A tense atmosphere reigned Saturday evening in downtown Beirut, the nerve centre of the unprecedented protest against the ruling class, where a rally is scheduled, after clashes in the late afternoon between troublemakers and law enforcement in the Ring area and other hostile actions. Several convoys of cars converge on the Martyrs Square, around which…

Twenty-five local Afghan soldiers were killed in an attack by Taliban infiltrators in central-eastern Ghazni province last night, officials said Saturday. The attack by seven Taliban infiltrators happened in a post in Qarabagh district, governor of the district Habibullah said. The attackers fled the area after the incident, he said. The Ministry of Defense confirmed…

Authorities in the United States, France, Great Britain and Israel have issued recommendations for citizens travelling to India, noting the danger of travelling to the northeastern regions due to demonstrations following amendments to the Citizenship Act, reports the website The Hindu. This week, Indian MPs approved a bill granting citizenship to migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh…

Two wives of jihadists, deported Monday to France by Turkey where they were detained after escaping from camps in Syria, were charged by an anti-terrorist judge in Paris and jailed, the AFP learned from a judicial source. After 96 hours of police custody, these two women, who were targeted by a search warrant, were indicted…

He used to send “I love you” to his mother and severed heads pics to his friends: French jihadist Mickaël Dos Santos, who probably died in Syria, was sentenced on Friday in Paris to 30 years’ criminal imprisonment. The Paris Special Criminal Court, composed solely of judges, imposed a two-thirds security period on the conviction,…

At least 10 civilians were killed and six others were wounded in a mine blast in Ghazni province, provincial media office said in a statement. The incident occurred as a result of mine attached to a vehicle traveling to Ghazni city. The statement said that the car was hit on Jighato-Ghazni road on Friday morning….

The Federal Security Service (FSB) reported this Friday the arrest of five members of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist movement, accused of planning attacks and acts of sabotage in this country. During searches of the homes of the arrested, two Russian citizens and three from Central Asian nations, communication means, instructions from ISIS emissaries, Kalashnikov…

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, an ex-fidel of deposed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was elected in the first round to succeed him as head of Algeria, the National Electoral Authority (Anie) announced on Friday following a massive turnout. Mr. Tebboune, 74 years old, received 58.15% of the votes, said Anie President Mohamed Charfi. Record abstention The election was marked…