News: 25-Jul-14

  1. Saudi-Backed Terrorists Kill Five More Shiite Muslims in Pakistan
    Saudi-backed terrorists of Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wal-Jamaat (ASWJ) famous as banned outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) have killed five more Shia Muslims including a woman on deadly Wednesday during the holy month of Ramadan.
  2. ISIL Withdraws from Damascus Countryside
    The Takfiri terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have completely withdrawn from the Damascus countryside, informed military sources announced on Wednesday.
  3. Air Algerie flight with 116 people onboard crashes, wreckage found in Mali
    Algiers: An Air Algerie flight that had taken off from Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou to Algiers crashed on Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali. The flight’s wreckage was found near the border of neighbouring Burkina Faso.
  4. Crash kills Pak-American teen pilot attempting world record
    New York: A 17-year-old Pakistani-origin boy, attempting to set a world record for an around-the-globe flight has died in a tragic crash over the Pacific Ocean while efforts are on to locate his father.
  5. Iraq gets new president, UN chief urges more urgency
    Baghdad: Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the new president of Iraq today, in a step towards forming a new government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon said must be inclusive for the country to survive.
  6. At least 60 killed in attack on Iraq prison convoy
    Baghdad: An onslaught on a convoy transferring inmates north of Baghdad left at least 60 dead on Thursday, even as politicians and diplomats stepped up efforts to end Iraq’s worst crisis in years.
  7. Eight killed in Afghanistan market blast
    Kabul: At least eight civilians died and 28 were injured Thursday when a bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded in a market in northern Afghanistan, an official said.
  8. More than 2.2 billion people ‘poor or near-poor’: UN report
    Tokyo: More than 2.2 billion people are “poor or near-poor”, with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said on Thursday.
  9. Is ISIS ordering women in Iraq to undergo female genital mutilation?
    Jacqueline Badcock, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, told reporters in Geneva via videolink from Erbil that the

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