Two frontier guards were killed and two others wounded in Sirnak province in south-eastern Turkey following a terrorist attack by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants on Wednesday 26 September 2018. According to sources within the local security forces, the terrorists detonated an improvised explosive device hidden on the road in the village of Caliskan in…

Demonstrations resumed in Basra, where a female activist was assassinated on Tuesday. Soad al-Ali was openly involved in recent Basra protests. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, M.P. Odai Awad, who represents Basra, offered city water to three of his colleagues in parliament who claimed to have fixed the polluted water situation in Basra; they refused to drink…

At least 25,000 people have had to leave their homes because of the clashes in Tripoli in recent weeks. This was revealed by the Minister of Displaced Persons of the Government of National Agreement (GNA), Yousef Jalala, explaining that in total there are 5,000 displaced families. At a meeting convened yesterday by the emergency committee…

The Maldivian authorities have had parts of a sea sculpture by artist Jason deCaires Taylor taken down. The Maldivian court had ruled that the people shown on the work of art are “anti-Islamic”. Coralarium’ is a project by Jason deCaires Taylor, known for his underwater statues and galleries all over the world. The work was…

Russian special services say the Islamic state will establish a base in Central Asia According to the Russian Anti-Terrorist Centre, the Islamic state plans to strengthen its “sleeper cells” in Central Asia to create a new strength, reports “Interfax”. It is to face this new threat that the exercises “Issyk-Kul-Antiterror 2018” are being held on…

The Libyan capital Tripoli was calm on Tuesday afternoon after a night of fighting between rival militias, violence that has already left more than 110 people dead since late August. France on Monday called on the international community to exert maximum pressure, with sanctions, against those who are spreading violence in Libya, particularly militias in…

A judicial investigation was opened against a Toulouse imam for “public provocation by word and by means of communication to the public by electronic means to hatred or violence”, after remarks made during a preaching in 2017 in Toulouse, announced Tuesday the prosecutor. The Prefect of Haute-Garonne referred the matter to the Public Prosecutor’s Office…

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Yemen’s Houthi rebels of hostage-taking, torture and other serious abuses against people in their custody. The New York-based watchdog said it had documented 16 cases of illegal imprisonment by the Iran-backed Shiite insurgents, “in large part to extort money from relatives or to exchange them for people held by…