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US Clears Way for $1.15bln Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

US Clears Way for $1.15bln Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The US Senate cleared the way for a $1.15 billion sale of tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, defending a frequent partner in the Middle East recently subject to harsh criticism in Congress. The Senate voted 71 to 27 to kill legislation that would have stopped the sale, Reuters reported. The overwhelming vote stopped an effort led by...

State of Emergency Declared in Charlotte, US, Following Mass Protests

State of Emergency Declared in Charlotte, US, Following Mass Protests

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The governor of the US state of North Carolina declared a state of emergency after one person was shot Wednesday night and four officers were injured as a second round of protests gripped the city of Charlotte in the wake of a police-involved shooting of a black man. The City of Charlotte initially tweeted the person had died, but later corrected that the person...

The Multitudes of Visitors Are Commemorating the Death of Amirul Mo’mineen (PBUH)

The Multitudes of Visitors Are Commemorating the Death of Amirul Mo’mineen (PBUH)

At dusk of the Nineteenth of Ramadan, the date of Amirul Mo’mineen’s injury, the multitudes of the visitors are commemorating this in his Holy Shrine. Sheik Abdullah Dujaili held a mourning ceremony and the multitudes of visitors cried ‘By Allah, the pillars of Guidance are demolished’ meaning that Ameerul Mo’mineen is...

Iranians pray, hold vigils on Night of Destiny

Iranians pray, hold vigils on Night of Destiny

Millions of people across the Islamic Republic of Iran have observed the Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny). Millions of people across the Islamic Republic of Iran have observed the Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny), which represents a great chance for Muslims during the Holy fasting month of Ramadan to purify their souls and further focus on the spiritual aspects of life. People from...

The Largest Tablecloth to be spread in Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine

The Largest Tablecloth to be spread in Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine

Assistant of Sacred Premises and Pilgrims Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi said, “The largest tablecloth of the world as large as three kilometers will be spread in the Razavi Holy Shrine in the Iftar ceremony under the Razavi Ikram (generosity) plan.” Assistant of Sacred Premises and Pilgrims Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi said, “The largest tablecloth of the world as large as three...

Iran president urges Muslim leaders to work to counter extremism

Iran president urges Muslim leaders to work to counter extremism

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has urged leaders of the Muslim countries to take the lead in creating a world free of violence and extremism. Hawzah News Agency-Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has urged leaders of the Muslim countries to take the lead in creating a world free of violence and extremism. “In this critical juncture in Islamic history… a harsh and fake image of Islam...

Scotland police add hijab to uniform to attract Muslim women recruits

Scotland police add hijab to uniform to attract Muslim women recruits

Police Scotland is set to introduce a hijab as part of its uniform to encourage more Muslim women into the force and address the under-representation of officers from ethnic minority backgrounds. Police Scotland is set to introduce a hijab as part of its uniform to encourage more Muslim women into the force and address the under-representation of officers from ethnic minority...

Ramadan celebration open to all of Niagara

Ramadan celebration open to all of Niagara

The month of Ramadan is the time when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. It is also a time of generosity as people are invited to donate to charity. Masjid An-Noor is inviting all members of the St. Catharines community to get a taste of Ramadan by fasting this month. The month of Ramadan is the time when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. It is also a time of generosity as people are...

UN removes Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from black list of child killers under diplomatic pressure

UN removes Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from black list of child killers under diplomatic pressure

The United Nations on Monday bowed to a demand by Saudi Arabia that its coalition fighting in Yemen be removed from a blacklist of nations and armed groups responsible for killing children. The United Nations on Monday bowed to a demand by Saudi Arabia that its coalition fighting in Yemen be removed from a blacklist of nations and armed groups responsible for killing children. Although a...

The 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) will be held at Jakarta

The 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) will be held at Jakarta

Key issues that will be discussed at the 12th WIEF include sukuk for infrastructure financing, integration of Halal sectors and Islamic Finance, expansion of the global Halal food industry, development of the global modest fashion industry, improving funding access for MSMEs, integrating MSMEs into the digitized trade and more. The 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) will be an ideal...