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Saudi king says only senior clerics can issue fatwas

JEDDAH, - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Thursday issued a decree stating that only





The Saudi monarch will ask the grand mufti to submit the list

King Abdullah: only members of Council of Senior Scholars allowed to issue religious edicts.

senior clerics are permitted to issue fatwas or…

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Letters and Lines in the Sand

With President Barack Obama sending a letter to Iraq's Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani,

American myths can be so dangerous. They are often taken out of context and revised. They are changed for the convenience of a self-righteous and us versus them kind of mentality, says Dallas Darling.

trying to persuade him to assist the country's divided…

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Brazil urges Iran 'gesture' over woman to be stoned to death

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil on Wednesday urged Iran to make a "humanitarian gesture"

Brazilian FM urges Tehran for 'humanitarian gesture' that could be 'good for Iran', its image

towards a woman its courts have condemned to death by stoning for adultery.

"Who can say that a humanitarian gesture won't be good for Iran, for its image in the world?"…

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اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد وآل سيدنا محمد

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم…

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Smoke on a Bridge: Lebanon Awaits a Verdict

Jamal is a Lebanese driver in his late 50’s. He appeared unshaven and terribly exhausted as he drove his old

The clash is expected, once more, to come to head.

By Ramzy Baroud – Beirut, Lebanon

passenger van from the airport in Beirut to the Bekaa…

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Israel bulldozes Muslim graves in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israeli bulldozers backed by police destroyed dozens of gravestones in a







Israel 'does not want us to renovate the graves'

More than 200 Muslim recently renovated graves in centuries-old Jerusalem cemetery destroyed.

Muslim cemetery in central Jerusalem on Tuesday,…

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Poverty robs Yemeni children of their young years

After their father died two years ago, Raseel and Anwar left their family to work in a car garage, joining





'The only solution to this problem is to improve Yemen's economy'

Study: five million poor Yemeni children forced into impoverished country's…

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Saudi hopes giant clock will establish 'Mecca Time'



MECCA - Muslims around the world could be setting their watches to a new time soon when the







An artist's illustration of the Mecca Clock Tower

World's largest clock to enter service in Mecca with three-month trial period from…

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Creating Ramadan Traditions

When I reflect on my childhood memories of celebrating the blessed month of Ramadan

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by Hina Khan-Mukhtar

while growing up in Southern California in the 1980’s, different images flash through my

mind…

Ammi playing the Holy Qur’an on the house intercom system at sahoor time. Scrambled

eggs and shaami kabaabs frying before the sun came up. Abbu sitting in the upstairs

hallway outside his bedroom, reciting from the Book of Allah…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 10, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Former US Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala Detained at Tel Aviv Airport

This is not how she imagined her visit to Israel. Prof. Donna Shalala, who served as the US Secretary of Health

Prof. Donna Shalala, Clinton's secretary of health, arrives in Israel in order to fight academic boycott against Israel, claims she was held at Ben-Gurion Airport just because she has Arab last name

and Human Services for eight years under Clinton and is currently the president of the University of Miami, was held for two-and-a-half…

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Ramadan Kareem....كل عام وانتم بخير

Ramadhan 2010...رمضان 1431 ه…

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Year's best meteor shower about to begin... to coincide with Ramadan start‏

While the night sky is chock full of wonders, there are a few celestial events that are real eye-catchers. The

By Andrew Fazekas, The Gazette

next couple of weeks offers a great double-bill: a showing of a…

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Going organic: The siege on Gaza

In February 2006, following Hamas' electoral victory, a top advisor to Ehud Olmert, the then

By Jon Elmer

Israeli prime minister, Dov Weisglass, described the essence of Israel's Gaza policy.

"It's like a meeting with a dietitian," Weisglass said. "We need to make the Palestinians lose weight, but not to starve to…

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'Total' sanctions: Iran gas projects 'evaporate in the air'

TEHRAN - Iran has scrapped a second liquefied natural gas (LNG) project which was to be executed by







'Natural' gas sanctions

New wave of sanctions forces Iran to scrap second LNG project after big Western companies…

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Unrivaled legacy of Avicenna...ابن سینا ... Ibn Sīnā

Historically, Iran has been a land of prominent, influential figures in science, letters, arts and literature whose

First Published 2010-08-09





Unforgettable name in the memory of the world

ابن سینا ...…

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Fatwa: UAE workers can break Ramadan fast in extreme heat

DUBAI - Workers contending with high heat and humidity can break their Ramadan fasts to avoid health

First Published 2010-08-09





'When you don't take water and these things, you're very at risk'…



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Fareed Zakaria Returns Anti-Defamation League Award



Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria returned an award he received from the Anti-Defamation League due to

Carma Hassan

the group's opposition to the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque."

Zakaria says he could not "in good conscience" keep the Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms…

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Morocco accuses Spain of abandoning sick migrants

RABAT - Morocco on Friday accused a Spanish civil guard border patrol of abandoning eight sub-Saharan

First Published 2010-08-06





'In complete contradiction with respect for human dignity'

Rabat blasts Spain's 'inhuman…

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Obama asks Shiite cleric to help settle Iraq impasse



WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

First Published 2010-08-06





The last resort?



US…

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Born to be fat?

Expectant mothers who watch their weight during pregnancy increase the chances their baby will maintain a

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

healthy weight throughout life, according to a study in the British journal The Lancet.

But when pregnant women overindulge and gain too much weight during their 9 months, they tend to give birth to heavier babies who are at higher risk for obesity as children and adults, the researchers…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 5, 2010 at 8:01am — No Comments

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