Islam Headlines

  • U.S. says air strike kills over 100 militants in Somalia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government.

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  • U.S. air strike kills over 100 militants in Somalia: military

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against the al Shabaab group, which is allied with al-Qaeda.

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  • Lebanon army chief warns of Israel threat amid political crisis

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army chief told his soldiers on Tuesday to be extra vigilant to prevent unrest during political turmoil after the prime minister quit, and accused Israel of "aggressive" intentions at the southern frontier.

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  • Truck bomb in northern Iraq kills at least 23

    KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 23 people were killed and 60 wounded when a suicide bomber set off a truck bomb near a crowded marketplace in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, police and medical sources said on Tuesday.

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  • Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as prime minister on Nov. 4, has arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian state news agency MENA and Hariri's press office said on Tuesday.

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  • Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as prime minister on Nov. 4, has arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian state news agency MENA and Hariri's press office said on Tuesday.

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  • Iraq to declare final victory over Islamic State after desert campaign

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday Islamic State had been defeated from a military perspective but he would only declare final victory after IS militants were routed in the desert.

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  • Macron scores diplomatic coup on Lebanon but balancing act under test

    PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron's initiative in bringing Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri to Paris puts France at the center of a power struggle between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran and will test a policy of neutrality that critics doubt can be sustained.

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  • France Bans Muslims from Praying in Streets

    France will prevent Muslims from praying in the streets of Paris, the country's Interior Minister said. “They will not have prayers on the street. We will prevent street praying,” France’s Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told the media. The authorities in Paris were forced to ban street prayers following scuffles between some local lawmakers and an all-male Muslim group that insisted on praying on the streets in the northern Parisian suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne.

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  • Turkey has not seen data on fugitive Raqqa fighters, officials say

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has not been given crucial data to help identify Islamic State militants who fled their former stronghold in Raqqa last month and may have slipped out of Syria to threaten Turkish or Western targets, Turkish officials said.

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  • Still battling for independence, Lebanon to mark national day

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon marks its independence on Wednesday with its sovereignty as compromised as ever by the agendas of foreign states that have shaped its history since the French mandate ended in 1943.

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  • Truck bomb in northern Iraq kills at least 20

    KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed and 40 wounded when a suicide bomber set off a truck bomb near a crowded marketplace in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, police and medical sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

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  • Still battling for independence, Lebanon to mark national day

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon marks its independence on Wednesday with its sovereignty as compromised as ever by the agendas of foreign states that have shaped its history since the French mandate ended in 1943.

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  • Russia's Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal

    MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad late on Monday for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria's conflict now that Islamic State's territorial caliphate is overrun.

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  • Russia's Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal

    MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad late on Monday for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria's conflict now that Islamic State's territorial caliphate is overrun.

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  • Putin, Trump to discuss North Korea on Tuesday: IFX cites Kremlin aide

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss North Korea when they hold a telephone conversation on Tuesday, Interfax news agency cited Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov as saying.

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  • Putin, Trump to discuss North Korea on Tuesday: IFX cites Kremlin aide

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss North Korea when they hold a telephone conversation on Tuesday, Interfax news agency cited Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov as saying.

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  • Russia's Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal

    MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad late on Monday for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria's conflict now that Islamic State's territorial caliphate is overrun.

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