Day: October 28, 2011

My Faith: Rep. Keith Ellison, from Catholic to Muslim September 1st, 2011 10:24 AM ET Courtesy: CNN By Chris Welch, CNN Minneapolis, Minnesota (CNN) –Prior to 2006, few people even knew that then-Minnesota state legislator Keith Ellison was a Muslim. Because of his English name, he said, no one thought to ask. But five years ago, when he ran […]

Saudi Crown Prince of Darkness

Courtesy:  Saudi Crown Prince of Darkness Saudi Arabia’s tough-minded interior minister has been named the crown prince—and is next in line to the king. He’s a known commodity in Washington after years of shepherding the Saudi fight against terrorism. by Tara McKelvey | October 28, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The interior minister’s office […]

Unicef promotes “Teach Respect”

KUALA LUMPUR: Unicef (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) has asked corporate, school and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to support its latest campaign, ‘Teach Respect’. The support involves helping to promote two new public service announcements (PSAs). At an exclusive video preview of ‘Teach Respect’ PSAs for the media, Unicef Representative to Malaysia Hans Olsen […]

‘A failed state’ because of the US

By Michael Jansen JORDAN TIMES It is surprising that President Barack Obama failed to predict that Iraq would refuse the US terms for the extension of the deployment of 3,000-odd US troops to “train” the country’s soldiery. On October 21, Obama announced that the withdrawal of all US forces would […]

Eid Al Adha to begin November 6

AMMAN (JORDAN TIMES) – Sunday, November 6, will be the first day of Eid Al Adha, as Friday, October 28, has been announced as the first day of Dhul Hijja, Chief Islamic Justice Ahmad Hilayel said on Thursday. The main Hajj ritual, Arafa Day, will thus fall on Saturday, November […]