Day: June 9, 2011

Muslim populace to? grow by 35% in 20 yrs

The Muslim population in the Middle East and North Africa region is expected to grow by 37 per cent in the next 20 years, while the world’s Muslim population is expected to increase by about 35 per cent in the same period. Meanwhile, among the Muslim majority countries of the world, the […]

Christian Solidarity calls on Indonesia to protect pluralism and religious freedom

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today expressed grave concerns over increasing violations of religious freedom in Indonesia, and called on the Government of Indonesia to take action to protect religious minorities, curb radical Islamist activity, bring the perpetrators of religious hatred and violence to justice, and defend the country’s tradition of […]

Eight soldiers killed in North Waziristan clash

MIRAMSHAH: Around 150 militants armed with rockets attacked a security checkpost in Pakistan’s Waziristan on Thursday, killing eight soldiers, intelligence officials said, as tensions rise in the border region. Twelve militants were killed in retaliatory firing by security forces. The attack came on the heels of stepped-up missile strikes by […]

Al-Asheikh rewards endowment finder

By YOUSUF MUHAMMAD | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Islamic Affairs Minister Saleh Al-Asheikh rewarded Muhammad Al-Rashoud, a Saudi, for informing the ministry about an endowment property valued at SR1.74 million in Makkah. The minister thanked Al-Rashoud for his cooperation in uncovering the unknown endowment property, spread on an area of 858.42 […]

Amman hospitals treat wounded Libyans

AMMAN – Lying in a hospital bed flanked by two compatriots who were injured during the ongoing violence in Libya, Hani Mustafa said he hopes his injury will improve after receiving treatment in Jordan. “I had shrapnel and bullets in my leg. I received primary treatment in Libya, but still […]