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Iran sees progress in Hajj talks with Saudi
1395/12/16 | 10:49
Iran said today there had been progress in talks with Saudi Arabia on allowing citizens of the Islamic republic to join this year’s hajj pilgrimage, despite some remaining issues.
Iranians were barred from attending last year’s hajj after the two countries severed diplomatic ties and failed to agree on security measures.
“Most of the questions up for discussion have been resolved and a couple of issues are remaining,” the ISNA news agency quoted Ali Ghazi Askar, the Iranian supreme leader’s representative for hajj affairs, as saying.
Indian-American Muslims demand justice for Gujarat victims on 15th anniversary of massacre
1395/12/8 | 10:49
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the massacre of over 1,000 Muslims in Gujarat in the week of February 27, 2002, the Washington DC-based Indian-American Muslim NGO, Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) has issued an appeal to the Chief Justice of India’s Supreme Court to help expedite criminal cases against the culprits responsible for the massacre.
AIM reminded the head of India’s judiciary that 15 long years after the well organized brutal attack by some sectarian organizations on a large number of innocent Muslim men, ...
PAK CANCELS LICENSES OF WEAPONS ISSUED TO SAEED AND HIS AIDES
1395/12/4 | 10:49
Pakistan has cancelled the licenses of 44 weapons issued to JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and other members of his organisations, citing security reasons.
An official of the Punjab Home Department said the step has been taken in line with the government’s action against Saeed and his organisations – the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Falaha-e-Insanyat (FIF).
“The Punjab Home Department cancelled licenses of 44 weapons for security reasons,” the official told PTI today.
The government on January 30 had put Saeed and four other leaders of his organizations ...
100 Killed in Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's Shrine Explosion in Pakistan
1395/11/29 | 10:49
At least 100 people were killed in the blast at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sindh’s Sehwan town on Thursday.
“DSP Sehwan says the death toll from attack at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine now stands at around 100. #Pakistan #Sehwan #Sindh #TTP #LEJ,” tweeted Karachi Post.
However, there are conflicting reports about the number of casualties
According to Dawn News, at least 50 people have been killed and scores injured in the suicide attack so far though the death toll is expected to rise.
The Assistant Superintendent of Police ...
Siamand Rahman: World's Strongest Paralympian Disregarded!
1395/11/29 | 10:49
“Sport for good!”, the phrase may look motivating in books but it has proved to be quite opposite in real world and we can prove the surety about this by the treatment being noticed for the sports persons with a disability.
It is discriminating!
Iranian powerlifter and two-time Paralympic gold medallist Siamand Rahman was treated unfairly at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monte Carlo on Tuesday night.
The 170-kilo genial giant, born with a congenital abnormality that affected his legs, was seen seated in a corner of a large hall at ...
160 deported from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1395/11/18 | 10:49
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has deported 160 Pakistanis who were living illegally in the country.
As per details, these people have been sent to Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport on a special plane- SV-3724, reports Dunya News.
The immigration authorities of Pakistan have taken the deported persons into custody after verifying their details.
An earlier report said that nearly 250,000 Pakistanis were deported from various countries during the years 2012-2015 with Saudi Arabia deporting 131,643 Pakistani nationals United Arab Emirates ...
GCCI and Al Khoi Centre first time organised a conference to introduce the Shia Islamic education in the formal education system in the UK
1395/11/15 | 10:49
Shafaqna London: A Group of british religious teachers met at the Institute of Grand Ayatollah Khoei (Al- Khoie Centre London) and became acquainted with the teachings of Islam.
Dr. Sayed Fazel Milani gave introduction and concept of Shiaism and Shiite Islamic sects and differences with other case.
Dr. Chris Hyvvr Christian scholar gave explanations about the concept of monotheism, prophethood, Imamat and theology which are existing in the shiaism.
It is worth noting that with the assistance of GCCI and Ayatollah Khoi Centre for the first ...
92,000 people displaced in Myanmar since October: UN agency
1395/11/15 | 10:49
At least 92,000 people have been displaced since the last October attacks on police posts in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, UN officials told reporters here.
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Thursday made the remarks by citing information from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Xinhua news agency reported.
This includes some 69,000 people who have fled across the border into Bangladesh, Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here.
The UN estimates that 23,000 people remain displaced in the north of Maungdaw ...
Trump administration stands firm over Muslim travel ban
1395/11/11 | 10:49
The Department of Homeland Security insisted that it will continue to implement President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order to temporarily bar US entry to refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations, although it will comply with judicial rulings against the measure.
“The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people,” Efe news quoted a statement by the DHS on Sunday.
Trump’s decree, ...
Five killed after gunmen open fire at Quebec City mosque
1395/11/11 | 10:49
At least five people were killed and several others injured after three attackers opened fire inside the Quebec City mosque.
The Guardian quoted witnesses as saying that the shooting took place during evening prayers at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center.
It is being reported that around 40 people were present inside the mosque when the incident took place.
According to Radio Canada, the police have arrested two suspects.
Security has been beefed up around the site of the incident ...