Volume 12

Dubai Islamic Bank to Launch Property Investment trust

Dubai Islamic Bank is hoping the real estate investment trust will provide the necessary spark to rekindle the emirate’s property market.

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December 9, 2010

ANALYSIS-Islamic Finance in Gulf Needs Regulation Boost

DUBAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) – From Australia to South Africa, governments are scrambling to change the law to accommodate the $1 trillion Islamic finance industry, whose avoidance of toxic debt has looked increasingly attractive since the global crisis.

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December 9, 2010

Kalamazoo County Commissioner Nasim Ansari Wins Fifth Term

promo piece for Nasim Ansari, Kalamazoo County Commissioner

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December 9, 2010

Houstonian Corner (V12-I50)

Imran Khan foundation / Oath taking ceremony for PAGH officers

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December 9, 2010

Community News (V12-I50)

commission rejects mosque rezoning request / Imran Khan raises funds for flood relief from Sacramento / Community college cancels Islam course over questions about instructor / Imam leads interfaith thanksgiving service

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December 9, 2010

Samir Nasri Gunning for Arsenal Success

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com The Arsenal Gunners of the English Premier Football League have a couple of Muslims contributing greatly this year, and chief amongst them is French-Algerian forward Samir Nasri. Nasri generally plays as a winger for Arsenal, but has been playing in the central midfield in recent weeks in the […]

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December 9, 2010

Nicolas Anelka Blasts French Racism

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com French-Muslim striker Nicolas Anelka was one of the cornerstones of Chelsea Football Club’s championship team last season, helping them win not only the English Premier League but also the European Champions League. But it was an otherwise trying year for the well-travelled forward, as his French World Cup […]

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December 9, 2010

Saad Brothers Lead Michigan to Soccer’s Final Four

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com What started as a fairy-tale season for the Saad brothers and the University of Michigan men’s soccer team has now become downright surreal. The Wolverines’ fabulous freshman striker Soony Saad, along with his brother, sensational sophomore midfielder Hamoody Saad, have now taken their team to its first ever […]

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December 9, 2010

Bihar: NDA Wins, UPA Collapses!

NEW DELHI: The sweeping victory of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in Bihar assembly elections has left winners as well as losers quite stunned.

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December 9, 2010

Argentina Recognizes Palestine Within 1967 Borders

After Brazil’s decision to recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, confirmed, on Sunday, that she would also recognize an independent Palestine with the same parameters.

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December 9, 2010

A Gem in the Wilderness

A 93-year-old man speaks about the greatness of a military hospital in Pakistan that helped him in his miraculous recovery from a heart attack

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December 9, 2010

Avalanche

Avalanches explained, for kids

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December 9, 2010

Priest Converts to Islam

interview with Catholic priest convert to Islam

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December 7, 2010

Houstonian Corner (V12-I49)

Houston events late November 2010

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December 2, 2010

Amanmuradova and Mirza Take Silver and Bronze

Asian games tennis

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December 2, 2010

United Arab Emirates Breaking Through at Asian Games

The underdog United Arab Emirates is making waves at the Asian Games in China, as their un-heralded men’s soccer team scored a shocking semifinal victory over World Cup participants South Korea. And they have a chance to take home gold when they take on Japan in the finals later this week.

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December 2, 2010

Soony and Hamoody Saad Continue Michigan’s Run

Brothers are stars at UM Ann Arbor

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December 2, 2010

FBI Apparently Set Up US Teen Blamed For Fake Car Bomb

By Stephen C. Webster The Christmas tree, target of Somali-born Osman Mohamud, is seen in Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon, November 27, 2010. A Somali-born teenager was arrested on Friday for attempting to detonate what he thought was a car bomb at a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Oregon, U.S. authorities said.     REUTERS/Steve Dipaola […]

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December 2, 2010

On Korea, Here We Go Again!

If American journalism should have learned one thing over the years, it is to be cautious and skeptical during the first days of a foreign confrontation like the one now playing out on the Korean Peninsula. Often the initial accounts from the U.S. side don’t turn out to be entirely accurate.

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December 2, 2010

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