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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 […]

Islamic fashion

The regular misconception is that Islamic clothes for women are based on ‘old-fashioned’ principles. The truth is that Islamic outfits, whilst being necessarily ‘modest, ‘ does not need to sacrifice elegance, dignity and trend. While common approaches to such clothing may have actually added to this perception, there are a […]

US, UK and European envoys trapped in Yemen embassy

(CNN) — The American, British and European Union ambassadors to Yemen are trapped in an embassy surrounded by gunmen angry about efforts by Arab mediators to ease President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of power, the American envoy told CNN. U.S. Ambassador Gerald Feierstein said the ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, […]

Islamic Foundation wins IDB prize

By ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) announced Wednesday that the Islamic Foundation, UK, is declared the winner of the IDB Prize in Islamic Economics for the year 2011 in recognition of its substantial contribution to the promotion of Islamic economics. The Prize will be awarded to the […]

Data Recovered From Air France Recorders

PARIS — French accident investigators said Monday that they had succeeded in downloading all of the flight data and cockpit conversations from the so-called black boxes of an Air France jet that crashed two years ago in the Atlantic Ocean — a critical breakthrough that could finally resolve the mystery behind […]

Natural disasters a Divine Sign of the truthfulness of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Community, said: “Whenever any natural disaster occurs in the world, those who fear God are frightened lest any such future disaster puts them in difficulty. That any act of theirs may become a source of God’s displeasure. Such thinking is only of true […]

Glencore: Profiteering from hunger and chaos The world’s largest commodities trader is issuing a stock sale, and critics say the firm causes spikes in food prices.

The rapid rise in prices for food, fuel and commodities has been disastrous for the world’s poor, including Indonesian market vendor Lia Romi. But it’s a bonanza for multinational trading firms such as Glencore. While Romi has trouble feeding her family, Glencore – the world’s largest diversified commodities trader – […]