Month: May 2014

Saudi-Iran talks offer fuels hope

JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS STAFF Published — Wednesday 28 May 2014 A senior Iranian official has voiced hope that talks between the Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers could begin soon. He, however, expressed doubts over whether the meeting would result in a swift solution to key issues. […]

Why did Pope Francis pray at the wall?

Source: CNN (CNN) — “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” wrote Robert Frost. This something is someone now: Pope Francis. In a strong, apparently unscripted move on his recent visit to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, on Sunday the pontiff suddenly waved to the driver of his Popemobile, […]

Northern Ireland’s Peter Robinson caught in religious row after defending preacher’s ‘evil Islam’ sermon

Northern Ireland’s first minister, Peter Robinson, has come under intense scrutiny for defending a pastor who described Islam as “satanic” and “heathen” Pastor James McConnell, an evangelical Protestant preacher, delivered an incendiary sermon earlier this month where he claimed “Islam is a doctrine spawned in hell” and compared Muslims to […]

Automatic machine to dispense Zamzam

Source: Saudi Gazette MAKKAH – The King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz project for Zamzam has invented an automatic machine for the sale of Zamzam bottles to visitors and the public. The machine will dispense bottles within two minutes when a pre-obtained receipt that contains a barcode is placed on a screen […]