What was meant to have been a joyous and fulfilling end of Ramadan has turned into one of sadness and tragedy, as the Muslim community in Cape Town reels after a devastating and senseless attack at the Malmesbury masjid. On Thursday morning, two musallees at the mosque, 74 year old[…]
South Sudan should not waste the opportunity of forthcoming peace talks even though an agreement to end its conflict has been violated several times by warring parties, an international mediator said on Monday. Despite several agreements and ceasefires, fighting has rumbled on in South Sudan with barely any break since[…]
By Faizel Patel With just a day to go before the 54th African National Congress (ANC) Elective National Conference, The Council of Muslim Theologians says the wellbeing of any society is dependent on the pillars of peace and justice and hopes the new leaders elected at the gathering will take[…]
OPINION by Abdulrahman al-Rashed – The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet in October. It was awarded to people who worked to prevent their country from falling into the abyss due to the winds of change during the Arab Spring. What the people of Tunisia[…]
World leaders meeting in Rome have urged Libya’s warring factions to lay down their weapons and back a new national unity government under a UN peace plan due to be signed on Wednesday. US Secretary of State John Kerry was among ministers and officials from 17 countries who, along with[…]
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and the European Union said it would continue its role in Middle East peace diplomacy despite Israel saying it was suspending contact. Asked about Israel’s move on Sunday to suspend contact with the EU over the[…]
Any potential peace talks in the Yemen conflict are now solely dependent on the Saudi-led coalition after Houthi rebels confirmed its commitment to entering UN resolution talks, according to Yemeni journalist Nasser Arrabyee, based in Sana’a. Rebels have been engaged in a brutal civil-war with forces loyal to President Abd[…]
Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, an example of peaceful transition in a region otherwise struggling with violence and upheaval. The quartet of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry,[…]
The party of Yemen’s former president, a main player in the messy, months-old civil war, said in an emailed statement that it accepts a peace plan brokered by the United Nations in talks in Oman. The General People’s Congress (GPC) is the party of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, to[…]
By Sadaf Farooqi To the righteous Muslim who has never gone for hajj, the aspiration to embark upon this once-in-a-lifetime journey manifests itself in their psyche as the ultimate “dream come true.” This journey involves repenting for all their past wrongdoings, becoming closer to Allah, turning over a completely new[…]
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