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‘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

Bahrain Al Wefaq condemns murder of 3 Muslims in U.S

Bahrain Al Wefaq condemns murder of 3 Muslims in U.S

Al Wefaq National Islamic Society in Bahrain condemns the murder of three Muslims in the United States of America. Sadly, such bloody crimes stem from the spread of hatred between religions and civilizations in societies. The ugly crime demonstrates the level of unacceptable of pluralism and coexistence our societies have reached. Hatred is a destructive [&hellip

Palestinian schoolgirl freed after six weeks in Israeli jail

Palestinian schoolgirl freed after six weeks in Israeli jail

Israel freed Friday a 14-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl, whose jailing six weeks ago for planning to attack Israelis became a focus for anger over the arrest of children in the occupied territories. An AFP photographer in the West Bank town of Tulkarem said Malak al-Khatib was released there and greeted by her parents, relatives and the mayor, before being [&hellip

New clashes kill 47 troops in Myanmar

New clashes kill 47 troops in Myanmar

Renewed clashes between Myanmar’s government troops and rebel forces have led to the death of nearly 50 soldiers and wounded dozens in a northern border area. Myanmar’s state media reported Friday that 47 government troops had been killed in four days of fighting with rebels in the Kokang region of Shan State, a predominantly ethnic [&hellip