Day: November 13, 2012

Caliphate, emirate or what have you

Daily Times: Mehboob Qadir. The Umayyid genius for a reasonably decentralised rule unshackled the Islamic state system and Muslim society, opening them to evolution, expansion and absorption of ideas from neighbouring civilizations. Thus began the enrichment and rise of Islamic civilisation. Arts and crafts, architecture, music, sciences, medicine, literature, industry, state […]

Is China good or bad for Africa?

By Peter Eigen, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Peter Eigen is a member of the Africa Progress Panel, chaired by Kofi Annan. He is the founder and chair of the Advisory Council, Transparency International, and chairman of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. The views expressed are the author’s own. China’s […]

War Memorial in Toronto vandalised

‘Canada will burn praise Allah’: Vandals deface Toronto war memorial on Remembrance Day TORONTO — Police are investigating after a war memorial was vandalized on Remembrance Day in Toronto. The Victory Peace memorial in Coronation Park was defaced with the words “Canada will burn praise Allah” written in what appeared to […]