JNN 31 Mar 2014 B A K H C H I S A R AY (Crimea) : The Crimean Tatars’ assembly voted on Saturday in favor of seeking “ethnic and territorial autonomy” for the indigenous minority on the Black Sea peninsula annexed from Kiev by Moscow. Continue reading
JNN 29 Mar 2014 Damascus : Wahabi Terrorist from an al Qaeda splinter group bombed a large Shi’ite Muslim shrines of Companions of the Holy Prophet , Owais Al Qarni , and Ammar Bin Yasir in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on Wednesday, activists said.
The mosque of Ammar bin Yassir and Oweis al-Qarni was once a destination for Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims from Iran, Lebanon and Iraq before it was taken over a year ago by Wahabi terrorist battling to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
One photo posted on Twitter on Wednesday under the heading “the pagan Iranian shrine” showed extensive damage to the exterior walls and roof of the site, a turquoise and white complex of domes and minarets centered around a tiled courtyard.
Another picture showed concrete and twisted metal strewn on the street outside the mosque – built under Assad’s rule with support from Lover’s of Ahlulbait from Iran – while another showed an interior wall that had collapsed inward.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the al Qaeda splinter group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had set off two powerful explosions at the mosque early on Wednesday.
Many fighters from ISIL and other radical Wahabi Terrorist groups in Syria , who are being sponsored by the Saudi Monarchy who have their own Ideology , which they claim it to be Islam , and the basic Principle of which is to deem every other Sect of the Original Islam as infidels and consider their Religious Places , including the shrines idolatrous, and therefore these Places and People are always their Prime targets.
Their attacks have stirred fears in neighbouring Turkey that the Wahabi Terrorist next target will be the tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the Ottoman Empire, which lies on the Euphrates river inside Syria but is guarded by Turkish special forces.
Ankara regards the tomb as sovereign Turkish territory under a treaty signed with France in 1921, when Syria was under French rule, and threatened earlier this month to retaliate for any attack on the mausoleum.
President Abdullah Gul said on Sunday Turkey would defend the site in the same way it would defend any Turkish land. “However the motherland is protected, that place will be protected in the same way,” he said.
JNN 28 Mar 2014 Rome : The island of Sardinia plans to hold an online referendum on independence from Italy, following in the footsteps of country’s northeastern Veneto region, where a similar vote revealed high separatist moods. Continue reading
JNN 27 Mar 2014 London : The British Muslim community has been facing growing challenges surrounding adoption and foster caring after the religious minority was shocked by a recent decision to allow placing a young Muslim girl permanently into the care of a lesbian couple. Continue reading
JNN 28 Mar 2014 Washington D.C : Ron Paul, a former American congressman, has blasted the government of US President Barack Obama for spending billions of taxpayer dollars to “destroys democracy” in countries around the world. Continue reading
JNN 28 Mar 2014 Rome : Italian officials have expressed solidarity with the Muslim community after a mosque in the Italian city of Rieti in the Lazio region was damaged by vandals. Continue reading
JNN 27 Mar 2014 Doha : The political crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is unlikely to be contained unless Doha changes its policy, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said in remarks published on Tuesday. Continue reading
JNN 27 Mar 2014 Cairo : A court in Egypt has sentenced 528 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to death. Continue reading
JNN 27 Mar 2014 Caracas : Venezuela has arrested three air force generals accused of plotting a coup in league with opposition politicians during the country’s rumbling civil unrest, the president said on Tuesday.
JNN 26 Mar 2014 Kiev : Thousands of people have poured to the streets in a Number of Eastern Ukrainian cities, calling for a referendum like the one held in the Crimean region to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.
JNN 26 Mar 2014 Damascus : Syrian people, suffering a harsh living condition under the massive foreign-funded war in their country, marked with extremism, severe shortage of basic needs, rights abuses and insecurity, are now dealing with organ traffickers who are slicing off their own share from the unfortunate Syrian families.
JNN 26 Mar 2014 Tehran : Iran has expressed grief over the killing of one of its five captive Iranian border guards by terrorist, while holding the Pakistani government accountable for this tragic event.
JNN 23 Mar 2014 KARACHI : As the Taliban and the Present Nawaz Shariff’s PML – N Govt , on the Orders of their Saudi Masters are ready to Play a new game with the Pakistani Nation , In the Name of Negotiation , while on the front have declared Ceasefire , but on the Other hand the Shia Target Killing has accelerated , which is also quite evident from the Below given Detailed Report . Continue reading
JNN 17 Mar 2014 Brussels : Astronomers have identified the largest ‘yellow’ star ever observed in our galaxy and one of the 10 largest ever discovered in total. The star is more than 1,300 times the diameter of the sun and 1,000,000 times brighter. Continue reading
JNN 22 Mar 2014 Taipei — Around 200 Taiwanese students and activists were locked in a tense standoff with police Wednesday after they stormed the parliament in a bid to thwart government efforts to ratify a contentious trade agreement with China. Continue reading
JNN 21 Mar 2014 Moscow : Pro-Russian politicians and activists in Moldova’s breakaway Trans-Dniester region have asked the Russian parliament to draft a law that would allow their territory to join Russia. Continue reading
JNN 21 Mar 2014 Washington : A secret spy program developed by the National Security Agency and reported publically for the first time on Tuesday has given the United States the ability to digitally record the contents of each and every phone call occurring across entire nations. Continue reading
JNN 22 Mar 2014 Delhi : India has remained to be the world’s largest importer of ordnance; its arms import for the past five years was triple that of China and Pakistan combined, the Singapore Lianhe Zaobao reported. Continue reading
JNN 21 Mar 2014 Cairo : Ten people were killed in violence across Egypt on Wednesday, months ahead of a presidential vote meant to put Egypt back on a democratic path after last July’s army takeover. Continue reading
JNN 21 Mar 2014 Bangui : Extremist Christians in the Central African Republic have turned mosques in the capital Bangui into pubs. Continue reading
JNN 19 Mar 2014 MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders of Crimea signed a treaty on Tuesday accepting the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as part of the Russian territory. Continue reading
JNN 19 Mar 2014 Tehran : A sentence of death by stoning handed down against an Iranian woman convicted of adultery in 2006 will not be carried out, a senior judicial official said on Tuesday. Continue reading
JNN 19 Mar 2014 Washington D.C : The United States on Tuesday ordered the Syrian embassy in Washington and its consulates in Texas and Michigan to suspend operations and told diplomats and staff who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents to leave the country. Continue reading
JNN 19 Mar 2014 Delhi : With the next general elections due in April and May in India, Muslim voters in the world’s biggest democracy have found themselves in a dilemma, with opinion polls showing much criticized Narendra Modi ahead of his rivals as the likely coming premier. Continue reading
JNN 17 Mar 2014 Sevastopol : The Republic of Crimea has addressed the UN seeking recognition as a sovereign state and called on Russia to integrate it into the Russian Federation. 96.77 percent of the Crimean population voted ‘for’ the integration in a referendum. Continue reading
JNN 17 Mar 2014 ISLAMABAD: Recruitment of retired military personnel by the armed forces’ welfare bodies for serving in Arab hotspots such as Bahrain is not official government policy, explains Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Tasneem Aslam. Continue reading
JNN 17 Mar 2014 Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia is reportedly investigating a theory that flight MH370 could have slipped under Pakistani radars and landed a Taliban base close to the Afghan border. As Even Once Earlier Pakstani Radars have been dodged in the case of the US forces Raid on the Pakistani Land in the Hot Pursuit against the So called “ Osama Bin Laden ” . Continue reading
JNN 17 Mar 2014 New York : Manal al-Sharif, the Saudi Arabian woman who sparked a protest movement when she defied the ban on women drivers with a YouTube video of herself behind the wheel, has said that the Western and the Saudi Culture Both are extremist specially regarding the Women . Continue reading
JNN 16 Mar 2014 Baghdad : At least 19 people have been killed and dozens injured in a string of bomb explosions across the Iraqi capital Baghdad after days of relative calm. Continue reading
JNN 16 Mar 2014 Damascus : The Syrian army has taken full control of the southwestern town of Yabroud, the last major stronghold of foreign-backed militants near the Lebanese border , Killing atleast 500 foreign infested terrorists.
According to Press TV, Syrian forces carried out mop-up operations pushing back the militants from the strategic town in the mountainous region of Qalamoun.
In their latest drive to clear more areas of militants, the Syrian troops managed to enter the eastern districts of Yabroud on Saturday.
The town is located north of the capital, Damascus.
The takeover of Yabroud will cut supply lines of the foreign-sponsored militants. The advance is considered a major gain for the Syrian army, which has been engaged in a fierce battle against foreign-backed militants for three years.
The army units have killed over 500 foreign-backed terrorists since the beginning of their operations in Yabroud town in Damascus countryside, an informed military source told FNA today.
The source noted that the army has seized the town’s main square and it has regained control of Al-Akhzar Grand Mosque and its Catholic church.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army took control of a strategic mountainous area in Al-Qalamoun region in Damascus countryside.
The army units continued their military operations in Qalamoun and retook Marmaroun Mountain in the same area, an informed military source told FNA today.
Meantime, the Lebanese army tightened security of its common borders with Syria in a bid to confront infiltration of the militants from illegal checkpoints.
Also, the Syrian army made major advances in several districts of Yabroud after pushing back the foreign-backed militants.
The army pounded militants’ positions and gathering centers in the town of Yabroud in Damascus countryside before staging a massive raid on the militants’ concentration points in the town.
The Syrian army has now brought Yabroud under its full control and the militants are in a difficult situation because they have lost all their positions in the area.
Yabroud was under the control of the foreign-backed militants over the past months. It was the last major town in Qalamoun that the Syrian army is fighting to retake.
The town is located near the Lebanese border and explosives used in fatal bomb attacks in Lebanon were reportedly smuggled from the militant-held town.
Meantime, the Syrian army units on Saturday inflicted heavy losses upon militants in several areas, killing and injuring a number of them and destroying their weapons.
Also, a military source said that army units killed a number of militants in al-Marjeh and al-Ashrafiyeh neighborhoods in Aleppo city and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.
The source added that other army units destroyed militant groups’ hideouts in the villages of Hilan, Andan, Erbid, the free zone, Talet al-Madafeh, Rasem al-Abboud, al-Jadideh, al mansourah, Kafer Hamra, al-Shurfeh al-safra, azan. Ebtin, Kwairis and surrounding Aleppo central prison, and destroyed their tools.
Meantime, the head of the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC) called on the opposition’s Western allies to deliver on their promises about supplying heavy weapons to the militants in Syria.
Ahmad Jarba claimed that the militants were pledged by the allies to be supplied by heavy weapons during the recent talks in the Swiss city of Geneva.
The SNC chief also slammed the United States for not going ahead with its military threats against the Syrian government.
Jarba said that the conflict in Syria would have been closer to the end in case of a foreign military intervention.
Meantime, the media reports said that the Syrian opposition coalition has proposed a plan to reach a peace agreement with Israel in lieu of Tel Aviv’s direct military intervention in Syria.
Member of the Syrian opposition coalition Kamal Al-Labvani has asked Israel to take attach the Golan Heights to itself forever instead of declaring a free fly-zone over the Southern parts of Syria, Al-Arab newspaper reported.
“Why shouldn’t we be able to sell the Golan Heights because it is better than losing Syria and Golan at once,” Al-Labvani told the Arab-language newspaper.
The Syrian opposition’s proposal includes a no-fly zone in Southern Syria by using Israel’s Patriot and other air defense missile systems.
Earlier this month, Syria filed an official complaint to the United Nations over a recent Israeli attack in the occupied Golan Heights and also for Tel Aviv’s direct support for militants in Syria.
In the complaint, addressed in separate official letters to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the president of the UN Security Council, Syria emphasized that the aggression showed that the Israeli regime was directly involved in backing the militant groups operating inside Syria against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
The formal letters also condemned the Israeli attack as flagrant violation of the disengagement agreement of 1974, the UN Charter and the international la[w
JNN 16 Mar 2014 Manama : The teaching of Jafri Fiqh (jurisprudence) has been banned in public and private schools in Bahrain. Continue reading
JNN 15 Mar 2014 Chicago : one ambitious organisation called the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) is planning to turn the age of online computing on its head by giving free web access to every person on Earth. Continue reading
JNN 15 Mar 2014 Tripoli : Ex-premier Ali Zeidan reportedly fled to Europe on Wednesday, a day after Libya’s interim parliament in Tripoli voted him out of office for failing to stop an oil export by rebels from eastern Libya.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the state-owned Maltese television TVM that Zeidan stopped over on the Mediterranean island nation late on Tuesday.
Maltese government sources quoted by Reuters said Zeidan left on board a private plan bound for Germany. This was not confirmed by German authorities.
Zeidan lived for many years in Europe before the 2011 uprising against the late-Muammar Gadhafi encouraged exiles like him to return home.
Libya’s parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), removed Zeidan on Tuesday after rebels holding three key ports in eastern Libya disobeyed government orders and let shipments be handled by the state-run National Oil Corporation.
On Tuesday, the large North Korea-flagged tanker Morning Glory, loaded with crude oil from the rebel-controlled port of Sidra, escaped through a improvised naval blockage imposed by Zeidan. The tanker then entered international waters.The Captain & 8 other crew members were of Pakistani Origin on the Ship.
Last Saturday, Zeidan had threatened to bomb the 37,000-ton vessel if it set sail.
Fighting broke out briefly later on Tuesday in the central coastal city of Sirte, between rebels and pro-government forces.
The interim parliament appointed Defense Minister Abdullah al-Thini as caretaker premier for 15 days. The parliament’s speaker, Nuri Abu Sahmain, had been engaged in a power struggle with Zeidan,
Since the 2011 ouster of Gadhafi, Libya has been divided along tribal, regional and political lines, with hardline Islamists opposed to more liberal figures such as Zeidan.
The country has no effective army or police and its Tripoli-based government risks running out of money because of rebel activities.
JNN 14 Mar 2014 Islamabad : At least ten people, including children and one woman, were killed and 31 sustained injuries in a bomb blast in front of the Science College at Jinnah Road, downtown of the Quetta, on Friday. While another Suicide blast took place in a bazaar in Peshawar on Friday leaving at least eight people dead and injuring 32 others, Press reported. Continue reading
JNN 06 Mar 2014 Cairo : An official with Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic Center said Takfiri ideology has nothing to do with Islam. Continue reading
JNN 14 Mar 2014 New York : A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two apartment buildings on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring more than 60. A tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about “unbearable” gas smells. Continue reading
JNN 12 Mar 2014 Washington : Three Arab countries have banned the Hollywood film “Noah” on religious grounds even before its worldwide premiere and several others are expected to follow suit, a representative of Paramount Pictures told Reuters on Saturday. Continue reading
JNN 12 Mar 2014 Tripoli : Libya has been named as the primary source of the illegal weapons trade that is fueling conflicts in at least 14 countries around the world, a final report from the UN’s independent panel on Libya’s sanctions announced. Continue reading
JNN 12 Mar 2014 Riyadh : Two daughters of the King of Saudi Arabia claim they and their 2 other sisters have been held prisoner in the royal palace for 13 years. Continue reading
JNN 11 Mar 2014 Kiev : A US unmanned reconnaissance aircraft has allegedly been shot down over Crimea.The parliament of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has adopted an independence declaration from Ukraine which is necessary for holding a March 16 referendum. Continue reading
JNN 10 Mar 2014 Beijing : In the central Chinese province of Henan, the scene of a woman leading prayers in a mosque for women only would not be a strange one. Continue reading
JNN 10 Mar 2014 Abuja : Wahabi Terrorist killed 29 people in Nigeria’s embattled northeast, an area senator said Monday, putting 2014 on track to become the bloodiest year yet in Boko Haram’s rebellion. Continue reading
JNN 11 Mar 2014 TEHRAN – A group of Iraqi lawmakers have launched a petition to nominate Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a top Shia Muslim cleric, for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, the Iraqi daily Azzaman reported. Continue reading
JNN 10 Mar 2014 Kiev : As war drumbeats increase in Ukraine, Muslim Tatars in the autonomous Republic of Crimea are voicing concerns over separatist demands by the region’s Russian ethnic majority, fearing a return of 1944’s exile. Continue reading
JNN 09 Mar 2014 MINNEAPOLIS – A leading Muslim civil rights group has expressed concerns over the moves by a Minneapolis-based bank to close accounts of American Muslims without reason, demanding an explanation for the unjustified move. Continue reading
JNN 09 Mar 2014 Kualalumpur : Search area expanded due to possibility that jet has turned back, Malaysian minister says; Malaysia Airlines says they fear the worst. Continue reading