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Freetown locks down 700 homes over Ebola

Freetown locks down 700 homes over Ebola

​Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone has put hundreds of homes in the capital, Freetown, under quarantine, following report of a new death from the killer epidemic. “Some 700 homes have been quarantined for 21 days in the tourism and fishing community of Aberdeen in the west of the capital Freetown…after the death of a fisherman who was [&hellip

Liverpool wait on Gerrard scan

Liverpool wait on Gerrard scan

Liverpool face an anxious wait over Steven Gerrard after he was sent for a scan on the hamstring he injured during Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Tottenham. Manager Brendan Rodgers was absent from the pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Crystal Palace – out of the country on ‘club business’ – but [&hellip

Van Gaal unmoved by criticism

Van Gaal unmoved by criticism

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he is not worried by Paul Scholes’ criticism of his team’s style of football. United legend Scholes claimed he was not impressed by the brand of football being played under the Dutchman this season, criticising the current crop for not taking enough risks, nor playing in the “traditional [&hellip

‘Assad must be part of Syria solution’

‘Assad must be part of Syria solution’

The United Nations’ special envoy to Syria says President Bashar al-Assad must be involved in any peaceful solution to the crisis in the Arab country.   “President Assad is part of the solution,” de Mistura said in a joint press conference with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz in Vienna on Friday.   The UN official [&hellip

Italy, Germany close Yemen embassies

Italy, Germany close Yemen embassies

​Italy and Germany have temporarily closed their embassies in Yemen, following the United States, Britain and France, in reaction to alleged security concerns after the Ansarullah revolutionaries took control of the capital, Sana’a. On Friday, the Italian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, saying the country’s ambassador and staff are returning home from Italy’s embassy in [&hellip

Blasts kill 19 in Pakistan’s Peshawar

Blasts kill 19 in Pakistan’s Peshawar

At least 19 people have been killed in explosions that rocked a Shia mosque packed with worshipers in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. A senior police official said that several gunmen threw grenades and opened fire on worshippers around the time of Friday prayers, following which a series of explosions were heard in the [&hellip

Biotech apples approved in US

Biotech apples approved in US

For the first time US regulators have approved commercialized biotech apples amid attempts by the organic industry and other institutes to block the genetically modified fruit. The two apple varieties modified to resist browning are developed by the Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., and were approved by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and [&hellip

Quranic Reflections, Āyat 18:54

Quranic Reflections, Āyat 18:54

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh, February 13, 2015/Rabī‘uth Thānī 23, 1436 Quranic Reflections: Year 5, No. 7, Āyat 18:54 – Arguing Reasonably وَلَقَدْ صَرَّفْنَا فِي هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنِ لِلنَّاسِ مِنْ كُلِّ مَثَلٍ ۚ وَكَانَ الْإِنْسَانُ أَكْثَرَ شَيْءٍ جَدَلًا Walaqad sarrafnā fī [&hellip

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