International

Saudi Arabia Loans Pakistan $1.5 Billion To Shore Up Economy

Saudi Arabia loaned $1.5 billion to Pakistan last month to help Islamabad shore up its foreign exchange reserves…

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March 20, 2014

This Week in ‘Nation’ History: The Horrific Legacy of the Invasion of Iraq

This Monday marks the eleventh anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq—a solemn punctuation mark to the steadily increasing violence that has gripped that country over the past two years…

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March 20, 2014

Just When You Thought It Was Over

The 2006 Israeli incursion into Lebanon

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March 20, 2014

Ukraine: America’s Midas Touch – Again!

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich   All that glitters is not gold; all that shivers is not cold Mythology has it that Midas, the king of Phyrgia, was able to turn everything he touched into gold—“the Midas Touch”.  According to Aristotle, the legendry figure died of starvation as a result of his greed to transmute everything from its […]

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March 20, 2014

A Forum on the Plight of Palestinians

The month of March has for many years featured college and university campus events that expose Israeli Apartheid in particular and the true nature of the state of Israel in general…

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March 20, 2014

100-Year-Old Female Saudi Beggar Dies Leaving Million-Dollar Fortune

residents of the downtown al-Balad district never suspected that their blind, haggard centenarian neighbor had secretly amassed a fortune …

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March 20, 2014

MLFA: B. Hamden’s Trial & Swift’s Comment’s to the MFLA

(This is the Second Part of the Third Serialized segment of the MLFA [Muslim Legal Fund of America’s ] funding-raising dinner in Northern California last spring.

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March 20, 2014

A Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

There has been a lot of speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Terrorism, hijacking, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN; it’s almost disturbing. I tend to look for a simpler explanation, and I find it with the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi.

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March 20, 2014

Fear Rules in Damascus as Syria’s Revolt Enters Fourth Year

(Reuters) – During a recent meeting of Damascene merchants, talk turned to the case of a colleague detained by Syria’s powerful and dreaded state security apparatus.

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March 20, 2014

The Lurking Danger Beneath: Al-Aqsa vs. Israel

By Ramzy Baroud Al Aqsa Mosque:  Image from Wikipedia Commons Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher. The status of al-Aqsa […]

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March 20, 2014

Sania Mirza Reaches Quarters

The fifth-seeded team of Sania Mirza of India and Cara Black of Zimbabwe reached the quarterfinals of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Paribas Open …

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March 13, 2014

Pakistan Loses Asian Final In Advance Of World Cup

Sri Lankan opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne hit a century to lead Sri Lanka past defending champions Pakistan by five wickets…

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March 13, 2014

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

By Nicolas J.S. Davies Nicolas J. S. Davies is the author of Blood On Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq. He wrote the chapter on “Obama At War” for the book, Grading the 44th President: A Report Card on Barack Obama’s First Term as a Progressive Leader. The U.S. is backing Ukraine’s […]

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March 13, 2014

Lebanon After Israeli Eviction

After a 15-year civil war, two illegal Israeli occupations lasting two decades, all while only being an independent country for 80 years, Lebanon was on its way to independence.

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March 13, 2014

Is Afghanistan Really Impossible to Conquer?

So what have these and other Afghan campaigns taught us?

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March 13, 2014

Muslim Legal Fund (MLFA)–IV. Charles Swift, Esq. — Beyond Guantanamo

This is the first part of the fourth and final installment of a series of presentations on “Guantanamo North” which investigates the plight of Muslim Prisoners–sponsored by the Muslim Foundation of America in North California

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March 13, 2014

Malaysians Pray For Flight 370 To Aid Search Efforts

Many Malaysians are invoking the power of prayer to aid the massive multinational search operation for the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared without a trace early Saturday.

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March 13, 2014

Syria: Number of Children in Need Doubles to 5.5 Million

The number of Syrian children in need has more than doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) says.

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March 13, 2014

The Central African Republic’s Complex War, Explained in Journey of a Muslim Baby Girl

BOYALI, Central African Republic — Fatimatu Yamsa will never know her baby’s fate, but in an instant she altered it forever…

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March 13, 2014

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