International

Global condemnation, condolences over New Zealand mosque ter...

( New Zealand )

Chicago:World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent anti-Islam sentiment. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence” and called it “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” Police have...

At least 49 killed, 48 injured in terror attack on mosques i...

( New Zealand )

Chicago:The Muslim community in Chicago is taking measures to ensure safety here, after 49 people were killed in coordinated terrorist attacks at two mosques in New Zealand. The Muslim Community Center in the Old Irving Park neighborhood plans to hire extra security to keep watch in and around their building as a result of the shootings. It’s also requesting extra police patrols at their mosque in Old Irving Park, their education center in Morton Grove, and their campus in Skokie.
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Turkey PM Erdogan called Netanyahu a tyrant and child murder...

( Turkey )

Ankara:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu a “tyrant” who kills Palestinian children, as a heated war of words between the two officials continues. “Hey Netanyahu, behave yourself. You are a tyrant, you are a tyrant who massacred seven-year-old Palestinian children,” Erdogan told supporters in capital Ankara. The remarks were a direct response to Netanyahu’s attacks earlier in the day, who called the Turkish head of state a “dictator”...

Al-Azhar Egypt slams Israeli violations on Masjid Aqsa...

( Egypt )

Cairo: Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Islamic world, condemned a series of violations by Israel, including detention of Palestinians and raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. In a statement on Friday, Al-Azhar said it supports Palestinians in Jerusalem against the arbitrary practices of Israel — such as the closure of Al-Aqsa doors — adding that these violations cannot be accepted. The statement also called for urgent action — including political...

India launches airstrikes on Pakistan across disputed Kashmi...

( India )

New Delhi:India has carried out aerial bombing over the disputed ceasefire line in Kashmir for the first time since it went to war with Pakistan in 1971, claiming to have hit a large militant training camp. The Indian foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale, said in a briefing that Delhi had received credible intelligence the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant group, which killed 40 Indian security personnel in a suicide bombing earlier this month, was training fighters for similar attacks. “In the...

US-Taliban talks in Qatar to focus on US’ Afghanistan exit...

( Qatar )

Doha:Taliban spokesman Zabihollah Mojahed said in an exclusive interview with Mehr that today’s US-Taliban talks in Qatar will focus on the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and safety of other countries from terrorist attacks from Afghan territory. Speaking to Mehr News correspondent ahead of US-Taliban peace talks in Doha on Monday, Taliban spokesman Zabihollah Mojahed said the talks would focus on the details of a framework deal that the two sides reached in principle last...

Princess Rima:First Saudi woman ambassador for America...

( Saudi Arab )

Riyadh: Princess Rima bint Bandar, Saudi Arabia’s first woman ambassador, is a social campaigner on the front line of government efforts to boost the kingdom’s battered international reputation despite never having worked as a diplomat. The 43-year-old princess was named envoy to Washington on Saturday as the kingdom faces pressure from US lawmakers over last year’s murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents and its bombing campaign in neighbouring Yemen. A member of the Saudi royal...

Iran hacked US drone command center in response to Washingto...

( Iran )

Tehran:A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran’s aerospace force has successfully hacked the US drone command and control system as a response to Washington’s impudence in claiming that it has sabotaged Iran’s missiles. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday, the commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said, “We did this to tell them (the Americans) that you not only failed...

Venezuela breaks diplomatic ties with US, orders diplomats t...

( Veninzula )

Caracas: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said Wed. Caracas is breaking diplomatic relations with the US, giving American diplomatic personnel 72 hours to leave the country. Maduro stressed that the US had attempted to stage a coup in Venezuela, and vowed to fight for the Venezuelan people’s right to peace and a sovereign government of their choosing. The US has, however, said it will keep its diplomats in Venezuela, saying Maduro has no longer any legal authority to break diplomatic...

Enemy can`t weak the will of Yemeni nation in the face of i...

( Yemen )

Sana: The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says his country is determined to stand up to oppressive measures of Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, which are involved in an atrocious military campaign against the impoverished Arab country. Addressing his supporters via a televised speech broadcast live from the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Thursday evening, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said, “The honorable people of Yemen have decided to stand against oppression,” calling upon...