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I found Islam far ahead of its time

Dr. R. L. Mellema of Holland, an anthropologist, writer and scholar, explains what was there that attracted him to Islam. I began with my study of eastern languages at the…

French convert who drove 7,000 km for Umrah now king’s guest for Haj

JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR : A French pilgrim who recently converted to Islam and drove 7,000 km in his car with his wife to perform Umrah is now in Makkah…

Ankara ‘won’t let Kobani fall’

Ankara ‘won’t let Kobani fall’

 Kurdish fighters battled Islamic State group fighters Friday near a Syrian Kurdish town along the border with Turkey as Turkish prime minister said his country will prevent the fall of…

Video shows hostage Alan Henning beheading by ISIL.

Video shows hostage Alan Henning beheading  by ISIL.

ISIL has released a video purporting to show the beheading of aid convoy volunteer Alan Henning, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, a US terrorism watchdog. The video, released late on…

Sweden recognise state of Palestine

Sweden recognise state of Palestine

Sweden may become the first member of the European Union to recognise the state of Palestine, after the Nordic country’s new centre-left government said it will do so. “The conflict between…

Iraq claims fresh gains against ISIL

Iraq claims fresh gains against ISIL

Iraqi military forces  have recaptured 30 villages from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group east of Baghdad, the ministry of defence has said. An Iraqi soldier…

Turkey’s president promise to take on ISIL fighters

Turkey’s president promise to take on ISIL fighters

Turkey’s president has promised to fight ISIL and “other terrorist organisations”, in his clearest remarks yet that Turkish forces could join a US-led coaltion battling the group in Iraq and…

ISIL under heavy assault by Kurds in Iraq

Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by US and British air attacks have pushed into territory held by ISIL in Iraq, recapturing several towns and villages that had recently fallen to the…

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