Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of militants involved in Medina suicide bomb attack

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Medina last summer widely blamed on Islamic State. The suspects, which included foreign and Saudi citizens, were detained in the Western port city of Jeddah,… Read More Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of militants involved in Medina suicide bomb attack

Filipino militant group, Abu Sayyaf beheads Canadian hostage

Filipino militant group, Abu Sayyaf has killed a Canadian man who was held hostage since last year. The murdered man, identified as John Ridsdel, has been described as a “kind and gregarious person who touched everyone he knew with his enthusiasm and generosity.” John Ridsdel was beheaded by the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf, which… Read More Filipino militant group, Abu Sayyaf beheads Canadian hostage

Seventeen Yemeni soldiers executed by al-Qaeda militants

Suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen seized and executed 17 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday, local officials and residents said. The soldiers were detained while travelling from the southern port of Aden to al-Mahra province in eastern Yemen via Ahwar, a city in Abyan province under al Qaeda control. The… Read More Seventeen Yemeni soldiers executed by al-Qaeda militants

Afghan forces, militants engage in gun battle in northern India

Afghan forces have been battling militants to flush them out from a building near the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Explosions and gunfire have been heard near the building on Monday. Officials said the attackers had unsuccessfully tried to enter the consulate compound and were now in an adjacent building. Security forces… Read More Afghan forces, militants engage in gun battle in northern India