Day: May 28, 2011

Protests divide Syrians in Switzerland

by Abdelhafidh Abdeleli, The protests and subsequent government crackdown are dividing opinion among Syrians watching events unfold from Switzerland. While some Syrians feel the protests are a consequence of the Arab Spring sweeping through North Africa, others say wider diplomatic forces are at work. Although all the Syrians who […]

House pressures Obama to end Libya war

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a bill calling on President Barack Obama to end the U.S. military campaign in Libya. The announcement was made by the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Friday evening. The measure will be a rebuff of President […]

The history of religious persecution: Commemorating martyrdom of 86 Ahmadis on May 28, 2010

Photo: Google images (From the archives: On May 28, 2010 in Lahore Pakistan two mosques of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat were attacked by terrorists which resulted the death of 86 innocent worshippers who were gathered to perform their Friday Prayers. The following article was written after the attacks about the ‘history of religious persecution’, is reposted below […]

New gateway for Gaza

Gil Yaron, Special to The Star JERUSALEM—It’s been a while since a jubilant mood reigned in the streets of Gaza, but on Friday, many people were almost euphoric. “Everyone is happy — this is the dawn of a new era,” Muhammad Dawwas, a journalist from Gaza City, said in an […]

Work at King Fahd Qur’an Complex impresses Awan

By ARAB NEWS MADINAH: Pakistani Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan visited Thursday the King Fahd Qur’an Complex in Madinah. Giving the minister and her accompanying delegation a detailed briefing, Hassan Ahmed Al-Ghausi, director of the complex, said the complex is the world’s largest Qur’an printing facility of […]

Killer in the cage

Mladic’s capture signals that justice will eventually catch up with mass murderers SERBIA has finally “captured” the Serbian mass murderer Ratko Mladic. One of the three Butchers of Balkans — the other two being the late Slobodan Milosevic and Radovan Karadzic — Mladic eluded international justice for 17 years although […]