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Al-Azhar grand imam calls ISIL a ‘Zionist plot’

Al-Azhar grand imam calls ISIL a ‘Zionist plot’

The head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, on Monday said that so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) militants are “criminals” who serve a “Zionist” plot to “destroy the Arab world.”… Read more »

Nigeria: Boko Haram Shoots Obasanjo’s Son

Nigeria: Boko Haram Shoots Obasanjo’s Son

Son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Lt Col Adeboye Obasanjo, an army engineer at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State was shot yesterday by Boko Haram terrorists as he… Read more »

Nigeria Muslims Mourn Prominent Imam ‘Sheikh Mustapha Olayiwola Ajisafe’

Nigeria Muslims Mourn Prominent Imam ‘Sheikh Mustapha Olayiwola Ajisafe’

LAGOS – Sheikh Mustapha Olayiwola Ajisafe, the President General of Nigeria’s southwest League of Imams and Alfas in Yorubaland, Edo and Delta states, has passed away at the age of… Read more »

Blackout in Egypt as country suddenly loses 50% of its electric power

Blackout in Egypt as country suddenly loses 50% of its electric power

Egyptians suffered massive power outages on Thursday. The six hour outage, which affected most cities, lead to a halt in hospital services, subway lines and TV transmission, despite the government’s… Read more »

Egypt Court Hands Life Sentence to Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Mohammed Badie

Egypt Court Hands Life Sentence to Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Mohammed Badie

Giza Criminal Court sentenced to life imprisonment (25 years) the Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Mohamed Badie and Safwat Hegazy, along with six more Brotherhood leaders: Mohamed Beltagy, Essam El-Erian, Bassem Ouda… Read more »

Nigeria Muslims Reject Boko Haram Caliphate

Nigeria Muslims Reject Boko Haram Caliphate

ABUJA – A leading Nigerian Muslim rights group has rejected Boko Haram’s claims that it has formed an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza town in Borno state, urging Nigerian army to… Read more »

Nigeria Students Want Hijab Ban Lifted

Nigeria Students Want Hijab Ban Lifted

Muslims in the south-western Nigerian state of Ondo have reiterated calls for the government to allow hijab in the schools and offer places for Friday payers in the schools as… Read more »

Bolivia declares Israel a ‘terrorist state’

Bolivia declares Israel a ‘terrorist state’

Bolivia has declared Israel a “terrorist state” and revoked a visa exemption agreement with Tel Aviv in protest at the ongoing Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. The move… Read more »

Kidnapped Nigerian girls recount escape

Kidnapped Nigerian girls recount escape

Some of the girls who managed to escape after being abducted last month from a school in northeastern Nigeria by the group Boko Haram have given harrowing accounts of their… Read more »

Egypt’s teenage inventor barred from travelling to science event in US

Egypt’s teenage inventor barred from travelling to science event in US

A young inventor has spoken about his disappointment at being barred from representing Egypt an international science competition. Abdallah Assem, 17, was prevented from boarding a flight at Cairo Airport… Read more »