Day: April 11, 2016

International Muslim group calls for Mideast peace conference

Source: RNS By Lauren Markoe (RNS) The largest gathering of Muslim leaders in the world kicks off a five-day conference that will call for a new peace process to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Other weighty issues at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit include combatting extremism within Muslim nations, countering Islamophobia in the rest […]

Finnish was the second language of Sweden for centuries. Now Arabic is overtaking it.

Washington Post: Officially, Sweden doesn’t keep a record of the languages its inhabitants speak. That fact was infuriating to Mikael Parkvall, a linguist at Stockholm University, so he decided to find out for himself. What is the most popular non-Swedish language in Sweden? After poring over various statistics and studies, Parkvall came to […]