Day: May 2, 2016

First U.S. Cruise in Decades Arrives in Cuba

Source: Time (HAVANA)—The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility. Carnival Cruise Line’s Adonia became the first U.S. cruise ship […]

No place for racism in Islam

  Deana Nassar | Published — Friday 1 April 2016 Islam with its universal concept of brotherhood rejects all artificial and man-made marks of distinction. When listening to the radio, reading newspapers, surfing the Net or watching television, we are confronted daily with the same sad news: Violence, crime, wars […]

Will France Stop Muslim Soccer Players From Praying?

 Dana Kennedy NICE, France — Wearing Muslim head scarves in schools has been banned all over the country since 2004. But will the mayor of Nice get away with telling Muslim football players they can’t pray on the field? Many in Nice question why Mayor Christian Estrosi is suddenly […]

Will Israel ever learn?

Apr 30,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – MUSA KEILANI The Israeli government committed last week one more strategic mistake that will, in the long run, have a serious impact both on Israelis and on Palestinians. Nearly three decades ago, military occupation authorities in the West Bank and Gaza deported 415 Palestinian […]

When humanitarian assistance turns hi-tech

Helping hands (and feet) When humanitarian assistance turns hi-tech By Isobel Leybold-Johnson May 2, 2016 – 14:45 In 2014, the ICRC helped 300,000 people via its physical rehabilitation services and prostheses (cicr) An affordable prosthetic foot for war amputees is the Lausanne-based Humanitarian Tech Hub’s first project. The research and […]

A French journalist infiltrated a jihadist cell: ‘I never saw any Islam in this affair, only lost, frustrated, suicidal, easily manipulated youths’

Paris (AFP) – A French journalist infiltrated a cell of would-be jihadists, filming them with a hidden camera as they plotted an attack in the name of the Islamic State group, before they were arrested, he told AFP. The journalist, a Muslim using the pseudonym Said Ramzi, carried out the […]