International

Amal Hussain of Yemen, whose image drew attention to famine,...

( Yemen )

Sana:A seven-year-old severely malnourished Yemeni girl, whose picture recently further alerted the international community to the disaster-hit nation’s plight, has died amid the ongoing Saudi-led war on the country. On Saturday, various media reports cited Yemen’s Health Ministry as reporting the death of the girl, named as Amal Hussein. Amal’s picture turned up in The New York Times last week, showing her lying on a bed at a health center in Aslam in the northwestern Yemen Hajjah Province,...

Killing Order of Jamal Khashoggi came from highest Saudi off...

( Turkey )

Istanbul:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says order to kill dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was issued from highest levels of Saudi government excluding King Salman from the blame. In a Friday op-ed for The Washington Post, the Turkish president said there are still many “questions” for Saudi Arabia to answer regarding the killing of Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. “Where is Khashoggi’s body? Who is the “local collaborator” to whom Saudi officials...

Bus Service with Pakistan Will Not Change Our Stand on Kashm...

( China )

Beijing: China on Thursday sought to defend the proposed bus service with Pakistan through PoK, saying its cooperation with Islamabad has nothing to do with the territorial dispute and will not change its principled stance on the Kashmir issue. India on Wednesday said it has lodged strong protests with China and Pakistan over the proposed bus service between the two countries through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. India’s Ministry...

Bin Salman called Khashoggi ‘dangerous Islamist’...

( Saudi Arabia )

Riyadh:Saudi Arabia’s controversial Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) described Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident journalist brutally killed in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, as a “dangerous Islamist” and a “member of Muslim Brotherhood” in a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and National Security Adviser John Bolton days before the Riyadh critic disappeared, the Washington Post reported late Thursday. The crown prince’s...

Oman says It is the time to accept ‘Israel’ in t...

( Oman )

Muscat:Oman has described Israel as a “state” in the Middle East, a day after the Israeli prime minister returned home from a visit to Muscat. At a security summit in Bahrain on Saturday, Oman’s foreign minister said the sultanate was offering ideas to help Israel and the Palestinians in efforts to secure regional peace but is not acting as a mediator. “Israel is a state present in the region, and we all understand this,” Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah said. “The...

Georgian Bishop visit Karbala on Arbaeen and says Imam Hussa...

( Iraq )

Baghdad: Reverend Dr. Malkhas Songulashvili, from Georgia, who has recently visited the holy city of Karbala, said, “Justice and Islam have been rendered victorious by the sacrifice of the great man Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him).” Songulashvili arrived in Karbala on Saturday, October 27, 2018 to commemorate the Arba’een pilgrimage to Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him). He also said he was absolutely certain that the Euphrates Slaughtered Man mentioned in the Bible is Imam Hussain (Peace...

Nigeria forces attack Arbaeen March, 10 killed and scores In...

( Nigeria )

Lagos: At least 10 people have been killed in a fresh raid by Nigerian security forces on members of the country’s Shia Muslim community. Report in local Nigerian media  said scores of people had also been injured after Nigerian security forces opened fire on Muslim worshipers gathering for a procession in Zuba, in Gwagwalada area of the capital Abuja. Those killed in the attack were members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), a group that has been subject to a harsh government crackdown...

Israel’s minister visits Dubai Grand Mosque...

( UAE )

Abu Dhabi: Israeli minister Miri Regev on Monday shared a video on Facebook of her touring a famed mosque in the United Arab Emirates, in an unprecedented visit by a cabinet member. The culture and sport minister, known for controversial comments about Arabs, was dressed in a red abaya with a white scarf covering her hair at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. “I toured the site,” Regev told the camera, in Hebrew, surrounded by a group of people in traditional Emirati dress. “This...

Millions converge on Arbaeen at Karbala,Western media ignore...

( Iraq )

Baghdad: Millions of Shia Muslims from around the world are making their way this week to holy shrines in the Iraqi city of Karbala, a pilgrimage that is as much about community as it is about religion.The shrines are of the revered Imam, Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, and his half-brother Hazrat Abbas. The annual commemoration, called Arbaeen, draws more pilgrims each year – according to Iraqi figures – than the hajj in Saudi Arabia, a pilgrimage required once in a lifetime...

Report: Israel sold $250M. of sophisticated Spy systems to S...

( Saudi Arabia )

Abu Dhabi:Saudi Arabia and Israel held secret meetings which led to an estimated $250-million deal, including the transfer of Israeli espionage technologies to the kingdom, Israeli media reported on Sunday, citing an exclusive report by the United Arab Emirate news website Al-Khaleej. Some of the spy systems, which are the most sophisticated systems Israel has ever sold to any Arab country, have already been transferred to Saudi Arabia and put into use after a Saudi technical team received training...