82% of terror victims are in 5 Muslim countries

Updated 26 November 2014

82% of terror victims are in 5 Muslim countries

A staggering 82 percent of terror-related deaths occurred in five Muslim countries, namely Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria, in 2013, according to a report published by the Vision of Humanity Foundation.
There has been a substantial increase in the number of terrorist attacks in 2013, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).
Almost 18,000 people were killed that year, a 61-percent increase from the previous year, the foundation said.
The report pointed out that four organizations — Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Boko Haram and the Islamic State (IS) — were behind most of the terrorist attacks that year.
“About 90 percent of attacks took place in countries with gross human rights violations,” said the report.
Al-Qaeda launched 1,089 attacks, killing 8,585 people and injuring more than 12,000 others, while the Taliban carried out 2,757 attacks, killing 8,763 and injuring 9,115. IS, meanwhile, launched 492 attacks, killing 3,111 and injuring more than 8,000 people.
Iraq was the most affected by terrorism in 2013, losing 6,362 victims in almost 2,500 terror attacks, the report said.
A total of 24 other countries experienced terrorist attacks that killed more than 50 people in 2013, while 75 countries did not experience any terrorist attacks, it added.


Saudi Arabia announces 37 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 54 min 2 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 37 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 252,039
  • A total of 3,167 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 37 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,428 new cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 125 were recorded in Makkah, 106 in the capital Riyadh, 68 in Hufof, 59 in Jazan and 57 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 252,039 after 1,599 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,167 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.