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Christians' execution by IS: Egypt reserves right to respond

Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Monday that his country reserves the right to respond at the proper time to the killing of 21 Coptic Egyptians in Libya by Islamic State (IS) militants, according to a Xinhua report.

The president said that Egypt would be able to defeat terrorism because "Egypt is defending humanity".

On Sunday, the IS militant group published a video purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians abducted in Libya. Later, the Egyptian Orthodox Church confirmed the killings.

Egyptian Church confirms Coptic Christians' execution by IS

Cairo: The Egyptian Orthodox Church confirmed late Sunday that the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians abducted by the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Libya have been executed by the militants, Xinhua reported, citing Egypt's state-run MENA news agency.

"We watched the painful video. We can confirm (that) the slain were our kidnapped sons in Libya," spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt, Polis Halim, was quoted by MENA as saying.

The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed in a video Sunday to have executed 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians abducted in Libya.

IS video shows beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya

Tripoli: The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed in a video Sunday to have executed 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians abducted in Libya.

Some Libyan affiliates of the IS circulated a video purporting to show the beheading of the Egyptians, according to a Xinhua report.

The Egyptian foreign ministry has not commented on the video yet.

The Egyptians were abducted in the Libyan city of Sirte in two separate incidents in December and January, only a week apart from each other.

Copenhagen double attack perpetrator identified

Copenhagen: The alleged perpetrator of the double terrorist attack in the Danish capital Copenhagen was identified as a 22-year-old man born in Denmark, who was known to have a criminal past.

Police said in a press release that the man was known for several crimes, including those related to contraventions of the Weapons Act and violence, according to a Xinhua report.

The Danish Security and Intelligence Agency (PET) said Sunday that it had prior knowledge of the alleged perpetrator.

The world must stop misinterpreting terrorists as Messiahs of Islam

By Aziz A. Mubaraki,

If by any means spilling Muslim blood is the deciding factor for Muslims to decide who the community should take vengeance against, then these dissemblers i.e., ISIS, Al Qaeda or geographically more closer, the Talibans, should immediately go into hiding as these organizations have been butchering Muslims for years now.

Cricket champions bat for HIV prevention at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By Aslam Chandio,,

Islamabad: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched a new edition of its HIV awareness campaign, THINK WISE in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, cricket stars will unite to support the initiative, which has been active since 2003.

Three killed in Denmark terror attacks, shooter shot dead

Copenhagen : At least three people were killed and five others injured in separate shooting attacks in Denmark, involving a gunman who was killed in a later shootout Sunday. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt termed the attacks as a "terrorist strike", media reports said.

The gunman stormed a cafe Saturday evening where French ambassador Francois Zimeray and controversial Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks were present for an event titled "Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression", CNN reported.

Abu Dhabi: Indian expats group helps a needy Indian to return home

By TCN News,

Abu Dhabi: Indian Cultural Society, Abu Dhabi Chapter (UAE) has once again extended its helping hand to an Indian worker to return back to India.

Shawkath, an Indian from Bihar, came to UAE last June with a dream and an intention of earning good livelihood for his family, through an agent to work for a Manufacturing Company, as an Accountant with all service benefits.

Bangladesh PM condemns killings in name of Islam

Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday wondered how those who practice Islam can bring themselves to burn people alive in the name of political agitations.

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led coalition's ongoing agitations have killed over 60 people, mostly in incidents of arson, across Bangladesh since Jan 5.

Hasina, speaking at the "International Sufi Conference 2015" in Dhaka asked religious leaders to raise public awareness against the "misdeeds" of the BNP alliance, reported.

Chairman PCB updates cricketing nations’ envoys

By Aslam Chandio,,

Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has updated envoys from cricketing nations as well as head of the European Union in an informal setting, at a dinner in Islamabad.

On the occasion, the PCB chairman briefed the high commissioners and other diplomatic staff from 10 nations and head of European Commission posted to Islamabad on the general improvement in the security situation following the Pakistan Army’s launching of Zarb-e-Azab last June to eliminate terrorist safe havens in FATA and elsewhere.