Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six, Saudi police say

Jun 24, 2017

Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six, Saudi police say

Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam’s holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. The incident happened around the Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon ...

Van attack targets worshippers after prayers at London mosque

Jun 19, 2017

Van attack targets worshippers after prayers at London mosque

A van plowed into worshippers leaving a London mosque Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims. The hired vehicle swerved into a group of people leaving prayers shortly after midnight at ...

Iraq launches final major battle against Islamic State in Mosul

Jun 18, 2017

Iraq launches final major battle against Islamic State in Mosul

U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in the country’s second-largest city of Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of an eight-month campaign. The IS group captured Mosul when it swept across northern and ...

Somali survivors tell of bloody restaurant siege by rebels

Jun 15, 2017

Somali survivors tell of bloody restaurant siege by rebels

Somali survivors early Thursday described harrowing scenes of the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabab Islamic extremists that was ended by security forces. At least 17 people, including foreigners, were dead, police and an ambulance driver said. Survivors of the attack ...