Human Appeal launches powerful new video to encourage Ramadan donations

Hi, My name is Jon and I’m working with the UK humanitarian aid charity Human Appeal who have just released a video to coincide with Ramadan at that I thought I’d send over for possible inclusion on Islam Tribune or to share on your social media channels. In the video...

A New Political Doctrine Proposal to the Islamic World

Although the whole World calls a class of countries as “developing countries”, in reality this “developing countries” class is simply an “underdeveloped countries” class. Thus the main “clash” of our day is between developed countries and underdeveloped countries, not a clash of civilization as...

Edward Snowden Asks Vladimir Putin A Question

During his annual marathon question-and-answer session today Russian President Vladimir Putin took unsurprising questions from a pen sioner in the far east, a new Russian citizen in Crimea, and a former Ukrainian riot policeman in Moscow. Then came a video message from Edward Snowden. "Zdravstvuyte," said the...

Pakistani Christian Couple Given Death Sentence For Blasphemy

A Christian couple has reportedly been sentenced to death for blasphemy in in Pakistan's Punjab Province. The couple was arrested in July 2013 after an imam alleged they had sent a text message that he regarded as insulting to the Prophet Muhammad. A defense lawyer for...

Turnout High, Ballot Papers Low In Afghan Election

Afghan voters braved heavy rains, long lines, and the threat of Taliban attacks to cast ballots in what appears unprecedented numbers in the April 5 presidential election

Putin Book Alleging Mob Ties Shelved Over British Libel Fears

Russian President Vladimir Putin has long intimidated media in his own country. And now he seems to have spooked the world's oldest publishing house.

Donkeys, Aircraft Deployed To Deliver Afghan Ballots

  Afghan officials are combining old and new methods to deliver ballots and voting boxes to remote villages ahead of the April 5 presidential election. More than 3,000 donkeys, burros, and oxen have been enlisted to carry ballot materials to the most inaccessible, mountainous pockets of...

Warlords, Not Taliban, Making Life Hard For Voters In Quiet Afghan Northeast

Compared with the rest of the country, which is plagued by frequent militant attacks and bombings, Afghanistan's northeastern Kapisa and Parwan provinces enjoy relative peace and stability. Taliban militants don't enjoy a strong presence there.

Millions Of Afghan Women Register To Vote, Hoping To Have An Impact

Millions Of Afghan Women Register To Vote, Hoping To Have An Impact

Pakistani Police Say Musharraf Survives Assassination Attempt

Pakistani police say former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb exploded shortly before his convoy was due to pass early on April 3. The bomb was planted on Musharraf's route from an army...

Iran’s Supreme Leader Pardons 920 Prisoners

Iran has announced that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or reduce the sentences of 920 prisoners. The move comes as Iran on April 1 marks the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Islamic Republic. The announcement, reported by the state-run Islamic...

Musharraf Formally Charged With Treason, Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Musharraf Formally Charged With Treason, Pleads 'Not Guilty'

British Royals Under Fire — Again — For Ties To Kazakh Oligarchy

The British royal family has come under fire after Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, accepted a luxury ski trip to Kazakhstan sponsored by a close associate of President Nursultan Nazarbaev. Twenty-nine-year-old Harry and his girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, took a four-day trip to the...

Rohani: U.S., Soviet Union Brought Violence To Afghanistan

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has said during a visit to Kabul foreign countries that have twice occupied Afghanistan "have brought violence and extremists" to the country.

Suicide Attackers Strike Election Office Near Candidate’s Kabul Home

Afghan security forces near the scene in Kabul where militants on March 25 attacked an office of the electoral commission, also near the residence of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani

Israeli President Calls For Peaceful Iran Ties

Israeli President Shimon Peres has called for peaceful relations between Israel and Iran, saying the Jewish state is against war. Peres was speaking in an exclusive interview to RFE/RL's Radio Farda in Jerusalem on March 20, on the occasion of the Persian new year, Norouz. Peres...

Afghan Candidate’s Bachelor Status Comes Under Fire

  KABUL -- Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rasul has a lot going for him. He hails from the most powerful Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan. He claims direct lineage to the former royal family, whose rule many Afghans remember fondly as a golden age. And he is...

Malaysia PM Says Missing Airliner Plunged Into Indian Ocean

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says that information from a new analysis of satellite data shows that a missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into the southern Indian Ocean and there are no survivors. "Based on the new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have...

Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Members To Death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 529 supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party to death. A defense lawyer, Ahmad al-Sharif, said those sentenced were found guilty of many different charges, including attacking policemen and the murder of a police officer during...

Germany’s Steinmeier Warns Against New Division Of Europe

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says he hopes the first OSCE monitors will arrive in Ukraine to support de-escalation efforts in the next couple of days.