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Morsi’s Qatar espionage trial adjourned

Morsi’s Qatar espionage trial adjourned

​A court in Egypt has adjourned the trial of the country’s first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets to Qatar. On Wednesday, the Cairo criminal court postponed the hearing of Morsi and 10 other Muslim Brotherhood defendants on charges of espionage and leaking classified documents to the [&hellip

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015

1206 lunar years ago, on this day in 230 AH, the renowned Iraqi hadith scholar and historian, Mohammad Ibn Sa’d Ibn Mani al-Baghdadi, passed away. He was a student of the celebrated historian, Mohammad bin Omar al-Waqedi.  Ibn Sa’d is famous for his voluminous book “at-Tabaqaat al-Kubra”, which is a biography of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), the early Muslims, [&hellip

500 children missing in Nigerian town

500 children missing in Nigerian town

Hundreds of children have been reported missing in a northeastern Nigerian town recently recaptured from Boko Haram militants. Local sources in the town of Damasak in Borno state say about 500 children aged 11 and younger were taken by the Takfiri militants as they fled the area. With the help of soldiers from Chad and Niger, [&hellip

England ‘could be persuaded’ on 2026 World Cup bid

England ‘could be persuaded’ on 2026 World Cup bid

​England could consider a bid to host the 2026 World Cup, says Football Association chairman Greg Dyke. Dyke says any attempt is dependent on whether Sepp Blatter remains in charge of governing body Fifa during the process – and on other factors. He said the appointment of Englishman David Gill on the Fifa executive committee could [&hellip

S Sudan MPs extend president’s term

S Sudan MPs extend president’s term

​South Sudan’s lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted to extend incumbent President Salva Kiir’s term in office by three more years. Thomas Wani Kundu, a senior parliament official, said on Tuesday that the vast majority of deputiesvoted to extend President Kiir’s mandate from 9 July 2015 to 9 July 2018. “The tenure of the office of the [&hellip

Obama urged to send arms to Ukraine

Obama urged to send arms to Ukraine

The United States House of Representatives has passed a resolution in an effort to step up pressure on President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal arms. The resolution was approved in a bipartisan 348-48 vote on Monday, calling on the president to send lethal arms to support the Kiev government against Russian “aggression.” The [&hellip

Threats delay Tunisia museum reopening

Threats delay Tunisia museum reopening

​Tunisia has put on hold the planned reopening of its national museum after last week’s deadly attack on foreign tourists due to security concerns. “We have been surprised at the last minute, but the interior ministry says that for security reasons we cannot receive a large number of visitors,” Hanene Srarfi, head of communications at [&hellip

WH: Israel’s ‘50-yr occupation’ must end

WH: Israel’s ‘50-yr occupation’ must end

​The White House has called on Israel to end its “50-year occupation” of the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem), criticizing Tel Aviv over its continued settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories. In a speech to an American Jewish advocacy group in Washington on Monday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said, “An [&hellip

Tuesday, 24th March, 2015

Tuesday, 24th March, 2015

1425 lunar years ago, on this day in 11 AH, the venerable daughter of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), Hazrat Fatema Zahra (SA) was tragically martyred, leaving behind in a state of mourning her bereaved husband, Imam Ali, and four little children – sons, Imam Hasan and Imam Husain; and daughters, Hazrat Zainab and Hazrat Omm Kolsoum (peace [&hellip

Greek PM in Germany amid bailout row

Greek PM in Germany amid bailout row

​Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made his first visit to Germany amid a continued blame game between the two countries over Athens’s bailout program. On Monday, Tsiprasand German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in the capital Berlin in an attempt to reboot the frayed ties between the two European states. “I did not come here [&hellip