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150 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Deir Ezzur

 

 

 

 


 

 

Photo: A Russian military jet taxiing on runway shortly after the landing in Syria.  (Reuters)

 

Arab World

150 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Deir Ezzur

24 Dead After Double Suicide Attack Rocks Baghdad: Police

Saudi, 6 Countries Demand Russia to Stop Attacks on Syrian Civilians

Yemen PM Warns Houthis: ‘No Room for Anymore Adventures’

Egypt: Security forces kill four wanted Muslim Brotherhood members – Ministry

Saudi-Led Coalition Troops Crushed in Battle near Bab Al-Mandab

Security raids in Riyadh thwart suicide attacks

Saudi men prime target of social media blackmail

600 militants flee Syria, says Russia

Source: Yemen's Mansour Hadi Not Returning to Aden

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South Asia

Sar-e-Pul’s Kohistanat District Falls to Taliban

Medical Aid Group Denies Taliban Were Firing From Afghan Hospital Hit By Air Strike

Afghan forces recapture Baghlan’s Tala Wa Barfak District from Taliban

MSF: 19 killed, 37 wounded in coalition airstrike on Kunduz hospital

NDS prevent two suicide attacks in Kabul city

NAI strongly condemns killing of Afghan journalist in Kundoz

Bangladesh PM rejects IS link to foreigners' murder

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India

7/11 Mumbai Train Blasts: Defence Lawyers Of Convicts Meet AIMIM Chief, Seek Support

Haj stampede: Death toll of Indians rises to 58

Israel, India to ink 3 MoUs during President Mukherjee’s visit

Muslim in Lucknow saves cow stuck in well

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Pakistan

Startling disclosures: PTI received funds ‘from Jewish, Indian lobbies’

SC accepts another petition asking it to undo ex-CJ’s decision

Jamaat-I-Islami Emir Launches ‘Save the Kissan Campaign’ Today

Tribal Leader Killed In Bannu IED Blast

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff: Afghan Taliban likely to join IS if reconciliation fails

Liaquat Jatoi accuses PPP of kidnapping six candidates

CM Shahbaz unhappy with party MPs’ ‘half-hearted’ support to Ayaz

Pakistani-Canadian deportation punches holes in Islamabad’s terrorism narrative

Pakistan arrests 100 Indian fishermen

Pak PM hopeful India will consider his peace plan

Pak: Tribal leader killed in Bannu IED blast

OIC calls for implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir

MQM’s Wasim booked for inciting people to violence

PPP ex-MPA, 25 others join PTI

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Mideast

Hamas Calls On Palestinians to ‘Take Up Arms’

Nusra Militants Sustain Heavy Losses in Russian Airstrikes in Idlib, Lattakia

Takfiris Confirm Deaths as Army Advances in Daraa

132 Social Media Accounts Blocked Upon HDP’s Complaint By Ankara Court

Turkey’s Erdoğan says Russian airstrikes in Syria ’unacceptable’

37 police chiefs forced to retire by National Police Department

Iran Wants Punishment of Saudi Authorities Responsible for Mina Incident

Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem Old City for 2 days

Iran Unveils Hi-Tech Torpedo Boat

2 Turkish soldiers abducted

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Africa

Maiduguri Attacked Again, Many Feared Killed

Nigerian Pilgrim Rewarded for Honesty

Buhari, Sultan of Sokoto in Top 50 Muslims' List

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Australia

In Australia, Seeds of Islamic Radicalism Sown Early

Mosque Raided After Australia 'Terrorism-Linked' Shooting

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Europe

Russian Navy Positions off Coast of Syria's Lattakia for Possible Cruise Attack on Militants

Russia says to step up air strikes in Syria

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North America

Chicago Mosques Welcome Non-Muslim Visitors

President Obama says full investigation launched into Kundoz incident

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Southeast Asia

Malaysian Muslims Unite to Protest Israel’s Desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Malaysian Muslims are not the downtrodden victims

PAS to field non-Muslim candidates in Sarawak state election

Malaysian Mufti Defends Mosque Amplifier Ban

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Arab World

150 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army troops killed over 150 ISIL terrorists in operations in Deir Ezzur province on Saturday.

The army clashed with the ISIL terrorists on the outskirts of the neighborhoods of al-Rasafa, al-Rashidyia, al-Ommal and al-Sina’a in Deir Ezzur city, inflicting heavy losses on them, field sources said.

The sources added that more than 150 ISIL terrorists were killed in the operations in Deir Ezzur and its countryside. A number of their vehicles with all the ammunition and machineguns onboard were also destroyed.

On Friday, the Syrian army repelled another ISIL attack on Deir Ezzur military airport.

The army units killed tens of ISIL terrorists and injured dozens more in heavy clashes near the airport.

The Syrian troops also destroyed several vehicles equipped with 23mm machine guns near Deir Ezzur military airport.

The army units also foiled ISIL terrorists' attempt to attack the al-Taym oilfield in the countryside of Deir Ezzur and managed to destroy their armored vehicle before reaching a military post in the area.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940711001115

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24 dead after double suicide attack rocks Baghdad: Police

Sunday 4 October 2015

BAGHDAD: Two suicide bombers, one of them driving an explosives-laden vehicle, blew themselves up in northwestern Baghdad Saturday, killing at least 24 people, police said.

The attack took place at around 5:30 p.m. (local time) on Adan Square, one of the main access points for the Shiite site of Kadhimiyah, which attracts many visitors on Saturdays.

“The first explosion was a suicide car bomb and then there was a bomber with a suicide vest,” a police colonel said.

He said initial reports were of 24 killed and 37 wounded. A source at the nearby Kadhimiyah hospital confirmed the casualty toll.

Adan Square has been repeatedly hit by attacks. More than 20 people died in a suicide bombing there in February.

Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated in Baghdad and several other cities Friday, urging the government to deliver on its promised reform package aimed at tackling corruption and improving services.

Iraqis have been staging weekly protests since July. The movement that stemmed from exasperation over power cuts in the searing summer heat gradually led to broader demands for political reform.

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced a reform package but change has been slow to materialize and the protests have continued.

“Baghdad will no longer be silent,” chanted thousands of protesters in the capital’s Tahrir Square.

Regular protesters — dominated by secular groups, journalists, artists and social activists — were joined Friday by supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr.

“Our participation in the protests continues because the scope of Abadi’s reforms is limited,” said Bashir Al-Saadi, a young Sadr supporter.

He claimed the prime minister was restrained in his efforts by his own Dawa party — of which his predecessor and rival Nuri Maliki is also a member — and other parties.

http://www.arabnews.com/middle-east/news/815091

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Saudi, 6 countries demand Russia to stop attacks on Syrian civilians

Wam/New York, October 4, 2015

The statement said that "These military actions constitute a further escalation that will only fuel extremism and militancy."

The governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Qatar and Turkey have demanded Russia to halt its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians and focus on the fight against Daesh.

The text of the joint press statement in New York said, "We the governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United States, France, Germany, Qatar, Turkey, and the United Kingdom we express our deep concern over the Russian military build-up in Syria, particularly the air strikes by Russian Air Force since yesterday in Hama, Homs and Idlib, which resulted in casualties among civilians and did not targeting Daesh."

The statement, which was carried by Saudi Press Agency, added that "These military actions constitute a further escalation that will only fuel extremism and militancy."

The statement concluded by saying, "We demand the Russian Federation to stop its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians immediately, and focus their efforts on the fight against Daesh organization."

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/mena/saudi-6-countries-demand-russia-to-stop-attacks-on-syrian-civilians

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Yemen PM warns Houthis: ‘No room for anymore adventures’

Sunday 4 October 2015

ADEN: Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah has warned Houthi terrorists that there is no place in the country for more adventures.

He also vowed to press on with a campaign to retake territory from Houthis.

“There is no room for any more political or military adventures,” said Bahah, who is also vice president.

“This is a last warning to the Houthis and their allies” among troops loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Bahah was speaking at a military camp near the strategic Bab Al-Mandab Strait, which loyalist forces retook control over on Tuesday.

The narrow waterway funnels shipping to and from the Suez Canal, which lies at the north end of the Red Sea.

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government returned to Aden recently following six months in exile, after loyalist forces regained control of the port city and four other southern provinces from the rebels.

The Houthis still control the capital and northern provinces near the border with Saudi Arabia, but loyalists have been pressing a campaign whose eventual aim is to regain Sanaa.

Bahah said the current operation “will push to retake Mokha and Hodeida,” both on the Red Sea, and then the “whole coastline up to the border with Saudi Arabia.”

The port of Mokha is located some 20 km north of the area seized this week.

Hodeida, about 190 km farther north, lies to the west of Sanaa. Controlling it would help create a pincer on the capital, as loyalist forces have also been pressing rebels in Marib province, to its east.

http://www.arabnews.com/featured/news/815361

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Egypt: Security forces kill four wanted Muslim Brotherhood members – Ministry

Posted by: APA Posted date : October 1, 2015 at 10:32 am UTC 70 views In : Africa

The Egyptian security forces on Wednesday killed four “wanted Muslim Brotherhood members” in an exchange of gunfire in Alexandria, said the interior ministry in a statement.

The security forces say they stormed an apartment where “the four Brotherhood members were preparing one of their terrorist attacks” in al-Agamy district in north Alexandria, northern Egypt.

An automatic rifle, a pistol that was reported stolen and ammunition were found in the apartment, according to the statement.

http://en.starafrica.com/news/egypt-security-forces-kill-four-wanted-muslim-brotherhood-members-ministry.html

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Saudi-Led Coalition Troops Crushed in Battle Near Bab Al-Mandab

Sunday 4 October 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Saudi-led coalition forces sustained heavy casualties in fierce battle with the Yemeni army and Ansarullah forces in an area near Bab al-Mandab strait and retreated from the region.

The Saudi-led forces launched an offensive on Ansarullah positions near the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait on Friday but were repelled after sustaining heavy casualties in the Yemeni forces' counteroffensive.

The latest reports said the Saudi-led coalition forces have been pounding Ansarullah and Yemeni army positions in the region with massive missile and air strikes ever since the retreat.

The Yemeni and Ansarullah forces also shot down a Saudi helicopter and drone in the Western parts of the country.

In a relevant development on Friday, a military source said that at least 55 troops of the Saudi-led coalition were killed or wounded in the Yemeni army's operations in the province of Ma'rib.

The military source said that, in addition to the killing and wounding of nearly 55 soldiers of the Saudi army and its allies by the Yemeni army, over eight military and 5 armored vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition were destroyed in the vicinity Al-Balaq, Thaat Al-Ra’ and Marbat Al-Dam in Ma'rib during the past few hours.

On Monday, Yemen's Ansarullah fighters conducted retaliatory attacks on Saudi positions in the region of Jizan.

The Yemeni forces fired a barrage of rockets at a military base in the Saudi region of Jizan.

Three Saudi armored vehicles were also destroyed in another attack in Jizan.

Meanwhile, reports said that the Yemenis had killed and injured dozens of pro-Saudi militants, and destroyed ten vehicles belonging to them in the province of Ma'rib.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 192 days now to restore power to Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 6,433 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940711001101

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Security raids in Riyadh thwart suicide attacks

MOHAMMED AL-SULAMI

Sunday 4 October 2015

JEDDAH: Saudi security forces defused a bomb that could have claimed the lives of many citizens and residents of Riyadh.

The security forces were able to neutralize operations in the preparation of explosives and detonation belts at a house on Al-Fayha Street in Riyadh. A Syrian man and a Filipino worker were arrested during the raid.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said security efforts and comprehensive investigations are on track to follow up on the deviant group’s activities, adding that the security forces successfully foiled a number of terrorist attacks, overthrew terrorist cells and seized large amounts of explosive materials, two laboratories for the processing of explosive belts, and weapons.

Important data made available for the security forces through investigations and undercover operations revealed a fully equipped factory for preparing explosives and detonation belts for carrying out attacks.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/featured/news/815376

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Saudi men prime target of social media blackmail

Sunday 4 October 2015

JEDDAH: Cyber security experts and researchers have confirmed that they have received many requests for help in dealing with extortion and blackmail.

The cases were so serious that some of the young men had tried to commit suicide.

Mohammed Al-Sariei, a security researcher, said that blackmail and extortion were greatly on the increase due to modern technology. “Most of the victims are young men using social networking sites such as Facebook and Skype,” he said.

He said that last year he had received 278 requests from young Saudi men who were subjected to extortion by girls from North Africa.

“The extortion was the result of indecent sexual chats recorded without the knowledge of the men,” he said. “They received threats of those recordings being made public on social media if they did not pay large amounts of money.”

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/815351

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600 militants flee Syria, says Russia

Sunday 4 October 2015

MOSCOW: Russian air strikes Saturday targeting Daesh group in Syria have sown “panic,” forcing some 600 “militants” to abandon their positions and head to Europe, Moscow claimed.

Summing up the results of Russia’s first three days of strikes, a senior official with the General Staff said Russian jets had made more than 60 sorties over 50 Daesh targets and added that Russia would ramp up its aerial campaign.

“Our intelligence shows that militants are leaving areas under their control. Panic and desertion have started in their ranks,” Col. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov, a senior Russian General Staff official, said in a statement.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/middle-east/news/815101

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Source: Yemen's Mansour Hadi Not Returning to Aden

Sunday 4 October 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Yemen's former president, fugitive Mansour Hadi, plans to return to Saudi Arabia, and not Aden, at the end of visit to New York where he took part in the 70th UN General Assembly.

"Hadi will arrive in Riyadh after wrapping up his visit to New York," the London-based Arabic-language al-Arabi Al-Jadid quoted a source close to Hadi as saying on Saturday.

The newspaper's report came as some pro-Saudi sources had previously claimed that the fugitive Yemeni president would return to Aden.

The newspaper further quoted the source as saying that Hadi will have a long stay in Saudi Arabia.

Hadi who fled Yemen six months ago and sought shelter in Saudi Arabia came back to Yemen's Southern port city of Aden for two days before departing for New York to attend the UN General Assembly meeting, an action seen by many analysts as a symbolic move with no specific strategic value.

Full report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940711001539

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South Asia

Sar-e-Pul’s Kohistanat District falls to Taliban

Sun Oct 04 2015

Sari-Pul- Police headquartersTaliban militants have captured Kohistanat District of northern Sar-e-Pul province after heavy clashes with security forces.

Abdul Jabar Haqbin, the province’s acting governor said that Taliban occupied Kohistanat district on Saturday.

Yesterday, while members of the provincial council of Sar-e-Pul were reporting the attack they expressed concern that the district could fall to Taliban if urgent air support does not arrive.

Asadullah Khuram, member of the council said about 600 Taliban took part in the attack.

According to Khuram, 200 security men were surrounded by Taliban in this district.

By the time this report was filed, there had not been any information regarding the fate of those security men.

Taliban have begun a new wave of attacks in northern Afghanistan and try to capture large areas from government.

They have been able to occupy districts briefly but lose them back to security forces with heavy casualties.

They recently attacked the key northern city of Kundoz and had several areas under control for about two days.

According the Ministry of Defense, security forces have pushed back insurgents from Kundoz city but clearance operation is still going on.

http://www.khaama.com/sar-e-puls-kohistanat-district-falls-to-taliban-3973

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Medical aid group denies Taliban were firing from Afghan hospital hit by air strike

Oct 4, 2015

KABUL: Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and Nato forces before a suspected US air strike killed at least 19 people in a battle to oust the insurgents from an Afghan city.

The northern city of Kunduz has been the scene of fierce fighting since the Taliban captured it almost a week ago. Afghan security forces fought their way into Kunduz four days ago, but battles continue in many places.

The aid group has said an air strike, probably carried out by US-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday in a hospital it runs in Kunduz, leaving 37 wounded.

Read: US planes bomb Kunduz hospital; 19 killed

The US military said it conducted an air strike “in the vicinity” of the hospital, as it targeted Taliban insurgents who were directly firing on US military personnel.

The US government promised a full investigation into the incident as the UN human rights chief said the bombing could amount to a war crime.

In a statement, President Barack Obama offered condolences to the victims of what he called “the tragic incident”.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210852/medical-aid-group-denies-taliban-were-firing-from-afghan-hospital-hit-by-air-strike

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Afghan forces recapture Baghlan’s Tala Wa Barfak District from Taliban

Sun Oct 04 2015

baghlan (2)Afghan National Security Forces have recaptured Tala Wa Barfak District located in the southwestern part of northern Baghlan province.

Brigadier General Abdul Jabar Purdali, police chief of Baghlan province said that the district was recaptured from insurgents with the support from uprising civilians.

The District was captured by Taliban on Thursday and came back to government control around 6 pm yesterday.

Full report at:

http://www.khaama.com/president-obama-says-full-investigation-launched-about-kundoz-incident-3970

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MSF: 19 killed, 37 wounded in coalition airstrike on Kunduz hospital

By KHAAMA PRESS - Sat Oct 03 2015

MSF hospital aerial bombingThe international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said Saturday that the death toll as a result of a coalition airstrike has increased to 19 people which includes at least twelve staff members of the organization and at least seven patients.

A statement by MSF said at least 37 people were also injured in the airstrike which includes 19 staff members of the organization.

“This attack constitutes a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law,” MSF said. “All indications currently point to the bombing being carried out by international Coalition forces. MSF demands a full and transparent account from the Coalition regarding its aerial bombing activities over Kunduz on Saturday morning. MSF also calls for an independent investigation of the attack to ensure maximum transparency and accountability.”

MSF President Meinie Nicolai said “This attack is abhorrent and a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law. We demand total transparency from Coalition forces. We cannot accept that this horrific loss of life will simply be dismissed as ‘collateral damage’.”

Full report at: http://www.khaama.com/msf-19-killed-37-wounded-in-coalition-airstrike-on-kunduz-hospital

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NDS prevent two suicide attacks in Kabul city

By KHAAMA PRESS - Sun Oct 04 2015

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has prevented two suicide attacks in Kabul city.

A statement released by the NDS on Sunday states that the suicide attackers belonged to Haqqani terrorist network and planned to target the training center of the custom police in Kabul city.

The terrorist were killed by NDS officials after recognizing them.

http://www.khaama.com/breaking-news-nds-prevent-two-suicide-attacks-in-kabul-city-3975

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NAI strongly condemns killing of Afghan journalist in Kundoz

By KHAAMA PRESS - Sun Oct 04 2015

NAI which supports open media has strongly condemned the killing of an Afghan journalist in restive Kundoz province of Afghanistan.

The capital city of this province was run over by Taliban last week where deadly clashes erupted between them and security forces.

Taliban occupied areas in the city which prompted major security action by national and NATO forces.

US forces launched several air strikes against Taliban in this city but one of them reportedly hit a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital leaving several civilians killed and wounded.

The latest death toll released by MSF is 19 including 12 of its staff members.

A statement released by NAI hails foreign air force responsible for the killing.

The statement does not specify whether Zabihullah Pashtoonyar was killed in the same air strike conducted by US forces but it states that Pashtoonyar was working as a guard with MSF besides working with Kaihan Radio in Kundoz.

NAI has called on Afghan government to conduct an investigation into the incident.

The media support organization has also urged Human Rights Commission and United Nations to register the crimes conducted by Taliban in Kundoz as ‘war crimes’.

http://www.khaama.com/afghan-journalist-killed-in-kundoz-3974?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+khaama+%28KHAAMA+PRESS+%7C+Afghan+Online+Newspaper+%26+Magazine%29

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Bangladesh PM rejects IS link to foreigners' murder

AFP — PUBLISHED04 10 15

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday dismissed the self-styled Islamic State's (IS) claim to have killed two foreigners, saying police still had no evidence to confirm the group was behind the murders.

Her remarks came a day after 66-year-old Japanese citizen Hoshi Kunio was shot dead in northern Bangladesh, the second foreigner to be murdered in the South Asian nation in less than a week.

A 50-year-old Italian, Cesare Tavella, was shot dead last week near Dhaka's diplomatic zone in another attack also claimed by IS.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210859/bangladesh-pm-rejects-is-link-to-foreigners-murder

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India

7/11 Mumbai Train Blasts: Defence Lawyers Of Convicts Meet AIMIM Chief, Seek Support

October 4, 2015 1:23 am

THE defence lawyers of the 12 convicts, five of whom were sentenced to death and 12 to life imprisonment for the 2006 serial blasts on Mumbai local trains, met All Indian Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi Saturday, seeking support and stressing that all the men were innocent and had been framed.

Leading the team was advocate Wahab Khan who said the meeting lasted for at least two hours.

“We discussed with Owaisi the minute details of the case. He said that his party will stand by the legal team,” Khan told The Indian Express.

Full report at: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/711-mumbai-train-blasts-defence-lawyers-of-convicts-meet-aimim-chief-asaduddin-owaisi-seek-support/#sthash.cZj69f8P.dpuf

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Haj stampede: Death toll of Indians rises to 58

ANI | Oct 4, 2015,

NEW DELHI: The death toll of Indian pilgrims killed in the Haj stampede in Mecca rose to 58 and as many as 78 others are still missing.

"We have lost 58 Indians, as many as 78 other are missing. We are doing everything to locate our people," external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet.

She had earlier said that the Indian embassy was extending all the possible help to the families who have suffered due to the tragedy.

Saudi authorities have put the total death toll from the stampede at 769 and the injury toll at 934.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Haj-stampede-Death-toll-of-Indians-rises-to-58/articleshow/49213044.cms

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Israel, India to ink 3 MoUs during President Mukherjee’s visit

New Delhi | Published:October 4, 2015

India and Israel will aim to further step up bilateral engagement and are likely to sign three MoUs in water, energy and education sectors during President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to the Jewish nation later this month, which will be first ever by an Indian Head of State.

Noting that ties between the two countries are on an upswing, Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon said Mukherjee’s visit will be a “landmark” one during which both sides will try to expand cooperation in a range of areas.

“For many years, our relationship was held under the carpet. Now, they are more visible and open where each side brings to the table each other’s advantages. We are so different, yet we are a combined force,” the envoy told PTI.

Full report at:

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/israel-india-aim-to-step-up-bilateral-ties-during-president-pranab-mukherjees-visit/#sthash.BrAFPOWm.dpuf

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Muslim in Lucknow saves cow stuck in well

Shailvee Sharda,TNN | Oct 3, 2015, 08.27 PM IST

LUCKNOW: Keeping the Lakhnavi tradition of mutual tolerance alive, a Muslim boy in old city saved a cow who fell into the well here on Saturday afternoon.

It is being seen as an 'answer to communal powers who supposedly get active around elections' especially in the backdrop of the recently held Dadri lynching case.

District magistrate of Lucknow Raj Shekhar also lauded the man and mentioned "hats off to the man... long live communal amity in Lucknow" on his social networking profile.

The incident took place in Aishbagh police circle of Lucknow. According to reports, the cow was thirsty and probably fell in a well which was about 60 feet deep. A man, named Mohd Zaqi jumped into the well to save the cow.

The information later reached the nearby Bazar Khala police station. Incharge CP Singh said that by the time police reached, the man had managed to drag the cow out of the well. The police also appreciated the man.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Muslim-in-Lucknow-saves-cow-stuck-in-well/articleshow/49208930.cms

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Pakistan

Startling disclosures: PTI received funds ‘from Jewish, Indian lobbies’

October 4, 2015

ISLAMABAD: One of the founding members of the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has alleged that the party has been receiving funds from Jewish and Indian lobbies for furthering their agendas.

The allegation was levelled during a television programme by PTI’s founding member Akbar S Babar, who has submitted what he calls documentary evidence with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/966946/startling-disclosures-pti-received-funds-from-jewish-indian-lobbies/

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SC accepts another petition asking it to undo ex-CJ’s decision

NASIR IQBAL — 04 10 15

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has accepted a plea moved by PML-N’s Omar Ayub Khan for constitution of a larger bench to reconsider a decision taken on a review petition by a bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali accepted the plea raised through counsel Akram Sheikh and has ordered the court office to fix the matter before a bench of preferably no less than five judges to accept or reject the plea.

By a majority of two to one, the bench headed by Justice Khawaja, who had not been elevated as chief justice then, had de-seated Omar Ayub from NA-19 Haripur on June 19 and had ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold a by-election on the seat.

That order was complied with by the ECP which held a by-election there last August, when the PML-N’s Babar Nawaz won despite intense electioneering by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210811/sc-accepts-another-petition-asking-it-to-undo-ex-cjs-decision

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Jamaat-i-Islami emir launches ‘Save the Kissan Campaign’ today

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF REPORTER —04 10 15

LAHORE: Jamaat-i-Islami emir Senator Sirajul Haq has announced launching a “Save the Kissan Campaign” from Sunday (today) at Rahim Yar Khan.

“Farmers constitute a big majority of the country’s population which is being ignored by the rulers,” Sirajul Haq told a press conference here at Mansoora on Saturday.

“The Kissan Raj Tehrik is aimed at ending the elite rule in the country and ensuring the election of small peasants to the assemblies. The JI is the party of the poor and peasants and will stand by them in all circumstances,” he said.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210749/ji-launches-save-the-kissan-campaign-today

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Tribal leader killed in Bannu IED blast

ALI AKBAR — 04 10 15

PESHAWAR: Tribal leader Syed Ali succumbed to injuries sustained during an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Nullah Tochi on Sunday. His son, who was with him at the time, was also injured in the blast.

Syed Ali and his son were passing by the area in a vehicle when a remote-controlled IED detonated. The injured were admitted to Bannu District Headquarters Hospital for treatment where Syed Ali later expired, police sources said.

Bannu, which stands at the gateway to the semi-autonomous Waziristan tribal region, is 150 kilometres southwest of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The town has witnessed a number of attacks and was the scene of a massive jail break in April 2012 during which 384 prisoners escaped from its central prison.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210846/tribal-leader-killed-in-bannu-ied-blast

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Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff: Afghan Taliban likely to join IS if reconciliation fails

By KHAAMA PRESS - Sun Oct 04 2015

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif says that Afghan Taliban likely to join Islamic State ‘Daesh’ if the reconciliation between them and Afghan government fails.

According to a report published by Pakistan’s The Express Tribune news agency, General Raheel Sharif emphasized on the reconciliation in Afghanistan during his address to The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London.

The army chief emphasised the reconciliation between Afghan Taliban and the Afghan government. He expressed his fear the Taliban could seek an alliance with IS unless they were brought back to the negotiating table, the report states.

“This reconciliation in Afghanistan is very important. If we do not do it in the proper manner and the Afghan Taliban splinter, they would go for a bigger name and that is IS,” General Raheel quoted by the news agency as saying.

General Sharif acknowledges that Daesh is a more dangerous than al-Qaeda but has told the participants that it would not be allowed in Pakistan.

“As far as IS is concerned, in Pakistan, even a shadow of IS would not be allowed.”

http://www.khaama.com/pakistans-coas-afghan-taliban-likely-to-join-is-if-reconciliation-fails-3972?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+khaama+%28KHAAMA+PRESS+%7C+Afghan+Online+Newspaper+%26+Magazine%29

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Liaquat Jatoi accuses PPP of kidnapping six candidates

QURBAN ALI KHUSHIK —04 10 15

DADU: Accusing Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA Rafique Ahmed Jamali of getting six rival candidates kidnapped to prevent them from filing their nomination papers for union council seats, former Sindh chief minister and MPA Liaquat Ali Jatoi has called for ensuring the entire local government election process under the supervision of the army and paramilitary force.

Speaking at a press conference at his residence in Betto Jatoi village of Mehar taluka on Saturday, Mr Jatoi alleged that Mr Jamali got the six Awami Ittehad (AI) candidates seeking to take part in the election for Dadu and Jamshoro union councils. They were held hostage to prevent them from filing their nomination papers, he added.

Accompanied by former Senator Sadaqat Ali and former Dadu district nazim Karim Ali Jatoi, he also alleged that Mehar mukhtiarkar Kazi Mushtaque had “stolen” many PPP rival candidates’ documents attached with their respective nomination papers in order to get them disqualified.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210680/liaquat-jatoi-accuses-ppp-of-kidnapping-six-candidates

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CM Shahbaz unhappy with party MPs’ ‘half-hearted’ support to Ayaz

ZULQERNAIN TAHIR — 04 10 15

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has reportedly expressed his displeasure with some provincial ministers and MPAs for not “actively” canvassing for PML-N candidate Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in NA-122.

Although chief minister’s son MNA Hamza Shahbaz is doing his best to get votes for the former National Assembly speaker, the role of the PML-N MPAs from adjacent constituencies is very important, what the chief minister thinks, in ensuring the victory of his party candidate.

“The chief minister has directed the MPAs from Lahore to effectively campaign for Mr Sadiq and do not take the contest between the PML-N and the PTI lightly,” a PML-N leader told Dawn on Saturday.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210750/cm-shahbaz-unhappy-with-party-mps-half-hearted-support-to-ayaz

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Pakistani-Canadian deportation punches holes in Islamabad’s terrorism narrative

Chidanand Rajghatta,TNN | Oct 4, 2015

WASHINGTON: About the time Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his cohorts were laboring to build a narrative about their country being a frontline state/victim of terrorism and the India's role in fermenting unrest in the country, two Pakistanis in Canada were being bundled on to airplanes for deportation to Pakistan because they were considered a terrorist threat to Canada's national security.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pakistani-Canadian-deportation-punches-holes-in-Islamabads-terrorism-narrative/articleshow/49212686.cms

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Pakistan arrests 100 Indian fishermen

IANS | Oct 4, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has arrested 100 Indian fishermen for allegedly entering its waters, the media reported on Sunday.

The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in Karachi made the arrests and confiscated 12 Indian boats, Radio Pakistan reported. The report did not say when the arrests were made.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pakistan-arrests-100-Indian-fishermen/articleshow/49214278.cms

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Pak PM: PM hopeful India will consider his peace plan

Oct 4, 2015

LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that sooner or later India would have to consider the four-point peace proposal he presented at the United Nations General Assembly.

Talking to journalists at the airport here before leaving for Pakistan, the prime minister said he had raised all relevant issues in his speech at the UN assembly and given concrete proposals for their resolution so as to reduce tensions between the two countries.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210805/pm-hopeful-india-will-consider-his-peace-plan

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Pak: Tribal leader killed in Bannu IED blast

ALI AKBAR — Oct 4, 2015

PESHAWAR: Tribal leader Syed Ali succumbed to injuries sustained during an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Nullah Tochi on Sunday. His son, who was with him at the time, was also injured in the blast.

Syed Ali and his son were passing by the area in a vehicle when a remote-controlled IED detonated. The injured were admitted to Bannu District Headquarters Hospital for treatment where Syed Ali later expired, police sources said.

Bannu, which stands at the gateway to the semi-autonomous Waziristan tribal region, is 150 kilometres southwest of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The town has witnessed a number of attacks and was the scene of a massive jail break in April 2012 during which 384 prisoners escaped from its central prison.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210846/tribal-leader-killed-in-bannu-ied-blast

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OIC calls for implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir

October 04, 2015

New York: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has adopted a resolution reaffirming right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people in accordance with the UNSC resolutions. The resolution was adopted at the annual coordination meeting of the OIC foreign ministers in New York. The Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah presided over the meeting. Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, represented Pakistan at the meeting.

Full report at: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/04-Oct-2015/oic-calls-for-implementation-of-un-resolutions-on-kashmir

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MQM’s Wasim booked for inciting people to violence

October 04, 2015

KARACHI: Cases have been registered against Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Wasim Akhtar in two police stations for allegedly inciting people against intelligence agencies.

Locals have registered cases in SITE Super Highway Industrial Area and Sohrab Goth police stations. Police said that the cases include sections of terrorism and incitement against government departments. The cases also accuse Akhtar of using foul language for intelligence agencies. An officer added that the MQM leader has been booked under Sections 123-A (condemnation of the creation of the state and advocate of abolition of its sovereignty), 124-A (Sedition) of Pakistan Penal Code and Telegraph Act and Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/04-Oct-2015/mqm-s-wasim-booked-for-inciting-people-to-violence

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PPP ex-MPA, 25 others join PTI

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF REPORTER —04 10 15

LAHORE: PPP’s former MPA Chaudhry Mohammad Shabbir and 25 others from the party and the PML-N have announced joining the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

The announcement was made at a ceremony in the presence of PTI Punjab organiser Chaudhry Sarwar, Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed and MPA Mian Aslam Iqbal.

The new entrants to the party expressed their confidence in PTI chief Imran Khan.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sarwar said Mr Khan would address a mammoth gathering in Lahore on Sunday (today) as a part of by-election campaign in NA-122.

Terming the public meeting as crucial, he said the PTI chief would “expose the rulers’ corruption” besides announcing the party manifesto and its “people-friendly” policies.

He said the PTI would prove that Lahore was now its fort and the rulers would not be allowed to win the election through rigging.

He said the specifically trained PTI “Tigers” would remain alert at polling stations and teach a lesson to those, who would try to rig the by-election.

Stating that all segments of the society were supporting the PTI for the Oct 11 by-election, he asserted that neither any honest leadership could come into power, nor corruption and injustice be eliminated, without ensuring free and fair election system in the country.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210752/ppp-ex-mpa-25-others-join-pti

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Mideast

Hamas calls on Palestinians to ‘take up arms’

Sunday 4 October 2015

GAZA CITY: A senior Hamas official Saturday called on Palestinians to take up arms to “defend” the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after a rise in Jewish visitors to the flashpoint site.

“The only solution to defend the Al-Aqsa mosque and to prevent Israelis from carrying out their plans there is for West Bank and Jerusalem residents to take up arms,” Mahmud Zahar said in an interview posted on the Islamist movement’s website.

Tensions have been high in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem recently, with Palestinians and Israeli police clashing at the site, which is holy to both Muslims and Jews.

Zahar’s call comes after numerous attacks on Palestinians were reported in the West Bank Friday as Israeli troops searched for the suspected Palestinian killers of a Jewish settler couple shot in front of their young children.

“Until now weapons have only served to protect the settlers and the occupiers,” added Zahar, whose movement rules the Gaza Strip. “But we should not forget the West Bank has great human resources that can be mobilized at any moment.”

http://www.arabnews.com/middle-east/news/815086

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Nusra Militants Sustain Heavy Losses in Russian Airstrikes in Idlib, Lattakia

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources on Saturday said that the al-Nusra Front's positions in Jisr al-Shoghour in Idlib governorate and Jabal al-Zawiya and Jabal al-Akrad in Lattakia governorate were pounded by the Russian fighter jets.

The military source in the Lattakia governorate said that the Russian Air Force struck a convoy of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front that  was making its way from the militant-held city of Jisr al-Shughour towards the Lattakia governorate’s Northeastern territory to likely reinforce their embattled comrades.

The sources further added that the Russian fighter jets took off from the Hmeimiyat airfields inside the Bassel Al-Assad International Airport this morning for their operations.

In addition to their airstrikes over Northeastern Lattakia and Northwestern Idlib, the Russian air force is also targeting the al-Qaeda controlled cities of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, Kafr Nabl, Sarmeen, Ariha, and Saraqib in Idlib governorate.

The Russian military command recently stated that these airstrikes should last up to 4 months; however, they could be extended if the Russian military is unable to destroy the ISIL offensive capacity in both Syria and Iraq.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940711001125

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Takfiris Confirm Deaths as Army Advances in Daraa

October 04, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Takfiri terrorist groups acknowledged on their social media pages that a group of their members have been killed in the Syrian army operations.

The terrorist groups said Luqman Jamal al-Badawi, Mohammad Ma’amoun Issa al-Nasser and Ahmed Mohammad al-Nayef were among the dead terrorists.

Meanwhile, the army targeted positions of the Takfiri terrorist groups in Daraa province.

Scores of terrorists were killed in military operations in Enkhil town. Militants' arms and ammunition were also destroyed.

The army also destroyed one of the terrorists’ vehicles to the West of Namer town, 22 km to the Northeast of Daraa City after monitoring the movements of the terrorists there. All terrorists on board were either killed or injured.

On Thursday, Syrian army troops killed and injured scores of the foreign-backed Takfiri militants in Daraa.

The army targeted concentration centers of terrorists in Samlin village and the cities of Inkhel and Jassem in the Northwestern countryside of Daraa, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their weapons and equipment.

The army also targeted positions of terrorists from the so-called "Saif al-Sham Brigades" in Atman town, 4km North of Daraa city, leaving a group of them dead.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940711001199

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132 social media accounts blocked upon HDP’s complaint

October 04, 2015

The Ankara 7th Criminal Court of Peace has ruled to block 132 social media accounts that targeted members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in response to a complaint was filed by one of the party's lawyers, Nuray Özdoğan.

According to a report in the Hürriyet daily on Sunday, the court ruled that posts made by the accounts had threatened social peace. Özdoğan reportedly filed a criminal complaint after the HDP was targeted following attacks by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Iğdır and in the Dağlıca district of Hakkari province.

Full report at:

http://www.todayszaman.com/latest-news_132-social-media-accounts-blocked-upon-hdps-complaint_400561.html

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Turkey’s Erdoğan says Russian airstrikes in Syria ’unacceptable’

October 04, 2015

Turkey's president says Russian airstrikes that have targeted some foreign-back insurgents in Syria are unacceptable and warned Moscow that it runs the risk of alienating itself in the region.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said before departing for France on Sunday that Russia was making a "grave mistake" and that Turkey was "saddened and perturbed" by its actions.

Russia says the airstrikes that began Wednesday are targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, but at least some of the strikes appear to have hit Western-backed rebel factions.

An activist group said Saturday that the Russian air raids have killed 39 civilians.

http://www.todayszaman.com/latest-news_turkeys-erdogan-says-russian-airstrikes-in-syria-unacceptable_400565.html

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37 police chiefs forced to retire by National Police Department

October 04, 2015

Thirty-seven police chiefs have been forced to retire by the National Police Department, according to a decision issued by the National Police Department's High Assessment Council.

The decision, which was signed by interim Interior Minister Selami Altınok, was put in force as of Sunday.

The names of the police chiefs who were forced to retire were determined during a High Assessment Council meeting held on Oct. 1-2 under the presidency of National Police Department Chief M. Celalettin Lekesiz.

Full report at:

http://www.todayszaman.com/latest-news_37-police-chiefs-forced-to-retire-by-national-police-department_400550.html

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Iran Wants Punishment of Saudi Authorities Responsible for Mina Incident

October 04, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that Tehran seeks punishment of those Saudi authorities who are responsible for the recent stampede incident in Mina which killed over 4,000 pilgrims, including hundreds of Iranians.

Addressing a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday to pay tribute to the bodies of a number of Iranian pilgrims who died in Mina incident late in September, the President said it should be clarified if anyone is to blame for this incident or not, and Iran will then ask for justice and punishment of those responsible for the incident if it is proved that police or security forces have failed to comply with their duties.

465 Iranian pilgrims were killed in Mina incident and the bodies of 104 of them were returned home on Saturday.

Noting that Iran has, so far, used the language of sympathy, brotherhood, politeness and diplomacy vis a vis the Saudis to pursue the death of the Iranian nationals, Rouhani said, Full report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940711000417

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Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem Old City for 2 days

Oct 4, 2015

JERUSALEM: Israeli police announced on Sunday that Palestinians will be banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for two days after twin attacks on Israelis that also left the perpetrators dead.

The move will affect Palestinians in annexed east Jerusalem who do not live inside the Old City, with only Israelis, tourists, residents of the area, business owners and schoolchildren able to enter, they said.

Worship at the sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound will be limited to men aged 50 and above, while there will be no age restrictions on women. They will be allowed to enter through one specific gate.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Israel-bars-Palestinians-from-Jerusalem-Old-City-for-2-days/articleshow/49214391.cms

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Iran Unveils Hi-Tech Torpedo Boat

Sunday 4 October 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for the first time unveiled its home-made torpedo vessel, 'Zolfaqar', in an exhibition in Tehran on Saturday.

The boat is 17 meters long, 3.3 meters in wide and 3.5 meters high and it weighs 22 tons. The boat is a surface/subsurface vessel and can launch torpedo attacks at enemy targets from positions (surface and subsurface).

Full report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940711001281

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2 Turkish soldiers abducted

Sunday 4 October 2015

ISTANBUL: Suspected militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) abducted two Turkish soldiers in eastern Turkey amid a flare-up of violence between Kurdish rebels and security forces, the army said Saturday.

The militants seized the soldiers late Friday after stopping a passenger bus on a highway between the Tunceli and Erzincan provinces, the army’s high command said in a statement on its website. An operation was under way to find the soldiers, who were off-duty when they were kidnapped, it added. Abductions by the PKK are relatively common and usually end peacefully.

There were no further details about the situation of the soldiers, but the Hurriyet newspaper said on its website that the two conscripts were taken by the rebels into the nearby mountains of the Pulumur region. The Turkish government has been waging a relentless offensive against strongholds of the PKK in the southeast of the country and in neighboring northern Iraq.

http://www.arabnews.com/middle-east/news/815081

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Africa

Maiduguri Attacked Again, Many Feared Killed

Clement Ejiofor, 04 October 2015

Multiple explosions have reportedly rocked Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, on Sunday, October 4.

AFP reports with reference to the locals that the blasts were heard on the outskirts of the city. Residents alleged the loud sound came from Kayamla and Dalori areas.

More details are yet to be provided on the incident. According to the initial reports, 10 people are feared killed.

Kursi Yusuf, an employee, told PM News:

Full report at:

https://www.naij.com/578034-breaking-maiduguri-rocked-multiple-explosions-many-feared-dead.html

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Nigerian Pilgrim Rewarded for Honesty

Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

CAIRO – A Nigerian pilgrim has been rewarded for his honesty after he returned the amount of N500, 000, equal to $2,345, to its Afghani owner after finding in the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

“He [Suleiman Bello] chose to fear Allah knowing he would account to Allah on the Day of Judgment,” Abdullahi Mohammed, the chairman of NAHCON, was quoted by Premium Times.

“He chose to be a good ambassador of Nigeria. He took the property to his state pilgrim officials and they brought it to us so that we can return it to the owner. This shows that Nigerians are honest and God-fearing,” he said.

The Nigerian Muslim, Suleiman Bello, went to hajj this year as part of hajj mission from Nasarawa state in centeral Nigeria.

Full report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/africa/494573-nigerian-pilgrim-rewarded-hajj-for-honesty.html

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Buhari, Sultan of Sokoto in Top 50 Muslims' List

OnIslam & Newspapers

Saturday, 03 October 2015 00:00

The Muslim 500 recognized Buhari’s past military career, his anti-corruption credentials and his war on Boko Haram.

CAIRO – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Saád Abubakar, and a Maiduguri-based Muslim scholar, Sheikh Ibrahim Saleh, have been listed in the first 50 places among the world's 500 most influential Muslim leaders list.

“President Buhari was the first chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and was the mastermind behind the construction of 20 oil depots throughout Nigeria, a project involving over 3200 kilometres of pipelines,” The Muslim 500, an annual publication of the World’s 500 most influential Muslims, said in its 7th edition released recently, Premium Times reported on Saturday, October 3.

Full report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/africa/494583-3-nigerians-in-worlds-top-50-muslim-leaders-list.html

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Australia

In Australia, seeds of Islamic radicalism sown early

REUTERS — 04 10 15

SYDNEY: The Australian government's focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and inclusion, has helped create an environment for radicalised Muslim youth to emerge in disproportionate numbers, experts say.

Authorities in Australia are grappling with a rise in violence perpetrated by teenagers at home as well as battling to halt the flow of those who are attempting to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists.

The murder of a police accountant in Sydney on Friday by a boy of Iraqi-Kurdish descent is the latest in a spate of attacks linked to Islamic extremism. Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, 15, was shot and killed by police at the scene.

Read: 'Two dead' in shootout near Sydney police HQ

“We're punching above our weight,” Greg Barton, Chair in Global Islamic Politics at the Alfred Deakin Institute said of Australia's Islamic extremist activity.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210858/in-australia-seeds-of-islamic-radicalism-sown-early

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Mosque raided after Australia 'terrorism-linked' shooting

AFP | Oct 4, 2015

SYDNEY: An Australian mosque reportedly visited by a 15-year-old boy before he shot dead a civilian police employee in an "act of terrorism" has been raided, police said on Sunday, as authorities boosted efforts to tackle youth radicalisation.

New South Wales state police said the mosque in Parramatta in western Sydney -- close to the scene of the double shooting on Friday afternoon -- was raided with the consent of religious leaders.

"NSW Police on Saturday executed a warrant at a mosque in Parramatta," police said in a statement.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Mosque-raided-after-Australia-terrorism-linked-shooting/articleshow/49212831.cms

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Europe

Russian Navy Positions off Coast of Syria's Lattakia for Possible Cruise Attack on Militants

Sunday October 4, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources said that the Russian Navy has positioned three naval vessels off the Syrian coast of Lattakia in anticipation for their massive cruise missile assault on the militant groups that is likely to occur in the coming days.

The sources told Massdar that the Russian navy will play an imperative role against the militant forces, as they prepare to bombard numerous sites in Syria’s Western countryside that they deem a threat to the sovereignty of the country.

According to a Syrian army source in Lattakia, the Russian naval vessels can be seen from the shores of the aforementioned provincial capital; this was confirmed by more than one source in the province.

The source added that the Russian navy has prepared their long range cruise missiles to be fired into the country from the Mediterranean Sea.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940711000782

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Russia says to step up air strikes in Syria

Reuters | Oct 4, 2015

MOSCOW/AMMAN: Russia said on Saturday it will step up air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State militants but which Western powers say aims to support President Bashar al-Assad.

A senior Russian military officer said Russian jets based in western Syria had carried out more than 60 sorties in 72 hours across Syria. "We will not only continue strikes... We will also increase their intensity," said Andrei Kartapolov from the Russian army General Staff.

Russia's air campaign in Syria, where a U.S.-led air coalition and fighters on the ground from regional states are already entangled in a four-year-old civil war, has drawn strong criticism from the United States and its allies.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Russia-says-to-step-up-air-strikes-in-Syria/articleshow/49212649.cms

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North America

Chicago Mosques Welcome Non-Muslim Visitors

Saturday, 03 October 2015 00:00

CAIRO – A leading Chicago Muslim organization has announced plans for hosting open day next Sunday in several mosques around the city, offering answers to anyone curious to learn about Islam.

"It gives individuals who may not know a Muslim or have never been inside a mosque a chance to become familiar with what goes on," Tabassum Haleem, executive director of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, told the Daily Herald.

The mosques which will open their doors on Sunday, October 4, include mosques in Naperville, Wheaton, Des Plaines and Libertyville

Some of the mosques, or worship centers, have hosted open houses in the past, but this is the first year the council has helped coordinate Open Mosque Day, a larger, more unified effort to invite non-Muslims into mosques.

Full report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/americas/494581-chicago-mosques-welcome-non-muslim-visitors.html

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President Obama says full investigation launched into Kundoz incident

Sun Oct 04 2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08:  U.S. President Barack Obama answers reporters' questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House June 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama called the last-minute announcement to talk about the domestic and international economies and encourage Congress to pass his "paid-for ideas" on job creation.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

United States President Barack Obama has said that full investigation has been launched into the incident that took place in northern Kundoz province of Afghanistan.

President Obama in a statement released by his office on Saturday extends his condolences to the family and loved ones of the victims of the incident.

“On behalf of the American people, I extend my deepest condolences to the medical professionals and other civilians killed and injured in the tragic incident at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz.”

Full report at:

http://www.khaama.com/president-obama-says-full-investigation-launched-about-kundoz-incident-3971

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Southeast Asia

Malaysian Muslims unite to protest Israel’s desecration of Al-Aqsa mosque

BY SYED JAYMAL ZAHIID AND KAMLES KUMAR

Friday October 2, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 — About 500 Malaysian Muslims took part today in a non-partisan rally to protest the Israeli government’s “desecration” of the Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest site and a frequent flashpoint for violence between Palestinian Muslims and the Zionist authorities.

The demonstration, which included groups from the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, the opposition and NGOs, was held just outside the US Embassy on Jalan Tun Razak here under the watchful eyes of local police.Protesters gather outside the US Embassy on Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur to protest against the Israeli government's “desecration” of the Al-Aqsa mosque, October 2, 2015. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Protesters gather outside the US Embassy on Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur to protest against the Israeli government's “desecration” of the Al-Aqsa mosque, October 2, 2015. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Full report at:

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/malaysian-muslims-unite-to-protest-israels-desecration-of-al-aqsa-mosque#sthash.thiIJ7oT.dpuf

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Malaysian Muslims are not the downtrodden victims

Sunday October 4, 2015

OCTOBER 4 — You might not believe it, but it was only last week that I finished listening to the seminal podcast series Serial, which chronicled journalist Sarah Koenig’s digging into the mysterious murder case of high school student Hae Min Lee in Baltimore back in 1999.

Lee’s boyfriend, Adnan Syed — of Pakistani-Muslim heritage — was convicted of the murder.

In one of the show’s latter episodes, Koenig suggested that Syed’s trial might have been coloured by racial prejudice. The prosecution had tried to paint Syed as a man whose honour was “besmirched” after Lee broke up with him, and that he had sought revenge as a way to restore his cultural pride.

If you have not listened to the show, you should. Serial will be exploring the story of US soldier Sgt Bowe Bergdahl who was held for five years by the Taliban in its second season out later this year.

Full report at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/opinion/zurairi-ar/article/malaysian-muslims-are-not-the-downtrodden-victims#sthash.g3NDZFNJ.dpuf

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PAS to field non-Muslim candidates in Sarawak state election

Saturday October 3, 2015

MIRI, Oct 3 — PAS will field non-Muslim candidates for the 11th state election expected to be held early next year in a bid to make inroads into Sarawak politics.

The party deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man confirmed that it would be the first time in the party’s history since it set foot in Sarawak 19 years ago that it would have non-Muslim candidates for the state election.

“We have identified the candidates but we will reveal it later once the time is right,” he told a news conference here today.

Full report at:

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pas-to-field-non-muslim-candidates-in-sarawak-state-election#sthash.DFY1QjHP.dpuf

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Malaysian Mufti Defends Mosque Amplifier Ban

Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

KUALA LUMPUR – A Malaysian Mufti has backed a proposed edict that outlaws the use of loudspeakers to broadcast mosque programs other than the adhan (call to prayer), saying that loudspeakers create a bad impression of Islam.

“What Islam tells us to amplify is only the azan. Even if other than that, it is not meant to go as far as disturbing public peace,” Perlis Mufti Datuk Asri Zainul Abidin wrote on Facebook, the Malays Mail reported on Friday, October 2.

Full report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/asia-pacific/494577-malaysian-mufti-defends-mosque-amplifier-ban.html

 

URL: http://newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/new-age-islam-news-bureau/150-isil-terrorists-killed-in-deir-ezzur/d/104794

 

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