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US-backed SDF breaches Raqqa’s Old City wall

US says SDF advances into ‘the most heavily fortified portion of Raqqa’ by breaking the ancient city wall.   The Syrian Democratic Forces have spent months closing in on Raqqa [Goran Tomasevic/ Reuters]     US-backed forces in Syria have breached the wall surrounding the Old City of Raqqa as they try to retake the city from the ISIL, the US…
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US-backed SDF breaches Raqqa’s Old City wall

US says SDF advances into ‘the most heavily fortified portion of Raqqa’ by breaking the ancient city wall. The Syrian Democratic Forces have spent months closing in on Raqqa [Goran Tomasevic/Reuters] US-backed forces in Syria have breached the wall surrounding the Old City of Raqqa as they try to retake the city from the ISIL,…
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North Korea claims test of intercontinental missile

Pyongyang launches ballistic missile that flew for nearly 40 minutes before coming down in the Sea of Japan. The launch was the latest in a string of test-firings in recent months [Chung Sung-jun/Getty Images] North Korea says it has successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), under the supervision of leader Kim Jong-un, and…
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GCC crisis: European leaders call for de- escalation

French, British and German leaders urge all sides of the ongoing Gulf rift to solve the crisis diplomatically.  Leaders of France, UK and Germany have urged both sides of the diplomatic standoff in the Gulf to resolve the crisis peacefully.   French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on the phone on Monday about the…
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Philippines Supreme Court upholds Duterte’s martial law

Top court overwhelmingly votes in favour of military rule imposed by the president on the southern Mindanao region.   Duterte declared military rule across Mindanao in May [Harley Palangchao/Reuters]     The Philippines Supreme Court has overwhelmingly upheld the enforcement of martial law in the southern region of Mindanao, which President Rodrigo Duterte said was necessary to quell the threat from ISIL.  …
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Egypt detains daughter, son-in-law of Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Muslim scholar’s daughter Ola and her husband were arrested in June 23 and accused of plotting “terrorist” acts. Thousands of Brotherhood members have been killed and arrested in Egypt since it was declared a “terrorist” organisation [File: Reuters] An Egyptian court has remanded to custody the daughter and son-in-law of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the chairman of…
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Opinion: My brother, what’s my crime? A reply to Abu Aamir’s rejoinder.

  Suddenly, people are divided on whether I should reply the so called rejoinder or not. Those who know me very well insisted that this onslaught must not go unchecked, simply because the social media through which it was launched is an archive. But those who are worried by the prospect of disunity within the…
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Opinion : The Gulf Crisis- There is more to it by Abu Mazeedatil Khayr Bn Sa’eed

SECRETS OF THE RIFT BETWEEN QATAR AND SAUDI ARABIA Each time I write, I have in my mind those who are capable of independent thinking, because they are the only ones addressed by Allah in the holy Qur’an. They belong to the only set of humans who can comprehend the language of logic and revelations.…
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Who are the terrorists? Muslim brotherhood or Sisi government?

After a revolution and a military coup, Egypt faces abuses to a degree unseen in the Mubarak years, analysts say. In just over two years, Morsi became the second Egyptian leader to be overthrownFour years ago today, Egypt witnessed the overthrow of its first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in a military coup.The Muslim Brotherhood member…
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“OVERSIMPLIFICATION” OF ‘AQD: THE BANE OF MUSLIM MARRIAGE by Sirnucy Lafiagi

On our way back from Leo two days ago, we examined some of the issues ravaging Muslim marriages, tearing families apart, and destroying the moral fabric and architecture of the society. Of all the reasons adduced by those that spoke, I find my view of “oversimplification” of ‘aqd by the waliy (parent or guardian) of…
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