International

HRW calls on Saudi for immediate release of Saudi top cleric...

( Saudi Arabia )

Riyadh:Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed concern over Saudi Arabia’s continued detention of a top cleric because of his political views, urging the Riyadh regime to “immediately” release him. Saudi authorities detained top Sunni preacher Salman al-Awda on September 7 last year, and have held him in solitary confinement without trial ever since. HRW said Wednesday that, according to family members, the 61-year-old cleric had finally been allowed to contact a lawyer for his first...

US looking at Yemeni war as trade opportunity: Ansarullah...

( Yemen )

Sana:Washington is considering war in Yemen as a trade opportunity for gaining money, Spokesman of Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement Mohammad Abdul Salam said. Due to the US supports of aggression and blockade in Yemen, the United Nations is not able to take any action, Yemeni TV Channel ‘Al-Masirah’ quoted Abdul Salam as saying in a Twitter message on Friday night. According to Yemeni media, Abdul Salam made the remarks related to his meeting with UN special representative on Yemen Martin...

Sons of Egypt’s Mubarak arrested for embezzlement...

( Egypt )

Cairo:The two sons of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have been arrested over charges of embezzlement. Alaa Mubarak, 57, and Gamal Mubarak, 54, were taken into custody on Saturday in connection with longstanding charges of corrupt trading of stocks and shares. Prosecutors first pressed charges against them in 2012 for allegedly violating financial trading rules in a deal involving the shares of Egypt’s Al Watany Bank. It was not clear why the court has ordered the two to be arrested now. The...

Ghadir, Centre of Muslim unity: Sunni cleric...

( Iran )

Tehran:Hadith of Ghadir is clearly stated in Sunni references and the words mentioned by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in this Hadith are undeniable. Mamusta Mostafa Mahmoudi, prayer leader of Sunni community in Piranshahr, in an interview with  (TNA) detailed status of Ghadir Khumm event among Sunni community and explained the view by Sunni elites on that. He referred to the farewell Hajj pilgrimage by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) when he introduced Imam Ali (AS) as the next leader of Muslims and said,”...

Student from Saudi Arabia refuses to stand next to Israeli a...

( Saudi Arabia )

Riyadh:A Saudi student who won an international chemistry tournament has made an interesting move by refusing to stand next to a representative of the Israeli regime. Badr Salman al-Mulhim, who garnered a gold medal at the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, chose to stand next to an Iranian flag-bearer, Arshia Khadem. The Saudi student was a topic of social media discussions on Sunday after a widely shared video showed him changing his position when he realized...

Taliban hold direct talks with US official in Qatar...

( Qatar )

Doha:A Taliban official has said that a meeting with a high ranking US diplomat aimed at a ceasefire was concluded with “very positive signals.” The Taliban official, on condition of anonymity, said that the meeting was held with Washington’s top diplomat for South Asia, Alice Wells, earlier in the week in Qatar. “The environment was positive and the discussion was useful,” said the Taliban official on Sunday. “You can’t call it peace talks…These are a series...

Trump doesn’t understand Iran’s culture of resistanc...

( US )

Washington:A former US under secretary of state for political affairs has taken President Donald Trump to task for his rash policies and uncalculated measures towards Iran after taking Washington out of a nuclear deal with Tehran, saying Trump does not understand Iran’s culture of resistance. In an interview with Yahoo News published on Sunday, Wendy Sherman slammed Trump’s use of threats to push his adversaries into submission, emphasizing that Iranians are not a nation to surrender...

“Family Planning” is West’s hostile policy against Mus...

( Iran )

Tehran:The population degeneration policy of the West has today troubled them and they are struggling with the aftermath of applying it. Now they want Muslim countries to be deprived of large populations, dynamic youth and efficient human resources. Why is it important to have a larger population? “The Population Wave” is an important resource and capacity that some people are opposed to. Some individuals ask, “Why should the country have such a large population?” Or, “Why...

Saudi preacher along with three sons arrested after releasin...

( Saudi Arab )

Riyadh:Saudi authorities arrested prominent preacher Safar al-Hawali on Thursday, just days after he published a book challenging the kingdom’s foreign policy. The book, titled Muslims and Western Civilisation, criticised Saudi Arabia’s rapprochement with the US, the UAE and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s Egypt.Three of Hawali’s sons – Abdul Rahman, Abdullah and Ibrahim – were also detained. Abdul Rahman and Abdullah were reportedly taken into custody while attending...

“Islam, religion of moderation and harmony:Iranian Sunni c...

( Iran )

Tehran:Prominent Iranian Sunni cleric called Islam as a religion against extremism stressing that moderation should be set as the basis for Muslims behaviors. Iranian Sunni prayer leaders from Kermanshah Province highlighted importance of solidarity to foil hostile intrigues stressing the pacifist views of Islam amid widespread Islamophobia in the world. Mamusta Molla Mohamad Mohamadi, Sunni prayer leader of Shafei’ Mosque in Kermanshah, in his Friday sermon denounced those who spread immorality...