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Iranians hold nationwide rallies to mark Islamic Revolution victory

Iranians hold nationwide rallies to mark Islamic Revolution victory

Iranians in capital Tehran and a whole host of other cities attended countrywide huge rallies this morning to mark the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution that toppled the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979. More than 1,000 cities and over 5,000 villages across Iran saw demonstration for the national celebration. [&hellip

Sheikh Zakzaky honored in ‘Martyrs’ families’ ceremony in Mashhad

Sheikh Zakzaky honored in ‘Martyrs’ families’ ceremony in Mashhad

Leader of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky was among parents of martyrs, recipients of award of greatest honour in Mashad, Iran on Tuesday. The ceremony was organized by students’ union based in Mashad, Iran, which was attended by family members of martyrs across the world. Parents and family members [&hellip

Bahrain Al Wefaq condemns murder of 3 Muslims in U.S

Bahrain Al Wefaq condemns murder of 3 Muslims in U.S

Al Wefaq National Islamic Society in Bahrain condemns the murder of three Muslims in the United States of America. Sadly, such bloody crimes stem from the spread of hatred between religions and civilizations in societies. The ugly crime demonstrates the level of unacceptable of pluralism and coexistence our societies have reached. Hatred is a destructive [&hellip

Palestinian schoolgirl freed after six weeks in Israeli jail

Palestinian schoolgirl freed after six weeks in Israeli jail

Israel freed Friday a 14-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl, whose jailing six weeks ago for planning to attack Israelis became a focus for anger over the arrest of children in the occupied territories. An AFP photographer in the West Bank town of Tulkarem said Malak al-Khatib was released there and greeted by her parents, relatives and the mayor, before being [&hellip

New clashes kill 47 troops in Myanmar

New clashes kill 47 troops in Myanmar

Renewed clashes between Myanmar’s government troops and rebel forces have led to the death of nearly 50 soldiers and wounded dozens in a northern border area. Myanmar’s state media reported Friday that 47 government troops had been killed in four days of fighting with rebels in the Kokang region of Shan State, a predominantly ethnic [&hellip

Venezuela: US-funded coup bid foiled

Venezuela: US-funded coup bid foiled

Venezuela’s president has announced the defeat of a US-bankrolled coup attempt against the country, which was being plotted by five aviation officers. Speaking in the capital Caracas on Thursday, Nicolas Maduro said, “We have broken up and foiled a coup attempt against democracy and the stability of our country.” Upon potential realization, the coup, financed [&hellip

Egypt frees two Al-Jazeera journalists

Egypt frees two Al-Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of two Qatar-funded Al-Jazeera news channel’s journalists arrested for allegedly favoring the military-ousted President Mohamed Morsi in their reports. The Cairo court ruled on Sunday that Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed would be released after serving more than 400 days behind the bars. The tribunal, however, did not [&hellip

Embassy closures unjustified: Houthis

Embassy closures unjustified: Houthis

Yemen’s Shia Houthi movement has criticized the Western states that have closed their diplomatic missions in the capital, Sana’a, saying the move was “unjustified.” “The decisions of some Western countries to close their embassies in Sana’a are absolutely unjustified,” said Hussein al-Ezzi, the head of the foreign relations of the movement, on Thursday. This came [&hellip

Strike halts 340 German airline flights

Strike halts 340 German airline flights

Lufthansa’s low-cost subsidiary, Germanwings, has cancelled nearly 340 outbound flights from Germany in two days due to a walkout by pilots. The strike started late Wednesday and will continue until 2259 GMT on Friday, a Germanwings spokesman confirmed. The strike grounded 158 out of a total of 430 flights scheduled for Thursday and 180 of [&hellip

UN moves to curb ISIL cash

UN moves to curb ISIL cash

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution which bans individuals and entities from engaging in trade with the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. Members of the Council unanimously adopted the resolution on Thursday effectively cutting major cash flows for the ISIL terrorists operating in Syria and Iraq. Thirty-five countries supported the move, which was initiated by [&hellip