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Sierra Leone continues Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone continues Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone has observed the second day of a 72-hour nationwide shutdown aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country. Most people in Sierra Leone stayed indoors for the second day on Saturday with the exception of health professionals and security forces, while some 30,000 volunteers are going door-to-door to [&hellip

Blast near Egypt Foreign Ministry kills 2

Blast near Egypt Foreign Ministry kills 2

A roadside bomb explosion near the Foreign Ministry in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, has claimed the lives of at least two policemen. According to unnamed security officials, the explosion targeted a police checkpoint near the back entrance of the Nile-side ministry building, on Sunday. Several more people were injured in the attack. The attack comes [&hellip

German Muslim community slams ISIL

German Muslim community slams ISIL

Thousands of Muslims across Germany have taken part in a protest against atrocities carried out by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. The Muslim community of Germany held a Friday Prayer ceremony in 2,000 mosques across the country in protest against the barbaric ideology of ISIL and its savage deeds. Organizers of the event, entitled the Day [&hellip

Russia says airstrikes on ISIL need UN consent

Russia says airstrikes on ISIL need UN consent

Russia says it would be “illegal” for the so-called international coalition against ISIL to carry out airstrikes against the terrorists without the consent of the UN. Russia’s Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin told a Friday UN Security Council session on the situation concerning Iraq, “International counter-terrorism operation should be carried out either with the [&hellip

Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi spotlights role of women in Islamic society

Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi spotlights role of women in Islamic society

Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi has met with group of women employees of the municipal government of Tehran, where he discussed cultural activities in the Iranian capital. Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi has met with group of women employees of the municipal government of Tehran, where he discussed cultural activities in the Iranian capital. Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi praised the role of [&hellip

Ayatollah Sistani warns of Western interference

Ayatollah Sistani warns of Western interference

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the top Shi’ite cleric in Iraq, yesterday said he was open to the idea of a US-led military intervention against ISIS, but that any such operation required serious scrutiny from Iraqi officials. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the top Shi’ite cleric in Iraq, yesterday said he was open to the idea of [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 2:26

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 2:26

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, September 19, 2014/Dhul Qa‘dah 24, 1435 Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 2:26 – Hypocritical attitude إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَسْتَحْيِي أَنْ يَضْرِبَ مَثَلًا مَا بَعُوضَةً فَمَا فَوْقَهَا ۚ فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فَيَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَبِّهِمْ ۖ وَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ [&hellip

Sarkozy plans political comeback in France

Sarkozy plans political comeback in France

​Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to French politics. According to a Facebook post, the ex-head of state is setting his sights on UMP party leadership in time for the 2017 presidential election. Following months of speculation, Nicolas Sarkozy, who held office as president from 2007 to 2012, announced on Friday via Facebook, [&hellip

Wembley to host Euro final

Wembley to host Euro final

​London’s Wembley Stadium will host the final and semifinals of the 2020 European Championships. One quarterfinal match and three group stage games will be played at the Allianz Arena in Munich. London was the big winner at UEFA’s 2020 pan-European Championship draw in Geneva on Friday.  Reports of an agreement already in place between the two [&hellip

UK PM hails Scotland no vote

UK PM hails Scotland no vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron has declared a “clear result” in the Scottish independence referendum, hailing the vote result. “There can be no disputes, no reruns – we have heard the settled will of the Scottish people,” Cameron said in a statement outside No 10 Downing Street on Friday. Earlier, Scotland’s First Minister  Alex Salmond [&hellip