Russian authorities are toying with the idea of opening up a separate prison network for inmates accused of terror-related offenses. The main rationale behind the idea is to prevent the extremist recruitment of lesser offenders in general prisons.
A senior religious cleric Haibatullah Akhunzada has been appointed successor to the Taliban’s leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in a recent US drone strike, as a compromise figure after the militant group’s council ruled out more radical candidates.
A series of blasts that struck the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartus left a trail of over 140 dead on Monday. As medics fought to help survivors live, RT managed to talk to some of those injured in the gruesome terror attack.
Al-Nusra Front has gathered a force of some 6,000 fighters in preparation for a major offensive in Syria’s Aleppo province, as terrorists and their allies continue to disrupt the fragile US-Russian brokered ceasefire, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The first government-funded imam training course will start in Stockholm this autumn. It is aimed at introducing potential spiritual leaders with a “locally anchored” version of Islam, instead of any radical interpretations which they may have adopted abroad.