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Jordan detains professor for criticizing anti-IS strikes – Hundreds of suspected IS supporters jailed

AMMAN, Jordan, June 15, (AP): An activist says Jordan has detained a prominent Islamic law professor after he criticized the kingdom’s participation in US-led airstrikes against the extremist Islamic State group. Prisoners’ rights activist Mohammed Hadid said on Wednesday that Jordan University professor Amjad Quorsheh was ordered held for 15 …

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Pakistan proves slippery target for Islamic State group

ISLAMABAD, June 15, (AFP): As investigators probe connections between the Orlando killer and the Islamic State group, analysts say the jihadists are struggling to gain a foothold in one country repeatedly linked to their high-profile attacks: Pakistan. White House hopeful Donald Trump mentioned Pakistan in a speech this week in …

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Pakistani man kills own sister for insisting on marrying a man of her choice;Transgender woman in Pakistan shot

A Pakistani girl has been killed by her brother for insisting on marrying a man of her choice, police said Tuesday, marking the country’s latest gruesome “honour killing” following a string of incidents that have sparked national outrage. Anum Ishaq masih, in her late teens and from a Christian family, …

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Bangladesh police arm villagers against militants – People of minority faiths attacked

DHAKA, June 15, (AFP): Police in western Bangladesh said Wednesday they have armed villagers with bamboo sticks and whistles in an effort to deter Islamist militants from attacking people of minority faiths. Officers said they wanted to empower people to act against militants who have killed dozens of secular activists, …

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Police couple killed in France

MAGNANVILLE, France, June 14, (AFP): A convicted radical who killed a French police couple in an IS-inspired stabbing, was carrying a “hit list” of VIPs, police and journalists and urged followers to turn Euro 2016 into a “graveyard”, officials said Tuesday. Monday’s assault in a small town northwest of Paris …

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2nd Canadian hostage confirmed beheaded – Senseless execution of Robert Hall condemned

MANILA, June 14, (AFP): Philippine authorities on Tuesday confirmed that Muslim extremist guerrillas had beheaded a second Canadian hostage, as they defended their inability to save him despite months of pursuit. The Abu Sayyaf, a small group of Islamic militants based on remote and mountainous southern islands that specialises in …

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Pakistani police man beat an elderly Hindu man for not fasting during Ramadan

Pakistani police have arrested a fellow officer after he was accused of beating up an elderly Hindu man for not fasting during The Holy Month Ramadan, an incident that sparked a social media outcry. The elderly man was pictured bloodied after the attack which reportedly took place in Ghotki district …

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Clerics issue fatwa on Islamist killings – ‘Forbidden in Islam’

DHAKA, June 14, (AFP): Bangladeshi clerics said Monday they have issued a fatwa against the killings of minorities and secular campaigners in the mainly Muslim country, where police have arrested over 10,000 people in a crackdown on militancy. Nearly 50 people have been killed over the last three years in …

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Timeline of Abu Sayyaf’s rise & rampage – Trail of bombings, kidnappings, beheadings

MANILA, June 13, (AFP): The Abu Sayyaf was on Monday accused of murdering a Canadian hostage abducted nearly nine months ago, the latest in a long line of atrocities by the Islamic militant group based in the southern Philippines. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he had “compelling reasons to …

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Iraq arrests 500 IS suspects fleeing Falluja with civilians

FALLUJA, Iraq, June 13, (AFP): Iraqi forces on Monday said jihadist fighters were attempting to flee Falluja by blending in with civilians who have used recently opened corridors to escape the besieged the city. More than 500 suspected Islamic State members have been arrested trying to sneak out with fleeing …

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