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Head of the Chechen Republic calls for Muslims Worldwide to Unite to Defeat ISIS
















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Europe

Head of the Chechen Republic calls for Muslims Worldwide to Unite to Defeat ISIS

EU Officials Hail Myanmar Vote, Want Larger Muslim Role

Russia Achieves Success in Syria While US Allies Worry About Money

Russia to Deploy New Weapons to Counter US Missile Shield

Can Europe Survive Migrants Invasion?

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Arab World

Syrian Troops Break Siege Imposed By ISIS on Base Since 2013

Massive Operations Target Terrorists in Dara'a

Iran, Russia Stress Political Solution to Syrian Crisis

Syrian Army Restores Security to More Territories in Damascus Province

Militant Leader Suspected of Ties with ISIL Killed in Russia's Caucasus

Syrian Army Captures More Areas in Damascus Countryside

South American and Arab leaders begin summit in Riyadh

President Assad Congratulates Syrian Forces on Great Victory against Terrorists in Kuweires

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South Asia

Massive Protest in Kabul over Decapitation of Shia Hazaras

Bangladesh Police Boost Security for Writers, Bloggers

Is ISIS in South Asia?

Deputy to CEO’s spokesperson resigns over Zabul incident

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Mideast

Turkish Press Council Slams Critical Media’s G-20 Exclusion

No Major Progress in Ankara Bombing Investigation Raises Suspicions about Gov’t Sincerity

PKK attacks military vehicle in southeastern Turkey, 19 soldiers injured

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North America

US Concerned About Muslims Barred From Myanmar Elections

US Issues Travel Alert for Bangladesh over Terrorism Fears

Nine reportedly killed as US plane crashes in residential area

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Africa

Senegal Leader Calls for 'Tolerant Islam' Across Africa

Muslim-Catholic Dialogue at Depaul University To Focus On Sub-Saharan Africa

Islamic research center to hold cultural events in West Africa

Tunisia Stresses Iran's Influential Role in Resolving Regional Crises

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Southeast Asia

San Suu Kyi Must Act To Stop The Rohingya Muslim Genocide

Myanmar Muslim leader fears violence could erupt against community

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Pakistan

Brahamdagh Met Dr Malik Baloch, Discussed Balochistan Issue: BBC Report

Mithai Diplomacy: Pakistani Troops Present Sweets to Indian Counterparts At Wagah

Balochistan to Sign Economic Zone Deal with China: Official

ISPR statement points at government's 'incompetence': Shafqat Mahmood

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India

Radicals ‘Appoint’ Beant Killer Jagtar Singh Hawara as Akal Takht Chief

Bangladesh deports top Ulfa leader Anup Chetia to India


Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Europe

Head of the Chechen Republic calls for Muslims Worldwide to Unite to Defeat ISIS

11 Nov, 2015 10:17

The head of the Chechen Republic has addressed all Muslims in the world with a call to unite and destroy Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), adding that no one has the right to remain neutral after the atrocities committed by the extremists.

Ramzan Kadyrov made his address on Wednesday, soon after the release of a new video with what was claimed to be an execution of 200 helpless Syrian children by IS fighters armed with machine guns.

“Two hundred children were shot dead. Millions of people in all countries of the world have seen this video and all leading mass media reported this news. Earlier we also saw monstrous killings of women, children and adult men … Muslims die on the hands of those who call themselves Muslims,” Kadyrov wrote on his Instagram account, which he usually uses for public statements.

He also reiterated his point that the current Middle-East crisis was masterminded by the West.

“Special services from the USA and other Western states have cheaply bought the heads of terrorist groups and ordered then to constantly shed Muslim blood, destroy stable countries and blacken the reputation of Islam,” he wrote.

Kadyrov then proclaimed that he considered his duty to directly address the leaders of major Muslim nations and ask them how long they intended to tolerate the destruction of the Muslim community in the world.

“Why don’t you gather and discuss this problem? Why don’t you take measures to reign in IS? Why don’t you tell the USA and its allies that you’ve had enough?” Kadyrov asked.

The Chechen leader also warned that the enemies of Islam had no intention to stop their campaign.

“Tomorrow, under the guise of ‘democratic revolutions’, they will start the fire of war in your countries. I don’t want this to happen. I don’t want the death of a single Muslim or non-Muslim,” he wrote.

Finally, Kadyrov called upon all 1.5 billion “young, healthy, resolute and courageous” Muslims to join forces and find ways to negate all internal contradictions, and together defeat the common foe – the terrorist group known as Islamic State.

Earlier this year, he expressed confidence that IS had been created “first of all against Russia” and warned of the threat that the jihadist group and the conflict in Syria pose to Russia’s security.

He has also repeatedly accused the US and other Western nations of “spawning” IS in order to incite hatred towards Muslims all over the world, distract public attention from numerous problems in the Middle East, and destroy Islamic nations from inside.

Last year Kadyrov vowed to destroy IS after the group when it threatened to attack Russia. He also said that he had repeatedly asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to send Chechen infantry and himself to Syria to take part in the anti-IS operation.

https://www.rt.com/politics/321548-kadyrov-calls-for-all-muslims/

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EU Officials Hail Myanmar Vote, Want Larger Muslim Role

10.11.2015

By Joshua Carroll

A team of European Union officials has hailed the Myanmar election process as going better than expected, but underlined that future polls could be improved by including more female and Muslim candidates.

While Chief Observer Alexander Graf Lambsdorff told international media gathered at a press conference in Yangon on Tuesday that the poll was well organised and voters had a real choice between different candidates, other observers underlined difficulties.

"We trust that the newly-elected government will improve the democratic governance of the country and will promote a more inclusive society by addressing the increase in religious extremism and radical room and its impact on certain minorities and ethnic groups, in particular Muslim citizens, and specifically the Rohingya," said European Parliament member Ana Gomes.

Dozens of Muslims were barred from running in the Nov. 10 election on dubious citizenship grounds, while hundreds of thousands of Rohingya were disenfranchised earlier this year.

Chief Observer Lambsdorff said the disenfrachisement of Rohingya was a social more than an electoral issue, and reflected a wider social problem that “the whole of Myanmar” needed to address.

The head of the EU team -- in Myanmar to observe the voting and counting process -- said that the country's election commission had done a "good job overall" with a large majority -- 95 percent -- of the more than 500 stations observers had rated described as good or very good.

"We were impressed by peacefulness of the process. This is a remarkable process. It went better than many expected beforehand," he added.

At midday Tuesday, of the 88 declared seats in the lower house Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy had taken 78 with the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party winning just five.

Talking to the BBC, Suu Kyi congratulated the people of Myanmar and said the polls were not fair but had been "largely free".

"The times are different, the people are different. I find the people are far more politicised now than they were back, not just in 1990, but much more politicised than they were in 2012, when we campaigned for the by-election, and very much more alert to what it going on around them," she is reported to have said.

Of the Muslim population, she said "We will protect them," adding that those who inflame hatred should face prosecution.

The NLD had failed to field a single Muslim candidate in the election because, as one official in the party had said, it feared angering an ultra-nationalist group of monks called Ma Ba Tha.

http://www.aa.com.tr/en/politics/eu-officials-hail-myanmar-vote-want-larger-muslim-role/470928

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Russia Achieves Success in Syria While US Allies Worry About Money

November 11th, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia’s Defense Ministry announced that Russian airstrikes have been very efficient in the past three days. Russia reportedly conducted 137 airstrikes and hit 448 terrorist targets, including ammunition depots and mortar emplacements.

Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that Russia had conducted operations in the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Rakka, Hama and Homs. It reportedly destroyed not only the positions of the ISIL, but also those of the US-allied terrorist organization al-Nusra Front.

Meanwhile, major US ally and oil-rich state Saudi Arabia is worried about money and is planning to tap international bond markets for the first time.

“Saudi Arabia has decided to tap international bond markets for the first time, in a sign of the damage lower oil prices are inflicting on its public finances,” the Financial Times wrote.

The Saudis have never had problems with money and have been financing the terrorists in the Middle East for many years. However, due to low oil prices, even the outstandingly rich country has come under pressure.

The head of Saudi oil company Aramco said it is important for the country not to lose its market shares. However, according to DWN, Saudi Arabia has already lost ground: the market share of Russia in Asia has increased in recent months, while the Saudis have suffered serious break-ins. This is while Iran is preparing to take its share back in the energy market in the next two months and after the nuclear deal comes into force completely.

Saudi Arabia apparently has no other option than to recognize the growing role of Iran and Russia in the region.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940819001561

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Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

AP | Nov 11, 2015

MOSCOW: Russia will counter Nato's US-led missile defence programme by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. Putin told defence officials that by developing defences against ballistic missiles Washington aims to "neutralize" Russia's strategic nuclear deterrent and gain a "decisive military superiority."

He said that Moscow will respond by developing "strike systems capable of penetrating any missile defences." Putin's statement comes amid a severe strain in Russia's relations with the US and its Nato allies, which have plunged to the lowest point since the Cold War over the crisis in Ukraine.

For many years, the Kremlin has protested the US-led missile shield, voicing con cern that it could eventually become capable of intercepting Russia's nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles, thus eroding the strength of the nation's nuclear deterrent. Washington, in turn, has argued that the shield was aimed to fend off missile threats from nations such as Iran and North Korea.

Putin argued on Tuesday that the US has kept working on the missile shield despite Iran's deal with six world powers that has curbed its nuclear programme in exchange for relief from international curbs. "So, references to the Iranian and the N Korean nuclear missile threat just have served to cover up the true plans, and their true task is to neutralize nuclear potential of other nuclear powers, ... Russia in particular," he said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/Russia-to-deploy-new-weapons-to-counter-US-missile-shield/articleshow/49743459.cms

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Can Europe Survive Migrants Invasion?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

November 10, 2015

In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 photo, a three year old stands near a line of people waiting for donations from an aid organization in the migrant camp near Calais, northern France. Several times a a day the people in the camp line up for all kind of things for their daily needs. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

"A modern day mass migration is taking place ... that could change the face of Europe's civilization," warned Hungarian President Viktor Orban.

"If that happens, that is irreversible. ... There is no way back from a multicultural Europe," said Orban. "If we make a mistake now, it will be forever."

Orban acted on his beliefs. He erected a 110-mile fence on the Serb border, redirecting hundreds of thousands of migrants away from Hungary to Croatia, thence to Austria and Germany.

Sunday, after a third of a million had passed through, Croatia replaced a center-left with a rightist party. A fortnight ago, the right-wing eurosceptic Law and Justice Party won a landslide victory in Poland.

Full report at: http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/patrick-j-buchanan/can-europe-survive-invasion

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Arab World

Syrian troops break siege imposed by ISIS on base since 2013

AP | Nov 10, 2015

DAMASCUS: Syrian government forces on Tuesday broke a siege imposed by the Islamic State group on a northern military air base since 2013, marking the first major achievement by President Bashar Assad's troops since Russia began its airstrikes in late September, state media said.

A state TV report said government forces have met with troops that were defending the Kweiras air base in the northern province of Aleppo. Syrian troops, backed by pro-government gunmen, launched a large-scale offensive to reach the base last month under the cover of Russian airstrikes.

IS has been besieging the base since 2013 when they defeated rival militant groups who had already been surrounding the base for a year.

"We are inside the air base," a Syrian soldier that took part in the offensive told state TV Tuesday evening. "We have met our friends and the situation is good."

Full report at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Syrian-troops-break-siege-imposed-by-ISIS-on-base-since-2013/articleshow/49740661.cms

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Massive Operations Target Terrorists in Dara'a

November 11th, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army intensified its mop-up operations against the terrorists in the province of Dara'a, leaving tens of militants dead.

The Syrian forces targeted concentration centers of Takfiri terrorists in the vicinity of Qteifan Square and to the South of the Agricultural Bank in Dara'a al-Balad on Tuesday, killing dozens of militants.

Mahmoud al-Laki and Mohammad Rizk al-Qteifan were identified among the dead terrorists.

Also on Tuesday, the Eastern countryside of Dara'a was the scene of heavy clashes between the Syrian Army and the militant groups, battlefront sources said on Tuesday, adding that militants sustained heavy casualties in the clashes.

The sources said that the defense lines of Hawran Brigade in Jisr al-Ghariat came under heavy offensive of the government forces, who not only killed many terrorists but also destroyed most of their military hardware in the battle.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940820000387

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Iran, Russia Stress Political Solution to Syrian Crisis

November 11th, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Bogdanov underlined the need for finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

"There is a need for holding a national dialogue and participation of different groups to resolve the Syrian crisis without foreign interference and pressure," Amir Abdollahian said during the phone talk on Tuesday night.

Bogdanov, for his part, underlined the need for Iran's presence in the upcoming Vienna meeting on Syria, and said, "Iran plays an important role in helping to resolve the Damascus crisis."

Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, Iran and Russia have underlined the need for finding a political solution to the problems in the Muslim country.

While certain Western and non-Western countries insist that Assad cannot be part of any future government in Syria, Iran and Russia say only Syrian people are to decide about such internal Syrian issues.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940820000404

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Syrian Army Restores Security to More Territories in Damascus Province

November 11th, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army, in a series of fresh operations on Wednesday, pushed back the militant groups from more areas near Marj al-Sultan airport.

The militant groups sustained heavy death toll in the army operations in Marj al-Sultan and retreated from the battle zones.

The newly-recaptured areas in Damascus province are among strategic locations and will give upper hand to the Syrian army to put the militant groups under more pressure.

On Monday, the militant groups' attack on a military checkpoint in Damascus countryside was fended off by the Syrian Army, local officials said, and added that 10 terrorists were killed in the failed assault.

The sources said that at least 10 terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in the militants' attempt to capture an army checkpoint in the farms near Marj al-Sultan village.

On Sunday, the Syrian army raided a long convoy of the militants' vehicles between Erbin and Harasta in Damascus countryside, and destroyed all of terrorists' military hardware.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940820000379

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Militant Leader Suspected of Ties With ISIL Killed in Russia's Caucasus

November 11th, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- A suspected militant leader, who pledged allegiance to the ISIL terrorist group was killed Tuesday in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK) said.

Zankishiev pledged allegiance to ISIL in the spring of 2015 and began recruiting potential ISIL followers via the Internet, Sputnik reported.

The militant is said to have organized the murders of officials working in the Office of the Public Prosecutor and Kabardino-Balkarian police officers. In July, he allegedly staged the assassination of a prosecutor’s office employee in front of the victim's 10-year-old son.

"The militant leader was killed in a firefight. According to preliminary data, he has been identified as Robert Zankishev, with alias Abdullah, a leader of one of the armed militant groups in Kabardino-Balkaria," NAK said in a statement.

According to NAK, a pistol, an improvised explosive device with a total capacity of about 3 kilograms of TNT as well as ammunition was seized in the apartment where Zankishiev was holed up with a number of other militants, in a multistory residential building in the city of Nalchik.

Earlier in the day, a counter-terrorism operation was launched in Kabardino-Balkaria. Residents of nearby building were evacuated to avoid casualties.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940819001564

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Syrian Army Captures More Areas in Damascus Countryside

November 11th, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) made fresh military gains in the Northeastern parts of Damascus countryside, and expanded their control over more regions.

The Syrian forces took back a number of buildings along Harasta highway in the outskirts of Damascus.

Tens of militants were killed and dozens more were injured in heavy clashes with the Syrian troops.

Earlier today, the Syrian army continued to advance against the Takfiri terrorists in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside and retook strategic areas from the foreign-backed militants.

The Syrian troops took full control over al-Mahalej area, to the South of Marj al-Sulatn, and the farms surrounding it.

On Monday, the militant groups' attack on a military checkpoint in Damascus countryside was fended off by the Syrian Army, local officials said, and added that 10 terrorists were killed in the failed assault.

The sources said that at least 10 terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in the militants' attempt to capture an army checkpoint in the farms near Marj al-Sultan village.

On Sunday, the Syrian army raided a long convoy of the militants' vehicles between Erbin and Harasta in Damascus countryside, and destroyed all of terrorists' military hardware.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940819001427

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South American and Arab leaders begin summit in Riyadh

November 11th, 2015

RIYADH: Arab and South American leaders began a summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, aiming to strengthen ties between the geographically distant but economically powerful regions.

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon attended the opening in Riyadh of the Fourth Summit of South American-Arab Countries, chaired by Saudi King Salman.

State television showed the arrival of President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, whose country belongs to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries along with Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter.

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador, Opec’s smallest member, was also present, but other South American countries appeared to be represented by less powerful officials.

Arab presidents attending include Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt and Fuad Masum of Iraq, as well as Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas.

Other rulers present include Gulf monarchs and King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Full report at: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218924/south-american-and-arab-leaders-begin-summit-in-riyadh

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President Assad Congratulates Syrian Forces on Great Victory against Terrorists in Kuweires

November 11th, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hailed the Syrian Army, popular forces and Hezbollah fighters on their Tuesday victory against the ISIL terrorists in Aleppo province, particularly removal of the over 2.5-year-long siege on Kuweires Airbase.

In a phone conversation with Commander of Kuweires airbase Major General Munzer Zammam and Commander of the military force Colonel Suhail al-Hassan on Tuesday, President Assad said, “You are good example of heroism, courage and a brilliant image in the history of the Army.”

On Tuesday, the Syrian army, popular forces and Hezbollah forces, backed up by Syrian and Russian air force, lifted the two and a half-year-long siege of Kuweires military airbase after killing hundreds of ISIL terrorists.

Full report at: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940820000247

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South Asia

Massive protest in Kabul over decapitation of Shia Hazaras

Nov 11, 2015

KABUL: Thousands of protesters marched coffins containing the decapitated bodies of seven Shia Hazaras through the Afghan capital Kabul Wednesday to demand justice for the gruesome beheading's, which the United Nations (UN) say may be considered a war crime.

Demonstrators gathered in the rain in west Kabul and marched towards the city centre, chanting death slogans to the Taliban and the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group while demanding justice and protection from the government.

Though it is unclear who is responsible, both the Taliban and IS affiliates have been blamed for the beheading's, which have prompted fears of sectarian bloodshed in the war-torn country.

The marchers carried pictures of the victims, including two women and one child — a girl, whose coffin was carried by grieving women.

Afghan protesters carry a coffin containing a decapitated body of one of seven Shiite Full report at: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218947/massive-protest-in-kabul-over-decapitation-of-shia-hazaras

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Bangladesh police boost security for writers, bloggers

Nov 11, 2015

DHAKA: A prominent Bangladeshi academic and other secular writers, bloggers and intellectuals have been given increased security, police said Wednesday, amid fears they could be the next victims of violence blamed on Islamic militants.

Tensions are running high in Bangladesh after suspected hardline Islamists hacked to death four secular bloggers and a publisher of secular books this year.

Anisuzzaman, a university professor known for supporting secular writers and who goes by one name, alerted police after receiving a death threat via an anonymous text message, a police spokesman said.

"We've provided security to those who've informed us that they're facing security risks," Dhaka metropolitan police spokesman Muntashirul Islam told AFP, adding that police were also acting on tipoffs.

The comments come after a branch of Al Qaeda allegedly published a hit-list of 34 top Bangladeshi writers, bloggers, actors, secular activists and intellectuals on a little-known website over the weekend.

"They must die. Our all Mujahideen, this is our duty to slash their head," the statement said. Some of those named live in Europe.

"We're trying to find out who posted it and from where," Islam said.

Al Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent (AQIS) has claimed responsibility for the bloggers' murders.

The self-styled Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind the recent killings of an Italian aid worker and a Japanese farmer, further stoking concerns of rising Islamist violence in the Muslim-majority country.

But the government has denied that IS operates in Bangladesh and blamed all of the attacks on local militants along with the main opposition party and its Islamist ally, accusing them of orchestrating violence to destabilise the country.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1218948/bangladesh-police-boost-security-for-writers-bloggers

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Is ISIS in South Asia?

By Richard L. Benkin

Most of the focus on ISIS is in the Middle East, where its worst atrocities occur and where it has seized territory the size of Austria.  At this point, the extent of an ISIS presence in South Asia is unclear.  Area intelligence agencies including India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) dismiss the notion (at least publicly).  The chatter I have heard, however, is not about either of those countries, but about Bangladesh.

Although it is the third largest Muslim-majority country and the only country listed among the world's ten most populous and ten most densely populated, Bangladesh tends to get lost in discussions about South Asia.  As a result, radical Islamists along with a passive and sometimes sympathetic government have allowed some pretty nasty thing to happen there under the radar:

Full report at: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/11/is_isis_in_south_asia.html

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Deputy to CEO’s spokesperson resigns over Zabul incident

Wed Nov 11 2015

Asif AshnaAsif Ashna, deputy to the spokesperson of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has resigned over the incident that took place in southern Zabul province.

Ashna says the reason of his resignation is the incompetence of government to prevent the atrocity of seven civilians in Zabul province.

Two women, a child and four men were abducted from Gilan District of southeastern Ghazni province about a month before and their dead bodies were recovered from Khak-e-Afghan District of southern Zabul province on Sunday.

The dead bodies returned to Ghazni province but after being there for about 24 hours they have been brought to Kabul.

Thousands of angry protesters carrying the coffins of the seven victims in Kabul shout slogans against Daesh and Taliban who have been held responsible for the atrocity.

Protesters also shout slogans against government and urges President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah to step down for failing to maintain security in the country.

http://www.khaama.com/deputy-of-ceos-spokesperson-resigns-over-zabul-incident-4105

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Mideast

Turkish Press Council slams critical media’s G-20 exclusion

November 10, 2015

 TODAY'S ZAMAN / ANKARA: The Press Council has condemned the exclusion of a number of journalists from the G-20 summit to be held in Antalya on Sunday, saying that the extent of government censorship in Turkey has reached such a point that “it is being done in front of the whole world.”

The statement published on Tuesday read: “It is unacceptable that journalists from the Sözcü and Zaman dailies and other journalists who want to report on the G-20 summit which is to be held in Antalya have been denied accreditation. This is government censorship being implemented in front of the whole world.”

Stating that it is ironic that Turkish journalists will not be allowed to report on a meeting which focuses on the development of its member countries, the statement continues, “The G-20 summit is open to the world.”

“It is the duty of all [related] journalists to report on this important meeting,” it says.

Many media organizations, including Today's Zaman, have not yet been granted accreditation by the Turkish government to cover the G-20 summit in Antalya, as part of the intolerance of any critical comment against the government.

Turkish news portal Haberdar reported on Sunday that White House sources have said that Obama's bilateral meetings with Turkish officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, during the G-20 summit have not yet been confirmed, despite the fact that there is only one week left until the summit.

http://www.todayszaman.com/national_press-council-slams-critical-medias-g-20-exclusion_403922.html

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No major progress in Ankara bombing investigation raises suspicions about gov’t sincerity

November 10, 2015

With a month having passed since the twin suicide bombings in the heart of the Turkish capital, the government's failure to satisfactorily shed light on the country's deadliest attack raises questions about its sincerity.

“The government is among the suspects [of the crime] unless light is shed upon what remains hidden [in the investigations],” Altan Tan, a deputy of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), told Today's Zaman.

In the twin suicide bombings in Ankara on Oct. 10, 102 people have officially been announced to have died. More than 500 were injured in the attack, with several of them still in intensive care.

Noting that there were several other terrorist attacks in recent months that also remain mysteriously unsolved, Tan expressed suspicions of possible government links with these attacks.

He said: “There is a serious blackout and cover-up [related to the investigations]. So, one can't help asking whether the government is too incapable [to determine who was responsible] or if it is also implicated.”

 Unions hold memorial service at site of bombing

 A month after the twin explosions the heads of several unions conducted a memorial service in front of the Ankara Railway Station where the bombing took place.

Full report at: http://www.todayszaman.com/national_no-major-progress-in-ankara-bombing-investigation-raises-suspicions-about-govt-sincerity_403928.html

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PKK attacks military vehicle in southeastern Turkey, 19 soldiers injured

Soldiers who were wounded during a PKK attack on Tuesday were taken to Dicle University Hospital. (Photo: DHA)

November 10, 2015

TODAYSZAMAN.COM WITH AP / ISTANBUL 19 soldiers were injured when a military vehicle carrying troops was hit on Tuesday by a roadside bomb planted by members of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Diyarbakır.

According to the Doğan news agency, PKK members detonated a remote-controlled bomb at the side of the road as the armored vehicle, which was transporting soldiers, was passing by on a road near the predominantly Kurdish town of Silvan. Authorities have declared a curfew in the town as the security forces battle the PKK.

The renewed fighting between the PKK and Turkey's security forces has killed hundreds of people since July and derailed a fragile peace process.

Last week the PKK ended a temporary unilateral cease-fire they had declared in a bid to reduce tensions ahead of Turkey's Nov. 1 election.

http://www.todayszaman.com/anasayfa_pkk-attacks-military-vehicle-in-southeastern-turkey-19-soldiers-injured_403929.html

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North America

US concerned about Muslims barred from Myanmar elections

11.11.2015

A U.S. official on Tuesday expressed concerns about Myanmar polls where hundreds of thousands of Muslims were barred from voting and running in the elections.

“We have raised our concerns about the removal of voting rights from individuals previously afforded the right to vote, regardless of religion or ethnicity,” said State Department spokesman Mark Toner. 

He said that Washington would continue to urge Myanmar’s government to address discrimination against Rohingya Muslims.

With official result still to be announced, Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy claims to have won 70 percent of votes that have been counted.

At midday Tuesday, NDL had taken 78 of the 88 declared seats in the lower house, while the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party won just five.

Suu Kyi , a Nobel Peace laureate who spent 15 years under house arrest for opposing the former junta, failed to allow a single Muslim candidate from the NDLto run, out of fear of ultra-nationalists, according to one party official. 

Dozens of Muslim candidates were excluded by the election commission on dubious citizenship grounds, and hundreds of thousands of Rohingya were unable to vote Sunday because the government bowed to calls from ultra-nationalists to exclude them.

More than 1.3 million Muslims live in Myanmar.

http://www.aa.com.tr/en/politics/us-concerned-about-muslims-barred-from-myanmar-elections/471449

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US issues travel alert for Bangladesh over terrorism fears

South Asian country has seen a series of attacks this year, claimed by Islamic extremists

Associated Press in Washington

11 November 2015

The US state department has issued a travel alert for Bangladesh, saying there is reliable information that terrorist attacks could occur against foreigners in the traditionally moderate South Asian country.

Bangladesh has been rocked by a series of attacks this year claimed by Islamic extremists, including killings of secular bloggers and of an Italian aid worker and a Japanese agricultural worker.

The US alert says there is ongoing potential for extremist violence, including against large gatherings of foreigners. The state department declined to provide more information on the nature of the terrorist threat, saying it does not comment on intelligence matters.

The alert notice says strict restrictions have been imposed on movements of US government officials and their families, prohibiting them from most public places and from attending large gatherings, including events at international hotels. It urges other US citizens in Bangladesh to take similar precautions.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks on the two foreigners and a bomb attack on minority Shia Muslims, but Bangladesh’s government has blamed domestic Islamic militants.

In February, a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through the capital, Dhaka, with his wife.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/10/us-issue-travel-alert-for-bangladesh-over-terrorism-fears

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Nine reportedly killed as US plane crashes in residential area

By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Wed Nov 11 2015

plane crashNine people have reportedly lost lives after a small plane they were traveling in clipped electrical and telephone wires, crossed a busy street and plowed into a residential building Tuesday in Akron city of Ohio.

Soon after the crash, the small privet jet caught fire and those inside badly burned, officials said.

State Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Haymaker told reporters that the small business jet can carry as many as 10 passengers, in addition to the pilot and the co-pilot but “due to the severity of the fire,” it would be some time before it could be determined how many people were aboard the crashed Hawker H25.

Reports suggest that at least nine people including its crew were onboard when Hawker H25 crashed.

No casualties were reported on the ground and the building was reportedly empty by the time of the crash.

“Obviously, the situation could have been worse, granted, if anybody was home,” Haymaker said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was on its final approach to Akron Fulton International Airport when it crashed into a building about 3 p.m. ET.

Officials have not identified the cause of the crash but the National Transportation Safety Board has assigned a team for investigation.

http://www.khaama.com/nine-reportedly-killed-as-us-plane-crashes-in-residential-area-4105

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Africa

Senegal leader calls for 'tolerant Islam' across Africa

2015-11-10

Dakar - Senegal's President Macky Sall has called for African countries to promote a "tolerant Islam" and share intelligence to combat jihadist groups, while acknowledging recent arrests of preachers.

"We must develop a philosophical and theological discourse, training imams with a sense of a tolerant Islam," he said, speaking late on Monday at the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in the Senegalese capital.

"We have just arrested imams in Senegal, a few of them," the president added, warning against any political exploitation of events in the national media, which reported that five people have been charged and taken into custody, including two women.

"We cannot allow them to impose another form of religion" with practices that "do not correspond to our traditions or our conceptions of Islam", he said, citing any obligation to wear the full Islamic veil as an example of extremism.

"We must have the courage to fight this excessive form" of Islam, Sall added.

Senegal is a secular state in west Africa where more than 92% of an estimated population of 14 million are Muslims.

The president's remarks echoed those made by French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who also called for the promotion of moderate interpretations of Islam and for radical Islamist propaganda over social media to be fought.

Sall also pushed for better intelligence sharing between the countries of the Sahel on the southern edge of the Sahara in an effort to combat armed jihadist groups that operate across borders.

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/senegal-leader-calls-for-tolerant-islam-across-africa-20151110-2

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Muslim-Catholic Dialogue at DePaul University to Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by Press Release

Date: November 09, 2015

CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—November 9, 2015. Muslim and Catholic leaders engaged in interfaith dialogue will be on DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus Nov. 12 to discuss theological resources for peace in sub-Saharan Africa.

They also will provide insight on practical, on-the-ground strategies they have found effective in regions of the world where this type of dialogue can mean the difference between life and death.

The speakers include Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria and Babacar Mbengue, adjunct faculty at DePaul University, teaching history and Islamic World Studies. The Rev. Aniedi Okure, OP, who is the executive director of the Washington D.C. based Africa Faith & Justice Network, will moderate the panel.

Full report at: http://enewspf.com/2015/11/09/muslim-catholic-dialogue-at-depaul-university-to-focus-on-sub-saharan-africa/

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Islamic research center to hold cultural events in West Africa

DAILY SABAH

Islamic research center to hold cultural events in West Africa

The Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) and the Gambian government will hold an international symposium on "Islamic Civilization in West Africa" in Banjul, the capital of Gambia, on July 27 and 28, 2016 as a part their collaboration to organize joint cultural events in West Africa. IRCICA General Director Associate Professor, Halit Eren, and Gambia's Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Aboubacar Abdullah Senghore, came together in Banjul and announced that experts on Islamic Civilization will convene in Gambia next year. Eren provided details on the protocol signed with the Gambian government and said they met with Gambia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Benjamin Roberts and discussed the Banjul International Handcraft and Design Festival.

Full report at: http://www.dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2015/11/11/islamic-research-center-to-hold-cultural-events-in-west-africa

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Tunisia Stresses Iran's Influential Role in Resolving Regional Crises

Nov 11, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tunisian Deputy Foreign Minister Toulhami Abdouli in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Morteza Sarmadi in Tehran underlined that Iran plays an important role in resolving the regional crises.

"Like Iran, Tunisia believes that the crises in the regional countries should be resolved through political means and dialogue," Abdouli said during the meeting on Tuesday night.

"We hope the efforts aimed at ending the bloodshed in Syria will bear fruit soon and the problems of the Muslim country there will come to an end soon," he added.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister, for his part, pointed to regional crises, and said that Tehran has always underlined the need for political solutions to the regional crisis.

Sarmadi pointed to the status quo of Iran-Tunisia relations, and said, "Iran is strongly determined to expand bilateral relations with Tunisia."

Full report at: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940820000508

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Southeast Asia

Myanmar elections: Aung San Suu Kyi must act to stop the Rohingya Muslim genocide

By Tun Khin

November 10, 2015

Myanmar elections Rohingya Muslims

The citizenship of Rohingyas, who make up a third of the state's three million people, was revoked in 1982, making them stateless. The military-backed Myanmar government considers the persecuted Muslim minority as Bengali migrants.REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Many will describe the elections in Myanmar (née Burma) as a milestone, in which Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) won a huge majority on 10 November and put the country on the road to democracy after decades of brutal military dictatorship.

Full report at: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/myanmar-elections-aung-san-suu-kyi-must-act-stop-rohingya-muslim-genocide-1528040

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Myanmar Muslim leader fears violence could erupt against community

Supalak Ganjanakhundee

November 11, 2015 1:00 am

A Muslim leader in Myanmar expressed concern and fear that possible violence could erupt against the Muslim community in the country as the election might bring uncertainty in the absence of a power deal.

With the victory of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), there might be an "undesirable situation" created by government-backed groups as a pretext to keep the army-backed government in power, said Islamic Religious Affairs Council president Nyunt Maung Shein.

"From my experience and my age, I feel they might hand over some power [to the NLD], but sabotage the other things. The situation is very uncertain and if violence occurs, then there will be an excuse [for the army to seize power]," he said, noting: "Muslims are the usual scapegoats."

Full report at: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/aec/Muslim-leader-fears-violence-could-erupt-against-c-30272649.html

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Pakistan

Brahamdagh met Dr Malik Baloch, discussed Balochistan issue: BBC report

DAWN.COM —Nov 11 2015

GENEVA/ QUETTA: Separatist leader of outlawed Baloch Republican Party (BRP), Brahamdagh Bugti has claimed that he met Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch in Geneva.

Talking to BBC on Tuesday, Bugti claimed that he discussed the Balochistan issue with the chief minister of the province but said that Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has no 'authority' to discuss the all important issue with him.

The disgruntled Baloch leader said that even his grandfather Nawab Akbar Bugti had never rejected the option of dialogue but those who are 'authoritative' enough to change the situation should come forward and negotiate.

Return to Pakistan

Full report at: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218938/brahamdagh-met-dr-malik-baloch-discussed-balochistan-issue-bbc-report

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Mithai diplomacy: Pakistani troops present sweets to Indian counterparts at Wagah

DAWN.COM — 11 November 2015

LAHORE/NEW DELHI: Pakistani border troops on Wednesday presented sweets and exchanged greetings with their Indian counterparts on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Representatives from Pakistan Rangers Punjab presented the sweets to their counterparts from the Indian Border Security Force (BSF).

Despite ceasefire violations and violence in the disputed Himalayan region, the exchange of sweets between Indian and Pakistani army personnel along the LoC on their respective days of national importance has been a recurring feature.

On August 14 last year, Pakistani Rangers had exchanged sweets with personnel from the BSF to celebrate Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post.

Full report at: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218957/mithai-diplomacy-pakistani-troops-present-sweets-to-indian-counterparts-at-wagah

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Balochistan to sign economic zone deal with China: official

Nov 11, 2015

QUETTA: Balochistan is set to sign a deal with China Wednesday allotting thousands of acres of land for Beijing to develop a massive special economic zone in the deep sea port of Gwadar, officials told AFP.

The 40-year lease will see the government of Balochistan hand over a 923-hectare (2,300-acre) swathe of tax-exempt land as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an ambitious $46 billion investment plan linking western China to the Arabian Sea.

Also read: CPEC projects: status, cost and benefits

The contract assigning the land to the China Overseas Port Holding Company is being signed on Wednesday in Gwadar, according to Dostain Khan Jamaldini, chief of the Gwadar Port Authority.

Full report at: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218936/balochistan-to-sign-economic-zone-deal-with-china-official

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ISPR statement points at government's 'incompetence': Shafqat Mahmood

DAWN.COM | MUHAMMAD BILAL —

ISLAMABAD, 11 Nov 2015: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday told the National Assembly that the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued a day earlier pointed at the government's incompetence.

During a Corps Commanders Conference in Rawalpindi on Tuesday held to review the country's internal security situation, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had stressed the need for "complementary governance" for progress in the fight against terrorism.

Mahmood said the ISPR statement was a matter of concern for the federal government and it would have to perform. He also asked the government to brief the House on progress being made on the National Action Plan.

Full report at: http://www.dawn.com/news/1218943/ispr-statement-points-at-governments-incompetence-shafqat-mahmood

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India

Radicals ‘appoint’ Beant killer Jagtar Singh Hawara as Akal Takht chief

Written by KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR , Navjeevan Gopal | Amritsar

November 11, 2015

Jagtar Singh Hawara, Hawara elevation, Sarbat Khalsa, congress, punjab congress, Ravneet Singh Bittu, congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, Punjab news, indian express Members of various Sikh panths at Sarbat Khalsa near Amritsar on Tuesday.(Express Photo by: Rana Simranjit Singh)

The SAD-BJP government in Punjab is set to face more trouble as the Sarbat Khalsa (assembly of Sikhs) — called by radical outfits, the Simranjit Singh Mann-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and the United Akali Dal led by Mohkam Singh — on Tuesday “appointed” Jagtar Singh Hawara, the assassin of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, as the jathedar (chief priest) of Akal Takht — the highest temporal seat of Sikhs.

In the absence of Hawara, currently lodged at Tihar jail, former MP and SAD(A) leader Dhian Singh Mand was named as “acting” jathedar of Akal Takht, moments after he resigned from the party on stage.

Full report at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/radicals-appoint-beant-killer-jagtar-singh-hawara-as-akal-takht-chief/99/print/

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Bangladesh deports top Ulfa leader Anup Chetia to India

Bharti Jain,TNN | Nov 11, 2015

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh has handed over leader of banned Assamese outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Anup Chetia to India, almost 18 years after it arrested him in a passport forgery case.

The deportation was okayed by Dhaka late on Tuesday after intervention at the highest level of the Indian government, concluding protracted deliberations in the matter.

Confirming the development, Home Ministry sources told TOI that Chetia, who was arrested by the Dhaka authorities in 1997 and has already completed his sentence there, is likely to be brought to Delhi later on Wednesday by a CBI team.

Sources in the intelligence agencies say Chetia is likely to be questioned first by central agencies in Delhi. ?His custody may then be given to Assam police.

Full report at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Bangladesh-deports-top-Ulfa-leader-Anup-Chetia-to-India/articleshow/49744184.cms

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