Day: May 5, 2011

What is the International Law?

No one is above the law and no one is below the law!  The term ‘International Law,’ may be thrown around vaguely in the media for the foreseeable future regarding the Extra-judicial killing of Osama Bin Laden.  But, what is ‘International Law?’  What best fits this term is the Universal […]

When Baghdad was centre of the scientific world

Islamic science had its heyday in the ninth century, thanks to Ab? Ja’far al-Ma’m?n’s House of Wisdom, says Jim al-Khalil. The Bab al-Sharji district in the centre of Baghdad derives its name, which means east gate, from the medieval fortifications of the city. These walls were probably built around the […]

Workers enter Japan’s crippled nuke plant

TOKYO – Japanese workers entered the Fukushima No 1 power plant Thursday for the first time since the complex was damaged by the March 11 twin disasters of earthquake and tsunami, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) officials said.   Special Coverage:  Japan Nuke Crisis As part of efforts to install a cooling […]

Vatican envoy in Libya criticizes NATO bombing

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican’s delegate in Tripoli is calling for a halt to NATO air strikes in Libya and for the West to negotiate with Muammar Qaddafi’s government, insisting the Libyan leader doesn’t oppose dialogue. Monsignor Giovanni Martinelli, the Holy See’s longtime apostolic vicar in Tripoli, said in a telephone […]

King pledges continued support for Palestinians

AMMAN (JT) – His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday welcomed the Palestinian reconciliation deal, finalised in Cairo yesterday, which will end the Palestinian division and unite the Palestinian people, according to a Royal Court statement. The King made the remarks during a meeting with several Palestinian figures, who arrived from […]

Imam welcomes death of Islam’s ‘enemy’

Osama Bin Laden was “an enemy of true Islam” and his death will hopefully end the era of terrorism, according to the head of the Islamic Call Society in Malta. “Bin Laden’s extremist convictions and terroristic practices caused great injustice to Islam and led to disastrous consequences for the Islamic […]

Harawira apologises for bin Laden comments

Mana Party leader Hone Harawira has apologised for how he expressed himself when he painted Osama bin Laden as a freedom fighter. In tributes on Maori-language television on Tuesday, Mr Harawira said the al-Qaeda founder and September 11, 2001 mastermind should be “honoured” rather than “damned” in death according to […]