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In Kotli, PoK Residents Take To Streets against Atrocities by ISI and Pakistani Army

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: In Kotli, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir residents take to streets against atrocities by ISI and Pakistani army

 

Yogi Adityanath Backs Salman Khan on Comments on Pakistani Actors

Pak's 'Wrong Policies' Reason For Global Isolation, Musharraf Says

Syria's East Aleppo Facing Inhuman 'Savagery': UN

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India

In Kotli, PoK Residents Take To Streets against Atrocities by ISI and Pakistani Army

Yogi Adityanath Backs Salman Khan on Comments on Pakistani Actors

China Extends Hold on Indian Bid to Ban Jaish Chief Masood Azhar At UN

As Pak gets aggressive, India may start getting Rafale jets sooner than 36 months

Isro scientists confirm Cartosat-2C nailed images for surgical strikes, defense publication reports

Efforts on to secure release of Indian soldier in Pakistan: Manohar Parrikar

Suspected Pakistani boat apprehended off Gujarat coast

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Pakistan

Pak's 'Wrong Policies' Reason For Global Isolation, Musharraf Says

Pak Army Flies Media to LoC to 'Prove' No Surgical Strikes by India

No plan to close Pak-Turk schools, IHC informed

MQM's London leadership 'sacks' Farooq Sattar

India only good at hurling threats, says Musharraf

Nusrat asks MQM leaders to apologise for deserting Altaf

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Arab World

Syria's East Aleppo Facing Inhuman 'Savagery': UN

Yemeni Forces in Control of 4 Key Mountains in Saudi Arabia

ISIL Terrified by Popular Uprising in Mosul City

Syrian Army, Kurdish Fighters Beat Terrorists Back from More Positions near Aleppo

Syria: Thousands of Civilians Call for Exit of Militants from Western Damascus

Yemen rebels claim attack on UAE military vessel

Source: Yemeni Army Tipped Off by African Country on UAE Warship

Senior Terrorist Commander Killed in Syrian Army Attacks in Western Damascus

Syrian Army in Fierce Clashes with ISIL Terrorists in Sweida

ISIL Driven Out of More Vital Points in Eastern Homs

Syrian Gov't Forces Seize Control over another Key Point North of Aleppo City

Hashd Al-Shaabi Warns to Stand Tough against Any US' Redeployment in Iraq

ISIL Trading Iraqi Children's Body Organs

Saudi-led forces rescue passengers from vessel off Yemen

‘Same people shedding crocodile tears over Syria, support terrorists in country' - Syrian ambassador to UN

Hospital in Aleppo hit as Syrian army presses assault

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Europe

‘Anti-Mosque’ Law Passed In Northern Italy

Hungary Set to Reject Merkel’s Refugee Quotas In ‘Existential’ Referendum

Russian jets pound Aleppo as US clings to diplomacy

Jews may leave EU if Islamic terrorism, anti-Semitism not halted, top rabbi warns MEPs

Petition to condemn Pakistan over terrorism hits record signs in UK

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South Asia

ISIS Suicide Attack Foiled In Jalalabad City of Afghanistan

Afghan military kill 6 security forces in air strike mistake

Nangarhar governor Salim Kunduzi resigns from his position

Explosion kills 7 members of a single family in Helmand province

Taliban founder Mullah Omar was the real mujahid: Gen. Raziq

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Mideast

Turkey Police Detain Gulen's Brother in Coup Probe

Constitution change is priority, Erdoğan says at Turkish parliament opening

Turkish parliament extends army mandate for Syria, Iraq

Israel seals off Palestinian territories, approves new settlements ahead of Jewish New Year

Turkey’s top soldier rules out subsequent coup attempt

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Africa

Somali Police: Car Bomb Kills 2 at Restaurant in Mogadishu

Gunmen kill five policemen in Sinai

Turkey finalizes military training base in Somalia

Army sending more troops, resources to Africa

123 Boko Haram Fighters Killed in 3 Months by Niger-Chadian Troops

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North America

Flying While Muslim: Civil Rights Advocate Finds Travel Increasingly 'Troubling'

Pak nuke talk explodes in its face, US condemns threats as support for India swells

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Southeast Asia

Turkey, Indonesia and S Africa to Debut in Al Fares

Saudis to partake in Indonesia trade expo

Indonesia, Iran considering cooperation in development of aircraft industry

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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In Kotli, PoK Residents Take To Streets against Atrocities by ISI and Pakistani Army

ANI | Updated: Oct 2, 2016

MUZAFFARABAD (PoK): Kotli residents in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) recently took to the streets to protest against the atrocities committed by the Pakistan Army+ and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The agitation was launched against extra-judicial killings, fake encounters and brutalities committed on pro-Azadi leaders, who disagree with the Pakistan State.

The angry mob raised slogans such as "Butcher of Kashmiris, Pakistan Army", "Dogs are more loyal than ISI".

The protesters demand an independent investigation into the murder of Arif Shahid, a major Kashmiri nationalist leader, chairman of the All Parties National Alliance (APNA), and president of the Jammu Kashmir National Liberation Conference (JKNLC).

Shahid fought tooth and nail against Pakistan's oppression in PoK before he was shot outside his residence in Rawalpindi on May 14, 2013. He was 62. Investigation into Shahid's murder is still inconclusive, and there is no closure in the cold-blooded murder, so far. The ISI is blamed for conspiring and executing Shahid's murder.

According to an estimate by the All Party National Alliance based in Muzaffarabad, more than one hundred pro-freedom political activists have been killed by the ISI over the past two years.

There is growing resentment among PoK residents over the killings as well as the continued army clampdown.

Earlier, PoK witnessed a series of protests by residents against rigged polls that saw Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), coming to power.

The United States' State Department has recently also expressed concern over human rights violation in PoK, maintaining that it has always been urging parties in Pakistan to settle their differences "peaceably and through a valid political process".

U.S. States Department spokesperson Mark Toner+ said he could not agree with the view that nobody knew about human rights violations in PoK before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that in recent times.

"Sure, Well, I would respectfully beg to differ. We do have concerns about the human rights situation there, have reported it for several years in our Human Rights Report, and we've obviously - are always urging all parties in Pakistan to work out their differences peaceably and through a valid political process. And with respect to Kashmir, our policy there is well known," he said.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/In-Kotli-Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir-residents-take-to-streets-against-atrocities-by-ISI-and-Pakistani-army/articleshow/54637452.cms

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Pak's 'wrong policies' reason for global isolation, Musharraf says

Shailaja Neelakantan | Updated: Oct 2, 2016

NEW DELHI: Even as Islamabad becomes an international pariah following the Uri terror attack+ , Pakistan's former Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf has blamed the Nawaz Sharif government's "wrong policies" for its global isolation+ , Dawn reported today.

And while Islamabad's getting marginalized globally, Prime Minister Sharif is getting no love from his countrymen either.

Yesterday, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan blamed Sharif's "great love of money" for Pakistan being in the state it is currently. And Musharraf+ , too, alleged corruption in high places for the sorry state of underdevelopment in his country.

"It is astonishing that the government has taken and spent a loan of $35 billion but not a single beneficial megaproject has been completed with that money. Instead, the people have been suffering because of the government's corruption," the retired army general said.

Of course, Musharraf also took the opportunity to criticize India for its "accusations" against Pakistan.

New Delhi, he said, is only good at hurling threats, and that if the Pakistani military decides to act on them the response will assume a far more practical form.

"India should realise that Pakistan is not Bhutan. India has a habit of levelling allegations against Pakistan each time there's an attack on its soil," he said.

Musharraf said he wanted to return to Pakistan to right all these wrongs but that he couldn't so that now as it "would be of no use."

"I have a problem in my backbone which is being treated. Coming back to Pakistan now will be of no use because I will not be allowed to move about freely."

He said he would return to the country once the cases initiated against him reached a logical conclusion.

The APML+ will take part in the elections of 2018, Musharraf confirmed.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pakistans-wrong-policies-reason-for-its-global-isolation-Pervez-Musharraf-says/articleshow/54639287.cms

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Syria's East Aleppo Facing Inhuman 'Savagery': UN

AFP | Updated: Oct 2, 2016

GENEVA: Civilians under bombardment in Syria's rebel-held east Aleppo are facing "a level of savagery that no human should have to endure," the UN aid chief said on Sunday.

Stephen O'Brien, who heads the United Nations humanitarian office (OCHA), issued a fresh plea to ease the suffering of some 250,000 people besieged by a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive to retake the key city.

In a statement, O'Brien called for "urgent action to bring an end to their living hell."

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is battling to reclaim Aleppo, once the country's economic powerhouse. Diplomatic efforts to stem the bloodshed have failed.

"The healthcare system in eastern Aleppo is all but obliterated," O'Brien said, after the largest hospital in the rebel-controlled area was hit by barrel bombs on Saturday.

"Medical facilities are being hit one by one," he added.

O'Brien urged warring parties to at the very least allow medical evacuations for the hundreds of civilians in urgent need of care.

The UN has said that water and food supplies in eastern Aleppo are running low, while efforts to bring in aid convoys through the Turkish border have been stalled by the fighting.

The UN had hoped it could restock east Aleppo during a ceasefire negotiated last month by the United States and Russia, but security conditions to allow those deliveries were not met and the ceasefire quickly collapsed.

With many basic medications now unavailable most supplies are running short, patients are being turned away from health centres and the need for evacuations is likely "to rise dramatically in the coming days," O'Brien said.

The battle for Aleppo has sparked some of the most brutal violence since the beginning in March 2011 of Syria's conflict, which has killed more than 300,000 people and displaced over half the population.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Syrias-east-Aleppo-facing-inhuman-savagery-UN/articleshow/54641359.cms

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‘Anti-mosque’ law passed in northern Italy

Published time: 29 Sep, 2016

The Italian region of Liguria has approved a controversial law that may make it almost impossible for new mosques to be built in the area. Critics describe the law as anti-constitutional.

‘Italy isn’t Islamic suburb’: Pisa residents rally against mosque construction near Leaning Tower

The new restrictions define the criteria a new religious building should meet to gain a construction permit.

Any such construction must not run counter to the “architectural and dimensional suitability of religious buildings with the general and specific characteristics of the Ligurian landscape,” the paper reported, meaning mosques and minarets may be found “un-Ligurian” and as such don’t belong to the current image of the region.

The law, though not attributed to any particular religion, has been dubbed “anti-mosque” by local media outlets.

Politicians opposed to the legislation, including members of the Five Star Movement (Cinque Stelle) and the Democratic Party (PD), claim the law goes against Italy’s constitution, the Corriere Della Sera newspaper reported.

Marco Scajola, city planning assessor in Liguria, who supports the law, rejected the accusations, saying that “respecting the general characteristics of Liguria's landscape is a merit, not a fault,” l’Occidentale reported. He added that the plan would introduce “clear rules, without overstepping municipalities and citizens.”

The law will also give greater powers to the region’s local authorities to choose the location of new buildings and other criteria that are to be respected. Municipalities will hold referendums to decide whether a new religious building should get the green light. The practice may cause problems since it goes against Liguria’s municipal charter, which bans referendums on matters concerning “single individuals or specific group of people.”

A similar draft law approved in the region of Lombardy in 2015 was rejected by Italy’s Constitutional Court in February. Lombardy’s bill was to target faiths that are not officially recognized in Italy, but the plan was dismissed since it could “obstruct or compromise freedom of religion.”

Regional authorities in Liguria had to pay special attention to the text of their law to avoid the possibility of the same outcome.

The number of mosques in Italy is relatively low, though one in Rome is said to be among the largest in Europe. Muslims living or visiting Italy often pray in makeshift places of worship set up in rented buildings.

Islam is the only major faith in Italy that does not have official status.

rt.com/news/361111-italy-liguria-mosques-law/

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India

In Kotli, PoK Residents Take To Streets against Atrocities by ISI and Pakistani Army

ANI | Updated: Oct 2, 2016

MUZAFFARABAD (PoK): Kotli residents in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) recently took to the streets to protest against the atrocities committed by the Pakistan Army+ and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The agitation was launched against extra-judicial killings, fake encounters and brutalities committed on pro-Azadi leaders, who disagree with the Pakistan State.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/In-Kotli-Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir-residents-take-to-streets-against-atrocities-by-ISI-and-Pakistani-army/articleshow/54637452.cms

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Yogi Adityanath backs Salman Khan on comments on Pakistani actors

PTI | Updated: Oct 2, 2016, 06.26 PM IST

GORAKHPUR: Under attack for his comments in support of Pakistani actors working in Bollywood, Salman Khan has found an unlikely ally in firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, who too has said India's fight is against terrorists and "not against art and culture".

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Yogi-Adityanath-backs-Salman-on-comments-on-Pakistani-actors/articleshow/54641912.cms

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China extends hold on Indian bid to ban Jaish chief Masood Azhar at UN

Oct 2, 2016

China on Saturday extended its technical hold on India's move to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar at the United Nations (UN), Times of India reported. The move will hold for at least three months, and comes two days before China's hold was set to expire.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1287545/china-extends-hold-on-indian-bid-to-ban-jaish-chief-masood-azhar-at-un

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As Pak gets aggressive, India may start getting Rafale jets sooner than 36 months

Oct 2, 2016

NEW DELHI: The country's armed forces - that are combating an increasingly aggressive Pakistan - have some cause for cheer, as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today that India may start getting its Rafale fighter aircraft from France earlier than the agreed-upon 36 months, ANI reported.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/As-Pakistan-gets-aggressive-India-may-start-getting-Rafale-jets-sooner-than-36-months/articleshow/54637517.cms

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Isro scientists confirm Cartosat-2C nailed images for surgical strikes, defense publication reports

Shailaja Neelakantan | Oct 2, 2016

NEW DELHI: While ISRO has thus far remained tight-lipped about it, two of its scientists confirmed that the Cartosat-2C satellite helped nail the targets for India's surgical strikes on Pakistan last week, Indian Defense News reported today.

"It's a great achievement for us, the imagery produced by ISRO was used for the benefit of the nation, we couldn't be more proud," said ISRO scientist Ratan Singh Bisht, to the defence publication, referring to Cartosat- 2C, launched by ISRO in June this year.

In retaliation for the September 18 Uri terror attack, India last week carried out surgical strikes that took out at least 38 terrorists across the Line of Control in Pakistan.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Isro-scientists-confirm-Cartosat-2C-nailed-images-for-surgical-strikes-defense-publication-reports/articleshow/54637923.cms

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Efforts on to secure release of Indian soldier in Pakistan: Manohar Parrikar

PTI | Updated: Oct 2, 2016

PUNE : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said a well established mechanism through the DGMO has been activated to bring back Army jawan Chandu Babulal Chavan, who is in Pakistan's custody after inadvertently crossing over.

"He had crossed over which happens in border areas. There is a well established mechanism through DGMO (Director General of Military Operations) which has been activated," he said.

On September 30, Chavan from 37 RR had inadvertently crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control following which Pakistan had been informed by the DGMO on the hotline.

"Such inadvertent crossing by Army and civilians are not unusual on either side. They are returned through existing mechanisms," the army had said.

On Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had called up the family of the solider and assured them that efforts are being made to secure his releae. Chavan's grandmother had passed away after hearing the news of his crossing over to Pakistan.

Parrikar also said that people should remain alert and report anything unsusal to the police.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Efforts-on-to-secure-release-of-Indian-soldier-in-Pakistan-Manohar-Parrikar/articleshow/54637726.cms

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Suspected Pakistani boat apprehended off Gujarat coast

PTI | Updated: Oct 2, 2016

AHMEDABAD: A Pakistani boat with nine persons on board was on Sunday apprehended off Gujarat coast by the Indian Coast Guard.

ICGS Samudra Pavak apprehended the boat at about 10.15 am, the Coast Guard said, adding preliminary information indicated those on board were Pakistani fishermen.

According to the defence ministry, security agencies have been extra cautious in view of the prevailing security scenario following the surgical strike by Indian Army on terror camps across the LoC.

Further investigation is on and the apprehended Pakistanis along with the boat are being taken to Porbandar for further probe.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Suspected-Pakistani-boat-apprehended-off-Gujarat-coast/articleshow/54640261.cms

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Pakistan

Pak's 'wrong policies' reason for global isolation, Musharraf says

Shailaja Neelakantan | Updated: Oct 2, 2016

NEW DELHI: Even as Islamabad becomes an international pariah following the Uri terror attack+ , Pakistan's former Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf has blamed the Nawaz Sharif government's "wrong policies" for its global isolation+ , Dawn reported today.

And while Islamabad's getting marginalized globally, Prime Minister Sharif is getting no love from his countrymen either.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pakistans-wrong-policies-reason-for-its-global-isolation-Pervez-Musharraf-says/articleshow/54639287.cms

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Pak army flies media to LoC to 'prove' no surgical strikes by India

Shailaja Neelakantan | Updated: Oct 2, 2016

NEW DELHI: In a major damage-control exercise, the Pakistani army yesterday flew international and local media to the Line of Control (LoC) to 'prove' India didn't conduct any surgical strikes+ across it in Pakistan, local and other international media reported today.

In fact, French news agency Agence France Presse (AFP) called the ferrying of journalists by air "a rare step" by Pakistan.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pakistan-army-flies-media-to-Line-of-Control-to-prove-no-surgical-strikes-by-India/articleshow/54639720.cms

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No plan to close Pak-Turk schools, IHC informed

October 2nd, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The government is not going to shut down Pak-Turk schools nor it has received any request from the Turkish government for the transfer of its management to any third party.

This was stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in written comments submitted to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in response to a petition filed by the management of the Pak-Turk schools.

The petition was filed after speculations related to the closure or transfer of the 28 branches of the Pak-Turk schools across the country from the current Pak-Turk Education Foundation, allegedly linked with Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, to the pro-President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Maarif Foundation. The ministry said the “demand from any quarter to close the Pak-Turk Education Foundation has not been received.”

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1287445/no-plan-to-close-pak-turk-schools-ihc-informed

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MQM's London leadership 'sacks' Farooq Sattar

2 Oct 2016

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s London-based leadership on Sunday announced the expulsion of MQM Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar from the party in a statement shared by MQM leader Wasay Jalil.

Wasay Jalil, and party leaders Mustafa Azizabadi, Qasim Ali Raza and Muhammad Ishfaq in a joint statement released by the party’s London secretariat, announced that Dr Sattar had been expelled from the party due to "repeated betrayals to the party and the supreme leadership".

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1287546/mqms-london-leadership-sacks-farooq-sattar

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India only good at hurling threats, says Musharraf

October 2nd, 2016

ISLAMABAD: India is only good at hurling threats but if Pakistani military decides to act on them the response will assume a far more practical form, said chairman of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) retired General Pervez Musharraf on Saturday.

Speaking by telephone to APML workers on the party’s sixth foundation day, Gen Musharraf criticised India’s attitude and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had become the enemy of minorities living in his own country.

“India should realise that Pakistan is not Bhutan. India has a habit of levelling allegations against Pakistan each time there’s an attack on its soil,” he said.

Former president says he wants to return to Pakistan but doing so at this time will be of no use

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1287475/india-only-good-at-hurling-threats-says-musharraf

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Nusrat asks MQM leaders to apologise for deserting Altaf

October 2nd, 2016

KARACHI: Unfazed by the attitude of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers who paid no heed to a recent call of Altaf Hussain for resignation, London-based convener of the party Nadeem Nusrat on Saturday asked all leaders and workers of the party to submit an apology for deserting Mr Hussain for any reason and for joining him again.

The “appeal” came a week after emergence of an audio message on the social media in which Mr Hussain was heard asking MQM legislators to resign from their seats and contest elections afresh since they got votes in his name.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1287476/nusrat-asks-mqm-leaders-to-apologise-for-deserting-altaf

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Arab World

Syria's East Aleppo Facing Inhuman 'Savagery': UN

AFP | Updated: Oct 2, 2016

GENEVA: Civilians under bombardment in Syria's rebel-held east Aleppo are facing "a level of savagery that no human should have to endure," the UN aid chief said on Sunday.

Stephen O'Brien, who heads the United Nations humanitarian office (OCHA), issued a fresh plea to ease the suffering of some 250,000 people besieged by a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive to retake the key city.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Syrias-east-Aleppo-facing-inhuman-savagery-UN/articleshow/54641359.cms

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Yemeni Forces in Control of 4 Key Mountains in Saudi Arabia

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni army and popular forces have fully taken control of four strategic regions in three Saudi provinces, a source said on Sunday.

The Yemeni forces are now in full control of Jabal (Mount) al-Doud in Jizan province, Jabal (Mount) al-Dokhan in Jizan, Jabal (Mount) al-Sar in Najran province and Jabal (Mount) al-Rahwa in al-Rabou'a region of Assir province, Ahd al-Jadid wrote on its Twitter page.

Ahd al-Jadid said that the mountains that are under Ansarullah's control are overlooking Jizan, Najran and Assir provinces and for the same reason Saudi Arabia is now in a very critical situation meaning that Riyadh has earned nothing and rather lost territory in the last 18 months of war on Yemen.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000898

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ISIL Terrified by Popular Uprising in Mosul City

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed local sources in Nineveh province disclosed that the ISIL has blocked the roads leading to Wadi al-Hajr district in the Southern part of the city of Mosul and set up military outposts after the M resistance movement (an opponent group of the ISIL) increased its activities in the region.

The ISIL's intensified security measures came after the letter M appeared on all walls of al-Hajr district.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000700

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Syrian Army, Kurdish Fighters Beat Terrorists Back from More Positions near Aleppo

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army troops and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) staged a joint raid on the positions of Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in the Northern districts of Aleppo city and pushed the militants back from Al-Saqif Industrial Zone.

The Syrian army soldiers and YPG fighters, in a coordinated operation, launched an attack on Jeish al-Fatah from the Northeastern side of Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood and captured the entire lands of al-Shaqif industrial zone.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000696

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Syria: Thousands of Civilians Call for Exit of Militants from Western Damascus

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 6,000 civilians in a small but key town in Western Ghouta took to the streets and urged anti-government militants to leave the town, local sources said Sunday.

"A major part of people in the town of Qodsiyeh poured into the streets to call on those militants, who have not joined the peace agreement with the Syrian government, to leave their town immediately," the sources said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000723

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Yemen rebels claim attack on UAE military vessel

Oct 2, 2016

SANAA: Yemeni rebels claimed they hit a vessel Saturday operated by the Emirati military, which is part of a Saudi-led coalition fighting in support of Yemen's government.

The UAE military said a boat under its command was involved in an “incident” in the Bab al-Mandab strait. It said there were no casualties.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1287337/yemen-rebels-claim-attack-on-uae-military-vessel

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Source: Yemeni Army Tipped Off by African Country on UAE Warship

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed military sources said that an African country had provided the Yemeni army with intelligence about the Emirati warship that was targeted and destroyed near Bab al-Mandab on Sunday.

"The UAE warship was hit by Yemeni army's surface-to-surface missile in al-Mukha coastal waters in Ta'iz province," a Yemeni army source said.

The source noted that the Emirati warship was an HSV-2 Swift type of warship that had been used by the US navy in several military operations since 2003 when the US attacked Iraq.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000832

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Senior Terrorist Commander Killed in Syrian Army Attacks in Western Damascus

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- A notorious commander of Ahrar al-Sham was killed in clashes with the Syrian army troops and popular forces in Western Ghouta.

Abdu Hamid Avaz, an experienced field commander of Ahrar al-Sham, was killed in the Syrian soldiers' large-scaled offensive in Khan al-Sheih and Deir al-Khabiyeh.

Meantime, the Syrian army's artillery and missile units continued pounding the defense lines of the terrorists in Khan al-Sheih and Deir al-Khabiyeh.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000827

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Syrian Army in Fierce Clashes with ISIL Terrorists in Sweida

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian military forces engaged in intense battles with ISIL terrorists in Northern and Eastern Sweida, field sources said, adding that the terrorist group suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major damage in the fighting.

"ISIL's strongholds in the village of Khirbe Sa'ad and Tal Bouthania in Northern Sweida were attacked by the Syrian army men," the sources aid, adding, "Several militants were killed and their weapons and equipment were destroyed in the attacks."

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000655

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ISIL Driven Out of More Vital Points in Eastern Homs

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army soldiers and National Defense Forces (NDF) launched joint offensive on ISIL positions near al-Sha'er oilfield and pushed the terrorists back from more strongholds in the region.

Syrian government forces stormed ISIL's centers near al-Sha'er oilfield, the regions of Huweisis and al-Katibeh al-Mahjoureh near al-Tifour airport of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), and beat the terrorists back from a number of strategic positions after inflicting dozens of casualties on them.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000881

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Syrian Gov't Forces Seize Control over Another Key Point North of Aleppo City

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army soldiers and their popular allies continued their advances against Jeish al-Fatah in the Northern districts of Aleppo city and captured one of the main positions of the terrorist group following hours of non-stop battle.

Syrian government forces inflicted major losses and casualties on Jeish al-Fatah in Bostan al-Pasha districts and captured Bakarah quarries.

"Jeish al-Fatah has left tens of dead or wounded members behind and retreated from the battlefield," army and popular forces said on Sunday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000960

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Hashd Al-Shaabi Warns to Stand Tough against Any US' Redeployment in Iraq

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi volunteer forces warned against the US plan to increase the number of its troops in Iraq, and vowed harsh reaction to any such troops deployment.

"Increasing the number of US military men is a source of concern and the Hashd al-Shaabi will not tolerate the US redeployment," Sayyed al-Shohada Battalions affiliated to Hashd al-Shaabi said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000978

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ISIL Trading Iraqi Children's Body Organs

Oct 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL is mutilating and selling the body organs of Iraqi children to compensate for its financial loss and shortages.

Local sources reported that after starting the academic year in Iraq, 11 children were kidnapped in different parts of al-Qae'm town in the Western parts of al-Anbar province and their families then found their mutilated bodies with no heart, kidneys, eyes and other transplantable organs.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950711000904

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Saudi-led forces rescue passengers from vessel off Yemen

October/02/2016

Saudi-led forces rescue passengers from vessel off Yemen

A Saudi-led force in Yemen said it rescued passengers on Oct. 1 from a vessel being used by the United Arab Emirates military that was attacked by Houthi fighters in a strategic Red Sea shipping lane.

“The coalition rescued civilians from a vessel targeted by Houthi militias ... that was transferring medical aid to the city of Aden and evacuating wounded civilians for treatment,” the coalition said in a statement on Saudi state news agency SPA.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/saudi-led-forces-rescue-passengers-from-vessel-off-yemen-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=104482&NewsCatID=352

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‘Same people shedding crocodile tears over Syria, support terrorists in country' - Syrian ambassador to UN

1 Oct, 2016

The causes of the Syrian conflict are due to an imposed terrorist war, which is supported by the Western countries, Bashar al-Jaafari, the current Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN Headquarters in New York.

Emphasizing that the five-year Syrian conflict is not only about Aleppo, but about the fate of the entire country, Bashar al-Jaafari said the main cause of the crisis stems from terrorist war imposed on the Syrian people from abroad.

"The root causes of this conflict in Syria ravaging the country is due to this imposed terrorist war on the Syrians," al-Jaafari said, before proceeding to identify some of the foreign backers. "And this imposed terrorist war is backed by the Western countries, as well as by Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia."

Full report at: rt.com/op-edge/361309-syria-us-russia-un/

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Hospital in Aleppo hit as Syrian army presses assault

October 2nd, 2016

ALEPPO: The largest hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo was bombed on Saturday for the second time in days as Syrian government forces pressed a Russian-backed offensive to retake the entire city.

Aleppo, once Syria’s vibrant commercial powerhouse, is now at the heart of a major military campaign by President Bashar al-Assad’s fighters and his steadfast ally Moscow.

The offensive, announced on Sept 22, has seen dozens of civilians killed and residential buildings flattened in the east, where an estimated 250,000 people live under government siege.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1287492/hospital-in-aleppo-hit-as-syrian-army-presses-assault

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Europe

‘Anti-mosque’ law passed in northern Italy

Published time: 29 Sep, 2016

The Italian region of Liguria has approved a controversial law that may make it almost impossible for new mosques to be built in the area. Critics describe the law as anti-constitutional.

‘Italy isn’t Islamic suburb’: Pisa residents rally against mosque construction near Leaning Tower

Full report at: rt.com/news/361111-italy-liguria-mosques-law/

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Hungary set to reject Merkel’s refugee quotas in ‘existential’ referendum

2 Oct, 2016

Hungarians are set to overwhelmingly reject Brussels-imposed quotas obliging the country to accommodate asylum seekers from outside Europe in a vote that is not just about specific refugee allocations, but also the general policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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“Do you want the European Union to be able to mandate the obligatory resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens into Hungary even without the approval of the National Assembly?” reads the question put to over 8 million voters during a national referendum on Sunday.

Full report at: rt.com/news/361347-hungary-referendum-asylum-orban/

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Russian jets pound Aleppo as US clings to diplomacy

Reuters | Oct 1, 2016

AMMAN: Russian war planes struck rebel held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday as the army shelled the besieged old quarter in a major offensive which also hit a field hospital, rebels and a monitoring group said.

Russia was reported on Friday to be sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign as the United States said it had not yet given up on finding a diplomatic resolution.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Russian-jets-pound-Aleppo-as-US-clings-to-diplomacy/articleshow/54631100.cms

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Jews may leave EU if Islamic terrorism, anti-Semitism not halted, top rabbi warns MEPs

1 Oct, 2016

An orthodox Jewish man walks through a street in Stamford Hill north London, Britain. © Hannah McKayHate on rise: 557 anti-Semitic incidents recorded in first half of 2016, report shows

“One train is the train of radical Islam and Islamic terrorism ... the other train is the anti-Semitism of old Europe, the extreme right,” he explained, as quoted by the Independent.

Goldschmidt said that radical Islam and far-right anti-Semitism represent “existential threats for European Jews,” adding that “both trains have to be halted before it’s too late.”

Full report at: rt.com/news/361340-jews-eu-extremism-anti-semitism/

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Petition to condemn Pakistan over terrorism hits record signs in UK

PTI | Oct 2, 2016

LONDON: A new petition filed on the official UK Parliament website calling on Britain to "strongly condemn" Pakistan for providing a safe haven for terrorists on Saturday crossed the threshold of 10,000 signatures, making it incumbent upon the UK government to respond to it.

The petition titled 'UK Govt to strongly condemn Pakistan or providing safe haven for terrorists' has now crossed the number of signatures required to make it incumbent upon the UK government to respond to it.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Petition-to-condemn-Pakistan-over-terrorism-hits-record-signs-in-UK/articleshow/54641968.cms

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South Asia

ISIS suicide attack foiled in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan

By KHAAMA PRESS - Sun Oct 02 2016

A suicide attack plot by the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was foiled by the Afghan intelligence operatives in Jalalabad city.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a suicide bomber of the group identified as Jamil-ur-Rehman son of Syed Alam was arrested before he manage to carry out the attack in a crowded part of the city.

A statement by NDS said the suicide bomber was arrested from Hade Kabul area of the city.

Full report at: khaama.com/isis-suicide-attack-foiled-in-jalalabad-city-of-afghanistan-01992

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Afghan military kill 6 security forces in air strike mistake

AP | Oct 1, 2016

KABUL: Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense says five soldiers and a police officer were killed in an air strike carried out by an Afghan military helicopter in western Farah province.

The ministry said in a statement Saturday the helicopter had used 'inaccurate information from ground forces' when it conducted the air strike late Friday night.

It says the forces were being attacked by insurgents in the Bala Buluk district. When they called for air support, the helicopter incorrectly fired a rocket at a checkpoint occupied by Afghan security forces.

The incident is being investigated, the statement says.

It comes after a US air strike in eastern Nangarhar province early Wednesday killed at least 15 people. Officials and the UN mission in Kabul say the dead were civilians.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Afghan-military-kill-6-security-forces-in-air-strike-mistake/articleshow/54630014.cms

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Nangarhar governor Salim Kunduzi resigns from his position

By KHAAMA PRESS - Sun Oct 02 2016

The provincial governor of eastern Nangarhar province Salim Kunduzi announced resigned from his position earlier today citing interference in his work.

Kunduzi made the announcement during a gathering attended by several tribal elders and claimed that he was facing issues by taking a step to improve the situation of the province.

Full report at: khaama.com/nangarhar-governor-salim-kunduzi-resigns-from-his-position-01991

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Explosion kill 7 members of a single family in Helmand province

By KHAAMA PRESS - Sun Oct 02 2016

At least seven civilians were killed in an explosion in the restive southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, local officials said Sunday.

The incident took place in the vicinity of Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of Helmand province.

Full report at: khaama.com/explosion-kill-7-members-of-a-single-family-in-helmand-province-01990

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Taliban founder Mullah Omar was the real mujahid: Gen. Raziq

By KHAAMA PRESS - Sun Oct 02 2016

The provincial police chief of southern Kandahar province General Abdul Raziq has said the founder of the Taliban group Mullah Mohammad Omar was the real was the real Mujahid.

The remarks by Gen. Raziq came a day after a gathering in Kabul to mark the death anniversary of Burhanuddin Rabbani turned controversial.

Expressing his strong opposition for the event and offering privilege to certain Mujahideen leaders, Gen. Raziq warned that the people of Kandahar will not remain silent, insisting that supremacy of jihad is not limited to a particular ethnic group.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-found-mullah-omar-was-the-real-mujahid-gen-raziq-01989

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Mideast

Turkey police detain Gulen's brother in coup probe

02.10.2016

ISTANBUL: Turkish police on Sunday detained a brother of the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who is accused of masterminding the failed July coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kutbettin Gulen was detained by police acting on a tip-off at the home of a relative in the Gaziemir district of the western Izmir province, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

He is the first of Gulen's siblings to be detained after the coup bid.

He is accused of “membership of an armed terror group”, Anadolu said, without giving further details. Kutbettin Gulen is currently being questioned by anti-terror police.

Anadolu said books belonging to Fethullah Gulen himself were confiscated in the police raid.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1287549/turkey-police-detain-gulens-brother-in-coup-probe

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Constitution change is priority, Erdoğan says at Turkish parliament opening

October/01/2016

Constitution change is priority, Erdoğan says at Turkish parliament opening

The new legislative year of the Turkish parliament began on Oct. 1 under the leadership of Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman with a ceremony where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said a constitution change should be a priority for the lawmakers.

“First we should materialize a constitution change,” he said.

“I think that the recent steps are important.”

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/constitution-change-is-priority-erdogan-says-at-turkish-parliament-opening.aspx?pageID=238&nID=104469&NewsCatID=338

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Turkish parliament extends army mandate for Syria, Iraq

01.10.2016

Istanbul (dpa) - Turkey‘s parliament has approved an extension of the country‘s mandate for military operations across the border in Syria and Iraq, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported Saturday.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the parliamentary session with a lengthy speech, part of which focused on an invasion of northern Syria that started last month. The Turkish military, fighting alongside Syrian rebels, has seized villages along the border from Islamic State and Kurdish militants.

Full report at: en.europeonline-magazine.eu/turkish-parliament-extends-army-mandate-for-syria-iraq_487434.html

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Israel seals off Palestinian territories, approves new settlements ahead of Jewish new year

2 Oct, 2016

Israel has locked the West Bank and Gaza Strip borders citing safety concerns ahead of the Jewish new year. Meanwhile amid preparations for celebrations Israel approved plans for the construction of yet another 98 homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank.

The border closure took effect on Sunday at 12:01am. Only in the cases of medical and “humanitarian” emergencies will people be allowed to cross the borders, with the prior approval of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

Full report at: rt.com/news/361344-israel-seals-off-gaza-west-bank/

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Turkey’s top soldier rules out subsequent coup attempt

October/02/2016

Senior government officials and Turkey’s top soldier have all dismissed the possibility of a follow-up putsch attempt by the Gülenist movement on the grounds that the network has no potential to stage a coup.

“Such rumors will not cease. Rumors [of another coup attempt] are being brought to the agenda through different ways,” Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar told reporters on Oct. 1 on the sidelines of a reception to mark the beginning of the legislative year.

“But, personally, I don’t regard these rumors as possible. There is no such thing; they have no potential,” he added.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-top-soldier-rules-out-subsequent-coup-attempt-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=104478&NewsCatID=338

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Africa

Somali police: Car bomb kills 2 at restaurant in Mogadishu

October 1, 2016

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali police officer says a car bomb blew up at the entrance of a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing two people.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the blast Saturday occurred at the Blue Sky restaurant close to the presidential palace.

Full report at: stripes.com/news/middle-east/2.1198/somali-police-car-bomb-kills-2-at-restaurant-in-mogadishu-1.431978

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Gunmen kill five policemen in Sinai

Sunday 2 October 2016

Gunmen killed five policemen in Sinai. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO - Gunmen killed five policemen in the restive northern Sinai on Saturday, the Egyptian interior ministry said on facebook.

The assailants pulled the policemen out a vehicle in El Obour neighbourhood, south of El Arish city, and shot all five of them dead, security sources said.

In another incident on Saturday morning, nine policemen were injured when an explosive device planted on the road was remotely detonated as the armoured vehicle carrying the conscripts passed in the city of Rafah, security sources said.

One conscript later died of his wounds.

Full report at: enca.com/africa/gunmen-kill-five-policemen-in-sinai

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Turkey finalizes military training base in Somalia

October/01/2016

Turkey has finished its first military base in Somalia and will help train the country’s army to fight the deadly al-Shabaab terror group, a senior Turkish source told Anadolu Agency on Oct. 1.

A Turkish military attache speaking on condition of anonymity said the U.N.-backed base will be operational by the start of 2017.

About 200 Turkish officers will be deployed to the facility in Mogadishu -the Somali capital - to deliver the first stage of training to over 10,000 Somali National Army troops and others soldiers from across Africa, he confirmed.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-finalizes-military-training-base-in-somalia.aspx?pageID=238&nID=104468&NewsCatID=510

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Army sending more troops, resources to Africa

By: Michelle Tan, October 2, 2016

With 54 countries, more than 2,100 languages and upwards of 800 tribes in its area of operations, U.S. Army Africa must continue to grow its partnerships and exercises across the vast continent, the command’s top officer said.

“It’s the land of tremendous opportunity, but the land of where, if the perfect storm brews, a lot of negative things could happen,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington, commanding general of U.S. Army Africa.

More than 1.2 billion people – 41 percent of them under the age of 15 – live in Africa, Harrington said.

Full report at: defensenews.com/articles/army-sending-more-troops-resources-to-africa

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123 Boko Haram Fighters Killed in 3 Months By Niger-Chadian Troops

0SecurityOctober 1, 2016

Nigerian troops parading an Armored Personnel Carrier(APC) captured from Boko Haram during the fight for Konduga, Borno State

The defence ministry in Niger said 123 Boko Haram militants have been killed since July and a significant quantity of weapons impounded.

The ministry said the killings were carried out by the combined forces of Niger and Chad.

Allied Chadian-Nigerien forces launched an offensive against the Islamists after a surprise attack in Niger killed 30 of the country’s troops in early June, its deadliest ever attack there.

Full report at: nta.ng/news/security-news/20161001-123-boko-haram-fighters-killed-3-months-niger-chadian-troops/

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North America

Flying while Muslim: Civil rights advocate finds travel increasingly 'troubling'

October 1, 2016

Roula Allouch, 36, is a Cincinnati lawyer and the chairwoman of the national board of directors of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, one of the nation's largest civil rights and advocacy groups for the American Muslim community.

Raised in Kentucky, she is a member of the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative for the Middle East and North Africa.

Full report at: houstonchronicle.com/life/houston-belief/article/Flying-while-Muslim-Civil-rights-advocate-finds-9523650.php

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Pak nuke talk explodes in its face, US condemns threats as support for India swells

Chidanand Rajghatta | TNN | Updated: Oct 2, 2016

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has received yet another public smackdown from the United States for its loose talk on the use of nuclear weapons against India. This came as Islamabad's efforts to seek the intervention of the United Nations and major world powers in its spat with New Delhi ran aground.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Paks-nuke-talk-explodes-in-its-face-US-condemns-threats-as-support-for-India-swells/articleshow/54635712.cms

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Southeast Asia

Turkey, Indonesia and S Africa to debut in Al Fares

Oct 2, 2016

Turkey, Indonesia and South Africa will make debut in Al Fares, the international equine trade fair considered the oldest in Asia and Africa, that will be held from October 5-7 in Meydan, UAE.

“Al Fares 2016 will powerfully kick off being the only fair that comes very prior to the kick off of the horseracing season in Dubai. We have moved to Meydan because we consider it the ideal destination for the equestrian business, sport and lifestyle not only in the UAE but also regionally,” said Satish Khanna, general manager of Al Fajer Information and Service that organizes this show every two years.

Full report at: gdnonline.com/Details/116476/Turkey,-Indonesia-and-S-Africa-to-debut-in-Al-Fares

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Saudis to partake in Indonesia trade expo

Oct 2, 2016

JEDDAH — Over 50 businessmen are expected to participate in “Trade Expo Indonesia 2016” which will take place in Jakarta slated on Oct. 12 -16. The investors are looking for new opportunities in the various commerce and tourism sectors. The two countries are looking forward to increase trade activities and enhance their economic relations, said

Gunawan Marto, consul, trade promotion at the Indonesian Consulate.

The Consulate of Indonesia in Jeddah called on businessmen to take part at this exhibition which expects to have over 1,000 exhibitors and 14,000 visitor from around the world.

The exhibition displays basic products and services it also gives room to the Indonesian trade marks which got the international recognition in the fields of technology and creative industry.

Full report at: saudigazette.com.sa/business/saudis-partake-indonesia-trade-expo/

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Indonesia, Iran considering cooperation in development of aircraft industry

October 1, 2016

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and the Islamic Republic of Iran are studying possibility of cooperation in the development of civil aircraft industry as currently Iran needs to renew a large number of its aircraft for civil aviation service.

The Policy Study and Development Body (BPPK) of the Foreign Ministry said here on Friday, PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) could study cooperation with the Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA).

The cooperation possibility was an important point in the economic discussion during the visit of an Iranian government delegation to the state-owned aircraft factory PTDI in Bandung on Thursday.

Full report at: tehrantimes.com/news/406930/Indonesia-Iran-considering-cooperation-in-development-of-aircraft

 

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