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Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber strikes at Shia Muslim mosque several casualties
22nd May 2015

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber strikes at Shia Muslim mosque several casualties

  [Photo: Suicide bomber kills dozens during Friday Prayer in Qatif injured being taken away.]   RIYADH, (Agencies): A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing and wounding … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers uproot 20 Dunams of agricultural lands
22nd May 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers uproot 20 Dunams of agricultural lands

[File photo]   IMEMC News: The Palestinian Agricultural Relief has reported, Thursday, that Israeli army bulldozers uprooted around 20 Dunams of Palestinian farmlands in the Wadi al-Hamra area, in Husan town, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. It … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 9 Palestinians in W Bank
22nd May 2015

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 9 Palestinians in W Bank

[File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, nine Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army searched dozens of homes. Israeli settlers attack a man in Hebron, while navy ships … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian boy, 10, critically injured by Israeli rubber bullet in Jerusalem
22nd May 2015

Palestine: Palestinian boy, 10, critically injured by Israeli rubber bullet in Jerusalem

  JERUSALEM (Ma’an): A Palestinian child was critically injured after Israeli forces shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet near the Shufat refugee camp on Thursday, witnesses said. Yahiya Sami al-Amudi, 10, [photo above] was walking near a checkpoint by the … Continued

Russia: Moscow offers Baghdad military aid, investment
22nd May 2015

Russia: Moscow offers Baghdad military aid, investment

  Iraq’s leader has begun a two-day visit to Russia to cement further support against “Islamic State.” The terrorists’ assault on Ramadi has proved a major setback to the government in Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Russia’s … Continued

US: Obama gives non-NATO ally status to Tunisia
22nd May 2015

US: Obama gives non-NATO ally status to Tunisia

  The US has designated Tunisia a major non-NATO ally, promising enhanced military cooperation. Tunisia, the starting point for the Arab Spring, faces growing security threats – especially from a destabilized Libya. President Barack Obama on Tuesday said Washington intended … Continued

Myanmar to attend crisis meeting over Rohingya refugees
22nd May 2015

Myanmar to attend crisis meeting over Rohingya refugees

[Photo: Mynewshub]   Myanmar leaders are to attend a regional conference on the migrant crisis next week. The decision comes as Malaysia begins search and rescue operations for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea. Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman … Continued

How women in the Muslim world are closing the gender gap
21st May 2015

How women in the Muslim world are closing the gender gap

  By Saadia Zahidi The oft-uttered phrase “the Muslim world” suggests a monolithic body. Yet the reality includes rich petro states at the cusp of dramatic change, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, and countries such … Continued

India: Firm rejects MBA graduate’s job application because he is Muslim
21st May 2015

India: Firm rejects MBA graduate’s job application because he is Muslim

  Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): A Mumbai-based diamond export company has allegedly rejected the job application of an MBA graduate because he is a Muslim, prompting the National Commission for Minorities to take up the case of religious discrimination, news reports … Continued

Germany: Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court
21st May 2015

Germany: Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court

  Comedian Dieter Nuhr [see photo]  has failed in a court battle to stop a Muslim critic from calling him a “preacher of hate” because of his jokes about Islam. Nuhr argued before the state court in Stuttgart that Erhat … Continued

Palestine: 5 Palestinians, incl 4 children, kidnapped in al-Khader
21st May 2015

Palestine: 5 Palestinians, incl 4 children, kidnapped in al-Khader

[File Image Child being kidnapped by Israeli soldiers]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped five Palestinians, including four children. Coordinator of the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinians in Hebron
21st May 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinians in Hebron

[File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several Palestinians towns in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped three Palestinians. The army also invaded Raba village, near Jenin, and searched a number … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers torch 90 Olive trees near Salfit
21st May 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers torch 90 Olive trees near Salfit

[Photo: Younes Arar]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli settlers, Wednesday morning, burned down 90 olive trees in Sarta town, near Salfit, in the southern occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses and farmers from the town said, according to the PNN, that … Continued

Palestine: Thousands attend funeral of slain Jerusalem man
21st May 2015

Palestine: Thousands attend funeral of slain Jerusalem man

[Photo: Omran Abu Dheim killed by Israeli police]   IMEMC & Agencies: Despite Israeli restrictions, extensive military deployment around Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, thousands marched, late on Wednesday at night, in the funeral procession of ‘Omran Omar Abu … Continued

Qatar accused of continuing failing migrant workers
21st May 2015

Qatar accused of continuing failing migrant workers

  Rights organization Amnesty International has accused Qatar of promising little and delivering less in terms of labor reforms ahead of the 2022 World Cup. More than a million migrants are working in construction. In a report published Thursday, Amnesty … Continued

US pledges aid for countries housing stranded Rohingya
21st May 2015

US pledges aid for countries housing stranded Rohingya

[Photo: Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar leading to becoming refugees, The world looks on]   The US has announced its intentions to assist Indonesia and Malaysia in implementing their program to shelter Rohingya refugees. A US delegation is also … Continued

Yemen: UN to launch Yemen peace talks in Geneva
21st May 2015

Yemen: UN to launch Yemen peace talks in Geneva

[Photo: Saudi air force bombing civilian areas]   The UN has announced the launch of Yemen peace talks. The Houthi movement’s leader has said his group will attend, but doubts loom over the participation of Yemeni President Hadi’s exiled government. … Continued

Iraqi forces repel IS attacks, as they prepare for major offensive
20th May 2015

Iraqi forces repel IS attacks, as they prepare for major offensive

  RAMADI,  (Xinhua): Iraqi security forces on Tuesday repelled the Islamic State (IS) attacks in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, while military preparations continued for a major counter-offensive to recapture the provincial capital city of Ramadi that fell in the … Continued

Palestinian sentenced to 8 months prison over Facebook posts
20th May 2015

Palestinian sentenced to 8 months prison over Facebook posts

  (MaanImages/File) JERUSALEM (Ma’an): An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian man to eight months of imprisonment with an additional six months suspended for activity on social media. The Jerusalem detainees’ families committee said that the Israeli magistrate’s court … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 11 Palestinians in W Bank
20th May 2015

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 11 Palestinians in W Bank

[File photo: alresalah.ps]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including two children, after breaking into their homes, and searching them, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in the northern … Continued

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a
20th May 2015

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a

  Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa has been pummeled by Saudi-led airstrikes, two days after the expiry of a truce. Aid agencies say they have little time to deliver “desperately needed” food and medicines. Dozens of families fled homes in … Continued

Mexico: 15 missing in Guerrero state
20th May 2015

Mexico: 15 missing in Guerrero state

  At least 15 people have gone missing after an armed group briefly took control of the town of Chilapa in southwest Mexico. The town is at the center of a turf war between two rival drug gangs. Fifteen people … Continued

Indonesia: Hundreds of migrants brought ashore
20th May 2015

Indonesia: Hundreds of migrants brought ashore

[Photo: A Rohingya refugee woman holding a child cries as she stands on a drifting boat]   More than 350 migrants have come ashore in Indonesia after drifting for several weeks at sea with little food and water. Most of the … Continued

Pakistan: Drone strike in North Waziristan kills four
19th May 2015

Pakistan: Drone strike in North Waziristan kills four

SHAWAL, (The News): A fresh drone strike in Shawal area of North Waziristan killed four people late on Monday.   According to sources, two missiles fired by the drone at a house also injured several others, besides demolishing the house. … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish 3 Palestinian stores in Silwan
19th May 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish 3 Palestinian stores in Silwan

JERUSALEM (Ma’an): Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished three commercial stores belonging to a Palestinian in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. Locals said that the demolitions were carried out after municipal inspectors decided early Tuesday morning that the stores … Continued

US court allows YouTube to show ‘Innocence of Muslims’
19th May 2015

US court allows YouTube to show ‘Innocence of Muslims’

  A US appeals court has ruled that YouTube should be allowed to show an uploaded film that sparked outrage in the Arab world. The video, “Innocence of Muslims,” depicted the Prophet Muhammad in a negative light. The 9th US … Continued

Colombia: Massive mudslide in NW Colombia kills dozens
19th May 2015

Colombia: Massive mudslide in NW Colombia kills dozens

  More than 50 people have been killed and many more injured in northwest Colombia after flooding and a landslide, triggered by heavy rains. A local mayor said the death toll from the disaster could potentially double. At least 52 … Continued

US: 9 killed in gang fight in Texas
18th May 2015

US: 9 killed in gang fight in Texas

  HOUSTON, (Xinhua): A fight between rival motorcycle gangs turned deadly Sunday at a restaurant in the U.S. state of Texas as nine people were killed and 18 others wounded, local media outlets reported. The brawl broke out at the … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes resume after 5-day ceasefire
18th May 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes resume after 5-day ceasefire

  Following a five-day humanitarian armistice, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against Shiite rebels have resumed in Yemen’s port city of Aden. United Nations envoys have called for an extension to the ceasefire. According to Yemeni security officials, the coalition airstrikes hit … Continued

Iraq: US contests Islamic State claim of full control in Ramadi
18th May 2015

Iraq: US contests Islamic State claim of full control in Ramadi

  ‘Islamic State’ (IS) militants have claimed full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi. The loss of the key military base in the city would represent the biggest defeat for the Iraqi government since last summer. In a … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers uproot 800 Palestinian Olive saplings in Hebron
17th May 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers uproot 800 Palestinian Olive saplings in Hebron

[Israeli settlers uprooting Palestinian olive trees. Archive photo]   HEBRON (Ma’an): Israeli settlers destroyed and uprooted hundreds of olive saplings in the Palestinian town of al-Shuyoukh northeast of Hebron in the southern West Bank. Local activist Ahmad al-Halayqa told Ma’an … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber strikes near Kabul airport
17th May 2015

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber strikes near Kabul airport

[Archive photo]   A car bomb has exploded on a road near the main airport in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul killing at least two people. Reports suggest the bomb was targeting vehicles of the European Union police training mission. At least … Continued

Egypt: Morsi death sentence criticized abroad
17th May 2015

Egypt: Morsi death sentence criticized abroad

  Egypt has come under criticism overseas for the death sentence handed to ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi [photo above]. The penalty was over Morsi’s role in a mass jailbreak that toppled his predecessor. A number of countries and at … Continued

Syria: Islamic State terrorists seize parts of ancient city Palmyra
17th May 2015

Syria: Islamic State terrorists seize parts of ancient city Palmyra

  “Islamic State” extremists have gained control over the northern part of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. Authorities are worried the terror group may destroy the city’s historical legacy, as it has at other sites. The ruins of Palmyra lie … Continued

France: Sarkozy party to expel mayor for ban Islam in France call
16th May 2015

France: Sarkozy party to expel mayor for ban Islam in France call

    The French mainstream right UMP party is to expel the mayor of a small southern town who has called for Islam to be banned in France. Former president Nicolas Sarkozy condemned the call on Friday. “The Muslim religion … Continued

Pakistan: 3 terrorists killed in Rangers encounter
16th May 2015

Pakistan: 3 terrorists killed in Rangers encounter

  KARACHI, (The News): Three terrorists were killed in a Rangers encounter late on Friday and early hours of Saturday in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Maymar area.   According to sources, a large cache of weapons was also seized in the encounter.   … Continued

Pakistan: Fatima Bhutto: 1,000 Shia citizens killed in 2 years
16th May 2015

Pakistan: Fatima Bhutto: 1,000 Shia citizens killed in 2 years

[Photo: Fatima Bhutto] By Fatima Bhutto   Pakistan is a country of ghosts. They are everywhere, the victims and the perpetrators both. On Wednesday morning, six gunmen wearing police uniforms stopped an Al Azhar Garden bus carrying 60 Ismaili Muslims in … Continued

Palestine: Unarmed demonstrators fired upon at Kafr Qaddum
16th May 2015

Palestine: Unarmed demonstrators fired upon at Kafr Qaddum

[Photo: Protester shot in his leg with live ammunition]   International Solidarity Movement (ISM) : Friday, during the Nakba day demonstration in Kafr Qaddum, four young men were shot with live ammunition in their legs. One of the men got a … Continued

Palestine: Scores injured by Israeli soldiers as Bil’in marks Nakba
16th May 2015

Palestine: Scores injured by Israeli soldiers as Bil’in marks Nakba

  By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: The Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has reported that Israeli soldiers have attacked the weekly protest, firing dozens of gas … Continued

Palestine: Dozens injured by Israeli soldiers in Silwad, Betunia
16th May 2015

Palestine: Dozens injured by Israeli soldiers in Silwad, Betunia

[Still Image From Palestine TV Report ]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, Silwad and Betunia towns, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and attacked dozens of Palestinians marking the Nakba Day. The Palestine TV … Continued

Mali: Tuareg rebel group boycotts peace deal
16th May 2015

Mali: Tuareg rebel group boycotts peace deal

  Mali’s main separatist Tuareg rebel group has failed to sign a peace accord agreed upon by the government and other armed groups. The boycott is dimming hopes of attaining stability in the West African country. Algerian foreign minister and … Continued

Cyprus peace talks ‘positive and productive’
16th May 2015

Cyprus peace talks ‘positive and productive’

  After meeting for four hours, Cyprus’ rival leaders have vowed to “work tirelessly” for a swift peace accord on the divided island. The talks come following an eight-month pause. Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (above left) and the leader … Continued

US: Obama: War in Syria will not end before I leave office
16th May 2015

US: Obama: War in Syria will not end before I leave office

[Photo: President Obama flanked by Kuwait’s emir, Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Jabbar al Sabah, and Secretary of State John F. Kerry during a summit with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland]   In an interview … Continued


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