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Obama: Iraq al-Qaeda ‘more active’

Obama: Iraq al-Qaeda ‘more active’

US President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki have discussed how to counter a “more active” al-Qaeda in the country. But following talks at the White House, nearly two years after the last US soldier left Iraq, Mr Obama did not unveil any new offer of military aid. He stressed the importance of [&hellip

FAA relaxes rules on using gadgets on planes

FAA relaxes rules on using gadgets on planes

Passengers on US airlines will be able to use gadgets like smartphones and tablets during take-off and landing, under new rules. The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), which is responsible for setting in-flight regulations, has said it is relaxing the restrictions on the use of electronic devices. Until now, devices that were fitted with ‘flight safe’ [&hellip

Pakistan: State-backed terrorists killed Shia Muslims

Pakistan: State-backed terrorists killed Shia Muslims

Six Shiite Muslims were killed and one injured when gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at their vehicle in the Mach area of Bolan district on Friday. Mama Ghullam Hussain, a levies officer, said that four gunmen on two motorcycles opened indiscriminate fire at the vehicle carrying seven coal miners in Mach. Subsequently, six coal miners were [&hellip

The Pearl of Imamate – Imam Sajjad (a.s.)

The Pearl of Imamate – Imam Sajjad (a.s.)

No Imam began his Imamate in a more tragic atmosphere. The first day of his Imamate saw him seriously ill and a captive of the army of Yazid in Karbala. His father and predecessor had sacrificed all he had on the altar of truth; and Imam Zayn al-’Abidin (AS) found himself with a group of [&hellip

Shaheed Arif Hussain Hussaini (1946 -1988)

Shaheed Arif Hussain Hussaini (1946 -1988)

“And reckon not those who are killed in Allah’s way as dead; nay, they are alive (and) are provided sustenance from their Lord;”  (The Holy Quran 3:169) Message of Imam Khomeni on the martyrdom of Shaheed Quaid Allama Arif ul Hussain Al Hussaini Hujjatul Islam Syed Arif ul Hussain Al Hussaini (RA): The loyalist and [&hellip

Niger to close illegal migrant camps

Niger to close illegal migrant camps

Niger says it will close illegal migrant camps in the north of the country after 92 people who died of thirst were found in the Sahara. All those involved in trafficking migrants would be “severely punished”, the government said. The bodies of 52 children, 33 women and seven men were discovered after two trucks carrying [&hellip

American whistleblower seeking help

American whistleblower seeking help

American whistleblower Edward Snowden says the international community can persuade the US government to drop spying charges against him. “I am confident that with the support of the international community, the government of the United States will abandon this harmful behavior,” he wrote in a letter to a German lawmaker whom Snowden met with in [&hellip

Italian bank workers strike after 13 yrs

Italian bank workers strike after 13 yrs

Bank workers in Italy have gone on strike for the first time in 13 years to protest against the Italian Banking Association (ABI) unilaterally pulling out of a labor contract covering over 300,000 employees, Press TV reports. Thousands of bank workers staged a rally called by bank unions in the northern city of Ravenna on [&hellip

S Africa denounces Israel plan

S Africa denounces Israel plan

South Africa’s foreign minister has denounced the Israeli regime’s plan to build new illegal settler units in East al-Quds (Jerusalem). “That arrangement there in Palestine keeps us awake,” Maite Nkoana-Mashabane told members of Cosatu, the largest trade union, which is a political ally of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), on Friday. [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 12:92

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 12:92

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 قَالَ لَا تَثْرِيبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْيَوْمَ ۖ يَغْفِرُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ ۖ وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ Qāla lā tathrība ‘alaykumul-yawma, yaghfirullāhu lakum, wa-huwa arHamur-rāHimīn He said: There shall be no reproof against you this day; Allah may forgive you, and He [&hellip