1. Amnesty documents ‘chilling’ abuses by armed groups in Syria
    BEIRUT (AP) — Some Syrian opposition groups have adopted methods of abuse similar to those employed by the government of President Bashar Assad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday, in which it documented a “chilling” wave of torture, abductions and summary killings in insurgent-controlled areas.
  2. Turkey proposes cooperation with Russia in fighting Islamic State
    ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Turkey said on Monday it wanted to cooperate with Moscow in combating Islamic State in Syria but denied having suggested it might allow Russia to use its Incirlik Air Base, near the Syrian frontier.
  3. After night of burning and bombing, mourning in Baghdad
    Baghdad, Iraq (CNN)They came in groups, or individually, to the still-smoldering wreckage that was, just a few days ago, a busy stretch of road in the Baghdad neighborhood of Karrada. As they approached the charred skeletons that line the street, their faces go slack with shock. Jaws drop.
  4. Syrian rebels, jihadists guilty of war crimes: Amnesty
    Beirut (AFP) – Islamist rebels and jihadists in Syria are guilty of war crimes, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday, accusing them of “a chilling wave of abductions, torture and summary killings”.
  5. Iran won’t coordinate with US on Syria: Khamenei
    Tehran (AFP) – Iran will never coordinate with the United States in Syria and other regional conflicts, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in remarks published on his website Sunday.
  6. Dhaka restaurant attackers followed controversial Indian Islamic preacher
    Naik, a popular but controversial Islamic orator and founder of Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, is banned in UK and Canada for his hate speech aimed against other religions.
  7. IS turns its attention to Jordan
    AMMAN, Jordan — Prior to the month of Ramadan, Islamic State (IS) spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani called for increased attacks worldwide in an audiotape released on May 21. “Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad.
  8. Iran condemns Saudi suicide attacks: ‘Sunnis and Shias will both remain victims unless we stand united’
    TEHRAN: Iran on Tuesday condemned three suicide bombings that rocked its regional rival Saudi Arabia, one of them targeting Masjid-i-Nabvi (PBUH), Islam’s second holiest place, in Madinah.
  9. Suicide Bomb Blast Outside Medina Mosque
    Bomb blasts strike Saudi Arabia on the penultimate day of Ramadan, with targets including the Shia minority.
  10. Iran condemns attacks in Saudi Arabia, calls for regional unity
    “There are no more red lines left for terrorists to cross. Sunnis, Shias will both remain victims unless we stand united as one,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.