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uslims gathering to perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Photograph: Abdel Majid Rezko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

 

Turkish Analyst Discloses CIA's Role in July 15 Coup

Islamic State’s Sahara Branch Claims First Attack in Burkina Faso

RBI Opens Door to Islamic Finance, Proposes Interest-Free Banking Products

 

Europe

ISIS Telegram Channels Call On 'Our Brothers in Europe' To 'Hurry' With Their Attacks

UN Hails Iran's Support for Foreign Refugees

Angela Merkel's fight against Europe's far-Right begins at home

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Mideast

Turkish Analyst Discloses CIA's Role in July 15 Coup

Erdoğan Tells Leaders about July 15, Gülen

Turkish border with Syria cleared of ISIL militants

Gov’t outlines massive investment program to terror-hit east

Two soldiers killed in clashes with PKK in Turkey’s Hakkari

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Africa

Islamic State’s Sahara Branch Claims First Attack in Burkina Faso

Morocco to Give 600 Mosques A Green Makeover

Libya forces facing 'fierce' ISIL resistance in Sirte

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India

RBI Opens Door to Islamic Finance, Proposes Interest-Free Banking Products

After Separatists, Now Kashmiri Pandits Refuse To Meet All-Party Delegation

A Muslim man running a Mother Teresa souvenir shop shows her resonance among people

Why ratifying Uniform Civil Code is the necessity of the time in India?

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South Asia

No Hope Pakistan Will Help With Peace Talks ‘They Lied To Us’: Afghanistan NSA Advisor

11 Foreign Terrorists Killed In Airstrikes in Southeast Of Afghanistan

Taliban worried as India mulls supply of more weapons to Afghan forces

Abdullah talks about unity govt duration after recent tensions

Taliban attack on military base repulsed in Baghlan after 4 hours of clash

Deadly attack foiled in Kabul, 4 would-be suicide bombers arrested

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Arab World

30 Saudi Forces Killed, Many Others Injured in Yemen's Artillery Attacks on Key Military Bases

Terrorists Refrain from Taking Order from Al-Mouk Operations Room, Ready to Surrender to Army

ISIL Security Commander Gunned Down

Terrorists Withdraw from More Territories in Eastern Damascus

Gov't Forces Capture More Hills, Military Sites, Regions South of Aleppo City

Over 100 Saudi Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, Drones, 2 Apache Military Choppers Destroyed in Yemen's Missile Attack

Putin, Obama Agree to Keep Working on Potential Deal on Syria

ISIL's Fuel Tankers Destroyed in Syrian Army Attacks in Sweida Province

Russian, Syrian Warplanes Pound Terrorists' Centers in Northern, Southern Aleppo

Syrian Army, Hezbollah Readying to Launch Large-Scale Operation at Border with Israel

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Southeast Asia

Philippine President, Muslim Terrorist Group Begin Bitter Fight To the Finish

Thai police arrest first suspect in connection with tourist-town bombs

Suu Kyi underlines Rakhine int'l problem at 1st meet

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Pakistan

Balochistan Lawmakers to Lobby against Foreign Intervention

Pakistan cabinet gives nod for security pact with China: Report

Sit-in politics to again harm progress: CM

PAF determined to defend Pakistan, says air chief

PAC summons heads of SBP, anti-graft organisations over Panama Papers

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North America

Trump’s Anti-Islam Tirade Damaging US Image among Muslim

Muslims in US Urged to Support Native Americans Fighting for Their Lands

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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ISIS Telegram Channels Call On 'Our Brothers In Europe' To 'Hurry' With Their Attacks

September 5, 2016  

"We've received reports... that many brothers (were) arrested before their operations," the message reads. "So, we advise you to delete anything related to the Islamic state from your devices, such as photos, videos and apps. And we advise you to hurry in your operations before it becomes too late."

The message comes on the heels of the recent death of Syrian-born IS commander Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who was reportedly killed in or around Aleppo, an area rife with violence and which has been under siege since the Syrian conflict first began. The US and Russia have both claimed they were independently responsible for bringing down one of the key figures of the extremist group.

The terror group has since vowed to avenge al-Adnani's death, warning that a new wave of emerging IS supporters that "loves death more than life" will "stay determined to seek revenge".

A deadly series of IS-inspired recent lone-wolf attacks across the globe, including the Orlando shooting, the Nice attacks and the Normandy attacks have rocked the world. On 1 September, the extremist group also claimed responsibility for yet another attack that saw two policemen and a bystander injured in a shooting in Copenhagen. The attack, claimed by the IS-linked Amaq News Agency, marks the first time the terror group has claimed responsibility for an attack in Denmark.

Source: ibtimes.co.uk/isis-telegram-channels-call-our-brothers-europe-hurry-their-attacks-1579637

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Turkish Analyst Discloses CIA's Role in July 15 Coup

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Turkish analyst disclosed that the CIA agents were hiding in a church, leading the coup on the night of July 15.

"Fethullah Gulen was the main orchestrator of the July 15 coup with the CIA support," Malik Kaya told the Persian service of Tasnim news agency on Monday.

"The Turkish media declared that 8 high-ranking CIA officials had hidden in a church at the night of the coup and led it from there, but after witnessing their failure, they fled to Greece on a helicopter," he added.

Kaya said that the 8 CIA agents were accompanied by 8 Turkish army officers whose names were then declared as the leaders of the coup without any reference to the CIA agents.

Reports said in August that a Turkish prosecutor filed an indictment against the CIA and FBI for having active involvement in the July failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and using Pennsylvania-based cleric Gulen to ramp up opposition to Erdogan in the Turkish military.

“The CIA and FBI provided training in several subjects to the cadre raised in the culture centers belonging to the Gulen movement,” the indictment, filed in the Edirne Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, read, according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.

“This [failed coup] attempt aimed to weaken the state with all its institutions by getting rid of the government completely. Those in the Gulen movement who work in the judicial and security institutions and who received the aforementioned training, took on this task and moved into action.”

Source: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000371

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Islamic State’s Sahara branch claims first attack in Burkina Faso

September 4, 2016

Abu Walid al Sahrawi, when he was a spokesman for the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO)

Islamic State forces loyal to Adnan Abu Walid al Sahrawi, the emir of the Islamic State’s Sahara branch, claimed an attack in Burkina Faso yesterday according to Mauritanian news agency Al Akhbar. The claim, which has not yet been confirmed in a statement from the Islamic State, marks the first time this fledgling branch has claimed an attack in its one year of existence.

Al Akhbar, which has previously published statements from Sahrawi and other Saharan-based jihadists, reports that Sahrawi sent a message claiming that an attack on Sept. 2 in Burkina Faso, near the borders with Niger, was the work of his men. The assault, which occurred on a Burkinabe gendarmerie post in Markoye, left a border agent and a civilian dead.

Full report at: longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/09/islamic-states-sahara-branch-claims-attack-in-burkina-faso.php

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RBI opens door to Islamic finance, proposes interest-free banking products

Sep 5 2016

The central bank has proposed working with the government to introduce interest-free banking to tackle financial exclusion for religious reasons, potentially opening Islamic finance to the largest Muslim minority population in the world.

The Reserve Bank of India made the proposal in its annual report last week, as departing central bank governor Raghuram Rajan handed over the reins to close ally Urjit Patel.

The proposal marks a shift in stance by the RBI, which has previously said Islamic finance could be offered through non-bank channels such as investment funds or cooperatives.

That has meant an estimated 180 million Muslims in India, the country's second-largest religious group, have been unable to access Islamic banking because of laws that require banking to be based on interest, which is forbidden in Islam.

The RBI said it would explore introducing interest-free banking products in consultation with the government, a key detail as this opens the prospects of supportive legislation.

“This is definitely a significant development as it is the first time that the RBI has concretely mentioned that it will now work with the government to introduce Islamic banking,” said Saif Ahmed, managing partner at Bangaluru-based Infinity Consultants, which specialises in Islamic finance.

“For Islamic banks  to function in India, separate parallel legislation or an amendment needs to be passed by Parliament and that can only happen with the active support of the incumbent government.”

Full report at:thehindubusinessline.com/money-and-banking/rbi-opens-door-to-islamic-finance-proposes-interestfree-banking-products/article9074824.ece

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Europe

ISIS Telegram Channels Call On 'Our Brothers In Europe' To 'Hurry' With Their Attacks

September 5, 2016  

"We've received reports... that many brothers (were) arrested before their operations," the message reads. "So, we advise you to delete anything related to the Islamic state from your devices, such as photos, videos and apps. And we advise you to hurry in your operations before it becomes too late."

The message comes on the heels of the recent death of Syrian-born IS commander Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who was reportedly killed in or around Aleppo, an area rife with violence and which has been under siege since the Syrian conflict first began. The US and Russia have both claimed they were independently responsible for bringing down one of the key figures of the extremist group.

The terror group has since vowed to avenge al-Adnani's death, warning that a new wave of emerging IS supporters that "loves death more than life" will "stay determined to seek revenge".

A deadly series of IS-inspired recent lone-wolf attacks across the globe, including the Orlando shooting, the Nice attacks and the Normandy attacks have rocked the world. On 1 September, the extremist group also claimed responsibility for yet another attack that saw two policemen and a bystander injured in a shooting in Copenhagen. The attack, claimed by the IS-linked Amaq News Agency, marks the first time the terror group has claimed responsibility for an attack in Denmark.

Source: ibtimes.co.uk/isis-telegram-channels-call-our-brothers-europe-hurry-their-attacks-1579637

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UN Hails Iran's Support for Foreign Refugees

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien hailed Iran for hosting a large population of foreign refugees living in Iran.

"Iran is hosting over 3 million refugees which is praiseworthy," O'Brien made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in Tehran on Sunday.He also voiced his satisfaction in Iran's good relations with the United Nations and the acceptable performance of Iran's Crisis Management Organization, and said, "The Interior Ministry plays a key role in this regard." 

The Iranian interior minister, for his part, underlined the role of the United Nations in tackling natural disasters, and said, "The crisis of dust particles in the region requires both regional and international cooperation."

Rahmani Fazli said that the crisis of dust particles is difficult to deal with because of the shortage of rainfalls in the region and the failure to take precautionary measures by the countries which are the origin of the dust particles because of lack of security they are grappling with.

The Iranian interior minister said that three million Afghan refugees are living in Iran, adding that the assistance provided by the UN refugee agency does not cover even two percent of the costs Iran pays for hosting the foreign refugees.

Iran has been a generous host for more than 2 million Afghan refugees for two decades, with little help from the international community.

Tehran has called on the international community to strengthen support for Iran for hosting the Afghan refugees and provide repatriation support for the refugees.

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Iran has slowed in recent years in the face of poor security and economic conditions in Afghanistan, which Tehran blames on the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.

The office of the UNHCR was established by the UN General Assembly in 1950.

According to the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, the agency is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

UNHCR first opened an office in Iran in 1984 and expanded its presence with the massive influx of Iraqi refugees following the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and the start of Afghans' mass return movement to Afghanistan in 1992.

Today UNHCR has its Central office representation in Tehran, plus three sub offices in Mashhad, Kerman and Shiraz.

Source: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000790

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Angela Merkel's fight against Europe's far-Right begins at home

5 SEPTEMBER 2016

Leif-Erik Holm, top candidate for regional elections of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, campaigns in front of the Schwerin Castle, seat of the regional parliament, on September 1, 2016 CREDIT: JENS BUTTNER/AFP

The news that Angela Merkel’s party has been beaten in the German Chancellor’s own backyard by the populist Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) is being taken as yet another bellwether that the far-Right is once again ascendant in Europe.

The simple narrative runs that if the AfD can win even in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, where Mrs Merkel has her constituency, it must surely represent a serious threat to Germany democracy as we approach the next year’s federal election where Mrs Merkel is expected to seek a historic fourth term.

But that misses a fundamental point about the appeal of parties like the AfD, with its nasty, narrow mix of nativist anti-Muslim bigotry and barely coded white supremacism – which is that the more white and mono-cultural the electoral district, the better they perform.

The population of Meck-Pomm, as the locals calls this depressed corner of the former East Germany, is 97 per cent German-born and accepted just under 25,000 refugees out of the nearly one million that arrived in Germany last year – approximately 1.5 per cent of the state’s population.

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The fact that, with barely a refugee or a foreign face in sight, the AfD does so well – beating Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party into third place when the party didn’t exist last time these local polls were held – explains a lot about the essentially hollow nature of xenophobia.

It is much easier to scapegoat and scaremonger against entire races and religions when the rhetoric is not inconvenienced in any way by reality.

Full report at: telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/05/angela-merkels-fight-against-europes-far-right-begins-at-home/

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Mideast

Turkish Analyst Discloses CIA's Role in July 15 Coup

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Turkish analyst disclosed that the CIA agents were hiding in a church, leading the coup on the night of July 15.

"Fethullah Gulen was the main orchestrator of the July 15 coup with the CIA support," Malik Kaya told the Persian service of Tasnim news agency on Monday.

"The Turkish media declared that 8 high-ranking CIA officials had hidden in a church at the night of the coup and led it from there, but after witnessing their failure, they fled to Greece on a helicopter," he added.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000371

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Erdoğan tells leaders about July 15, Gülen

September 5, 2016

While meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in China, Turkish and U.S. delegations headed by the presidents of the two countries have signaled that despite ongoing tensions over issues including the extradition of the leader of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) and the rift over Syria, the two NATO allies were in solidarity to iron out their differences and provide assistance to each other.

The United States was committed to bringing the perpetrators of the July 15 attempted coup in Turkey to justice, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sept. 4.

Ankara accuses U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen of being behind the coup attempt.

At talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, Obama said: “We will make sure that those who carried out these activities are brought to justice.”  

 Tensions between the two NATO allies have increased sharply since the failed coup attempt on July 15, with Ankara launching a wide-ranging crackdown and demanding that the U.S. extradite Gülen, an exiled former preacher living in the eastern state of Pennsylvania.    

U.S. officials insist they will extradite Gülen if Turkey can present proof he was actually involved.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/erdogan-tells-leaders-about-july-15-gulen.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103544&NewsCatID=510

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Turkish border with Syria cleared of ISIL militants

September 5, 2016

The Turkish border with Syria was cleared of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants on Sept. 4 after the Turkish-supported Free Syrian Army (FSA) took control of all regions from Azaz to Jarabulus, according to security sources.

The news comes 12 days after the Turkish army launched Operation Euphrates Shield, aimed at improving border security, supporting coalition forces, and eliminating the threat posed by terrorist organizations, especially ISIL.       

The FSA liberated new villages on Sept. 4, a day after the Turkish Armed Forces entered Syria’s al-Rai district from Elbeyli in Kilis, the sources said.

Syrian opposition forces removed ISIL militants from the villages of Tuwayran, Khaliliye, Bab Lemon, Hajj Wali and others in the al-Rai region.    

On the other side of the operation, Free Syrian Army fighters reached 24 kilometers south of the Turkish border inside Syria and arrived in a region west of the Euphrates River.     

On Sept. 4, they took control of the villages of Ganime and Suwaya, west of Jarablus, as well as al-Qadi, the last ISIL-controlled village along the Turkish-Syrian border.       

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-border-with-syria-cleared-of-isil-militants.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103569&NewsCatID=352

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Gov’t outlines massive investment program to terror-hit east

September 4, 2016

The Turkish government has outlined a massive investment package to terror-hit eastern and southeastern Anatolian regions by creating zones in 23 cities in the hopes of addressing the socioeconomic root causes of militancy and reducing the economic disparity level between the eastern and western parts of the country.

“We are here to fairly share the resources of the country as equal citizens. We are here to reduce the regional development disparity to a minimum level. We are one and together. We are here for investment, production and jobs. We are here for justice, peace, welfare, comfort, democracy and the rule of law,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said at the beginning of a long statement as he revealed his government’s investment package for the region in Diyarbakır on Sept. 4.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/govt-outlines-massive-investment-program-to-terror-hit-east.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103568&NewsCatID=338

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Two soldiers killed in clashes with PKK in Turkey’s Hakkari

September 5, 2016

Two soldiers were killed on Sept. 5 during clashes with militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Çukurca district of the southeastern province of Hakkari, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Security forces engaged in an armed clash with a group of PKK militants during the ongoing operations conducted in the Dağbaşı, Kale and Seni Tepe rural areas of the district.

According to reports, two soldiers were killed in the initial fire. A funeral ceremony was expected to be held for the killed soldiers in the afternoon hours at the Hakkari Mountain and Commando Brigade Command.

Meanwhile, security forces operations against PKK militants in the region were ongoing.

Late on Sept. 4, Turkish warplanes conducted airstrikes targeting PKK militants in the rural areas of Çukurca, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Three PKK targets were destroyed in the air operation conducted between 6:13 p.m. and 6:20 p.m., the agency said.

Source: hurriyetdailynews.com/two-soldiers-killed-in-clashes-with-pkk-in-turkeys-hakkari.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103570&NewsCatID=341

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Africa

Islamic State’s Sahara branch claims first attack in Burkina Faso

September 4, 2016

Abu Walid al Sahrawi, when he was a spokesman for the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO)

Islamic State forces loyal to Adnan Abu Walid al Sahrawi, the emir of the Islamic State’s Sahara branch, claimed an attack in Burkina Faso yesterday according to Mauritanian news agency Al Akhbar. The claim, which has not yet been confirmed in a statement from the Islamic State, marks the first time this fledgling branch has claimed an attack in its one year of existence.

Al Akhbar, which has previously published statements from Sahrawi and other Saharan-based jihadists, reports that Sahrawi sent a message claiming that an attack on Sept. 2 in Burkina Faso, near the borders with Niger, was the work of his men. The assault, which occurred on a Burkinabe gendarmerie post in Markoye, left a border agent and a civilian dead.

If confirmed, this would mark the first operation claimed by the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). However, the group has issued threats to North African states in the past. In May, Sahrawi sent an audio statement to Al Jazeera in which he threatened “attacks on the United Nations mission in Western Sahara, Western tourists in Morocco, the headquarters of Moroccan security, and on foreign companies,” according to the report. (See LWJ report, Report: Head of the Islamic State’s Sahara branch threatens Morocco.)

Sahrawi was originally the spokesman and a senior leader for the al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) splinter group, the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO). In 2013, MUJAO merged with Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s Al Mulathameen Brigade to form Al Murabitoon. The new combined entity immediately swore allegiance to al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri.

Full report at: longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/09/islamic-states-sahara-branch-claims-attack-in-burkina-faso.php

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Morocco to give 600 mosques a green makeover

Monday 5 September 2016

Six hundred “green mosques” are to be created in Morocco by March 2019 in a national consciousness-raising initiative that aims to speed the country’s journey to clean energy.

If all goes to plan, the green revamp will see LED lighting, solar thermal water heaters and photovoltaic systems installed in 100 mosques by the end of this year.

Morocco’s ministry of Islamic affairs is underwriting the innovative scheme, paying up to 70% of the initial investment costs in a partnership with the German government.

Jan-Christophe Kuntze, the project’s chief, said: “We want to raise awareness and mosques are important centres of social life in Morocco. They are a place where people exchange views about all kinds of issues including, hopefully, why renewables and energy efficiency might be a good idea.”

Morocco has established itself as a regional climate leader with high-profile projects, ranging from the largest windfarm in Africa to an enormous solar power plant in the Sahara desert, which opened earlier this year.

In November, Marrakech will host the COP22 climate summit to discuss preparations for implementing the Paris climate agreement.

The country’s environment minister, Hakima el-Haité, told the Guardian that religion could make a powerful contribution to the clean energy debate, shortly before an Islamic declaration on climate change last year.

“It is very important for Muslim countries to come back to their traditions and remind people that we are miniscule as humans before the importance of the earth,” she said. “We need to protect it, and to save humankind in the process.”

Full report at:theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/05/morocco-to-give-600-mosques-a-green-makeover

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Libya forces facing 'fierce' ISIL resistance in Sirte

05.09.2016

Libyan pro-government forces are facing "fierce resistance" from Islamic State group holdouts in Sirte and it could take several days to gain full control of the city, a spokesman said Sunday.

Backed by weeks of US air strikes, pro-GNA fighters have recaptured nearly all of what had been the jihadists' main stronghold in North Africa.

IS fighters are now cornered in a last district of the city but Reda Issa, a spokesman for loyalist forces, said it was proving difficult to dislodge them.

"IS is putting up fierce resistance in their last neighbourhoods," Issa told AFP. "They are trying to make the battle last longer although they know it will be over soon."

At least 10 pro-GNA fighters were killed and 60 wounded in Saturday's offensive, with most of the deaths caused by car bombs and suicide attacks, Issa said.

Fighting had eased on Sunday, he said, as pro-government forces sought ways "to minimise the casualties caused by IS suicide attacks the next time there will be an offensive".

"We hope to liberate Sirte before Eid," Issa said, referring to the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday, which is due around September 12.

The forces loyal to the UN-backed GNA had said they were preparing to "liberate" the entire city after seizing several IS positions, including its headquarters, last month.

The city's fall would be a huge setback to IS's efforts to expand its self-proclaimed "caliphate" beyond Syria and Iraq where the jihadists have also suffered losses.

The capture of Sirte by IS sparked fears the jihadists would use the city as a springboard for attacks on Europe.

 Source:worldbulletin.net/africa/176995/libya-forces-facing-fierce-isil-resistance-in-sirte

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India

RBI opens door to Islamic finance, proposes interest-free banking products

Sep 5 2016

The central bank has proposed working with the government to introduce interest-free banking to tackle financial exclusion for religious reasons, potentially opening Islamic finance to the largest Muslim minority population in the world.

The Reserve Bank of India made the proposal in its annual report last week, as departing central bank governor Raghuram Rajan handed over the reins to close ally Urjit Patel.

The proposal marks a shift in stance by the RBI, which has previously said Islamic finance could be offered through non-bank channels such as investment funds or cooperatives.

That has meant an estimated 180 million Muslims in India, the country's second-largest religious group, have been unable to access Islamic banking because of laws that require banking to be based on interest, which is forbidden in Islam.

The RBI said it would explore introducing interest-free banking products in consultation with the government, a key detail as this opens the prospects of supportive legislation.

“This is definitely a significant development as it is the first time that the RBI has concretely mentioned that it will now work with the government to introduce Islamic banking,” said Saif Ahmed, managing partner at Bangaluru-based Infinity Consultants, which specialises in Islamic finance.

“For Islamic banks to function in India, separate parallel legislation or an amendment needs to be passed by Parliament and that can only happen with the active support of the incumbent government.”

In 2015, a central bank committee recommended opening a specialised interest-free window to offer cost-plus financing, deferred payment and deferred delivery contracts, a reference to common sharia-compliant contracts such as murabaha and istisna.

Development of Islamic finance has been slow, however, partly because of strong opposition from bureaucrats and politicians from the ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.

This has long hindered development, although there are signs that India is warming up to Islamic finance.

The government's external lending agency, Exim Bank, said in April it would extend a $100 million credit line to the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank.

The Exim Bank's credit line would support foreign buyers of Indian goods and services, with the Saudi-based Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector acting as the intermediary.

Source:thehindubusinessline.com/money-and-banking/rbi-opens-door-to-islamic-finance-proposes-interestfree-banking-products/article9074824.ece

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After separatists, now Kashmiri Pandits refuse to meet all-party delegation

September 5, 2016  

The Panun Kashmir, a frontal organisation of migrant Kashmiri Pandits, on Monday refused to meet the visiting parliamentarians, saying they have humiliated the nation by not giving enough time to the representatives of various delegations to put forth their concerns.

Panun Kashmir president AjayChirangoo countered Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's assertion and said that it was never about Kashmiriyat or insaniyat.

"Geelani has so many times said he does not want a system in Kashmir which conforms to democracy, secularism and nationalism.

The entire seditious moment is a fascist moment in the valley. It's an Islamic fascist moment and the Government of India was knowing it from the very beginning," he added.

Chirangoo told ANI that the Government of India was aware of the fact that the entire segment of Hurriyat leadership is supporting this moment.

"How would they think that they are going to meet them and they will be talking to them democracy or humanity? They are trying to befool themselves and fool the whole nation. I personally feel that the nation has been humiliated yesterday in the Valley. Today they have humiliated the nation in Jammu by reluctantly agreeing to come to Jammu and talk to the representatives in Jammu for a few hours," he added.

The Panun Kashmir president said it was humiliating that the all-party delegation has given a time of just eight minutes to 12 organisations.

"They told us that from 2:55-3:03 they would be meeting all 12 representatives which means that they will be talking to each representative for half a minute. We extend our good morning or good afternoon to them from here rather than going and talking to them. If they do not have time to talk to the nationalists, who have worked on the ground and who know what is happening in the state means they have different motivations. We are not going to meet them," he added.

Significantly, the Panun Kashmir's decision not to meet the visiting delegation in Jammu comes after separatists in Kashmir refused to meet some of its members.

Extremely upset with the separatists move to reject the offer of talks, Rajnath earlier today said this clearly indicates that they don't believe in 'insaniyat, Kashmiriyat, jamuriyat' while reiterating the doors are always open for those keen on holding a dialogue to restore normalcy in the region.

Addressing the media in Srinagar, Singh said the Centre as well as the all-party delegation is extremely serious and concerned about ensuring that the prevailing situation improves in the valley and normalcy is restored at the earliest.

The all-party delegation, headed by the Home Minister, yesterday held parleys with various sections of the society and listened to their concerns as part of efforts to find a common solution to the current unrest.

The delegation earlier met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during which a detailed presentation was given by the state government highlighting various issues related to the current scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.

While interacting with the delegation, Mehbooba said that Kashmir is a common issue of Nationalinterest and should not be viewed as a political issue.

Meanwhile, the all-party delegation has arrived in Jammu.

Kashmir has been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.

Source:business-standard.com/article/news-ani/after-separatists-now-kashmiri-pandits-refuse-to-meet-all-party-delegation-116090500330_1.html

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A Muslim man running a Mother Teresa souvenir shop shows her resonance among people

Sep 5, 2016

Mother Teresa’s canonisation was covered across the world, as people remembered the nun who brought hope to the troubled through years of work on ground, and rose to global fame as well known celebrities and world leaders acknowledge here contribution.

But in the city where the Albanian nun started helping people and where the Missionaries of Charity was born, the memory of the saint is still etched deep in the people’s memories.

While Mother Teresa of Calcutta served people selflessly without any distinction of religion, race or caste, people from all communities have immense respect for her in the city now known as Kolkata.

Among these people is a Muslim man in his late 50s called Nurul Islam, who runs a small souvenir shop dedicated to Mother Teresa’s memory in Kolkata. 

Even as Calcutta’s Mother Teresa becomes Saint Teresa almost two decades after her death, Islam still remembers the 90s when his shop used to sell electronics. One day in 1997, a woman walked in looking for a rosary, and he didn’t know what they were.

He was curious and soon found out a retailer who could provide him with rosaries and started selling them at his shop. When the retailer said he couldn’t sell them commercially and denied him more, he bought threads of Rudraksh used by Hindus to make rosaries himself.

Getting into the business by coincidence, Islam also hired some boys in his locality to make rosaries and got in touch with Father Nazareth of St Mary’s Church, who helped him expand his business and find manufacturers and distributors in south India.

Islam remembers Mother Teresa walking down the roads on winter nights, as she looked after the poor and needy, offering blankets and woollens. He also remembers when a van of the congregation crashed into parked vehicles in the locality sparking furore, but people calmed down at the sight of Mother Teresa.

Due to proximity to Mother House, people coming to Islam’s shop asked for keepsakes of Mother Teresa, and he started selling her pictures, which is how the shop gradually became a souvenir shop and Islam became a rosary specialist, something he attributes to God’s grace and the Mother’s blessings.

Once some locals vandalised his shop accusing Islam of siding with the Christians, which made him think and sell items for Muslims and later Hindus as well. The shop is now a brilliant example of unity in diversity with the holy cross, tiny mosques and Ganesha idols on one shelf.

The shop which started off with a coincidence a short time after Mother Teresa’s death, is an example of her resonance among the people and the impact she left.

Source: deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-and-trending/050916/a-muslim-man-running-a-mother-teresa-souvenir-shop-shows-her-resonance-among-people.html

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Why ratifying Uniform Civil Code is the necessity of the time in India ?

Sep 5 2016

Though Unifrom Civil Code (UCC) has been a much debated and a controversial subject in India, but it is the need of the time for many reasons. UCC in India was always been thought against the religious freedom and different communities think that this will vanish their religious customs and beliefs.

But In a Culturally and Religiously diverse nation like India, these religious boundation’s are now looking like the fetters which have bounded it around the different religious and somehow affecting the national integrity. Religious freedom is required not just in a country but around the globe. But at what Cost ? At the cost of human values and human unity, it definitely not sounds good. And it is really unfortunate that the debate on Uniform Civil Code is always connected with the Communal Politics.

Why ratifying Uniform Civil Code is the necessity of time in India ?

Earlier Debates ON UCC while Framing Indian Constitution

Actually, it is not a part of communal politics but a great step toward the national unity along with diversity. Even at the time, when there was the framing of Indian Constitution was in progress, there was a heating debate on the issue. At the end there was a compromising directive principle was been given in the constitution that says that “The state shall endeavour to secure for citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.”

Several members of the Constituent Assembly including Minoo Masani, Hansa Mehta and Rajkumari Amrit Kaur disagreed vehemently with the compromise, as Kaur argued saying that “One of the factors that have kept India back from advancing to nationhood has been the existence of personal laws based on religion which keep the nation divided into watertight compartments in many aspects of life.”

Why ratifying Uniform Civil Code is the necessity of time in India ?

After the Hindu Code Bill was brought in the nation, the political leaders thought of not bringing the Muslims under any such law as to heal their Partition wounds. But that seems now a big mistake, as now, Muslim Women’s are very bravely fighting for the equality and against the issue like “Triple Talaq”. However, the hearing is ongoing in the Supreme Court and  Supreme Court had asked the Central Government.

Even the Modi Government also had already told the Law Commission to examine into the matter and this was a really positive step towards the uniform civil code. Now, the question comes in why India needs a uniform code?

Why ratifying Uniform Civil Code is the necessity of time in India ?

Following are the Couple of reasons to justify the requirement of UCC in India:

Most importantly, UCC is required to provide Gender equality and Gender justice in the nation. As the Society is changing and advancing through to good living and social standards. The rights of women are usually limited under religious law, be it Hindu or Muslim. The practice of triple talaq is a classic example of it.

Another Important reason is that being a secular republic, India must need a common code for all its nationals for the national unity, integrity and brotherhood.

Its now been 70 years since India’s independence and still India is unable to check caste based/relifion based politics in India and UCC will be a reformative step to end this kind of politics and start talking about the policy politics and judge governments/political parties on the basisi of policies rather than caste or religion.

Source: northbridgetimes.com/why-ratifying-uniform-civil-code-is-the-necessity-of-time-in-india/4660

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South Asia

No Hope Pakistan Will Help With Peace Talks ‘They Lied To Us’: Afghanistan NSA Advisor

Mon Sep 05 2016

The National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar has said there is no hope Pakistan will help Afghanistan with the peace talks with the Taliban group.

During an interview with Gandhara/RFERL, Atmar said “We have received messages from Pakistan as we have diplomatic relations. Our president has told them we have no hope that they will help us with peace talks.؛

Atmar further added “He told Pakistan that they promised they would go against those who do not want peace talks, but Pakistan did not do this. They lied to us.”

Questioning Pakistan’s honesty in fight against terrorism, Atmar said “Islamabad said the Taliban leader was not in Pakistan, but then we saw Mullah Mansur had a Pakistani ID card when he was killed while travelling inside Pakistan.؛

“We asked them very clearly: “Why are you lying? This [peace process] would not be in your favor. Terrorism will backfire against you, and it already has.” My hope is that Pakistan thinks logically and pays attention to this issue,” Atmar added.

The Afghan government was expecting to participate in direct peace talks with the Taliban group soon after the Quadrilateral Coordination Group comprising of Afghanistan, Pakistan, United States and China started work.

Several rounds of QCG talks were held and the participating members had agreed to take actions against the groups pursuing violence but the Taliban group rejected the calls by the QCG and Afghan government to participate in direct talks.

The group announced its spring offensive in mid-April and staged numerous deadly attacks with the support of the Haqqani terrorist network based in Pakistan, forcing the Afghan government to withdraw from the talks and opt strict military actions against the group.

The Afghan officials have long been criticizing Pakistan for allowing the Taliban group and Haqqani terrorist network leaderships to use its soil for planning and coordinating attacks in Afghanistan.

However, Pakistan has opposed to opt a military option to resolve the issue despite admitting that the leaders of the Taliban group are based in the country and Islamabad could use certain leverages to force the group to participate in peace talks, including the pressure the country could build on the group on certain facilities it uses such as health facilities.

Source: com/no-hope-pakistan-will-help-with-peace-talks-they-lied-to-us-hanif-atmar-01841

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11 Foreign terrorists killed in airstrikes in Southeast of Afghanistan

Mon Sep 05 2016

At least 11 foreign insurgents were killed during an airstrike in southeastern Khost province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday. (Photo 438th Air Expeditionary Wing)

Acording to MoI, the airstrike was carried out late on Saturday evening in Speera District. “Yesterday evening, during an airstrike, 11 foreign country’s armed Taliban were killed and one vehicle with some amount of light and heavy rounds of ammunition was destroyed.”

MoI further added that the Afghan National Police repelled an armed Taliban attack in which three armed Taliban were killed.

The incident took place in Khak Riz District of southern Kandahar province, MoI said, adding that Afghan National Police discovered and detected four roadside bombs placed by enemies of peace and stability in Wam Dara village, Arghistan District of Kandahar province.

The anti-government armed militant gorups have not commented regarding the report so far.

It is also yet not clear to which country the foreign insurgents were belonging to but Pakistani militants as well as insurgents belonging to some central Asian States are actively operating in remote regions of the country.

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have stepped up operations to suppress the insurgency activities of the militant groups who are attempting to expand insurgency as part of their spring offensive.

Source: khaama.com/11-foreign-terrorists-killed-in-airstrikes-in-southeast-of-afghanistan-01838

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Taliban worried as India mulls supply of more weapons to Afghan forces

Sun Sep 04 2016

The Taliban militants group has expressed concerns regarding a possible delivery of further military equipment to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

The group’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement shortly after reports emerged regarding a possible visit by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to India to meet the country’s Prime Minister as the Indian administration is mulling to provide more military equipment to Afghan forces.

Claiming that the group is the representative of the Afghan nation, Mujahid said ” Those waging war against us are either foreign invading countries – who toppled our established government, are killing our people, destroying our homes and have snatched freedom from our nation – or the warlords and incompetent and corrupt individuals of the Kabul administration who have been forced upon our people by America.”

“Reports circulating in the media state that India will be providing military aid to the Kabul administration in form of aircraft and other equipment. This is the several time that India is giving the stooge Kabul administration military aid and it is an obvious fact that such weapons will be used to kill our people, oppress our nation and destroy our homes and public welfare structures, a good example of which is Puli Alchin bridge in Kunduz recently destroyed by regime helicopters that were provided by the Indian government,” Mujahid added.

Condemning the decision by New Delhi for the delivery of more weapons to Afghan forces, Mujahid said ” The Islamic Emirate condemns this action with the strongest of terms. Such acts will create distrust between the people of both countries and become a reason for further deterioration of relationship.”

India started the delivery of lethal weapons to the Afghan forces for the first time late in December last year by delivering 3 Mi-25 gunship helicopters.

India has played a crucial role in reconstruction of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 and since then has invested over $2 billion in various sectors, including the constrution of the major Salma Dam and construction of the new parliament building in Kabul.

Source: khaama.com/taliban-worried-as-india-mulls-supply-of-more-weapons-to-afghan-forces-01836

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Abdullah talks about unity govt duration after recent tensions

Mon Sep 05 2016

The Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah said the term of the government of national unity ends by completing its 5 years, reiterating the fact the government is valid for five years amid calls by certain formal officials and political figures to organize a Loya Jirga as per the agreement which led to the formation of the unity government.

The latest remarks by Abdullah followed weeks after tensions sparked among the unity government leaders following a controversial statement by Abdullah where he called President Ghani as unfit for the office.

However, Abdullah, during his speech at the Council of Ministers meeting, said issues still persist on the political level but insisted that opportunity is available to resolve them.

In other parts of his speech Abdullah pointed towards the preparations for the Brussels summit on Afghanistan which is due to be organized next month and said the government is fully prepared for the conference.

He emphasized on the government’s stance to tackle corruption and said fight against graft is a priority and no distinction would be made against corrupt individuals.

Abdullah also insisted on the importance fo electoral reforms and said the reforms are vital for the upcoming elections as the international community would not support Afghanistan as they were doing so in the past.

Source: khaama.com/abdullah-talks-about-unity-govt-duration-after-recent-tensions-01840

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Taliban attack on military base repulsed in Baghlan after 4 hours of clash

Mon Sep 05 2016

A coordinated attack by the Taliban militants on a military base in northern Baghlan province was suppressed by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

According to the local security officials in Baghlan, the attack on Juma Kandak military base was launched around 5 pm local time in Pul-e-Hashim Khan area.

The officials further added that the attack was repulsed at around 9 pm local time and at last two Taliban insurgents including a commander of the group were killed.

The slain Taliban commander has been identified as Qari Bilal brother of Mullah Younis and Qari syed Jan, the officials said, adding that 4 others were wounded.

The Taliban insurgents group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Baghlan is among the relatively volatile provinces in norht of Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in a number of its remote districts.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the group announced its spring offensive earlier this year and the group attempts to expands its insurgency in northern provinces of the country.

Source: khaama.com/taliban-attack-on-military-base-repulsed-in-baghlan-after-4-hours-of-clash-01839

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Deadly attack foiled in Kabul, 4 would-be suicide bombers arrested

Sun Sep 04 2016

A deadly suicide attack plot was foiled by the Afghan the Afghan security forces with the detention of a group of 4 would-be suicide bombers, the security officials said Sunday.

Kabul police chief General Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the 4 suspects were looking to carry out an attack in Kabul city.

He said the security forces confiscated suicide bombing vests and the suspects were too much tired as they were travelling with the vests carrying relatively more weight in their bodies.

Gen. Rahimi further added that the detained would-be bombers have confessed to their crime in the custody of the police forces.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the group announced its spring offensive earlier in April this year.

The group has managed to carry out major attacks in key cities of the country since their spring offensive begun, including large attacks in Kabul city.

However the group has not managed to scale any large attack in the capital following a major attack on the American University late last month which claimed the lives of at least 13 people.

Source: khaama.com/deadly-attack-foiled-in-kabul-4-would-be-suicide-bombers-arrested-01837

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Arab World

30 Saudi Forces Killed, Many Others Injured in Yemen's Artillery Attacks on Key Military Bases

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their military offensives against the Saudi troops in the Southern part of the kingdom, inflicting heavy losses on them.

At least 30 Saudi troops were killed and tens of others were wounded in the Yemeni army's artillery attacks on al-Tawwal and al-Mosfeq military bases in Southern Saudi Arabia.

Yemen's artillery attacks came in response to the Saudi Arabia's continued air raids on the the civilian population across the impoverished nation.

On Sunday, several Yemeni civilians, including a child, were killed as Saudi warplanes carried out more than 80 airstrikes on different areas across its Southern neighbor.

Saudi military aircraft targeted residential areas in the Yemeni provinces of Sana’a, Ta’iz, Hajjah, Mahwit, Omran and Hudaydah around 50 times in the early hours of Sunday, Al-Masirah reported.

Riyadh’s air raids on the al-Sabain district of Sana’a Province killed one child and wounded over 20 others.

An unspecified number of civilians also lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets attacked residential areas North of the Ta’iz airport.

The Saudi air force also bombed the districts of Midi and Haraz in Hajjah Province some 30 times, with no immediate reports of casualties.

Meanwhile, the death toll from a Saturday airstrikes on residential neighborhoods in Baqim district, south of Sana’a, reached nine.

In response, Yemeni forces also fired missiles on Saudi military vehicles in the kingdom’s border region of Jizan.

The Tawal-Harad border crossing was also hit by Yemeni mortar shells. Reports say a Saudi soldier was killed in the retaliatory attack.

Several Saudi forces also sustained in similar Yemeni raids on Saudi Arabia’s Najran Province.

Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015, with the UN putting the death toll from the military aggression at about 10,000.

The offensive was launched in an attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a Saudi ally who has resigned as president in 2014 and fled to Riyadh.

Source: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000476

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Terrorists Refrain from Taking Order from Al-Mouk Operations Room, Ready to Surrender to Army

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The al-Mouk Operations Room (which operates under the Saudi, Qatari, the US and Jordanian spy agencies) has paid Ahrar al-Sham and Fatah al-Sham Front $40mln to launch a massive attack on al-Ba'ath city in the center of Quneitra province but internal disputes on how to distribute the money have blocked the operations.

This is while the al-Mouk Operations Room has threatened to cut its financial aid if the terrorists fail to work out a coordinated approach for operations in Southern Syria.

The Al-Mouk Operations Room is strongly willing to hit a blow at the Syrian government in the Southwestern front so that security will be maintained in the bordering areas between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan heights.

Sources said that at present clashes between the ISIL and Jeish al-Khaild Ibn Walid terrorists in Southern Syria have set a top priority for Ahrar al-Sham and al-Nusra Front terrorists in the battlefield and despite the fact that these attacks are launched under the coordinations done by al-Mouk Operations Room, the latter still wants the militants to focus attacks on the Syrian army and opening new fronts to decrease pressure on the terrorists operating in Northern Syria (Aleppo).

This is while the al-Mouk Operations Room has been accused of corruption, similar reports in a number of other Arab media outlets have cited that the militants have decided to surrender to the Syrian army after documents came out to prove the financial corruption of the Operations Room members.

The armed opposition groups in Syria declared on Saturday that thousands of militants in the Southern parts of the country are willing to reconcile with the Damascus government.

A provincial council affiliated to the militant groups in a statement admitted that 25,000 militants are looking for reconciliation with the Syrian government forces in Southern Syria, al-Mayadeen TV channel reported.

The statement by the 'Council for Men of Knowledge in the Levant' has accused the terrorist commanders willing to compromise with the Syrian army of treason.

It has given the militant commanders in Southern Syria three days to withdraw from al-Mouk Operations Room, the television added.

Source: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000231

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ISIL Security Commander Gunned Down

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed local sources disclosed that ISIL's Hasaba (monitoring-security system) forces' commander has been gunned down near the city of Mosul in Nineveh province.

"Notorious ISIL commander, Abu Ayoub Mohammad Soleiman Mosleh, and four other terrorists were killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in the town of al-Ba'aj near Mosul city," the Arabic-language media outlets quoted an unnamed local source in Nineveh province as saying on Monday.

The source reiterated that the assassination of the ISIL commanders in Mosul city has increased in recent weeks.

In a relevant development in late August, Informed local sources disclosed that an ISIL commander who recruited children to train them for suicide attacks has been gunned down by unknown assailants in the city of Mosul in Nineveh province.

Notorious ISIL commander, Abu Wasbeh al-Saudi, was killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in Mosul.

The source noted that Abu Wasbeh was in charge of recruiting children to train them for suicide attacks in Mosul city.

"Abu Wasbeh was shot dead when he was leaving a shop in Mosul city," he added.

The source said that the ISIL commanders have become the target of attacks by unknown gunmen these days concurrent with the Iraqi forces' military advances in Nineveh province.

Earlier in August, local sources in Nineveh province disclosed that unidentified assailants had gunned down 34 terrorists in three separate attacks in the Eastern parts of the city of Mosul.

The unknown gunmen killed the ISIL terrorists with light BKC rifles by attacking their bases in al-Karama, Sana'e, and al-Bak regions in Eastern Mosul city and fled the scene, the Arabic-language media quoted local sources as saying.

The assassination attempts against the ISIL terrorists have considerably increased after the liberation of Fallujah as the people's morale to confront the ISIL has boosted.

Source: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000603

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Terrorists Withdraw from More Territories in Eastern Damascus

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian military forces continued to drive Jeish al-Islam terrorists out of more lands in Eastern Ghouta after hours of tough battle.

Syrian soldiers inflicted major losses and casualties on Jeish al-Islam and pushed them back from Hawsh Nasri and most of the farms in al-Reihan region near the town of Douma.

The Syrian army men also captured most of lands in Tal al-Sawan region, mainly in graveyard direction.

In the meantime, several tunnels of terrorists in Madhaya towards al-Zabadani plain were discovered and destroyed by the Syrian soldiers and Hezbollah fighters.  

Meantime on Sunday, Syrian army soldiers repelled large-scale offensives of Jeish al-Islam terrorists in Eastern Ghouta and then in several rapid counter-attacks drove them out of the positions they had captured temporarily in the last 24 hours.

Syrian Army troops, after hours of strong defense, fended off Jeish al-Islam’s attacks near the towns of Mid’ani, Hawsh Nasri, Hawsh al-Fareh, height of al-Sawan and al-Reihan farms, inflicting dozens of casualties on the militants.

Jeish al-Islam’s offensives were so heavy that the Syrian government forces decided to retreat tactically from a part of their positions but in cooperation with the army artillery and missile units the Syrian soldiers could push Jeish al-Islam back from the battlefields.

Jeish al-Islam’s armored vehicles and tanks also sustained major damage in the failed attacks.

Source: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000713

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Gov't Forces Capture More Hills, Military Sites, Regions South of Aleppo City

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army troops and their popular allies continued their advances against Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in the Southern and Southwestern districts of Aleppo city and won back three key regions, a strategic hill and an important military site on Monday.

Syrian government forces, using heavy weapons, inflicted major losses and casualties on Jeish al-Islam militants and beat them back form al-Maqale'a hill, the anti-aircraft defense battalion, the regions of al-Baradat and al-Zeiwat and the small but key town of al-Moshrefeh.

The Jeish al-Fatah terrorists suffered a heavy death toll and fled the battlefield to evade more casualties, reports said.

Reports said earlier today that positions and supply routes of Jeish al-Fatah in Southern Aleppo and those of Fatah al-Sham (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Northern Aleppo came under the heavy bombardments of Russian and Syrian warplanes.

The Russian and Syrian fighter jets targeted supply routes and gatherings of Jeish al-Fatah in Khan Touman and Ma’arata, destroying a number of the militants' machinegun-equipped vehicles and killing or injuring a number of them.

The Syrian and Russian bombers also hit positions of Fatah al-Sham in Haraytan, al-Mallah farms and al-Uwaijeh, leaving scores of the militants dead or wounded.

Source:en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000746

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Over 100 Saudi Tanks, Armored Vehicles, Drones, 2 Apache Military Choppers Destroyed in Yemen's Missile Attack

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni army and popular forces pounded Saudi Arabia's strategic air base in Najran province, destroying tens of tanks, armored vehicles, drones and Apache military helicopters.

At least 100 tanks and armored vehicles of the Saudi army were destroyed after Yemen's ballistic missiles hit Ein al-Thourin military base in Najran province in the Southern part of the kingdom.

The Yemeni missile attack also destroyed 25 rocket-launching vehicles, several drones, two Apache military helicopters and 3 fuel tankers.

The Yemeni army, backed by popular forces, took control of several military bases in Saudi Arabia's Asir province.

The military bases which are located in the Western part of al-Rabou'a city were taken after intense clashes between the Yemeni and Saudi forces.

The images released after the operation showed the Saudi military men leaving their armored vehicles and fleeing the battlefield.

Also, the artillery units of the Yemeni army targeted the gathering centers of Saudi-affiliated militia at Koufel military base in Ma'rib which killed and wounded tens of them.

On Friday, Yemen's long-range home-made missile dubbed as Borkan-1 (Volcano-1) hit deep inside Saudi Arabia in response to the kingdom's massacre of civilians in the impoverished nation.

Borkan-1 has a range of 800 kilometers and is a new generation of Yemen's domestically-made missiles, Yemen's Defense Ministry announced in a statement on Friday.

The Yemeni defense ministry did not mention the exact location of the targets that Borkan-1 missile has hit.

It, however, said that the warhead of Borkan-1 missile has been designed to destroy the Saudi military base structure with respect to the materials used in their construction.

On Wednesday, the Yemeni army and popular forces hit the Saudi military positions in the kingdom's Najran province with a Zalzal-3 ballistic missile in retaliation for the Saudi airstrikes on residential areas across Yemen.

The Yemeni missile attack inflicted heavy losses on the Saudi troops in Najran province.

Source: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000383

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Putin, Obama Agree to Keep Working on Potential Deal on Syria

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to keep up negotiations over a cease-fire agreement for Syria, a US official said, as Kremlin pointed out that the two leaders meeting on Syria on the sidelines of G20 summit in Hangzhou went off well.

The meeting lasted longer than planned and the Syrian issue and Ukraine were discussed first and foremost, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters following talks on Monday, TASS reported."The meeting lasted longer than planned. The two presidents discussed, above all, Syria and Ukraine. After that Obama and Putin held a one-on-one meeting behind closed doors," the Kremlin spokesman said.

He added that the meeting went off well. "The work will continue," Peskov said.

Also, a senior US administration official who spoke on grounds of anonymity, as the person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, told AP that Obama and Putin met for 90 minutes and their discussion came hours after top US and Russian diplomats failed to seal a deal aimed at providing access to humanitarian aid for thousands of civilians in the war-torn country.

The plan would forge an unlikely US-Russian militarily partnership against militant groups operating in Syria.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000698

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ISIL's Fuel Tankers Destroyed in Syrian Army Attacks in Sweida Province

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops targeted ISIL's fuel convoy in the Eastern territories of Sweida province, and destroyed most of the tankers.

Syrian army unit destroyed 10 fuel tankers of ISIL in Mashbak al-Wedian region in the Eastern side the village of Shaaf.

Several ISIL fighters accompanying the convoy also were killed or wounded in the attacks.

Also last week, Syrian military forces launched a fresh round of attacks on ISIL's concentration centers and gatherings in the Southern province of Sweida, claiming the lives of several militants.

Several ISIL terrorists were killed and several more were wounded after the Takfiri group's strongholds in the Eastern side of the village of al-Shabika were heavily attacked by the Syrian Army.

ISIL's military hardware also sustained major damage in the attacks.

Source: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000652

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Russian, Syrian Warplanes Pound Terrorists' Centers in Northern, Southern Aleppo

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Positions and supply routes of Jeish al-Fatah in Southern Aleppo and those of Fatah al-Sham (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Northern Aleppo came under the heavy bombardments of Russian and Syrian warplanes.

The Russian and Syrian fighter jets targeted supply routes and gatherings of Jeish al-Fatah in Khan Touman and Ma’arata, destroying a number of the militants' machinegun-equipped vehicles and killing or injuring a number of them.

The Syrian and Russian bombers also hit positions of Fatah al-Sham in Haraytan, al-Mallah farms and al-Uwaijeh, leaving scores of the militants dead or wounded

Also on Sunday, Syrian government forces beat Jeish al-Fatah terrorists back from the entire buildings of Taslih academy, inflicting tens of casualties on the militants.

Jeish al-Fatah terrorists, mainly from Turkey-backed al-Turkistani, retreated from Taslih academy buildings under the heavy attacks of the Syrian army men and their popular allies.

With liberation of Taslih academy building, one again the entire supply lines of terrorists in al-Ramousiyeh were cut off.

Jeish al-Fatah suffered and heavy death toll and their military hardware sustained major damage in the attacks.

Source: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000607

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Syrian Army, Hezbollah Readying to Launch Large-Scale Operation at Border with Israel

September 5, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army soldiers and the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement are coordinating the final steps for launching a large-scale joint anti-terrorism operations in Quneitra province in Southern Syria, military sources said Monday.

"The Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters have been working on a joint plan to end militancy in Southern Syria, particularly near the Golan Heights," the sources said.

"Hezbollah has deployed a large number of its forces at Quneitra passage which has connected the Syrian territories to the occupied Golan," they added.

Late in August, Fatah al-Sham (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major damage in Syrian Army troops' attacks on their centers in Quneitra.

Syrian army men targeted gatherings and concentration centers Fatah al-Sham near the village of Um Batna South of al-Ba'ath town, killing several terrorists and destroying three vehicles carrying a number terrorists and al large volume of weapons and ammunition.

Source: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950615000505

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Southeast Asia

Philippine President, Muslim Terrorist Group Begin Bitter Fight To the Finish

05 September, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte comes from the country’s violence-wracked island of Mindanao, where Muslim rebel groups have clashed with the government for decades. But Duterte gave Mindanao’s flagship city Davao an unusual reputation for strong public safety during his 22 years as mayor. Since he became president June 30, he has sought to rid violence by the Muslim terrorist group Abu Sayyaf and clashes in outlying islands that the group controls killed 12 soldiers and 22 rebels last month. The rebel group of an estimated 400 members is fighting back now with more violence.

It’s shaping up as a fight to the finish that, once over, could allow the hard-hit islands of Sulu and Tawi Tawi to leapfrog ahead economically. Those islands and the nearby larger one Mindanao lag the Philippines in terms of economic development despite a wealth of minerals, cropland and tourism potential.

But it’s not clear who will win the fight.

Full report at: forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2016/09/04/philippine-president-muslim-terrorist-group-ready-for-bitter-fight-to-the-finish/#44d9966f4d04

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Thai police arrest first suspect in connection with tourist-town bombs

September 5, 2016

Police said Kadae was from Pattani, one of the three troubled, Muslim-majority provinces in the far south of predominantly Buddhist Thailand, and he had connections to separatists.

thaiBANGKOK: Thai police said on Monday they had arrested a suspect linked to Muslim separatists in connection with a wave of bombings in tourist towns last month that killed four people and wounded dozens, including foreigners.

The bombs and arson attacks in various towns south of Bangkok including Hua Hin, Surat Thani and on Phuket island, raised fears that a Muslim separatist insurgency, for years largely confined to three deep-south, Muslim-majority provinces, was spreading.

Police have issued several warrants in connection with the blasts but the suspect detained on Saturday, identified as Abdul Kadae, was the first person to be arrested.

“The suspect is currently in military custody where he is being interrogated,” police deputy spokesman Krisana Pattanacharoen told Reuters.

Police said Kadae was from Pattani, one of the three troubled, Muslim-majority provinces in the far south of predominantly Buddhist Thailand, and he had connections to separatists.

They did not elaborate but said he was suspected of arson in Trang province as part of the Aug. 11-12 wave of attacks.

Kadae can be held in military custody for up to seven days before he is allowed access to a lawyer.

More than 6,500 people have been killed in the largely ethnic-Malay provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat since a separatist insurgency resurfaced there in 2004, according to the group Deep South Watch, which monitors the conflict.

Source: freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2016/09/05/thai-police-arrest-first-suspect-in-connection-with-tourist-town-bombs/

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Suu Kyi underlines Rakhine int'l problem at 1st meet

05.09.2016 

Myanmar's State Counselor has underlined at the first meeting of an advisory commission on troubled Rakhine State that the problems that continue to wrack the home of a majority of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority are international and not domestic.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been heavily criticized for including non-Burmese people on the high-level commission which former United Nations head Kofi Annan chairs, but on Monday she stood her ground.

“There are also claims that by forming this commission we are bringing our domestic problems onto the international stages. It is not true in fact,” she said at the country's National Reconciliation and Peace Center in commercial capital Yangon.

“Our problems have been on the international stage for many years,” she stressed.

“We want to find out why, we want to find out why... We want to find out the root causes. We want to find out the solutions.”

Since mid-2012, nearly 100 people have been killed and some 100,000 people displaced after communal violence broke out in Rakhine between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims -- described by the United Nations as among the most persecuted minority groups worldwide.

Full report at: aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/suu-kyi-underlines-rakhine-intl-problem-at-1st-meet/641083

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Pakistan

Balochistan lawmakers to lobby against foreign intervention

September 5, 2016

QUETTA: Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that parliamentarians from Balochistan will visit friendly countries to inform them and the international community about the interference of neighbouring states in the province.

Talking to a delegation of news anchors of private television channels from across the country who called on him on Sunday, he said an open letter would also be sent to the United Nations secretary general in this regard.

The chief minister said some so-called freedom fighters had been using youths of Balochistan as fuel in their fight.

He said the government was sincere in conducting a census but it had been postponed because the security forces were busy in restoring and maintaining law and order. “A transparent and non-controversial census will be conducted in collaboration with the Pakistan Army,” he said.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1282164/balochistan-lawmakers-to-lobby-against-foreign-intervention

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Pakistan cabinet gives nod for security pact with China: Report

September 5, 2016

Pakistan’s cabinet in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on July 15 at the Governor House in Lahore gave the go-ahead for negotiating a long-term defence agreement with China, The Express Tribune reported.

The cabinet considered the summary to initiate negotiations on a draft agreement between Pakistan and China on a long-term strategic framework agreement for enhancing defence and security cooperation in diversified fields.

The cabinet held detailed discussions on the proposed agreement before giving the nod of approval, the report said.

The cabinet was informed that the draft agreement was based on principles of mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity, sovereignty, non-integration and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, equality and cooperation for mutual benefits, and peaceful coexistence for strategic gains in defence and security, including arms and technology transfers.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pakistan-cabinet-gives-nod-security-pact-china-report-1013015/

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Sit-in politics to again harm progress: CM

September 5, 2016

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has castigated the opposition for doing politics of personal interest saying attempts to stop the process of progress and prosperity are tantamount to enmity to the country.

He said the sit-in politics had also caused a huge loss to the country in 2014 and wasted precious time of the nation and these elements again wanted to hamper the development process of the country and prosperity of the masses.

“Protesters have no concern with problems of the people,” he said while talking to PML-N elected representatives here on Sunday.

He said that on the one side there was “service, honesty and hard work” while on the other was politics of “allegations, lies and anarchy”.

He said “conscious people fully know who is serving them selflessly and who is trying to create anarchy.”

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1282117/sit-in-politics-to-again-harm-progress-cm

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PAF determined to defend Pakistan, says air chief

September 5, 2016

KARACHI: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, on Sunday said the war needed courage and determination, not just weapons for a soldier to fight against enemy.

“Great nations always remember their heroes and rekindle their memories to act as hope for the generations to come,” said the PAF chief after inaugurating the Martyrs Monument at the PAF Museum in Karachi.

“The martyrs have sacrificed their lives while defending the motherland and the entire nation acknowledged their sacrifices and were proud of their feats.”

He said the monument would play a huge role in informing the younger generations about their history and their heroes who fought to defend their country.

“The martyrs, through their historic feats, have made all of us responsible to follow in their footprints,” said the air chief.

Full report at:dawn.com/news/1282037/paf-determined-to-defend-pakistan-says-air-chief

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PAC summons heads of SBP, anti-graft organisations over Panama Papers

September 5, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Heads of the four state organisations responsible for checking money laundering — the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) — will have to inform parliamentarians on Sept 8 why they have not taken any effective action against close relatives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other people mentioned in the Panama Papers.

Syed Khurshid Shah, the leader of opposition in the National Assembly and chairman of its Public Accounts Committee, has convened a meeting of PAC on Sept 8, to which the chiefs of the four organisations have been summoned to explain what steps they have taken in the matter on their own.

When contacted on Sunday, Mr Shah said the four organisations responsible for eliminating corruption in the country had apparently done nothing in case of the Sharif family and others involved in “establishing offshore companies through money laundering”.“So, the PAC has invited the heads of these organisations to hear their points of view,” he said.

“Had the organisations taken the measures expected of them, there would have been no need for the PAC to summon them.”

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1282162/pac-summons-heads-of-sbp-anti-graft-organisations-over-panama-papers

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North America

Trump’s anti-Islam tirade damaging US Image among Muslim: The Washington Post

Ali ZainSeptember 5, 2016

WASHINGTON – US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s anti-Islam tirade has damaged US image among Muslims and would contribute to reinforce the perception that the United States hates Islam.

According to an op-ed published in The Washington Post, the United States won’t soon repair the damage done by Trump to its image among Muslims.

During the primaries, Trump played a terrorism card to whip up anti-Muslim sentiments and went to the extent of suggesting that all Muslims should be banned from entering the United States. His comments were widely criticized by world leaders, but it did help him win the white votes and eventually the Republican nomination.

Full report at: en.dailypakistan.com.pk/world/trumps-anti-islam-tirade-damages-us-image-among-muslim-the-washington-post/

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Muslims in US Urged to Support Native Americans Fighting for Their Lands

 September, 04, 2016 - 20:08

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Facebook campaign initiated in the United States calls on the Muslims all over the country to support the disenfranchised Native Americans in their protest against a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline.

The campaign urges all Muslims across the country to flock to Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannonball, North Dakota on October 10, 2016 in gesture of solidarity with Native Americans as they protest the construction of a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline.

Native Americans are challenging the US Army Corps of Engineers' decision to grant permits for Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access pipeline, which crosses the Dakotas and Iowa to Illinois, including near the reservation in southern North Dakota. A federal judge will rule before Sept. 9 whether construction can be halted on the Dakota Access pipeline.

Native Americans are worried that the pipeline will negatively impact water quality on their reservation and imperil cultural heritage sites.

The months-long protests which have seen the largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years, turned violent on Saturday as protesters confronted construction crews at the site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

Sumiyeh Saiedi, who launched the Facebook campaign, urged Muslims on Sunday to attend the “protests in North Dakota, to show support and solidarity for the Native Americans who are fighting for their water and environment.”

Full report at: tasnimnews.com/en/news/2016/09/04/1178151/muslims-in-us-urged-to-support-native-americans-fighting-for-their-lands

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