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Syria Sees No Peace with Bush in Office: Assad

PARIS (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told a French newspaper his country is unlikely to enter direct peace talks with Israel while President George W. Bush is in office.

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July 7, 2008

Czech Scientist Converts to Islam

Scientist from Czech republic explains his reasons for accepting Islam. He used to be an Atheist and also analyzed both, the Bible and the Qur’an.

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June 19, 2008

Text of Obama’s fatherhood speech

Here is the text (released by his campaign) of the Father’s Day speech by Sen. Obama (D-IL) to the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago:

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June 17, 2008

Pakistan’s Worrisome Pullback

KABUL — Relations between the U.S. military and the Pakistani army, critical allies in the “war on terror,” are at their worst point since Sept. 11, 2001, senior Western military officers and diplomats here say, as Pakistani troops withdraw from several tribal areas bordering Afghanistan that are home to Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders and thousands of their fighters.

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June 12, 2008

Kucinich Introduces Bush Impeachment Resolution

Cleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich took to the House of Representatives floor on Monday evening to introduce a 35-count resolution to impeach President George W. Bush.

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June 12, 2008

Election Advisory for Mosques and Muslim Nonprofits

Mosques, like churches and other related organizations, are considered 501(c)(3) public charities under the tax code, and must follow certain rules to maintain their special tax-exempt status.

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June 12, 2008

Saudi Diplomat’s Stamp On Ties With India

Opening a new chapter in the two countries’ bilateral ties, during Al-Ghamdi’s term, was the historic and landmark visit of Saudi King Abdullah as the chief guest on India’s Republic Day in January 2006. The visit was the “turning point,” giving a new momentum to Saudi-Indian relations, Al-Ghamdi asserted.

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June 12, 2008

Israeli officials: Invade Gaza Before Truce Deal

Israeli army officials told the Jerusalem Post news paper that the Israeli government will conduct a medium range ground offensive targeting Gaza before any truce deal with the Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza takes effect.

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June 12, 2008

Jailers at Guantanamo Urged to Destroy Interrogation Notes: Lawyer

US interrogators of “war on terror” detainees were instructed to destroy handwritten notes that might have exposed harsh or even illegal questioning methods at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a lawyer for one of the prisoners said Sunday.

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June 12, 2008

Doctors To Study Iraq Birth Defects

At one of the cemeteries in Fallujah, undertaker Mahmoud Hummadi said he usually buries four to five newborns every day and most of them are deformed.

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June 12, 2008

Let’s Pray…and Work

“And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: and whatever good ye send forth for your souls before you, you shall find it with ALLAH: for ALLAH sees well all that you do.”

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June 12, 2008

Uproar in France

In the rush to embrace the Western “emancipation” and “liberation” of women I think of the words “You shall know them by their fruits.”

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June 12, 2008

No, We Are Not a Christian Nation

Much of this nation’s big wonders were performed by people who were not of Christian faith. In the field of science and technology, the contributions of Muslim, Jewish and Hindu Americans cannot be ignored. In the area of building, the contribution of Muslims has to be acknowledged. In the development of railroad networking, Chinese Buddhists played a significant role.

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June 12, 2008

Harvest Time

As I write this column, the stock market is getting hammered, due to three other items in the news: remarks made by a central banker in another country, a bad report regarding new job creation, and a record-setting day in the energy markets, with the price of a barrel of oil rising faster than ever before.

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June 12, 2008

Gary Peters Fundraiser at Dr. Yahya Basha’s House

Based on an up-close look at this particular campaign, the “lean Republican” estimates look awry. If and when he wins, we have to hope and pray that Senator Peters is more committed to actually helping people than those who have preceded him in office, that his willingness to help exceeds or matches his God-given talents of speaking and presenting himself.

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June 12, 2008

Why Were The Tapes Destroyed?

Did they reveal the absence of confessions? The only information the 9/11 Commission was permitted to have about what was learned from interrogations of alleged plot ringleaders, such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, came from ‘thirdhand’ sources…

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June 12, 2008

The West’s Weapon of Self-Delusion

There are gun battles in Beirut at night; there are dark-uniformed Lebanese interior ministry troops in equally dark armoured vehicles patrolling the night-time Corniche outside my home.

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June 12, 2008

Obama’s VP Search Leader Steps Down

The chief of Democrat Barack Obama’s search for a vice presidential running mate stepped down from that role on Wednesday over questions about loans he received from a company involved in the U.S. housing crisis.

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June 12, 2008

McCain Draws Fire for Troop Withdrawal Comment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats accused John McCain on Wednesday of being confused and unsympathetic for saying it’s “not too important” when U.S. troops leave Iraq, attacking the Republican presidential candidate on an issue he has made key in the November election.

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June 12, 2008

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