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Massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan, killing at least 9

Massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan, killing at least 9

Taiwan was rocked by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Wednesday, the strongest to hit the island in 25 years. It has so far killed nine people, injured about 900 others and prompted a tsunami warning for southern Japan and the Philippines, which…
Attended by his Eminence, house of Grand Ayatollah Shirazi commemorates blessed Laylat al-Qadr

Attended by his Eminence, house of Grand Ayatollah Shirazi commemorates blessed Laylat al-Qadr

The hounorable residence of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Sadiq al-Husseini al-Shirazi in Holy Qom, Iran, has hosted religious gatherings to commemorate the blessed Laylat al-Qadr. The gatherings, attended by Grand Ayatollah Shirazi a large number of people from inside and outside…
At least 6 killed, 14 injured as truck ploughs into school students in Iraq

At least 6 killed, 14 injured as truck ploughs into school students in Iraq

At least six students were killed and 14 injured Tuesday when a truck ploughed into them on their way out of school in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, authorities said. “Police in Basra arrested the truck driver who ran over…
Freemuslim Association condemns Israeli attack on Iran’s consulate in Syria

Freemuslim Association condemns Israeli attack on Iran’s consulate in Syria

The International Freemuslim Association, an anti-violence organization based in the US, has strongly condemned and denounced the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in Syria. The organization described this attack as a “heinous criminal act that constitutes a blatant violation…
Shias of Pakistan hold annually mourning procession “Yaum-e-Ali” to commemorate martyrdom of Imam Ali

Shias of Pakistan hold annually mourning procession “Yaum-e-Ali” to commemorate martyrdom of Imam Ali

The Pakistani television network “Samaa” reported the annual mourning procession held to commemorate the martyrdom of Amir al-Mu’minin Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) across the country. The report mentioned that the mourning ceremonies, known locally as “Yaum-e-Ali,”…
Shias observe blessed Laylat al-Qadr in Imam Hussein Holy Shrine

Shias observe blessed Laylat al-Qadr in Imam Hussein Holy Shrine

In an atmosphere of devotion and spirituality, the Shia followers of Ahlulbayt, peace be upon them, observed the blessed third Laylat al-Qadr in the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and his brother Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas, peace be upon them, in…
Southern Africa grappling with hunger as Zimbabwe declares drought national disaster

Southern Africa grappling with hunger as Zimbabwe declares drought national disaster

President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared Zimbabwe’s drought a national disaster on Wednesday, stressing the country needs over $2 billion in aid to help millions facing hunger, Reuters reported. Mnangagwa’s announcement follows similar statements by Zambia and Malawi due to the El…
Poliovirus almost extinct in Pakistan, Afghanistan, health experts say

Poliovirus almost extinct in Pakistan, Afghanistan, health experts say

Global efforts have confined polio to a few areas in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last two countries where the virus still affects children, VOA reported in an article. According to WHO, progress has been made in tackling the disease, with…
South Sudan: At least 12 killed, 15 children missing after youths attack village

South Sudan: At least 12 killed, 15 children missing after youths attack village

Youths raided a village in eastern South Sudan, killing at least 12 people and leaving 15 children missing, as local conflicts are on the rise ahead of the upcoming elections, Reuters reported. A civil war from 2013-18 caused hundreds of…
Explosive mines claim more than 40,000 Afghan lives in three decades, UNAMA says

Explosive mines claim more than 40,000 Afghan lives in three decades, UNAMA says

The United Nations Deputy Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has reported that over the past 35 years, 44,000 civilians, including children and women, have been victims of mine explosions and explosive materials, according to Khaama Press. UNAMA released a video on…
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