JNN 27 Nov 2016 Cairo : Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says he supports the Syrian military – a position at odds with his country’s Gulf benefactors such as Saudi Arabia. Continue reading
JNN 04 Nov 2015 Cairo : Egypt’s Awqaf Ministry closed down the Imam Hussein (AS) Mosque in Cairo on the eve of Ashura as the Arab country’s Shia Muslims were preparing to hold mourning ceremonies there. Continue reading
JNN 30 May 2015 Karachi : The Story of Ismailis and Bohras Start from the family of Our 6th Imam Jafar Sadiq a.s , as the eldest Son of Imam was Hazrat Ismail and his Younger Brother was Hazrat Musa Kazim a.s . Continue reading
JNN 18 May 2015 Cairo : An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Mohamed Morsi to death over a 2011 mass prison break. The verdict will now be handed over to the country’s Grand Mufti and a final decision will be reached on June 2. Continue reading
JNN 22 Apr 2015 Riyadh : The Saudi-led military coalition has Ended operation “Decisive Storm” against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, a statement by Saudi military command cited by local media, says. Continue reading
JNN 27 Mar 2015 Riyadh : Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.” Continue reading
JNN 17 July 2014 Abuja : A US citizen by the name of Jeremiah Heaton has claimed Bir Tawil, an unclaimed 800-square-mile patch of arid desert between Egypt and Sudan, as his own and declared it the “Kingdom of North Sudan”. Continue reading
JNN 26 June 2014 Cairo : Egypt has barred three private Iraqi TV stations from its main satellite system, the broadcasting regulator said on Tuesday, after Baghdad complained that their coverage was stoking sectarian tensions. Continue reading
JNN 30 May 2014 Cairo : The election of Egypt’s former military chief to the nation’s presidency may be remembered for its central irony: He won in a historic landslide — only to shatter his image of invulnerability in the process. Continue reading
JNN 02 May 2013 Cairo : An Egyptian Wahabi / Salafist preacher has issued a fatwa – an Islamic legal opinion – according to which rape is like robbery and a husband should not risk his life protecting his wife’s honor from another man. Continue reading
JNN 23 April 2014 Cairo : Egypt’s election commission said on Sunday that only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country’s first democratically elected leader, have submitted their documents to run in next month’s election, AP 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 06 Mar 2014 Cairo : An official with Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic Center said Takfiri ideology has nothing to do with Islam. Continue reading
The country’s Awqaf ministry has planned the event, which is slated to be held in Cairo on March 25, Al-Bawaba news website reported.
The ministry has invited 150 Muslim world personalities to take part in the two-day seminar, which will be organized under the supervision of Egypt’s President Adly Mansour.
Muhammad Mukhtar Guma, the minister of Awqaf, said the theme of the seminar is one that is very much needs attention these days as there is a need for confronting Takfiri ideas and some Fatwas that are issued inconsiderately.
Fatwa and specialty, Fatwa and culture, and tolerance and confronting extremism and Takfir are some of the topics to be considered at the seminar.
JNN 26 Feb 2014 Cairo : Egypt’s government resigned on Monday paving the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to announce his presidency bid and sparking controversy over the surprise move. Continue reading
JNN 19 Feb 2014 Moscow : Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he backs Egyptian military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in his “bid for the presidency”. Continue reading
JNN 01 Feb 2014 Beirut : One of Lebanon’s Salafi / Wahabi leaders with close links to Al-Qaeda says the next target of the terrorist group after Syria is Egypt’s Sinai and finally leading to US , a new report says. Continue reading
JNN 25 Jan 2014 Cairo : Militants have stepped up their campaign against security forces in Egypt with a series of explosions in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Continue reading
JNN 06 Jan 2014 Cairo : Egypt stopped 61 Canadian Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims from entering the country and decided to hold them at Cairo airport until their onward flight, security officials said on Sunday. 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 03 Dec 2013 Cairo : In yet another anti-Shia move, an Egyptian Salafi-Wahabi group has distributed posters with anti-Shia content , which are openly being Placed on the Walls of the City , with out any restriction from the Present Government. Continue reading
JNN 27 Oct 2013 Cairo : Egypt’s Shias have issued a statement saying that they are part of the Muslim Egyptian nation and could not be segregated on Sectarian Grounds as a minority. As dividing Muslims on the Basis of sectarian Grounds is an International Zionist Conspiracy backed by Saudi Arabia , to weaken the Muslim Strength of the World. Continue reading
JNN 13 Oct 2013 Damascus : The Syrian army has arrested 19 Wahabi women who came to Syria for Jihad ul Nikah. Continue reading
JNN 09 Oct 2013 Cairo – A high-ranking Egyptian official on Tuesday admitted that the doctrine of Shia Islam is being spread in the most populous Arab country with unprecedented speed, according to the website of the Egyptian Masress. Continue reading
JNN 07 Oct 2013 Cairo : Egyptian celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War were marred by a fresh wave of violence, with at least 44 people killed and dozens wounded in clashes between police and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Continue reading
JNN 26 Sept 2013 Cairo : An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Salafi Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country and ordered the seizure of the group’s funds, widening a campaign to debilitate the Islamist movement of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Continue reading
JNN 14th Sept 2013 Cairo : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has given warfare and military equipment to the Egypt’s army to be used against supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a former top official says. Continue reading
JNN 12 Sept 2013 Cairo : Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathizers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday.
Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood since the army toppled him on July 3.
Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said the clerics lack licenses to preach and were considered to be fundamentalist and a threat to the Egypt’s security.
“The decision is only meant to legalize the preaching process during Fridays’ mass prayers and make only those authorized to do it, do it, Gomaa told Reuters.
Authorities moved to crush the Brotherhood following the overthrow of Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically leader. More than 2,000 Islamist activists have been arrested and most of the Brotherhood’s leaders, including Morsi, jailed on charges of inciting or taking part in violence. Some have also been accused of terrorism or murder.
Over the same period, more than 1,000 people have been killed in political violence. Most were protesters killed by security forces breaking up pro-Morsi camps in Cairo. About 100 were members of the security forces.
The military-led authorities consider the Brotherhood a terrorist group and discussions are underway on the possibility of banning it.
In Geneva, Amnesty International called on Tuesday for an independent investigation into killings by the security forces as well as torture and violations of the rights to free speech and assembly.
The military’s overthrow of Morsi unleashed an “extreme level of political violence”, the London-based group told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
“Between 14 and 18 August, at least 1,089 people were killed, many due to the use of excessive, grossly disproportionate and unwarranted lethal force by security forces,” said Peter Splinter, Amnesty representative in Geneva.
A impartial investigation was urgently needed into human rights violations, he said.
JNN 10 Sept 2013 Cairo : Sayed T. Al Hashimi, a top Shiite figure, criticized not giving the Shiites any representation in the 50-member committee to amend the 2012 constitution. Continue reading
JNN 4th Sept 2013 Cairo : An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison for violence targeting the army in the port city of Suez last month. And also ordered closure of four Television Channels . Continue reading
“One of their latest crimes is supporting the secular forces in Egypt against the government of Morsi,” Ibrahim al-Rubaish said in a statement.
Rubaish is considered the religion affairs chief of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemen-based franchise of the jihadist network, formed in a 2009 merger of its Saudi and Yemeni branches.
“The son of Saud was the first to offer congratulations after the fall of the government of Morsi, and the most generous supporter, offering billions to the Tamarod government that rebelled against everything, including Allah,” he said.
Tamarod, or rebellion in Arabic, was the movement behind nationwide protests that preceded the Egypt military intervention to depose Morsi on July 3.
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states welcomed Egypt’s ouster of Morsi, with Riyadh announcing an aid package of $5 billion to Egypt.
Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates followed suit, bringing the pledges made by the three oil-rich Arab states of the Gulf to $12 billion.
Analysts say Riyadh and its allies are throwing their financial and diplomatic muscle behind Egypt’s army-installed rulers because they see the political Islam espoused by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood as a destabilising factor.
Ruler of Dubai Sh. Mohammad’s Daughter :Feel sorry for His father’s Support of the Egyptian Dictators
News websites reported that the daughter of Dubai’s ruler resented the United Arab Emirates continued support of the Egyptian army’s suppression of supporters of the deposed President Mohamed Morsi.
According to social media websites, the daughter of the ruler and Prime Minister of Dubai, Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, addressed her father saying, “Sorry father, but our money is the reason for this bloodshed “on her Facebook page.
The UAE announced its support for the isolation of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and their support of the Egyptian forces actions against protesters over the past few days.
Please note that the post seems to have been removed from her Facebook page since then, and the Dubai Media office claims the post was a fake.
JNN 26 Aug 2013 Manama : Thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets in a march for democratic reform outside the capital Manama, 10 days after a police crackdown on a similar demonstration organized online by activists inspired by the Egyptian protests. Continue reading
JNN 26 Aug 2013 GAZA – Egypt reopened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four days of it being closed, allowing stranded passengers to cross in and out of the Palestinian territory that is controlled by the Hamas group. Continue reading
JNN 25 Aug 2013 Tunis : Thousands of protesters marched in Tunis Saturday, on the first day of a planned week-long campaign aimed at bringing down the Salafi -led government, amid political deadlock in the country. Continue reading
JNN 21 Aug 2013 Cairo : Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Continue reading
JNN 17 Aug 2013 Riyadh : Saudi King Abdullah called on Arabs to stand together against “attempts to destabilize” Egypt, in a strong message of support for the country’s military leadership read out on Saudi television on Friday. Continue reading
JNN 15 Aug 2013 Cairo : A state of emergency was declared on Wednesday after Egyptian security forces violently broke up sit-in camps of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected leader, Officials say at least 281 have been killed nationwide.
There are conflicting casualty reports. According to the Health Ministry, at least 281 people including 43 policemen have been killed and 2,001 injured in Wednesday’s violence nationwide.
“The dead are both from police and civilians,” said the ministry’s spokesman, Hamdi Abdel Karim.
However, Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad claimed that as many as 2,000 people had been killed and 10,000 injured in the police operation.
Both major protest camps in Cairo were taken control of by police, with the second one being seized about an hour after a curfew was announced.
The 7:00 pm-to-6:00 am curfew was imposed in major cities including Cairo, Alexandria and Suez. It will last for the next month, or until further notice.
On Wednesday morning, Egyptian police sent in armored bulldozers to break up the protest outside Rabaa al-Adawiya in eastern Cairo, where one of the Muslim Brotherhood camps is located. Police also broke up a second protest site outside the Cairo University campus in Giza in the city’s west.
Egyptian state media said at least 200 people were arrested during the security forces’ breakup of the sit-in camps. Police said protesters had weapons, including automatic firearms, ammunition and gas cylinders.
Mohammed el-Beltagy, a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader, called on the police and army troops to mutiny against their commanders and for Egyptians to take to the streets in protest against military rule.
“Oh, Egyptian people, your brothers are in the square… Are you going to remain silent until the genocide is completed?” AP quoted him as saying. El-Beltagy is wanted by authorities to answer allegations of inciting violence.
Hours later El-Beltagy was arrested along with a number of other Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Reuters reported, citing a security source.
As the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood continued in Cairo, supporters of the movement took to the streets elsewhere in the country. Pro-Morsi demonstrations were reported in the cities of Alexandria, Aswan, Beni Suef, Kafr El-Zayat, Minya and Asyut.
In Minya, about 1,000 pro-Morsi protesters set fire to a church before being dispersed with tear gas, security sources reported.
According to Fars news agency, Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned the massacre, saying, “Iran is following the bitter events in Egypt closely, disapproves of the violent actions, condemns the massacre of the population.”
Egyptian Vice President, Nobel Peace prizewinner Mohamed ElBaradei, announced his resignation in a letter to the interim president on Wednesday, AFP reported.
“It has become too difficult to continue bearing responsibility for decisions I do not agree with and whose consequences I fear,” ElBaradei said.
He said his conscience was troubled over the loss of life “particularly as I believe it could have been avoided”.
“Unfortunately those who gain from what happened today are those who call for violence and terror, the extremist groups,” he said.
A state of emergency was declared across Egypt, according to a presidential statement announced on state television on Wednesday afternoon.
The state of emergency began at 4:00 p.m. local time (14:00 GMT) on Wednesday and will last for a month.
The statement also ordered the army to help police forces to “resolve the crisis across Egypt”.
Two journalists were also killed while covering the violence on Wednesday. Mick Deane, a cameraman for the UK-based Sky News channel, and Habiba Abd Elaziz, a reporter for the UAE-based Xpress newspaper, died from gunshot wounds.
The Health Ministry has put the figure at 56 people killed, including six members of the security forces, and a further 526 people injured. At least 66 security forces were injured.
Live footage from Cairo on Wednesday morning showed smoke engulfing Nahda Square, the smaller of the two sit-ins based in Giza, amid reports of tear gas and birdshots being used on supporters of the deposed president.
By mid-morning, the Interior Ministry said security forces had “total control” over Nahda Square, and that “police forces had managed to remove most of the tents” in the area. Security forces had blocked all access to the protest camp.
In an afternoon press conference, the cabinet media adviser thanked the security forces for “exercising self-control and high-level professionalism in dispersing the sit-ins,” and held the Muslim Brotherhood responsible for “escalation and violence”.
Witnesses said that after firing tear gas into the Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in, pandemonium struck among the thousands of protesters who had set up camp there soon after Morsi was ousted by the army on July 3.
Protesters have camped in Cairo demanding the reinstatement of Morsi, who was country’s first democratically elected president and his Freedom and Justice Party was the largest political group in the now dissolved parliament.
Clashes quickly erupted between protesters and security forces on one side of the camp, with automatic fire reverberating across the square. It was not immediately clear who was shooting.
Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh, reporting from Cairo, said: “This battle is much bigger than what you’re seeing and the casualties. This is a fight for the future of the country, and something that will determine the course of the Egyptian revolution that has been going on for two years now.
“No one expected this to be an easy operation. It became very clear that both sides were engaged in a battle of wills and a dangerous game of brinkmanship.”
In response to the security operation, the Muslim Brotherhood urged Egyptians to take to the streets across the country to “stop a massacre”.
Meanwhile, reports emerged that at least two police stations in Cairo had been stormed, and several other government buildings were attacked.
State television reported that police were on high alert, with prisoners and ammunition being moved to secure facilities, while the Information Ministry called on people to help protect government institutions and police centers which were under attack.
International condemnation of the violence was swift.
Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul branded the crackdown as “unacceptable”.
Germany’s foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, urged supporters of Egypt’s interim government, as well as supporters of Morsi to renounce violence.
The European Union on Wednesday called on Egypt’s military government to exercise restraint in dealing with the protesters, saying that the incoming reports of numerous deaths were “extremely worrying.”
Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government, which came to power in elections after the 2011 Egyptian revolution, are demanding his reinstatement.
The Egyptian military seized power in a coup last month after massive popular protests against Morsi’s government, as the country slid into anarchy and economic chaos.
At least 250 people have died in clashes in the weeks following the military coup.
JNN 13 Aug 2013 Cairo : Egypt’s Vice President Mohamed El-Baradei said he has Sunni identity and Shia belief. He was also the Former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency . Continue reading
JNN 06 Aug 2013 Cairo : Two Islamic shrines were damaged by bomb attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, the state news agency said, in a region where Islamist militants have stepped up attacks against the state since the army deposed President Mohamed Mursi.
Two Islamic shrines were blown up in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, eyewitnesses said.
A group of Takfiri Wahabi Terrorist planted explosive charges in the shrine of Al-Sheikh Henied in central Sinai and the shrine of Al-Sheikh Salim in the peninsula’s north before detonating them, the eyewitnesses said.
The explosions left no casualties as the two shrines are both located far from population centers, they added.
One of the shrines targeted was near the North Sinai town of Bir el-Abd, and the other was in the area of el-Maghara farther south. Both were badly damaged.
These Shrines of the Saints Often dedicated to descendants of the Prophet Mohammad, such are targeted by the takfiri Wahabi forces , as they are being sponsored By the Saudi Monarchy who even destroyed the shrine of the House hold of the Holy Prophet in the Cities of Mecca & Medina . And have even raised the complete Janat ul Baqi , which is awaiting its reconstruction of all the shrines as and when the Al Saud are dethroned by the Revolution which is being Broiling in for a long time , and now it is very short time left as all the indicators are showing the Downfall of the Al Saud Monarchy.
The Sinai Peninsula, near Egypt’s borders with Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, has been hit with almost daily attacks by unknown assailants since the army’s July 3 ouster of Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president.
Militants mostly based in North Sinai have escalated attacks on security forces and other targets since July 3, when the army deposed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood and installed a new government in response to mass protests against his rule.
The militants have struck on an almost daily basis and killed around three dozen people, according to medical officials. Many of those killed were members of the security forces.
Since July 5, at least 42 people – including civilians and security personnel – have been killed in separate militant attacks throughout Sinai, according to a tally compiled by Anadolu Agency.
- US Congressmen Letter sent to PM Nawaz Shariff condemning Shia Genocide , should also show some Actions of Condemnation of Takfiri Wahabi Terrorists (jafrianews.com)
JNN 05 Aug 2013 Paris : Ex Prince Muhammad Ali of Egypt and Ex Princess Noal Zahir, granddaughter of King Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, are busy preparing for their impending royal wedding. Continue reading
JNN 28 July 2013 Cairo : Clashes have left at least 74 people dead and hundreds injured in Cairo after security forces attacked supporters of ousted President Morsi, Egypt’s Health Ministry told RT Arabic. However, the Muslim Brotherhood puts the death toll at over 120. Continue reading
JNN 18 July 2013 Cairo : Egypt warned Turkey on Tuesday against interfering in its internal affairs following Ankara’s condemnation of the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected leader, in a military coup. Continue reading
JNN 7 July 2013 Cairo :The lightening coup which Wednesday, July 3, overthrew President Mohamed Morsi put in reverse gear for the first time the Obama administration’s policy of sponsoring the Muslim Brotherhood movement as a moderate force for Arab rule and partner in its Middle East policies. Continue reading
JNN 04 July 2013 Cairo : A military coup backed by a huge uprising of public anger toppled Egypt’s first elected president tonight. Continue reading
JNN 03 July 2013 : From Cairo to Peshawar, Shias are under attack by Wahabi militants. The sectarian terrorism targeting Shias has left thousands dead. The rest of the world watches silently as Muslims self-destruct in sectarian wars. Continue reading
JNN 03 July 2013 Cairo : 16 people have been killed and 781 wounded in violence across Egypt since Sunday, according to the health ministry. Continue reading