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Saudi Arabia forms Islamic military coalition to counter terrorism

Saudi Arabia said today that 34 nations have agreed to form a new Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism. It will have a joint operations center based in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. The announcement published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency said the alliance will be Saudi-led. The statement said Islam forbids corruption and destruction … Continue reading Saudi Arabia forms Islamic military coalition to counter terrorism

Food security: India to pitch for permanent solution at WTO meeting

Backed by several developing countries, India will strongly pitch for finding a permanent solution to the food security issue at the WTO meeting of 160 trade ministers, beginning in Kenyan Capital of Nairobi tomorrow. During the four-day meet, India will also raise the issue of evolving mechanism to protect poor farmers from surge in imports. … Continue reading Food security: India to pitch for permanent solution at WTO meeting

Saudi Women surpass expectations, win 19 civic seats

AMN / Making a history in Saudi Kingdom,19 women won municipal council seats in Saturday’s historic local elections in which females were allowed to cast votes and run for office for the first time. As soon as news of some women candidates winning municipal council seats from Makkah region came out, there was celebration by … Continue reading Saudi Women surpass expectations, win 19 civic seats

Russian warships fires shots at Turkish fishing boat

Russia says one of its warships fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing boat in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision. A Russian Defence Ministry statement said the Turkish vessel approached to 600 metre before turning away in response to Russian small arms fire. The captain of the Turkish boat said he was unaware … Continue reading Russian warships fires shots at Turkish fishing boat

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims responsibility for bomb blast in Pakistan

The banned Sunni Islamist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s bomb-attack in the Pakistan’s northwestern city of Parachinar that killed 24 people and injured 70 others. Ali bin Sufyan, spokesman for Lashkar-e-Jhangvi said, This is revenge for the killing of Muslims by the Syrian president and Iran. Sufyan said Parachinar residents should not … Continue reading Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims responsibility for bomb blast in Pakistan

Historic TAPI gas pipeline project launched

AMN / Ground breaking ceremony of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was held today at the ancient city of Mary of Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow ,Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari were present at the ground breaking function. The leaders appreciated the project and termed … Continue reading Historic TAPI gas pipeline project launched

22 Killed 55 injured in Pakistan bomb blast

At least 22 people were killed and 55 others wounded today in a powerful bomb blast at a crowded used clothes market in Kurram tribal agency’s Parachinar in northwestern Pakistan. It was unclear whether the blast was a suicide attack or a remote-controlled blast. Security forces have cordoned off the area and are investigating the … Continue reading 22 Killed 55 injured in Pakistan bomb blast

After Facebook, Google come in support of Muslims

AMN / Soon after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, coming out in favour of US Muslims, Google CEO Sundar Pichai too has spoken out in support of community. India born Pichai, said: “we must support Muslim and other minority communities in the US and around the world”. Responding to a recent wave of prejudice against Muslims … Continue reading After Facebook, Google come in support of Muslims

Fire at Russian hospital kills 21

In Russia, 21 people were killed in a fire in the building of a neuropsychiatric care home in the village of Alferovka in Voronezh yesterday evening. The region’s emergencies Ministry Department said 19 bodies were recovered at the fire scene, two died in a hospital.The fire in the care home, which consists of two units, … Continue reading Fire at Russian hospital kills 21

Gambia declared as Islamic republic

Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh has declared the West African country an Islamic republic saying the decision was made because Islam is the religion of most citizens and the nation must break away from its colonial past. President Yahya Jammeh made the declaration Friday at the end of a political rally held on the coastal village … Continue reading Gambia declared as Islamic republic

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