eDigest: President Rouhani: No place for Nukes!

Epigraph:

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:5-9) 

 

 

President Obama and President Rouhani

President Barack Hussein Obama spoke in UN, September 24, 2013

 

Rouhani: No place for Nukes

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Full text of Iranian President Hasan Rouhani‘s address to the UN General Assembly

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As UN meets, apply pressure against blasphemy laws

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Source: dailytimes.com.pk LAHORE: All members of the Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Association (PESA) said they are deeply shocked at the most dastardly terrorist attack on a church in Peshawar on Sunday and condemn…

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Sir Zafrulla Khan honored by King’s College London

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Have Islamist jihadis declared world war?

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Pakistan Blasphemy Laws Reform Will Give Death Sentence To False Accusers

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PTI’s Javed Hashmi demands amendment in Blasphemy Law-Pakistan

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Kabul hosts Muslim scholars meet

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China poised to surpass US as top trader

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Al Shabab Beckons Kenya’s Young

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The ‘Columbian Exchange’: How Discovering the Americas Transformed the World

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