Showing posts with label Muslim mosques. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Muslim mosques. Show all posts

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Suicide bombings rock mosque in Yemen

Two suicide bombings rocked a mosque during Eid al-Adha prayers in Yemen's capital of Sanaa on Wednesday morning, killing about 30 people and injuring scores of others, a security official told Xinhua.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Morning prayer held before Hagia Sophia to demand re-conversion into mosque

A group of devout Muslims from across Turkey prayed before the city’s historic Hagia Sophia on the 562nd anniversary of the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, demanding that the site be turned back into a mosque.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Aprosmeno and Intel agencies News in brief (April 2015 - A)

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Islamic State (IS) say its militants carried out suicide bombings on two mosques in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, which killed at least 137 people.

The attacks are the first claimed by IS - a Sunni group - since it set up a branch in Yemen in November.

Both mosques were used mainly by supporters of the Zaidi Shia-led Houthi rebel movement, which controls Sanaa..................Yemen crisis: Islamic State claims Sanaa mosque attacks

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Scores killed in suicide attacks on Yemen mosques

Suicide bombers have attacked two mosques in the Yemeni capital during the rush for Friday prayers, killing 137 people and injuring 345 others, sources told Al Jazeera.

Three blasts were heard in two central mosques used by Houthi Shia Muslims, sources said.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Israel says no plan to allow Jews to pray at Al-Aqsa

Israel on Oct.22 reassured Jordan that it would not allow Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, after reports of a possible change raised concerns in the Arab world.
     
"There is no intention of changing the status quo on the Temple Mount," a source in the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, using the Israeli term for the compound which is located in the Old City.
     
The plaza is often at the centre of tensions because it is the third holiest site in Islam but also the most sacred place in Judaism.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Syrian rocket hits Turkish mosque

A rocket hit a mosque near Turkey’s border with Syria on March 31, injuring a Syrian woman, Doğan News Agency has reported.

The incident took place at around 2 p.m. in the Yayladağı district of Hatay, a Turkish province on the border with Syria, when clashes between Syrian regime forces and the Free Syrian Army had intensified.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Artifacts of Hagia Sophia on display Trabzon Museum

Thirty-three historic artifacts in the garden of the Hagia Sophia in the Black Sea province of Trabzon have been moved to the Trabzon Museum after the structure was turned into a mosque again.

According to information provided by the Provincial Culture Directorate, the Hagia Sophia, which served as a museum for some time, has been transferred to the Trabzon Regional Directorate of Foundations through a court decision and turned into mosque again. Therefore, 33 historic artifacts and epitaphs from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras in the garden of the structure were decided to be transferred to the Trabzon Museum. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

AKP official: Halki Seminary will remain closed until the mosque in Athens opened. -Turkey has been insistent on reciprocity on the issue

The Greek Orthodox Halki Seminary in Istanbul 
(Constantinople) will not be re-opened until the Fethiye Mosque in Athens is opened for prayers, a senior figue of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said.

“Do not have a doubt, Turkey has not taken a step to re-open Halki Seminary and it will not take a step until Greece, who did not hold up the promise it gave in Lausanne, opens Fethiye Mosque in Athens,” Metin Külünk, deputy chair of the party’s Foreign Affairs and Istanbul deputy, said Dec. 1 in Germany’s Witten, where he attended a meeting held by Western Thrace Turks Solidarity Association.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Turkish Deputy PM, Bülent Arınç, expresses ‘hope’ to see Hagia Sophia as mosque.

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has expressed his hope to see Istanbul’s (Constantinople) Hagia Sophia Museum be used as a mosque, while already calling it the “Hagia Sophia Mosque” while speaking to reporters.

“We currently stand next to the Hagia Sophia Mosque … we are looking at a sad Hagia Sophia, but hopefully we will see it smiling again soon,” Arınç said in a speech during the opening ceremony of a new Carpet Museum, located adjacent to the ancient Hagia Sophia complex.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ecumenical Patriarchate against Hagia Sophia opening

The Fener Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople)
supports the continued use of the historical Hagia Sophia in Trabzon (trapezounta) as a museum, not as a mosque.
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Australia: 8 Feb 2013
The Fener Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople) supports the continued use of the historical Hagia Sophia in Trabzon as a museum, not as a mosque.
"As is known, Trabzon is not urgently in need of a mosque, and it is also known that there is no Orthodox community there. The best way is to keep the church as a museum," Dositheos Anagnostopulos, the Patriarchate's press officer told the Hürriyet Daily News.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Archbishop condemns attack on Mosque ...

The primate of the Church of Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos has condemned the arson attack against Korpulu Haci Ibrahim Aga Mosque in the southern coastal town of Limassol.
“The Archbishop condemns unreservedly the arson against the external canopy of the Koprulu Haci Ibrahim Aga Mosque, on Ankara Street, in Limassol,” a press release issued here today by the Archbishop’s office says.
“Whether it is a provocative action or an act by extreme elements, or people who do not think logically, it does not stop it from being a reprehensible act of disrespect towards a place of worship”, it is noted.
It is further pointed out that the Church of Cyprus, in its long history, has always promoted love, solidarity and conciliation and having been a victim itself of acts of discourtesy, it acts as a guardian for the respect of diversity.

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