — but no links with the militant extremists who have targeted and traumatized France. Nearly 24 hours later there was no claim of responsibility, and the Paris prosecutor, François Molins, said the killer, whom he identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, had been “completely unknown by intelligence services.”  84 people were reported ...

80 killed as Truck ploughs into crowd in Nice, France + (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

1395/4/24 | 01:11
At least 80 people were killed and dozens injured when a truck ploughed into a crowd watching a Bastille Day fireworks display in the southern French resort of Nice today.  Nice prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said the truck drove two kilometres (1.3 miles) through a large crowd that was watching the fireworks on France's Bastille Day national holiday. "An individual drove a truck into the crowd. He was killed by police," said interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet. A photograph showed the front of the truck riddled with bullet holes and ...

Immigration row: Poor diplomacy and problems of Pakistani immigrants

1395/3/24 | 01:11
 France’s deputy ambassador and the European Union envoy met Pakistan’s interior secretary on Friday to defuse a diplomatic row between Islamabad and Paris over an attempt to deport a Pakistani citizen which prompted a strong reaction from Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar a day earlier. France’s interior department had wanted to deport Muhammad Mansha to Pakistan for criminal activity, vaguely defined as ‘severe moral crimes’. When the matter was raised with Nisar, he reacted strongly. The minister insisted on Thursday that Pakistan ...

Crusade against sexual harassment: A bold step by French women

1395/2/30 | 01:11
 Seventeen French ministers and ex-ministers have vowed to "systematically denounce" sexual harassment, days after a probe was opened into multiple claims against a former deputy parliamentary speaker. The signatories of Sunday's statement, who are all women, include the IMF chief Christine Lagarde,  former health minister Roselyne Bachelot and  former housing minister Cecile Duflot."We will no longer keep quiet," they said in a statement published by the Journal du Dimanche weekly newspaper.They promised to "systematically denounce all ...

French Bigotry: Restrictions on Muslims can lead to another disaster

1395/2/15 | 01:11
 A Muslim prayer hall was seriously damaged by fire overnight in the capital of the French island of Corsica, local authorities said, four months after a separate Muslim prayer hall there was ransacked. No one was injured in the fire in Ajaccio, which police are investigating as criminal after finding two separate sources of fire inside the hall. "This is unacceptable," Ajaccio mayor Laurent Marcangeli told iTELE newschannel. "Those sites are not sufficiently protected." In late December, the island was rocked by days of racial tension after ...

Will France Stop Muslim Soccer Players From Praying?

1395/2/13 | 01:11
SHAFAQNA – Fear has gripped the French Riviera just as the region heads into tourist season. Now one of its most conservative mayors is challenging Muslim soccer players. Wearing Muslim head scarves in schools has been banned all over the country since 2004. But will the mayor of Nice get away with telling Muslim football players they can’t pray on the field?Many in Nice question why Mayor Christian Estrosi is suddenly taking a harder-than-normal line against Muslims—trying to shut down a big mosque and threatening to cut funds to the local ...

France to recognize Palestine: Israel moving towards political alienation

1394/11/14 | 01:11
France has issued an ultimatum to Israel, saying it will recognise a Palestinian state if a renewed push for a two-state solution fails. The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, announced on Friday that France was trying to convene an international peace summit to renew diplomatic efforts by Israel and the Palestinians. He said that if diplomacy failed, France would formally recognise a Palestinian state.Speaking at a conference of French diplomats in Paris, Fabius said: “Unfortunately, Israeli settlement construction continues. We must ...

Half hearted against ISIS: Is West banking on Daesh against Assad tacitly?

1394/9/16 | 01:11
 A matter of international deliberation (or rather, contention), the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has managed to capture the imagination of the entire globe, with the many speeches at the United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA) session and a dedicated sideline summit bearing testimony to it. From the corridors of Kremlin to the alleys of the Senate, it can be said with staunch conviction that no country in the world today is unaware of the grotesque phenomenon that the ISIS is. Its graphic brutality, pillaging of historic towns, ...

UK first airstrike on Syria: Who is the target of RAF bombing?

1394/9/14 | 01:11
Britain has carried out its first airstrikes in Syria, hours after MPs voted overwhelmingly to authorise military action. Four RAF Tornado jets were seen taking off from the Akrotiri base in Cyprus early on Thursday morning and the Ministry of Defence later confirmed they had carried out the “first offensive operation over Syria and have conducted strikes”.The RAF jets carry a range of munitions including Paveway IV guided bombs and precision-guided Brimstone missiles. The strikes were focused on six targets in an Isis-controlled oilfield ...

Climate change conference: How long third world countries would be at receiving end?

1394/9/10 | 01:11
 France’s Ambassador Martine Dorance on Friday said that despite the Paris attacks they will go ahead and host the Paris Climate Conference, the COP 21, the biggest diplomatic event ever hosted in the country.“We want France to remain itself, we must continue to work, to go out, to live, and that is why the Paris Climate Conference will not only go ahead but will be a moment of hope and solidarity,” she said while addressing a reception ‘On the Road to Paris Climate Conference’. “In just 11 days, world leaders will have a historic ...

Fight against ISIS: A jigsaw puzzle

1394/9/9 | 01:11
 Russia is to impose wide-ranging economic sanctions on Turkey in retaliation for the shooting down of one of its jets on Tuesday. Turkey has so far refused to apologise for the incident, in which one Russian pilot died.Dmitri Medvedev, the Russian prime minister, said "economic and humanitarian measures" could come into force within days, and would include bans on food shipments, investment projects and "works and services provided by Turkish companies".The move is likely to have a serious impact on the Turkish economy. Russia is Turkey's ...

Rise in Anti-Muslim hate crimes: Is world heading towards clash of civilizations?

1394/9/5 | 01:11
  Anti-Muslim hate crimes rose 300 percent in Britain in the week following the coordinated attacks in Paris, according to figures published on Monday. A "vast and overwhelming majority" of the 115 attacks were against Muslim women and girls aged between 14 and 45 who were wearing traditional Islamic dress, according to the findings reported in The Independent newspaper. The perpetrators were mainly white males aged between 15 and 35, according to the report, which noted that the true numbers of attacks were likely much larger than those ...