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Egyptian Foreign Ministry: International Community Should Live Up to Its Responsibilities Regarding Terrorism Fighting

CAIRO-The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has stressed that the international community is demanded to live up to its responsibilities by taking necessary actions in line with the UN convention against the terrorist organizations which have common extremist ideologies.

The Egyptian media outlets quoted the ministry spokesman Badruddin al-Ati as saying in a statement that Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri traveled early today to New York in order to hold talks with senior United Nations officials and members of the Security Council.

Egypt launches air strikes against “IS” in Libya after beheading video

The Egyptian army announced in a statement on Monday morning it has conducted air strikes against the so-called “Islamic State” targets in Libya, including training camps and arms depots.

On Sunday night, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt reserves the right to retaliate against the killing of 21 Egyptian Copts by the radical “Islamic State” (IS) group in Libya at the suitable time and place.

Iran Describes Takfiri Terrorists as Zionist Proxy Fighters

TEHRAN - Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the Takfiri terrorist groups are serving Zionist' interests and security by fighting a proxy war in the region.

"The Takfiri stream operating in the region is fighting a proxy war for Israel and it is currently at the service of that regime's security," Dehqan told reporters in Tehran.

Iran Rejects WSJ Claim on Iran's Leader Letter to Obama

Iran has strongly dismissed a claim by the Wall Street Journal that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has sent a letter to US President Barack Obama.

“This claim by the American newspaper, Wall Street Journal, is an unprofessional media ploy,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Sunday.

She added that the US president has previously sent letters, which have been answered in some cases.

Iraqi Army Liberates Al-Baghdadi District from ISIL

Iraqi security forces have liberated the center of al-Baghdadi district, located in the east of the city of Ramadi, the capital of the western al-Anbar Province from ISIL terrorists.

The security forces have also killed dozens of ISIL militants in their operation to recapture al-Baghdadi district’s center,” Iraq's Alsumaria news agency reported, quoting Aziz Khalaf al-Tarmouz, the security deputy of Anbar governor.