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Appointment of new OIC chief okayed

Appointment of new OIC chief okayed

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday approved the appointment of Dr Yusuf Ahmad Al-Othaimeen as its new secretary general during an emergency meeting in Makkah. He has replaced Iyad Ameen Madani, who resigned from the position on Oct 31 for health reasons.

18-11-2016 WEST ASIA

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Saudi admits bombing Yemen funeral

Saudi admits bombing Yemen funeral

TRANS ASIA NEWSRiyadh:- Saudi Arabia has admitted that it bombed a funeral in the Yemeni capital that killed more than 140 people last week after initially denying it. A statement by a Saudi investigative body said on Saturday the kingdom carried out the strike based on what it called bad...

15-10-2016 WEST ASIA

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

TRANS ASIA NEWSTel Aviv :- Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, known as the regime’s “last remaining founding father,” has died almost two weeks after suffering a stroke.The Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv pronounced the 93-year-old dead at 0000 GMT on Wednesday.

28-09-2016 WEST ASIA

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Al Azhar Cleric Terms Salafists as Non-Sunnis

Al Azhar Cleric Terms Salafists as Non-Sunnis

TRANS ASIA NEWSCairo:- In a speech to Muslims worldwide and the West, Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb had renounced all radical takfiri-inspired actions, saying that such deeds are in no way related to the teachings of Islam’s fundamental Sunni sect.Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov, accompanied by a...

10-09-2016 WEST ASIA

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Iran wants Saudi punished for Mina tragedy

Iran wants Saudi punished for Mina tragedy

Piled up bodies of pilgrims in a Mina street after stampede last year- File Pic TRANS ASIA NEWS TEHRAN– Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Saudi authorities of “bigoted extremism” late Tuesday in an increasingly bitter war of words over Iran’s exclusion from this year’s hajj pilgrimage.Javad Zarif was responding to...

07-09-2016 WEST ASIA

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Yemeni missiles hit Saudi oil facilities

Yemeni missiles hit Saudi oil facilities

TRANS ASIA NEWSSanna:- Yemeni Houthi rebels have reportedly fired missiles targeting Saudi Aramco, allegedly damaging the oil giant’s facilities in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Friday, according to local Houthi-affiliated media, with no confirmation from Saudi officials or Aramco itself.

27-08-2016 WEST ASIA

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Israel’s supreme court shuns plea to unchain Palestinian hun…

Israel’s supreme court shuns plea to unchain Palestinian hunger striker

TRANS ASIA NEWSJERUSALEM: A rights group on Wednesday said Israel’s Supreme Court was perpetuating abuses by failing to order that a Palestinian hunger striker shackled to his hospital bed be unchained.Bilal Kayed has been on hunger strike for 71 days in protest against his detention without charge by Israel and...

25-08-2016 WEST ASIA

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Saudi bombs Yemen again,9 killed

Saudi bombs Yemen again,9 killed

TRANS ASIA NEWSSanna:- At least nine people, including two children, have been killed in the latest Saudi military airstrikes against residential neighborhoods in Yemen.Saudi fighter jets struck a vehicle on Tuesday morning as it was traveling along a road in the Abs district of the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah,...

16-08-2016 WEST ASIA

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Yemen govt delegates quit talks

Yemen govt delegates quit talks

TRANS ASIA NEWSKUWAIT CITY: Yemen’s government delegation to peace talks were leaving Kuwait on Monday after the rebel side rejected a draft peace plan proposed by the United Nations, its representatives said.“We now leave Kuwait ... but are not quitting the consultations and not ending them before Aug 7,” said...

02-08-2016 WEST ASIA

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Saudi detains prominent Shia cleric

Saudi detains prominent Shia cleric

TRANS ASIA NEWSTehran:- Saudi Arabia has arrested a senior cleric from the country’s minority Shia community as the kingdom continues to impose more restrictions on religious activities of people in its oil-rich east, Press Tv reported.Reports on Tuesday suggested that Saudi authorities had arrested Sheikh Mohammad Hassan al-Habib, a prominent...

13-07-2016 WEST ASIA

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Israel freezes Ramazan permits for Palestinians after shooti…

Israel freezes Ramazan permits for Palestinians after shooting

TRANS ASIA NEWSJERUSALEM: Israel said Thursday it had suspended entry permits for 83,000 Palestinians during the holy Muslim month of Ramazan following a shooting in Tel Aviv that killed four people.“All permits for Ramazan, especially permits for family visits from Judea and Samaria to Israel, are frozen,” said a statement...

09-06-2016 WEST ASIA

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Netanyahu faces corruption probe

Netanyahu faces corruption probe

TRANS ASIA NEWS Jerusalem:- Israel's attorney general has ordered a criminal investigation into allegations of corruption by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.The attorney general has instructed a review of possibly non-reported millions in funds transferred by French fraudster Arnaud Mimran to Netanyahu during the 2009 elections, Israel’s Channel 10 said.

06-06-2016 WEST ASIA

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Israeli defense minister quits, citing poor faith in Netanya…

Israeli defense minister quits, citing poor faith in Netanyahu

TRANS ASIA NEWS JERUSALEM :- Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon announced his resignation on Friday, citing poor faith in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Netanyahu proposed replacing him as part of a move to expand the coalition government.

20-05-2016 WEST ASIA

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In Yemen’s war, untreated cancer patients wait for death

In Yemen’s war, untreated cancer patients wait for death

TRANS ASIA NEWS Taiz: When Ali Ghanem’s doctors told him his cancer had spread from his colon to his backbone, they said they didn’t have the facilities to give him the needed radiation treatment in his home city of Taiz, in central Yemen, and that he needed to get to the...

19-05-2016 WEST ASIA

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Saudi King sacks powerful oil minister in government shake-u…

Saudi King sacks powerful oil minister in government shake-up

TRANS ASIA NEWSRiyadh :- Saudi King Salman replaced his long-serving oil minister on Saturday as part of a major government overhaul which comes as the kingdom grapples with a slump in energy revenues.The revamp follows last month's announcement of an ambitious plan to transform Saudi Arabia's economy to reduce its...

09-05-2016 WEST ASIA

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Al Qaida withdrawing from 2 cities east of Yemen's Aden port

Al Qaida withdrawing from 2 cities east of Yemen's Aden port

TRANS ASIA NEWS SANAA: Yemeni security officials and witness say al Qaida forces are withdrawing from two coastal cities east of the key port of Aden following tribal-led negotiations.The withdrawal from the cities of Zinjibar and Jaar will take less than a week. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because...

05-05-2016 WEST ASIA

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Yemen peace talks to resume in Kuwait after 3 days: UN

 Yemen peace talks to resume in Kuwait after 3 days: UN

TRANS ASIA NEWSThe UN says peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides will resume in Kuwait on Wednesday, three days after delegates loyal to Saudi-backed leader Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi abandoned them. "Participants will meet... on Wednesday in a plenary session to follow up with the agreed agenda," UN special envoy...

04-05-2016 WEST ASIA

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UK Labour leader refuses to denounce Hamas, Hezbollah

UK Labour leader refuses to denounce Hamas, Hezbollah

TRANS ASIA NEWS Britain’s Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has refused to give in to calls from Israeli officials and British Jewish figures to denounce Islamic resistance movements Hamas and Hezbollah, vowing to continue talking to the two groups. The leader of the opposition has come under pressure from a number of...

02-05-2016 WEST ASIA

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Bahraini protesters decry regime's demolition of Shia mosque…

Bahraini protesters decry regime's demolition of Shia mosques

TRANS ASIA NEWS Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Bahrain to condemn the ruling Al Khalifah regime for the demolition of several Shia mosques in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom over the past few years. The protesters, hailing from all walks of life, marched throughout the capital, Manama, late...

29-04-2016 WEST ASIA

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Israel to close off West Bank, Gaza Strip for Jewish holiday

Israel to close off West Bank, Gaza Strip for Jewish holiday

TRANS ASIA NEWSThe Israeli regime plans to close off all entry points to the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip ahead of a Jewish holiday.According to the Israeli army, the crossings to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will be sealed off on Friday and Saturday, the days...

22-04-2016 WEST ASIA

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'Hezbollah a source of pride for Muslims'

'Hezbollah a source of pride for Muslims'

TRANS ASIA NEWS TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Wednesday denounced a recent campaign against Hezbollah, praising theArab resistance movement as a source of pride for Muslims. The leader's remarks on Wednesday came after the Arab Parliament followed the Arab League and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council in designing Hezbollah...

20-04-2016 WEST ASIA

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Suicide bomber kills 5 Yemen Army recruits in Aden: Official

Suicide bomber kills 5 Yemen Army recruits in Aden: Official

TRANS ASIA NEWS ADEN, YEMEN: A suicide bomber suspected of belonging to Al Qaeda killed five Yemeni soldiers when he detonated his explosive belt today among army recruits in Aden, a security official said. The man mixed in with a group of recruits as they headed to their base in the southern...

12-04-2016 WEST ASIA

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After Saudis, Egypt Bans Hezbollah TV

After Saudis, Egypt Bans Hezbollah TV

TANS ASIA NEWS CAIRO: Egyptian satellite provider Nilesat has stopped airing Lebanese news channel Al-Manar following similar moves targeting Lebanon by Saudi Arabia and its allies. Taking the measure on Tuesday, Nilesat alleged that Al-Manar had “violated the contract by broadcasting shows that provoke sectarian strife and sedition.”

06-04-2016 WEST ASIA

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Millions of people across world celebrate Persian New Year…

Millions of people across world celebrate Persian New Year"Nowruz''

TRANS ASIA NEWS Nowruz, the Persian word for "new year," is an ancient festival, celebrated on the first day of spring in countries including Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Azerbaijan.In Kurdish communities, the event, which marks the spring equinox, is called Newroz.The holiday has been celebrated in various forms since...

21-03-2016 WEST ASIA

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