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Obama to address British parliament

London (CNN) — President Barack Obama is due to address both houses of Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday, the second day of a state visit blending pomp, ceremony and diplomacy. He began the day with talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron at his office, 10 Downing Street. Queen Elizabeth II hosted […]

Dutch immigration ideas worry EU

EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström says she is concerned about Dutch plans to tighten EU rules on asylum requests and migration. She told Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad on Tuesday that the European Commission has begun a dialogue with the right-wing government. Ms Malmström, who was on a visit to the Netherlands, is […]

Netanyahu to Obama: No return to 1967 lines

Washington (CNN) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday firmly rejected President Barack Obama’s call for an approximate return to the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, telling the U.S. leader that such a move is impossible in light of current security concerns and demographic realities. […]

First mosque in modern Spain

The Basharat Mosque (span.: Mezquita Basharat; the name means “good news”) was inaugurated on September 10, 1982 in Pedro Abad, in the Spanish comarca of Alto Guadalquivir, province of Córdoba by Mirza Tahir Ahmad (late), fourth Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (currently fifth Caliph Mirza Masroor Ahmad heads the Community). The mosque is the center of Ahmadiyya-Movement in […]

Indonesia’s Islamic Vigilantes

CIREBON, INDONESIA — Before he strapped on his suicide vest, walked into a crowded police station mosque and blew himself up last month, Muhammad Syarif was typical of the scores of angry young men who pass their days at fundamentalist mosques in this coastal Javanese city. Enlarge This Image The authorities […]