The first gay Imam Daayiee Abdullah claims the Quran does not specifically mention punishment of homosexuals. His statement comes in light of crackdowns of gay pride rallies in Muslim countries. “Nowhere in the Quran does it say punish homosexuals,” he declared. “And historians have also never found any case of the Prophet Muhammad dealing with homosexuality.”
Day 1 of Wimbledon never fails to keep the world entertained. A few upsets, but the majority of the higher seeds advanced. The real drama occurred in the press room.
An explosion has killed Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and injured at least seven more people on Monday morning in Cairo.
Serena Williams survived a scare in the first round against world number 113 Margarita Gasparyan to advance to the second round, 6-4, 6-1.
LGBT Ukrainians living in the nation’s east, center of conflict between Ukraine and neighboring invader Russia, are being forced to flee from their previously tolerant homes in the aftermath of Russian takeovers of towns.
As rain sprinkled down at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, defending Wimbledon champions Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic brightened the rooms with huge smiles as they addressed the press on Sunday. Both expressed excitement and motivation to defend their titles at tennis’s most prestigious event.
British man Matthew James, 30, is being hailed as a hero after shielding his fiancée Saera Wilson from gunfire when Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists opened fire on vacationers in Tunisia.
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the country faces intense threats on its border and must upgrade its army for protection. Ukraine disagrees, as its government reports this week that over 54,000 Russian soldiers are standing by on its borders.
David Ferrer, the eighth seed at Wimbledon, withdrew on Sunday due to an elbow injury.
The police captured a drone over the Wimbledon courts on Friday. Security at the two-week event is extremely important, especially after the massacre in Tunisia. “It is an offence to fly a drone within 50 metres of a structure,” explained
Media Day is always a fun day at Wimbledon. Athletes and media let down their hair and don a relaxed attitude before tennis’s most storied tournament begins.
The Eurozone rejected Greece’s request for one-month bailout extension only a day after the bankrupt country turned down an extension offer from their creditors. “It looks like we are heading for Grexit,” exclaimed one person who participated in the meetings.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov blasted a call by five countries to form a United Nations tribunal to prosecute those who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine last July. “We are against it,” he claimed. “We think it is not timely and counterproductive.”
Forecasters predict temperatures could reach above normal for the first week of Wimbledon.
The Bakırköy 13th Court of Serious Crimes in Turkey set free Celal Eripek, 34, this week. Eripek was found guilty of beating his wife, who was receiving cancer treatments at the time, to death in May 2014. He only served one year.
Robert Work, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, told the House Armed Services subcommittee that Russia is “playing with fire” with its nuclear weapons rhetoric.
Serena Williams might just capture her third Grand Slam victory of the year and fourth in a row due to her Wimbledon draw.
For the first time in four months, Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama spoke on the phone. Putin made the call to discuss Iran, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, and violence in Ukraine.
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) executed an Indonesian man infected with AIDS after he passed the disease to his Yazidi sex slave. The terrorists passed her around sexually before they learned of his disease.
Syrian Kurdish fighters scored a major victory against the Islamic State when they captured the border town of Tal Abyad on June 15. But now Syria and Turkey face appeals from ISIS fighters who want to receive amnesty in their home countries.
A pamphlet from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) surfacing on Twitter and allegedly floating around ISIS-controlled territories is advertising a Koran-recital contest for men, offering Yazidi sex slaves as grand prizes to the most well-versed in the religious text. It expires on June 27.
The European Union extended sanctions on Russia until January 31, 2016, as the crisis in Ukraine continues to worsen. EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijančič said the group hopes the sanctions will push Russia to comply with the Minsk peace agreement.
According to Anthony Lake, the executive director of The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), children in South Sudan face brutal violence in their everyday lives as the world’s newest country continues to fight a civil war.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights recently reported that the Islamic State (ISIS) has placed mines within the ruins of Palmyra, Syria. “They have planted it yesterday,” explained Rami Abdulrahman, the head of the British group. “They also planted some around the Roman theatre, we still do not know the real reason.”
Another terrorist attack occurred in Israel only a day after family and friends laid to rest engineering student Danny Gonen, 25, on Saturday night after he died from wounds he suffered in a terrorist shooting.
A Palestinian man, aged 18, stabbed and seriously injured an Israeli policeman at the entrance of Jerusalem’s Old City. The policeman managed to shoot and injure his attacker.