Ukraine says 'anti-terrorist' operation continues despite Geneva
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's military-led drive to root out pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country will continue despite the four-way agreement reached in Geneva, state security authorities said on Friday. "The anti-terrorist operation is ...
The Times of Israel
Vandals Damage Mosque in Northern Israel
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the door of a mosque in the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm was damaged overnight and the house of worship was sprayed with anti-Arab graffiti. He said on Friday that the attack appeared to be the latest "price tag" ...
Vandals attempt arson, spray 'Arabs leave' on Umm Al-Fahem mosque
Boston and Baghdad
On April 9, 2014, the New York Times reported that “The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, experienced a series of violent attacks on Wednesday when eight car bombs and two mortar shells killed as many as 25 people.” On March 27, 2014, the Times reported that “A ...
Israel frees jailed Palestinian journalist
Jerusalem — A Palestinian citizen of Israel who was detained last week for traveling to Lebanon has been released from jail, but remains under house arrest and could face prison time for visiting "an enemy state". Majd Kayyal, a journalist and ...
Palestinian Journalist Arrested Upon Return from Beirut Visit
Forbes Middle East: 6 of Richest 100 Arabs are Moroccans
Morocco World News
Morocco has landed in 6th place on Forbes Middle East's World's Richest Arabs rankings, with Othman Benjelloun topping the list of Moroccan billionaires. He is the chairman and CEO of BMCE Bank, one of the country's largest banks, which is active in ...
The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
The Daily Star
Rival group accuses Al-Qaeda of betraying jihadist cause
The Daily Star
BAGHDAD: A powerful rival organization has accused Al-Qaeda leaders of betraying the jihadist cause, in the latest widening of divisions rooted in Syria's civil war. " Al-Qaeda today is no longer a base of jihad (holy war)," Islamic State of Iraq and ...
Al-Qaeda Group Threatens Canada, US in Viral Video
No Taker for Islam-Based Parties Coalition in Indonesian Presidency Push
Forming a coalition of Islam-based parties may be difficult, following a meeting late on Thursday during which parties appeared to be uninterested in pushing for their own presidential candidates and instead looked to nationalist parties ...
Red Tape Stymies a Fight Against Liver Disease
National Review Online (blog)
Galectin executive chairman James C. Czirr blames “all three of the bad boys” — Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and the USA Patriot Act's financial-control provisions. Czirr counts eight people in Galectin's suburban-Atlanta headquarters. They share one ...
The Garden is hypnotic. Enchantingly reverent and dignified. Those who visit the Rawdah and are blessed to pray near the grave of our Prophet Mu?ammad in the very masjid that he erected with his own hands, find it difficult to leave. I love the Rawdah. I spend every waking second of my short stays in ...
Graham: Treated worse than a terrorist
“It's hard for me to say this,” Justina's father Lou told me Wednesday, “but a terrorist is getting better treatment in Massachusetts right now than a sick teenager who's done nothing wrong.” And that's the source of rage among Justina's supporters ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Thomas Friedman: Mideast peace losing its edge
Albany Times Union
At first, the article in The Jerusalem Post last week seemed like the same old, same old: A picture of a ransacked Israel Defense Forces post in the West Bank. Then a quote from Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon: "The State of Israel will not tolerate such ...
U.S. must redouble efforts on Mideast peace
Lutfullah Mosque: A Safavid masterwork in Isfahan
In Isfahan, the Iranian city known as the country's cultural and historical center, there is a square known as Naksh-i Jihan, where stands a unique mosque displaying an architectural character that is truly one of a kind. After the Iranian Revolution ...
ACT planners too chummy with Gungahlin mosque developers: court hears
The West Australian
Lawyers for a group opposing a mosque development at Gungahlin have told the ACT Supreme Court planners were too "chummy" with the proponents of the project. The case is entering its final stages after a long period bogged in arguments over whether ...
1 dead in Quran desecration protest in Mauritania
Thousands of people took to the streets, clashing with police in Mauritania's capital after news spread that a Quran had been desecrated at a local mosque. A medical official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak ...
Protests in Mauritania over Quran desecration
40 Countries To Take Part In Quran Recital Contest In South Sumatra
PALEMBANG (South Sumatra) March 21 (Bernama) -- Forty countries will take part in the Quran Recital Contest (MTQ) due to be held in South Sumatra in September this year, Indonesian news agency ANTARA reported. Ahmad Najib of the People's Welfare ...
UH researcher strengthens link between Quran and Bible
Your Houston News
By researching the Quran in Arabic and the four Gospels of the Bible in Aramaic, a language common to most of the Middle East in the 7th century A.D., a University of Houston (UH) professor says he has established links between the Quran and the Bible.
Partial strike in Sindh over alleged Quran desecration
LARKANA: A partial strike was observed on Sunday in Larkana, Jaffarabad districts of Sindh and some areas of Balochistan over alleged desecration of the Holy Quran, DawnNews reported. Police officer Anwar Laghari said Sunday that the incident took ...
Sindh observes partial strike over alleged Quran desecration
In reaction to the alleged desecration of the Holy Quran, a crowd of 200 persons attacked the minority community's temple in Larkana, Jaffarabad districts of Sindh and some areas of Balochistan, triggering a partial strike. The incident occurred ...
Violence in Pakistani town after Quran desecration
Reflecting on the Quran: Traits of Righteous Women
Whatever role a girl or woman finds herself in, Islam has provided her guidance for righteous behavior in the Quran and sunnah. However, in order for an entirely new family to be born and raised upon Islam, the most crucial role a woman plays is that ...
Islam, modernity and women's rights
Rome Mosque Vandalized, Qur'an Burnt
CAIRO – Italian officials have expressed solidarity with the Muslim community after a mosque in the Italian city of Rieti in the Lazio region was damaged by vandals who stormed the mosque, destroyed its properties and burnt the Noble Qur'an. “Unknown ...
World's largest Quran being made
A Syrian man is using wood and hammers to make the world's largest Quran, which will cost nearly $1.12 million and weigh 33 tonnes. Riad Nawaf Madi started his project in Syria in 2005 but work was disrupted by the war, which forced him to flee to ...
David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood with the intention of discovering their links to terrorism.