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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 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 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 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 ...

October 20, 2014

Who Is Joko Widodo? Former Jakarta Governor Becomes Indonesia President

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko ... Widodo (left) laughs as he walks with his vice president, Jusuf Kalla, in Jakarta, Oct. 20, 2014. Widodo took over as president of the world's ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo Is Sworn In as Indonesian President

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Times LIVE Joko Widodo Is Sworn In as Indonesian President New York Times JAKARTA, Indonesia — Joko Widodo, a commoner who was born in a Javan ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesian President

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Joko Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia’s new President on Monday. Mr. Widodo, the first Indonesian President not to come from the ranks of the ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo Is Sworn In as President of Indonesia

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Wall Street Journal Joko Widodo Is Sworn In as President of Indonesia Wall Street Journal Thousands gather for the inauguration of Joko Widodo ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo Sworn In as Indonesia's President and Faces These 5 Challenges

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Reuters Joko Widodo Sworn In as Indonesia's President and Faces These 5 Challenges TIME Incoming Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits Susilo ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo inaugurated as Indonesian president

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday, facing the challenges of rebooting a slowing ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo 'man of the people' to become Indonesia's president

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko The new face of Indonesian democracy, Joko Widodo faces significant challenges as he takes over the presidency.

October 19, 2014

Joko Widodo's first speech as Indonesian President focuses on maritime power

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Joko Widodo has used his first speech as Indonesian president to call his people to “work together, and work and work and work” to ...

October 19, 2014

BBC News - New Indonesian President Joko Widodo sworn in

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Joko Widodo is sworn in as the new president of Indonesia, the world's third largest democracy.

October 19, 2014

U.S. John Kerry meets new Indonesian President Joko Widodo

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko ... Widodo met the United States Secretary of State John Kerry during ...

October 19, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas: Jews Who Visit The Temple Mount Are A ‘Herd Of Cattle’

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud ... reported on the volleys between the two. Just recently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamine Netanyahu slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ...

October 19, 2014

Tony Abbott visits PNG en route to Indonesia for inauguration of new president Joko Widodo

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Tony Abbott heads to Indonesia for the presidential inauguration, with an unexpected pit stop in PNG.

October 18, 2014

Tony Abbott heads to Jakarta for inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Prime Minister Tony Abbott departed Australia for Jakarta on Sunday on a mission to build closer ties with new Indonesian president Joko Widodo. ...

October 18, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas Urges Palestinians To Defend Al-Aqsa, Suggests Banning 'Settlers' From Entering

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud ... at a time when there has been a significant uptick in violence in towns and villages around East Jerusalem. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ...

October 16, 2014

Indonesia's new president Joko Widodo promises hope and change

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo sits composed on his last afternoon in the Jakarta governor's office as the noise of angry ranting drifts ...

October 15, 2014

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's legacy: the great democratic leader who became a follower

Yudhoyono, H.E. President Susilo Bambang Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is leaving the Indonesian presidency in a hail of criticism despite the high hopes held when he took up office.

October 15, 2014

Queen Rania of Jordan: 'Extremists rely on the complacency of moderates'

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Jordanian queen urges religious moderates to join 'fight for our lives and our children’s lives' in stark warning about rise of extremists ...

October 11, 2014

Tony Abbott off to Jakarta for president Joko Widodo's inauguration

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko MICHAEL BACHELARD

October 4, 2014

A Promising Glimpse of Africa's Future Can Be Found in Its Children - Queen Rania of Jordan

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Perhaps if we all subscribed to the African concept of Ubuntu that we all become people through other people, and that we cannot be fully human ...

October 4, 2014

The Hard-Line on Grocery Items - Queen Rania of Jordan

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah When flotillas came to break the blockade, they came to help the people of Gaza. But, just as important, they came to break the blockade on the ...

September 30, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas Slammed By Israeli Prime Minister For Claims Of Genocide And Holocaust Denial

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas stooped to a new low in his accusations towards Israel when he addressed the U.N. last week, and ...

September 26, 2014

Turkish President Recep Erdogan Rises In Defense of ISIS and The Muslim Brotherhood…

Erdogan, H.E. Recep Tayyip Having recently given safe haven to the leadership of Muslim Brotherhood terrorists exiled from Qatar, Turkey’s President Erdogan delivered a ...

September 26, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accuses Israel of 'war of genocide' in Gaza at UN General Assembly ...

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been accused of “diplomatic terrorism” after he claimed Israel carried out a "war of genocide" ...

September 26, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Accuses Israel Of War Crimes In Gaza, Renews UN Membership Bid

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of "absolute war crimes." "We will not forget and we will not forgive," he said at the U.N.

September 26, 2014

King Abdullah: Jordan Overcapacity, One-Fifth Of Population Refugees

H.M. King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein Jordan’s King Abdullah II recently gave an interview with CBS correspondent Scott Pelley, where he talked about ISIS and the vast refugee camps ...

September 25, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas demands end to Israeli occupation in UN speech

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud ... Authority president appears to be steering conflict resolution efforts in a new direction. NEW YORK // Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said ...

September 24, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Talks ISIS and Islam

Al-Sisi, General Abdel Fattah Saeed The ruler looks to revitalize Egypt's, but he's been criticized for his crackdowns on free speech



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
    Mauritania
  21. Amirul Mu’minin Sultan Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III
    Nigeria
  22. Mufti Muhammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Al-Azhari
    India
  23. HM Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah
    Brunei
  24. HE President Abdel Fattah Saeed Al-Sisi
    Egypt
  25. HE Mohammad bin Mohammad Al-Mansour
    Yemen
  26. HE Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
    Turkey
  27. Professor Dr M Din Syamsuddin
    Indonesia
  28. Habib Umar bin Hafiz
    Yemen
  29. HE. President Mahmoud Abbas
    Palestinian Territories
  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
    Palestinian Territories
  41. Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi
    Yemen
  42. H.H. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad
    Qatar
  43. Maulana Mahmood Madani
    India
  44. HE Sheikh Professor Dr Mustafa Ceric
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
  45. HE President Atifete Jahjaga
    Kosovo
  46. HH. Amir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum
    United Arab Emirates
  47. Sheikh Usama al-Sayyid Al-Azhari
    Egypt
  48. Habib Luthfi bin Yahya
    Indonesia
  49. Prof. Ali Mohyi Al-Din Al-Qaradaghi
    Iraq
  50. Dr Aref Ali Nayed
    Libya
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