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January 30, 2015

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah not seeking war, but warns Israel

Nasrallah, Seyyed Hasan Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday his Shiite militant group is not seeking confrontation with Israel but does not fear a new war ...

January 23, 2015

Queen Rania On Charlie Hebdo Attackers: 'Their Actions Are The Antithesis Of Islam'

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Queen Rania al-Abdullah of Jordan stood with world leaders protesting terrorism in the Paris unity march on Jan. 11 but she does not stand with ...

January 22, 2015

Ayatollah Khamenei Appeals to Western Youth on Islam and Prejudice - NYTimes.com

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Iran’s supreme leader released a letter and posted on Twitter after the attacks in Paris by militants who said they acted in the name of Islam. ...

January 22, 2015

King Abdullah Was Warm, Polite: Former Ambassador Jordan

HM King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein Jan. 23 Robert Jordan, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, reflects on King Abdullah's legacy. He speaks with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox on "Taking ...

January 22, 2015

Ayatollah Khamenei Appeals to Western Youth on Islam and Prejudice

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali TEHRAN — In a rare effort to reach out to the West, Iran ’s supreme leader released a letter to youngsters in the United States and Europe imploring ...

January 22, 2015

Ayatollah Khamenei Tweets To Western Youth, Urges ‘Proper’ Understanding Of Islam

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Iran's supreme leader wrote an open letter to Western youth on Wednesday following the terror attacks in Paris.

January 22, 2015

Ayatollah Khamenei Appeals to Western Youth on Islam and Prejudice : news

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali 1 points and 1 comments so far on reddit

January 18, 2015

Indonesia executes six drug convicts as new president Joko Widodo takes a hard line on drugs

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Six drug convicts are killed by firing squad as new president Joko Widodo takes a tough line on drugs.

January 17, 2015

Tony Abbott appeals to Indonesian president Joko Widodo to spare Bali Nine pair on death row

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Tony Abbott appeals directly to Indonesian president Joko Widodo to show mercy to two Australians on death row.

January 15, 2015

Tony Abbott's mercy plea to Indonesian President Joko Widodo - don't kill Australians

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Indonesian president Joko Widodo to show mercy to ✓Myuran Sukumaran, who faces death by firing squad after ...

January 14, 2015

Charlie Hebdo attack: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu compares Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to ...

Davutoğlu , His Excellency Prime Minister Ahmet The Turkish Prime Minister has compared Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to the gunmen who killed 17 in the Paris attacks last week. Ahmet Davutoglu ...

January 12, 2015

Qatar denies it plans to expel Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal

Mashal, Khaled DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's top diplomat on Monday dismissed as "just rumors" an Israeli claim that the tiny Gulf nation agreed to expel a leader ...

January 10, 2015

Sultan of Brunei Bans Christmas After Sightings of People in Santa Claus Outfits

Waddaulah, HM Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Sultan Haji Hassnal Bolkiah of Brunei has banned Christmas in his Kingdom. This latest ban was implemented “after a number of people were reportedly ...

January 7, 2015

No second chance for Bali Nine member Myuran Sukumaran, says Indonesian president Joko Widodo

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Indonesian president Joko Widodo has insisted there will be no second chances for Australian death row convict Myuran Sukumaran despite his repentance ...

January 6, 2015

The Problem with Mahmoud Abbas and His Authority

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud The Problem with Mahmoud Abbas and His Authority

January 3, 2015

Israel May File War Crimes Suits Against Mahmoud Abbas Following Palestinian Authority’s ICC Bid

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud Following Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ failed U.N. bid last week, when he attempted to persuade the Security Council to force ...

December 31, 2014

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas signs on to International Criminal Court

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas formally applies for membership of the International Criminal Court.

December 31, 2014

Iran’s Head of State, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Tweets His Support of the #BlackLivesMatter Protests ...

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also suggested that Americans haven’t acted very Christianly toward African Americans and Native Americans.

December 30, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signs up to ICC, paving way for Israel war crimes probe

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has initiated a request to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), a long-pondered and risky step ...

December 30, 2014

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Rips U.S. Police, Says #BlackLivesMatter On Twitter

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, has been busy on Twitter, expressing his support for the Ferguson protests and Palestinians ...

December 29, 2014

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vilifies U.S. on Twitter - CNN.com

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali In a series of tweets, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei compares U.S. unrest to Middle East conflicts.

December 19, 2014

Turkish court issues warrant for Erdogan rival Fethullah Gulen

Gülen, Hodjaefendi Fethullah Order follows arrests of journalists and police officers amid growing European Union concern about media freedom under Recep Tayyip Erdogan

December 18, 2014

Turkey issues arrest warrant against US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen

Gülen, Hodjaefendi Fethullah A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Gulen, a one-time ally of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

December 14, 2014

Turkish Police Raid Media Outlets Close to Cleric Fethullah Gulen, Make Arrests

Gülen, Hodjaefendi Fethullah Police raided a television station and a newspaper close to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen on Sunday. Gulen is a rival of President ...

December 13, 2014

Raids across Turkey target media outlets linked to Erdogan foe Fethullah Gulen

Gülen, Hodjaefendi Fethullah ... and Zaman newspaper detaining executives and broadcasters. Both media organisations are known for their ties to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, ...

December 5, 2014

Jordan's King Abdullah on ISIS - Videos - CBS News

HM King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein Jordan's King Abdullah will meet with President Obama at the White House. They plan to discuss fighting ISIS, Syria's ongoing civil war and Middle ...

December 3, 2014

Indonesian President Joko Widodo endorses the execution of five prisoners on drug charges

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko New Indonesian President Joko Widodo appears to have dashed the hopes of human rights activists by endorsing the execution by firing squad of ...

November 30, 2014

Palestinian Authority's President Mahmoud Abbas Signs Rome Statute to Join International Criminal Court ...

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud Mahmoud Abbas joined the Hague a day after the Palestinian Authority was denied statehood by the UN’s Security Council.

November 22, 2014

Indonesian President Joko Widodo takes a selfie with classmates of his youngest son

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko ABC Home Open Sites menu ABC Home News iview TV Radio Kids Shop More Search Australia Weather News Home Just In Australia National Australian ...

November 20, 2014

Indonesia: Chinese Christian Installed as Governor of Jakarta Despite Violent Islamic Protests

Siradj, Dr KH Said Aqil Indonesia, which has a majority Muslim population, has its capital Jakarta being led by a governor who is of Chinese descent and Christian Protestant. ...

November 20, 2014

Queen Rania of Jordon in powerful attack on ISIS

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah During a powerful address to the Abu Dhabi Media Summit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the 44-year-old monarch spoke out against horror videos ...

November 19, 2014

Queen Rania of Jordan warns Isis is 'hijacking' social media and dragging Arab world 'back into the dark ...

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Queen Rania of Jordan has warned Isis is trying to “hijack” the Arab world and “drag it back to the Dark Ages” via social media during a powerful ...

November 17, 2014

Israeli prime minister and Mahmoud Abbas condemn synagogue killings

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to respond to Tuesday’s killings. Speaking after the deadly attacks he vowed to react with ...

November 11, 2014

Queen Rania Of Jordan To Be Opening Speaker At Abu Dhabi Media Summit

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Queen Rania of Jordan will be the opening keynote speaker at the fifth Abu Dhabi Media Summit, the high-profile pow-wow launched to underscore ...

November 10, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas Accuses Israel Of Religious War

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Tuesday of leading the region toward a "religious war," saying ...

November 9, 2014

Obama Coy on Khamenei Letter; Ayatollah Tweets About Eliminating Israel and ‘Evil of the Great Satan’ ...

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali President Obama wouldn't comment on whether he's received a reply to the letter he wrote to Ayatollah Khamenei last month."I tend not to comment ...

November 9, 2014

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei outlines plan to 'eliminate' Israel

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has outlined a nine-step plan to “eliminate” Israel.

November 6, 2014

Obama 'wrote to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei' over anti-Isis co-operation

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Barack Obama secretly wrote to Iran’s Supreme Leader last month regarding Iran and the United States’ shared interest in fighting Isis militants, ...

November 6, 2014

Barack Obama writes Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, noting common enemy in ISIS

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali In a rare outreach to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, U.S. President Barack Obama has written a letter about the fight against ...

November 6, 2014

Obama Wrote Secret Letters to Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei About Fighting ISIS

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali By: Jay Solomon & Carol Lee (Wall Street Journal) WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama secretly wrote to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ...

November 6, 2014

Obama pens secret letter to Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei as nuclear deadline looms

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Letter, written in October, reportedly referenced shared interest between the US and Iran in combatting Isis militants in Iraq and Syria

November 6, 2014

Ayatollah Khamenei Doesn’t Want To Be Pen Pals With Obama

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali The President of the United States has had a tough week. First he watched the voters thoroughly repudiate him. Now the news is out that he’s ...

November 6, 2014

President Obama writes to Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei about ISIS fight

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali CNN President Obama writes to Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei about ISIS fight CNN Washington (CNN) President Obama sent a letter to Iran's Supreme ...

November 6, 2014

Report: Obama Sent Secret Letter to Ayatollah Khamenei

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali President Barack Obama wrote a secret letter to Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month, laying out a shared interest in fighting the Islamic ...

November 6, 2014

Report: Obama Wrote Letter To Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei About Islamic State

Khamenei, HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali The Wall Street Journal reports President Obama said cooperation against the Islamic State would only happen if the two reached a deal on Iran's ...

November 3, 2014

Indonesian President Joko Widodo meets Chinese FM

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Indonesian President Joko Widodo meets Chinese FM Xinhua JAKARTA, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with Chinese Foreign ...

October 31, 2014

Queen Rania of Jordan: Moderate Muslims complicit in success of ISIS

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan admits moderate Muslims are complicit in the success of ISIS, and calls on moderate Muslims to speak up and ...

October 25, 2014

Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo announces cabinet

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko From vandalised cars in the streets of Australia to the foreign minister's portfolio in Indonesia, Retno Marsudi faces a fresh challenge.

October 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Nayed, Dr Aref Ali A dangerous scenario looms ahead in Libya with an ongoing, multi-faceted struggle that is only partially understood.

October 20, 2014

Tony Abbott invites Joko Widodo to G20 as Indonesia's new President promises to strengthen maritime

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Tony Abbott met the new Indonesian President Joko Widodo late on Monday night and personally invited him to Brisbane to the G20 meeting next ...



The Top 50

  1. HM King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud
    Saudi Arabia
  2. HE Professor Dr Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb
    Egypt
  3. HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Khamenei
    Iran
  4. HM King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein
    Jordan
  5. HM King Mohammed VI
    Morocco
  6. HE. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    Turkey
  7. HE Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hussein Sistani
    Iraq
  8. HM Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Aal Sa’id
    Oman
  9. HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan
    United Arab Emirates
  10. Amir Hajji Muhammad Abd Al Wahhab
    Pakistan
  11. HE President Joko Widodo
    Indonesia
  12. HE Sheikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Aal Al-Sheikh
    Saudi Arabia
  13. Sheikh Ahmad Tijani bin Ali Cisse
    Senegal
  14. Hodjaefendi Fethullah Gülen
    Turkey
  15. HE Sheikh Dr Ali Goma’a
    Egypt
  16. Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda
    Saudi Arabia
  17. Dr K.H. Said Aqil Siradj
    Indonesia
  18. HE Sheikha Munira Qubeysi
    Syria
  19. HE Justice Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani
    Pakistan
  20. HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah
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  21. Amirul Mu’minin Sultan Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III
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  22. Mufti Muhammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Al-Azhari
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  23. HM Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah
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  24. HE President Abdel Fattah Saeed Al-Sisi
    Egypt
  25. HE Mohammad bin Mohammad Al-Mansour
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  26. HE Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
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  27. Professor Dr M Din Syamsuddin
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  28. Habib Umar bin Hafiz
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  29. HE. President Mahmoud Abbas
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  30. Dr Amr Khaled
    Egypt
  31. Sheikh Dr Yusuf Al Qaradawi
    Qatar
  32. HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah
    Jordan
  33. Moez Masoud
    Egypt
  34. Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah
    Lebanon
  35. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson
    United States of America
  36. Professor Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr
    United States of America
  37. HE Sheikh Ibrahim Salih
    Nigeria
  38. Habib ‘Ali Zain Al Abideen Al-Jifri
    United Arab Emirates
  39. HRH Shah Karim Al-Hussayni
    France
  40. Khaled Mashaal
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  41. Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi
    Yemen
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  43. Maulana Mahmood Madani
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