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Grand Mosque imam’s advice: Selfishness causes many worries for society

Grand Mosque imam’s advice: Selfishness causes many worries for society

Selfishness causes many worries for society, according to Sheikh Saud Al-Shuraim, imam of the Grand Mosque. In his Friday sermon, he told Muslims to fear Allah, obey Him and stay…

Suicide car bombing in Iraq

Suicide car bombing in Iraq

A suicide bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives killed at least 35 people and wounded over 100 in the southern Iraqi city of Hillah, police and medical sources have…

Grand Mosque expansion work on schedule

Grand Mosque expansion work on schedule

Work on the suspended “mataf” (area for circumambulation around the Kaaba) is continuing vigorously after the top floor of the area was completed last year in order to accommodate pilgrims…

UN calls for more troops in CAR

UN calls for more troops in CAR

The head of the United Nations has asked the Security Council to bolster foreign forces in the Central African Republic by another 10,000 soldiers to protect civilians caught in ongoing…

Tunisia lifts state of emergency

Tunisia lifts state of emergency

The president of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, has lifted a state of emergency in force since the 2011 uprising that triggered the Arab Spring. “The president and commander-in-chief of the armed…

Iran announces latest missile

Iran announces latest missile

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said it had acquired missiles with multiple warheads, the latest armaments advance to be claimed by the country. At a ceremony held on Wednesday, Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan…

KSA, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar

KSA, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar

  Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have said they are withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar because Doha had not implemented an agreement among Gulf Arab countries not to interfere…

Amnesty International says Australia’s refugee stance hurts its reputation

Amnesty International says Australia’s refugee stance hurts its reputation

Australia has been taken to task by Amnesty International for failing to take in more refugees fleeing crises around the world. In its review of 2013’s global humanitarian trends, Amnesty…

Morsi accused of leaking state secrets

Morsi accused of leaking state secrets

Egyptian state prosecutors have accused ousted President Mohamed Morsi of leaking state secrets in a plot to destabilise Egypt. At the second hearing of his trial for espionage on Sunday, Morsi, along…

Imposes sanctions on Ukrainian officials

Imposes sanctions on Ukrainian officials

The European Union has agreed to impose a travel ban and asset freeze on Ukrainian officials who are deemed responsible for the violence in the country, according to EU foreign…