Day: May 17, 2011

Former California First Lady Maria Shriver on Tuesday called “heartbreaking” husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s admission that he had fathered a child with a former household staff member more than a decade ago.

By Mark Z. Barabak and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times Former California First Lady Maria Shriver on Tuesday called “heartbreaking” husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s admission that he had fathered a child with a former household staff member more than a decade ago. “This is a painful and heartbreaking time,” Shriver said […]

Catholics urged to forgo meat

Catholics have been urged to observe the ancient practice of not eating meat on Fridays. The custom of abstaining from meat as an act of penance for the death of Christ will be re-established from September 16 – the first anniversary of Pope Benedict’s visit to Britain. Archbishop Vincent Nichols, […]

A Common Word between Us and You

Muslims and Christians together make up well over half of the world’s population. Without peace and justice between these two religious communities, there can be no meaningful peace in the world. The future of the world depends on peace between Muslims and Christians. The basis for this peace and understanding […]

The Ethics of flying while Muslim

A few days after U.S. Navy SEALs assassinated Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a Delta connection flight pulled away from the gate at Memphis International Airport in Tennessee. The Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) passenger jet, bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, never made it to the runway. While taxiing, the […]

Islam at war with itself

Christopher Hitchens should have been a little more focused in “turning to the facts” to counter Noam Chomsky. Osama bin Laden declared war on the U.S. in 1996 because U.S. troops, at the invitation of the Saudi government, were stationed in Saudi Arabia after the First Gulf War. That is […]

Intelligent Design?

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/opinion/2005/November/opinion_November18.xml&section=opinion&col= PRESIDENT George W. Bush favours teaching both evolution and “Intelligent Design” in schools, “so people can know what the debate is about.” To proponents, Intelligent Design is the notion that the universe is too complex to have developed without a nudge from a higher power than evolution or natural […]

Two drone strikes kill 12 in North Waziristan

  MIRANSHAH: Two US drone strikes targeting a militant compound and a vehicle in the North Waziristan tribal agency killed at least a dozen militants on Monday, officials said. The attacks came days after a warning from Parliament that Islamabad would withdraw transit facility for Nato supplies if the US […]

Data Recovered From Air France Recorders

PARIS — French accident investigators said Monday that they had succeeded in downloading all of the flight data and cockpit conversations from the so-called black boxes of an Air France jet that crashed two years ago in the Atlantic Ocean — a critical breakthrough that could finally resolve the mystery behind […]