The Ramadan celebrations have officially begun,and Muslims all over the world are joining in the festivities.
Though some specific practices may differ from country to country,and there was widespread disagreement about the start date of Ramadan,the global community is united in its observance of the holy month.
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One of the international submarine cables (SMW4) on Wednesday developed a fault in sea waters near Alexandria,Egypt,causing disruption in the internet services in Pakistan,a statement said.
This has impacted internet services in the regions of the Far East,the Middle East,Pakistan,India and North Africa. The international consortium of operators in . . . →Read More:Internet services down due to cable damage
Pakistani health officials Monday called for infants leaving the country to be issued polio vaccinations at airports after virus samples linked to a southern Pakistani city were discovered in Egypt.
Two sewage samples from Cairo were analysed and found to resemble a recently discovered strain in Sukkur,a joint statement by health officials,the World . . . →Read More:Egypt polio outbreak traced to Pakistan
By Salma Ahmed
Another derogatory movie ‘Innocence of Muslims’ has yet again created a havoc in the Islamic world especially in Libya,Egypt and Pakistan. I have not seen the movie or its trailer but only read about it. Apparently,the movie is poorly directed with no plot or acting worthy of comments. It was . . . →Read More:Protesting blasphemy
by Anas Hlayhel
How should we Muslim react to mockery of our Prophet Muḥammad or should we even react at all?
Just like the cartoons few years ago,the Muslim response to the recent film has been very diverse. From the very mild of responses to the very violent ones,what’s most noteworthy is the enormity of the response. . . . →Read More:How should Muslims react to blasphemy?
Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
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A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan,
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Dozens of Egyptians were killed in a soccer stadium brawl this past week. This was the deadliest outbreak of violence since Hosni Mubarak was ousted one year ago. The violence didn’t stop at the stadium and it begs the question:What has Egypt gained since its revolution? Take a step back and ask:What has the Arab Spring achieved . . . →Read More:Democracy doesn’t come easily
From Egypt,to Athens,to Oakland,police have employed “non-lethal weapons”to break down recent protests and disperse protesters.
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Vienna’s excellent infrastructure,safe streets and good public health service make it the nicest place to live in the world,consulting group Mercer said in a global survey which put Baghdad firmly in last place.
. . . →Read More:Vienna tops Mercer Quality of Living survey while Baghdad loses out