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Omar Ishrak New CEO–Medtronics

Omar Ishrak / Medtronics

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July 7, 2011

ISNA Convention Chicago

Visitors throng to Annual ISNA convention

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July 7, 2011

Dubai Hotels Aim to Pick Up Pilgrim Trade During Ramadan

The dual impact of Ramadan falling during the slowest month in the year has prompted Dubai hoteliers to launch “pilgrim packages” as they seek out alternative market

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July 7, 2011

V. Postscript

Geoffrey Cook on the Middle East

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July 7, 2011

Bangladeshi American Democratic Caucus Chairman Attends White House Reception for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Chairman of the Bangladeshi American Democratic Caucus, Nazmul Hassan Shahin, was invited to the White House for a reception to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage on June 22.

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July 7, 2011

Jury Duty in the United States of America

This week I served on a jury for the first time.

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July 7, 2011

Food Woes Set to Define Middle East

“The Arab world is the region that is most hit by food imports and fluctuations in food prices. Some 65 million Arabs live on less than $2 a day and fluctuations in prices affect the number of poor people.”

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July 7, 2011

Saudi Arabia’s Three Worries

In a speech, Prince Turki al-Faisal outlines Saudi Arabia’s concerns relating to the Arab spring, its foreign policies and Iran.

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July 7, 2011

The Lies That Sold Obama’s Escalation in Afghanistan

A few days after Barack Obama’s December 2009 announcement of 33,000 more troops being sent to Afghanistan, in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Robert Gates advanced the official justification for escalation: the Afghan Taliban would not abandon its ties with al-Qaeda unless forced to do so

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July 7, 2011

Flotilla Passengers Today’s Freedom Riders

It has been widely reported that 25 percent of the activists on the US boat that was to sail in the Gaza flotilla are Jewish. Six of those 35 activists are Truthout friends, many of long date: Chairman of the Truthout Board Robert Naiman and contributing authors Medea Benjamin, Kathy Kelly, Ray McGovern, Gabriel Schivone and boat leader Ann Wright.

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July 7, 2011

High-Spending Arab Tourists Flock to Turkey

Dozens of Gulf Arab women in flowing black veils whisk through one of Istanbul’s most luxurious shopping malls, clutching bags of lingerie, shoes and toys, swarms of children in tow.

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July 7, 2011

U.S. Afghanistan Drawdown Begins Slowly, 800 Marines Out in Fall

President Barack Obama’s drawdown in Afghanistan will begin slowly, with the departure of just 800 National Guard troops this summer, followed by some 800 Marines in the fall, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

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July 7, 2011

Goalkeeper Al Habsi Stays on at Wigan

Arguably the finest Muslim goalkeeper in soccer has changed teams, as Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League has signed Ali Al Habsi from the Bolton Wanderers.

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July 7, 2011

Community News (V13-I28)

Islamic school, New Orleans / Atlanta Muslims’ “message of peace” / Research on race and ethnicity wins Drs. Daar and Ali-Khan $10,000 prize

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July 7, 2011

TxDOT Modernization Plan Promises ‘Long-Term Change’

The main theme of the presentation was short and  pointed: “Execution will be the key – and execution starts today.” That is how consultant Scott Kaeppel described the road to success in the modernization initiative being undertaken by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Kaeppel’s firm has been hired to help the agency, as it […]

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July 7, 2011

Goalkeeper Al Habsi Stays on at Wigan

Arguably the finest Muslim goalkeeper in soccer has changed teams, as Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League has signed Ali Al Habsi from the Bolton Wanderers.

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July 7, 2011

Soony Saad Joins Major League Soccer

Muslim soccer player Soony Saad has now gone from Michigan high school star, to college soccer sensation, to now professional soccer player all in a matter of a year and a half.

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July 7, 2011

Soony Saad Joins Major League Soccer

Muslim soccer player Soony Saad has now gone from Michigan high school star, to college soccer sensation, to now professional soccer player all in a matter of a year and a half.

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July 7, 2011

NHL’s Oilers Stick to Script as Jets Take Off

The New York Islanders snapped up Canadian center Ryan Strome with the fifth selection while the Ottawa Senators took Swede Mika Zibanejad, known as the ‘Persian Prince’ because his father is Iranian and mother Finnish.

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July 7, 2011

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