Islamic State extends gains in north Iraq, Christians flee

Aug 8, 2014

Islamic State extends gains in north Iraq, Christians flee

Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing more towns and strengthening a foothold near the Kurdish region in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and regional powers. The advance forced thousands of residents of Iraq’s biggest Christian ...

Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead

Jun 9, 2014

Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead

Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan’s busiest airport on Sunday, killing at least 27 people in a night-long battle at one of the country’s most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s sprawling commercial hub of 18 million ...

China sentences nine 'terrorists' to death: report

Jun 5, 2014

China sentences nine 'terrorists' to death: report

China has sentenced nine people to death on terrorism-related charges in its ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said Thursday, as authorities crack down following several deadly attacks. Multiple courts in Xinjiang sentenced 81 suspects on various terror-related charges, state broadcaster CCTV ...

Five suicide bombers involved in latest Urumqi attack: state media

May 23, 2014

Five suicide bombers involved in latest Urumqi attack: state media

Five suicide bombers carried out the attack that killed 31 people in the capital of China’s troubled Xinjiang region, state media reported a day after the deadliest terrorist attack to date in the region. The incident, which occurred in Urumqi on Thursday morning, was ...

Marketplace bombing kills 31 in China's volatile Xinjiang again

May 22, 2014

Marketplace bombing kills 31 in China's volatile Xinjiang again

Assailants in two SUVs plowed through shoppers while setting off explosives at a busy street market in China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday, killing 31 people and injuring more than 90, local officials said. The attack in the city of Urumqi was ...

China says 11 killed in assault on police station in Xinjiang

Nov 17, 2013

China says 11 killed in assault on police station in Xinjiang

Eleven people were killed in an assault on a Chinese police station in the Xinjiang region, the local government said Sunday, the latest in a series of attacks pointing to growing unrest in the area. Two auxiliary police officers and nine attackers were killed ...