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Senior US commander hints war on ISIL will take 5 decades

Senior US commander hints war on ISIL will take 5 decades
A top US special operations commander suggests that the war to eradicate the ISIL Takfiri terrorists may take 50 years. Comparing the struggle against the terror group to what he described as the 50-year-long anti-terrorism campaign in Colombia, Head of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Army General Joseph Votel argued Friday before the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado that when the ISIL militants face strong resistance in one theater ...

Bahrain authorities continue to silence opposition leaders through arrests and trials

Bahrain authorities continue to silence opposition leaders through arrests and trials
Ahlul Bayt News Agency - Al Wefaq National Islamic Society said the re-arrest of opposition figure Ebrahim Shareef just 22 days after his release reflects the size of the rampant political crisis in Bahrain.Shareef was released after spending nearly five years in prison for expressing his political opinion. His arrest on Sunday highlighted the suffocating security environment in Bahrain as the regime continues to lock up opposition leaders for ...

Russia Prevents 100 Citizens From Joining ISIS in 2015

Russia Prevents 100 Citizens From Joining ISIS in 2015
Russian special forces prevented over 100 nationals from traveling to Iraq and Syria to join the ranks of the ISIS terrorist group last year, an adviser of Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee's (NAC) chairman said Friday. "In 2015 we stopped more than 100 Russian citizens from leaving to join the ranks of militants in Syria and Iraq," Andrei Przhezdomsky told reporters. According to the Russian special services, several thousand ...

Al-Qaeda members overrun town in Abyan, southern Yemen

Al-Qaeda members overrun town in Abyan, southern Yemen
Members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group have reportedly taken over a town in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan amid the continuing Saudi war that has thrown the country into chaos. Al-Qaeda militants seized control of the town of Ahwar, located more than 250 kilometers (155 miles) southeast of the capital, Sana’a, on Saturday morning, the Yemen Press news website reported. They slaughtered a number of militiamen loyal to fugitive ...

Al Khalifa Regime Forcing Women, Children to Spy on Revolutionaries

Al Khalifa Regime Forcing Women, Children to Spy on Revolutionaries
A Bahraini political activist disclosed that the Manama regime has resorted to force and intimidation to make women and children spy on the revolutionary forces. "The Bahraini regime is assaulting the women and children (in prisons) to forces them cooperate with the regime's spy service to identify the revolutionary movements and their members," Seyed Yahya al-Hossein, member of Bahrain's Islamic Amal Party said on Tuesday. He pointed to the ...

Bahraini forces insult and take down “Ashura” flags and banners

Bahraini forces insult and take down “Ashura” flags and banners
Activists on social media said that the Bahraini authorities on Thursday (October 7, 2015) took down flags and banners for Ashura season which the Shiites majority in Bahrain commemorates on the onset of the Hijri year of the Islamic calendar. Ahlul Bayt News Agency - Activists on social media said that the Bahraini authorities on Thursday (October 7, 2015) took down flags and banners for Ashura season which the Shiites majority in Bahrain ...

Clash of Mideast Titans: Certain geopolitical shift in uncertain times

Clash of Mideast Titans: Certain geopolitical shift in uncertain times
In between Russia’s military intervention in Syria and Iran’s challenging of Saudi Arabia’s hegemonic power in the Middle East, the region is witnessing unprecedented political frictions. Those growing pains will ultimately see manifest a new order – which one remains to be determined. If the Middle East has long been a festering ground for political unrest, ethnic friction and sectarian tension, arguably the direct ...

Attacked and Bitten By Dogs... Bahraini Detainee: If I Showed You My Tortured Body, You'd Fall Apart

Attacked and Bitten By Dogs... Bahraini Detainee: If I Showed You My Tortured Body, You'd Fall Apart
Ahlul Bayt News Agency - Since the Jaw Prison events that took place on the 10th of last March, the family of detainee Talib Ali, who is sentenced to 50 years in prison, was able to visit him on Sunday (April 26, 2015).As the families of other detainees, his family was astonished to see their son's condition. Torture had changed his appearance. His skin was darker and he almost lost half of his weight. He was extremely exhausted. That's how his ...

Leader Condoles Deaths of Pilgrims in Mecca Crane Crash

Leader Condoles Deaths of Pilgrims in Mecca Crane Crash
The Leader’s chief of staff, on behalf of Ayatollah Khamenei, had a telephone conversation with Hojatoleslam Qaziasgar, the head of Iran's Hajj Mission in Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. Hojatoleslam Qaziasgar updated him on the latest death toll, the status of those injured in the deadly incident and the process of medical treatment. On Friday evening, a large construction crane toppled over during a violent rainstorm and crashed into ...

ISIS loots 3 horses to sell them to foreign brokers

ISIS loots 3 horses to sell them to foreign brokers
According to a security source in Salahuddin, ISIS looted three thoroughbred horses from a farm in the district of Shirqat north of Tikrit, while explained that the organization has moved the horses to Mosul as a prelude to selling them to foreigner “brokers.” The source said that “ISIS gunmen surrounded today the farm in the area of Sharqat and looted three thoroughbred horses worth tens of millions of dinars.” The ...

Iraq: Another Yazidi Kurds' mass grave including 33 children and 20 women found in western Mosul

Iraq: Another Yazidi Kurds' mass grave including 33 children and 20 women found in western Mosul
AhlulBayt News Agency - The bodies of 80 Yazidi Kurds was found in mass grave in western part of the Iraqi northern city of Mosul, official said.The official to follow Yazidi affairs in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Hadi Dobani, told NRT that 80 Yazidi bodies, including 33 children and 20 women, were found in Badosh, western Mosul.He told NRT that the bodies might have been buries by the militants of the Islamic State (IS) during its ...

British member of ISIL killed in Syria

British member of ISIL killed in Syria
Another British member of the ISIL terrorist group has reportedly been killed in fighting. Assad Uzzaman, 25, was one of five men calling themselves the ‘Britani Brigade Bangladeshi Bad Boys’ and traveled to Syria to fight along with ISIL militants against the government. The group was seen on camera walking through the Gatwick airport in October 2013 as they headed for the war-torn country. Four of them have already died and a ...

Singapore government Launches helpline for Muslims seeking answers on religious issues

Singapore government Launches helpline for Muslims seeking answers on religious issues
ingapore government announced the launch of a new helpline Wednesday for Muslims seeking answers on religious issues. The helpline, launched by Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG), targets those seeking information about extremism and radicalization. "We want to save people from being radicalized," Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said at the Khadijah Mosque on Tuesday. "Young persons, like the 17-year-old who was recently arrested, may ...

Gunmen kill 13 Hazara Shiites on a minibus in north Afghanistan

Gunmen kill 13 Hazara Shiites on a minibus in north Afghanistan
At least 13 people were killed by gunmen who attacked a minibus in north Afghanistan on Saturday, local officials said. All victims belonged to the largely Shi'ite Hazara ethnic minority that was persecuted by the hardline Sunni Taliban during their rule in 1996-2001, said Jafar Haidari, district governor of Zari in Balkh province. The attack began when masked gunmen stopped two small sedans in Zari district and proceeded to drag male passengers ...

US Muslims hold prayer meeting outside Trump Tower in protest over candidate's racist remarks

US Muslims hold prayer meeting outside Trump Tower in protest over candidate's racist remarks
Some 200 protesters gathered outside Donald Trump's New York City headquarters on Sunday, accusing the presidential hopeful of "fascism" and "racism" following his call for Muslims to be barred from entering the United ...

US Army major threatens to kill Muslims attending mosque during Ramadan

US Army major threatens to kill Muslims attending mosque during Ramadan
Insulting Muslim Americans by leaving bacon at their mosque wasn’t enough for a US Army reserve major. He then brandished a handgun and made death threats, according to the local sheriff’s office in North ...

Egypt Sends 800 Ground Troops to Engage in Saudi-US War on Yemen

Egypt Sends 800 Ground Troops to Engage in Saudi-US War on Yemen
As many as 800 Egyptian soldiers arrived in Yemen late on Tuesday, Egyptian security sources said, swelling the ranks of a Gulf Arab military contingent launching a wide war on the country, Reuters news agency reported. It was the second reported deployment of ground troops there by Egypt. The first was in 1962 when Cairo dispatched 70 thousand, while only half of them returned home in 1967, as the rest were killed by the Yemeni resistance ...

Pro-Palestinian rallies held in US

Pro-Palestinian rallies held in US
Thousands of Americans have taken part in a couple of massive rallies in US States of Chicago and New York to express their support for the Palestinian people in the face of Israeli violence. According to different estimates, up to 2,000 protesters took to the streets of New York on Sunday, carrying Palestinian flags. The protests were organized by the NYC Students for Justice in Palestine, which is part of a wider movement called ...

Mina incident must not be forgotten: Imam Khamenei

Mina incident must not be forgotten: Imam Khamenei
Leader of the Islamic Republic has criticized silence of western powers claimants of human rights on Mina incident. Ayatollah Khamenei addressed a meeting of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization officials and staff on Monday, where he specifically demanded more dynamism in part of the diplomacy machinery of the country in addressing Mina incident ‘in assertive manner as possible.’ “The bitter event of Mina incident was a test for ...

150 Nigerians dead in a new Boko Haram's massacre

150 Nigerians dead in a new Boko Haram's massacre
Ahlul Bayt News Agency - Gunmen from Boko Haram shot villagers while others drowned trying to escape the notorious terrorists as they assaulted their homes in northeastern Nigeria. The attack left 150 Kukuwa-Gari villagers in Yobe state dead in the attack.The scores of militants who arrived on motorcycles or by car "opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people", Modu Balumi, a resident of Kukuwa-Gari, told ...