Month: August 2011

Amazon MST Leader Killed in Pará, Brazil

Source: The Rio Times RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A leading figure in Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (the MST, or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra), was assassinated last Thursday evening in the Northern state of Pará. Valdemar Oliveira Barbosa was shot to death by two gunmen while riding his bicycle through […]

Picture of the Day: Memories of Alhamra

Source / Courtesy: By Aurangzeb Haneef In popular Spanish memory, Granada came to hold a rather romanticised vision.  The Spanish saying goes: “Quien no ha visto Granada, no ha visto nada,” meaning that one who has not seen Granada has not seen anything. Poets wrote about it, singers sang about it, and […]

Humanity First: Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta Contributed in Humanitarian Aid for Libya: Service to mankind a condition of Bai’t

“My aim and the desired objective is to serve the mankind”  (Promised Messiah as, the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community) Laiq Ahmed Atif, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta presented food items together with milk and water to the Civil Protection Department, as a Humanitarian Aid for Libya. He met […]

Secret Service May Seize Liberty Dollars

Coin World reports that the feds are looking to seize liberty dollars from collectors and those using the coins instead of inflation-ridden Federal Reserve notes. Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on August 24 that the coins are contraband. The Secret Service, the federal agency responsible for confiscating counterfeit […]

Eid Al-Fitr: Ramadan’s Sweet Ending

By RIMA AL-MUKHTAR, RIMA.ALMUKHTAR@ARABNEWS.COM Eid al-Fitr, Arabic for the Festival of Fast-Breaking, is a three-day holiday for Muslims around the world. It falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month which follows Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. Muslims celebrate this holiday after completing a whole month of fasting and […]