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6 killed in strikes on Yemen capital: medical source

SANAA (AFP) – Two air raids targeted the office of the presidency in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa on Monday, leaving at least six people killed and 30 wounded, a medical source told AFP. The rebel-run Al-Masirah television blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the raids. Witnesses said the office, used by ...

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Saudi forces gun down man during raid on family home

(News Desk) – Saudi Arabian forces have gunned down a man allegedly sought for an attack last month on a checkpoint in the southwestern region of Asir. The Saudi Interior Ministry reported the fatal shooting on Monday, with the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) naming the suspect as Khaled Mohammed ...

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Interior minister: General election turnout 49.2 percent

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Lebanon’s Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk says provisional voter turnout figure of the country’s parliamentary elections was 49.2 percent. “This is a new law and voters were not familiar with it, nor were the heads of polling stations,” said Machnouk in a news conference on Sunday. “Voting ...

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Israel almost shot down Russian jet: Former minister

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Israel’s former minister for military affairs claims that the regime nearly shot down a Russian jet that was approaching its airspace back in 2015. The incident took place shortly after September 2015, when Russia started lending air support to Syria’s anti-terror operations, Moshe Ya’alon told Russia’s ...

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Bahrainis condemn crackdown against Shia scholars

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Bahrainis have rallied near the capital Manama, condemning the ruling Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown on Shia scholars, including prominent cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. The march was held in the village of Abu Saiba on Friday, with the protesters carrying a huge banner portraying the cleric, the ...

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Yemenis rage at US embassy plan as Saudi Arabia courts Israel

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital Sana’a to protest against a US plan to imminently relocate American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds. The Friday rally saw protesters carry huge Yemeni and Palestinian flags, and chant pro-Palestinian slogans. “We are standing by their ...

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