International

Sanctions imposed over Iran’s nuclear program lifted...

( Geneva )

Viena:Sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program are lifted following confirmation of Tehran’s commitment to​ the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the announcement during a joint press conference in Vienna on Saturday (17th January 2016) Mogherini read out a statement in English which was subsequently read out by Zarif in Persian. “As...

Pakistani forces detain 42 Daesh-linked suspects in Punjab: ...

( Pakistan )

Islamabad”Pakistani counter-terrorism forces have arrested more than 40 militant suspects with alleged links to the Daesh terrorist group across the country’s eastern province of Punjab. Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah confirmed on Monday that at least 42 suspects were detained after police commandos from the counter-terrorism department raided their hideouts in four Punjab cities over the weekend. “The arrests were the result of raids in four Punjab cities over the weekend,” said...

Top Sunni cleric Molvi Salamai denounces Al-Nimr execution...

(Srinagar)

Tehran:The representative of Sistan and Baluchistan in the Assembly of Experts, Molavi Nazir Ahmad Salami in an interview with Taqrib News Agency (TNA) underscored, “Inviting to good, enjoining what is right and forbidding the wrong among Muslims was the mission of religious clerics and does not no Shiites and Sunnis”.Wilayat Times reports; “After writing so many letters to Saudi state with this connection, we expect Saudi rulers do not perpetrate such measure,” underlined Molavi Nazir Ahmad...

Saudi-backed militants fire shells at aid convoy in Yemen...

(Srinagar)

Sanna:Saudi-backed militants have fired shells at a humanitarian aid convoy in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz.
A civilian was injured during the attack, which occurred in the Dahi district of Ta’izz on Monday, Yemen’s al-Masirah news channel reported. The militants also blocked an aid convoy that was heading toward the Habil Salman district of the province. The report also said that Saudi-backed snipers have recently targeted a number of Yemeni civilians in Ta’izz, including...

Daesh executes 5 ‘British spies’ in Syria...

(Srinagar)

Damascus:The Daesh Takfiri group has released a new video purportedly showing execution of five “British spies” in Syria, with the terrorists calling Prime Minister David Cameron an “imbecile.” The 10-minute video, posted online, showed the five men in orange jumpsuits introducing themselves in Arabic and “confessing” to spying for the United Kingdom by filming and photographing sites in exchange for money within Syria’s northern city of al-Raqqah, the Takfiris’ de facto capital. After...

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution...

(Srinagar)

Riyadh:Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir announced on Sunday that Riyadh severed its diplomatic relations with Tehran one day after the government and people of Iran protested to execution of dissident cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. A weary-looking al-Jubeir whose country is entangled with its prolonged aggression on neighboring Yemen and futile support to the extremist terrorists in Syria and Iraq amid the 11-year-low plummeting prices of the kingdom’s lifline crude oil, told reporters in...

Nimr execution won’t be taken lightly:Syed Hassan Nasr...

(Srinagar)

Beirut:Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance movement Hezbollah, says the execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by the Al Saud regime will not be taken lightly. During a televised address on Sunday, Nasrallah said criticism is forbidden Saudi Arabia, adding that the country is no place for any cleric of any sect casting the kingdom’s policies into question. Elaborating on Riyadh’s way of treating criticism, however, the Hezbollah...

Iranian Sunni clerics denounce Sheikh Nimr execution...

(Srinagar)

Tehran:Sunni clerics in the Iranian Province of Western Azerbaijan denounced the recent execution of Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia saying that the move has revealed the heinous nature of Al Saud.   Mamusta Mostafa Mahmoudi, Friday prayer leader of Piranshahr, in an interview with Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) called Saudi Arabia as the hub of oppression and that was the reason for uprising of Sheikh Nimr, reported Wilayat Times He added,” Saudi Arabia found the Shia cleric as a great threat...

Riyadh using execution to settle political scores: Amnesty...

(Srinagar)

Geneva:Human rights group Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr shows Riyadh is using death penalty to “settle political scores.” The London-based rights group made the remarks on Saturday, following the execution of Sheikh Nimr and 46 others, including Shia activists and Sunnis accused of being involved in al-Qaeda-linked attacks. “What the Saudi Arabian authorities have said so far indicates they regard these executions as taken...

UN chief expresses ‘dismay’ at Sheikh Nimr’s execu...

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Geneva:United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is “deeply dismayed” by Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, calling on the Riyadh regime to commute all death sentences handed down in the kingdom. “Sheikh Nimr and a number of the other prisoners executed had been convicted following trials that raised serious concerns over the nature of the charges and the fairness of the process,” Ban’s spokesman quoted him as saying in a statement released...