eDigest: Venice looks set to welcome Museum of Islamic Art

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Venice looks set to welcome Museum of Islamic Art

Venice looks set to welcome a new Museum of Islamic Art in the heart of the tourist getaway.    By Lucia Guarano | Special to Al Arabiya News Saturday, 1…

Google loses bid to keep anti-Islamic video online during appeal

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Inc on Friday lost its bid to keep an anti-Islamic film on its YouTube video sharing website while it appealed a federal appeals court order that the company…

Immigration demo: Crowd shows solidarity ‘for an open Switzerland’

swissinfo.ch and agencies March 1, 2014 – 17:12   Almost 60 parties and organisations, including the Greens, the Social Democrats, unions and foreigner associations, had called for people to attend. They warned that…

Putin moves to send Russian troops into Ukraine

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin won the green light from parliament Saturday to send troops into Ukraine after a bloody three-month uprising that swept new pro-EU leaders to power…

Former Grand Mosque imam: Sermons should be ‘relevant’

RIYADH: ARAB NEWS Published — Sunday 2 March 2014 Last update 2 March 2014 5:42 am   Former imam of the Grand Mosque and imam of Al-Mahasini Mosque, north east…

Kingdom to build 10 mosques in Maldives

RIYADH: GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN Published — Sunday 2 March 2014 Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has pledged to build 10 world-class mosques in Maldives, an island…

Sects divide ummah, says Haram imam ?

MAKKAH: ARAB NEWS Published — Sunday 2 March 2014 Last update 2 March 2014 5:54 am   Sheikh Saleh Al-Talib, an imam at Makkah’s Grand Mosque, said that Muslim solidarity…

Religious Party Holidays Are The Wildest, Holiest Celebrations Around

Huff Post — With Carnival here and Mardi Gras right around the corner you might be wondering how a religious holiday could be so fun. Turns out, Carnival isn’t the…

Filipino Family Values: A Source of Dysfunction

Antipinoy.com: by ChinoF — We often wonder what went wrong with the Philippines. Why is it that Filipinos, even if they know what’s wrong, continue to do it, even willingly?…

Turkey to close down ‘Gulen’ preparatory schools

Source: BBC Turkey’s parliament has passed a bill to shut down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by influential preacher Fethullah Gulen. Mr Gulen is embroiled in a…

UK: Moazzam Begg charged with terror offences

Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, has appeared in court charged with funding terrorism in Syria Moazzam Begg is charged with providing instruction and training for terrorism and funding…

Arrest Made in Shabir Niazi death

Durham police have arrested and will charge a suspect in the death of 22-year-old Shabir Niazi.   Shabir Niazi. By: Kim Magi Staff Reporter, Published on Sat Mar 01 2014…

Knife-wielding mob kills 27 at China train station

(CNN) – At least 27 people were killed and 109 wounded when a group of people armed with knives stormed a railway station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, authorities…

Justin Trudeau proud father of 3rd child

Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire Announce Birth Of Baby Boy The Huffington Post Canada  |  Posted: 02/28/2014 10:06 am EST  |  Updated: 02/28/2014 2:59 pm EST 24 Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and his…

Pakistan Taliban announce month truce

Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid emailed the statement to reporters on Saturday The Pakistani Taliban have announced a month-long ceasefire aimed at reviving stalled peace talks with government. Pakistan’s government welcomed…

Russian parliament approves troop deployment in Ukraine

Source: BBC Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved President Putin’s request for Russian forces to be used in Ukraine. He had asked that Russian forces be used “until the…

eDigest: Mississippi Man, Declared Dead, Wakes Up in Body Bag at Funeral Home

Epigraph: And their (Jews of Jesus’ time) saying, ‘We did kill the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah;’ whereas they slew him not, nor crucified him, but…

11 Continuously Inhabited Oldest Cities in the World

11 Continuously Inhabited Oldest Cities in the World >>>> >>>> >>>> Ever since man learned to grow their own food and rear cattle, they have been living in permanent to…

What Putin really wants with Crimea

Global Post: Now that Russia has carried out a de facto invasion of Crimea, it’s worth looking at recent history to help understand Moscow’s motivations and what it wants. Not…

Pakistani CIA Informant: ‘Drone Attacks Are the Right Thing to Do’

An Interview By Hasnain Kazim AP A Pakistani who works as an operative for the CIA spoke to SPIEGEL about his motives for helping the Americans, the civilian casualties of…

Neo-Nazi Mole: Could the NSU Murders Have Been Prevented?

By Hubert Gude Fredrik Naumann/ Felix Features/ DER SPIEGEL For years, Michael von Dolsperg provided German intelligence with information from the neo-Nazi scene. But when the NSU terror trio came to light,…

Now the two most famous scientific institutions in Britain and the US agree: ‘Climate change is more certain than ever’

Steve Connor Science Editor Thursday 27 February 2014     Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time and the indisputable warming…

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