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Not satisfied with present ‘mild’ level of Jihadist violence, Pakistan religious body wants to include Quran’s 484 Jihad verses in syllabus for the Muslim youth
















Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani is the CII chairman. He is not satisfied with the present ‘mild’ level of Jihadist violence and so wants Pakistan’s religious body to include Quran’s 484 Jihad verses in syllabus for the Muslim youth to incite them to further violence and qital in the name of Islam.

 Image Credit: Council of Islamic Ideology Facebook

 

Teach Civilisation Studies Instead Of Religious Dogma, Says Islamic Think Tank

World's No 2 Film Industry Loses Battle against Muslim Clerics

California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

Reports Indicate Zakir Naik’s Speeches Inspired Some Terrorists: Government

Pope Francis: Capitalism is 'Terrorism against All of Humanity'

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Pakistan


Not satisfied with present ‘mild’ level of Jihadist violence, Pakistan religious body wants to include Quran’s 484 Jihad verses in syllabus for the Muslim youth


‘650 Pakistanis Fighting In Conflict Zones of Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan

Efforts To Focus On Countering Religion-Based Polio Vaccination Refusals

KP govt repeals Musharraf’s Police Order

PoK Administration says China backed CPEC projects only to favour Chinese firms

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Southeast Asia

Teach Civilisation Studies Instead Of Religious Dogma, Says Islamic Think Tank

Indonesia Urged To Tap Islamic Economy Potential

Indonesia, Malaysia Develop Islamic Capital Market

Indonesia to assist Sri Lanka in combating radicalism, extremism, terrorism

Islamic wealth management a new growth area for M’sia

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Africa

World's No 2 Film Industry Loses Battle against Muslim Clerics

Libya Troops Battle for Control Of Sirte

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North America

California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

Obama Says Supporting Libya's Fight with Islamic State Is In U.S. Interest

Even in fractured land, there's much unity

Experts Say Trump's Muslim Ban Would Cripple Immigration System

179 Killed by NYPD Cops in 15 years, Only 3 Indicted, One convicted

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India

Reports Indicate Zakir Naik’s Speeches Inspired Some Terrorists: Government

Hindu Outfit Raids Mangalore School on Suspicion of Islamic Fundamentalism

Cow Death Rumour Sparks Communal Tension, 4 Held in Madhya Pradesh

Govt seeks Haj quota hike

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Europe

Pope Francis: Capitalism is 'Terrorism against All of Humanity'

Archbishop Warns Europe Migration Crisis Fuelled by Muslims’ ‘Will to Conquer’

Could Russia Play Turkey Off Against the West?

Russian Media Release Images of Pilots' Mutilators

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Arab World

Iraq's Hashd Al-Sha'abi Seize Bomb-Making Workshop in Khalediya Island

50km of Southern Mosul Highway Purged of ISIL Terrorists

Judiciary Chief: Iran Wants Human Rights Talks with Europe

Iran Blasts UN for Removing S. Arabia's Name from Blacklist as Betraying Yemeni Children

Syrian Army, Russian Warplanes Repel Terrorists' Attacks in Southwestern Aleppo

Senior ISIL Commander Killed in Failed Attacks on Army Positions in Deir Ezzur

Syrian Democratic Forces Take Control of 80 Percent of Manbij

Terrorists Fail to Break through Syrian Army Positions near Al-Zara Power Plant

Thousands of Yemenis Show Support for Ansarullah Alliance in Sana’a

ISIL's Tanks, Armoured Vehicles Destroyed in Army Attacks in Deir Ezzur

Briton and Slovenian Killed Fighting ISIL in Syria

Terrorists' Positions Blown up by Syrian Army in Dara'a

A gloomy Egypt sees its international influence wither away

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Mideast

Erdoğan Pledges to Account for Not Showing Real Face of Gülenists on Time

Coup Plotters Are Not Kemalists: PM Yıldırım

West stands by coup, terrorists: President Erdoğan

Why did you turn a blind eye to Gülen until failed coup attempt, Kılıçdaroğlu asks AKP

Gülenist prosecutor’s confession a sigh of relief for former top Turkish soldier

Turkish pilot admits to bombarding parliament during failed coup attempt

Intel chief can’t say why he failed to answer on coup night: Turkish PM

More than 100 suspended from Turkish Football Federation over failed coup attempt

Turkey, Europe in fresh migrant deal, visa row

Dink murder suspect gendarmerie sergeant arrested on murder, FETÖ charges

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South Asia

Key Taliban leaders among 27 killed in Badakhshan clearing ops

13 ISIS Militants Killed In Nangarhar Airstrikes, MoD Claims

Obama’s inactions in Afghanistan are actions

Taliban shadow governor and war commander killed in Helmand

Taliban’s deputy intelligence chief arrested in Balkh province

3 soldiers, 2 civilians wounded in Herat city explosion

Afghan forces to receive 1,673 Humvees under new $356m contract

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Not satisfied with present ‘mild’ level of Jihadist violence, Pakistan religious body wants to include Quran’s 484 Jihad verses in syllabus for the Muslim youth


Wed, 3 Aug 2016


Pakistan's government had presented a draft of proposed curriculum before the Council of Islamic Ideology to suggest measures for implementation of Islam in the country

An Islamic religious body in Pakistan on Wednesday demanded the government to include Quranic verses about importance of jihad in the proposed school curriculum.

The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) raised serious concerns over not including verses about jihad in the proposed syllabi for public educational institutions. The CII chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani said that that the Federal Education and Professional Training Ministry should include the verses about importance of jihad in curriculum.

The council also asked the four provinces to make the teaching of the Holy Quran as a compulsory subject from grade one to 12. The issues of verses about jihad and teaching of Quran was raised when the government presented a draft of proposed curriculum before the CII, which is constitutional body, to suggest measures for implementation of Islam in the country.

According to CII sources the members of the religious body were not happy to leave an important topic like jihad out of teaching course being set for students. "484 verses of jihad are mentioned in the Quran, but they were deliberately not included in the syllabus so students could not be taught about it," CII member Maulana Zahid Qasmi told media. "I personally conveyed my reservation over the proposed draft," he said.

dnaindia.com/world/report-pakistan-religious-body-wants-to-include-jihad-verses-in-syllabus-2240634

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Teach Civilisation Studies Instead Of Religious Dogma, Says Islamic Think Tank

Wednesday August 3, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — Educating students about different civilisations is more beneficial than teaching them religious doctrines as proposed in the “Interfaith Understanding” subject mooted for public schools, said the Islamic and Strategic Studies Institute (ISSI) today.

ISSI chief executive Dr Amran Muhammad said such an approach would teach students to embrace diversity “without insecurity and awkwardness, or culture shock”, compared to the subject proposed by the Committee to Promote Interfaith Understanding and Harmony (JKMPKA).

“We believe that a subject such as ‘Interfaith understanding’ must be presented within a broader civilisational context so as to highlight the pivotal points and achievements that were attained by many great civilisations due to the teachings of the religions from whose bosoms their civilisations were born,” he said in a statement.

“There is a dangerous pitfall to the doctrinal and dogmatic approach when it is implemented without wisdom, resulting in a compounded misunderstanding and confusion that could make everyone feels uncomfortable,” he added.

He said a subject on understanding civilisations could employ a combination of historical perspectives, critical thinking, cultural analyses and religious worldviews to encourage deeper appreciation and understanding of religions.

Amran further suggested that the subject could be a revamp of the existing Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation (TITAS) course in universities, saying teachers and trainers familiar with the subject could be adapted to his proposal.

“In view of the growing dissatisfaction with TITAS, its content should be improved through the introduction of global and contemporary themes such as those that deal with the threat of extremism and terrorism, which incidentally, is linked to the Islamic religion and civilisation, along with its adherents,” he said.

On Sunday, JKMPKA chairman Datuk Azman Amin Hassan had in a forum said there was a need for the creation of an “Interfaith Understanding” subject in schools and that the department will be suggesting it in a meeting with the Education Ministry.

Azman said a study conducted by the National Unity and Integration Department had shown many Malaysian individuals lacked knowledge and understanding of faiths other than their own.

themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/teach-civilisation-studies-instead-of-religious-dogma-says-islamic-think-ta

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World's No 2 film industry loses battle against Muslim clerics

August 3, 2016, Wednesday

An influential group of Muslim clerics in the northern Nigerian state of Kano state has blocked the construction of a cinema centre for fear that it could encourage immorality and tarnish the image of Islam.

The cinema centre estimated at about $10 million dollars was programmed to be built on a 20 hectares space in the outskirts of the ancient city of Kano but the Muslim community in Kano kicked against the idea forcing the government to block the project.

“We do not want it, we do not need it. We will continue to encourage people to revolt against this cinema centre,” one of the Kano campaign leader, Abdullahi Usman Gadon-Kaya said.

Movies produced in Kano represent 40 percent of Nigeria’s total film production. But movies produced here respect Muslim values.

According to the Nigerian Film Corporation, blocking the project is a big loss for Nigeria’s economy as close to 10,000 employment opportunities were expected to have been created.

“It was an opportunity to offer employment opportunities to our youth, who turn to the drugs due to idleness” a film critic, Mudan Saidu said.

A 2010 world bank report estimates that Nigeria’s film industry contributes close to one billion dollars to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

africanews.com/2016/08/02/kano-muslims-lobbying-block-construction-of-cinema-centre/

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California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016

The California State Assembly voted Monday to pass a resolution that officially recognizes August 2016 as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.

The resolution comes at a time of increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, according to a recent civil rights report compiled by the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

HR-59, introduced by California Assemblymember Bill Quirk in June after Quirk was approached by a community activist on the issue, was officially passed Aug. 1 with bipartisan support.

"Muslim Americans have made contributions to education, science, entertainment and medicine both nationally and globally," Quirk told NBC News in an email. "Unfortunately, the Muslim community has been, and continues to be, the target of harassment, discrimination and assaults."

He added, "It is appropriate to acknowledge and promote awareness of the myriad invaluable contributions of Muslim Americans in California and across the country, and extend to them the respect and camaraderie every American deserves."

CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director Basim Elkarra told NBC News that the passing of the resolution represented a day of hope for the Muslim-American community. He explained that Muslims contribute greatly to the diversity of the nation and the state, carrying various key roles throughout the state of California as engineers, doctors, law enforcement officials, and more.

"Muslims participate in every facet of life in California and for them to be appreciated for their contributions ... it's very hopeful for the community when the community is under siege in this election cycle," Elkarra said.

Earlier this week, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested that Ghazala Khan, the mother of a U.S. Army captain who was killed in Iraq, did not speak on stage at the Democratic National Convention because "maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say." In response, Muslim-American women on Twitter began using the hashtag #CanYouHearUsNow to challenge stereotypes and anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Trump has since responded, posting to Twitter on Monday, "Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same - Nice!"

At the Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month Celebration in Sacramento, California, on Monday, Zahra Billoo, executive director of CAIR - San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA), emphasized the resolution's timeliness given recent events on the 2016 campaign trail.

"It's particularly important for me as a Muslim woman to be speaking out and to be joined by my colleagues here ... to send a strong message that we are speaking out for ourselves, that we are proud residents of this state, and that we are stronger when we stand together," Billoo said.

This is not the first time California has designated a month to recognize the contributions of the Muslim-American community. In 2014, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution declaring July 2014 as Muslim American Heritage Month.

nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/california-recognizes-august-muslim-appreciation-awareness-month-n621851

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Reports Indicate Zakir Naik’s Speeches Inspired Some Terrorists: Government

August 3, 2016

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday said no links between terrorist groups and the foundation headed by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik have come to its notice yet, but reports indicate that some known terrorists have reportedly been inspired by his speeches.

“So far, no links between terrorist organisations and Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) have come to the notice. However, reports indicate that some known terrorists have reportedly been inspired by the preachings of Dr Zakir Naik, President IRF,” Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

“Peace TV is not a permitted satellite channel for transmission on the cable network and hence cannot be carried by cable operators,” he said.

“IRF is registered under the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act, 2010. Foreign contributions and their utilisation is checked and in case of violations, action taken under the provisions of the Act,” he said.

siasat.com/news/reports-indicate-zakir-naiks-speeches-inspired-terrorists-government-995822/

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Pope Francis: Capitalism is 'Terrorism Against All of Humanity'

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016

Pope Francis surprised reporters on a flight from Krakow to the Vatican late Sunday when he blamed the "god of money" for extremist violence in Europe and the Middle East, saying that a ruthless global economy leads disenfranchised people to violence.

"Terrorism grows when there is no other option, and as long as the world economy has at its center the god of money and not the person," the pope told reporters, according to the Wall Street Journal. "This is fundamental terrorism, against all humanity."

The pope was responding to a journalist's question about whether there is a link between Islam and terrorism, particularly focusing on the fatal attack on a priest by Muslim extremists in France last week.

"I ask myself how many young people that we Europeans have left devoid of ideals, who do not have work. Then they turn to drugs and alcohol or enlist in [the Islamic State, or ISIS]," he said, Reuters reports.

The pope said that no religion has a monopoly on violence, the Wall Street Journal notes:

His own experience in interreligious dialogue had shown him that Muslims seek "peace and encounter," he said. "It is not right and it is not just to say that Islam is terroristic." And he said no religion had a monopoly on violent members.

"If I speak of Islamic violence, I should speak of Catholic violence. Not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent," Pope Francis said, dismissing Islamic State as a "small fundamentalist group" not representative of Islam as a whole.

"In almost all religions there is always a small group of fundamentalists," even in the Catholic Church, the pope said, though not necessarily physically violent. "One can kill with the tongue as well as the knife."

The remarks followed similar comments made last Wednesday, when Pope Francis argued that the current Middle East conflicts are wars over economic and political interests—not religion or so-called "Islamic terrorism."

"There is war for money," he said on Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. "There is war for natural resources. There is war for the domination of peoples. Some might think I am speaking of religious war. No. All religions want peace; it is other people who want war."

commondreams.org/news/2016/08/02/pope-francis-capitalism-terrorism-against-all-humanity

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Pakistan

Pakistan religious body wants to include Jihad verses in syllabus

Wed, 3 Aug 2016

Pakistan's government had presented a draft of proposed curriculum before the Council of Islamic Ideology to suggest measures for implementation of Islam in the country

An Islamic religious body in Pakistan on Wednesday demanded the government to include Quranic verses about importance of jihad in the proposed school curriculum.

Full report at: dnaindia.com/world/report-pakistan-religious-body-wants-to-include-jihad-verses-in-syllabus-2240634

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‘650 Pakistanis Fighting In Conflict Zones of Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan

Wed, 3 Aug 2016

RAWALPINDI: As many as 650 Pakistanis are said to be fighting in the conflict zones of Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and Central Asian states along with different foreign organisations.

Intelligence agencies have so far identified 132 of them and expressed the fear that their return after being defeated by international forces might add to sectarian strife in Pakistan.

After receiving the information, the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the federal government has alerted law enforcement agencies to take preventive measures besides tightening security on the borders of the country, especially in Balochistan, KP and the coastal areas, as well as airports.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1275069/650-pakistanis-fighting-in-conflict-zones-abroad

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Efforts to focus on countering religion-based polio vaccination refusals

Wed, 3 Aug 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Advisory Group (IAG) for Polio Eradication has decided to intensity its efforts after 50pc of refusals during polio vaccination campaigns across the country were reported to be religion-based.

It was also suggested that the Imam-i-Kaaba be invited during the polio campaign, to minimise refusals and ensure the eradication of the poliovirus by the end of 2016. A meeting of the IAG in Saudi Arabia led by Imam-i-Kaaba Dr Mohammad Saleh discussed why the poliovirus persists in two Islamic countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1275066/efforts-to-focus-on-countering-religion-based-polio-vaccination-refusals

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KP govt repeals Musharraf’s Police Order

Wed, 3 Aug 2016

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has repealed the Gen Musharraf-era Police Order 2002 and promulgated own Police Ordinance 2016 claiming that under the new law police force has been freed from the clutches of bureaucracy and has been made answerable to public representatives

A senior official at the law department told Dawn that KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra signed the ordinance on Monday and that police high-ups had been granted all the powers they were clamoring for.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1275087/kp-govt-repeals-musharrafs-police-order

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PoK Administration says China backed CPEC projects only to favour Chinese firms

August 3, 2016

Muzaffarabad/Islamabad: The administration in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has told the federal government that Islamabad has been flouting all rules and procedures with respect to projects forming part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by waiving aside the condition of international competitive bidding for CPEC projects, thus ensuring that Chinese companies were able to clinch all the deals and ensure that not a single POK entity wins any business from this 43 billion dollar venture.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pok-administration-says-china-backed-cpec-projects-favour-chinese-firms-995559/

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Southeast Asia

Teach Civilisation Studies Instead Of Religious Dogma, Says Islamic Think Tank

Wednesday August 3, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — Educating students about different civilisations is more beneficial than teaching them religious doctrines as proposed in the “Interfaith Understanding” subject mooted for public schools, said the Islamic and Strategic Studies Institute (ISSI) today.

ISSI chief executive Dr Amran Muhammad said such an approach would teach students to embrace diversity “without insecurity and awkwardness, or culture shock”, compared to the subject proposed by the Committee to Promote Interfaith Understanding and Harmony (JKMPKA).

“We believe that a subject such as ‘Interfaith understanding’ must be presented within a broader civilisational context so as to highlight the pivotal points and achievements that were attained by many great civilisations due to the teachings of the religions from whose bosoms their civilisations were born,” he said in a statement.

Full report at: themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/teach-civilisation-studies-instead-of-religious-dogma-says-islamic-think-ta

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Indonesia urged to tap Islamic economy potential

Wed, August 3 2016

Top brass: Posing during the opening of the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum at the Jakarta Convention Center on Tuesday are (from left to right) Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply Jawad Anani, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Cambodia’s Minister Attached to the Prime Minister Oknha Othsman Hassan. Representatives of 12 countries are attending the event, which will run until Aug. 4. Full report at: thejakartapost.com/news/2016/08/03/indonesia-urged-tap-islamic-economy-potential.html

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Indonesia, Malaysia Develop Islamic Capital Market

Wed, August 3 2016

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad will cooperate to develop Islamic capital markets in both the countries.

"We hope this cooperation can develop instruments and products of Islamic capital markets as a reference and in line with global economic norms," the President Director of IDX, Tito Sulistio, stated at an event where a memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday. The event was held on the sidelines of the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum.

Full report at: en.tempo.co/read/news/2016/08/03/056792747/Indonesia-Malaysia-Develop-Islamic-Capital-Market

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Indonesia to assist Sri Lanka in combating radicalism, extremism, terrorism

Wed, August 3 2016

Indonesia is set to give assistance to Sri Lanka in counter-terrorism measures as the two countries have agreed to strengthen bilateral relations in the security and defense sectors following a meeting between President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Full report at: thejakartapost.com/news/2016/08/03/indonesia-to-assist-sri-lanka-in-combating-radicalism-extremism-terrorism.html

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Islamic wealth management a new growth area for M’sia

August 3, 2016, Wednesday

JAKARTA: Malaysia has identified Islamic wealth management as a new growth area going forward, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday.

The country is also looking forward to opportunities to collaborate with other jurisdictions, as well as with industry and academia, to expand international connectivity, strengthen talent and capabilities, and grow the global Islamic capital market for the benefit of all, he noted.

Islamic finance, he said, is rapidly gaining traction not just in  Muslim-majority nations but also in international financial centres such as London and Hong Kong.

Full report at: theborneopost.com/2016/08/03/islamic-wealth-management-a-new-growth-area-for-msia/

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Africa

World's No 2 film industry loses battle against Muslim clerics

August 3, 2016, Wednesday

An influential group of Muslim clerics in the northern Nigerian state of Kano state has blocked the construction of a cinema centre for fear that it could encourage immorality and tarnish the image of Islam.

The cinema centre estimated at about $10 million dollars was programmed to be built on a 20 hectares space in the outskirts of the ancient city of Kano but the Muslim community in Kano kicked against the idea forcing the government to block the project.

Full report at: africanews.com/2016/08/02/kano-muslims-lobbying-block-construction-of-cinema-centre/

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Libya troops battle for control of Sirte

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Libyan forces allied to the United Nations backed Government of National Accord battled Islamic State militants in the city of Sirte on Tuesday.

U.S. planes bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, responding to the U.N.-backed government’s request to help push the militants from their former stronghold Sirte.

U.S. and Libyan officials estimate that several hundred Islamic State fighters remain in Sirte.

The forces have however complained that assistance from the government in Tripoli and external powers was slow to materialise. At least 350 of their fighters have been killed and more than 1,500 wounded in the campaign.

Full report at: africanews.com/2016/08/03/libya-troops-battle-for-control-of-sirte/

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North America

California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016

The California State Assembly voted Monday to pass a resolution that officially recognizes August 2016 as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.

The resolution comes at a time of increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, according to a recent civil rights report compiled by the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

HR-59, introduced by California Assemblymember Bill Quirk in June after Quirk was approached by a community activist on the issue, was officially passed Aug. 1 with bipartisan support.

Full report at: nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/california-recognizes-august-muslim-appreciation-awareness-month-n621851

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Obama says supporting Libya's fight with Islamic State is in U.S. interest

2 Aug 2016

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday it is in the U.S. national security interest to support Libya's emerging government's fight against Islamic State, a day after his administration said it launched air strikes there.

The move marks the opening of a new front by the U.S. administration in the war against Islamic State, which, under added pressure in its Syria and Iraq strongholds, is increasingly resorting to planning attacks abroad.

Full report at: reuters.com/article/us-libya-usa-obama-idUSKCN10D1Q7

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Even in fractured land, there's much unity

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (AP) — Outside the Annin Flagmakers factory in this perennial swing state, a summer of discontent is brewing. They feel it inside, too — national divides that seem to grow deeper each passing week. Yet as their hands glide over broad stripes and sew bright stars to craft the most unifying American symbol, the workers sound far more alike than different.

Full report at: sfgate.com/news/article/DIVIDED-AMERICA-Even-in-fractured-land-there-s-9063651.php

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Experts Say Trump's Muslim Ban Would Cripple Immigration System

2 Aug 2016

Facing a growing backlash over his dispute with the parents of a Muslim American Army captain killed in Iraq in 2004, Donald Trump has continued to defend his proposal to ban all Muslim immigrants from entering the U.S.

Khizr Khan, the father of the late Humayun Khan, blasted the potential ban in his speech to the Democratic convention last week, saying if it were up to Trump, his son "never would have been in America."

Full report at: nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/experts-trump-s-muslim-ban-would-cripple-immigration-system-nearly-n621921

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179 Killed by NYPD Cops in 15 years, Only 3 Indicted, One convicted

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- An investigation by a US newspaper found that at least 179 people were killed by New York’s on-duty police officers over the past 15 years, but Just three of the deaths have led to an indictment in state court.

The investigation conducted by Daily News also revealed that only one officer who killed someone while on duty has been convicted, but he was not sentenced to jail time, Daily News reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000723

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India

Reports Indicate Zakir Naik’s Speeches Inspired Some Terrorists: Government

August 3, 2016

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday said no links between terrorist groups and the foundation headed by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik have come to its notice yet, but reports indicate that some known terrorists have reportedly been inspired by his speeches.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/reports-indicate-zakir-naiks-speeches-inspired-terrorists-government-995822/

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Hindu outfit raids Mangalore school on suspicion of Islamic fundamentalism

Wed, 3 Aug 2016

Mangalore, August 2: A group of around 40 people allegedly of the Hindu outfit Sri Ram Sene ‘raided’ a government-aided higher primary school in Mangaluru, on grounds that Arabic was being taught in an attempt to propagate Islamic fundamentalism

Full report at: indialivetoday.com/hindu-outfit-raids-mangalore-school-on-suspicion-of-islamic-fundamentalism/17159.html

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Cow Death Rumour Sparks Communal Tension, 4 Held in Madhya Pradesh

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published:August 3, 2016

Four Muslims were arrested from Gopalpura village of Burhanpur district after one of them allegedly spoke about the death of a cow owned by a fellow Muslim, which turned out to be a rumour but led to communal tension in the area.

The incident happened late Sunday when one Raju Pathan, who owns a paani-puri stall, rushed home after Amin Nawaz told him that his cow had died. When he reached home, Raju found his cow to be alive. Yogesh Mahajan, a Hindu farmer, who had also gone to Raju’s home, then asked him to identify the man who had spread the rumour.

When Raju and Yogesh returned to the stall, Amin admitted that he was behind the rumour. However, Amin and his accomplice, Iqbal, then allegedly beat up Yogesh, accusing him of hurling abuses at the Muslim community.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/cow-death-rumour-sparks-communal-tension-4-held-burhanpur-2950564/

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Govt seeks Haj quota hike

Aug 2, 2016

AURANGABAD: Minister of state of foreign affairs General V K Singh has assured that the Centre will approach the Saudi Arabian government to allocate more Haj seats to Indian pilgrims.

In a letter in response to the representation made by G S A Ansari, former chariman of the Maharashtra Haj Committee, the minister said during the annual bilateral meeting between India and Saudi government for Haj 2016, he had requested the Saudi Haj minister to increase the quota for India from 1,36,020 to 1,93,400 as per the latest estimated Muslim population in India. "However, the quota for India has remained unchanged this year," Gen Singh said.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/aurangabad/Govt-seeks-Haj-quota-hike/articleshow/53511724.cms

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Europe

Pope Francis: Capitalism is 'Terrorism Against All of Humanity'

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016

Pope Francis surprised reporters on a flight from Krakow to the Vatican late Sunday when he blamed the "god of money" for extremist violence in Europe and the Middle East, saying that a ruthless global economy leads disenfranchised people to violence.

"Terrorism grows when there is no other option, and as long as the world economy has at its center the god of money and not the person," the pope told reporters, according to the Wall Street Journal. "This is fundamental terrorism, against all humanity."

Full report at: commondreams.org/news/2016/08/02/pope-francis-capitalism-terrorism-against-all-humanity

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Archbishop Warns Europe Migration Crisis Fueled by Muslims’ ‘Will to Conquer’

3,Aug 2016

One of the most important prelates in the Catholic Church in Hungary has warned that the enormous waves of migrants rolling into Europe are due in no small part to a Muslim “will to conquer,” by expanding their territory into the continent.

“Jihad is a principle for Muslims that means they must expand,” said Archbishop Gyula Marfi in an interview Wednesday. “The earth must become dar al-Islam, that is, Islamic territory, by introducing Shariah—Islamic law.”

Full report at: breitbart.com/london/2016/08/03/hungarian-archbishop-warns-europe-migration-crisis-fueled-muslims-will-conquer/

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Could Russia Play Turkey Off Against the West?

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016

In the wake of the failed putsch in Turkey on July 15 and the ensuing perplexities in Western military circles, questions have been asked about Ankara’s reliability in NATO and in the coalition against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. My question today is different: Will Russia’s long game of undermining the EU’s cohesion, the U.S. status as the major superpower, or the role of NATO find fertile ground in post-coup Turkey? One hypothesis is that Russia may go for a long-term game-changing move and lure Turkey away from the West as part of a broader geopolitical reconfiguration.

Full report at: carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=64235

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Russian Media Release Images of Pilots' Mutilators

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Certain media outlets released images of a person who mutilated the bodies of the Russian pilots killed in the terrorists' downing of a helicopter in Idlib on Monday.

The Russian Live channel disclosed the identity of a person who mutilated the corpses of the Russian military transport Mi-8 helicopter.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000331

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Arab World

50km of Southern Mosul Highway Purged of ISIL Terrorists

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi forces cleaned up 50km of the highway which links al-Qayara air base to al-Baaj hills as well as al-Hazar Y-junction in Southern Mosul of militant groups.

The armored unit 9 of the Iraqi army and the anti-terrorism forces also liberated the villages on the two sides of the highway.

Meantime, Iraqi fighter jets killed tens of ISIL terrorists by pounding their positions in al-Maleha village and al-Hazar Y-junction.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000541

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Judiciary Chief: Iran Wants Human Rights Talks with Europe

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani announced his country's preparedness to hold talks with the European states, and not the US, on human rights issues.

"We propose to open talks with the European countries" because Iran can defend its positions in this regard and we believe to be a vaguard and "of course you should put the US aside since they are cunning", Amoli Larijani said, addressing a forum on Islamic Human Rights in Tehran on Wednesday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000621

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Iran Blasts UN for Removing S. Arabia's Name from Blacklist as Betraying Yemeni Children

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou lashed out at the UN for removing Saudi Arabia from its blacklist of child rights violators amid Riyadh’s military campaign against Yemen, calling it as an act of betrayal against Yemeni children.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000270

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Syrian Army, Russian Warplanes Repel Terrorists' Attacks in Southwestern Aleppo

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian military forces, backed up by the heavy bombardments of Russian warplanes, did not allow terrorist groups to prevail over government forces' positions in Southwestern Aleppo, inflicting major losses on them.

The Syrian army men, in close cooperation with the Russian warplanes, beat back terrorist groups from surroundings of ICARDA, al-Zerbeh, Khan Touman and Khalseh.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000794

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Senior ISIL Commander Killed in Failed Attacks on Army Positions in Deir Ezzur

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army troops fended off ISIL's offensive on their positions in Deir Ezzur's districts, inflicting several casualties on the terrorists.

 Abu Ahmad al-Shami was killed in the group's attacks on Syrian army's positions in al-Rushdiyeh, al-Huweija neighborhoods and Fouad cinema street.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000752

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Syrian Democratic Forces Take Control of 80 Percent of Manbij

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), mainly comprised of Kurdis fighters, have beaten ISIL back from more than 80 percent of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo and are now engaged in an intense battle to take back the remaining 20 percent, Kurdish sources said.

"The SDF has continued its advances against ISIL in Central part of Manbij and meantime has evacuated over 50,000 civilians from the war-hit town to safer region," the sources said.

"ISIL can not use people as human shield because the SDF fighters have prioritized evacuation of civilians to have faster advances against terrorists," they added.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000718

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Terrorists Fail to Break through Syrian Army Positions near Al-Zara Power Plant

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army troops repelled the terrorist groups' offensive on their strongholds near al-Zara power plant in Southern Hama.

Terrorist groups suffered a heavy death toll and retreated from the battlefield under the heavy fire of Syrian soldiers.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000672

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Thousands of Yemenis Show Support for Ansarullah Alliance in Sana’a

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of Yemenis flooded the streets of Sana’a to rally in favor of the new political alliance between the Ansarullah movement and former president’s Ali Abdullah Saleh loyalists.

Speaking to tens of thousands of Yemenis on 70th Street in Sana’a, Mohammad Al-Houthi applauded the new political council that was setup to remake the constitution and create a unified Yemen, absent of Saudi influence, Al Masdar reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000817

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ISIL's Tanks, Armored Vehicles Destroyed in Army Attacks in Deir Ezzur

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- 2 tanks, several armored vehicles, hummer cars and machinegun-equipped vehicles were targeted and destroyed in the Syrian Army troops' offensive on ISIL's strongholds in Deir Ezzur city and its countryside.

The Syrian soldiers stormed ISIL's positions near al-Rwad Hill, Furat al-Sham Hotel, Open-Heart Hospital, Water Resources, and Tal Barok and surroundings of the village of al-Baqaliyeh in the Western countryside of Deir Ezzur, inflicting major damage on the group's military equipment and hardware.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000619

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Briton and Slovenian Killed Fighting ISIL in Syria

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Leadership of the Syrian Kurdish group of People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced the death of two foreign fighters, a British and a Slovenian, who have been engaged in recent clashes with ISIL terrorists in Syria’s border city of Manbij.

The British volunteer, Dean Carl Evans and Slovenian volunteer, Martin Gruen were reported dead while fighting as part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against ISIL in Manbij, ARA News reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000747

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Terrorists' Positions Blown up by Syrian Army in Dara'a

August 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Positions of terrorist groups in farms near Dara'a al-Balad district were badly destroyed in the Syrian army troops' attacks.

The Syrian soldiers stormed terrorist groups' gathering centers in al-Nakhleh farms, killing and wounding several militants and destroying their machinegun-equipped vehicles.

In relevant developments in the province on Tuesday, the Syrian army launched several attacks on the terrorists' military positions and gathering centers in the city of Dara'a and destroyed their command centers.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000496

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A gloomy Egypt sees its international influence wither away

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

CAIRO — In a televised speech, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a general turned president, warned Egyptians that they lived in a broken country surrounded by enemies who would never leave them alone.

“Take a good look at your country,” he said during the speech in May. “This is the semblance of a state, and not a real state.”

Full report at: santafenewmexican.com/news/a-gloomy-egypt-sees-its-international-influence-wither-away/article_a138e598-d73d-56a1-b45d-dc206f23ec78.html

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Mideast

Erdoğan pledges to account for not showing real face of Gülenists on time

August 3, 2016

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has expressed his regret over not showing the “real face” of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) on time, blamed for the July 15 failed coup attempt, pledging to account for this on behalf of the nation and God.

“I am saddened by the fact that I could not show the real face of this treacherous organization. I know that we have to account to both God and the nation. May God and my nation forgive us,” Erdoğan said on Aug. 3, while speaking at the opening ceremony of an extraordinary religion council.

hurriyetdailynews.com/erdogan-pledges-to-account-for-not-showing-real-face-of-gulenists-on-time.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102430&NewsCatID=338

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Coup plotters are not Kemalists: PM Yıldırım

August 3, 2016

None of the July 15 coup plotters is a Kemalist, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said in a Justice and Development Party (AKP) parliamentary group meeting on Aug. 2.

“Every coup attempt has wounded primarily the memory of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the National Assembly which he pioneered its inauguration. None of the coup plotters is either Atatürkist or Kemalist. They are not a member of the armed forces and do not even belong to this country,” Yıldırım said.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/coup-plotters-are-not-kemalists-pm-yildirim.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102400&NewsCatID=338

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West stands by coup, terrorists: President Erdoğan

August 3, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has strongly accused the West of supporting terrorism and coup plotters, expressing his resentment at the unsatisfying support from Turkey’s allies in the aftermath of the failed July 15 coup attempt.

“Now I ask: Does the West give support to terror or not? Is the West on the side of democracy or on the side of coups and terror? Unfortunately, the West gives support to terror and stands on the side of coups,” Erdoğan said in an address to international investors on Aug. 2 in Ankara.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/west-stands-by-coup-terrorists-president-erdogan-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102395&NewsCatID=338

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Why did you turn a blind eye to Gülen until failed coup attempt, Kılıçdaroğlu asks AKP

August 3, 2016

The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has criticized the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) government for “allowing the infiltration” of Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) members, whom the AKP says orchestrated the July 15 failed coup attempt, into the country’s institutions.

“Why did you turn a blind eye? Why didn’t you do what was necessary until today?” CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu asked during the parliamentary group meeting of his party on Aug. 2, adding that everyone should draw lessons from the July 15 failed takeover.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/why-did-you-turn-a-blind-eye-to-gulen-until-failed-coup-attempt-kilicdaroglu-asks-akp-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102398&NewsCatID=338

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Gülenist prosecutor’s confession a sigh of relief for former top Turkish soldier

August 3, 2016

Former Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Büyükanıt has said he was happy about the fact that a prosecutor linked to Fethullah Gülen, the alleged mastermind of the July 15 coup attempt, has confessed to putting false charges against him a decade ago in a bid to ease the rooting of the group within the military.

“Unfortunately I have been eroded with false charges for years. Still, I am glad that the truth about slanders aimed at the Turkish Armed Forces [TSK] on my behalf have come to light,” Büyükanıt told daily Hürriyet columnist Fikret Bila.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/gulenist-prosecutors-confession-a-sigh-of-relief-for-former-top-turkish-soldier-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102429&NewsCatID=341

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Turkish pilot admits to bombarding parliament during failed coup attempt

August 3, 2016

A Turkish pilot staff captain has admitted that he was the pilot of an F-16 fighter jet which bombarded the parliament building on the night of the failed coup attempt of July 15.

Pilot Staff Cpt. Hüseyin Türk confessed in his testimony that Brig. Hakan Evrim, the commander of the Akıncı Air Base in the capital Ankara, gave him the order to bomb Turkey’s Grand National Assembly, saying that he dropped the bomb within the given orders.

He also said that Staff Lt. Col. Hakan Karakuş and Staff Maj. Mustafa Azimetli held a meeting over the bombardment plan and gave him the coordinates.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pilot-admits-to-bombarding-parliament-during-failed-coup-attempt.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102425&NewsCatID=341

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Intel chief can’t say why he failed to answer on coup night: Turkish PM

August 3, 2016

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said he was not able to obtain an answer from National Intelligence Organization (MİT) chief Hakan Fidan when he asked why the government had not been informed about a failed coup attempt of July 15 in addition to precautions taken earlier at the headquarters of the Chief of General Staff.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/intel-chief-cant-say-why-he-failed-to-answer-on-coup-night-turkish-pm-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102422&NewsCatID=338

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More than 100 suspended from Turkish Football Federation over failed coup attempt

August 3, 2016

More than 100 people were suspended from the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) on Aug. 2 over the July 15 failed coup attempt, which was carried out by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ). The 105 suspended individuals included referees and observers, according to the TFF.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/more-than-100-suspended-from-turkish-football-federation-over-failed-coup-attempt.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102426&NewsCatID=361

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Turkey, Europe in fresh migrant deal, visa row

August 3, 2016

Turkey and the European Union have found themselves embroiled in a new row over the migrant and visa-free travel topics.

One day after Turkey summoned the German chargé d’affaires at Berlin’s Ankara embassy after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was banned from making a speech by video in Cologne, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier dismissed his Turkish counterpart’s remarks regarding the Turkey-EU migrant and visa liberalization deals.

Asked if Turkey could “blackmail” the EU over the refugee pact, Steinmeier told the Rheinische Post newspaper: “That is absurd.”

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-europe-in-fresh-migrant-deal-visa-row.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102406&NewsCatID=351

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Dink murder suspect gendarmerie sergeant arrested on murder, FETÖ charges

August 3, 2016

A gendarmerie specialized sergeant who was among 26 suspects detained in a probe over the 2007 killing of journalistHrant Dink was arrested by an Istanbul court on Aug. 3 on three charges, including murder and being a member of the outlawed Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), as part of the probe into the July 15 failed coup attempt.

Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse arrested Specialized Sgt. Abdullah Dinç on charges of “attempting to abolish the constitutional order, being a member to FETÖ and deliberate murder” after hearing him and another suspect, former gendarmerie intelligence officer Yusuf Bozca, upon a prosecutor’s demand. Bozca, who was also among the 26 detainees in the Dink probe, was freed on legal control by the same court.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/dink-murder-suspect-gendarmerie-sergeant-arrested-on-murder-feto-charges.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102427&NewsCatID=509

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South Asia

Key Taliban leaders among 27 killed in Badakhshan clearing ops

Wed Aug 03 2016

At least 27 Taliban insurgents including three key local leaders of the group were killed during clearing operations in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the militants were killed in Raghistan district during the “Kokcha 07′ clearance operation.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ahmad Navid Frotan said the three key local Taliban leaders have been identified as Mawlavi Nasir Ahmad Farooqi, Fasihullah Sultani, and Mullah Samiullah Shamil.

Full report at: khaama.com/key-taliban-leaders-among-27-killed-in-badakhshan-clearing-ops-01635

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13 ISIS militants killed in Nangarhar airstrikes, MoD claims

Wed Aug 03 2016

At least 13 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in a series of airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

The airstrikes were carried out in the restive Kot district where the loyalists of the terror group started operations initially along with some other districts, including Achin.

The defense ministry further added that 13 loyalists of the terror group were also wounded in the airstrikes.

Full report at: khaama.com/13-isis-militants-killed-in-nangarhar-airstrikes-mod-claims-01632

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Obama’s inactions in Afghanistan are actions

Tue Aug 02 2016

Obama and GhaniIt has become apparent to many that Obama’s foreign policy is intractable on assuring sustainable peace in the long term in Afghanistan. Only so much blame can put on the Afghan government, but the underpinning feature about the backbone of the Afghan government is international support. Without international support, the government would ultimately collapse. Precluding the faults of the Afghan government is also a dishonest assessment on figuring why violence still prevails in the means of suicide bombs, explosive and all-out war in some provinces. The Afghan government in some respects are divided, but which government isn’t, but a divided government in the midst of a war underscores exposed areas of which the enemy can strike.

Full report at: khaama.com/obamas-inactions-in-afghanistan-are-actions-01629

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Taliban shadow governor and war commander killed in Helmand

Tue Aug 02 2016

Two top Taliban leaders were killed in a drone strike in the restive southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, local officials said Monday.

According to a statement released by the provincial governor’s office, the two top Taliban leaders were identified as Mullah Abdul Rahim and Commander Mustaqeem.

The statement further added that Mullah Abdul Rahim was the group’s shadow governor for southern Helmand province while Commander Mustaqeem was the war commander of the group who was looking after the group’s offensives in this province.

According to the statement, the airstrike was carried out by the US forces in Zarghoon village of Nad-e-Ali district.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-shadow-governor-and-war-commander-killed-in-helmand-01627

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Taliban’s deputy intelligence chief arrested in Balkh province

Wed Aug 03 2016

The deputy intelligence chief of the Taliban group has been arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the detained individual has been identified as Mirwais who had originally introduced himself as Rahmat.

According to a statement by NDS, Mirwais was actively involved in gathering intelligence information regarding the presence and movement of the Afghan government forces.

The statement further added that Mirwais was captured during an operation in Sherabad area of Dehdadi district by the intelligence operatives.

Full report at: khaama.com/talibans-deputy-intelligence-chief-arrested-in-balkh-province-01637

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3 soldiers, 2 civilians wounded in Herat city explosion

Wed Aug 03 2016

At least three soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces and two civilians were wounded in an explosion in Herat city located in western part of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the incident took place in Chawk-e-Gulha area of the city late on Tuesday afternoon.

Full report at: khaama.com/3-soldiers-2-civilians-wounded-in-herat-city-explosion-01634

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Afghan forces to receive 1,673 Humvees under new $356m contract

Tue Aug 02 2016

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) will receive an additional 1,673 Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) also known as Humvees, it has been reported.

The Humvees will be built and delivered to the Afghan forces under a new contract awarded to AM General worth USD356 million.

The vehicles will be delivered to the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP) forces, the US-based company has said in a statement released on 1st August

The contract calls on AM General to deliver 1,259 units of the M1151A1B1 and 414 units of the M1152A1B2 models.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-forces-to-receive-1673-humvees-under-new-356m-contract-01630

 

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