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New ISIS Map Includes Europe, Half of Africa, 25 percent of Asia and Restoration of Kuwait to Iraq

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria announced the names of countries they seek to imminently control and published a map

 

Arab World

New ISIS Map Includes Europe, Half of Africa, 25% of Asia and Restoration of Kuwait to Iraq

Syria: Turkey, Saudis Give Chemical Weapons to Militants

Qura-Taba Causalities Hit 144 Dead, Injured Says Diyala Council

ISIL magazine says group enslaved Yazidis

Iraq pulls troops from ISIS-held Heet

ISIL terrorists detonate dressmaking factory in eastern Mosul

126 mosques to be razed for Madinah expansion

334 ‘reformed’ militants return to terror

Bahrain calls for prompt end to Syria crisis

 

India

NIA:  Burdwan Blast Accused Were Radicalised In Violent Jihadi Ideology in a Madrasa

Hardly Any Indian Muslim Indulges In Terrorism, Pranab Mukherjee Says

Chats Reveal IM Man’s Career Dilemma: Syria, Afghanistan Or Nepal?

Out-Of-Court Settlement Not Possible In Babri Issue: AIMPLB

Despite border tension, Indo-Pak friendship initiative continues

India, Pak leaders must decide on attending Nobel peace prize ceremony: Pranab

 

Pakistan

Give Me ‘Vote, Note and Support’ and I Will Bring Revolution: Qadri

Pakistan expresses concern over Indian aggression with US

‘Nation can’t afford yet another new Pakistan’: Jamaat-i-Islami

Attempt to free terrorists from Central Jail foiled

ISIS crisis leaves Pakistani tradesmen in a slump

Border skirmishes impede pursuit for improved relations with India

Faisalabad rejects so-called revolutionaries: Punjab government

PM vows to defeat anti-govt conspiracies

 

Mideast

ISIS Advance on Syria Town Halted By Kurds; Turkey to Train 4,000 Fighters

'Kurds Were Tortured While You Were Dining With Al-Assad,' PYD Leader Tells Ankara

Student of prestigious Bosphorus University killed while fighting ISIL in Kobane

Palestinians, Israeli occupation clash at Jerusalem flashpoint

Iran Condemns Terrorist Blasts in Iraq, Blames Powers' Wrong Policies

 

North America

Canada to focus on Indian role in Afghanistan, West Asia

US says Turkey okays use of bases against militants

Kerry: Iraqis will have to fight ISIS to win back country

Anti-ISIS coalition to meet in Washington

Saudi Scholarship students told to stay away from IS

 

Africa

Sudanese expresses awe at Madinah’s tranquillity

Somali car bomb attack toll rises to 13: president

 

Europe

UN's Ban slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

Ex-UK minister Lady Warsi urges MPs to recognize Palestine

PM: UK Palestine vote will not change policy

U.N.’s ban says ‘provocations’ at Jerusalem holy sites must stop

300 masterpieces from French museums set for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Fight against IS to top agenda of German minister’s talks with Saudi Arab

Isil hostage Peter Kassig 'is now devout Muslim who prays five times a day', says ex-captive

Russian Deputy FM: Cooperation with Syrian Gov't Needed to Battle ISIL

 

South Asia

Dhaka closely monitoring ISIL development

Afghan guard who stopped suicide bomber with bare hands

Second blast in Kabul leaves at least 22 people injured

HRW to Bangladesh: Don't lower marriage age

 

Southeast Asia

No confirmation on how many Malaysians killed fighting for Islamic State

Treat sedition suspects as guilty until proven innocent, Umno MP says

Suspected Member of Santoso Terror Network Arrested in W. Sulawesi

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Arab World

 

New ISIS Map Includes Europe, Half of Africa, 25% of Asia and Restoration of Kuwait to Iraq

Oct 13, 2014

(IraqiNews.com) The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria announced the names of countries they seek to imminently control and published a map. The map includes all Arab countries, nearly half of all African countries and countries in Europe, including Spain and 25 percent of the area of the continent of Asia.

ISIS announced through some Jihadist websites that they intend to annex the following countries along with Iraq: the Levant, Hijaz, Yemen, Khorasan, Kurdistan, the Caucasus, Anatolia, Europe, Andalusia, Abyssinia, and Maghreb.

ISIS noted that the map of the Islamic caliphate contains the division of the Islamic State into several states (Emirates) with each state containing a group of countries. The state of Iraq includes both Iraq and Kuwait. The state of the Levant includes Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and the Sinai, while the state of the Hijaz includes Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. The state of Yemen remains unchanged and the state of Khorasan contains Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and the Indian subcontinent.

http://www.iraqinews.com/arab-world-news/new-isis-map-includes-europe-half-africa-25-asia-restoration-kuwait-iraq/

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Syria: Turkey, Saudis Give Chemical Weapons to Militants

Oct 13, 2014

Syria’s UN Ambassador Bashar al-Jaafari criticized Turkey and Saudi Arabia for being “directly involved” in providing “terrorists organizations” in his country with chemical weapons.

"Instead of lending a helping hand to Syria to overcome the crisis...Turkish government...became one of the main support bases for these terrorist organizations,” Bashar al-Jaafari said, press TV reported.

Speaking before the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security at the UN General Assembly on Friday, al-Jaafari further censured the two regional countries for supplying weapons and funds to the foreign-backed militants in his country, alleging that Turkey alone has been backing 106 militant groups operating within Syria.

According to the report, al-Jaafari further suggested that the UN Arms Trade Treaty must be implemented to account for the illicit trafficking of small and light weaponry, pointing to the need to “utterly (prohibit) supplying weapons to non-state elements and armed terrorist organizations.”

Al-Jaafari’s remarks came following recent statements by US Vice President Joe Biden, who also criticized closely allied states of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for their active support for radical elements inside Syria.

Biden said in a forum at Harvard University on October 2 that the three major US allies in the region were “so determined to take down Assad” that “they poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against (Syrian President Bashar) Assad – except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra and al-Qaeda and the extremist elements…coming from other parts of the world.”

Under pressure, Biden quickly apologized to all three states for his comments.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930720000784

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Qura-Taba causalities hit 144 dead, injured says Diyala Council

Oct 13, 2014

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) On Sunday the council of Diyala province announced that the causalities of the bombings in Qura Taba in east of Baqubah hit 22 dead and 120 injured including security elements and government officials as well as clans’ leaders.

Ammar Mazahem al-Jabouri, the member in the provincial council of Diyala stated, “22 dead and 120 wounded resulted of the bombings that targeted Qura Taba, 112 north east of Baqubah.” A number of Iraqi officials including security elements and clans’ leaders were also killed, including the sheikh of al-Laheeb clan, and a member of the provincial council.

“Security elements shortly arrived to blockade the area and set up tight security procedures” Al-Jabouri said.

Earlier today, Qura Taba has witnessed 3 heavy explosions. two by suicide bombers driving vehicles and another explosion of bomb emplaced within a car parked at the neighborhood.

http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/qura-taba-causalities-hit-134-dead-injured-says-diyali-council/

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ISIL magazine says group enslaved Yazidis

Oct 13, 2014

Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants captured, enslaved and sold Yazidi women and children, the latest issue of a magazine purportedly published by the extremists claimed Oct. 12, the group's first public confirmation of the allegations.

The claim came as Human Rights Watch said Sunday that hundreds of Yazidi men, women and children from Iraq are being held captive in makeshift detention facilities in Iraq and Syria by the group.

Tens of thousands of Yazidis fled into the Sinjar Mountains, many getting stranded there for weeks, after the militant onslaught on Sinjar in August, part of the ISIL's lightning advance across northern and western Iraq. Hundreds were killed in the attack, and tens of thousands fled for their lives, most to the Kurdish-held parts of northern Iraq.

Iraq's Human Rights Ministry said at the time that hundreds of women were abducted by the militants, who consider the Yazidis, a centuries-old religious minority, a heretical sect. Some also alleged the ISIL enslaved and sold Yazidi women and children, though the group itself did not comment on it.

The issue of Dabiq magazine released Sunday stated that "the enslaved Yazidi families are now sold by the Islamic State soldiers." It added that "the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Shariah amongst the fighters of the ISIL who participated in the Sinjar operations."

Most of the Yazidis are now displaced in northern Iraq, many having lost loved ones in their flight to safety. Some say that their women and girls were snatched during the militant raid.

In one section of the magazine, a statement attributed to Mohammed al-Adnani, the spokesman for the ISIL, read: "We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women," addressing those who do not subscribe to its hard-line interpretation of Islam.

The release of the magazine came as New York-based Human Rights Watch said Yazidi men, women and children remain held by the group. Its report noted that the group "separated young women and teenage girls from their families and has forced some of them to marry its fighters."

One woman told Human Rights Watch that she saw ISIL fighters buying girls, and a teenage girl said a fighter bought her for $1,000, the report said. The Associated Press independently has interviewed a number of Yazidi women and girls who escaped captivity and several claimed that they were sold to Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/isil-magazine-says-group-enslaved-yazidis.aspx?pageID=238&nID=72889&NewsCatID=352

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Iraq pulls troops from ISIS-held Heet

13 October 2014

Iraqi government troops stationed on the edge of Heet in beleaguered Anbar province have withdrawn to another base, leaving the city under full jihadist control, security sources said on Monday.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters had assaulted and eventually seized the center of the western city on the Euphrates river, but a sizeable contingent of government forces remained holed up in a nearby base.

“Iraqi forces evacuated Heet training camp last night (Sunday) on the orders of the military command,” a senior police official in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, told AFP.

“Our military leaders argued that instead of leaving those forces exposed to attacks by ISIS, they would be best used to shore up the defense of Asad air base,” he said.

Ahmed Hamid, who heads the Anbar provincial council's security committee, said around 300 members of the security forces pulled out of the Heet training academy a few kilometers northwest of the city.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/10/13/Iraq-pulls-troops-from-ISIS-held-Heet.html

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ISIL terrorists detonate dressmaking factory in eastern Mosul

Oct 13, 2014

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant detonated the dressmaking factory in eastern Mosul .

Security source stated to IraqiNews.com “The terrorists detonated Bartla dressmaking factory on Saturday morning.”

“The explosion did not result in casualties because the factory was empty,” the source concluded. /End/

http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/isil-terrorists-detonate-dressmaking-factory-in-eastern-mosul/

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334 ‘reformed’ militants return to terror

Oct 13, 2014

A total of 334 Saudi militants have rejoined terrorist groups after they were released from prisons or passed out from Prince Mohammed bin Naif Counseling Center in Jeddah, an official source told Makkah newspaper.

As many as 1,696 individuals have benefited from the center’s 112 courses that encourage militants to mend their ways and become good citizens.

“Among the Guantanamo Bay returnees, 120 have benefited from the center’s programs,” said the source, adding that nearly 20 percent of them have returned back to militancy. The center’s courses include lessons in English, economics, history, politics, psychological and social matters, and art. “Inmates are allowed to read selected books,” the source said.

“Books of certain authors have been banned because of their extremist content,” he said.

Capacity building programs would enable the center’s graduates to lead a normal life, he added.

http://www.arabnews.com/featured/news/643556

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126 mosques to be razed for Madinah expansion

 Oct 13, 2014

MADINAH — Some 95 properties and 126 mosques will be demolished to carry out the expansion work of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, said director general of the Madinah branch of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments Dr. Muhammad Al-Amin Al-Khatri. Several of these buildings have been vacated while work is ongoing to vacate the others.

He said specialist committees have been formed to purchase other housing units which will be demolished within and outside the Central Area.

In July, the Council of Ministers approved a SR1.98 billion joint-stock company at the Madinah Municipality. The Headquarters Company for Development will promote developmental programs for remote and underdeveloped areas in Madinah and other areas which required development according to urban priority.

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20141013221038

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Bahrain calls for prompt end to Syria crisis

Oct 13, 2014

Manama: Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa has called for a prompt end to the current situation in Syria, and stressed the need to work out a comprehensive political solution that achieves reform and political pluralism there.

He warned that the continuity of the status quo in Syria would provide an environment that would attract terrorists from all over the world.

King Hamad, who on Sunday held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Sochi to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments, stressed the importance of an effective role by Russia in achieving reforms in Syria and in ensuring the right of all Syrians to build a secure and stable country.

Russia, a strong country with a strong leader, can play a pivotal role in overcoming the challenges facing the world, within the framework of international legitimacy, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) quoted King Hamad as saying.

Full report at:

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/bahrain-calls-for-prompt-end-to-syria-crisis-1.1397767

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India

 

NIA:  Burdwan Blast Accused Were Radicalised In Violent Jihadi Ideology in a Madrasa

Oct 13, 2014

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the Burdwan blast case, has said that the accused were radicalised in “violent jihadi ideology” in a madrasa and the agency had also identified a number of other key persons associated with them. The group allegedly belonged to Bangladesh-based Jamaat-e-Mujahideen Bangladesh, a banned terror outfit in the neighbouring country.

A joint interrogation team of officials of CID West Bengal, NIA and central intelligence agencies were interrogating the three arrested accused — Razia Bibi, Amina Bibi and Badrul Alam Molla. Shakil Ahmed, one of the main accused, died in the Burdwan house while assembling explosives.

An NIA statement said, “The NIA officers also visited the Simulia madrasa, located in Burdwan district, where the accused were radicalised in violent Jehadi ideology. NIA teams are camping in Burdwan, Kolkata, Nadia and Assam in connection with the investigation.”

Full report at:

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/burdwan-blast-accused-were-radicalised-in-madrasa/#sthash.8Nzpj9Ao.dpuf

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Hardly any Indian Muslim indulges in terrorism, Pranab Mukherjee says

PTI | Oct 13, 2014

OSLO: Asserting that the problem of terrorism in India was imported, President Pranab Mukherjee has said indigenous terrorist activity was "extremely negligible" with hardly any involvement of the 150 million Muslims of the country.

"Of course there may be one or two out of hundred fifty million but all of these are imported. These are coming from outside. Indigenous terrorist activity in India is extremely negligible and whenever such signs are visible we take appropriate steps," he said in interviews to the Norwegian media ahead of his two-day state visit to Norway.

Mukherjee said terrorism has no respect for religion or borders with no ideology or their only ideology is wanton destruction and total negation of human values.

"Nobody should say terrorism indulged by A is good and terrorism indulged by B is bad. Good terrorists, bad terrorists - these types of classification, to my mind, are meaningless," Mukherjee said.

The president said the country has been fortunate as hardly any among the 150 million Muslims -second largest population after Indonesia - indulges in terrorism.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Hardly-any-Indian-Muslim-indulges-in-terrorism-Pranab-Mukherjee-says/articleshow/44802414.cms

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Chats Reveal IM Man’s Career Dilemma: Syria, Afghanistan Or Nepal?

Written by Johnson T A | Bangalore

October 13, 2014

Transcripts of Internet chats between Indian Mujahideen members in Pakistan and India have revealed that a top operative, who allegedly heads a new terror outfit across the border now, faced a peculiar career choice over a year ago: join the jihadists in Syria, go to Afghanistan and fight for al-Qaeda, or move to Nepal and mastermind terror hits from there.

Abdul Khader Sultan Armar, 39, a native of Bhatkal in Karnataka, finally decided to stay on in Pakistan. The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which unearthed these chats, has now identified him as Maulana Abdul Rehman al-Nadwi al-Hindi, a cleric and leader of Ansar ul-Tawhid ul-Hind based in Pakistan’s northwest region, who last week took an oath of allegiance online to Islamic State’s self-proclaimed ‘Caliph’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The transcripts of chats between Sultan Armar, his brother Shafi Armar, key IM founder Riyaz Bhatkal, Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar between November 2012 and August 2013 also reveal evidence of a power tussle, and that Armar and others had begun to explore the possibility of breaking away from the Bhatkal brothers to forge new alliances.

Full report at:

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/chats-reveal-indian-mujahideen-mans-career-dilemma-syria-afghanistan-or-nepal/99/

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Out-of-court settlement not possible in Babri issue: AIMPLB

ATIQ KHAN

Oct 13, 2014

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is firm on its stand that an out-of-court settlement of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute is not possible as the issue is in the Supreme Court. It reiterated the stand following a meeting between the Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Jayendra Saraswati, and the AIMPLB executive member and Imam of Lucknow’s Aishbagh Idgah, Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali, on Saturday.

The Sankaracharya met Maulana Khalid Rasheed reportedly to seek his assistance in initiating a dialogue between Hindu and Muslim leaders for a possible out-of-court settlement.

Legal adviser to the Board Zafaryab Jilani said that since the case was in court, the possibility of holding talks did not exist.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/outofcourt-settlement-not-possible-in-babri-issue-aimplb/article6494779.ece

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Despite border tension, Indo-Pak friendship initiative continues

Yudhvir Rana,TNN | Oct 13, 2014

AMRITSAR: Even as tension continues on Indo-Pak border in Jammu & Kashmir, Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an Indo-Pak friendship initiative of Mission Bharatiyam and The Catalyst, has decided to hold Aman Chaupal (peace meetings) in border areas of Punjab.

Convener of Aaghaz-e-Dosti Ravi Nitesh told TOI on Sunday that they held their 10th Aman Chaupal in Delhi. Ravi said Aman Chaupal was an interactive session wherein someone from Pakistan interacts with students in a school or college. "The objective of Aman Chaupal is to counter stereotypes and misconceptions. It is to show the side of Pakistan that the media never shows," he said.

He said one of the factor for hatred and misunderstanding among people was lack of communication among them and lack of such real opportunities to know about each other. He said they would be holding similar Aman Chaupals in border areas of Punjab, inviting guests to interact with people and try to dispel myths about both the countries. "People need to know the cultural link between the two nations and how they can benefit if peace prevails on borders," he said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Despite-border-tension-Indo-Pak-friendship-initiative-continues/articleshow/44796316.cms

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India, Pak leaders must decide on attending Nobel peace prize ceremony: Pranab

AMIT BARUAH

Oct 13, 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee has said he would leave it to the leaders of India and Pakistan to decide whether they should attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway as suggested by joint winner Malala Yousafzai.

Ms. Yousafzai, a terror survivor and Pakistani citizen who currently lives in the United Kingdom, and Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 last week.

In an interview to a Norwegian newspaper, the President said, “I don’t want to make any comment which is on the verge of a political comment. Constitutionally, the Indian President is above day to day politics.”

“The day I decided to fight the Presidential election, I severed my connections of more than four and half decades with my party…So, what the leaders [of India and Pakistan] should do or not do, I leave it to them. I would not like to make any comment,” the visiting leader said.

Kashmir issue

In response to a question on Kashmir, the President said it was only through dialogue, talks and negotiations that this issue, and all other outstanding issues, could be resolved between India and Pakistan.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-pak-leaders-must-decide-on-attending-nobel-peace-prize-ceremony-pranab/article6496894.ece

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Pakistan

 

Give me ‘vote, note and support’ and I will bring revolution: Qadri

Oct 13, 2014

FAISLABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Prof Dr Tahirul Qadri on Sunday said give him vote, note (currency) and support and he would give the people revolution.

Addressing a mammoth rally, Qadri said that the current system favoured the corrupt only.

“My fault was that I gave a 10 point-agenda for the welfare of the poor in this country. My fault was that I announced to provide free education to all. My fault was that I announced to make a non-violent country. My fault was that I announced to provide basic necessities of life at half rates to the poor. My fault was that I talked of providing food and shelter to the poor”, said Qadri.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/13-Oct-2014/give-me-vote-note-and-support-and-i-will-bring-revolution-qadri

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Pakistan expresses concern over Indian aggression with US

Oct 13, 2014

WASHINGTON - Pakistan has conveyed its deep concern to the United States over the continued Indian aggression along the Kashmir Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region that has claimed a dozen lives and struck a blow to the South Asian peace prospects.

“The LoC ceasefire violations are a setback to Pakistani peace overtures”, Islamabad's Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani told a Pakistani TV news channel.

“We expected a positive response to our peace offer but what has now happened along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) contradicts what the new Indian government had indicated in terms of having a peaceful relationship with Pakistan for economic development of the region”, he said. Pakistan, he said, has taken up this matter of violations with the United Nations and in several world capitals.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/13-Oct-2014/pakistan-expresses-concern-over-indian-aggression-with-us

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‘Nation can’t afford yet another new Pakistan’: Jamaat-i-Islami

Oct 13, 2014

GUJRAT: Jamaat-i-Islami emir Siraj ul Haq says the nation cannot afford another ‘new Pakistan’ since it had already achieved the ‘objective’ twice; once in 1947 and then in 1971, adding only Islamic rule can make the country prosperous.

He was speaking to the participants of a donors conference organised by the local chapter of his party at Kharian late on Saturday.

Besides JI leaders Dr Tariq Salim, Dr Ihasullah and others, senior PPP leader and former information minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, former provincial finance Minister Tanveer Ashraf Kaira, PML-N MNA and federal parliamentary secretary for defence Jaafar Iqbal Fatta Bhand were also present.

Mr Haq vowed to launch a fresh movement to awake the nation, saying it was the time to liberate the poor from the clutches of feudal lords and a few ruling families. He said under the prevailing system it was ironical that the poor were being represented by the rich.

He said his was an Islamic, democratic and progressive party, adding that since he too belonged to the poor class of the country, he knew very well the miseries of the common men.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1137612/nation-cant-afford-yet-another-new-pakistan

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Attempt to free terrorists from Central Jail foiled

October 13, 2014

KARACHI: An attempt to free terrorists from the Central Jail was foiled by Rangers. Deputy Director General Rangers, Colonel Tahir told reporters that terrorists were digging a tunnel from a nearby house in Ghousia Colony to launch an attack and release prisoners from the jail.

Colonel Tahir said the attempt was foiled after Rangers received intelligence and several terrorists had been arrested. “The terrorists had dug 45 metres and were arrested with ten metres remaining.”

The Deputy DG Rangers informed media that the house was recently purchased by terrorists who were using the latest equipment to dig the tunnel. He added the target of the jailbreak was a barrack where terrorists from banned organsations are imprisoned.

The Deputy DG Rangers thanked people for their help in foiling this attempt.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-162412-Attempt-to-free-terrorists-from-Central-Jail-foiled

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ISIS crisis leaves Pakistani tradesmen in a slump

13 October 2014

A decade ago, Ziaullah Khan Afridi had only one truck to transport vegetables between Peshawar and Lahore. Following the Sept. 11 attacks, when U.S.-led NATO forces invaded Afghanistan and a supply line was opened from Karachi to Afghanistan, Afridi registered his truck and started supplying NATO goods.

“It was a very fruitful business,” said Afridi. “A single trip was more lucrative than the whole month’s income dealing in other business.” With the passage of time, Afridi gradually collected a small fleet of five trucks. “My business was going well but one day some unknown militants attacked my two trucks and damaged them massively; it was the day when my business started declining.” He spent a lot of money, he said, on repairing those trucks in the hope that his business would stabilize.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2014/10/13/ISIS-crisis-leaves-Pakistani-tradesmen-in-a-slump.html

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Border skirmishes impede pursuit for improved relations with India

Oct 13, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Following renewed cross-border skirmishes between Pakistani and Indian forces, senior Pakistani military and political leaders have underscored the need for an immediate de-escalation.

Pakistan says Indian troops are shelling areas across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region and a nearly 200-kilometer border called the “Working Boundary” that separates Pakistan’s Punjab from the Indian-occupied Kashmir. The shelling has killed nearly 22 people and dozens more have been injured, almost all civilians, over the past week in Pakistan and India, military officials in both countries said. Thousands have fled their homes. Pakistan and India declared a ceasefire along the LoC in 2003 and guns have been relatively silent since then. However, violent exchanges were again witnessed in recent days and both nuclear neighbours accused each other of violating the ceasefire.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/13-Oct-2014/border-skirmishes-impede-pursuit-for-improved-relations-with-india

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Faisalabad rejects so-called revolutionaries: Punjab government

October 13, 2014

LAHORE- People of Faisalabad have rejected so-called revolutionaries, Punjab government spokesman said while referring to Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) rally that held Sunday in the city.

Zaeem Qadri, the Punjab government’s spokesman, said the PAT claims of gathering hundreds of thousands of people in a small ground having capacity for only 15,000 people is nothing more than a show-off. He said that Faisalabad was still a stronghold of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

http://nation.com.pk/national/13-Oct-2014/faisalabad-rejects-so-called-revolutionaries-punjab-government

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PM vows to defeat anti-govt conspiracies

October 13, 2014

LAHORE - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday vowed to defeat the conspiracies to destabilise the government and democracy with the backing of the people and reiterated that the government will continue to concentrate its attention to resolve crisis facing the country including loadshedding.

Talking to Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif here, the Prime Minister said that the people of Pakistan are with the government and democracy and the government would not leave them alone at the mercy of the vested interests.

During the meeting, overall political situation in the country, unfortunate tragedy after the PTI public meeting in Multan, compensation to flood affectees and security arrangements during Muharram came under detailed review.

The Prime Minister asked the Chief Minister to rehabilitate the flood affectees on priority basis and ensure foolproof security arrangements in Lahore and other cities during Muharram ul Haram.

Full report at:

http://nation.com.pk/lahore/13-Oct-2014/pm-vows-to-defeat-anti-govt-conspiracies

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Mideast

 

ISIS advance on Syria town halted by Kurds; Turkey to train 4,000 fighters

Oct 13, 2014

Kurdish fighters have been able to halt the advance of the Islamic State or ISIS extremist group in the Syrian border town of Kobani, where the US-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes for more than two weeks, activists said Sunday.

The coalition, which is targeting the militants in and around Kobani, conducted at least two airstrikes Sunday on the town, according to an Associated Press journalist and activists. The US Central Command said warplanes from the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates conducted four airstrikes in Syria on Saturday and Sunday, including three in Kobani that destroyed an ISIS fighting position and staging area.The strikes, aimed at rolling back the militants’ gains, appear to have done little to blunt their assault on Kobani and nearby villages.

Full report at:

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/middle-east-africa/isis-advance-on-syria-town-halted-by-kurds-turkey-to-train-4000-fighters/#sthash.6zfzExYR.dpuf

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'Kurds were tortured while you were dining with al-Assad,' PYD leader tells Ankara

Oct 13, 2014

Kurds will not fight in Syria on Turkey’s behalf against Bashar al-Assad, Democratic Union Party (PYD) leader Salih Muslim has said, demanding anti-tank weapons to help save Kobane. 

“We have been in a fight against this [Bashar al-Assad] regime since 2004,” Muslim told daily Hürriyet in his Brussels office. “We were being tortured in intelligence basements while you were [dining with them] in Aleppo, Damascus and Ankara. Now you are saying we should ‘do this and that to the regime.’ We have a policy. We have repelled and fired them from our areas. Do you want us to fight against them in Damascus and be a soldier there instead of you? We will not do that. We have stopped being soldiers for others, which Kurds have done throughout history.”

Full report at:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/kurds-were-tortured-while-you-were-dining-with-al-assad-pyd-leader-tells-ankara.aspx?pageID=238&nID=72880&NewsCatID=352

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Student of prestigious Bosphorus University killed while fighting ISIL in Kobane

Oct 13, 2014

A student of the prestigious Bosphorus University has been killed while fighting alongside Kurdish forces against militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, which has been besieged by the jihadists for nearly a month.

Sociology student Nejat Ağırnaslı, who is also the grandson of Niyazi Ağırnaslı, the lawyer for Deniz Gezmiş and other leftist student leaders who were executed after the 1971 military coup, had recently joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the powerful Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).

Like Ağırnaslı, hundreds of Turks and Turkish Kurds have joined the fight against ISIL, which has dispatched heavy weaponry to capture the town on the Turkish-Syrian border.

It is unclear when exactly Ağrınaslı went to Kobane. His father, Hikmet Cur, confirmed that his son had been killed, saluting his choice to participate in the fight. “I lost my son, my comrade, my Nejat. Although he had a very bright future, he chose revolutionary solidarity. He kept his promise,” Cur said.

Ağırnaslı had been detained for a short period of time during raids in the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) case in 2011.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/student-of-prestigious-bosphorus-university-killed-while-fighting-isil-in-kobane.aspx?pageID=238&nID=72892&NewsCatID=352

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Palestinians, Israeli occupation clash at Jerusalem flashpoint

Oct 13, 2014

Israeli police clashed with young Palestinian protesters on Monday demonstrating against Jews visiting the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, a spokeswoman said.

The clash after morning prayers came as demonstrators protested Orthodox Jews going to the esplanade, which is holy to both Islam and Judaism.

On Wednesday there were similar clashes as youths threw stones and fired flares at police after Jewish visitors ascended to the compound on the eve of the week-long holiday of Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said that on Monday, youths again threw stones and incendiary objects at security forces and set up makeshift barricades.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/112947/World/Region/Palestinians,-Israeli-occupation-clash-at-Jerusale.aspx

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Iran Condemns Terrorist Blasts in Iraq, Blames Powers' Wrong Policies

Oct 13, 2014

 The Iranian foreign ministry deplored the Saturday terrorist attacks in Iraq, and blamed the world powers for their wrong anti-terrorism.

In a statement on Sunday, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned the string of attacks in Baghdad, and expressed sympathy for the bereaved families of the victims.

She expressed the hope that the Iraqi people and government can overcome the inhumane phenomenon of terrorism in light of unity and solidarity and by relying on national capacities.

Afkham took the world powers' wrong anti-terrorism policies and their continued instrumental use of terrorism responsible for the growth of terrorist groups in Iraq and the region.

At least 45 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad and its rural outskirts on Saturday.

In West Baghdad, 34 people were killed by three car bombs in Shi'ite neighborhoods on Saturday evening, police and medical officials said.

Full report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930720000423

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North America

 

Canada to focus on Indian role in Afghanistan, West Asia

SUHASINI HAIDAR

Oct 13, 2014

India’s role in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria will be a key focus as Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird arrives on Monday to chair the 2nd Indo-Canadian Strategic dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday.

Mr. Baird, who is travelling to India days after the Canadian parliament endorsed helping the U.S. with strikes on IS targets, called fighting terrorism the “biggest test of our generation.”

Mr. Baird will speak to Ms. Swaraj about helping with security in Afghanistan, months after Canada pulled its forces from the ISAF.

During the talks, India and Canada will discuss nuclear energy, space cooperation as well as the CEPA agreement (economic partnership agreement) that has been in a logjam despite negotiations since 2008.High-profile visitMr. Baird’s five-day trip marks another high-profile reach-out to the new government by a western country. As the U.S., Canada had a visa ban against Prime Minister Narendra Modi according to its law on immigration and refugee protection, but had started to reverse its policy in 2011. The former Canadian High Commissioner Stewart Beck had reopened ties with Gujarat, with Canadian trade delegations regularly participating in investor summits.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/canada-to-focus-on-indian-role-in-afghanistan-west-asia/article6494780.ece

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US says Turkey okays use of bases against militants

Oct 13, 2014

WASHINGTON: Turkey has granted the United States access to its air bases for the campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group, including a key installation near the Syrian border, a senior US defence official said.

“Details of usage are still being worked out,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

In southern Turkey, US crews have long operated out of Incirlik Air Base and about 1,500 airmen are stationed there.

US aircraft bombing IS militants in Iraq are reportedly flying out of al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, Ali al-Salem Air Base in Kuwait and al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar, which is also home to a vital US air combat command center for the region.

At the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) in Qatar, US officers oversee airspace authority, air defences and electronic warfare in 20 regional countries. The Qatar air base, with a 15,000-foot runway and a significant supply of munitions, is a crucial logistical hub.

US F-16 fighter jets also have been stationed in Jordan since last year and the Pentagon has basing agreements with Oman. In addition, the US military can use a base in Diego Garcia for B-52, B-1 and B-2 flights.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1137690/us-says-turkey-okays-use-of-bases-against-militants

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Anti-ISIS coalition to meet in Washington

12 October 2014

A meeting that is set to begin in Washington on Monday will bring together the top military commanders from 20 countries that are part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group.

The summit will be hosted by top-ranking U.S. military officer Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, from Oct. 13 to 14, according to a U.S. military official quoted by Foreign Policy magazine.

The U.S.-led coalition has so far carried out more than 350 strikes against ISIS since U.S. President Barack Obama first ordered military operations against the group in August.

While the White House says it will not allow U.S. troops to be dragged into another ground war in Iraq, Dempsey suggested in an interview broadcast on Sunday that U.S. troops would probably need to play a bigger role alongside Iraqi forces on the ground in future, according to Reuters.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/10/12/Anti-ISIS-coalition-to-meet-in-Washington.html

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Saudi Scholarship students told to stay away from IS

Oct 13, 2014

Saudi Cultural Attaché in the United States Mohammed Eissa warned students against drifting toward any misleading calls and ideologies, referring specifically to those by IS and other extremist groups.

Speaking during the 37th meeting of the heads of Saudi Student Associations at American universities, Eissa stressed the importance of staying away from any misleading calls for involvement in strife-torn areas, noting that the mission has complete confidence in the extent of awareness among Saudi scholarship students.

“Saudi authorities do not tolerate this issue, and the cultural mission also does not accept extremist, racial, ethnic, or sectarian behaviour among students,” he said. Eissa confirmed that anyone who exhibits racist tendencies toward fellow students will have their scholarship suspended by the mission.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/643521

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Kerry: Iraqis will have to fight ISIS to win back country

13 October 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it was ultimately up to Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group advancing in Iraq despite U.S.-led airstrikes.

"Over time we believe that the strategy will build, the capacity will build, Daesh will become more isolated," he said, referring to ISIS militants by its acronym in Arabic.

"But ultimately it is Iraqis who will have to take back Iraq. It is Iraqis in Anbar who will have to fight for Anbar."

Kerry also called the ISIS offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobane a "tragedy", despite weeks of U.S.-led air strikes.

But he stressed that the Syrian-Kurdish city, under siege from Islamic militants, was "just one community" and it "does not define the strategy of the coalition with respect to Daesh".

U.N. officials have warned of a possible massacre in Kobane, if the militants capture the city which they have been attacking for the past three weeks.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/10/13/Kerry-Iraqis-will-have-to-fight-ISIS-to-win-back-country-.html

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Africa

 

Sudanese expresses awe at Madinah’s tranquility

Oct 13, 2014

A Sudanese pilgrim has expressed his awe of the peaceful tranquility surrounding the Prophet’s Mosque.

“I feel a deep sense of peace and tranquility while inside the Prophet’s Mosque; I wish I could stay here longer,” Abul Qasim Hammad told Arab News on Monday.

“God has blessed me with an opportunity to perform Haj and visit the holy sites and the Prophet’s Mosque, greet the Prophet (peace be upon him) and visit other locations associated with the early history of Islam,” the pilgrim added.

He said this was his first visit to the Kingdom and that he had been anxiously awaiting the pilgrimage for a long time.

He lauded the Saudi authorities for the vast facilities made available for pilgrims, in addition to the warm welcome they are given at the airport and the speedy completion of immigration formalities.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/643491

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Somali car bomb attack toll rises to 13: president

Oct 13, 2014

MOGADISHU: Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Monday that a car bomb which killed at least 13 people the day before was an act of "desperation" by Shebab insurgents.

The attack took place on Sunday evening on a busy road leading to the government district, outside a popular cafe.

"It shows the desperation of Al-Shebab because they are only hurting innocent civilians," Mohamud said in a statement, updating an initial toll after the blast of four.

In addition, 18 others were wounded, some of them seriously, Mohamud added.

Witnesses said the blast could be heard several streets away.

"I saw charred bodies, I don´t know who was targeted but the explosion was very strong and the site was destroyed," said witness Ahmed Yusuf.

The Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents have not claimed responsibility for the attack, but the fighters have stepped up guerrilla attacks in the capital and elsewhere in the country after being chased from key cities by African Union-led troops.

The bombing also came a week after the Shebab were pushed out of Barawe, the last major port in Somalia that was held by the group and a key source of revenue for the militia.

Somalia has been riven by civil war since 1991.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-162400-Somali-car-bomb-attack-toll-rises-to-13:-president

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Europe

 

UN's Ban slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

Oct 13, 2014

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned Israeli settlement building and warned against "provocations" at Jerusalem's holy sites, calling for renewed peace talks to avoid further conflict with the Palestinians.

Ban was in the West Bank city of Ramallah where he met Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah, a day after a Cairo conference at which international donors pledged $5.4 billion (4.3 billion euros) to rebuild the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

"The amount that has been committed, pledged by the international community, is quite encouraging," Ban said at a joint news conference with Hamdallah.

The funds would go towards the "urgently needed" reconstruction of infrastructure and homes, he said of an "unprecedented" level of destruction in Gaza where nearly 2,200 Palestinians were killed in the 50-day war in July and August.

On the Israeli side, 73 people were killed, mostly soldiers.        

But "while rebuilding is important, we must tackle the root causes of instability," Ban said.

"I once again strongly condemn the continued settlement activity by Israel," the UN chief said, echoing international condemnation of plans for new settler homes on occupied Palestinian territory.

Full report at:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/uns-ban-slams-israel-settlements-urges-peace-talks.aspx?pageID=238&nID=72898&NewsCatID=359

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Ex-UK minister Lady Warsi urges MPs to recognize Palestine

Oct 13, 2014

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a former British minister who resigned over London’s refusal to take a tougher line on Israel in the most recent Gaza war, is urging MPs to recognize the state of Palestine in a potentially historic vote on Monday

“There is a lack of political will and our moral compass is missing,” Warsi told the Observer newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.

“There are no negotiations; there is no show in town. Somehow we have to breathe new life into these negotiations and one of the ways we can do that is by recognizing the state of Palestine,” she said.

On Monday, the House of Commons will debate a motion to recognize Palestinian statehood. It comes only a week after Sweden’s new prime minister said his government would recognize Palestine.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/10/12/Ex-UK-minister-Lady-Warsi-urges-MPs-to-recognize-Palestine.html

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PM: UK Palestine vote will not change policy

13 October 2014

British foreign policy towards Palestine will not change, even if lawmakers on Monday vote in favor of a motion stating that the government should recognize it as a state, Prime Minister David Cameron’s official spokesman told reporters.

Britain does not class Palestine as a state, but says it could do so at any time if it believed it would help the long-running peace process between the Palestinians and Israel.

“I’ve been pretty clear about the government’s position and it won’t be changing,” Cameron’s spokesman said ahead of a debate due to take place later in the day. He said Cameron would abstain in the vote along with other government ministers.

The motion due for debate in Britain’s lower house of parliament, put forward by a lawmaker from the opposition Labor party, will ask parliamentarians whether they believe the government should recognize the state of Palestine.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/10/13/Britain-to-hold-symbolic-vote-on-Palestine-status.html

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U.N.’s ban says ‘provocations’ at Jerusalem holy sites must stop

13 October 2014

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday slammed “provocations” at Jerusalem’s holy sites, hours after Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters in an atmosphere of high tension in the Holy City, Agence France-Presse reported.

“I am... deeply concerned by repeated provocations at the holy sites in Jerusalem. These only inflame tensions and must stop,” he said at a joint news conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah.

Israeli police clashed with young Palestinian protesters demonstrating against Jews visiting the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site, a spokeswoman said.

The clash after morning prayers came as demonstrators protested Orthodox Jews going to the esplanade, which is holy to both Islam and Judaism.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/10/13/Palestinians-police-clash-at-Jerusalem-flashpoint-.html

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300 masterpieces from French museums set for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Oct 13, 2014

ABU DHABI: Masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh will be among 300 works displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the emirate said Sunday.

The museum, built at a cost of 500 million euros ($630 million) and set to open in December 2015, will feature paintings and sculptures from 13 of France’s most renowned collections spanning from pre-Bronze Age to Pop Art, it said in a statement.

“This will be the first time many of these works will travel to Abu Dhabi or even the Middle East, and are a rare opportunity to see important art from French museums,” said Sultan bin Tahnoon Al-Nahyan, chairman of the organization behind the project.

The loaned works include da Vinci’s Portrait of an Unknown Woman, Claude Monet’s Saint Lazare Station and Andy Warhol’s Big Electric Chair, as well as ancient statues, vases and masks from across Asia and Africa.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/middle-east/news/643331

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Fight against IS to top agenda of German minister’s talks with Saudi Arab

Oct 13, 2014

Turmoil across the Middle East, with special reference to the fight against terror groups such as the Islamic State (IS), will top the agenda of talks between Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defence, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Monday.

Steinmeier arrived in Jeddah Sunday evening.

“Steinmeier will hold talks with Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal on a range of bilateral and regional issues during his two-day visit to the Kingdom,” said Michael Ohnmacht, deputy head of the German mission.

German Ambassador Boris Ruge and Ohnmacht are currently camping in Jeddah to welcome their foreign minister. The visit is intended to develop and strengthen relations between the two countries.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/643511

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Isil hostage Peter Kassig 'is now devout Muslim who prays five times a day', says ex-captive

Oct 13, 2014

The Western hostage next in line to be murdered by Islamic State extremists is now a devout Muslim who prays five times a day and fasts twice a week, despite being starved by his captors.

Peter Kassig, 26, who has changed his name to Abdul Rahman, is one of a number of Western prisoners to have converted to Islam whilst being held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Syria, according to Nicolas Henin, a former cellmate.

Mr Henin, 39, a French freelance journalist spent four of the months he was held captive sharing a cell with Mr Kassig, an American aid worker, and British journalist John Cantlie.

He was also imprisoned alongside Alan Henning, David Haines, Steven Sotloff and James Foley, the western charity workers and journalists who have all since been slaughtered by their captors on film, in a pitiless propaganda campaign against the West.

Speaking just days after Mr Kassig was paraded on camera by Isil – wearing a Guantánamo Bay era orange jump suit – and named as the next Westerner to be killed, Mr Henin, who was released in April this year under a deal secured by the French government, revealed intimate details of their lives as hostages.

Full report at:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11149947/Isil-hostage-Peter-Kassig-is-now-devout-Muslim-who-prays-five-times-a-day-says-ex-captive.html

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Russian Deputy FM: Cooperation with Syrian Gov't Needed to Battle ISIL

Oct 13, 2014

The success of the US-led coalition’s campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group depends on its willingness to cooperate with the Syrian government, Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikhail Bogdanov said Sunday.

"How is it possible to fight against terrorism in a country, when the leadership of that country wishes to fight, but (US and its allies) do not recognize its sovereignty? There is a need for clear understanding of what a sovereign state is, and cooperation with this country’s government, like this is done in Iraq," Bogdanov said, adding that "there should be no double standards", RIA Novosti reported.

Full report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930720001275

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South Asia

 

Dhaka closely monitoring ISIL development

Oct 13, 2014

The Foreign Ministry is closely monitoring the evolving situation in Syria and Iraq where the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is creating anarchy.

“Terrorism and extreme violence are sensitive issues for Bangladesh and we are closely monitoring the activities of the ISIL,” said a Foreign Ministry official.

The ministry discussed the issue in details in a meeting held yesterday, which was attended by senior officials.

Another ministry official said a stance on the issue was yet to be taken, adding: “We will take a stance after analysing all the aspects as the situation is changing very fast in the Middle East.”

He said Bangladesh supports territorial integrity and stability of both Syria and Iraq.

“Bangladesh will engage in the issue if any resolution is adopted at the United Nations. Without UN backing and endorsement, we will not support any action,” he added.

Meanwhile, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam on September 25 attended a high-level UN Security Council summit chaired by US President Barack Obama. A resolution was adopted against foreign fighters and their financing at the conference.

A Foreign Ministry official said the UNSC resolution was binding for all the member countries and Bangladesh would do whatever necessary to implement it.

http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2014/oct/13/dhaka-closely-monitoring-isil-development#sthash.mum3jhoE.dpuf

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Afghan guard who stopped suicide bomber with bare hands

Oct 13 2014

Known only as ”Rambo”, an Afghan gate guard at Camp Phoenix in Kabul gained notoriety when he prevented, with his bare hands, a potentially devastating suicide attack on the base he was protecting.

He saved countless lives by stopping a suicide bomber with his bare hands at an international military base in Kabul and received several accolades for his bravery, including a signed picture from the actor Sylvester Stallone.

“My name is Rambo and I guard the front gate at Camp Phoenix. I’ve done this job for over 13 years now. Even before the coalition arrived here, I was working in this same spot for 15 years as a guard,” said Rambo.

He said, “When they arrived and built a base here, they asked me if I wanted to continue working as a guard. They told me that they would be giving me a rifle but I didn’t accept it. I have a knife and some other small weapons which I carry. As you know this is Afghanistan and tension can arise between people, especially in this role.”3Rambo prefers not to carry weapons and instead just carry a bat for his self defense. “Sometimes you can become angry over small things. So for this reason I prefer to just carry my bat for my self defence,” he said.

Full report at:

http://www.khaama.com/the-real-rambo-afghan-guard-who-stopped-suicide-bomber-with-bare-hands-8801

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Second blast in Kabul leaves at least 22 people injured

By KHAAMA PRESS - Mon Oct 13 2014

At least 22 people were injured following an explosion in Qarabagh district of Kabul on Monday, local officials said.

The incident took place around 9:30 am local time following an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in a crowded market.

District administrative chief, Abdul Sami Sharifi, said the IED was planted near a mosque and an investigation has been launched regarding the incident.

No group inlcuding the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive device (EID) as the weapon of their choice to target Afghan and coalition security forces.

This comes as at least one person was killed and three others were injured following a suicide attack in Pul-e-Charkhi area early Monday morning.

http://www.khaama.com/second-blast-in-kabul-leaves-at-least-22-people-injured-8800

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HRW to Bangladesh: Don't lower marriage age

Oct 13, 2014

Human Rights Watch has urged the government of Bangladesh not to lower the minimum age for girls' marriage.

Asking the government to comply with international prohibitions against child marriage, it said the Bangladeshi government should set 18 as the minimum age for marriage.

The international rights watchdog issued a press release on Sunday.

They made the urge following the recent media reports that indicated that prime minister’s cabinet has been considering a revision to the law to make 16 the minimum age of marriage for girls while the minimum age for men would be 18.

The proposed revisions would reverse stated government aims to reduce child marriage among girls, Human Rights Watch said.

“Setting the age of marriage for girls in Bangladesh at 16 would be a terrible step in the wrong direction,” said Liesl Gerntholtz, women’s rights director at Human Rights Watch. “The rate of child marriage in Bangladesh is already off the charts. The new law should set the minimum age of marriage at 18 for both women and men and put the best interests of children at the centre of all of its provisions.”

Full report at:

http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2014/oct/13/hrw-dont-lower-marriage-age#sthash.Z7i2571x.dpuf

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Southeast Asia

 

No confirmation on how many Malaysians killed fighting for Islamic State

OCTOBER 13, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — The Syrian authorities and Islamic State militant group (IS) have not confirmed the identities and number of Malaysians injured and killed when participating in militant activities, says Home Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

He said although the ministry had the information from intelligence sources, it was not confirmed by the Syrian authorities and IS.

“We did not make any contact with them but I am sure of the information I have in my hand... nevertheless, I will not read (the information) to all. We know who they are, who died and so on... we know.

“As we do not have official confirmation from the parties in conflict, we cannot make any official announcement,” he told reporters when met at the Parliament lobby here today.

He was commenting on a former student of Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor, Syamimi Faiqah who was reported to have gone to Syria on October 4, allegedly to join IS.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/number-of-malaysian-militants-killed-injured-unconfirmed#sthash.72wbUrK7.dpuf

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Treat sedition suspects as guilty until proven innocent, Umno MP says

Oct 13, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Individuals charged under the Sedition Act 1948 must be made to prove their own innocence, an Umno lawmaker said today when calling for the colonial-era law be made stricter.

In making his suggestion to shift the burden of proof, Tanjong Karang MP Datuk Seri Noh Omar said the nation’s peace was of greater importance than an individual’s civil liberties and legal rights.

“The burden of proof should be on the person who’s charged,” Noh Omar said during the debate of Budget 2015 in Parliament here today.

Under the existing legal system, accused individuals are presumed innocent until proven otherwise, and the onus is on the prosecution to prove a person’s guilt. This presumption is also a fundamental human right.

Full report at:

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/treat-sedition-suspects-as-guilty-until-proven-innocent-umno-mp-says#sthash.9qpGYiwo.dpuf

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Suspected Member of Santoso Terror Network Arrested in W. Sulawesi

Oct 13, 2014

Jakarta. The National Police’s anti-terror unit Densus 88 on Monday arrested an alleged member of Santoso’s terror network in North Mamuju, West Sulawesi.

“Densus 88 has just arrested a resident who is strongly suspected of being involved in a terror network,” Adj. Sr. Comr. Herman E.W. Simbolon, the chief of North Mamuju Police, said as quoted by state-run Antara news agency on Sunday.

R.D. was arrested by Densus 88 officers right after he finished praying in a mosque near his house on Sunday afternoon. He was taken to Central Sulawesi for questioning. Some evidence was seized, including books about jihad and terror attacks, as well as a dagger.

Santoso is Indonesia’s most-wanted terror fugitive.

Herman refused to say whether the arrest of R.D. had anything to do with the Islamic State terror group active in Iraq and Syria, saying that such questions should be addressed to Densus 88.

Ilham Amran, a neighborhood unit (RT) chief in Pasangkayu subdistrict, said that R.D. was a reserved person who hardly communicated with his neighbors.

“Usually after praying at the mosque, he directly went home,” Ilham said.

http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/suspected-member-santoso-terror-network-arrested-w-sulawesi/

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