French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo to launch German edition

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo to launch German edition

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, target of a jihadist massacre in January 2015, will launch a German edition on December 1, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The German version, with an initial print run of 200,000, will consist mainly of articles and cartoons translated from the French, but its editors also want to create German […]

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter-attack to break siege

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter-attack to break siege

Syrian rebels including jihadists began a counter-attack against the army and its allies on Friday in an attempt to break a weeks-long siege on eastern Aleppo, insurgents said. The assault, employing heavy shelling and suicide car bombs, was mainly focused on the city’s western edge by rebels based outside Aleppo. It included Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, […]

Al Shabaab launch three attacks in Kenya, Somalia

Al Shabaab launch three attacks in Kenya, Somalia

Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group rammed a military base with a suicide truck bomb, shot dead an intelligence officer and killed 12 people in a Kenyan border town in a series of strikes over 24 hours, the militants said on Tuesday. The group, which once ruled much of Somalia, wants to topple the Western-backed government […]

Taliban launch assault on Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban launch assault on Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban fighters mounted a coordinated assault on the northern city of Kunduz overnight, attacking from four directions and entering the city itself, a senior city police official said. Sheer Ali Kamal, commander of the 808 Tandar police zone in Kunduz said the attack began at around midnight (1930 GMT Sunday) and fighting was still going […]

Libyan forces launch ‘final battle’ to oust IS group from Sirte

Libyan forces launch ‘final battle’ to oust IS group from Sirte

  Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government on Sunday pushed into the last areas of Sirte held by the Islamic State (IS) group in what was the jihadists’ coastal stronghold. The battle for the hometown of Libya’s slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi was launched more than three months ago by forces loyal to the Tripoli-based […]

Yemen forces launch new attack after latest UN talks collapse

Yemen forces launch new attack after latest UN talks collapse

Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi launched a new offensive east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday, the military command said, after United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait ended without an agreement. The offensive, which is backed by air strikes from a Saudi-led coalition, came as the Iran-allied Houthis and the party of […]

Memorial interfaith Mass urges French to ‘oppose violence with love’

Memorial interfaith Mass urges French to ‘oppose violence with love’

Muslims attended Catholic Mass in cities and towns across France on Monday in a show of solidarity following the grisly murder of an 86-year-old priest at a Normandy church earlier this week for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. In Raincy – an affluent town of around 14,300 people surrounded by Paris’s poor northern […]