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Egypt summons UK envoy over Al Jazeera verdict remarks

Egypt summons UK envoy over Al Jazeera verdict remarks

Egypt’s foreign ministry has summoned the British ambassador over comments he made on a court’s decision to hand down prison sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists, state television has reported.…

Malaysia PM says protest organisers are ‘haram’

Malaysia PM says protest organisers are ‘haram’

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has condemned the organisers of demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur calling for his resignation as “haram,”  during his annual address on the eve of Independence Day.…

ISIL blows up part of main temple in Syria’s Palmyra

ISIL blows up part of main temple in Syria’s Palmyra

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have blown up part of the Temple of Bel in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, sources have told.…

Al Jazeera journalists back in Cairo jail after verdict

Al Jazeera journalists back in Cairo jail after verdict

Two Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years’ jail after being found guilty of “aiding a terrorist organisation” have arrived back at Tora prison in southern Cairo, according to Egyptian…

Mass rally in Beirut calls for government’s downfall

Mass rally in Beirut calls for government’s downfall

At least 10,000 people have gathered in downtown Beirut to protest against the government, calling for the resignation of officials responsible for the current services crisis and for new elections.…

Fighting resumes in Syria towns covered by truce

Fighting resumes in Syria towns covered by truce

Fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels has resumed in three key locations where a ceasefire had been in place. Pro-regime forces, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah, had agreed on a truce…

Drop in Dubai realty prices is an adjustment

Drop in Dubai realty prices is an adjustment

 Realty prices seem to be softening during the second half this year. Analysts forecast that the Dubai real estate market is expected to face a further downward pressure during the…

A Somali Kid Attracted Me to Islam

A Somali Kid Attracted Me to Islam

I was attracted to Islam by a brief contact that I had with a young boy. I had a Somali student when I was at Victoria, and the students were…

Al Jazeera staff sentenced to jail in Egypt

Al Jazeera staff sentenced to jail in Egypt

A Cairo court has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail after finding them guilty of “aiding a terrorist organisation”. Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and…

Thousands protest against Malaysian PM

Thousands protest against Malaysian PM

More than 50,000 people are protesting in Malaysia’s capital to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has weathered public outrage over a multi-million-dollar payment made to a…

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