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Iran proposes to hold tourism expo in Japan

Iran proposes to hold tourism expo in Japan

Iranian ambassador to Japan Morteza Rahmani Movahed proposed holding of an exhibition featuring Iran’s tourism potentials and handicrafts in Japan.

 
Greek PM calls for EU unity against far-right populism

Greek PM calls for EU unity against far-right populism

Europe should stand side by side to counter the "monster of chauvinism" in the upcoming EU elections next May, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday told European lawmakers in Strasbourg.

 
Iraq summons Algerian envoy over pro-Saddam chants

Iraq summons Algerian envoy over pro-Saddam chants

Iraq has summoned the Algerian ambassador over chants in support of former dictator Saddam Hussein by Algerian football fans.

 
76 pct of Islamophobic attacks target women in Belgium

76 pct of Islamophobic attacks target women in Belgium

Around 76 percent of Islamophobic attacks in Belgium in 2017 targeted Muslim women, an anti-Islamophobia association in the country revealed on Saturday.

 
Iran’s Zarif sends Jewish New Year greetings on Twitter

Iran’s Zarif sends Jewish New Year greetings on Twitter

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Jewish New Year greetings to Jews in Iran and around the world.

 
Al-Qaradawi’s ex-wife sues Al Riyadh newspaper

Al-Qaradawi’s ex-wife sues Al Riyadh newspaper

The ex-wife of Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the jailed Egyptian Islamic theologian, has denied recently publicised claims by a Moroccan journalist, Abdelhak Snaibi, in the Saudi Al Riyadh and decided to ...

 
Over 130,000 foreigners apply for Turkish scholarships

Over 130,000 foreigners apply for Turkish scholarships

The number of foreign students applying for financial support in Turkey in 2018 exceeded 135,000, according to the head of Turkey’s state-education institution.

 
Iraqi protesters rally against living conditions, clash with police

Iraqi protesters rally against living conditions, clash with police

Protesters in the Iraqi city of Basra take to the streets over poor living conditions and clash with the police amid efforts to break into government headquarters in the city.

 
Dozens of Palestinian boats hold sea march along Gaza Strip against fishing limits

Dozens of Palestinian boats hold sea march along Gaza Strip against fishing limits

Palestinian protesters aboard dozens of fishing boats have sailed along the coasts of the besieged Gaza Strip to express their strong dissent against the Israeli-imposed fishing limit laws.

 
2 dead, 11 injured in US gaming tournament shooting spree

2 dead, 11 injured in US gaming tournament shooting spree

Two people have lost their lives and 11 others injured as gunman opened fire in the middle of a video game event in Florida before shooting himself.

 
Magnitude 5.9 quake jolts western Iran, injures 232, kills 2

Magnitude 5.9 quake jolts western Iran, injures 232, kills 2

A magnitude 5.9 quake hit Iranian western province of Kermanshah at early on Sunday and according to the governor general of the province so far 232 cases of injury and three dead has been reported.

 
Death toll from Indonesian quakes climbs to 563

Death toll from Indonesian quakes climbs to 563

The death toll from earthquakes that rocked eastern Indonesia since early August has risen to 563, according to a Social Affairs Ministry official on Saturday.

 
Iranian wrestlers bag 2 golds in 1st day of Asian Games

Iranian wrestlers bag 2 golds in 1st day of Asian Games

Iranian freestyle wrestlers have grabbed two gold medals in the first official day of the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

 
Jim Carrey blasts Yemen school bus bombing as

Jim Carrey blasts Yemen school bus bombing as 'crime' of US, allies

The United States actor and artist Jim Carrey blasted on Aug. 17 the deadly airstrike in Yemen last week that reportedly killed 40 children on a school bus, calling the incident “Our crime."

 
Religious cleric calls for gaining wisdom

Religious cleric calls for gaining wisdom

Supreme Leader's Representative in the southern Khorasan province urged Muslim nations to gain wisdom.

 
Iran cruises into 2018 Men’s Volleyball Cup final

Iran cruises into 2018 Men’s Volleyball Cup final

The Iran men’s national under-21 volleyball team has powered past the hosts to secure its place in the final showdown of the 2018 Asian Men's Volleyball Cup, also known as the 2018 Asian Volleyball Confederation ...

 
300 Catholic priests abused children: US grand jury

300 Catholic priests abused children: US grand jury

A grand jury report released Tuesday said more than 300 "predator priests" throughout the state of Pennsylvania had been protected by the Catholic Church after sexually abusing children.

 
Thousands in China mosque standoff over demolition plan

Thousands in China mosque standoff over demolition plan

Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government’s efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced ...

 
Saudi authorities arrest another professor in widening crackdown on dissent

Saudi authorities arrest another professor in widening crackdown on dissent

Saudi authorities have arrested another university professor in the conservative oil-rich kingdom as part of a widening crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against Muslim preachers and intellectuals....

 
Mes Sungun claims AFC Fusal Club Championship

Mes Sungun claims AFC Fusal Club Championship

Iranian futsal club Mes Sungun Varzaghan has captured the crown at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Club Championship, after it could down Thái Sơn Nam of Vietnam in the title showdown....

 
Iran gets 2 medals in Moscow 2018 Taekwondo Grand Prix

Iran gets 2 medals in Moscow 2018 Taekwondo Grand Prix

Iranian athletes have clinched two medals, including one silver, at the Moscow 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Russia.

 
70,000 protest US base expansion on Japanese island

70,000 protest US base expansion on Japanese island

Tens of thousands of people have rallied on the southern Japanese Island of Okinawa to protest a government plan to relocate and expand a US air base there.

 
Yemeni protesters denounce Saudi carnage of school children

Yemeni protesters denounce Saudi carnage of school children

People in the Yemeni southwestern city of Dhamar have staged demonstration denouncing the recent Saudi attack on a school bus which left dozens of school children in Sa’ada.

 
Denmark considers adding jail terms to veil ban

Denmark considers adding jail terms to veil ban

Denmark has been discussing adding jail terms to a controversial ban on the wearing of face veils in public that came into force on Aug. 1.

 
Iran strongly opposed to arms race in outer space

Iran strongly opposed to arms race in outer space

Iran’s permanent envoy to Vienna-based intl. organizations Kazem Gharibabadi voiced Iran's strong opposition to any arms race or deployment of any kind of arms including conventional and weapons of mass ...

 
Iranian women capture crown at 2018 WABA 3x3 Cup

Iranian women capture crown at 2018 WABA 3x3 Cup

The Iran women’s national 3x3 basketball team has proudly claimed crown at the 2018 West Asian Basketball Association (WABA) 3x3 Cup in Lebanon, thanks to the great performances it delivered during the ...

 
Kuwait Joins Tunisia in Granting Women Full Political Rights

Kuwait Joins Tunisia in Granting Women Full Political Rights

Kuwait has become one of the first countries in the Middle East to give full political rights to women. Gulf news agencies reported that the oil rich state has granted full suffrage after decades of campaigning ...

 
Jahangiri  felicitates Iran’s team at 2018 Asian Men

Jahangiri felicitates Iran’s team at 2018 Asian Men's U20 Volleyball C’ship

Iranian First Vice-President congratulated the victory of the Iranian squad at the final showdown of 2018 Asian Men's U20 Volleyball Championship.

 
Iran chess players top-ranked in Asian Nations Cup

Iran chess players top-ranked in Asian Nations Cup

Iranian national men's team (Green) won the title of Asian Nations Cup for Team Championship in Rapid section, for the first time in its history.

 
Iranians unity to be manifested during Hajj ritual

Iranians unity to be manifested during Hajj ritual

"Pilgrims of the standing unity among Shiite and Sunni people from Golestan province will be manifested during the Hajj ritual," pointed out the religious cleric from the North of Iran.

 
 
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International Islamic Unity Conf. plays telling role in World of Islam

Each year, the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought mounts unity conference during Unity Week so as to promote bonds of fraternity among Muslim nations

Activists come together to protest against terrorism

An article that I published last week addressed a new breed of criminals committing acts of societal and political violence in a pattern of “gentlemanly” terrorism. The perpetrator seems well-mannered and civilised, not only while preparing to commit the crime, but also in daily life.

Israel’s segregation of own citizens inside Green Line

  The pending demolitions of Khan Al-Ahmar and Susiya, two Palestinian communities in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, along with the forced expulsion of their inhabitants, have been attracting international concern and protests. Similarly, the recent eviction of a Palestinian family to make ...

What is Takfirism and why you should call Daeshis Takfiris

Takfiri is frequently used in reference to Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) but the term has a hidden universal applicability that surpasses our era, while exposing the dark ideology languishing in the core of the phenomenon.

US Supreme Court Violates International Law

The US Supreme Court has handed down a ruling based on which about 2 billion dollars of Iran's frozen assets will be paid as remuneration to families of Americans killed in terrorist attack on a US Marines base in Beirut in 1983. Two points are worthy of mention here: 1. Judicial immunity of ...

 
“The Vatican, Muslim World and the West” published

Organization of the Vatican and its relations with the world has made the topic for former Iranian envoy publishing his book for the Persian-speaking readers.

Iran’s cultural research center publishes “Philosophy of Arts and Aesthetics”

Iranian research center has released its latest 48th book which is on arts and aesthetics in view of Islamic wisdom.

“Religion, Modernity and Post-modernity” published in Persian

Persian version of book by prominent authors has been published by Iranian cleric in line with shedding more light on the western views on religion.

Book “On Unity and Islamic Proximity” released

The constant concern and subject for all activities at major Iranian Islamic unity center, World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, has published new book on Islamic proximity.

“Shia Imams and Islamic Unity” published

Publication at Iran’s University of Religions and Denominations has published book on efforts by Shia Imams for cooperation and sympathy among Muslims and also strategies for realization of the objectives as well as threats against the objective.

 
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Muslim minority in China

The Turkic mostly Muslim Uighur minority in China's Xinjiang region face arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions on religious practice and "forced political indoctrination" in a mass security crackdown, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Who are the evangelicals?

Following the recent escalation between Turkey and the U.S., the influence of evangelical groups have on U.S. foreign policy during Donald Trump's term have been brought to the fore, yet again.

Palestine’s Al-Tamimi family: A history of defiance

Teenage Palestinian resistance icon Ahed al-Tamimi, who on Sunday was released after an eight-month stint in Israeli custody, now hopes to return to her normal life.

White Nationalist Steve Bannon Moves to Europe to boost Far Right

S President Donald Trump’s controversial former advisor Steve Bannon plans to set up a foundation in Europe called “The Movement” to spark a populist rightwing revolt, according to a report.

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

“In my four years as High Commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims. That claim is almost in its own category of absurdity. Have you no shame, sir, have you no shame? We are not fools.”

 
 
Imam Hussein is the manifestation of resistance: Sunni cleric
 
The sacrifice made by Imam Hussein is seen as a revival of the Muslim faith and now when heinous crimes are being committed under the name of Islam, it’s ...
 
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