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Islamic World News ( 18 Jul 2016, NewAgeIslam.Com)

Afghan Taliban Issues Statement for the Central Asian Countries Based On Do Not Harm nor Accept Harm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Afghan Taliban issues statement for the Central Asian countries

 

Stop Turkish, American Diplomats to Discuss Gülen Case in D.C

Shiv Sena: Zakir Naik A Smaller Dawood Ibrahim Attempting To Make Mini Pakistan in Country

Over 100 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Clashes with Pro-Gov't Fighters near Manbij

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South Asia

Afghan Taliban Issues Statement for the Central Asian Countries Based On Do Not Harm nor Accept Harm

Bangladesh Promises 10 Lakh Takas to Militants Willing To Reform

Taliban leader, Mazlum, among 30 killed in Helmand operations

De-Radicalising Bangladesh in Four Steps

ISIS claim attack on German train carried out by an Afghan refugee

Taliban attack key tunnel connecting Kabul with North of Afghanistan

Militant shot dead before attacking Afghan intelligence forces in Kandahar

3 Afghans arrested for killing 16-year-old fellow refugee in Greece

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Mideast

Top Turkish, American Diplomats to Discuss Gülen Case in D.C

Turkish Pilots Who Downed Russian Jet Part of Coup Plot: Official

MHP leader lends support to PM on reinstating capital punishment

US lifts ban on flights to and from Turkey after coup bid

Turkish PM, main opposition leader make joint statement

Coup attempt triggers debate on death penalty

Tension rises in eastern Turkish province amid reports of March on Alevi neighborhoods

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India

Shiv Sena: Zakir Naik A Smaller Dawood Ibrahim Attempting To Make Mini Pakistan in Country

Zakir Naik Can Never Be Anti-National, Says PM Modi's Muslim Aide Zafar Sareshwala

'IS men' wanted to target Haridwar Ardh Kumbh

India, Malayasia agree to tackle ISIS jointly

Rajnath blames Pakistan for bloodshed in Kashmir

Mayawati, Naidu in verbal spat in Rajya Sabha over Gujarat incident

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Arab World

Over 100 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Clashes with Pro-Gov't Fighters near Manbij

Gov't Forces Inch Closer to Winning Back Key Town in Northern Salahuddin

Syrian Fighter Jets Continue to Bomb ISIL Centers in Eastern Hama

Shooting in Kazakhstan Capital Ends with 5 Killed, 9 Injured

Syrian Army Captures More Heights, Villages Near Lattakia Border with Turkey

Syrian Army Continues to Push Terrorists back from More Strongholds in Northern Aleppo

Syrian Air Force Hits ISIL's Positions Hard in Eastern Aleppo

Iranian Army Working on Counter-Threat Scenarios

Long Convoy of ISIL Vehicles Destroyed Badly in Syrian Army Attacks

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North America

The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

Trump advisers target Muslim Brotherhood on U.S. soil

Enemies see America as vulnerable prey

Islamic extremist terrorism is the enemy of US: Rudy Giuliani

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Pakistan

Man Dies after His Limbs Chopped Off For ‘Honour’ In DG Khan

Politicians Nervous As Imran Khan Push for Army Takeover in Pakistan

Musharraf's bank accounts to be frozen, property to be confiscated: special court

TTP splinter group, Al Qaeda elements behind Awais Shah kidnapping: DG ISPR

Pakistan host to fourth highest number of refugees

 “Nawaz Sharif’s monarchy” threat to democracy, says Imran Khan

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Europe

Germany Axe Attack: Assault on Train in Wurzburg Injures HK Family

To Prevent More Attacks Like Nice, We Must Integrate Muslims, Not Simply Bomb ISIS

‘Muslim Grievances’ Responsible For Terrorism in France

How Isis has devised new ways of sowing savagery in Europe

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Southeast Asia

Indonesia Must Map Areas Of IS Support: Muhammadiyah Leader

Indonesia’s most wanted Islamist militant killed: police

NZ offers Indonesians help to counter terror

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Africa

Boko Haram Has Left 250,000 Children Suffering from ‘Severe Malnourishment’

Muslims mob stabs Christian to death in Egypt

Boris Johnson says Assad must go if Syrians' suffering is to end

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Afghan Taliban Issues Statement for the Central Asian Countries Based On Do Not Harm nor Accept Harm

Mon Jul 18 2016

The Taliban group in Afghanistan has issued a statement for the Central Asian countries amid concerns that the ongoing violence in Afghanistan could destabilize the Central Asian States.

Insisting on group’s policies to refrain from interfering in other country’s’ internal affairs, the group said “Its policy towards other nations is based on “لا ضرر ولا ضرار (Do not harm nor accept harm) which has been repeatedly announced in the statements by the Islamic Emirate as well as in the Eid messages of its leader.”

The statement further added “Hence in accordance with the stated policy, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan wishes to assure the Central Asian countries and all its neighbors that – contrary to the enemy propaganda – the Islamic Emirate does not seek to interfere in the internal affairs of others nor will it allow anyone to use the land under the control of Islamic Emirate against anyone else rather we seek to live alongside others in an atmosphere of mutual understanding.”

The statement by the Taliban group comes as there are concerns certain militant groups are attempting to infiltrate into the Central Asian countries by expanding their insurgency activities in Afghanistan.

The leaders of the States are mainly concerned regarding the attempts made by the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group to expand foothold and operations in Afghanistan and the region.

In the meantime, the Afghan officials are saying that foreign insurgents belonging to the regional countries, including Tajikistan are fighting along with the other militant groups in Afghanistan.

khaama.com/afghan-taliban-issues-statement-for-the-central-asian-countries-01509

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Top Turkish, American diplomats to discuss Gülen case in D.C.

July/19/2016

The top diplomats of Turkey and the U.S. are expected to meet in Washington this week to continue discussions on the extradition of self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen, believed to be the mastermind behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey that cost the lives of at least 208 people.

The face-to-face talk between Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to take place on the sidelines of an international meeting on the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on July 20 and 21. Along with Çavuşoğlu and Kerry, the foreign ministers of some of the other anti-ISIL coalition countries will also be present in Washington.

The foreign ministers will discuss the current situation in the fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria and the next steps in efforts to degrade and defeat the jihadists.

However, the meeting will also be an important opportunity for the Turkish foreign minister to exchange views on developments in Turkey in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt. Çavuşoğlu was expected to inform his counterparts on the coup attempt and its perpetrators during his bilateral meetings with the participant countries. The meetings will come after the EU and European countries urged Turkey to stay within the boundaries of law while investigating the mutiny.

In this context, Çavuşoğlu’s meeting with host Kerry will be an important one, especially with regards to the ongoing quarrel over the role of Gülen and his organization in staging the coup attempt on July 15. Turkish leadership has become more vocal in its demand from the U.S. for the extradition of Gülen, who has been living in Pennsylvania since 1999.

The two diplomats held a phone conversation over the weekend to exchange views on the situation in Turkey, during which Kerry urged his counterpart about public remarks by officials who claimed the U.S. was behind the coup attempt.

Yıldırım: Friendship in question 

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım reiterated Turkey’s call to Washington on July 18 after a cabinet meeting, saying “Turkey may question its friendship with the U.S.” should Turkey’s demand not be addressed.

“Even questioning our friendship may be brought to the agenda here. Nonetheless, our Justice Ministry is conducting the necessary work,” Yıldırım said.

The premier also added there was no better evidence than the July 15 coup attempt for the extradition of Gülen, as Kerry had earlier requested Ankara send evidence to support Gülen’s extradition.

“Is there better evidence than this? We will be a little bit disappointed if our friends say ‘show us the evidence’ while there are members of this organization which is trying to destroy a state and a person who instructs it,” Yıldırım said.

Kerry: Evidence, not allegations

Despite insistent statements from Turkish officials on Gülen’s extradition, Kerry said on July 18 he had made clear to Turkey that it must provide genuine evidence able to withstand scrutiny when requesting the extradition of Gülen. “The U.S. has a formal process for dealing with extradition requests; Turkey must send evidence, not allegations,” Kerry told a news conference in Brussels.

In further remarks, Kerry highlighted the ongoing investigation into the perpetrators of the failed coup attempt and urged the Turkish government to uphold the rule of law, adding Washington supported efforts to bring those involved to justice. “We stand squarely on the side of the elected leadership in Turkey,” he told a news conference after meeting EU counterparts in Brussels. “But we also firmly urge the government of Turkey to maintain calm and stability throughout the country,” he added.

“We also urge the government of Turkey to uphold the highest standards of respect for the nation’s democratic institutions and the rule of law. We will certainly support bringing the perpetrators of the coup to justice but we also caution against a reach that goes well beyond that,” he said.

hurriyetdailynews.com/top-turkish-american-diplomats-to-discuss-gulen-case-in-dc.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101783&NewsCatID=510

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Shiv Sena: Zakir Naik a smaller Dawood Ibrahim attempting to make mini Pakistan in country

July 19, 2016

The Shiv Sena, which has been vociferously calling for a ban on controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, on Monday likened him to India’s most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim.

Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said the government should act on ‘smaller Dawoods’ like him who are present in the country.

“Who is Zakir Naik? If this government has guts then it should leave Dawood Ibrahim, since he is being given shelter by Pakistan, and focus on foiling the bids of these smaller Dawoods and their attempts of making mini Pakistan in the country,” Raut told ANI.

Raut had recently slammed Naik for radicalising youth towards terror in party’s mouthpiece Saamna.

Earlier, pleading innocence that he never encouraged terrorism, Naik had alleged that the Indian media started trying him just because one of the Bangladesh newspapers reported that one of the terrorists involved in the Dhaka cafe attack was inspired by him.

“I am seeing that there is an India media cry on me just because a report came in one of the Bangladesh newspapers ‘The Daily Star’ that one of the terrorists who was involved in the attack was inspired by me, and the media trial started. On July 29, the newspaper corrected themselves that they never said that Dr Zakir inspired him and Dr Zakir did not inspire any terrorist to kill innocent people,” Naik told a press conference in Mumbai via Skype from Medina.

Naik claimed that no official or government authority has approached him with any question, adding that he has no problem with the Indian government or police so far.

“I will cooperate 100 percent with any government authority, which wants to speak with me,” he said.

indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/shiv-sena-zakir-naik-a-smaller-dawood-ibrahim-attempting-to-make-mini-pakistan-in-country-2921625/

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Over 100 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Clashes with Pro-Gov't Fighters near Manbij

July 19, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) repelled ISIL's large-scale offensive on their positions in the Northern side of the town of Manbij, leaving at least 111 militants dead and many more wounded.

The SDF fighters' strong not only did not allow the ISIL to prevail over their defense lines near the al-Sajour river, but inflicted very heavy casualties of the militants.

In the meantime, ISIL's mortar launching-pads, heavy machineguns and armored vehicles were destroyed in the failed attacks and a PMP was also seized by the SDF fighters.  

In relevant developments in the province on Monday, the SDF fended off a large-scale offensive of ISIL terrorist group on their strongholds near the town of Manbij, inflicting tens of casualties on the militants.

"The Kurdish-led SDF fighters repelled ISIL's heavy attacks from three flanks on SDF positions near the al-Sajour river and the villages of Qora'a al-Kabireh, Qora'a al-Saghireh, Owsah Jeli and the Western side of Um Adseh, killing around 80 militants, and destroying their armored vehicles and mortar shells and launchers," the sources said.

en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950429000686

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South Asia

Afghan Taliban Issues Statement for the Central Asian Countries Based On Do Not Harm nor Accept Harm

Mon Jul 18 2016

The Taliban group in Afghanistan has issued a statement for the Central Asian countries amid concerns that the ongoing violence in Afghanistan could destabilize the Central Asian States.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-taliban-issues-statement-for-the-central-asian-countries-01509

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Bangladesh promises 10 lakh takas to militants willing to reform

Jul 18, 2016

Benazir Ahmed, director general of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), made the announcement after a 12-hour search for militant hideouts across vast riverine chars (shoals) in Sariakandi and Dhunat sub-districts of northern Bogra district. (AFP Photo)

The head of an elite Bangladeshi anti-crime agency on Monday asked militants from radical groups to return to normal life, promising they would be awarded 10 lakh Takas and an opportunity for rehabilitation.

Benazir Ahmed, director general of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), made the announcement after a 12-hour search for militant hideouts across vast riverine chars (shoals) in Sariakandi and Dhunat sub-districts of northern Bogra district.

Full report at: hindustantimes.com/world-news/bangladesh-promises-10-lakh-takas-to-militants-willing-to-reform/story-YqXTK2dFVLuomikYQgSW1N.html

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Taliban leader, Mazlum, among 30 killed in Helmand operations

Tue Jul 19 2016

A local leader of the Taliban group identified as Mazlum was killed along with his 30 fighters during operations in southern Helmand province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operation was launched in cooperation with the Afghan Air Force and artillery units of the Afghan army.

According to a statement by MoD, the operations were conducted in Sangin and Marjah district, leaving 30 militants dead and 11 others wounded.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-leader-mazlum-among-30-killed-in-helmand-operations-01513

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De-radicalising Bangladesh in four steps

july 19, 2016

The Dhaka terrorist attack has sufficiently confirmed with evidence that we are in a crisis. After some contemplation, I think I can come up with the following four steps that we should immediately, as immediately as possible that is, partake in order to restore parity of common sense. I personally recognise myself as a committed Muslim, and an ardent student of the faith, the effect of which can be obviously noticed in this writing.

But despite my bias, I will argue that the steps presented are still very practical and some are empirically observable. I have tried to be less rhetorical (much less than many famed intellectuals and journalists of the country) and less verbose and have come straight to the point. Some of the concepts presented may seem a bit elaborate and perhaps even repetitive. I think they only point out to the importance of the concepts in contention. So here they are:

Full report at: dhakatribune.com/op-ed/2016/jul/19/de-radicalising-bangladesh-four-steps

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ISIS claim attack on German train carried out by an Afghan refugee

Tue Jul 19 2016

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility behind the attack on a Germany train.

Earlier, the police forces discovered a hand-painted flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group from the home of an Afghan refugee who attacked a train in Germany.

Full report at: khaama.com/isis-claim-attack-on-german-train-carried-out-by-an-afghan-refugee-01515

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Taliban attack key tunnel connecting Kabul with North of Afghanistan

Tue Jul 19 2016

The Taliban insurgents launched an attack on Salang tunnel pass, a key pass which connects Kabul with the northern provinces of the country.

The officials said the attack was launched by a group of around 20 Taliban insurgents who came to the area from the northern Parwan province.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-attack-key-tunnel-connecting-kabul-with-north-of-afghanistan-01514

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Militant shot dead before attacking Afghan intelligence forces in Kandahar

Mon Jul 18 2016

A militant was shot dead before he manage to carry out an attack on the convoy of the Afghan intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives in southern Kandahar.

The provincial government media office said the militant was shot dead in the 9th police district of Kandahar city today.

Full report at: khaama.com/militant-shot-dead-before-attacking-afghan-intelligence-forces-in-kandahar-01510

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3 Afghans arrested for killing 16-year-old fellow refugee in Greece

Mon Jul 18 2016

At least three Afghan refugees have been arrested in connection to the murder of a 16-year-old fellow refugee in France, it has been reported.

The incident reportedly took place at a open hospitality center in Elliniko, a suburb Athens, the capital city of Greece.

The suspects have been identified as 18, 23, and 37-year-old Afghan refugees and are due to face charges for attempted murder against two other Afghans, aged 19 and 31 respectively.

Full report at: khaama.com/3-afghans-arrested-for-killing-16-year-old-fellow-refugee-in-greece-01508

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Mideast

Top Turkish, American diplomats to discuss Gülen case in D.C.

July/19/2016

The top diplomats of Turkey and the U.S. are expected to meet in Washington this week to continue discussions on the extradition of self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen, believed to be the mastermind behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey that cost the lives of at least 208 people.

The face-to-face talk between Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to take place on the sidelines of an international meeting on the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on July 20 and 21. Along with Çavuşoğlu and Kerry, the foreign ministers of some of the other anti-ISIL coalition countries will also be present in Washington.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/top-turkish-american-diplomats-to-discuss-gulen-case-in-dc.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101783&NewsCatID=510

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Turkish pilots who downed Russian jet part of coup plot: Official

July/19/2016

Two Turkish pilots who played a role in the downing of a Russian jet in November are in custody over the July 15 failed coup in Turkey, an official said late on June 18.

The downing of the Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border sparked an unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Russia, which ended last month when the two countries agreed to restore ties. 

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pilots-who-downed-russian-jet-part-of-coup-plot-official---.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101786&NewsCatID=509

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MHP leader lends support to PM on reinstating capital punishment

July/19/2016

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has expressed support for Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım’s call to take the debate on reinstalling capital punishment to parliament.

“The demand for capital punishment is being discussed a lot. If the AKP [ruling Justice and Development Party] is ready, we are in as well. We would also consider giving this punishment and do whatever necessary,” said Bahçeli during his party’s weekly parliamentary group meeting on July 19.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/mhp-leader-lends-support-to-pm-on-reinstating-capital-punishment-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101792&NewsCatID=338

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US lifts ban on flights to and from Turkey after coup bid

July/19/2016

The United States has lifted a ban on flights to and from Turkey following a failed coup in the country, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on July 18.

The ban, which included both direct flights and those from a third country, went into effect after a faction of Turkey's military attempted to overthrow the Turkish government. The coup crumbled on July 15 as supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took to the streets in defiance of the coup plotters.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/us-lifts-ban-on-flights-to-and-from-turkey-after-coup-bid.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101784&NewsCatID=345

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Turkish PM, main opposition leader make joint statement

July/19/2016

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, have made a joint statement on the July 15 failed coup attempt, saying that date was a “feast of democracy.”

“The [Turkish] society went through a serious trauma. We need to return to normal urgently,” Kılıçdaroğlu told journalists in a press conference at the Çankaya Presidential Compound in Ankara on July 19, as Yıldırım thanked him for the show of support.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-main-opposition-leader-make-joint-statement-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101793&NewsCatID=338

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Coup attempt triggers debate on death penalty

July/19/2016

A debate on reinstalling capital punishment has heated up further after demands from angry crowds during anti-coup attempt protests in Turkey, with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım stressing the importance of a “calm discussion” and Ankara’s European partners expressing their concerns.

Yıldırım had stated on July 15 that his government could not remain indifferent to demands for reinstating the death penalty to punish coup plotters, but stressed that the issue must be debated in parliament.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/coup-attempt-triggers-debate-on-death-penalty-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101760&NewsCatID=341

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Tension rises in eastern Turkish province amid reports of march on Alevi neighborhoods

July/19/2016

Tension rises in eastern Turkish province amid reports of march on Alevi neighborhoods

Tension has been rising in the eastern province of Malatya, as a number of people from a larger group which had gathered to protest the failed coup attempt reportedly chanted pro-government slogans in largely Alevi-populated neighborhoods in the province.

“The [ruling Justice and Development Party] AKP supporters are here. Where are the Alevis?” shouted the group in the Alevi-dominated Paşaköşkü and Çavuşoğlu neighborhoods, as they also parked their cars in the neighborhoods’ streets and played AKP election songs.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/tension-rises-in-eastern-turkish-province-amid-reports-of-march-on-alevi-neighborhoods.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101758&NewsCatID=341

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India

Shiv Sena: Zakir Naik a smaller Dawood Ibrahim attempting to make mini Pakistan in country

July 19, 2016

The Shiv Sena, which has been vociferously calling for a ban on controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, on Monday likened him to India’s most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim.

Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said the government should act on ‘smaller Dawoods’ like him who are present in the country.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/shiv-sena-zakir-naik-a-smaller-dawood-ibrahim-attempting-to-make-mini-pakistan-in-country-2921625/

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Zakir Naik can never be anti-national, says PM Modi's Muslim aide Zafar Sareshwala

Monday July 18, 2016

Mumbai: In a move which could be embarrassing for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the bogey of media personnel who is running a dubious campaign against Dr. Zakir Naik, Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Zafar Sarehswala said he knew the Islamic preacher and his family since years, and he could never be an anti-national.

In reply to a question by News24 after Zakir Naik's press conference on Friday, Zafar Sareshwala, said to be very close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said he has known Dr Zakir Naik and his family since last 20 years.

Full report at: ummid.com/news/2016/July/18.07.2016/zafar-sareshwala-comes-to-support-zakir-naik.html

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'IS men' wanted to target Haridwar Ardh Kumbh

Sana Shakil

Jul 19, 2016

NEW DELHI: Five suspected operatives of Islamic State (IS) had planned a terror attack at the Ardh Kumbh Mela held earlier this year in Haridwar. All of them were tutored by their handler in Syria on how to make IEDs by using explosive material extracted from match sticks.

NIA made these revelation in its chargesheet against the six terrorists submitted in a special court on Monday.

The recovery of 65 gms of match powder helped NIA in establishing the link between the operatives and their handler in Syria. The terrorists were also plotting terror attacks at strategic locations in Delhi. NIA told the court that huge amount of inflammatory literature and videos of hate speeches by Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar and some controversial Muslim clerics were also recovered from the operatives.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/IS-men-wanted-to-target-Haridwar-Ardh-Kumbh/articleshow/53274959.cms

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India, Malayasia agree to tackle ISIS jointly

Bharti Jain

Jul 18, 2016

NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of deadly attacks by Islamic State in Nice and Istanbul, India and Malaysia have agreed to proactively engage with one another on combating the threat posed by the global terror outfit. The understanding was reached at a delegation-level meeting between visiting Malaysian deputy prime minister and home minister Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Union home minister Rajnath Singh here on Monday.

Singh, during the talks, said India is concerned about the danger of enhanced activities of Islamic State in democratic countries like India and Malaysia. "They have started using our countries as recruiting grounds and attract our youngsters with their extremist ideology," he added.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-Malayasia-agree-to-tackle-ISIS-jointly/articleshow/53271759.cms

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Rajnath blames Pakistan for bloodshed in Kashmir

July 19, 2016

Home Minister Rajnath Singh informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday that the present unrest in Kashmir valley was “sponsored by Pakistan”. He, however, ruled out a plebiscite, saying it was an “outdated” demand and the people of Kashmir were being misguided.

Replying to a debate on the Kashmir situation, he affirmed that while militancy will be dealt with sternly, there should be “no instant” use of bullets while dealing with mobs which should first be tackled by the use of teargas and water cannons.

The Minister said, “Whatever is happening in Kashmir is Pakistan-sponsored. The name is ‘Pakistan’, but its acts are na-pak [not pious]. Kashmiris are our own people. We will bring them on the right path... We will make them aware of the reality,” he said.

Full report at: thehindu.com/news/national/rajnath-blames-pakistan-for-bloodshed-in-kashmir/article8866785.ece

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Mayawati, Naidu in verbal spat in Rajya Sabha over Gujarat incident

July 19, 2016

New Delhi: A verbal spat between BSP leader Mayawati and union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu was witnessed on Monday in the Rajya Sabha as she blamed the Centre for what she dubbed were “rising incidents of atrocities against the Dalits”.

Mayawati raised the issue of beating up of four Dalit youth in public and parading them in Una town in Gujarat by cow protection vigilantes.

The Bahujan Samaj Party leader said: “Since the BJP-led government has come to power (at the Centre), the Dalits are being exploited at different levels. There are several incidents, and this reflects the narrow and casteist mindset of this party towards these groups.”

Full report at: siasat.com/news/mayawati-naidu-verbal-spat-rajya-sabha-gujarat-incident-988066/

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Arab World

Over 100 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Clashes with Pro-Gov't Fighters near Manbij

July 19, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) repelled ISIL's large-scale offensive on their positions in the Northern side of the town of Manbij, leaving at least 111 militants dead and many more wounded.

The SDF fighters' strong not only did not allow the ISIL to prevail over their defense lines near the al-Sajour river, but inflicted very heavy casualties of the militants.

In the meantime, ISIL's mortar launching-pads, heavy machineguns and armored vehicles were destroyed in the failed attacks and a PMP was also seized by the SDF fighters.  

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950429000686

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Gov't Forces Inch Closer to Winning Back Key Town in Northern Salahuddin

July 19, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi Army troops and popular forces of Hashed al-Shaabi have completed siege on the key town of al-Sharqat, and are now very close to seizing control of one more strategic region near Mosul back from ISIL, an Iraqi field commander said Tuesday.

"The Iraqi government forces have cut off the entire supply lines to al-Sahrqat. The ISIL terrorists have no way out. The town will be imminently liberated," Mohammad al-Hattab said, adding, "In the meantime, ISIL's defense lines in Western side of al-Huweija have been under heavy attacks of the Iraqi government forces which have inflicted major losses on the Takfiri group."

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950429000744

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Syrian Fighter Jets Continue to Bomb ISIL Centers in Eastern Hama

July 19, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian warplanes, for the second day in a row, targeted ISIL's bases in two regions in Eastern Hama, inflicting major losses on the Takfiri terrorists' military hardware, mainly on their technical vehicles.

The Syrian army aircraft targeted ISIL's concentration center in Tabaret al-Deibeh's square at the beginning of a road towards the village of al-Mofaker, which ended in destruction of several machinegun-equipped vehicles.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950429000593

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Shooting in Kazakhstan Capital Ends with 5 Killed, 9 Injured

July 19, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Five people were killed and another nine were wounded in an armed attack in Kazakhstan capital, Almaty that ended after security forces shot and injured the assailant, authorities said.

The spokesperson for the Almaty Department of Internal Affairs Saltanat Azimbek told reports all the facilities in Almaty where a terrorist attack occurred are operating normally, TASS reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950429000672

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Syrian Army Captures More Heights, Villages Near Lattakia Border with Turkey

July 19, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian military forces won more battles against the terrorist groups in Northern Lattakia and forced them to retreat from more territories in mountainous regions near the border with Turkey.

The Syrian army men not only fortified their positions in Kinsibba and it surroundings but gained fire-control over two villages of Ruwiesa Shekareh and Ein al-Qantara in the Northeastern side of Kinsibba, which reinvigorated the key town's security.

Syrian soldiers also ended cleansing operation in Ruweisa al-Shams successfully and stormed the terrorist positions in the village of Nahsha.

Local sources said that hundreds of Ahrar al-Sham militants fleeing Kinsibba battlefield toward Turkish border.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950429000497

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Syrian Army Continues to Push Terrorists back from More Strongholds in Northern Aleppo

July 19, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Terrorist groups left behind dozens of dead or wounded members and retreated from more positions under the heavy attack of the Syrian soldiers and popular forces in al-Lairamoun industrial region.

The Syrian government forces stormed positions of the militant groups in al-Lairamoun region towards Castillo highway and captured more building blocks.

Dozens of the terrorists were killed and their military hardware and vehicles were damaged in the attacks.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950429000379

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Syrian Air Force Hits ISIL's Positions Hard in Eastern Aleppo

July 19, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian fighter jets carried out several combat sorties over ISIL's concentration centers in the Southern side of Kuweires airbase, inflicting major losses and casualties on the militants.

The Syrian warplanes, tipped off by the intelligence agents about the growing number of ISIL terrorists near the Air Force Academy, launched bombardments of the Takfiri terrorists' gatherings, which ended not only in the killing of eight militants but destroyed their vehicles used for carrying arms and ammunition.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950429000313

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Iranian Army Working on Counter-Threat Scenarios

Tue Jul 19, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Ground Force Commander of the Iranian Army, Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan, said his troops are monitoring events and enemy moves in the region and have devised various plans to stand against any possible scenario of threat.

Addressing a gathering of senior Ground Force commanders in Western Iran on Tuesday, General Pourdastan underlined the highest level of combat preparedness among his troops, and cautioned that sensitive conditions are reigning the region.

"The Army Ground Force monitors events and developments as well as enemy movements in the region precisely and has developed a plan for combating any type of threat," he stressed.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950429000920

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Long Convoy of ISIL Vehicles Destroyed Badly in Syrian Army Attacks

Tue Jul 19, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops traced and targeted a long column of ISIL's military vehicles in Northeastern Sweida, destroying most of the convoy, provincial sources said.

"ISIL's military convoy was attacked heavily by the Syrian soldiers in Rajm al-Dawleh region," the sources said, adding, "At least six of the convoy's machinegun-equipped vehicles and several more vehicles carrying ISIL terrorists were seriously damaged in the attacks."

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950429000794

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North America

The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

July 19, 2016

More U.S. employers are taking steps to make Muslims feel accepted and safe at work, as their faith comes under scrutiny with the rise in terror attacks and calls by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ban on Muslim immigrants.

Companies are setting aside rooms for prayer, organizing group discussions about the religion and planning office parties without alcohol. The motivations may be principled, but the moves are practical. Managers want to keep talented workers and avoid conflict, and litigation.

Full report at: bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-19/making-u-s-workplaces-safe-for-muslims-and-deterring-lawsuits

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Trump advisers target Muslim Brotherhood on U.S. soil

Tuesday 19 July 2016

CLEVELAND – As national security took center stage at the Republican Convention on opening night Monday, WND spoke to a member of Congress, a Trump adviser and two campaign surrogates who believe a first step toward “making America safe” and reforming what they regard as a badly compromised counter-terrorism effort hamstrung by political correctness is to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.

Full report at: wnd.com/2016/07/trump-advisers-target-muslim-brotherhood-on-u-s-soil/

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Enemies see America as vulnerable prey

Monday, July 18, 2016

Here is a sampling of some recent news abroad:

A Russian guard attacked a U.S. diplomatic official at the door to the American Embassy in Moscw, even as NATO leaders met to galvanize against the next act of Russian aggression.

The Islamic State continued its global terrorist rampage with horrific attacks in Baghdad and Istanbul.

Iran rebuffed United Nations warnings and defiantly boasted that it will continue testing ballistic missiles. German intelligence believes that Iran, empowered by the release of $100 billion in impounded cash, is violating its recent American-led nonproliferation deal in an effort to import nuclear bomb-making technology.

Full report at: dailyprogress.com/townnews/politics/enemies-see-america-as-vulnerable-prey/article_30da4a4c-4d42-11e6-a4b4-df567cfc9e70.html

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Islamic extremist terrorism is the enemy of US: Rudy Giuliani

Jul 19, 2016

CLEVELAND: Describing "Islamic extremist terrorism" as the enemy of the US, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has appealed Americans to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to commit themselves to "unconditional victory" against the menace.

"In the last seven months, there have been five major Islamic extremist terrorists attacks on us and our allies. We must not be afraid to define our enemy. It is Islamic extremist terrorism," Giuliani said in his address to Republican National Convention here.

Full report at: economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/islamic-extremist-terrorism-is-the-enemy-of-us-rudy-giuliani/articleshow/53278868.cms

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Pakistan

Man dies after his limbs chopped off for ‘honour’ in DG Khan

July 19, 2016

DERA GHAZI KHAN: A man died on Monday after five attackers chopped off his arms, lips and nose, taking away his severed limbs with them.

The brutal crime was committed against Allah Ditta, a resident of Mauza Sabra Nachawn in the limits of Gaddai police station.

According to local sources, Allah Ditta was married and had an affair with a married woman of Paiga village, who had earlier eloped with the victim but after intervention of elders of the both families was brought back to her husband’s house.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1271773/man-dies-after-his-limbs-chopped-off-for-honour-in-dg-khan

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Politicians nervous as Imran Khan pushes for army takeover in Pakistan

July 19, 2016

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s statement regarding the people of Pakistan welcoming a military takeover has come in for panic criticism from all political parties, but the unfazed former cricketer has not withdrawn or qualified his scandalous view.

The word in Islamabad is that Imran Khan hopes to become an army-installed Prime Minister, having failed to win the post electorally.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/politicians-nervous-imran-khan-pushes-army-takeover-pakistan-988078/

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Musharraf's bank accounts to be frozen, property to be confiscated: special court

July 19, 2016

ISLAMABAD: A special court hearing treason charges against retd. General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday ordered authorities to freeze the former president's back accounts and confiscate his property.

A three-member bench of the special court headed by Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel passed the orders over the non-appearance of the accused before the court despite repeated notices.

The court also adjourned the hearing of the case until the former president is arrested or he surrenders.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1271783/musharrafs-bank-accounts-to-be-frozen-property-to-be-confiscated-special-court

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TTP splinter group, Al Qaeda elements behind Awais Shah kidnapping: DG ISPR

July 19, 2016

KARACHI: Director General ISPR Asim Bajwa said Awais Shah was recovered from his kidnappers who had made him wear a burqa in order to transport him in Dera Ismail Khan.

Elaborating on Shah's recovery in a press conference, Bajwa said an ambush was foiled in Dera Ismail Khan at a checkpoint at Mufti Mehmood Chowk on the way to Tank.

Bajwa gives details of raid that recovered kidnapped lawyer

Kidnappers had put him in a veil to conceal his identity

Lawyer recovered with hands and feet tied, tape across the mouth

Bajwa says TTP splinter group and Al Qaeda elements involved in kidnapping

Bajwa said a figure in a burqa was found in the backseat of the vehicle after a gunman from the security forces shot the driver and two armed militants in order to stop a suspicious blue Toyota Surf that refused to halt at the checkpoint. The burqa-clad figure was identified as Awais Shah, blindfolded, with his hands and feet chained and tape across his mouth.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1271779/ttp-splinter-group-al-qaeda-elements-behind-awais-shah-kidnapping-dg-ispr

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Pakistan host to fourth highest number of refugees

July 19, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Despite being a developing economy, Pakistan hosts 1.56 million refugees – fourth highest number in the world. On the other hand, six wealthiest nations accommodate less than 9pc of the world’s refugees.

This was revealed in a research study undertaken by Oxfam.

The study released here on Monday said the poorer countries shoulder most of the responsibility and the richest countries should do much more to help the world’s most vulnerable people who have fled their homes because of violence and conflict.

The top six countries hosting refugees are: Jordan, 2.80 million, Turkey, 2.75 million, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 2.05 million, Pakistan, 1.56 million, Lebanon, 1.53 million, and South Africa, 1.21 million.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1271718/pakistan-host-to-fourth-highest-number-of-refugees

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“Nawaz Sharif’s monarchy” threat to democracy, says Imran Khan

July 19, 2016

MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Monday said democracy in Pakistan is endangered by what he called Nawaz Sharif’s monarchy.

“Democracy in Pakistan is not threatened by Pakistan Army, but that was rather endangered by Nawaz Sharif’s monarchy,” Imran said while addressing a rally at Muzaffarabad.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/nawaz-sharifs-monarchy-threat-democracy-says-imran-khan-988057/

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Europe

Germany axe attack: Assault on train in Wurzburg injures HK family

07/19/2016

Three people in a group from Hong Kong were seriously hurt and one slightly injured in the attack in Wurzburg. Another 14 were treated for shock.

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said the attacker was killed as he tried to flee the scene.

The motive for the attack is not yet clear.

The South China Morning Post said it was believed the four injured were a 62-year-old man, his 58-year-old wife, their daughter, 27, and her boyfriend, 31. The 17-year-old son travelling with them was not hurt, it said.

Full report at: bbc.com/news/world-europe-36827725

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To Prevent More Attacks Like Nice, We Must Integrate Muslims, Not Simply Bomb ISIS

07/18/2016

The father of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the Nice Bastille Day killer, said of his son, “He didn’t pray, he didn’t fast, and he drank alcohol and even used drugs.” Piecing together the information given by his father, his neighbors and the officials investigating him, it seems that Lahouaiej Bouhlel was not a devout Muslim. He had a criminal record, drank alcohol, ate pork, did drugs, did not fast, pray or regularly attend a mosque and was not religious in any way. He was cruel to his wife, who left him. This is not what many Muslims would typically consider reflective of their faith, particularly those who consider themselves religiously devout.

Full report at: huffingtonpost.com/akbar-ahmed/nice-attack-muslims-isis_b_11061076.html

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‘Muslim Grievances’ Responsible For Terrorism in France

July 19, 2016

After the Nice, France terror attack—where approximately 84 people were killed and hundreds injured—Western “mainstream media” is again in full damage control trying to rescue “the narrative,” namely, that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism.

Take one Reuters report by Tom Heneghan, titled “Foreign and domestic policies make France ‘most threatened country.’”  Its very first opening sentence cites terrorist propaganda:

After two militant attacks in Paris killed 17 people in January last year, Islamic State's French-language magazine Dar al-Islam appeared with the Eiffel Tower on the cover and the headline "May Allah curse France"….

Full report at: frontpagemag.com/fpm/263537/reuters-muslim-grievances-responsible-terrorism-raymond-ibrahim

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How Isis has devised new ways of sowing savagery in Europe

Tuesday 19 July 2016

As its “caliphate” has crumbled, Islamic State has intensified efforts to export the chaos it used to confine to within its borders.

The response stems partly from the terror group’s anger that it can no longer hold the territory it seized two years ago. However, even before it lost ground, Isis had begun trying to ignite terror in Europe – a continent that its strategists long ago flagged as the next battlefield in its nihilistic war.

Within the group’s upper echelons is a clique that has studied the ways of its enemies, particularly those in western Europe, the US and Australia. The group comprises senior leaders, advised and influenced by foreign ideologues who have joined them from places such as France, Britain and Belgium.

Full report at: theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/19/how-isis-has-devised-new-ways-of-sowing-savagery-in-europe

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Southeast Asia

Indonesia must map areas of IS support: Muhammadiyah leader

Tue, July 19 2016

Identifying either individuals or groups known as supporters of terror group Islamic State (IS) and their locations in the country is necessary to monitor whether their numbers are increasing, an Islamic leader has said.

“I admit that it is not easy to detect small underground groups like them. However, they could spread their [ideology] to others,” Haedar Nashir, Muhammadiyah's chairman, said on Monday.

Full report at: thejakartapost.com/news/2016/07/19/indonesia-must-map-areas-of-is-support-muhammadiyah-leader.html

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Indonesia’s most wanted Islamist militant killed: police

July 19, 2016, Tuesday

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s most wanted Muslim extremist, Santoso, has been killed in a firefight with security forces, police confirmed Tuesday, ending a lengthy hunt for the Islamic State (IS) group supporter.

“It’s definitely Santoso,” Central Sulawesi police chief Rudy Sufahriadi told AFP, after a process to identify the militant’s body. He was killed in a clash on Monday on central Sulawesi island.

Full report at: theborneopost.com/2016/07/19/indonesias-most-wanted-islamist-militant-killed-police/

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NZ offers Indonesians help to counter terror

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

New Zealand is offering help to Indonesia as it faces the threat of foreign fighters returning from the Middle East.

Prime Minister John Key was last night meeting Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, and the Southeast Asian country's anti-terror measures were on the agenda.

Key, who was in France at the time of the terror-related massacre in Nice last week, said France and Indonesia had some of the largest numbers of foreign fighters.

About 1000 people are believed to have returned to Indonesia after fighting for Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq and Syria.

Full report at: m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11676874

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Africa

Boko Haram Has Left 250,000 Children Suffering from ‘Severe Malnourishment’

July 19, 2016, Tuesday

Boko Haram‘s onetime control over Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state has left an estimated quarter of a million children suffering from severe malnourishment, UNICEF announced in a report on Thursday.

Increased humanitarian access to the region has exposed the extent of the crisis, and UNICEF calculates that of the 244,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Borno, an estimated 49,000 will die if they do not receive treatment.

Full report at: time.com/4412052/nigeria-unicef-malnourished-children-boko-haram/

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Muslims mob stabs Christian to death in Egypt

2016-07-18

Minya - Egyptian officials say a Muslim mob stabbed a Coptic Christian to death over a personal feud.

Bishop Macarious of the southern Minya governorate says the group attacked the families of two priests with knives and batons in the village of Tahna al-Gabal late on Sunday. Fam Khalaf, 27, was killed and the father of one of the priests was wounded.

Police confirmed the incident and said they arrested four people.

Christian residents gathered at a local church for prayers for the dead and protests on Monday.

Full report at: news24.com/Africa/News/muslims-mob-stabs-christian-to-death-in-egypt-20160718

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Boris Johnson says Assad must go if Syrians' suffering is to end

July 19, 2016, Tuesday

Boris Johnson has said Bashar al-Assad cannot remain in power in Syria as he prepares for his first talks as the British foreign secretary on Tuesday with his US counterpart, John Kerry.

Johnson, who had previously argued Assad could help defeat the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria, made the statement within days of being appointed the UK’s top diplomat by its new prime minister, Theresa May.

Full report at: theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/19/boris-johnson-bashar-al-assad-must-go-if-syrians-suffering-to-end

 

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