Civil defence says clinic in Aleppo hit by air strike, second time this week a medical facility has been targeted.
Output may rise to about 10.5 million barrels per day from average 10.15 but sources say Kingdom will not flood market.
UN humanitarian chief laments situation in Syria, where people are facing "appalling" desolation, hunger and starvation.
Iranians vote in the second round of elections which will decide the balance of power between reformists and hardliners in parliament.
The New Indian Express
Mehbooba for Indo-Pak Talks, Says Muslim Nations Worst Victims of Terrorism
The New Indian Express
JAMMU: Pitching strongly for peace between India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday urged both countries to join hands against terrorism while asserting that funds spent on animosity can instead be diverted towards ...
India only talking about terrorism: Pakistan's UN envoy
Syrian paediatrician Muhammad Waseem Moaz killed in Aleppo
Dr Muhammad Waseem Moaz, one of the last remaining paediatricians in rebel-held Aleppo, was killed in an air strike on Thursday. The attack on the al-Quds hospital left at least 14 patients and three doctors dead. But it was Dr Moaz's death in ...
Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan
An Australian woman working for a charity in Afghanistan has been kidnapped, Canberra's foreign minister has said. Julie Bishop said her government was working to secure the release of Katherine Jane Wilson, an aid worker who is reported to work for an ...
Father, 91, pleads for return of aid worker daughter abducted in Afghanistan
Some of those stranded in a Jordanian refugee camp say they would rather wait to return to their homeland.
Palestinian calligrapher keen to finish Al-Aqsa Quran
Palestinian calligrapher Saher al-Kaabi is racing against time to finish his first Ottoman-illuminated copy of the Quran that will carry the name of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. “It will be the first Quran copy carrying the name of Al-Aqsa Mosque,” al ...
Allies of President Hassan Rouhani seek to make major seat gains in second round after strong showing in first vote.
The Globe and Mail
Only global action can end terrorist hostage takings
The Globe and Mail
There can be no doubt that kidnapping for ransom (KFR) provides terrorist groups, and their purported causes, much desired publicity and international press. Additionally, terrorist groups get an opportunity to demonstrate that they are targeting ...
OPINION: Understanding the technology of terrorism
Amid the global threat of terrorism, the actual attacks that occur can vary widely. Terrorists aim at different targets in different locations, and tend to be either shooting or bombing or both. There is, however, a central point of connection linking ...
New York Times
Don't Abandon America's Afghan Helpers
New York Times
The House Armed Services Committee approved a version of the 2017 defense spending bill on Thursday that would leave thousands of Afghan interpreters who worked for the American government in Afghanistan in the lurch. More than 10,000 applicants, ...
Thousands of Afghan interpreters who have applied for resettlement in the United States could be left in the lurch if a defense bill is not amended.
Saudi Arms Deal Signals Mideast Betrayal
While it is still early days in the Trudeau government, signs of a significant shift in Mideast policy are still nowhere to be seen. A 2013 assessment of Trudeau's likely approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict suggested major shifts in balancing ...
Mideast funds reduce cash as markets find floors
Tell MAMA (press release) (blog)
Pegida Believes that a 'Parking Jihad' is Being Waged in Areas
Tell MAMA (press release) (blog)
Not to be outdone in waxing lyrical about 'Jihad', the extremist far right group Pegida UK, (led by the sadly unreformed agent provocateur Stephen Yaxley Lennon – aka Tommy Robinson), have decided that they will oppose mosques. Clearly someone has ...
Center for Research on Globalization
In Syria, US Rejects Russia Call To Name al-Qaeda Allies 'Terrorist'
Now we see the extraordinary situation where the US government admits that the militia groups Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham are fighting alongside and are “intermingled with” al-Qaeda's Nusra Front, but resoundingly rejects the Russian request to ...
Syria: Moscow Rejects Kerry's New Attempts to Protect Al Qaeda Terrorists
In Iraq, the Mosul offensive is off to a slow and shaky start
WADI MASHAR, Iraq. From a sandbagged hilltop outpost here, you can see the front line of the Islamic State in the muddy brown houses of Al-Nasr, a village on the next ridgeline, about a mile-and-a-half west. The Iraqi army was supposed to have captured ...
The White House isn't doing enough for Iran hostage Robert Levinson
Recently, reports have surfaced that the U.S. government is going out of its way to grant Iran access to the dollar for financial transactions, which officials had said would not happen as a result of last summer's nuclear deal. For my family, such a ...
Matthews Compares Cruz to 'Baghdad Bob' Showing 'Narcissism' Standing Up to Boehner
Fresh off accusing Ted Cruz of being a political bigamist, MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Matthews stated Thursday night that Cruz has put on a “Baghdad Bob performance this week” for failing to concede the Republican presidential nomination to Donald ...
Opinion/Letter: Mosque vote is denial of freedoms
The Daily Progress
We were dismayed when seeing the front-page story in The Daily Progress about the denial of a permit for a mosque site in Culpeper County (“Permit denied for mosque site,” April 6; April 5 online). Even more depressing was the report that the room full ...
Far-right protesters target mosque in London
Protestors from the far-right "Britain First" group targeted the East London Mosque in Whitechapel of London in the UK. A group of protesters gathered outside the mosque on Saturday afternoon with Union flags and a large banner saying, “No more mosques ...
Britain First protester booted with flying kick after 'provoking' worshippers at East London Mosque
Parking lot expansion approved for mosque in Bloomfield Township
(WXYZ) - It was standing room only in Bloomfield Township at a city meeting Monday night over parking at a local mosque. The Board of Trustees for Bloomfield Township approved the additional parking. The Muslim Unity Center will be expanding to have a ...
That Time When I, a Rabbi, Prayed in a Mosque
When traveling, I usually don't have the luxury of choosing where to pray. It's usually my airline seat or in a corner of the gate area while waiting for my next flight. Last week, after flying all night from California to New York, I had six hours at ...
Britain First demo gets fly-kicked & flees London mosque after provoking scuffles (VIDEO)
In the video, worshipers from the mosque shout “get out,” as the police move the protesters away. After clashing with locals, Britain First members are seen swiftly running away from the mosque, with one protester even being “fly-kicked” as he flees ...
Violent clash at far-right protest outside east London mosque
Kuwait makes donation to Canberra mosque construction
The Canberra Islamic Centre has received a $1.4 million donation from Kuwait to help build a new mosque. The centre began construction on the $2.2 million masjid project in Monash two years ago. Centre president Azra Khan said they were "thrilled" to ...
Mosque vandalized in W. Wichita
Police say the vandalism happened at the mosque sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. No arrests have been made in the case. Damages are estimated at $500. This isn't the first time the mosque has been targeted. In 2011, police say ...
West Wichita mosque vandalized with graffiti
GOP Islamophobia: Two-thirds of New Hampshire Republican primary voters want to ban Muslims from entering US
At this stage in the race, everything gets filtered first through the “horse race” lens, and so the immediate take on this is clearly that this is good for Donald Trump, the only candidate who has seriously backed the idea that this country should ban ...
Dallas Rapper Aye-D Confronts Islamophobia with Adele Mashup
The product of that effort was a project he dubbed "Colorblind," which is an emotionally-charged anthem eloquently articulating the absurdity of not just Islamophobia, but racism as well. "I started writing 'Colorblind' when the Islamic hate escalated ...
Europe's Islamophobia Complicates Israel Attitudes
Atlanta Jewish Times
The Islamophobia sweeping across Northern Europe has had unforeseen consequences, said Cas Mudde, a professor in the University of Georgia's School of International and Public Affairs. It has spawned a pro-Israel movement and even an effort to ...