The 680 AD Battle of Karbala in which Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, and his faithful companions sacrificed their lives for the sake of the truth and justice, has been a source of inspiration throughout history.
The leader of the extreme right-wing party in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, called for the removal of Islam from the scope of religious freedoms guaranteed by the country's constitution, claiming that Islam is not a religion.
The humanitarian situation in parts of Bangladesh sheltering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees continues to deteriorate, making the crisis one of the fastest growing refugee crises of recent years, according to the United Nations.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on Myanmar authorities to suspend military action and end violence against the majority-Buddhist nation's Rohingya Muslims, saying the crisis was destabilizing the region.
The European Parliament on Wednesday urged the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, to impose a ban on the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia over concerns that Riyadh might have delivered the imported weaponry to terrorists in Syria and might have used it in the Yemen conflict.
In a statement read out at the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the European Union (EU) said that it was “following with deep concern the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation” in Bahrain.