Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »

 

Category Archives: Features

Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue

Anti-India protests on Monday triggered clashes between students and government forces in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as authorities reopened schools after a weeklong suspension of

Who is Prince Khaled bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to the US?

Prince Khaled bin Salman

Prince Khaled bin Salman has been named as Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to the United States, replacing Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki. A younger brother to

With relish, Kabul’s middle class embraces the food truck trend

When the first Lazeez food truck arrived in Kabul many mistook it for a rickshaw and wanted to hail a ride — the yellow chassis and three

U.S. ‘stuck to its guns’ on Iran prisoner swap: Rezaian’s brother

Iranian authorities “continued to manipulate” Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian until the moment he was released with four other Americans in a prisoner swap over the weekend,

Jon Stewart honors 9/11 first responder

Jon Stewart joined New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to honor a cancer-stricken Sept. 11 first responder who helped win a fight for health care. The mayor

Prince William more ‘emotional’ as a dad

Prince William says that being a father has made him “more emotional” and more prone to welling up. The royal is the father of two children, 2-year-old

Somalia housing boom as Mogadishu emerges from ashes of war

Somalia’s elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed the most dangerous city

Executions of Sunni preachers, activists continue in Iranian

Shahram Ahadi

International human rights groups believe that Iran executed over 1,000 people last year – well above the 2014 tally – including preachers and activists from the Islamic

‘Taiwan’s Louvre’ opens museum after 15-year wait

Some of China’s most valuable historic artifacts went on display in Taiwan Monday at a new branch of one of the world’s top museums, as the island

Celebrate a moment in history by fasting

The tenth day of the month of Muharram on the lunar calendar, which falls on Friday, October 23rd this year, is a day to thank Allah. It

Muslims in America: Part of the solution, not the problem

Last weekend, anti-Muslim rallies sprung up in several cities across the United States. Protesters, many of them openly armed, showed up outside more than 20 mosques in

Rare photo of Taliban leader Omar surfaces

Mullah Omar

The Afghan Taliban have released a striking new picture of late founder Mullah Omar from his days as a religious student, the only known image of the

It’s decision time for Biden – will he run for president?

The drumbeat for Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race is growing louder. Almost half of the nation’s Democrats want the vice president to enter

Four years since Qaddafi’s death, this month is now crucial for Libya

If negotiations between Libya’s two warring factions – the East’s House of Representatives (HOR) and the West’s General National Congress (GNC) – go according to plan, Oct.

Witnesses of UK anti-Muslim hate crimes ‘refusing to help’

A British Muslim woman doused with alcohol on train; another whose hijab was pulled off before she suffered a hail of kicks and punches; yet another dubbed

Islam Spreading Not Only Among Ethnic Russians But Also Among Non-Russians

The Moscow media have long focused on the extent to which Islam is recovering among the historically Muslim peoples of Russia and on the acceptance of Islam

For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war

For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain. From an office in Britain’s

Historical landmarks threatened by Prophet’s Mosque expansion

Power outage notices on the doors of a number of mosques including the historical Sajdah Mosque have left historians fearing that they might get demolished to make

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