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UN Committee Censures Myanmar’s Persecution of Rohingya Muslims

TEHRAN (IQNA) – A United Nations committee on Friday endorsed a resolution turning up the heat on Myanmar over the persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority.
Palestinian Exports to Be Exempt from Russian Customs
TEHRAN (IQNA) –  Palestine and Russia are expected to sign an agreement, in the near future, exempting Palestinian products exported to Russia from customs, according the Palestinian ambassador to Russia.
14:38 , 2018 Nov 05
Israel Closes Roads, Entrances to Villages in Salfit District of West Bank
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Israeli forces set up military checkpoints and closed several roads to Palestinian traffic, on Sunday, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Salfit, after a shooting attack, in which two Israeli settlers were killed, while the third was severely injured, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel.
14:27 , 2018 Oct 07
EU Convoy Targeted by Car Bomb in Somalia, No Casualties
TEHRAN (IQNA) –  A suicide car bombing by terrorist group al Shabaab hit a European Union armored convoy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Monday, damaging one vehicle but causing no casualties, police and the militants said.
15:13 , 2018 Oct 01
Turkey Detains 39 on Suspected Gulen Links
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Turkish authorities detained 33 soldiers and six others for suspected links to the network of a US-based cleric Ankara says orchestrated the 2016 attempted coup, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.
11:43 , 2018 Sep 26
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Leader Sentenced to Life
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A court in Egypt on Sunday sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison.
15:23 , 2018 Sep 23
Florida Man Suspected of Planning Mosque Shooting Gets 5 Years in Jail
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A 70-year-old man suspected of planning to carry out a mass shooting at a Jacksonville mosque in the US state of Florida was sentenced Monday to prison for an unrelated charge.
12:18 , 2018 Sep 18
Construction of ‘Ram Temple’ to Begin before 2019 Elections: India’s BJP MP
TEHRAN (IQNA) –  Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Ram Janambhoomi Nyas president Ram Vilas Vedanti on Sunday claimed that the construction of Ram temple will begin before the 2019 general elections in India.
14:04 , 2018 Sep 17
Malaysia Expecting 10% Rise in Halal Exports
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is expecting an increase of 10 per cent in halal exports this year from RM45 billion in 2017.
12:32 , 2018 Aug 27
Afghan President Rejects Security Officials’ Resignations  
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani rejected on Sunday resignations tendered a day earlier by three senior security officials, the government said.
13:28 , 2018 Aug 26
Iraqi Passenger Plane in Damascus, 1st in 7 Years
TEHRAN (IQNA) – An Iraqi passenger jet was expected to arrive at the Damascus international airport on Monday.
08:59 , 2018 Aug 21
Bahrain to Sack Foreign Prayer Leaders, Muezzins
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs has announced a plan to replace foreign prayer leaders and muezzins with Bahraini nationals.
16:01 , 2018 Aug 08
Sri Lanka Buddhist Monk Accused of Inciting Anti-Muslim Violence Gets 6 Years' Jail
TEHRAN (IQNA) –  A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday handed a six-year jail term to a Buddhist monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims, holding him guilty of contempt just months after he was convicted of intimidating the wife of a missing journalist.
14:29 , 2018 Aug 08