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Egypt Jails Students For Mocking ISIS

Egypt

Egypt has jailed four students for a video made in jest, mocking ISIS on the charge of “insulting Islam.” According to reports, the four students, aged 15 to 16, in Egypt are facing up to five years in jail, while a fifth child is on the run. A school teacher is also facing seven years… Read more »

Israel Attacks Hamas Hiding In The West Bank, Infiltrates Cell Planning Bomb Attacks

Shin Bet West Bank Explosives

Despite the fact Israel and the Palestinian Territories are in the midst of a cease-fire, it does not mean there is peace. Terrorist organization Hamas, headquartered in the Palestinian Territories, has been vocal in their anti-semitism. The Inquisitr reported on such news, which includes Hamas expressing disdain for Mahmoud Abbas attending an anti-terrorism demonstration in… Read more »

ISIS Crossdressing To Escape Battlefield, Iraqi Militia Reports [Photos]

ISIS Cross-Dressing To Escape

ISIS cross-dressing reports are filtering in from Instagram and other websites across the Internet, complete with photos. According to Iraqi militia, they have caught and photographed a number of men resorting to dressing up as women in order to flee the battlefield. The Daily Mail reports that the men have varied in age and are… Read more »

Yemen: Former President Flees House Arrest

Yemen President Captive in coup attempt

Yemen’s former president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has escaped weeks of house arrest by the Houthi militia at his official residence on Saturday and fled to his home town of Aden, according to several reports. Hadi’s official status since leaving the presidency last month due to his protest of the Houthis overrunning the presidential palace and… Read more »

Libya: Egypt Calls For U.N. Backed Coalition Against ISIS

Libya: Egypt Calls For U.N. Backed Coalition Against ISIS

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has said in a radio interview aired on Tuesday that creating a U.N.-backed coalition was the best course of action to rid Libya of Islamic extremists. The president has said that what has happened so far in Libya is “a crime.” “We have abandoned the Libyan people as prisoners of the… Read more »

Death Toll In Syria Surpasses 210,000

Syria Flag

The death toll after nearly four years of civil war in Syria has risen to 210,060, nearly half of them civilians. Unfortunately, the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. The Observatory, which is based in Britain and has a network of activists across Syria, said that… Read more »

Dozens Killed In Damascus After Heavy Fighting

The results of heavy fighting in Damascus

Heavy fighting in and around Damascus has left at least 40 dead and countless injured, according to state media and many observers. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least four children were among 35 people killed in nearly 40 air raids on Thursday in a Damascus province. At least five more were killed… Read more »

Kurds Celebrate In The Streets After Pushing Back The Threat Of ISIS

Kurdish Flag on Hill

Earlier on the Inquisitr, it was reported how the Kurds, with airstrike assistance from the United States military, were able to repeal the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from the border town of Kobani on Monday, January 26. ISIS should have probably taken the loss of hundreds of their troops in November of… Read more »