Stabbed Sydney Assyrian bishop says recovering quickly, forgives attacker

An Assyrian bishop who was stabbed during a service at his Sydney church said on Thursday he was recovering quickly and that he had forgiven his attacker. Two knife attacks within three days – at a busy shopping center near Bondi beach that killed six people on Saturday and at the Assyrian Christ The […]

Portugal urges Iranian ambassador to release container ship MSC Aries

Portugal’s foreign ministry summoned Iran’s ambassador on Tuesday to condemn Saturday’s attack on Israel by Tehran and to demand the immediate release of a Portuguese-flagged container ship, the MSC Aries, that was seized by Iran on April 13. The ministry said in a statement after the meeting that it “will await the results of […]

India will enter Pakistan to kill terrorists who run away there, defense minister says

India will enter Pakistan to kill anyone who escapes over the border after trying to carry out terrorist activities in the country, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told broadcaster CNN News18 on Friday. The minister’s comments come a day after Britain’s Guardian newspaper published a report stating the Indian government had killed about 20 people […]

Security Council: Israelis, Jews face significant terror threat abroad

Israel’s National Security Council published a review on Thursday of the threat to Israelis from terror abroad, ahead of an anticipated increase in travel for the spring holidays. Dozens of threats against Israeli targets have been thwarted in the past months, and the threat to Israelis abroad is especially high, the NSC said. There […]

Russian foreign ministry: hard to believe Islamic State could launch Moscow attack

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday that it was “extremely hard to believe” that Islamic State would have had the capacity to launch an attack on a Moscow concert hall last Friday that killed at least 140 people. At a briefing with reporters, Zakharova instead doubled down on Moscow’s assertions, for […]

Pakistan restarts Afghan refugee repatriation amid border tensions

Pakistan is set to restart its initiative to deport Afghan refugees amid escalating tensions between the two neighboring countries. For more stories from The Media Line go to Speaking on condition of anonymity, an Islamabad-based senior intelligence official told The Media Line that a recent terror attack on a Pakistan military base near […]

Islamic State releases photo of alleged attackers behind Russia shooting

Islamic State released on Saturday a photo of what it said were the four attackers behind a shooting rampage that killed at least 143 people in a concert hall near Moscow on Friday, the terrorist group’s Amaq news agency said on Telegram. The publication noted that the attackers were armed with grenades, explosive devices, […]

Two decades since 11M: Europe’s ongoing battle against jihadi radicalization

This week marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic 11m attacks in Madrid, Spain, renowned as the first large-scale jihadi terror assault on European soil. Twenty years on, significant shifts have occurred within both jihadi terror organizations in Europe and the strategies employed by countries in combatting jihadi terrorism. Despite these changes, the issue […]

Italian police arrest three Palestinians on terrorism charges

 Italian police have arrested three Palestinians based in central Italy who they said were planning attacks in an unspecified country, a police statement said on Monday. The three men living in l’Aquila, about 120 km (75 miles)northeast of Rome, had set up a cell linked to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, it said. The Al-Aqsa […]

Swedish, Iranian ministers discuss assassination plot against Jews

Swedish Defense Minister Tobias Billström spoke with his Iranian counterpart on a suspected plot orchestrated by Iranian agents against Jewish Swedes, according to a local media report from Thursday. The issue of an imprisoned Swedish national, Johan Floderus, was also reportedly discussed. “It is very serious that Iranian agents on Swedish territory have tried to […]