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Daily Archives: August 1, 2016

Saudis launch campaign to oppose normalization of ties with Israel

People in Saudi Arabia have launched a campaign on social media dubbed “Saudis against normalization” to express their opposition to the Riyadh government’s attempts to develop ties with the Israeli regime. Under the hashtag #SaudisAgainstNormalization, the Saudi activists condemned a July visit to Israel by a delegation headed by a former ...

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Israeli forces arrest 27 Palestinians across West Bank

Israeli military forces have arrested at least 27 Palestinians during overnight raids on a number of houses across the occupied West Bank. Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Israeli forces stormed the town of Dura, located 11 kilometers southwest of al-Khali (Hebron), early on Monday and detained nearly ...

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Gunmen kill two Hazara Shias in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan

Unidentified gunmen have killed two members of Pakistan’s Hazara Shia community in an attack in the country’s troubled southwest. A Pakistani police official said the fatalities occurred in the suburbs of Quetta, the provincial capital and largest city in Balochistan province, on Monday. “Gunmen on a motorcycle stopped the rickshaw ...

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At least nine killed in twin car bombings in Mogadishu

Al-Qaeda-linked militants have attacked a police base in Somali capital with two car bomb blasts, leaving at least nine people dead, including four attackers.   Al-Shabab gunmen stormed the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu after the blasts on Sunday, triggering a fighting which was ongoing. The assault started with twin ...

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Tunisia parliament votes to oust PM Essid

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid has been voted out of office by the country’s parliament. Out of the 191 lawmakers present for a no-confidence vote late Saturday, 118 lawmakers voted in favor of the motion against Essid, who had been in office for 18 months. Only three MPs supported him. Others abstained. Essid, ...

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Muslim group asks women to speak out against Trump

A prominent Muslim group is urging women to speak out against Donald Trump after the Republican presidential nominee made disparaging remarks about the mother of a slain US soldier. In a press release on Sunday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Muslim women activists to “tweet about who they ...

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Sanders surrogate mulling Green Party’s VP offer

Former Ohio state senator Nina Turner, who firmly supported Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid, has received an offer to become Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s running mate in the race for the White House, a report shows. Cleveland.com published the report on Sunday night and added Turner is expected ...

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