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While the government and religious leaders in France are preaching unity between communities, the country is still witnessing several acts of Islamophobia with mosques targeted.

Daesh terrorists may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursday and subsequently executed 12 of them, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said in a daily report on events in Iraq.

Preliminary United Nations investigations into the recent fighting in South Sudan reveal Government security forces carried out killings and rapes, and looted and destroyed properties, the UN human rights chief said today, calling on the Security Council to take stronger action.

"Those who have resisted the policies of sponsors of terrorism will be the makers of the region’s future," Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said.

Lebanese military forces have raided a position of the Takfiri Daesh militant group in the town of Arsal close to the Syrian border, and arrested at least four terror suspects.

 

An attack with explosive devices at a prison in Venezuela has claimed the lives of seven inmates and wounded at least 47 others.

Five people were injured in a terrorist attack against a convoy of Pakistani Shia pilgrims in Pakistan.

Marking the second anniversary of the initial assault against the Yazidi minority of Iraq, an independent international inquiry said on Wednesday that the genocide against them was "on-going".

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani proposed that the Islamic Republic and Europe can begin discussions about human rights, provided that Iran would also have the chance to question the shortcomings of Europeans regarding human rights.

The Internet slowdown in the Bahraini village of Diraz, home to a leading Shia cleric, appears to have been ordered by Manama in a bid to disrupt anti-regime protests there, says a monitoring and advocacy group.

 

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