International

40 Journalists dismissed over Critic`s to Israeli PM Netanya...

( Israel )

Tel Aviv | WTNS | July 6:A prominent Israeli journalist known for breaking diplomatic scoops and critical coverage of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received notice Sunday he was being dismissed. Barak Ravid, Channel 13 TV’s diplomatic correspondent, was among nearly 40 people who received dismissal letters from the station, Israeli media reported. Anchorwoman Tali Moreno, veteran weatherman Danny Roop and political correspondent Akiva Novick were among other big names being let...

Those responsible for Sopore killings should be held to acco...

( Geneva )

Geneva | WTNS | July 2:Those who were responsible for the killing of a civilian and a CRPF head constable in Kashmir have to be made to account for it, according to the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Asked about the incident at his daily briefing on Wednesday, Stephane Dujarric said, “We will look into it. Obviously people who were responsible need to be brought to account. But let me look further into it.” In answer to another question about the protests following the killings,...

Iran Issues Arrest Warrants for Trump and 35 Others in Sulei...

( Iran )

Tehran | WTNS | June 30:Iran has issued Interpol Red Notices asking for help to arrest the US President Donald Trump and a number of top US officials on charges of planning and launching drone attack near Baghdad International Airport which led to assassination of top IRGC commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in January. “Thirty-six people who were involved in the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani have  been identified, including political and military officials from the United...

Hazrat Zahra (Pbuh) Mosque in Baku destroyed by Azerbaijani ...

( Azerbaijan )

Baku | WTNS | June 28:Twelve years ago, the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan tried to destroy the mosque, but with the formation of a human circle by religious people around the mosque, the government withdrew, and the mosque symbolizes the resistance and victory of the Islamists against the anti-Islamic policies and destruction of the country’s mosques. Hazrat Zahra (SA) mosque in capital Baku destroyed by Government of Azerbaijani. Senior Islamic figures likely Haj Abdul Suleimanov...

Famed Islamic Scholar Alama Talib Jauhari passes away at Kar...

( Pakistan )

Karachi | WTNS | June 22:Globally Renowned Islamic Scholar Alama Talib Jauhari has passed away at a private hospital in Karachi at Pakistan. The 81-year-old Alama Jauhari had been under treatment at the ICU of a private hospital for past few days. He had been on a ventilator since he was admitted to the hospital on June 10. His body has been shifted to Ancholi Imambargah, according to the family sources. Funeral prayers will be offered today after Zuherain prayers in Amroha Ground, Ancholi Society,...

US Must End ‘Structural Racism’:UN Human Rights Chief...

( US )

Geneva:The UN’s top human rights official called for grievances to be heard on “endemic and structural racism” at the heart of the protests in the United States. Michelle Bachelet, the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that addressing those grievances is necessary for the US to “move on from its tragic history of racism and violence.” While calling for protesters to express their views peacefully, she also urged US leaders to unequivocally condemn racism and “reflect...

50,000 Palestinians attend Friday prayers at Masjid Aqsa...

( Palestine )

Jerusalem:Friday prayers were held at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Quds (Jerusalem) for the first time yesterday after weeks of the mosque’s closure. According to Wilayat Times Media Network, the Islamic Awqaf Department of Quds said in a statement that more than 50,000 worshippers attended the Friday prayers. The mosque’s officials said health protocols were observed during the prayers, with the guards distributing face masks and sanitizers among the worshippers and ensuring that proper social distance...

Israeli forces arrests Imam of Masjid-e-Aqsa...

( Palestine )

Gaza:The Israeli forces arrested Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, president of the Supreme Islamic Council and cleric of Al-Aqsa Mosque, after storming his house in occupied Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Information Centre. The occupation forces have stormed Sheikh Sabri’s house several times and removed him from Al-Aqsa under the pretext of inciting citizens to pray in the mosque. Sheikh Sabri has rejected any Israeli measures to restrict prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque and called on: “Our fellow Palestinians...

There is ‘no bigger thug’ than Trump: American Activist...

( US )

Washington:There is “no bigger thug” than US President Donald Trump, says an American activist, arguing that racist movements have gathered momentum and extremist groups have been emboldened in the country since the businessman-turned-politician came to office. Graylan Hagler, a justice advocate from Washington DC, made the remarks during a debate withPress TV’s.While commenting on decades of racial discrimination in the US and the recent ruthless killing of an African American in Minneapolis,...

Obama calls for real change in America, supports more protes...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Washington:Former US President Barack Obama has offered Americans the path to “real change,” calling for participation both in politics and protests, seeking racial justice in America. “The bottom line is this: if we want to bring about real change, then the choice isn’t between protest and politics. We have to do both. We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots to make sure that we elect candidates who will act on reform,” Obama said Monday...