Monday, 20 May 2019
Category: Middle East

Iran vs US: The many shades of terrorism

By Rasheed Abubakar The palpable tension and war of attrition between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran has entered a new phase, following US President Donald Trump’s designation of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation. This is the first time Washington will formally brand […]

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The summit of decline: In defence of an Arab league

Is it time for the Arab League to disband? What is the point of Arab summitry? What is the point of the Arab League as a whole? Is it an anachronism? A misnomer? Marwan Bishara writes… These are some of the questions Arabs and non-Arabs ponder after each and every annual summit ends with empty […]

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One year after “Great March of Return”, Nigerian rights activists, scholars rally support for Palestine

As tens of thousands of Palestinians marked the first anniversary of the “Great March of Return” protests, Nigerian rights activists and Muslim scholars have hailed the Palestinian resistance for its liberation efforts in the face of Zionist oppression. The Nigerian scholars, while speaking separately with Muslim News, also condemned Israel’s excessive use of lethal weapons […]

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Muslims to Saudi Arabia, Arab League: Stop condemning, take action against US recognition of Golan Heights

Muslims across the globe have called on the Saudi Arabia-led Arab League to go beyond condemnation but take action against the United States’ recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. These spontaneous reactions came immediately after Riyadh, together with the Arab League, joined the United Nations to condemn the move led by US President […]

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Saudi Arabia ‘rejects and condemns’ US recognition of Israeli Golan Heights

– Golan Heights’ status remains unchanged, says UN spokesman ========= Riyadh expresses ‘firm’ objection to Trump proclamation on territory captured from Syria, says it will have ‘negative effect’ on regional stability. ========== Saudi Arabia on Tuesday rejected US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, condemning it as a violation of […]

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Uighur Muslim incarceration in China: Saudi Arabia for, Turkey against

Two leading Muslim nations, the Republic of Turkey and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have expressed opposite opinions, in support of and against the continuous incarceration of over a million Uighurs and other Muslims in the western province of Xinjiang in China. In a statement released early February, the Turkish foreign ministry described China’s detention […]

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Malaysians hail Mahathir over Israeli athletes ban

– Chastise IPC for stripping Malaysia hosting right – ‘We’ll rather stand with Palestine than host the championship’ Millions of Malaysians have hailed the country’s Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamed for banning Israeli athletes, who are expected to participate at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships later this year. The show of love and affection for […]

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