Connect with us

Latest News

OIC wants Afghan parties contribute to fighting Coronavirus by permanent ceasefire

Avatar

Published

 on

(Last Updated On: March 31, 2020)

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) calls on all warring parties in Afghanistan to contribute to tackling the Coronavirus rather than fighting with each other.

Secretary-General of the OIC Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen in a statement urged all laterals to engage in a dialogue to reach comprehensive reconciliation and lasting peace within the framework of the Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process.

“Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen renewed his appeal to all leaders and parties in Afghanistan to work together for an urgent and lasting cease-fire and to reduce violence,” the statement said.

Yousef emphasized that during the current trying time, all leaders and parties should support the preventive efforts and measures taken by the government to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 and protect the citizens from the epidemic.

According to the statement, the Secretary-General recalled the decisions adopted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit and ministerial meetings and the Mecca Declaration issued on July 11, 2018, by the “International Conference of Muslim Scholars (Ulema) for Peace and Security in Afghanistan”, reiterating the firm commitment of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to assist the Afghan people in achieving comprehensive reconciliation and lasting peace, stability and development within the framework of national consensus.

Meanwhile, the OIC “once again welcomed the signing of the agreement between the United States of America and the Afghan Taliban in the Qatari capital, Doha, on February 29, 2020.”

“It is hoped, will pave the way for negotiations involving all Afghan parties for a peaceful political settlement through the Afghan-led peace process,” the statement concluded.

COVID-19

Al-Aqsa Mosque reopens to worshippers – Jerusalem

Avatar

Published

on

(Last Updated On: May 31, 2020)

After over two months of lockdown for the Coronavirus, Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has been reopened, international news agencies.

The Council of Islamic Waqf, which oversees Muslim sites on the complex, said the restriction was lifted after the virus’ spread slowed down locally.

The council also imposed some precautionary measures to reduce the risk of contagion at Islam’s third-holiest site.

That is, worshippers must wear face masks and bring personal prayer rugs should they wish to pray in the mosque or on the grounds.

It worth mentioning that the Al-Aqsa Mosque which is located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in Islam.

The mosque was built on top of the Temple Mount, known as the Al Aqsa Compound or Haram-e-Sharif in Islam.

Celebrating the reopening, dozens of Muslims gathered in front of the large wooden doors, pronouncing, “God is greatest, we will protect Al-Aqsa with our soul and blood.”

Reportedly, the resumption of prayers capped a somber period for Jerusalem’s Muslims, who this year marked the fasting month of Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr holiday without their usual daily visits to Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Continue Reading

Latest News

Angry protesters take to streets over police brutality – USA

Avatar

Published

on

(Last Updated On: May 31, 2020)

Clashes between the police and the protesters over George Floyd’s death in police custody have been intensified, western news outlets report.

As demonstrations escalated in several US cities, protesters in Minneapolis met a more determined response from police officers and National Guard troops.

Reports show that several other US states have activated National Guard troops to help quell the protests, some of which have turned violent.

Cities nationwide have also implemented curfews, but protesters appear undeterred.

It is noteworthy that Floyd died on Monday after a white officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck.

The officer has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter; however, the other officers have not been charged.

According to reports, protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have pledged to continue until all four officers involved in the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, are charged.

In the meantime, the US President Donald Trump has ordered Pentagon to put military police on alert, saying they may be deployed to Minnesota.

Continue Reading

Latest News

Children among 9 killed in Herat traffic accident

Avatar

Published

on

(Last Updated On: May 31, 2020)

At least nine people including children and women were killed in a traffic accident in western Herat province, a local official confirmed.

The incident happened on Saturday night after a small vehicle collided with a truck in Herat-Kandahar highway in the Adraskan district of the province.

Jilani Farhad, a spokesman for the provincial governor told Ariana News that three women, hour children, and two men were killed in the accident.

According to Farhad, all the victims were Kapisa’s residents.

Accidents are common in Afghanistan’s highways where roads are often in a poor state.

Most of the traffic accidents are basically because of the carelessness, high-speed driving, insufficiency of traffic signs, and bad condition of the roads. 

Continue Reading

Trending