News: 24-Jun-15

  1. 5 things we’ve learned from the Saudi Arabia Wikileaks documents
    Last week saw a massive Wikileaks release of tens of thousands of confidential and top secret Saudi Arabian government documents.
  2. Two notorious Australian IS fighters reported dead
    Canberra was Tuesday working to verify reports that two of Australia’s most wanted Islamic State group fighters, notorious for being pictured holding severed heads, have been killed.
  3. Iran’s Khamenei rules out freezing sensitive nuclear work for long period
    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out freezing sensitive nuclear work in the country for a long time and said sanctions imposed on it should be lifted as soon it reaches a final deal with major powers, state TV reported.
  4. WikiLeaks Saudi cable says Iran shipped nuclear equipment to Sudan
    Saudi diplomats in Khartoum believed Iran shipped advanced nuclear equipment including centrifuges to Sudan in 2012, according to a document leaked last week that WikiLeaks says is a cable from the embassy.
  5. Islamic State urges followers to escalate attacks in Ramadan
    Islamic State urged its followers on Tuesday to escalate attacks against Christians, Shi’ites and Sunni Muslims fighting with a U.S.-led coalition against the ultra-radical group.
  6. U.S., allies conduct 17 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
    The United States and its allies conducted 17 airstrikes in Iraq and 11 strikes in Syria since Saturday against Islamic State militants, the U.S. military said on Sunday.
  7. Shia militia members share base with US troops in Iraq: Pentagon
    Pentagon says a number of Shia fighters in ‘liaison capacity’ on air base in Iraq but they have no interaction with US troops
  8. Vandals target Shia mosque in Bradford
    A mosque belonging to the Shia community of Bradford has been targeted by vandals.
  9. ‘Hate crimes against sparked by leaflets’
    HATE CRIMES against Shia communities in Yorkshire might have been sparked by offensive leaflets and text messages circulated around the region, a national Islamic organisation has said.
  10. Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood books at mosque libraries
    Egyptian authorities say they are planning to remove Muslim Brotherhood books from mosque libraries across the country.

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