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Won’t Hesitate To Disrupt and Destroy Terror Forces in Pakistan, Warns US


















Some civilians have started to flee the fighting in the vicinity of Mosul

 

North America

Won’t Hesitate To Disrupt and Destroy Terror Forces in Pakistan, Warns US

Mosul: Islamic State Is 'A Brutal Opponent', Says US General

US warns extremists ‘may attack, kidnap or blow up’ Americans in Istanbul

US Consulate General in Istanbul issues security warning over potential attacks

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Pakistan

Jamaat e Islami Pakistan: Saudi Arabia Is Center of Islamic World

Nawaz Will Be Responsible If 'Third-Power' Steps In After Protest: Imran

MQM leaders detained for 30 days, sent to jail

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South Asia

Afghan Forces Seize Pakistani Truck Laden With 1,000 Kg of Explosives

Taliban Based In Pakistan, Leaders Trip to Islamabad Not New: Abdullah

21 suspects involved in major kidnappings arrested in Kabul: NDS

Nepal lifts ban on allowing migrant workers to Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban release drone footage of suicide attack

Taliban delegation in Pakistan for talks

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Arab World

Militants in 15 More Towns Give up Fight against Syrian Gov't

Syria: Terrorist Groups' Heavy Fire Blocks Civilians' Exit from Aleppo City

Terrorists Sustain Heavy Losses in Army Offensive in Damascus

Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcohol

Fumes from IS-torched sulphur plant near Mosul kills 2

Clashes, artillery fire hit Aleppo after truce expires

No one allowed to leave: Militants shell East Aleppo exit route as humanitarian pause ends

Fighting rages in Yemen as UN seeks to extend truce

Mosul battle will be big, won't end soon - Kurdish region minister

UN Aleppo Probe 'Won't Be Impartial', Reveal Push for New Anti-Russian Sanctions

Syrian Army Warns Turkey of Impending Battle

Commander: Yemeni Forces Capture Saudi Military Base in Najran

Military Source: Army Waiting to Launch Massive Liberation Operation in Jobar, Eastern Ghouta

Hundreds of Fresh Syrian Soldiers Arrive in Aleppo to Reinvigorate Army's Defense Capabilities

Civilians in Aleppo City Show Fury over Int'l Bodies' Indifference to Terrorists' Brutalities

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Southeast Asia

Muslims Treated As Equals in Taiwan, Says Imam

Indonesian Muslim Body Calls for Unity in Diversity

Indonesian Parliament Agrees on Military Involvement in Anti-Terror Operations

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Mideast

Turkey and Iraqi Kurds Negotiate On Safe Haven: Turkish PM

Turkish Forces Hit ISIL, PYD Targets in Northern Syria

Battles against Muslim World Aimed at Diverting Attention from Palestine: Lebanese Muslim Scholar

Dialogue Is the Only Remedy to Islamic World Crises: Iranian Ambassador to Russia

Euphrates Shield: Turkey Sends More Tanks to Syria as Tensions Rise Between Damascus, Ankara

Turkish Army Destroys Over 50 Kurdish Self-Defense Forces' Targets

Two police officers killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s east

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India

If Islamic Nations Can Regulate Triple Talaq, Why Can’t India: Law Minister

Muslim sects unite to decry 'interference' in personal laws

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Africa

Ex-Egyptian President Morsi's 20-Year Sentence Upheld

Somali pirates free 26 Asian sailors held since 2012

Egypt Air Forces Kill 70 Daesh Militants in Northern Sinai © Wikipedia/ U.S. Air Force photo

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Europe

Rare Indian Islamic Items on Display In Oxford

US-led coalition strike killed dozens of civilian mourners 30km from Kirkuk – Russian MoD

France seeks sanctions over Syria chemical attacks

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North America

 

Won’t Hesitate To Disrupt and Destroy Terror Forces In Pakistan, Warns US

"There should be no doubt that while we remain committed to working with Pakistan to confront ongoing terrorist financing and operations, the US will not hesitate to act alone"

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: October 23, 2016 11:28 am

Asserting that Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI is not taking action against all terror groups, the US has warned Pakistan that it will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy terror networks operating in the country. “The problem is that there are forces within the Pakistani government –- specifically in Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI –- that refuse to take similar steps against all the terrorist groups active in Pakistan, tolerating some groups -– or even worse,” Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism, told a Washington audience.

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“We continue to urge our partners in Pakistan to go after all terrorist networks operating in their country. We stand ready to help them. But there should be no doubt that while we remain committed to working with Pakistan to confront ongoing terrorist financing and operations, the US will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy these networks,” Szubin warned.

In his remarks at the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Szubin said at the same time, Pakistan has been — and remains — a critical counterterrorism partner in many respects. “Of course, Pakistanis are themselves often the victims of brutal terrorist attacks on schools, markets, and mosques, and the list unfortunately goes on. And in the face of such violence, Pakistan has in some ways pushed back,” Szubin said.

“Pakistan has achieved success in its ongoing operations against traditional terrorist safe havens in northwest Pakistan. It has officially designated ISIL as a terrorist organisation. And it has gone after the funding and operational capabilities of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP,” he said.

But the ISI problem of supporting terrorist groups continues, he said. “This is a distinction we cannot stand for,” Szubin asserted.

indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/wont-hesitate-to-disrupt-and-destroy-terror-forces-in-pakistan-warns-us-3098045/

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Mosul: Islamic State is 'a brutal opponent', says US general

20 October 2016

Media captionUS Lt Gen Stephen Townsend: IS militants "are very adaptable, creative, cunning"

The so-called Islamic State (IS) group is "a brutal opponent" in the fight for Mosul, the head of coalition forces for Iraq and Syria has told the BBC.

US Lt Gen Stephen Townsend was speaking on the sidelines of the battle to retake the Iraqi city from the jihadist group.

Gen Townsend also said IS was "adaptable, creative and cunning".

Iraqi forces on Thursday said they had re-captured the town of Bartella, less than 15km (10 miles) east of Mosul.

The predominantly Christian town had seen fierce IS resistance, with reports of several suicide car bombs by militants in response to the special forces' advance.

Bartella is key to the major offensive to retake Mosul, according to the head of Iraq's counter-terrorism service, Taleb Sheghati al-Kenani.

Mosul citizens face "frenzy" of IS

Voices from Mosul as battle nears

Iraqi government forces celebrated their advance on a town that was previously held by IS

"They're using human shields in there," Gen Townsend said in an exclusive interview with the BBC on Thursday, speaking from an artillery position where US troops were providing fire support to Iraqi forces.

"This is a brutal opponent that has to be stopped," said Gen Townsend, who heads foreign forces in the fight against IS.

"They saw people's heads off on TV, they drown people and video it, they burn people alive in cages, they crucify people and they drive over people on the street with bulldozers."

'Quick progress'

Mosul has been in the hands of IS since 2014 and is the militants' last major Iraqi stronghold.

As many as 1.5 million civilians are thought to still be inside the city, with reports from inside suggesting basic supplies are running out.

The International Organization for Migration says fighting around the city has already forced 5,640 people to flee, according to Reuters news agency.

Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told an international meeting in Paris on Thursday that the four-day offensive was "advancing faster than planned".

He also hailed co-operation between the army and Kurdish troops, saying they were "fighting harmoniously together" to free Iraqi territory from IS.

The Iraqi army is moving from the south, as Kurdish fighters launch a large-scale operation east and north of the city.

Kurdish forces opened up a new front in the town of Bashiqa, which lies some 25km (16 miles) north east of Mosul.

Thick smoke was seen rising from the town, which a day earlier was pounded by air strikes and mortar fire.

Officials have warned that the push to take Mosul could take weeks or months, with IS fighters appearing to be putting up stiff resistance in some areas.

There are unconfirmed reports of IS leaders fleeing the city, but up to 5,000 fighters are still thought to be in the city.

The whereabouts of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are unknown.

bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37719634

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US warns extremists ‘may attack, kidnap or blow up’ Americans in Istanbul

23 Oct, 2016

The US consul-general in Turkey has called on US citizens in Istanbul to steer clear of crowded public places and locations popular with tourists due to an imminent threat of attacks on US and other foreign nationals by extremist groups.

The security memo was published on the official consulate page on Saturday. While elaborating on the nature of the possible attacks that Americans can fall prey to, it listed “armed attack, attempted kidnapping, bombing, or other violent acts,” adding that they could be “pre-planned” and come “with little or no warning.”

For the sake of their safety, the consulate urged US citizens to reconsider their traveling plans, especially, if they are going to visit “locations where the westerners are known to frequent or reside.” Of particular concern are the major cities located in southeastern Turkey, in the border region with Syria.

Americans have been also cautioned to shun political gatherings and rallies as well as to avoid visiting places that attract large crowds and staying vigilant while visiting tourist spots.

Full report at: rt.com/usa/363786-turkey-istanbul-attack-americans/

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US Consulate General in Istanbul issues security warning over potential attacks

October/23/2016

The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul on Oct. 22 issued a security notice over potential terror attacks targeting citizens and other foreigners living in the city.

“The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul advises U.S. citizens that extremist groups are continuing aggressive efforts to attack Americans and/or other foreigners in Istanbul. These attacks may be pre-planned or could occur with little or no warning, and include, but are not limited to: armed attack, attempted kidnapping, bombing, or other violent acts,” the statement issued on the consulate website read.

Accordingly, the consulate general advised U.S. citizens residing or visiting Istanbul to review their security practices when traveling to locations where Westerners are known to frequent or reside.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/us-consulate-general-in-istanbul-issues-security-warning-over-potential-attacks.aspx?pageID=238&nID=105249&NewsCatID=341

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Pakistan

Jamaat e Islami Pakistan: Saudi Arabia Is Center of Islamic World

October/23/2016

London- Director of Foreign Affairs for Jamaat e Islami Pakistan Sheikh Abdul Ghaffar Aziz, in an interview with Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, described Saudi Arabia as the center of the Islamic world and a vital country in the region.

On the sidelines of his participation in a conference on Jerusalem in Turkey, Aziz said that Saudi-Pakistani relations have always been unique and hoped they would be further reinforced.

Full report at: english.aawsat.com/2016/10/article55360639/jamaat-e-islami-pakistan-saudi-arabia-center-islamic-world

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Nawaz will be responsible if 'third-power' steps in after protest: Imran

OCT 23, 2016

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that only Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be responsible if a 'third power' steps in as a result of the PTI's November 2 lockdown of Islamabad. The party has said the upcoming protest is for the premier's 'resignation or accountability' following Panamagate.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1291765/nawaz-will-be-responsible-if-third-power-steps-in-after-protest-imran

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JKLF leader Yasin Malik shifted to ICU in critical condition

October/23/2016

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik was shifted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after his health severely deteriorated, family sources said. His condition is now said to be stable.

Malik was earlier shifted to a medical institute in Srinagar after his condition deteriorated on Saturday, hours after protests were held in the area, the Kashmiri Media Service reported Sunday.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1291764/jklf-leader-yasin-malik-shifted-to-icu-in-critical-condition

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MQM leaders detained for 30 days, sent to jail

October/23/2016

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London group's arrested leaders Hassan Zafar, Kanwar Khalid Younis and Amjad Ullah Khan have been detained for 30 days and sent to Central Prison Karachi.

Karachi Police said that the leaders were detained under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).

The Rangers took Professor Dr Hasan Zafar Arif and Kunwar Khalid Yunus into custody from outside the Karachi Press Club on Saturday, where they were due to address a press conference. Rangers also arrested newly joined MQM London leader Amjadullah from outside Karachi Press Club.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1291763/mqm-leaders-detained-for-30-days-sent-to-jail

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South Asia

Afghan forces seize Pakistani truck laden with 1,000 kg of explosives

By Khaama Press - Sun Oct 23 2016

The counter-terrorism forces of the Afghan police confiscated a truck carrying at least 1,000 kg of explosives in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said three suspects including two Pakistani nationals were also arrested in connection to the transportation of the explosives.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-forces-seize-pakistani-truck-laden-with-1000-kg-of-explosives-02130

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Taliban based in Pakistan, leaders trip to Islamabad not new: Abdullah

By Khaama Press - Sun Oct 23 2016

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah said Sunday that the Taliban group is based in Pakistan and the visit by the group’s delegation to the country is not new.

Abdullah was speaking during a press conference after the conclusion of an official to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-based-in-pakistan-leaders-trip-to-islamabad-not-new-abdullah-02128

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21 suspects involved in major kidnappings arrested in Kabul: NDS

By Khaama Press - Sun Oct 23 2016

The Afghan intelligence operatives arrested at least 21 individuals involved in major kidnappings in capital Kabul, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said.

According to a statement by NDS, the individuals were performing in seven different groups led Hasibullah, Nangialai, Ali Ahmad, Elias, Syed AShraf and Mirwais.

The statement further added that the suspects were arrested during separate operations in the past 6 months.

Full report at: khaama.com/21-suspects-involved-in-major-kidnappings-arrested-in-kabul-nds-02126

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Nepal lifts ban on allowing migrant workers to Afghanistan

Reuters | Oct 20, 2016, 19:41 IST

KATHMANDU: Nepal will allow its nationals to go to war-torn Afghanistan for work, a labour ministry official said on Thursday, ending an almost four-month ban imposed after 13 Nepali security guards were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in the Afghan capital.

Labour Ministry spokesperson Govinda Mani Bhurtel said employers would have to make adequate security arrangements for their stay, travel and work before Nepali nationals were given a work permit by the government to leave Nepal.

"We'll allow our people to go to Afghanistan to work only with foreign missions and international companies located inside the Green Zone which is considered safe," Bhurtel told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

"Their security and safety must be ensured by the employers," he said, adding the organisations included UN agencies and embassies of the United States, Britain and Canada.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Nepal-lifts-ban-on-allowing-migrant-workers-to-Afghanistan/articleshow/54961157.cms

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Afghan Taliban release drone footage of suicide attack

October 23rd, 2016

LASHKAR GAH: Afghanistan’s Taliban have released drone footage showing a suicide bomber driving a Humvee into a police base in Helmand province and blowing it up this month. An Afghan government official said the video posted online appeared to be authentic.

The use of video taken by a drone is unusual for the Taliban but more common among the more media-savvy Islamist groups fighting in Iraq and Syria.

The video, 23 minutes long, begins with the purported suicide bomber speaking in front of the Humvee, a vehicle provided to Afghan forces by American advisers.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1291739/afghan-taliban-release-drone-footage-of-suicide-attack

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Taliban delegation in Pakistan for talks

October 23rd, 2016

ISLAMABAD: A three-member delegation from the Taliban’s Qatar office is currently in Pakistan to meet authorities — the first such contact following the breakdown of Islamabad-brokered talks between Kabul and the Taliban in May.

The visit comes days after Taliban leaders reportedly held informal meetings with Afghan and US officials in Qatar.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1291731/taliban-delegation-in-pakistan-for-talks

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Arab World

Militants in 15 More Towns Give up Fight against Syrian Gov't

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Peace Coordination Center in Syria said on Saturday that militants in fifteen more towns have given up fight against the Syrian army troops and popular forces and joined a peace agreement with Damascus.

The Russian Peace Coordination Center declared in its latest statement that the total number of the cities, towns and villages that have joined the reconciliation process after laying down arms and stopping fight against the central government now stands at 832.

Also, militant groups in eight towns have laid down arms under a peace agreement with the government on Tuesday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950801000546

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Syria: Terrorist Groups' Heavy Fire Blocks Civilians' Exit From Aleppo City

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- Sources in Aleppo said on Sunday that terrorists keep firing at anyone who intends to use any of the six government-established corridors to leave the city.

"Ambulances and buses were ready to evacuate the injured, the civilians and those militants, willing to leave the city or lay down ams, but terrorists do not let anyone to use the corridors," the source said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950802000314

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Terrorists Sustain Heavy Losses in Army Offensive in Damascus

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army and popular forces continued their military operations against the terrorist groups in Damascus province, and inflicted heavy losses on them over the past 24 hours.

The Syrian army killed and wounded scores of the terrorists in Damascus province.

The terrorist groups also sustained heavy casualties in other key provinces across Syria.

Damascus

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950802000480

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Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcohol

October/23/2016

Iraq’s parliament has voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties.

Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any law contradicting Islam.

But some opponents argue that it also violates the same constitution which guarantees the traditions of religious minorities.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/iraq-parliament-in-surprise-vote-to-ban-alcohol-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=105258&NewsCatID=352

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Fumes from IS-torched sulphur plant near Mosul kills 2

AFP | Updated: Oct 23, 2016, 08:16 IST

QAYYARAH, IRAQ: Toxic fumes released when IS militants torched a sulphur plant near Mosul have killed two Iraqi civilians, made many ill and forced US troops at a nearby base to wear masks.

Qayyarah hospital has checked at least 500 people complaining of breathing problems over the past two days but officials announced today that the fire had been extinguished.

"Daesh blew up the sulphur plant two days ago and that has led to the deaths of two people among the civilians in nearby villages," Iraqi General Qusay Hamid Kadhem told AFP, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group (IS).

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/IS-set-sulphur-plant-ablaze-near-Mosul-hundreds-rush-to-hospital/articleshow/55002968.cms

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Clashes, artillery fire hit Aleppo after truce expires

AFP | Updated: Oct 23, 2016T

ALEPPO: Heavy clashes erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria's divided city of Aleppo after a "humanitarian" ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expired before the UN could evacuate wounded civilians from rebel-held areas.

Moscow had extended the unilateral "humanitarian pause" into a third day until 1600 GMT on Saturday but announced no further renewal, as fierce fighting broke in several areas along the front line dividing the city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Three people were wounded by shelling of the rebel-held Salaheddin and Al-Mashhad districts, they said, adding that the first air strikes since the end of the truce hit the opposition-controlled district of Sheikh Saeed where there was also heavy fighting.

An AFP correspondent in rebel-held eastern districts also reported sounds of fighting and artillery fire.

Full report at:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Clashes-artillery-fire-hit-Aleppo-after-truce-expires/articleshow/55008733.cms

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No one allowed to leave: Militants shell East Aleppo exit route as humanitarian pause ends

Published time: 22 Oct, 2016

The area of the humanitarian corridor in Aleppo, Syria. © Michail Alaeddin / Sputnik

Not a single civilian has been able to flee militant-held East Aleppo as the third day of a humanitarian ceasefire initiated by Moscow and Damascus came to an end, RT’s correspondent on the ground reports. Terrorists also bombed the humanitarian corridor.

“There were ambulances, buses waiting for civilians, waiting for the sick, nobody was allowed to leave,” RT’s Murad Gazdiev, who is currently in Aleppo, reported on Saturday.

A view shows what is believed to be one of the road that people would have to use to access one of the safe exit points opened for people wishing to leave rebel-held areas, in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, Syria October 20, 2016. © Abdalrhman Ismail UN Human Rights Council votes to open probe into Aleppo ‘war crimes’

Full report at: rt.com/news/363782-east-aleppo-militants-block-civilians/

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Fighting rages in Yemen as UN seeks to extend truce

October 23rd, 2016

ADEN: Fierce gun battles erupted overnight between Yemeni rebels and pro-government forces along the border with Saudi Arabia despite a three-day ceasefire due to end late on Saturday, military officials said.

Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi also bombed suspected Huthi rebel missile launchers east of the capital Sanaa late on Friday, a military official said.

The air raids came after Patriot missiles shot down two rebel missiles on Thursday over Marib, east of the rebel-held capital.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1291737/fighting-rages-in-yemen-as-un-seeks-to-extend-truce

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Mosul battle will be big, won't end soon - Kurdish region minister

Reuters | Updated: Oct 23, 2016

Peshmerga forces fires a mortar towards Islamic state militants' positions in the town of Naweran near Mosul (Reuters Photo)Peshmerga forces fires a mortar towards Islamic state militants' positions in the town of Naweran near Mosul (Reuters Photo)

Iraqi forces have advanced to 5 km (3 miles) from Mosul in an offensive against Islamic State's last major Iraq stronghold and there are signs of revolt against the group, the interior minister of the Kurdish regional government said on Saturday.

But he added that the battle is not expected to end soon.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Mosul-battle-will-be-big-wont-end-soon-Kurdish-minister/articleshow/55011634.cms

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UN Aleppo Probe 'Won't Be Impartial', Reveal Push for New Anti-Russian Sanctions © AFP 2016/ KARAM AL-MASRI

23.10.20

over the developments in Syria, he said that only few countries are interested in doing so. THAER MOHAMMED Maarouf, a 12-year-old Syrian boy waits to be rescued from the rubble of a building following a reported air strike on the the rebel-held Qaterji neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo on October 16, 2016   "I don't think that people are talking about sanctions against Russia because the issue is only discussed by Britain, Germany and France. Everybody else insists on the cessation of hostilities; the re-implementing of the Kerry-Lavrov peace agreement on Syria," he said. According to him, the focus should be placed on getting the terrorist groups to leave Aleppo and providing the city with humanitarian aid.  "The priority is a sustainable peace [in Aleppo]. To that end, I think that we should listen to the international community and look for locally proposed solutions to bring about peace," he pointed out. Commenting on the issue, Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, currently the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, stressed the necessity to identify and bring to justice those accountable for civilian deaths in Aleppo, indicating that he believes Russia and Syria are allegedly responsible. © Full report at: sputniknews.com/middleeast/201610231046629432-syria-aleppo-un-probe/

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Syrian Army Warns Turkey of Impending Battle

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- The General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces in a statement issued on Saturday lashed out at Turkey, specially President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for its continued aggression on Syrian soil, and described Ankara as a staunch supporter of terrorists.

"The government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has played a filthy role since the start of the aggression against Syria by sheltering, training, arming and sponsoring the terrorist groups financially and opening its borders to facilitate crossing of thousands of mercenary terrorists into the Syrian territories," the statement said on Saturday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950801001339

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Commander: Yemeni Forces Capture Saudi Military Base in Najran

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Yemeni commanders announced that their forces have captured a Saudi military base with all its weapons and ammunition inside Saudi Arabia.

"The Yemeni special forces attacked a Saudi military base in the Eastern side of Najran and captured the military base after fierce clashes which lasted over three hours," senior Ansarullah commander Ali al-Hamzani told FNA on Saturday.

He noted that the tribal leaders in Najran have warned against the dangerous security conditions in their province and called on the Riyadh government to drive out the al-Qaeda terrorists from Najran soon.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950801001300

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Military Source: Army Waiting to Launch Massive Liberation Operation in Jobar, Eastern Ghouta

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army and its allies are standing for CentCom orders to launch operations to seize back the strategic city of Jobar in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, a military source said on Saturday.

"The plan for the liberation operations in Jobar is in place and will be executed in coming days," the source said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950801000402

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Syria: ISIL Forcing Deir Ezzur Residents to Go to Mosul Battlefield

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorist group arrested, at least, 200 residents of Deir Ezzur city in Eastern Syria and sent them to Mosul in Northern Iraq to help the terrorists resist against the large-scale operation of the Iraqi Army troops and popular forces.

The ISIL security forces, specially those under the command of notorious Emad al-Kamouleh, captured at least 200 young men in Deir Ezzur and dispatched them to the Syria-Iraq border to be sent to Mosul battlefield.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950801000916

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Civilians in Aleppo City Show Fury over Int'l Bodies' Indifference to Terrorists' Brutalities

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of people in militant-held districts in Aleppo city in Northern Syrian called on the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to force Jeish al-Fatah's leaders to stop blocking civilians' exit from the Eastern districts of the city, local sources said Saturday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950801000756

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Southeast Asia

Muslims treated as equals in Taiwan, says Imam

 

The Imam of Taipei's Grand Mosque has claimed that Muslims are treated as equals in the small self-ruled island nation, although he says they lack the numbers to get financial support.

In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Ibrahim Gao said that the around 200,000 Muslims in Taiwan were free to practice as they pleased.

"Members of every religion can freely conduct their own activities under the constitutional and legal framework," he said.

Full report at: worldbulletin.net/muslims-treated-as-equals-in-taiwan-says-imam/178921/muslims-treated-as-equals-in-taiwan-says-imam

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Indonesian Muslim body calls for unity in diversity

 

Officials from Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization have called for unity against radicalism and peaceful approaches to politics and diversity in the country.

Said Aqil Siraj, head of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), urged all Muslims to resist groups that flout “Pancasila” -- a national principle under which Indonesia's diverse ethnicities and religions are unified -- as the organization marked the country’s annual Students Day.

"Ulama has always taught a peaceful Islam. That delivers Islamic teachings which urge goodness, rather than mock it. Islam can only embrace, not hit," he was quoted by metrotvnews.com as saying Saturday.

Full report at: worldbulletin.net/islamic-world/179024/indonesian-muslim-body-calls-for-unity-in-diversity

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Indonesian Parliament Agrees on Military Involvement in Anti-Terror Operations © Photo: Pixabay

23.10.2016

The Indonesian Parliament agreed on military personnel involvement in anti-terrorism operations. © FLICKR/ HEATHER KATSOULIS Indonesian Parliament Passes Law Allowing Chemical Castration for Pedophiles MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Indonesian Parliament concurred on active involvement of military personnel in anti-terrorism operations, a controversial proposal from a new counter-terror bill, local media reported Sunday. "That's not a matter for debate anymore, we need military involvement," Muhammad Syafi'i, the chairman of a special committee at the parliament tasked with deliberating the revisions to the anti-terrorism law, said as quoted by the Jakarta Globe newspaper. According to the newspaper, he added that military personnel should be able to detain terrorists and actively participate in anti-terrorism operations instead of being a back-up force on stand-by.

Full report at: sputniknews.com/asia/201610231046632766-indonesia-terrorism-military-involvement/

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Mideast

Turkey and Iraqi Kurds negotiate on safe haven: Turkish PM

October/23/2016

Turkey and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) will establish a safe have in northern Iraq to secure the region and contain possible refugee influx, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said in a television interview on late Oct. 23.

“What we have done in Syria, will be done in Iraq,” he said.

“Declaring a safe haven in the region is required and desired by Turkey and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP),” he said. “Because, there is a common threat, the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) is a threat to both Turkey and northern Iraq.”

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-and-iraqi-kurds-negotiate-on-safe-haven-turkish-pm.aspx?pageID=238&nID=105263&NewsCatID=352

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Turkish forces hit ISIL, PYD targets in northern Syria

October/23/2016

The Turkish military said on Oct. 23 that it had hit a total of eight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and 51 Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) targets in northern Syria as part of the Euphrates Shield operation.

According to a briefing by the military, Turkish Special Forces were also involved in the operation.   

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-forces-hit-isil-pyd-targets-in-northern-syria.aspx?pageID=238&nID=105256&NewsCatID=352

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Battles against Muslim World Aimed at Diverting Attention from Palestine: Lebanese Muslim Scholar

October, 22, 2016

BAGHDAD (Tasnim) – A senior Lebanese Muslim scholar said the aim of all the ongoing wars waged on the Muslim community and Islam is to deflect world’s attention from the issue of Palestine.

Full report at: tasnimnews.com/en/news/2016/10/22/1218944/battles-against-muslim-world-aimed-at-diverting-attention-from-palestine-scholar

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Dialogue Is the Only Remedy to Islamic World Crises: Iranian Ambassador to Russia

October 23, 2016

TEHRAN - Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei has said that “dialogue” is the only way to solve problems in the Middle East.

“Islam is the religion of dialogue and enjoys a great civilization and the solution to the current problems in the Islamic world is dialogue,” he told an international conference on proximity of religions on Friday.

Full report at: tehrantimes.com/news/407575/Dialogue-is-the-only-remedy-to-Islamic-world-crises-envoy

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Euphrates Shield: Turkey Sends More Tanks to Syria as Tensions Rise Between Damascus, Ankara

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish military sent more tanks to Northern Syria to support the Ankara-backed militants in the fight against the Kurdish forces as tension are high between two country.

The Turkish military sent 20 more tanks to assist its 'Euphrates Shield' military operation in Northern Syria as Ankara and its allies are trying to capture Tal Rafa'at.

Turkey declared on August 24 that its Army has launched 'Euphrates Shield' military operation in Syria, as Ankara claims that it has begun to cleanse the ISIL terrorists from its border with the Arab country.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950801001358

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Turkish Army Destroys Over 50 Kurdish Self-Defense Forces' Targets © AFP 2016/ BULENT KILIC

23.10.2016

Turkish military forces hit 51 positions of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria, according to the statement of Turkey's General Staff. © AFP 2016/ BULENT KILIC Syrian Military Says Turkish Army's Presence in Syria is Sign of Aggression ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkish military forces conducted attacks on eight targets of the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh, banned in Russia) terrorist group and 51 units of the Kurdish self-defense forces in the past 24 hours as part of the Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria, Turkey's General Staff said Sunday. "Our Armed Forces hit eight IS positions and 51 positions of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).

Full report at: sputniknews.com/middleeast/201610231046633402-turkey-pyd-syria/

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Two police officers killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s east

October/23/2016

Two police officers were killed and nine people were wounded in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack late on Oct. 22 in the eastern province of Bingöl, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.       

PKK militants detonated a bomb-laden vehicle as a police vehicle carrying officers passed by at the entrance to Bingöl, according to security sources.

A number of wounded people, including five police officers, were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.       

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/two-police-officers-killed-in-pkk-attacks-in-turkeys-east.aspx?pageID=238&nID=105254&NewsCatID=341

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India

If Islamic nations can regulate triple talaq, why can’t India: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

October 14, 2016

For the first time in India's constitutional history, the Centre had on October 7 opposed in the Supreme Court the practice of triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy among Muslims

Defending the Centre’s stand on ‘triple talaq’, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said when over a dozen Islamic countries were regulating the practice by enacting laws, how could it be considered wrong for a “secular” country like India.

His remarks came a day after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board opposed the Centre’s affidavit in Supreme Court on the practice and also boycotted the Law Commission’s consultations on Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/if-islamic-nations-can-regulate-triple-talaq-why-cant-india-law-minister-ravi-shankar-prasad-3082693/

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Muslim sects unite to decry 'interference' in personal laws

October 17, 2016

1Centre's proposals on Triple Talaq and other practices would violate personal laws.

2Any interference in Muslim Personal Law will not be tolerated.

3The Uniform Civil Code is divisive and will lead to social unrest.

In a rare display of solidarity, Islamic scholars and clerics of all Muslim sects on Monday attacked the government for trying to introduce a Uniform Civil Code.

The scholars and clerics from Sunni, Shia, Barelvi, Deobandi and Ahlehadi sects registered their protest against what they termed was "the government's interference in personal laws".

Full report at: indiatoday.intoday.in/story/muslim-sects-unite-to-decry-interference-in-personal-laws/1/788987.html

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Africa

Ex-Egyptian President Morsi's 20-year sentence upheld

AFP | Updated: Oct 22, 2016, 19:57 IST

CAIRO: An Egyptian appeals court upheld on Saturday a 20-year sentence for ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the first final ruling in a string of trials for the deposed Islamist leader.

The Court of Cassation also upheld sentences against eight of his co-defendants, including seven who received the same prison term and one who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, a judicial official said.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Ex-Egyptian-President-Morsis-20-year-sentence-upheld/articleshow/55000568.cms

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Somali pirates free 26 Asian sailors held since 2012

Reuters | Oct 22, 2016, 21:18 IST

MOGADISHU: Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years since their ship was hijacked in the Indian Ocean, a government official said on Saturday.

The sailors -- from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan -- were seized close to the Seychelles in February 2012, a time when pirate attacks were a regular occurrence in waters linking Europe with Africa and Asia.

"The crew is here (in Galkayo). They will be flown to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Saturday," local mayor Hirsi Yusuf Barre, told Reuters.

"The crew did not say if ransom was paid," he added.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Somali-pirates-free-26-Asian-sailors-held-since-2012/articleshow/55002106.cms

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Egypt Air Forces Kill 70 Daesh Militants in Northern Sinai © Wikipedia/ U.S. Air Force photo

23.10.2016

The Egyptian forces killed around 70 militants linked with the Daesh terrorist group in Northern Sinai by airstrikes, according to media reports. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Around 70 militants had reportedly been killed in Egypt Air Forces’ attack on the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) positions in Northern Sinai on Sunday, the Jerusalem Post reported citing local media.

Full report at: sputniknews.com/africa/201610231046631515-egypt-daesh-sinai/

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Europe

Rare Indian Islamic items on display in Oxford

Oct 22, 2016

An amulet from India on display at an Oxford exhibition that seeks to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world. (Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford)

Amulets, talismans, ancient horoscopes and miniature Qurans are among over a hundred objects from countries such as India, Morocco, China and Egypt on display at an Oxford exhibition that seeks to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world.

The objects include some from seventeenth century India that reflect the country’s Islamic heritage as well as recall the work of artisans in places such as Golconda and Agra. The exhibition is titled Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural and runs until January 15.

Full report at: hindustantimes.com/world-news/rare-indian-islamic-items-on-display-in-oxford/story-G4iapobRqssKmyA1owenhO.html

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US-led coalition strike killed dozens of civilian mourners 30km from Kirkuk – Russian MoD

22 Oct, 2016

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The Russian Ministry of Defense says that the US-led coalition is responsible for striking mourners in the Iraqi city of Daquq on Friday, killing dozens of civilians, including women and children.

Full report at: rt.com/news/363762-daquq-coalition-killed-civilians/

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France seeks sanctions over Syria chemical attacks

October 23rd, 2016

PARIS/ALEPPO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday asked the UN Security Council to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and urged that those behind the attacks be placed under sanctions.

“I want... a clear condemnation of these crimes in a resolution from the UN Security Council... that places the perpetrators under sanctions,” Ayrault said.

The minister’s comments came a day after UN experts said in a report that the Syrian army had attacked a village with chemical weapons in 2015.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1291733/france-seeks-sanctions-over-syria-chemical-attacks

 

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