South Windsor elects CT’s first Muslim mayor

Mayor M. Saud Anwar SOUTH WINDSOR, CT–In a  historic event of sorts South Windsor elected the Connecticut  first Muslim mayor.  He was sworn in on Nov.8. M. Saud Anwar, a doctor specializing in pulmonary and critical-care medicine, will serve as mayor of this town of 26,000 for the next two years. Currently, he serves as […]

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November 21, 2013

Israeli-Palestine Negotiations

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, having occupied the front pages of Middle Eastern news for over 60 years, has been sidelined in the past several years…

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November 14, 2013

40% of Syrians Need Humanitarian Aid: U.N.

The United Nations estimates that around 9.3 million people in Syria or about 40 percent of the population need humanitarian assistance due to the country’s 2-1/2-year civil war, the U.N. humanitarian office said on Monday.

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November 7, 2013

Saudi-U.S. Relations to Undergo ‘Major Shift’

Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief has said the kingdom will make a “major shift” in relations with the United States in protest at its perceived inaction over the Syria war and its overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday.

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October 24, 2013

Syrian Rebels Say Shot Warplane Near Border With Jordan

Syrian rebels said they shot a government warplane on Sunday near the southern city of Deraa along the border with Jordan but the plane was able to make an emergency landing at a nearby military airport.

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October 17, 2013

Israel’s US Funding Rests on Nuclear Secrecy

A look at Israel’s nuclear history and present

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October 10, 2013

India, Pakistan Seek Peace

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, agreed on Sunday to work to restore a cross-border ceasefire after a spate of shootings in order to improve strained ties, officials said.

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October 3, 2013

Iran Takes Charm Offensive To U.N., Agrees To Nuclear Talks

Iran’s new government took its diplomatic charm offensive to the United Nations on Monday and agreed to new talks on its nuclear program

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September 26, 2013

Somalia’s al-Shabab Claims Nairobi Westgate Kenya Attack

A senior figure in the Somali militant group al-Shabab has told the BBC it carried out a deadly attack on a shopping centre in neighbouring Kenya.

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September 26, 2013

Brotherhood Leaders Liken Egypt Jail Cells To Graves

Murad Ali says he was put in a foul-smelling cell on death row, sleeping on a concrete floor, and denied light and human contact after his arrest in Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood

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September 19, 2013

Declaration of Saudi Scholars Regarding the Coup in Egypt

In the face of these perilous developments—for now and in the future—it is the responsibility of the people of knowledge—with the obligation that Allah has placed upon them of speaking the truth and by virtue of the position of leadership that He has granted them over the matters of the Ummah—that they clarify the position of the Shariah with regards to what is happening in Egypt, the truth about the conditions that preceded the coup and its expected outcome

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August 29, 2013

Why I Left the U.S.

On July 1 of this year my wife and I left our home in Florida — with no plans to return.

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August 22, 2013

Pakistan: Why the Political Instability?

This is not a new incident in Quetta, Balochistan or elsewhere in Pakistan as suicidal and bomb attacks on military installations, security force personals and public have become the daily routine in Pakistan for the last two decades.

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August 15, 2013

Kerry Says U.S. Plans To Stop Drone Strikes In Pakistan

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister’s House in Islamabad on Thursday.

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August 13, 2013

Syria Rebels Seize Government Town Near Aleppo

Syrian rebels seized the northern town of Khan al-Assal on Monday, activists said, one of the last towns in the western part of Aleppo province that was held by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

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July 25, 2013

Gunmen Kill Pro-Assad Figure In Lebanon As Syria War Spreads

Gunmen assassinated a well-known media defender of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Lebanon on Wednesday

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July 18, 2013

Iraq is Poisoned … Literally

Iraq is poisoned, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), who in 2012 completed a study on congenital birth defects in Iraq, which still has not been released to the public.

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July 11, 2013

The Middle East Plague Goes Global

A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.

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July 3, 2013

Myanmar Bans TIME Magazine Issue

By Shibani Mahtani Myanmar has banned this issue of Time magazine carrying the words, “The Face of Buddhist Terror,” with a photo of a controversial Buddhist monk. YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s government has banned this week’s international issue of TIME after widespread outrage in the country over the magazine’s cover story featuring a controversial monk […]

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June 27, 2013

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