.: World

Date: 13 Jan 2015

CAIRO: Egypt’s Grand Mufti warned the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Tuesday against publishing blasphemous material, saying it was a racist act that would incite hatred and upset Muslims around the world.

Date: 9 Jan 2015

Ankara—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the European Union it should crack down on Islamophobia amid rising anti-Muslim protests rather than “trying to teach a lesson” to Turkey.

Date: 26 Dec 2014

Washington: US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said Wednesday that the lifting of the moratorium on the death penalty in Pakistan is the country’s internal issue.

On the issue of human rights bodies asking Pakistan to go back to the same moratorium on executions, Harf said the US did not have a position to outline on the matter.

Date: 24 Dec 2014

Karachi: In a shocking development, the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) has said the recently-concluded Kabbadi World Cup was an unofficial tournament and also expressed reservations about the umpiring in the final of the event played between hosts India and Pakistan.

Date: 19 Dec 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - United Nations has launched a $8.4 billion massive aid SOS for what it said '18 million Syrians and others in the region', as Syrian war smashes into fifth consecutive year."A traditional humanitarian response is no longer enough,” Valerie Amos, UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA), said in her appeal in Berlin Friday.

Date: 13 Dec 2014

Hameed Shaheen

JEDDAH - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, praised the donation by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, of $35 million to help West African countries fighting out Ebola. The donation is part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s support for the international fight against the epidemic currently afflicting West African countries.

Date: 9 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON: The CIA routinely misled the White House and Congress over its harsh interrogation program for terrorism suspects and its methods, which included waterboarding, were more brutal than the agency acknowledged, a Senate report said on Tuesday.

Date: 9 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON: The United Nations and human rights groups called Tuesday for the criminal prosecution of US officials after a Senate report detailed a brutal CIA torture program.

But the Justice Department rejected pursuing charges against anyone involved in the interrogations, saying it had not found anything in the scathing, heavily detailed report that could lead to a successful conviction.

Date: 2 Dec 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The Pope Francis has asserted that was wrong for anyone to react to terrorism by being "enraged" against Islam, says FB posting Tuesday.

Concluding his three-day visit to Turkey, Pope Francis has confirmed that Islam is a religion of peace, rejecting rants targeting Muslims over acts committed by a minority group.

Date: 1 Dec 2014

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s new government has discovered 50,000 “ghost soldiers” who received army salaries without showing up for work, a practice which accelerated the military’s collapse in the face of Islamic State fighters six months ago.

Date: 23 Nov 2014

Washington: American investigators intercepted a conversation this year in which a Pakistani official suggested that his government was receiving American secrets from a prominent former State Department diplomat, officials said, setting off an espionage

Date: 23 Nov 2014

Hameed Shaheen

JEDDAH - The General Assembly of the OIC Standing Committee on Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) – one of the OIC organs – will hold its 30th session in Istanbul, Turkey from 25 – 28 November 2013. The session will be opened by the Chairman of COMCEC and President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoghan, who will deliver the opening speech.

Date: 5 Nov 2014

by Koh Eng Beng

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will offer to contribute military assets in the global fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen said this in Parliament on 3 Nov.

Date: 4 Nov 2014

Washington: The suspected Pakistan suicide bombing near India’s border Sunday is the latest example of the Taliban trying to expand their influence in South Asia, American regional experts Monday told Fox News National Security Analyst KT McFarland.

Date: 2 Nov 2014

LONDON - The United Nations has warned that 15,000 foreign jihadists from 80 countries have travelled to fight in Iraq and Syria, raising the number of foreign militants to an “unprecedented scale.”

Date: 31 Oct 2014


The rise of the Islamic State (IS) terror group which has been accompanied by its seizure of large chunks of territory in the Sunni provinces in Iraq has plunged the country into deep instability and redefined ethno-sectarian border lines.

Date: 21 Oct 2014

Hameed Shaheen

LONDON - A UNICEF report stuns the world by its latest catalogue on the child death by violence. After every five minutes a child dies in violence, the UNICEF report says.

Date: 18 Oct 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - In an unprecedented call to the world at large, a rare instance in the history of UN, the Security Council (SC) on Saturday urged the to "step up measures to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after the terrorist group carried out a spate of brutal attacks in Baghdad

Date: 13 Oct 2014

Retriever: Hameed Shaheen

ANKARA — A Turkish official says there is no new agreement with the United States on using an air base in southern Turkey for operations against the Islamic State group.

Date: 4 Oct 2014

2m Muslims perform Hajj-i-Akbar, Enemies of Muslim nations spreading chaos, confusion, IS militants enemies of humanity

Mount Arafat: Mufti Azam of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah on Friday delivered Hajj sermon in Masjid-e-Nimra at Mount Arafat and said that murder is a great sin and ‘haram’ in Islam. He also urged the Muslims to shun evil, practice unity and teachings of Islam.

Date: 22 Sep 2014

Clemente Ferrer

The advertising industry is more alive than ever. This is demonstrated by the latest Consensus Ad Forecast 2014/15, published by Warc, whereby global ad spending would increase by 5.8% in 2014 and 5% in 2015, representing a slight improvement over the estimates made in January.

Date: 21 Sep 2014

Retriever: Hameed Shaheen

Saudi Arabia has reportedly deployed warplanes to Yemen in a bid to confront revolutionary Ansarullah forces, sources say.

Security sources said on Sunday that the deployment has been requested by Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.

Date: 10 Sep 2014

Good evening,

I just addressed the nation about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.

Letīs be clear: While this group may call itself the "Islamic State," it is not "Islamic." No religion condones the killing of innocents,

Date: 9 Sep 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is hosting an international conclave on how to mutually launch a brave initiative to eradicate the scourge of terrorism and extremism.

Date: 4 Sep 2014

Houston—Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani has said that Pakistan needs trade not aid with the US.

“We need market access to USA for our wonderful textile, surgical instruments, food, and other products.

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