1. Media Link’s Director: Takfiris, Israel Two Sides of Same Coin
    “I believe that the main issue is through classifying them (the terrorist groups operating in the Middle East).
  2. Probe of Russian Plane Crash Points to Breakup in Flight
    The Russian passenger jet that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula with 224 people on board broke apart in flight and debris from the tail section was found separate from the rest of the fuselage, suggesting that section may have split off in the air, according people familiar with the investigation.
  3. Islamic State seizes central Syrian town near key highway
    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is advancing in central Syria, seizing control of a town that lies near a highway leading to the capital, Damascus, and attacking another, activists and the group said Sunday.
  4. Shiites, Sunnis Unanimous on Palestinian Issue: Senior Hezbollah Official
    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement’s second-in-command, Sheikh Naim Qassem, underlined that the Palestinian issue is something on which Shiites and Sunnis are “unanimous”.
  5. Islamic State battles Iraqi forces near Samarra
    The Islamic State and Iraqi Shiite militias have engaged in heavy fighting near the historic city of Samarra in central Iraq. Islamic State jihadists gained control of some areas west of Samarra after Iraqi forces withdrew, claimed a Shiite militia loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al Sadr.
  6. Lebanese Forces Arrest ISIL Suicide Bomber
    The Lebanese General Security announced on Saturday the arrest of a Lebanese on suspicions of belonging to the ISIL terrorist group.
  7. Hamburg cleric slams Saudi’s decree against Sheikh Nimr
    TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) – Hamburg’s Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Reza Ramezani criticized the death sentence against highly-revered Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.
  8. Germany: “20 Million Muslims by 2020”
    Germany’s Muslim population is set to nearly quadruple to an astonishing 20 million within the next five years, according to a demographic forecast by Bavarian lawmakers.
  9. In Bid to Counter Iran, Ayatollah in Iraq May End Up Emulating It
    NAJAF, Iraq — In the struggle to transform Iraq from a dictatorship to a democracy after the American-led invasion in 2003, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest spiritual authority for many of the world’s Shiite Muslims, stood out as a singular champion of the effort to hold direct elections and ensure that politicians, and not clerics, rule the country.
  10. Will Iran Walk Away from Nuclear Deal?
    The world powers are now experiencing what it means to negotiate with Persian theocrats. All is negotiable; nothing is ever finally decided. Words never commit one to action.