- Jordan widens IS crackdown; signs of home-grown extremism
AMMAN, Jordan — Two dozen men charged with supporting the Islamic State group squeezed into a cage in Jordan’s state security court. After brief questioning from a judge, they filed back out, and guards ushered in the next group of accused militants.
- U.S.-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq, kill 250 fighters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S.-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Falluja on Wednesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, with one citing a preliminary estimate of at least 250 suspected fighters killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed.
- John Kerry: Iran’s Presence in Iraq ‘Helpful’ Against Islamic State, Despite ‘Challenges’
On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry described the Iranian presence in Iraq as “helpful” in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh), although he admitted there were some “challenges” to the relationship.
- Major terrorist attacks this year
The bombing at the Istanbul airport is the latest in what are virtually daily terrorist attacks somewhere around the world. Here are some of the major attacks this year:
- Five Men Arrested In Hyderabad For Having ‘Strong Links’ With ISIS
A software engineer and his brother were among five men arrested in Hyderabad by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday for allegedly having allegiance to ISIS terror group and for plotting attacks in India, news reports said.
- The ‘party of God’ will always win
This is mistaken because there are Alawis, Shias, Sunnis, and some other sects: If they consider people who only belong to their sects as Muslims and others as different or lesser Muslims, then it would be a grave mistake and it would only cause confusion in concepts.
- Iran covertly recruits Afghan soldiers to fight in Syria
Shia men from Afghanistan are coaxed into war to support Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, Guardian investigation reveals
- Ayatollah Araki: Islamic unity, hardest blow to Zionist regime
AhlulBayt News Agency – Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought detailed his views international Al Quds Day stressing Islamic unity as the most important factor to foil hostile plots.
- Shia scholar: Happiness of world and hereafter, by loving Ahlul Bayt
AhlulBayt News Agency – The Holy Shrine of Imam Reza hosted thousands of fasting Muslims, on the night of 23rd of holy Ramadan. These faithful people were vigilant all the night, whispered divine names, and cried on the occasion of Imam Ali’s (A) martyrdom.
- Iraq rejects Saudi FM’s call to dissolve Hashid al-Shaabi
AhlulBayt News Agency – A top Iraqi official has rejected Saudi foreign minister’s call for dissolution of pro-government volunteer forces, saying Riyadh is not in a position to make comments about the issue.