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Yemen invasion marks political failure, degradation for so-called `Muslim’ state

Yemen invasion marks political failure, degradation for so-called `Muslim’ state

Interim Friday Prayers Leader of Tehran Hojjatoleslam Kazem Sediqi says invasion on Yemen marks political failure and degradation for a country which considers itself Muslim. Delivering his second Friday prayers sermon, Hojjatoleslam Sediqi said, ‘These people are not loyal to Islamism, spirituality and even their own Arab nature, not respecting the rule of avoiding war [&hellip

US sends warships near Yemen

US sends warships near Yemen

​The United States has dispatched its warships near Yemen as Saudi Arabia’s aggression continues against the Arab world’s poorest country. US Central Command moved the ships due to the situation in Yemen, said Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, on Monday, further denying reports that the move aimed at the interception of Iranian ships present [&hellip

Japan train sets new speed record

Japan train sets new speed record

​A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) in a test run near Mount Fuji. The train beat the 590km/h speed it had set last week in another test. Maglev trains use electrically charged magnets to lift and move carriages above the rail tracks. Central Japan Railway (JR [&hellip

Opposition launches fresh protests in Guinea

Opposition launches fresh protests in Guinea

​Anti-government Guinean protesters have staged a series of fresh protest rallies following deadly clashes between demonstrators and police last week. On Monday, hundreds of demonstrators poured onto the streets of several districts and suburbs of the capital, Conakry. The protesters shouted slogans, burnt tires and barricaded roads during the demonstrations across the troubled region. Authorities [&hellip

Quranic Reflections, Āyat 18:10

Quranic Reflections, Āyat 18:10

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, April 17, 2015/Jamādī al-Thāniyya 27, 1436 Quranic Reflections: Year 5, No. 16, Āyat 18:10 – Mercy and Guidance from Allah alone رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا Rabbanā ātinā min landunka [&hellip

Finland anti-NATO parties gain in polls

Finland anti-NATO parties gain in polls

Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has conceded defeat in the nation’s general election to the anti-NATO opposition Centre Party, which won 21.1 percent of the vote and secured 49 seats in the parliament. Following the Sunday vote, Stubb, who is a strong supporter of the European Union (EU), said, “It appears the Centre has won. Congratulations,” [&hellip

Delph steers Villa into final

Delph steers Villa into final

​Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years. Tim Sherwood’s side will now face Arsenal in next month’s final but found themselves a goal behind on the half hour mark as PFA Player of the Year nominee Philippe Coutinho opened the [&hellip

ISIL purportedly executes Ethiopians

ISIL purportedly executes Ethiopians

​Takfiri ISIL terrorists have released a new video purportedly showing the execution of some 30 Ethiopian Christians kidnapped in Libya. The 29-minute footage, released online by the Takfiri group on Sunday, purportedly shows the beheading of a group of around 12 Ethiopian Christian men on a beach and the shooting of another group of at [&hellip

Saddam-era commander killed in Tikrit

Saddam-era commander killed in Tikrit

A senior commander of the former Iraqi Ba’athist government under slain Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, has reportedly been killed in the restive province of Salahuddin in Iraq’s north. Raed al-Jabbouri, the governor of Salahuddin Province, said on Friday that Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was killed by Iraqi security forces during a preemptive operation in the eastern [&hellip

France unveils plan to fight racism

France unveils plan to fight racism

​France says it is set to allocate USD 108 million to a plan aimed at curbing soaring acts of racism in the country. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled the plan in Creteil, a suburb of the capital, Paris, on Friday, according to which the perpetrators of racist acts would face a tougher punishment. The [&hellip