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Oscar Pistorius’ sentence doubled by Supreme Court

Friday, 24 November 2017

Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, more than doubling the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius’ original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in ...

Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Friday, 24 November 2017

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as President of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare’s national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old former security chief known as ‘The Crocodile’ vowed to uphold the constitution of the former British colony and protect the rights of all Zimbabwe’s 16 million citizens. Even though most Zimbabweans celebrated the exit ...

184 dead in bomb attack that targeted a mosque in Egypt

Friday, 24 November 2017

184 people have been killed and 125 were injured in a bomb expolosion and gunmen attack on a mosque in Egypt on Friday. Gunmen opened fire and detonated a bomb in the village of al-Rawdah in the center of the town of Bir al-Abed in northern Sinai during Friday prayers. Eye witness reports say that the militiants were dressed in military uniforms and drove four 4x4 vehicles in the attack.   Ministry of Health sources said that the attackers have also opened fire on ambulances carrying the ...

Mohammed bin Salman: Not reinterpreting Islam, but restoring it to its origins

Friday, 24 November 2017

Mohammed bin Salman, in his interview to the New York Times, raised explained his position on several issues that have regional and global ramifications. One of the more fundamental subject he tackled was that of the interpretation of Islam, which has been a matter of debate in recent times. The article suggests that Mohammed bin Salman is on a mission to bring Saudi Islam back to the center. According to the article, he has not only curbed the authority of the once feared Saudi religious police ...

Council of Pakistani scholars warns of Iran’s destabilizing activities

Friday, 24 November 2017

The Council of Pakistani scholars warned Muslim countries and the international community of Iran’s continuous attempts, along with its terrorist militias Hezbollah and the Houthis, to destabilize the region and harm its security. During a meeting held in Lahore, the council called on the international community to realize the Iranian threat and decisively deal with Iran and its terrorist militias to deter them and protect the region and the world from disastrous consequences. The ...

Saudi Crown Prince: Iran’s supreme leader is the new Hitler

Friday, 24 November 2017

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran "the new Hitler of the Middle East" in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday. Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Saudi defense minister, suggested the Islamic Republic's expansion under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei needed to be confronted. "But we learned from Europe that appeasement doesn't work. We don't want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East," the paper ...

Mohammad bin Salman: 95 percent of suspected billionaires agreed to settlement

Friday, 24 November 2017

What’s happening at the Ritz? And was this his power play to eliminate his family and private sector rivals before his ailing father, King Salman, turns the keys of the kingdom over to him?It’s “ludicrous,” Mohammed bin Salman said, to suggest that this anticorruption campaign was a power grab. He pointed out that many prominent members of the Ritz crowd had already publicly pledged allegiance to him and his reforms, and that “a majority of the royal family” ...

Saudi Crown Prince speaks on anti-corruption drive, Islam, women’s rights and ‘new Hitler’

Friday, 24 November 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East”.In an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Saudi defense minister, suggested the Islamic Republic’s alleged expansion under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei needed to be confronted.“But we learned from Europe that appeasement doesn’t work. We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what ...

PHOTOS: Saudi Islamic Affairs Ministry delegation meets Pope at Vatican

Friday, 24 November 2017

A Saudi official delegation headed by Adviser to Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Dr. Abdullah Bin Fahd al-Luhaidan met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Saudi Press Agency said Thursday.During the meeting, the delegation conveyed the greetings and appreciation of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, the government and people of Saudi Arabia to the Pope.The delegation stressed that this visit was to ...

Yemen minister: Houthis turned courts into military headquarters

Friday, 24 November 2017

Yemen’s Justice Minister Jamal Mohammed Omar said Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh destroyed and looted all courts and prosecution offices they invaded and turned them into military headquarters. Speaking at the opening session of Arab justice ministers’ meeting in Cairo, Omar said members of the judiciary have not received their wages in more than a year, adding that many of them were arrested or excluded by militias thus halting the ...

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