3-6 months for Ahmadiyah riot organizers

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Twelve men were sentenced on Thursday to three to six months’ imprisonment for various charges, starting from limited involvement to masterminding the riot that led to the deaths of 3 minority Ahmadiyah sect members in Banten. Three panels of judges at the Serang District Court levied […]

Gearing Up for September Protests; Israel’s Military Allocate NIS 75 Million for New Weapons

Tel Aviv – PNN – (Palestine News Network) Israel’s Defense Ministry has allocated more than NIS 75 million to purchase ‘non-lethal’ weapons to disperse expected Palestinian protests this September, according to ynetnews. The Ministry considers that there will be an increased possibility of confrontations between Palestinian protesters and Israel’s military […]

Editorial: Not ‘made’ to suffer

Arab News The whole system of hiring maids in Saudi Arabia needs govt attention and changes in the law This newspaper regularly publishes stories about maids in the Kingdom — maids attacked, murdered, abused, raped, unpaid, held as prisoners, treated as slaves — and sometimes even maids executed. There is […]

Brotherly spirit

A friend in need is a friend in deed. And that has been proven time and time again by Saudi Arabia, which is more than a friend to Jordan, with the brotherly ties binding the two countries rising to levels that can be exemplary to other Arab states. At a […]

Hina Rabbani Khar meets Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here on Wednesday. She also met Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, today. Thirty four-year-old Khar, who is Pakistan’s first woman foreign minister, met the two leaders after holding talks with External Affairs Minister […]

Lessons from the Norwegian tragedy

Source: Dawn Author: Mahir Ali WESTERN terrorism experts have faced considerable derision in the past few days for jumping to the conclusion, in the immediate aftermath of a bomb blast aimed at governmental offices in central Oslo last Friday, that Al Qaeda had once again picked a relatively soft target. […]

UAE Ramadan timings for public sector

By Yahoo! Maktoob DUBAI – Work at the UAE federal ministries and departments will be from 9am till 2pm during the holy month of Ramadan, the state news agency WAM said. Meanwhile, the working hours of private sector companies will be reduced from eight to six hours during the Holy […]

Hunger Gene

Anyone who’s ever struggled with their weight knows all the tricks for taming appetite: don’t eat mindlessly in front of the telly, don’t bolt your food and resist the triggers for non-hungry eating like boredom and stress. But what if you’d acquired a faulty gene that gave you such a […]

‘Africa can feed the world’

The president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development claims that, by focusing on farming, Africa has the potential to feed not only itself but the rest of the world.frequent drought. Africa can feed not just itself but the world is a bold assertion to make at a time when […]