Cyclone Idai

Africa devastated by Cyclone Idai

The death toll from cyclone Idia that devastated Mozambique and Zimbabwe has risen to more than 350. Rescuers are racing against the clock to help evacuate survivors from the region. Heavy rain has swelled rivers and further isolated flooded communities in what aid agencies called the worst natural disaster in southern Africa in two decades. “We already have more than 200 dead, and nearly 350,000 … Continue reading Africa devastated by Cyclone Idai

Muslims Attacked in New Zealand - 49 killed

Muslim World unites to condemn the New Zealand Massacre

Political and Islamic leaders across the Middle East and Asia expressed their disgust at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday as some revealed their citizens had been caught up in the bloodshed. The timing of the shootings in the city of Christchurch, during Friday prayers, and the posting on social media of what appeared to be live, point-of-view video footage … Continue reading Muslim World unites to condemn the New Zealand Massacre

Idlib; the turning point in Syrian war

Idlib; The turning point in Syrian war

By Yvonne Ridley, Diplomatic Editor There seems to be little appetite these days in the international community to challenge the legitimacy of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his brutal rule, especially in the Arab world where some tyrannical rulers are actively trying to normalise his regime. Thank goodness, therefore, for the actions of some heroic individuals and groups who are prepared to make a stand … Continue reading Idlib; The turning point in Syrian war