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Revealed at Medina 120 Words of Revelation (ayats)

5 Al-Maidah (The Heavenly Food)

The following Ayats (signs) are randomly selected on this day as a reminder to those believers in the Unique Creator of all that exists, that seeking answers to daily problems are most efficient through the journey offered within the sacred texts of the Holy Quran, the latest divine words of revelation brought to mankind through the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Messenger of God.
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Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for Afghanistan

Kabul (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of "another tough year" in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray....
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Israeli authorities demolish Bedouin village in Negev for 112th time

NEGEV (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev region of southern Israel for the 112th time since 2010 Tuesday morning, and for the fourth time this year....
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Israeli president’s advice on Holocaust remembrance

In a Middle East taut with tension between nations, it is rare when a leader engages in deep reflection about his country’s identity....
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Biggest concern is that Kim Jong Un will 'miscalculate,' US military official says

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A top-ranking U.S. military official on the Korean peninsula said the biggest concern is that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "miscalculate" his chances of winning any military fight against the U.S. and its ally, South Korea.
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British Firms Eyeing Investment Opportunities in Iran: EY CEO

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The head of a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London said British companies are eyeing opportunities in Iran’s market following the country’s recent major projects.
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China experts: North Korea not on war footing, fighting unlikely

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Chinese experts see little immediate possibility of hostilities breaking out between the US and North Korea, but say Beijing will respond harshly to any further North Korean nuclear tests.
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With Nigeria's northeast facing famine, WFP funds could dry up in weeks –sources

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ABUJA (Reuters) - The United Nations' World Food Programme could in a few weeks run out of funding to feed millions living on the brink of famine in Nigeria, four people familiar with the matter said, intensifying one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.
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Venezuela's Maduro seeks to expand armed civilian militias

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans Monday to expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias as tensions in the crisis-wracked South American nation continued to rise.
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Trump downplays Bannon role: ‘A guy who works for me’

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President Trump offered only tepid support for Steve Bannon when asked Tuesday if he still had confidence in the political strategist amid reports of unbridled White House infighting.
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Russia blocks U.N. Security Council condemnation of Syria attack

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia blocked a Western-led effort at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to condemn last week's deadly gas attack in Syria and push Moscow's ally President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate with international inquiries into the incident.
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Iran’s Daily Gas Output Rises by over 50mln Cubic Meters: Oil Minister

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that with the launch of the 17th and 18th phases of the giant South Pars Gas Field on Sunday, the country’s total gas production capacity increased by more than 50 million cubic meters per day.
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Pope decries 'vile' attack on Syrians in Easter address

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the "latest vile" attack on civilians in Syria.
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Prediction prof: Trump will be impeached

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The professor who took hell for predicting President Donald Trump has a much longer case for predicting President Mike Pence — and it’s all in his new book, out next week.
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Style Cover Cleveland Facebook murder suspect shot, killed himself after pursuit: Police

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Steve Stephens, the suspect in the Cleveland, Ohio, Facebook killing, shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit in Erie County, Pennsylvania, this morning, the Pennsylvania State Police said.
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Flint mayor says water switch 'too risky' after lead crisis

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In a reversal, Flint's mayor on Tuesday recommended that the Michigan city keep getting its drinking water from a Detroit-area system for the long term, saying a planned switch would be too risky and expensive following a man-made crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.
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