Month: April 2011

Hamas and “Peace”

Tal Aviv – PNN – In a first response to the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal in Cairo today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority must decide whether it wants peace or reconciliation with Hamas. “The Palestinian Authority must choose either peace with Israel or peace with […]

Kosher Smartphone

Telecom company offers haredi clients kosher cellular phone with Hasidic folk music ringtones, menu in traditional German-derived language An Israeli telecom company is offering ultra-Orthodox Jewish clients a kosher smartphone with Hasidic folk music ringtones and a menu in Yiddish, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday. While other firms have tapped into […]

A mirror of faith on the Canadian wall

Some recent events illustrate the puzzling place of religion in Canadian life: A team of American academics declares that religion is on its way to extinction “up here” – just before 10 million people participate in Easter and Passover celebrations. Atheist signs make their latest appearance on buses in the […]

A hunger for justice

OVER the years, I have often wondered how some judges arrived at the decisions they have around the world, and not just in Pakistan. Some have been so bizarre that I suspected that factors other than the purely legal must have been at work. Now, The Economist has supplied me […]

New Qur’an translation released

By M. A. SIRAJ | ARAB NEWS BANGALORE: A new translation of the holy Qur’an by Indian-American space scientist Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, titled The Qur’an: An English Translation was released here on April 28 in the Bangalore Press Club. Printed in Bangalore, the translation has been published by The American […]

Dutch lawyer: International law is political tool

The international community suits itself when it comes to international justice. That’s the message in Blufpoker (Bluff Poker), the latest book by international lawyer, Geert-Jan Knoops. He told RNW that his message may not be optimistic, but should serve as a lesson to both the public and politicians. “It’s a […]

Wen, Indonesian President Meet on Co-op, Ties

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Friday and both leaders stressed the importance of promoting mutually beneficial cooperation and bilateral ties. The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common concern. They were confident that Wen’s visit […]

Is there a Distortion campaigns against Syria

DAMASCUS- Misinformation and distortion campaigns against Syria by many TV Satellite Channels have been unleashed in different ways and means. Such campaigns, however, are never to weaken the Syrians nor to shake their strong convictions or morale. Al-Jazeera Channel, for example, has been screening a photo for a man killed […]

Experts examining ‘old Christian’ discoveries to determine authenticity

By Taylor Luck AMMAN – Jordanian antiquities authorities have announced the recovery of several lead-sealed texts which they believe will prove whether a cache of metal books represent the oldest Christian writings ever discovered are authentic or well-crafted forgeries. According to Department of Antiquities Director Ziad Saad, security services recovered […]

Difference between Egyptian and Syrian revolts

By Michael Jansen There is a world of difference between Egypt’s people’s power uprising and the ongoing Syrian revolt. In Egypt, there were specific local developments that in combination with the overthrow by popular action of Tunisia’s President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali prompted millions of Egyptians to raise the […]