Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, one of the jihadist group's longest-serving officials, was killed near Aleppo, the group says; U.S. official confirms airstrike targeted his vehicle on Tuesday.
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Turkish authorities close 15 universities and around 1,000 secondary schools linked to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for the attempted putsch.
Egypt's cabinet approves bill, which must be passed by parliament to become law, imposing jail terms of up to seven years for people who perform FGM and up to three years for those who escort a girl or woman to undergo the practice.
Hossein Ali Montazeri recorded condemning Iran's execution of thousands of prisoners at the end of the country's bloody war with Iraq in 1988, warns those gathered they've committed 'the biggest crime in the history of the Islamic Republic.'
Although Iran's prisons are filled with people who 'insulted' the country's leadership, it is not totally out of touch with the public mood.
At least 38 fighters killed, 185 people wounded from fighting in Sirte, Islamic State's last major bastion in the country.
Iranian news agency Fars says S-300 defense systems stationed in Fordo uranium enrichment facility.
Claiming that al-Obeidi's firing was 'a political issue and not a military one,' the Ministry of Defense spokesman said that it will not interrupt the operation.
King Abdullah vows to maintain status quo at the holy compound, criticizes Israeli policies in Jerusalem.
The Islamic State is currently being defeated by modest forces, showing the errors made by the West, Russia and even Iran when in 2014 they didn’t launch a major offensive.