Saturday, March 25, 2017
Egyptian Muslim brotherhood supporters rally in Tanta city in 2008

Muslim Brotherhood starts own social networking site

CAIRO (AFP) - The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's influential Islamist opposition movement, will launch its own social networking site next month to promote moderate Islam,...

Iraq Christians defy threats to erect Rio-like Jesus statue

HAMDANIYA, Iraq (AFP) - The Christians of northern Iraq have chosen to defy mounting attacks by extremists by erecting a statue of Jesus modelled...

Israel population nears 7.6 million

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel's population is nearing 7.6 million, official figures showed on Sunday ahead of the 62nd anniversary of the creation of the...

US authorizes killing of radical Muslim cleric

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama's administration has authorized the targeted killing of an American citizen, radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the New York...

Christian pilgrims flock to Holy City for Good Friday

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world thronged the narrow cobblestone alleys of Jerusalem's Old City to pray along the...

Pope ‘deeply saddened’ by Jerusalem clashes

VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday voiced "deep sadness" over clashes in occupied east Jerusalem where Israel has defied international pressure...

Khamenei tells Iranians to shun pagan fire festival

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that Iranians should shun next week's Persian fire festival as it is...

Sarkozy pays tribute to top Sunni cleric Tantawi

PARIS (AFP) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday paid tribute to Sheikh Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, the Egyptian cleric who died this week at...