Day: November 17, 2011

Foods that make you feel happy

Source: TOI   Why is that whenever we feel upset or depressed about something, many of us automatically find ourselves reaching out for our favourite foods? Or why is a celebration always associated with a sweemeats or a chocolate? Comfort food! Yes, that is the answer to the above questions. […]

US creates an Iranian albatross

Source:  Asia Times: Iran has reacted sharply to a joint United States and Saudi Arabia bid for a United Nations resolution accusing it violating diplomatic treaties and calling on Tehran to cooperate in ongoing investigations into shaky allegations of a terror plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington. American […]

The beginning of the end

Source: Asia Times: Opposition to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria has been firming since the beginning of the Arab Spring earlier this year. The government’s efforts to wait out and use force to end the opposition have failed thus far. Public opposition remains strong, almost mythic, even […]

Science and Monotheism

  “If there had been in the heavens and the earth other gods besides Allah, then surely both would have gone to ruin. Glorified then be Allah, the Lord of the Throne, far above what they attribute to Him.” (Al Quran 21:23) ONE OF THE INTERPRETATIONS: If there had been […]

Historic Jeddah mosques to get facelift

By FATIMA SIDIYA | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved the restoration of two historic mosques in Jeddah, Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, said on Wednesday. He said Al-Shafi and Al-Mimar mosques would be refurbished […]

Jordan in Syria balancing act

By Taylor Luck AMMAN – As Arab and Turkish foreign ministers gathered in Rabat on Wednesday to discuss the Syrian crisis, the meeting posed diplomatic crossroads for Jordan, according to analysts. Amman is weighing a host of domestic concerns and international commitments as it stakes out its official position on […]