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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...

People friendly known Satya Pal Malik begins his tenure as G...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar:Newly-appointed Governor to Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik intends to be known as “people-friendly” as he begins his official tenure from Wednesday. A seasoned politician, Malik wants to take ahead Prime Minister’s mandate of “dialogue with all and engage the youth”. While Speaking Malik said, “My agenda is to go among public of Jammu and Kashmir. I want to be accessible to the local population. I am not interested to meet politicians and have tea...

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,”...

Unity and Resistance against planned attack on article 35-A,...

(Srinagar)

Srinagar:Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that as the hearing of the case regarding the hereditary state subject law of J&K has been simply deferred from today till last week of August by the Indian Supreme Court, when the Amarnathji Yatra ends, the protest programs against tinkering with the law will continue as leadership deliberates upon it. In a Statement to Wilayat Times, JRL said that deferment of the case by a few...

Supreme Court of India adjourns hearing on Article-35A of J&...

( India )

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today adjourned hearing on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which gives special rights and privileges to people of Jammu and Kashmir, saying its three-judge bench has been hearing the case and will consider whether it has to be referred to a larger bench. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar said the matter has to be heard by a three-judge bench and Justice D Y Chandrachud, who is also a part...

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...