Category: The Middle East

Iran’s Qari Showcases Skills at Turkey’s Int’l Quran Contest

Iran’s Qari Showcases Skills at Turkey’s Int’l Quran Contest

Gholamnejad, who is representing the Islamic Republic in the recitation category of the contest, recited verses 12 to 21 of Surah al-Jathiyah. He was among the 7 Qaris who went on the stage on the first night of the international event. The competition was inaugurated in Istanbul on Friday with the participation of 40 Qaris [&hellip

Iran convicts US spies to 8 years in jail

Iran convicts US spies to 8 years in jail

Iran convicts US spies to 8 years in jail Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:42AM GMT UPDATE1 US detainees Shane Bauer (L) and Joshua Fattal Iran has sentenced each of two American nationals detained in the country on charges of illegal entry and espionage to eight years in prison, a top judiciary official says. “The Branch [&hellip

Saudi Wahhabi Authorities Released 11 Shiite Prisoners

Saudi Wahhabi Authorities Released 11 Shiite Prisoners

Saudi Wahhabi Authorities Released 11 Shiite Prisoners Saudi Wahhabi authorities released on Thursday 11 Shiite prisoners who were detained after taking part in a peaceful demonstrations in Qatif last May.   (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Saudi Wahhabi authorities released on Thursday 11 Shiite prisoners who were detained after taking part in a peaceful demonstrations [&hellip

Sheikh loses Bahraini palace to bookmaker Spreadex after racking up gambling debts

Sheikh loses Bahraini palace to bookmaker Spreadex after racking up gambling debts

Sheikh loses Bahraini palace to bookmaker Spreadex after racking up gambling debts Bookmaker Spreadex is in line to receive a share in a Bahraini palace part-owned by royal family member Sheikh Hamad Al Khalifa after he racked up a quarter of a million pounds in gambling debts.   (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Spreadex moved [&hellip

Israel threatens Palestinian inmates

Israel threatens Palestinian inmates

Israel threatens Palestinian inmates Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he intends to make conditions tougher for Palestinian prisoners. “I have decided to change Israel’s treatment of terrorists sitting in prison,” Netanyahu said in a speech at an international conference on Thursday. “We will give them all that [&hellip

Bahrain opposition slams life sentences

Bahrain opposition slams life sentences

Bahrain opposition slams life sentences   Al-Wefaq said the sentences contradicted the call for national dialogue proposed by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa (pictured).   The largest party and opposition bloc in Bahrain has condemned Manama’s heavy-handed issuance of life sentences for eight opposition leaders in the Persian Gulf sheikdom. On Thursday, the [&hellip

40 killed as 4 blasts rock Baghdad

40 killed as 4 blasts rock Baghdad

40 killed as 4 blasts rock Baghdad Bombings have been on the rise in Iraq since the beginning of the year.Four explosions in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, two of them at a popular market, have killed at least 40 people and wounded another 100. “Explosives loaded in three shopping carts killed 21 people and [&hellip

To Make Sure “Israel” Remains Jewish State: Obama’s Special Assistant

To Make Sure “Israel” Remains Jewish State: Obama’s Special Assistant

To Make Sure “Israel” Remains Jewish State: Obama’s Special Assistant United States President Barack Obama’s special assistant, Dennis Ross said Wednesday that bold steps need to be taken to make sure that “Israel remains a Jewish Democratic state”. .. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – United States President Barack Obama’s special assistant, Dennis Ross said Wednesday [&hellip

Senior Shia Cleric: Kurdistan is an inseparable part of the Islamic Nation

Senior Shia Cleric: Kurdistan is an inseparable part of the Islamic Nation

Senior Shia Cleric: Kurdistan is an inseparable part of the Islamic Nation Senior cleric hailed Iran-Iraq relations as friendly highlighting the regional importance of the country. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Head of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Aytaollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri, at a meeting with the delegation from Iraqi [&hellip

Moallem: Stop meddling in Syria’s affairs, there is not any nterference by Iran or Hizbullah

Moallem: Stop meddling in Syria’s affairs, there is not any nterference by Iran or Hizbullah

Moallem: Stop meddling in Syria’s affairs, there is not any nterference by Iran or Hizbullah “We are keen on establishing the best relations with our neighboring country Turkey, and I hope that they will reconsider their stance…I categorically deny that there is any interference by Iran or Hizbullah Party with regard to what is happening [&hellip