Day: October 21, 2011

European Parliament, Policy Debate on Extremism.

  As the world marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a leading Muslim group took the issue of the rise of religious extremism. The debate was hosted by Dr Tannock and organised in conjunction with the UK All-Party  Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the South Asia Democratic Forum. It took place on Tuesday 20 […]

Wal-Mart Cuts Some Health Care Benefits

After trying to mollify its critics in recent years by offering better health care benefits to its employees, Wal-Mart is substantially rolling back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raising premiums for many full-time staff. Citing rising costs, Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, told its employees this week that […]

MIT to host first forum on business in China

By Zhao Yanrong (China Daily) BOSTON – A Chinese student organization recently announced it will launch the first forum to focus on entrepreneurship in China at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology next month. The forum aims to provide a platform for Chinese students in the United States and venture capitalists from […]

States aim to crack down on gambling halls

Source:The Local The German states are hoping to strongly regulate the country’s numerous gambling halls, which they say are a haven for addicts and crime. According to a report in Friday’s Süddeutsche Zeitung, state premiers meeting next week will discuss standardising restrictions nationwide, which would include a limit of 12 […]

Which method of pilgrimage?

By ADIL SALAHI ARABNEWS When people embark on the journey of pilgrimage, they often ask which method is better. Since both the Umrah and the pilgrimage are duties, people should do both duties on the same journey. There are three methods to complete this: The two duties are joined together, […]

Breaking Point? Yemen’s Southern Question

Source: International Crises Group Ten months of popular protest spiked by periodic outbursts of violence have done little to clarify Yemen’s political future. Persistent street protests so far have failed to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh or bring about genuine institutional reform. The country is more deeply divided between pro- […]