Day: May 18, 2013

I have a question!

Source: Prominent author and legal luminary A G Noorani dropped a bombshell recently by claiming that Muhammad Ali Jinnah refused to accept Lord Mountbatten’s proposal to hold plebiscite in three states – Kashmir, Junagarh and Hyderabad in 1947. Noorani, while speaking at a function in Srinagar to mark the Silver […]

Women’s Immune Systems Remain Younger for Longer

ScienceDaily: May 15, 2013 — Women’s immune systems age more slowly than men’s, suggests research in BioMed Central’s open access journalImmunity & Ageing. The slower decline in a woman’s immune system may contribute to women living longer than men. Researchers looked at the blood of healthy volunteers in Japan, ranging in […]

Jerusalem and Umar ibn al-Khattab

Jerusalem is a city holy to the three largest monotheistic faiths – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Because of its history that spans thousands of years, it goes by many names: Jerusalem, al-Quds, Yerushaláyim, Aelia, and more, all reflecting its diverse heritage. It is a city that numerous Muslim prophets called […]

Activists: Rebel groups kidnap in Syria’s Aleppo

Two militant groups in Syria start a tit-for-tat cycle of kidnappings following factory raid Syrian activists say that a wave of tit-for-tat kidnappings between rival Islamic militant groups in the northern city of Aleppo risks sparking large-scale internal fighting between rebels. Rami Abdul-Rahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for […]