The United Nations General Assembly (where all 193 countries in the world get a vote) has almost unanimously demanded that Israel give up its nuclear weapons and cooperate with making the Middle East a nuclear-free zone. The only dissenters were Israel and the United States, along with three small South Pacific islands that always vote . . . → Read More: Israeli Nukes must go to restore peace in Middle East – United Nations
(By Maureen Clare Murphy) A donor conference hosted in Cairo on Sunday to raise funds for the reconstruction of war-devastated Gaza has boasted $5.4 billion in pledges from various Western and Arab governments.
Yet Israel is the true beneficiary of this aid money. The self-declared international community has once again footed the reconstruction bill as . . . → Read More: Gaza reconstruction pledge
The seductive idea of steady human progress toward democracy has presented itself, at least to Americans, repeatedly in the Middle East during the past decade, almost always to be dashed. Three years ago, in Egypt, it was possible to believe that the fall of Hosni Mubarak was a step along the democratic path. . . . → Read More: Egypt’s democracy and media freedom
The Ministry of Health, Organisation of the Islamic Conference and Islamic Development Bank have invited Imam-e-Kaaba Abdul Rahman al Sudais to attend the International Ulema Conference on Polio Eradication.
To be held in Islamabad from June 15 to 16, the event is expected to draw at least 50-60 religious dignitaries and . . . → Read More: Imaam of Kaaba asked to visit and help with fight against Polio
War is normally measured by its final outcome, but many individual heroes gave up their lives for the Arab side during the 1967 Six-Day War.
This past June marked the 45th anniversary of the Arab defeat of the 1967 war. War is normally measured by its final outcome, but many individual heroes faithfully gave up . . . → Read More: Warrior Hero Who Fought Beyond Borders and Skies of Pakistan
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.
. . . → Read More: Ramadan 2013 celebrations in pictures
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 . . . → Read More: How should Muslims react to blasphemy?