- London Muslims Promote Tobacco-free Ramadan
Muslims in London Borough of Tower Hamlets have launched a new campaign to help smokers quit tobacco before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, offering them counseling and health services.
- Iran rejects border guard asylum claims
An Iranian Interior Ministry official has dismissed reports that one of the five Iranian border guards abducted in February by Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group has sought asylum in the US.
- Three dead in Iran floods, 600 rescued after landslide
Tehran: Floods have killed three people in northeastern Iran and emergency workers rescued 600 people from a neighbouring region hit by a landslide, media the Red Crescent reported Saturday.
- Iran Guards commander killed in Syria: reports
TEHRAN: A commander from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has been killed in Syria, media said Saturday, a disclosure that runs counter to Tehran’s insistence it is not fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
- Taliban Attack Military Posts in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Taliban fighters attacked several military posts in northwestern Pakistan after crossing over from neighboring Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one soldier and setting off a gun battle that left 16 militants dead, Pakistani officials said.
- US confirms American carried out Syria suicide bombing
WASHINGTON: An American citizen fighting for a hardline Islamist group carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Syria, US officials confirmed Friday, in the first such case in the war.
- Chibok girls in hunger as Boko Haram runs out of food items
Indications emerged yesterday that theres an ongoing food crisis in the camp of the Boko Haram sect where over 200 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok are being held hostage.
- Roadside bomb kills 14 civilians in eastern Afghanistan
GHAZNI: A roadside bomb killed 14 civilians in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest violence in the country as US-led troops prepare to leave after 13 years of war.
- Muslims march in C.African Republic capital, call for evacuation
(Reuters) – Hundreds of Muslims marched in their last major enclave in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Saturday, protesting against a call by the president that they disarm and demanding their safe evacuation from the city.
- Turkish police fire teargas at protesters on anniversary of unrest
(Reuters) – Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country’s biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades.