Day: July 10, 2012

The 12 Biggest Myths About Stretching

Greatist: Used to getting loose and limber before going on a run? It may be time to think twice about reaching for those toes. There’s a good chance we’re stretching out the wrong way or for the wrong reasons. It’s time to debunk the biggest stretching myths, so we can bend, flex, […]

Ramadan Olympics Challenge Muslim Athletes

Al Pessin VOICE OF AMERICA July 10, 2012 LONDON — When the summer Olympic Games open in London later this month, Muslims worldwide, including many elite athletes, will be observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Muslim Olympic hopefuls face the prospect of competing at the highest levels while abstaining […]

Pakistan shuns physicist linked to ‘God particle’ because of religious beliefs

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1223597–pakistan-shuns-physicist-linked-to-god-particle-because-of-religious-beliefs#comments ……………. ISLAMABAD—The pioneering work of Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, helped lead to the apparent discovery of the subatomic “God particle” last week. But the late physicist is no hero at home, where his name has been stricken from school textbooks. Related: What is the Higgs-boson and why […]

Considering a Sunni Regime in Syria

Credit: Stratfor By Reva Bhalla and Kamran Bokhari Last week’s publicized defection of the Tlass family marked a potential turning point for Syria’s al Assad regime. The Tlass family formed the main pillar of Sunni support for the minority Alawite regime. The patriarch of the family, former Defense Minister Mustafa […]

Disappearing mosques

Palestine: Israeli eradication of history: Disappearing mosques Al-Akhbar: The discovery of a rare aerial photo of Jerusalem in the 1930s, taken by a Zeppelin, has provided the long-sought after proof that when Israel occupied the Old City in 1967 it secretly destroyed an important mosque that dated from the time […]