JNN 30 Dec 2013 KARACHI: In a yet another incident of Target Killing Four Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) Activist were Martyred by the Takfiri Terrorist, while the Fourth one was a woman who also embraced Martyrdom in the same shooting here on Sunday night, Staff reported. Continue reading
JNN 30 Dec 2013 ISLAMABAD—Pakistan and Iran are set to sign an initial deal for the supply of 1,000 megawatts of electricity to overcome the crippling energy crisis in Pakistan. Continue reading
JNN 26 Dec 2013 BAGHDAD: A 92-year-old Iraqi man has married a woman seven decades his junior in al-Ishaki village in Saladin province north of Baghdad. Continue reading
JNN 29 Dec 2013 Moscow : At least 15 people were killed in a blast at a railway station in the city of Volgograd, southern Russia. A female suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the attack, says the National Anti-terrorism Committee.
JNN 29 Dec 2013 Thousands of South Sudanese have been killed in more than a week of violence, with reports of bodies piled in mass graves, the UN says. Continue reading
JNN 28 Dec 2013 New York : The United States is quietly rushing dozens of Hellfire missiles and low-tech surveillance drones to Iraq to target al-Qaeda-backed insurgency in both western Iraq and neighboring Syria, reports claimed. Continue reading
JNN 28 Dec 2013 Beirut : A large explosion has shaken the downtown area of the Lebanese capital, killing former government minister Mohammed Shattah. Lebanese television showed footage of dead bodies lying near the wreckage. Continue reading
JNN 26 Dec 2013 CHICAGO – Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday fell below 1,200 dollars per ounce on upbeat economic data. Continue reading
JNN 27 Dec 2013 Islamabad : Around 33 militants were killed in clashes with security forces in the North Waziristan Agency, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a communiqué on Thursday. Continue reading
JNN 26 Dec 2013 Moscow: Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle, died on Monday in his home city of Izhevsk, an industrial town 1,300 km east of Moscow, local media reported. Continue reading
JNN 25 Dec 2013 Bombay : An FIR was registered against Consul General of Bahrain Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Khaja at the Malabar Hill police station in south Mumbai on December 13, for allegedly assaulting and verbally abusing the manager of his housing society, the police said.
Police sources revealed that Additional Commissioner of Police (South Region) Krishna Prakash has sought Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh’s view before proceeding further against Al Khaja.
The case has been registered at the Malabar Hill police station under sections 354 (molestation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
According to the police, the 49-year-old victim has been working at the society for the past 10 years, while Al Khaja has been living there since the last five years.
The incident, which occurred on December 9, has left the victim shaken. In her complaint she alleged that Al Khaja had lost his temper on December 9 after one of the elevators of the building was shut down for repairs.
“The building is 40 years old and we were installing a new elevator. I kept telling him that technicians were on the job, but he wouldn’t listen. He started to bang on the closed doors of the elevator and then ransacked my office and threw books around. He was so angry that he raised his hand and touched me.
Immediately, I called the security guards and also informed the police. The guards tried to calm him down and said that he couldn’t touch a woman like that. But he used very foul language after that,” the complainant said. While she registered a complaint the same day, the FIR was only registered four days later.
“The police said that they wanted to check if he had diplomatic immunity before charging him. But this is not how a diplomat behaves. Just because he enjoys diplomatic immunity, that doesn’t mean he can do anything he wants,” she said.
She added that Al Khaja had again attempted to create a ruckus on December 20. “The security intervened again. I continue to go to work but have requested the police to provide me security. Two constables and two security guards have now been posted outside my office,” she said. According to the police, Al Khaja had also similarly roughed up members of the society in the past and also staff at the Bahrain Consulate in Cuffe Parade.
JNN 22 Dec 2013 Tel Aviv : During a Wednesday football match, fans of Israeli soccer team Beitar Jerusalem burned a copy of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, and insulted Prophet Muhammad. Continue reading
JNN 25 Dec 2013 KARACHI: As Pakistanis observed the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) on Tuesday, a total of four people were killed and at least 17 injured in multiple bomb explosions in Karachi Our Correspondent reported. Continue reading
JNN 23 Dec 2013 New York : Reflecting a growing departure from religion in the United States, a new survey has found that while 90 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Christmas this year, barely half of them say it is a religious holiday. Continue reading
JNN 13 Dec 2013 Baghdad : Despite the latest wave of suicide attacks in Iraq, millions of Shia Muslim pilgrims continue to flood to the shrine of Hussein in Karbala. Continue reading
JNN 17 Dec 2013 Madinah : Many historic mosques in Madinah are in need of urgent repair, maintenance or complete reconstruction to preserve and keep them intact for many years to come, local daily Al-Madinah reported Monday quoting a noted Saudi historian. Continue reading
JNN 21 Dec 2013 Bangui : A handful of residents of Fouh, a Christian-majority neighborhood in Bangui, the war-ravaged capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), admitted to torching a local mosque to avenge recent attacks blamed on Muslim Seleka rebels. Continue reading
JNN 22 Dec 2013 Cairo : CIA Director John Brennan has made a short, secret visit to Cairo, Egypt’s Al-Joumhouria has claimed. “Brennan met a number of security officials and reiterated US support to Egypt in its confrontation with terrorist organisations,” said the newspaper, according to the Middle East Monitor.
Al-Joumhouria based its news on information provided by an “informed source”. The CIA official flew out of Cairo on a military aircraft, it was reported, accompanied by a “large” security contingent.
The newspaper described the visit as a “step towards regaining strong U.S.-Egypt relations.”
It was the first visit to Cairo by the CIA’s top man since the coup on July 3.
Mubarak’s sons acquitted of corruption charges
Meanwhile, Cairo’s criminal court acquitted the sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Gamal and Alaa, as well as former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, on charges of corruption, media reported on Thursday.
Shafiq was accused of facilitating the sale of state-owned land to Jamal and Alaa in 1995 using a publicly funded association that he led at the time. According to the complaint filed against them, the two brothers purchased the land for a much cheaper price than the market rate.
In the same session, the court also acquitted four retired generals who had served as board members of the association.
Both Alaa and Gamal will likely remain in detention, as they are facing a separate trial on other corruption charges. It is not clear whether or not Shafiq, who ran for the presidency in 2012, plans to return to politics. After he lost the election to President Mohamed Morsi, he fled to Abu Dhabi.
The rulings mean Shafiq’s name will be removed within days from a list of people whose arrest has been ordered, assuming no other cases are filed against him, judicial sources said.
Shafiq’s return would reflect the shifting balance of power in Egypt since the army removed Morsi and set the Arab world’s largest nation on a new political course designed to lead to presidential and parliamentary elections next year
JNN 21 Dec 2013 Kabul : An Afghan policewoman and a pregnant teacher were hanged and their bodies dumped by Taliban within a few kilometres of a foreign military base were recently handed over to Afghan control, officials said on Thursday. Continue reading
JNN 20 Dec 2013 Aden : Seven Shia Houthi Martyred and two Tribal fighters have been killed in tribal Clashes that was ongoing Friday in northern Yemen between Shiite Huthi rebels and Wahabi Islamists backed by local tribes, a tribal source said. Continue reading
JNN 20 Dec 2013 Keiv : The agreement with Russia for cheaper gas and a promise to buy a large portion of Ukrainian debt saved the country from economic and social collapse, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on Wednesday. Continue reading
JNN 20 Dec 2013 Baghdad : The number of pilgrims gathering in the holy city of Karbala on the day of Arbaeen is rising every year , since the down fall of the Saddam Hussain’s Government , and this year it is predicted to reach 20 million. Continue reading
JNN 18 Dec 2013 RAWALPINDI: A powerful blast outside an Imambargah situated in Gracey Lines area killed three people including two policemen and left 14 injured. Continue reading
JNN 17 Dec 2013 Kualalumpur : MALAYSIA’S Home Ministry on Thursday detailed its allegations that a senior leader of the opposition party, Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), is a secret follower of the Shi’ite school of Islam, a controversial accusation in a staunchly Wahabi country that bans the preaching of Shiism. Continue reading
JNN 17 Dec 2013 Baghdad : At least 77 people were killed and 138 others wounded in violent attack in Iraq on Monday, including Suicide attacks on Shiite pilgrims in the capital city of Baghdad, police said. Continue reading
JNN 16 Dec 2013 Lahore : Shia cleric Allama Nasir Abbas of Multan was Targetted and Martyred by Terrorist of Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan on Sunday night. Continue reading
JNN 13 Dec 2013 London : Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz has told a friend to ask Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to prevent circulation of an anti-Saudi movie in his war-torn country. Continue reading
JNN 13 Dec 2013 Houston : NASA scientists have been secretly at work for a year on a walking, humanoid-like robot meant to evoke awe in anyone who comes across it — and it looks like they’ve accomplished their mission. Continue reading
JNN 13 Dec 2013 Islamabad : Here are few of the highlights of Pakistan’s involvement in the US led war on terror that has dragged on for more than 12 years: Over 50,000 deaths, $80+ billion in losses, growing insecurity and mounting fear among its citizens. Continue reading
JNN 13 Dec 2013 WASHINGTON, — Top Western-backed commander of the Syria militants has ran away from the deadly war he has been leading to Qatar, US officials have said. Continue reading
JNN 13 Dec 2013 Riyadh – Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, has condemned suicide bombings as grave crimes, reiterating his stance in unusually strong language. Continue reading
JNN 10 Dec 2013 Kualalumpur : Many of us praise 84-year-old Mahathir Mohamad as father of Malaysia’s modernization. Continue reading
JNN 10 Dec 2013 Brussels : The yuan has replaced the euro to become the second most widely used currency in global trade in 2013, according to the SWIFT network responsible for international financial transactions. Continue reading
JNN 10 Dec 2013 Karachi : Muslim or halal travel is becoming a big business, and countries beyond the Muslim world have begun to develop strategies to attract these typically high-spending travelers from around the world. Continue reading
JNN 05 Dec 2013 Moscow : A Russian company has come up with a double sided smartphone which includes an electronic paper display on the back. Yota Devices hope the revolutionary technology will help it win market share in Europe and the Middle East. Continue reading
JNN 09 Dec 2013 Cairo : Hundreds of Egyptian police rallied on Sunday to demand higher wages, in a rare act of defiance of a new protest law which they themselves have been enforcing to quell unrest on the streets. Continue reading
JNN 09 Dec 2013 Bangkok : Rohingya Muslims who flee their homes to escape persecution in Myanmar are being sold to human traffickers in Thailand. Continue reading
JNN 09 Dec 2013 Jakarta : President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with the Sunni-Shiite Reconciliation Team in Sampang on the island of Madura, East Java, on Wednesday. Continue reading
JNN 08 Dec 2013 Zagreb : To date 4,000 complete bodies or skeletal remains have been found in mass graves discovered by Bosniak returnees after the war. Continue reading
JNN 07 Dec 2013 Oslo : Granting Muslims an access to one of the tastiest meat in the world, Norway is planning to produce the first-ever halal reindeer meat to accommodate Muslims’ needs during Christmas celebrations. Continue reading
JNN 08 Dec 2013 Bangui (Central African Republic) – Christian Vigilantes hacked 12 civilians to death north of Bangui as communal tensions rose ahead of a UN vote authorising force to stop the Central African Republic’s descent into chaos. Continue reading
JNN 08 Dec 2013 Baghdad : A wave of bombings mostly targeting Shiite neighbourhoods and districts in and around Baghdad killed at least 28 people on Sunday108 others wounded in bomb attacks, security and medical officials said, updating an earlier toll struck after around midday (0900 GMT) across the city. Continue reading
JNN 07 Dec 2013 Cape Town : Nelson Mandela, the global statesman who delivered South Africa from the dark days of apartheid, has died aged 95. Continue reading
JNN 06 Dec 2013 Moscow : After years of legal debates, Russian Muslims have finally restored the 15th century Khan Mosque in Kasimov town, east Moscow, deemed as the oldest mosque in central Russia. Continue reading
JNN 05 Dec 2013 Tehran : Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers reached a ‘historic’ deal on Sunday after marathon talks that bore fruit just before President Hassan Rouhani completed his 100 days in office. Continue reading