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Libyan factions clash ahead of UN-backed peace talks, 8 years after NATO regime change

The feeble government in Tripoli is losing ground to General Khalifa Haftar’s forces ahead of yet another round of UN-backed talks, eight years after NATO’s “humanitarian” intervention plunged the North African country into chaos. Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) moved west and engaged “illegal” armed groups, LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari told al-Arabiya[…]

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Netanyahu’s spokesman under fire for calling niqab-clad Gaza protesters ‘ISIS women’

The Israeli PM’s spokesman has faced a fiery backlash, including accusations of racism, after he mischaracterized female flag-waving Palestine protesters, calling them “ISIS women.” Hamas is in a state of war with the ‘caliphate’. Ofir Gendelman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Arab media spokesman, sparked a Twitter storm after he[…]

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SA ulama hold emergency meeting on Verulam attack

South Africa’s major Islamic theological bodies have united under one banner to take a strong position against any form of religious intolerance and violence. This was the outcome of a teleconference amongst the ulema bodies this morning, in response to yesterday’s unprecedented attack on the Al Hussein masjid in Verulam,[…]

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ISIS scare in SA is western influence: Patel attorney

By Thakira Desai The re-arrest of a woman previously accused of terrorism has sparked concerns abroad, with the United Kingdom issuing a warning to its citizens about a possible Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) cell operating within South Africa.  Fatima Patel (27) and her husband, Sayfydeen Aslam Del[…]

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