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Iran will take legal action over Mina crush: Zarif

Iran has vowed to take necessary political and legal follow-up measures over the recent deadly stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca. Iran will adopt “necessary measures” to prevent the reoccurrence of incidents such as the Mina tragedy, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a live televised ...

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Saudi soldiers watched pilgrims die: Survivor

As criticism against Riyadh continues to mount over a deadly crush near the holy city of Mecca, a survivor says a large number of Saudi Arabian soldiers looked on as hundreds died, Press TV reports. An Iranian survivor of the September 24 incident in Mina, whose name was not revealed, ...

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Clashes at Jerusalem holy site as Jewish holiday starts

JERUSALEM (AFP) – New clashes broke out Monday between Palestinians and Israeli police who stormed Jerusalem s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as an expected increase in Jewish visitors to the site over the Sukkot holiday boosted tensions.   Police fired tear gas and stun grenades while young protesters who had pledged ...

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Israeli forces arrest nine Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli forces have arrested at least nine Palestinians during separate overnight raids on a number of houses across the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Wadi Hilweh Information Center said Israeli military vehicles rolled into the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East al-Quds (Jerusalem) early on Thursday and unloaded Israeli forces, who ...

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Over 10,000 migrants enter Hungary in new record

BUDAPEST (AFP) – A new record of 10,046 migrants entered Hungary on Wednesday, mostly via Croatia, Hungarian police said Thursday as refugees continued to pour through the western Balkans bound for northern Europe. A total of 9,939 migrants entered from Croatia, while 102 crossed from Serbia, police said. The discrepancy ...

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US policies, Israel crimes key problems for Muslims: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the mischievous policies adopted by the US and the crimes committed by the Israeli regime constitute the key problem facing Muslims.   Ayatollah Khamenei made the remark in a message to the Hajj pilgrims. The full text of the message is as follows: ...

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At least 25 killed in Yemen during Eid prayers

SANAA: Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mosque run by Houthi rebels in Sanaa on Thursday during Eidul Azha prayers, witnesses said. The Houthis Ansarullah group’s website said at least 10 people were killed in the attack. Medics, however, claim the attack killed at least 25 people and ...

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Eight civilians killed in new Saudi airstrikes on western Yemen

Nearly a dozen civilians have lost their lives in three Saudi airstrikes against Yemen’s western province of Hajjah. On Wednesday, Saudi fighter jets bombarded a residential neighborhood in the Sharas district of the province, located 127 kilometers (78 miles) northwest of the capital, Sana’a, leaving eight people dead. Saudi warplanes ...

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Ghilaf-e-Kaaba changing ceremony held today

MAKKAH (Web Desk) – The annual ceremony to change Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held on Wednesday morning at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia where millions of Muslims have gathered to perform Hajj. The covering cloth of the Kaaba, known as Kiswa, is changed on 9th Zilhaj every year on the day of ...

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Syria militants kill 2 civilians in Damascus, Homs

At least two people have been killed in attacks by Takfiri terrorists in the central Syrian city of Homs and near the capital, Damascus. Foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists targeted al-Wafideen Camp, located in the neighborhood of the capital, with mortar shells, killing at least a civilian and injuring three others. According ...

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