13:25, 12 February 2017 Sunday
Egyptian political and religious leader who founded of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and played a central role in Egyptian political and social affairs. 68 years before, on February 12, 1949 Banna was shot by two assassins and deliberately left to bleed to death.
18:02, 21 October 2015 Wednesday
On this day (21 October, 1097) the Crusaders began the siege of Antioch. They would capture the city after a seven month siege, paving the way for their continued advance towards Jerusalem.
10:49, 17 April 2015 Friday
The Ahmici massacre was one of the worst massacres of the 20th century when Serbians torched Bosnian villages and killed nearly 3200 Bosnians near Srebrenica.
16:37, 27 December 2014 Saturday
The author of Turkey's national anthem, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, passed away on December 27, 1936.
13:19, 16 September 2014 Tuesday
540 Ottoman sailors drowned on September 16, 1890 when the Ertugrul Firkateyni sank on its return journey.
13:34, 21 May 2014 Wednesday
Around 20,000 Circassian resistance fighters gathered in Kbaada on May 21, 1864. They were surrounded by around 100,000 Russian soldiers. In the end, the Circassians chose martyrdom above surrender.
12:14, 21 April 2014 Monday
One of the most prominent leaders of the All India Muslim League, Allama Iqbal encouraged the creation of a "state in north-western India for Muslims" in his 1930 presidential address.
14:57, 09 April 2014 Wednesday
Deir Yassin has become and still is a corrosive reminder of the continuous suffering, struggle and systematic genocide of the Palestinian people that has been going on for 65 years.
13:23, 09 April 2014 Wednesday
On Friday, 9 April 1948, the people of the Deir Yassin village were wiped out by Israelis who were fighting to establish a Jewish homeland on stolen Palestinian soil.
16:24, 03 March 2014 Monday
In accordance with the verdict passed down by the Turkish parliament on March 3, 1924, the position of the Caliph was officially removed and the last Caliph, Abdulmecid and the Ottoman household was ordered to leave Turkey.
17:57, 25 September 2013 Wednesday
Edward Said, a Palestinian activist and writer of the popular book ‘Orientalism’, an analysis of western perceptions on Islam and the Middle-East, died ten years ago today on 25 September 2003.
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