Tag: Syria

Syria’s president, al-Assad, sworn in for fourth 7-year term

The journey which started in 2000 for Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, was, on Saturday, extended after he was sworn in for a fourth seven-year term, amid a worsening economic crisis in the war-ravaged country. In May, al-Assad, was re-elected after gaining an expected landslide in a presidential election that was dismissed by[Read More…]

ISIS Now Recruits Foreign Students Using Financial Inducements – FG Warns

The federal government has said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) now recruits foreign students into their organisation using financial inducements. Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, raised alarm over the new recruitment strategy. He urged parents and guardians[Read More…]

Wife, Children Of Former Chief Justice Uwais’ Late Son (ISIS Member) Detained On Their Return From Syria

The first wife of Ibrahim Uwais, a son of former Chief Justice Mohammed Uwais who was killed near Aleppo, Syria by US forces, has been detained by agents of the Department of State Security (DSS) after she and her children returned to Nigeria. Halima Ibrahim and her two children returned[Read More…]

“We Will Strike You In Your Country” – Osama Bin Laden’s Son Vows Revenge Against The US for Assasinating His Father

Hamza Bin Laden, son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father. Reuters quoting an audio message posted online said the younger bin Laden promised to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States and its allies[Read More…]

Incredible!! Woman Kidnaps Her Children To Join The Islamic State In Syria

by Musa Abdullahi & Agency Reporter A Chechen woman living in the Netherlands has taken her two young children against their father’s will to join the Islamic State group in Syria, in what is believed to be the first such case, prosecutors said on Monday. The unnamed 32-year-old refugee flew[Read More…]

Former Nigerian Justice, Muhammadu Uwais Son Joins ISIS, Father Declines Comment

by Musa Abdullahi A son of a retired Supreme Court Justice and former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Muhammadu Lawal Uwais (GCON), 79, has allegedly joined the notorious Islamic terrorist group fighting in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to sources with knowledge[Read More…]

Egghead Odewale (@eggheader): Election Shift, When Logic Is illogical

Preparations for the coming General Elections have now reached fever-pitch levels, as Nigerians are only days away from the epochal dates. One would easily surmise that the interesting days were nigh when President Goodluck Jonathan threw caution to the winds at the commencement of his party’s presidential rallies in Lagos[Read More…]

Pope Francis Condemns Religious Persecution In Christmas Address

Pope Francis roundly condemned jihadist violence and the “brutal persecution” of religious minorities this year in a Christmas message to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others. Speaking to a packed crowd outside Saint Peter’s Basilica, the popular Argentine pontiff also made a strong call to end violence[Read More…]

Graphic Video Showing Beheading of American Journalist Released by ISIS

The terrorist group claims the victim is James Foley who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012 A graphic video posted on YouTube Tuesday by Islamic militants appears to show American journalist James Foley being beheaded. The video, which could not be independently verified, was removed from the Internet shortly after[Read More…]

Jihadists Stone Woman To Death For ‘Adultery’

Jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Raqa have accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday. It was the first “execution” of its kind by the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, which has proclaimed the establishment of[Read More…]