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Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

US set for deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy move

JERUSALEM (AFP) – The United States moves its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on Monday after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump’s decision tossing aside decades of precedent. But with a White House delegation and Israeli officials set to gather for ...

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Sudanese president endorses major cabinet reshuffle

(News Desk) – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has approved a sweeping cabinet shake-up, which will affect nearly two dozen of its members, state media say. Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) announced the reshuffle in a meeting headed by the president, reported the official news agency SUNA late Sunday. The ...

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Russia, Daesh threaten EU: UK spy chief

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Russia and the terrorist group Daesh are the two main threats that the European Union (EU) faces today, UK spy agency MI5’s chief Andrew Parker will warn in rare public speech later on Monday. In a speech titled Hybrid Threats, the British spymaster will tell a ...

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Turkey bans French studies after anti-Islam manifesto

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Turkey has taken retaliatory action over an anti-Islam manifesto published last month by 300 French figures calling for parts of the Qur’an, the holy book of Muslims, to be removed. Turkey’s Higher Education Board decided that Turkish universities no longer admit new students to their French ...

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Wind, sandstorms kill at least 70 in India

(AFP) – At least 70 people have been killed and over 100 injured after a fresh wave of violent sandstorms and thunderstorms battered India, officials said Monday. Winds of over 100 kilometers per hour struck parts of north, east and southern India late Sunday, uprooting trees, electricity pylons and damaging ...

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Israeli snipers target protesters on Gaza ‘day of rage’

(News Desk) – Israeli troops have opened fire on Palestinians who have gathered near a Gaza fence for the climax of a six-week demonstration coinciding with the inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds. Clashes erupted along the fence Monday between Palestinians and Israeli forces as protesters converged on the ...

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Malaysia’s Mahathir gets down to work after poll win

(AFP) – Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad officially got down to work Monday after his shock election win last week broke the six-decade stranglehold of a corruption-riddled regime. The elderly leader, who is starting his second stint as premier after having previously been in office for two decades, arrived ...

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