Palestinian 'Arab Spring' Turns Out To Be Seltzer Well
Jewish Daily Forward
Just when it seemed the screaming headlines about SodaStream and its controversial Scarlett Johansson Super Bowl ad had died down, along comes a Palestinian farmer to upset the seltzer cart. On Tuesday February 4, Wakim Effi-Nas, a local olive farmer, ...
Mideast Ally's Rage at America
Since 9/11, one of America's closest allies in the Middle East has been the federation of seven sheikdoms known as the United Arab Emirates. Wedged between Iran and Saudi Arabia this wealthy country does $27 billion a year in trade with the United ...
Russell Crowe's £75m blockbuster Noah banned in three Arab countries
One of the world's most respected Islamic institutions has issued a fatwa against a Hollywood epic about Noah's Ark because it 'contradicts the teachings of Islam'. Russell Crowe's £75million film Noah has also been banned in three Arab countries after ...
Hollywood blockbuster 'Noah' faces ban in Arab world
Save the Children says in a new report that some patients are "knocked out with metal bars for lack of anaesthesia".
Afghan Taliban threaten to attack 'sham' poll 'manipulated by US'
"The people should realize that the election will bear no result because the real elections have taken place in CIA and Pentagon offices and their favorite candidate has already been chosen," the Taliban said in a statement. "...All fighters are given ...
Obama's 'good war' turns bad
Financial Express Bangladesh
Cabinet okays Hajj and Umrah Policy
Financial Express Bangladesh
The cabinet today approved the draft of "The National Hajj and Umrah Policy, Hijri 1435 (2014 AD)" and "The Hajj Package, 2014". The approval was given at the regular meeting of the cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh ...
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian on Monday at a crossing point between Jordan and the occupied West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian security officials said. The Israeli military said the man had tried to seize a soldier's gun at the Allenby bridge, which spans the Jordan River, and that troops had then shot him. A Palestinian security source confirmed the death and gave the man's age as 40. Two weeks ago, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian they were seeking to arrest in the West Bank town of Bir Zeit. ...
China takes CAL terrorist attack warning seriously
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Beijing, March 10 (CNA) China's civil aviation authorities have taken seriously a warning about possible terrorist attacks on the Beijing Capital International Airport, according to a senior executive of China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest air carrier.
Warning of 'possible terrorist attack on China' received by Taiwan days before ...
Pakistan in good shape for World T20, says Misbah
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said Monday his players' performance in the Asia Cup had raised his hopes for the team in the upcoming World Twenty20. Pakistan pulled off stunning run chases against India and Bangladesh, but lost the ...
Sri Lanka defeats Pakistan to take out Asia Cup
The Vancouver Observer
Celebrating International Women's Day with the Women of Gaza
Five years ago in March, 2009, only two months after the 22 day Israeli attack on Gaza, I was on an international delegation of sixty women organized by CODEPINK who traveled to Gaza for International Women's Day. In the week in Gaza, we met with ...
US Embassy left me in the lurch in Cairo: CODEPINK cofounder
A BJP-Muslim entente cordiale?
In a TV interview last week, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley admitted that the BJP had a Muslim “problem.” “Yes, we have it,” he said, pointing out that there was a “problem both ways.” “Part of the problem is that they (Muslims) have ...
Will Israel forever be a foreign implant in the Middle East?
Just to see how Netanyahu blossoms in America is to understand that he belongs there, getting thousands on their feet to dance at the AIPAC conference. By Oudeh Basharat | Mar. 10, 2014 | 6:00 AM ...
OUR OPINION: Collins, King should fight for declassification of report on torture
The Central Intelligence Agency, in the years following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, engaged in activities that flouted international law and tainted the ideal of American values. We were told that it was necessary for the United States, in the words ...
Declassify the torture report
Israel's nuclear weapons and the Middle East 'arms race'
Regarding Richard McKee's March 6 letter, which blamed Israel's purported nuclear weapons capability for touching off a nuclear arms race in the Mideast: The real issue is not that Israel armed itself first but whether another Middle Eastern power with ...
The root cause of Islamophobia
New Straits Times
Together with the rise in Islamophobia, bans on clothing aimed at Muslims have been introduced in public spaces. The construction of mosques or minarets has been halted in some places. In others, communal prayers in open spaces have been banned.
Berkeley Prof Criticized for 'Indoctrination' of Students
Mothering in an Age of Gendered Islamophobia
But when demonized images of Muslim women and mothers are conflated with negative media stereotypes and politicized symbols associated with the veil, it further encourages a climate of Gendered Islamophobia: Where because women in headscarves ...
Documentary Tells Story of First Mosque Destroyed by Arson
East Bay Express (blog)
Hate crimes against Muslims occur with unfortunate frequency these days, but in 1994 when the first American mosque was destroyed by an act of arson in Yuba City, Calif., they were a rarity. In his new documentary, An American Mosque, director David ...
'Documentary “An American Mosque” needs to be seen by people across the ...
Dallas Morning News
True Romance: One moment at their mosque was all it took
Dallas Morning News
Alyssa spotted Nayeem and his brother talking to her parents at their mosque in Carrollton one evening in April 2010. She recognized his brother but had never met Nayeem, which seemed strange in their tight-knit community. As he recalls, “From 20 yards ...
Reuters Blogs (blog)
Bulgarian police detain 120 after mosque attack
Over 2,000 people had gathered outside a Plovdiv court as it heard an appeal case dealing with the return of an ancient mosque in the central city of Karlovo, taken over by the state more than 100 years ago, to Bulgaria's Chief Mufti, the Muslim ...
Bulgaria detains 120 after nationalists, soccer crowd attack mosque
Waukegan and Gurnee houses of worship vandalized
An Imam and Greek Orthodox clerics gather outside St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Waukegan at a news conference addressing vandalism of the church, which occurred the same night as a similar incident at a nearby mosque. From left are Imam ...