- HISTORY OF THE CEMETERY OF JANNAT AL-BAQI (Pictures Before and after Destruction)
On 8th Shawwal, Wednesday, in the year 1345 AH (April 21, 1925), mausoleums in Jannatul al-Baqi (Madina) were demolished by King Ibn Saud. In the same year (1925), he also demolished the tombs of holy personages at Jannat al-Mualla (Makkah) where the Holy Prophet (s)’s mother, wife, grandfather and other ancestors are buried.
- Quran Copies in English Displayed in Kenya Book Fair
An exhibition of English copies of the Quran and a collection of Islmaic books has been mounted by Iran Cultural Center at the twelfth international book fair in Kenya.
- Ayatollah Jafar Subhani: Jannat al-Baqee must be Freed
Ayatollah Subhani, a religious authority, said: “The Muslims of the world want the rules of Najd and Hijaz to free shrines of the holy ones. We want them to allow the lovers of the Ahl ul Bayt (pbut) to be able to calmly rebuild their graves.”
- Erdogan: Focus on Israeli nukes not Iran N energy program
The Turkish president has condemned Western countries’ focus on Iran’s nuclear program, stressing that the world should deal with Israel’s nuclear weapons instead.
- Pakistan’s Sharif blamed over Bin Laden links
A former Pakistani intelligence officer alleges that PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif had held a series of meetings with Bin Laden to conspire against the former government of Benazir Bhutto.
- Bomb attack kills 4 Iraqi police in Ramadi
Four Iraqi policemen have been killed and four others wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up near the western city of Ramadi, a police official says.
- Iran after Qom
Following the announcement of the existence of a new [Iranian] nuclear facility at a military base near the city of Qom there is concern about what will happen now; this concern stems from the timing of the announcement revealing the existence of this facility, what the international response to it will be, what else Iran has to hide with regards to the nuclear file, and how Tehran plans to respond to the West’s position?
- Iran test-fires long-range missile
Iran state television says the powerful Revolutionary Guard has fired one of the longest-range missiles in its arsenal in a third round of tests meant to demonstrate the country’s preparedness for an attack.
- Philippines storm toll climbs to 83
Filipino authorities have launched a massive rescue operation in the flood-hit areas north of the country, where at least 83 people are confirmed to have died.
- Pakistan blasts shatter hopes as toll rises to 27
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The death from two suicide bomb attacks in Pakistan rose to 27 on Sunday, a day after the blasts shattered hopes that the militants were a spent force following the killing of their leader last month.