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Why Did Saudia summon COAS and Pakistan PM?

The difference between the Sunnis and the Takfiri Wahhabism!

Who conspired against Khatm.e.Nubuwwat (PBUH) law?

Dirty Politics: PTI’s blunder of making alliance with Taliban’s father

Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims ‘a dehumanising apartheid’: Amnesty report

Scientists warns of upsurge in major earthquakes in 2018

UNGA resolution: Is Pakistan on right track for Kashmir’s freedom?

Imran Khan paves way for father of Deobandi Taliban to his new Pakistan

Rana Sanaullah blames Intelligence Agencies for Shirazi kidnapping

Report: Saudi Arabia deficit reaches $32.4bn

Russia eyes active role in Afghanistan, breaking with three-decade restraint

While Saudi Arabia discusses Iran and Hezbollah in Cairo, its plans for Lebanon are backfiring

Afghanistan opium cultivation: A bigger threat than ISIS to Pakistan and Iran

Why Nawaz Sharif is hesitant to remove Ishaq Dar?

Can Islamabad protests lead into Military take over?

Iran: Saudi-drafted Arab League statement full of lies, worthless

Nasrallah: US did what it could to help Daesh in Syria's Bukamal

Interior Minister gets 48 hours to evict defiant Islamabad protesters

ABNA | Syrian civilian killed, material damaged in terrorist rocket attacks in Damascus

Pakistan nears its moment of truth

MERH | Study indicates discrimination against Shias in Bahrain

The Prophet, an ‘Ummi’..

Does Israel has secret ties with 'many' Arab, Muslim states?

Why Pentagon persuaded Congress to delink LeT from Haqqani network?

Security council appointed panel says no missiles sent to Houthis, refuting Saudi Arabia claim

The conditional release of Saad al-Hariri; Saudi Arabia kept his two children in Riyadh

How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

Saudi: Palestinian Abbas must endorse US’ plan or leave

Egyptian authorities crack down on televised fatwas

Saudi Arabia’s empty trumpeting for war against Iran

Replacing Finance minister: Is PML-N going to make Ishaq Dar a perfect scapegoat?

Faizabad sit in: Is another model town like action in the offing?

Is Shahbaz Sharif deliberately weakening PML-N?

Would Nawaz seek a presidential pardon?

Senior Iranian official warns Macron against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs

Palestine to freeze ties with US if Trump admin closes mission in Washington

The Martyrdom of Imam Hassan (AS)

Lebanese PM Accepts France Invite: Will This End Crisis?

Arab media: Baghdad not ready to host Saudi Crown Prince

Barzani seeking to mend ties with Iran, worrying US

The series of the arrogant prince

US troops told to ignore child abuse in Afghanistan

Shafaqna special: Did PML-N launch Tehrik.e.Labaik?

Balochistan mass murder:  A terrorist activity or human trafficking?

TTP in Afghanistan: How does Abdullah Abdullah’s confession shift burden from Pakistan to US?

Free Balochistan posters: A new game plan against CPEC

Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi capital for France: Lebanese TV

Saudi siege of Yemen leaves three cities without clean water: Red Cross

Social Structure Founded by the Prophet (pbuh)

Death and Burial of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Moves against Hezbollah

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

3,000 more US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon

US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

Saudi Arabia and Israel want to drag US into war against Iran: Former CIA officer

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

'Saudi King Salman to step down next week'

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

Is PTI backing Tehreek-e-Labbaik protests?

Israel ready to share intel on Iran with Saudi Arabia: Military chief

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

50,000 Yemeni children will die by end of the year, says Save the Children

Saudi storms home of detained cleric Salman Al-Ouda

Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East?

How Trump’s CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran

Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

Is TTP returning to South Waziristan again?

Scapegoat: Is Supreme Court going to disqualify Jhangir Tareen?

Is this the end of Nawaz dynasty in Pakistan?

US president takes issue with ‘naïve’ Times op-ed on Xi-Trump ties

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

Will new chairman review NAB’s in-house legal view on Musharraf?

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

Corruption in Israel is not just an Israeli issue

New constituency’s controversy: Is PML-N trying to delay the election?

Media Silent as 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to demand the release of Catalan political prisoners

Did Israel enforce Trump to renegotiate nuclear agreement with Iran?

Non-bailable arrest warrants: Has Nawaz Sharif abandoned Ishaq Dar?

Shafaqna Insight: Why India cannot sabotage CPEC?

Zimbabwe army deploys soldiers outside Harare

Sheikh Salman to be tried later this month on false espionage charges

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for Israeli attack

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

Re-opening of Hudabiya case: What is the game behind the curtains?

UK Hindu minister urges military aid to Israel

iPhone X owners complain of ‘green line of death’ on screen of $999 device

Rapprochement with Israel carries a heavy price tag for Riyadh

MMA revival: Is it an attempt to induct extremist religious parties into politics?

Shafaqna analysis: Why Pakistan cannot bring Altaf Hussain back?

Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills about 450

US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem

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How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

1396/8/28 | 18:07
    Anti-Muslim hatred has become more pervasive and entrenched in the UK, compared with 20 years ago, according to a report by the think tank that catapulted the term “Islamophobia” in 1997. Runnymede Trust’s latest survey, released on Tuesday, came two decades after the group first launched a groundbreaking report highlighting racism faced by British Muslims. “Over the past two decades awareness of Islamophobia has increased, whether in terms of discrimination against Muslims, or in terms of public and policy discussion ...

UK Hindu minister urges military aid to Israel

1396/8/23 | 18:07
  British foreign aid minister Priti Patel, 45, has urged anti-Muslim prime minister Theresa May to provide aid to Israel Occupation Force (IOF) to defend Israel from it next-door enemies – Hizbullah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza, and Iranian fighters in Syria.   She also suggested that London should provide humanitarian to the Israel-occupied Syrian territory Golan Heights where Israel army runs field clinics to provide medial treatment to wounded members of ISIS terrorist group.   Priti Patel was in Zionist entity on a 12-day ...

Shafaqna analysis: Why Pakistan cannot bring Altaf Hussain back?

1396/8/23 | 18:07
    Pakistan has provided fresh ‘damning evidence’ to British authorities against alleged involvement of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London supremo on laundering billions as well as his contact with Indian spy agency-RAW, seeking London’s help for a ‘conclusive headway’ into an ongoing investigation against the leaders of MQM-London, MQM-Pakistan and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP).     The ‘fresh damning evidence’ carried over fresh record of around a dozen bank accounts, which were once being used by leaders of ...

The untold story: why Priti Patel’s departure is ‘a great loss for Israel’

1396/8/22 | 18:07
  It is easy enough to understand why an ambitious politician like Priti Patel would have wanted to court Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), described this week by The Jewish Chronicle’s reporter Marcus Dysch as “the biggest lobbying group in Westminster”.   But what about the Israeli government and its allies? Why, in the words of Israeli opposition politician Isaac Herzog, was Patel’s fall from grace a “great loss for Israel”?   True, she looked like future leadership material. But in fact, a more interesting ...

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Returning To UK Given Luxury Housing & Rehab

1396/8/18 | 18:07
    While the average young person in Britain struggles to gain a foothold in the crowded housing market, returning ISIS fighters are set to be given free tax-payer funded homes as well as cars, counseling, and public sector jobs to “bribe” them not to carry out terror attacks on British soil.   The top-secret new government strategy, codenamed Operation Constrain, will even allow terrorists to jump to the top of council house waiting lists, allowing them to choose the best available homes to live in rent free, elbowing ...

US misled Britain over Iraq war, claims Brown

1396/8/16 | 18:07
  Gordon Brown has claimed the UK was “misled” over the Iraq war because the US defence department failed to pass on information casting doubt on Saddam Hussein’s destructive capability.   The former prime minister, who was chancellor when the decision to go to war in 2003 was made, said it was “astonishing” that top-secret US intelligence was not shared with Britain. He claimed that only after leaving office did he become aware of “crucial” papers held by the US Department of Defense and believes the course of history ...

Malicious anti-Pakistan slogans: Who is behind the smear campaign?

1396/8/13 | 18:07
  Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned the British High Commissioner in Pakistan Thomas Drew on Friday over slogans being displayed on London cabs "that directly attack Pakistan's territorial integrity and sovereignty."     According to a statement released by the Foreign Office, "the high commissioner was informed that Pakistan, in line with the UN Charter, rejects actions and advertisements with malicious content that impinge on our sovereignty and territorial integrity."   It said that the "issue was also being ...

Nearly half of US working women say they’ve experienced sexual harassment: Poll

1396/8/12 | 18:07
  Nearly half of all employed women in the United States say they have received an unwelcome sexual advance or other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature at work, according to a new poll. As women around the US and UK continue to come forward with accusations of sexual harassment by famous men, the poll by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal found that 48 percent of female workers said they had personally experienced sexual harassment at work. In addition, 41 percent of currently employed men admit that they have personally ...

UK: Now is not the ‘right time’ to recognise Palestine

1396/8/10 | 18:07
  UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson declined the Labour Party’s offer to recognise a Palestinian state “now” insisting that “the moment is not yet right to play that card”.   Replying to questions about the Balfour Declaration in the House of Commons yesterday, Johnson said: “It won’t on its own end the occupation. It won’t on its own bring peace. It isn’t after all something you can do more than once.   “That card having been played that will be it. We judge that it is better to give every possible encouragement ...

UK arms sales to Saudis topped £1.1bn in first half of 2017

1396/8/4 | 18:07
  Britain’s sales of military equipment to Saudi Arabia hit £1.1 billion in the first six months of this year, according to the latest government data. The UK sold £836 million worth of arms and military hardware to the Saudi kingdom between April and June, up from £280 million between January and March, according to statistics by the Department for International Trade (DIT). The latest export license figures come amid increasing concerns over the Saudi military’s bombing in Yemen, which has so far killed more than 12,000 people ...

‘When the aggression stops, so will we’, say the Houthis

1396/7/30 | 18:07
  As the battle lines settle on a stalemate after the inception of the Saudi-led coalition’s unforgiving bombing campaign, it’s about time all parties to the conflict think about a peace process, which must include the Houthi armed group.   “We are ready to reach a peace agreement with the Saudi-led coalition”, Deputy Head of External Relations, Muhammed Al-Bukhaithi confirms to me.   It’s of mutual interest for all parties in the conflict to put an end to war, but the Houthis claim that Saudi Arabia is not acting ...

UK ‘preparing for war with North Korea’

1396/7/19 | 18:07
  British defence officials have reportedly been instructed to draw up plans in preparation for potential conflict with North Korea.   North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests in recent weeks and launched two missiles over Japan, increasing already fraught tensions between the US and its allies.   One military scenario could see the UK’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth brought into early service, reports The Independent.   “We have plenty of ships to send – the Type-45 destroyers, the Type-23 frigates,” ...

AOHR: British police must arrest Ehud Barak

1396/7/14 | 18:07
  The London based Arab Organisation for Human Rights (AOHR) in the UK has stated that London has become a safe haven for war criminals visiting the city.   According to the AOHR these individuals come to the city because law enforcement has failed to take any measures to arrest them.   The organisation added that Britain is one of the countries that adopts clear laws regarding global jurisdiction that allow the police to arrest the perpetrators of certain crimes, if they are on British soil, regardless of the suspect’s ...

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia risks poverty and civilian casualties’

1396/7/14 | 18:07
  Exporting arms to countries like Saudi Arabia contributes to increased rates of poverty and civilian casualties, Save the Children warns in a new report.   “The UK should not undermine its humanitarian response… by exporting arms which contribute to increased rates of poverty and more civilian casualties,” the report warned.   Save the Children advocated for the Department of International Development (DFID) to have a more powerful role in the Exports Controls Joint Unit (ECJU) which makes crucial export decisions.  ...

A surprise come back: Is Nawaz Sharif ready to face accountability?

1396/7/4 | 18:07
  Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan from London on Monday, putting to rest all speculation by political rivals. He had left for the UK about a month ago to see his wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing cancer treatment.     All other members of his family, including daughter Maryam and sons Hussain and Hassan, are also in London and none of them accompanied the ex-PM on his return.   PML-N Senator Asif Kirmani told reporters that Sharif will appear before the accountability court in Islamabad tomorrow ...

Why has a UK team genetically edited human embryos?

1396/6/30 | 18:07
By Michael Le Page Human embryos have been genetically edited in the UK for the first time, using a technique called CRISPR. But why do researchers think this is so important? What gene editing was carried out? The UK team, led by Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute in London, used the CRISPR genome-editing method to disable a gene thought to play a key role in early development. The researchers used around 60 spare embryos donated by couples who’d had IVF, which would otherwise have been discarded. The embryos had been frozen ...

UK arms sales benefiting most from Middle East wars

1396/6/26 | 18:07
  The UK has exported £5 billion ($6.8 billion) worth of weapons to oppressive regimes around the world since the Conservatives came to power 22 months ago, the Guardian newspaper reported.   Arms sales to Saudi Arabia have been pinpointed as the main cause of the increase. In 2015, the Kingdom setup an Arab coalition to battle in Yemen. Since then it has faced criticism that it has repeatedly and indiscriminately attacked civilians in violation of international humanitarian laws.   In July, campaigners brought a case to the British ...

US policy shift: Would Pakistan turn into another Iran for US?

1396/6/26 | 18:07
The Trump administration is considering dropping Pakistan as an ally as it examines tough measures to quell more than 20 terrorist groups it says are based in the country, a UK publication had reported.   Financial Times reported that officials familiar with the Pakistan prong of Washington’s new “AfPak” strategy — which involves an open-ended commitment in Afghanistan and praise for India — say it has yet to be fleshed out. But they have plenty of levers.   President Donald Trump last month promised to get tough on Pakistan, ...

Saudi Arabia, Sudan banned from Labour party conference

1396/6/25 | 18:07
  The Arab League has cancelled its annual reception at the Labour party conference at the end of the month after Saudi Arabia and Sudan were allegedly rejected from attending the event.   Cancellation of the reception was confirmed in a letter sent to all MP’s and peers on Wednesday by the Arab League’s London Office. “Unfortunately, the council of Arab Ambassadors has taken the decision to cancel its annual reception and buffet dinner,” the letter stated.   “Our council has decided to refrain from attending the ...

Overloaded School Bags Put 70 % Children at Risk of Back Problems

1396/6/22 | 18:07
Children often choose bags featuring their favourite cartoon characters rather than those that are back-friendly.   These poorly fitting bag-packs that are often overloaded, can put children at risk of long-term back and spinal problems, experts have warned. The Australian Physiotherapy Association revealed that non-fitting and heavy bag-packs put up to 70 per cent of school-children at risk. Effects Of Poorly Chosen Bag-Packs The association stated that bag-packs that are not back-friendly can cause strain in back, neck and shoulder of ...

Diana was murdered: Prince Charles was ‘Planning an accident’ ten months before the crash

1396/6/12 | 18:07
On the 20th anniversary of the Prince Diana’s death, Theories that Princess Diana may have been murdered have resurfaced, pushed by a letter she allegedly wrote in the final year of her life claiming that Prince Charles was planning “an accident in my car” meant to leave Diana with a severe head injury.   There have long been conspiracy theories surrounding Diana’s death, including those who believe that she was targeted by members of the royal family. What we know is that Princess Diana was killed in a high-speed car crash on August ...

Does Britain have a secret travel ban against Arabs?

1396/5/30 | 18:07
  Britain stands accused of operating a secret travel ban against Arabs after it emerged that a large number of internationally renowned academics, religious leaders, musicians, artists and performers from the Middle East have been refused visas to enter the UK. All were booked to appear or perform at the world famous Edinburgh Festival in Scotland but were rejected on the grounds that they would not return to their home countries after the festival ends on 28 August.     The move by the Home Office in London is said to have angered ...

Syria says US, allies supplying terrorists with toxic agents

1396/5/26 | 18:07
Syria says the US, Britain and their allies are supporting terrorists in the war-torn Arab country by supplying them with toxic agents and other kinds of weapons. During a press conference in the Syrian Foreign Ministry’s main office in the capital Damascus, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said on Wednesday that toxic agents found in the cities of Aleppo and Damascus were made by US and UK companies, Syrian's official news agency SANA reported. He also called on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) ...

There are almost 100 new volcanoes hiding under Antarctic ice

1396/5/24 | 18:07
  Almost 100 volcanoes have been newly identified beneath the ice covering West Antarctica. It’s not yet known whether they’re active, but if they are, it could spell added trouble for ice sheets already in retreat because of global warming. “If they erupted, they would create water beneath the ice,” says Robert Bingham at the University of Edinburgh, UK. “That would make the ice above flow faster, so it would have the potential to increase the losses of ice we’re already seeing.” Bingham and his colleagues identified ...

UK govt. censoring documents on past military ties with Saudi Arabia

1396/5/13 | 18:07
The UK government has blocked the public release of nearly 1,000 documents detailing sensitive data about the country’s past military deals with Saudi Arabia.   London has also refused to release an additional 27 documents connected to Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s visit to the Middle East in 1986. Normally, the government is required to declassify all documents held in various departments after 30 years and pass them on to the National Archives at Kew. However, departments can ask for a specific document to be withheld or redacted. The ...

Saudi tycoon invests millions in renowned British media outlet: Report

1396/5/8 | 18:07
A Saudi tycoon has reportedly invested millions of dollars to acquire up to 50 percent of voting rights in the British media organization, the Independent, causing grave concern among human rights and press freedom activists in the UK. According to an exclusive report by the Middle East Eye (MEE) news portal on Friday, Sultan Mohamed Abuljadayel, 42, has acquired up to 50 percent of the Independent website and controls up to 50 percent of voting rights within Independent Digital News and Media, the company that controls the Independent brand. Abuljadayel, ...

A wrong time visit: Is Nawaz Sharif trying to escape the SC verdict?

1396/5/5 | 18:07
  Maldivian troops blockaded Parliament and clashed with Opposition leaders for a second day.   The latest turbulence came as the U.K. urged its citizens to take caution in the capital Malé after soldiers tear gassed protesting politicians there.   Soldiers barred the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) from entering the heavily guarded Parliament complex again on Tuesday, with witnesses reporting shoving as MPs were forced back from the barricade.   In such a crucial time when Maldives is facing political ...

At least 29 civilians killed in US airstrikes on Syria’s Raqqah

1396/5/5 | 18:07
A UK-based monitoring group says at least 29 people have been killed in US airstrikes in the Syrian city of Raqqah. "At least eight children are among the dead," said the director of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, on Wednesday. The observatory noted that the recent airstrikes brought the civilian death toll to at least 325, including 51 children, in the two months since the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces began operations to liberate Raqqah from the Daesh Takfiri group. The US-led coalition has been ...

Saudi breeds ‘fodder for terrorism’, says former British ambassador

1396/4/25 | 18:07
A former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia is the latest high profile figure to raise concerns about Saudi funding of terrorism in the UK. Sir William Patey, who was the British ambassador in Riyadh for four years between 2006 and 2010, said Saudi funding helps create “fodder for terrorism”.     Patey’s comment follows recent revelations that the UK government has buried a report exposing Saudi funding of extremism in the UK. Prominent British MP accused Number Ten of burying a report that was originally commissioned by the former ...

Trying to protect Saudi Arabia,UK refuses to publish report on ‘funding of extremism’

1396/4/25 | 18:07
  The British government has announced that it would not publish in full its report on the sources of "funding of extremism" in Britain, prompting opposition charges it was trying to protect its ally Saudi Arabia.     British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Wednesday that though some “extremist organisations” were receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars, she had decided against publishing the review in full. “This is because of the volume of personal information it contains and for national security reasons,” she said ...

UK Profiting From Yemeni Civilians Suffering: HRW

1396/4/22 | 18:07
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the United Kingdom is profiting from the suffering of Yemeni civilians by selling arms to Saudi Arabia.     The prominent rights group made the remarks in a press release on Tuesday, after a UK High Court ruling earlier in the week declared that London’s arms sales to Riyadh were not illegal.     Describing the judgment as terrible news for Yemeni civilians, the HRW also expressed disappointment at the ruling for not helping pressure Riyadh to end its “unlawful attacks” in the war-torn ...

King Salman and PM May fund Islamic extremism

1396/4/20 | 18:07
  UK-based Henry Jackson Society, a pro-Israel and anti-Muslim neocons advocacy group in its latest report has accused both King Salman of Saudi Arabia and British prime minister Theresa May, a Zionist whore, of spreading Islamic extremism in Britain.     British prime minister Theresa May visited Saudi Arabia in April this year and dined with King Salman and country’s crown prince and defense minister. Saudi ‘royals’ are major buyer of conventional military equipment from Britain.Theresa May has supported Saudi ...

First pregnant man in Britain gives birth to a girl

1396/4/18 | 18:07
Hayden Cross, 21, made headlines around the world when he announced he was pregnant by a sperm donor, three years after becoming legally male through gender reassignment, reported The Independent. He put his transition on hold to have a child.  His daughter Trinity-Leigh was born by caesarean on June 16, his family confirmed. It makes Cross, from Gloucester, the first transgender man to give birth in the UK. “She’s perfect in every way,” he told The Sun. He now plans to complete his gender reassignment to remove his breasts and ovaries. Cross, ...

Saudi terrorism link: Blair confesses promoting Salafi Islam

1396/4/18 | 18:07
Saudi Arabia has spent a cool 67 billion GBP over the last three decades spreading globally its Wahabbi strain of Islam. In Britain-specific terms, this has translated into an estimated 110 mosques adhering to this ideology, with a combined capacity to hold around 45,000 followers as of 2014. (Though the latter refers to those mosques preferring to identity as Salafi). The think tank has some tough words for the political leadership: get serious about tracking foreign funding and make all such findings public. The Cameron government held back ...

Syria’s al-Qaeda removed from Canada & U.S. terror watchlist

1396/4/15 | 18:07
  The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda changed its name to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), and is now officially removed from the U.S. and Canadian terror watchlists.   Now, the U.S. and Canada can donate money and weapons to the terrorists, and can even go fight with them against the Syrian government and spread their propaganda.   It turns out that getting off the U.S.’ and Canada’s terror watchlist is as simple as changing your name. While the terror watchlist in the U.S. has long been both secretive and controversial – as ...

Most wanted’ British jihadist bride now ‘desperate’ to flee ISIS, return to UK

1396/4/15 | 18:07
British jihadist Sally Jones, the world’s most wanted female terrorist who traveled to the Middle East to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), is now “desperate” to return to the UK, a friend has claimed. Jones, who was the lead guitarist of an all-girl rock-band in the 1990s, fled her home in Kent to join the terrorist organization in its de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria with her husband Junaid Hussain. Hussain, 21, was killed in a US drone strike in 2015. He had previously used his youngest son as a human shield. Drone operators ...

UK considers removing Blair’s immunity over Iraq war

1396/4/15 | 18:07
Tony Blair may face formal charges over war crimes if judges overturn a controversial ruling that gave the former Primer Prime Minister, immunity from prosecution over the Iraq War. Last year a British court blocked a private criminal prosecution against Blair by General Abdul-Wahid Shannan ar-Ribat, a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army. British judges, however ruled that the international crime of “aggression” could not be brought against Blair and granted him immunity from criminal charges. That ruling is set to be reviewed at the ...

Riyadh major foreign sponsor of extremism in UK: Think tank

1396/4/14 | 18:07
  A British think tank says Saudi Arabia is the main sponsor of extremism in the UK, urging a probe into sources of the money being injected mainly by the Riyadh regime into the institutions promoting radicalism in the European state. In a report released on Wednesday, the Henry Jackson Society said Saudi Arabia has, since the 1960s, sponsored a multimillion-dollar effort to export the radical Wahhabi ideology across the Islamic world, including to Muslim communities in the west, adding that foreign funding for extremism in Britain mainly ...

May to decide whether to publish report about foreign funding of extremism

1396/4/13 | 18:07
British Prime Minister Theresa May is yet to decide whether to publish details of a report about foreign funding of extremism in the UK with a focus on Saudi Arabia. The outcome of the Home Office investigation is not yet released, which “leaves question marks over whether their decision is influenced by our diplomatic ties,” said the Green party co-leader, Caroline Lucas, as cited in a Guardian report, published Monday. The probe was commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron and approved by May in December 2015, although she ...

Qatar Crisis: How the European world is in deep trouble?

1396/4/12 | 18:07
  European governments might be able to maintain neutrality on the Qatari crisis with a straight face, but their bankers’ hearts, and hands, are already not so clean.     And since Mr Market interprets political developments best in the twenty-first century, it provides the clearest direction of the latest Middle East crisis. It turns out that European, led by British, banks have stopped buying and selling the Qatari Riyal, putting downward pressure on the currency.      That would be awkward on any given day, ...

UK banks stop trading Qatari riyals

1396/4/10 | 18:07
Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group said today that it has stopped trading Qatari riyals and that the currency is no longer available for sale or buy-back at its high street banks. A spokeswoman for the bank said a “third-party supplier” that carries out its foreign exchange service had ceased trading in the currency from 21 June This currency is no longer available for sale or buy-back across our high street banks including Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax,” the spokeswoman said. Qatar’s central bank said today it will guarantee ...

Another terror attack on UK: Knifeman Attempts to Run Over Crowd of Children With Car

1396/3/31 | 18:07
Armed police raced to a former army barracks in Kent after a man armed with a knife reportedly drove at children as they played in the street. Officers rushed to the housing estate on the former Howe Barracks site in Canterbury after terrified locals raised the alarm last night. Around 15 police vehicles swooped on the military base after witnesses claimed to have spotted a man driving up and down the street waving a knife. One onlooker claims the man drove up and down the street holding the knife out of the window before driving at a man ...

Bahrain Royal Family Members Face London Police Investigation

1396/3/23 | 18:07
UK Police began investigating "a public order offence" in Central London involving Bahraini royal family members Khalid bin Ahmad al-Khalifa, his son Rashid and a third unidentified relative against Bahraini activists, media reports said.   The incident being investigated happened on Oxford Street on 14 April and was filmed by human rights campaigners Isa al-Ali and Moosa Abdali, Middle East Eye reported. The police have also received a complaint about alleged "malicious communications" sent through social media to the activists in the ...

UK Election: How did Hamas win and Israel lose?

1396/3/21 | 18:07
  It’s pleasure to watch the pro-Israel press such as the Jew York Times, NPR, CNN, BBC, Telegraph, Washington Post, Politico, etc. beating their chests over pro-Israel Tories losing majority (326 seats) in June 8 election.     The antisemite Labour Party has won 266 seats, an increase of 34 seats as compared to Conservative Party 316, a loss of 12 seats. The Scottish National Party (SNP) had won 35 seats, the Liberal Democrats were at 12, the Democratic Unionist Party had secured 10, and Sinn Féin has secured 7 seats ...

Thresa May’s trouble: May’s blunder on Middle East and Economic policies

1396/3/20 | 18:07
  British Prime Minister Theresa May faced pressure to resign on Friday after losing her parliamentary majority, plunging the country into uncertainty as Brexit talks loom.     The pound fell sharply amid fears the Conservative leader will be unable to form a government and could even be forced out of office after a troubled campaign overshadowed by two terror attacks.     After being re-elected with an increased majority in the London commuter seat of Maidenhead, May said Britain "needs a period of stability" ...

Khuram Butt Profile: Pakistan-born London attacker

1396/3/17 | 18:07
    Khuram Shazad Butt, named Monday as one of the three London attackers, was known to Britain´s MI5 intelligence service and even featured in a documentary entitled "The Jihadis Next Door".   Butt had sparked alarm for his extremist views and allegedly had links to a jailed radical preacher, yet neighbours at what was reportedly his home in Barking, east London, remembered a friendly family man.   A 27-year-old British citizen born in Pakistan, Butt was shot dead by police along with his two accomplices after killing ...

Amnesty Intl. calls on Saudi Arabia to free rights activist ‘immediately’

1396/3/17 | 18:07
  Amnesty International has lambasted Saudi Arabia for detaining a women’s rights activist for the second time, calling on the kingdom to “immediately and unconditionally” release her. According to a report by the UK-based rights group on Monday, Loujain al-Hathloul, 27, was arrested by authorities at the King Fahad International Airport in the port city of Dammam, the capital of the restive Eastern Province, on Sunday afternoon. Hathloul, who was due to travel to Riyadh, was also interrogated by the Bureau of Investigation and ...

Trump renews Twitter attacks on London's mayor

1396/3/16 | 18:07
  US President Donald Trump has renewed his Twitter attacks on London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the second time in less than 48 hours since a terrorist attack in the British capital. Trump accused Khan, the first Muslim mayor of the city, of offering a "pathetic excuse" for remarks that the US president misinterpreted about policing in response to Saturday's attack that left several people dead. Trump tweeted that Khan had to “think fast” to excuse comments that Londoners need not be alarmed after the deadly attack. After the deadly incident, ...

UK under attack: Paying price of feeding snakes in Yemen and Syria

1396/3/15 | 18:07
  Prime Minister Theresa May responded on Sunday to an attack in London which killed seven people, declaring "enough is enough” and calling for a review of Britain's counter-terrorism strategy.     The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is “severe”, which means an attack is “highly likely”.   There are five threat levels, decided by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, designed to give a broad indication of the likelihood of an attack.   May, who faces a general election Thursday, ...

After London terror, time for ‘difficult conversations’ with Saudi, Corbyn says

1396/3/15 | 18:07
  British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says it is time for the UK to hold "difficult conversations" with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states of the Persian Gulf in the wake of the London terror attack. Terror on and near the London Bridge left at least seven people dead and wounded almost 50 others on Saturday. "Yes, we do need to have some difficult conversations starting with Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf states that have funded and fueled extremist ideology," Corbyn said in Carlisle, north England, on Sunday.   Saudi ...