Egypt’s military rulers ban discrimination

By ASSOCIATED PRESS ARABNEWS CAIRO: Egypt’s transitional military rulers have issued a decree prohibiting all forms of discrimination, including on the basis of religion. The step comes about a week after 26 people were killed in clashes involving minority Coptic Christian protesters, the military and others. It was the worst […]

One State for All?

By Robert Patton Can you imagine being born in a refugee camp, living out your entire life in the camp, and finally dying there. Yet this is what a good many Palestinians have experienced. More than sixty years ago, innocent people were uprooted from their homes and forced to live […]

Indonesia’s Growing Confidence

Although there are some uncertainties, the Indonesian economy is well placed for what will now almost certainly be a sharp downturn in the world economy. Foreign reserves were at a record high at just under US$120 billion at the end of the second quarter, inflation was down to below 5 […]

Abdullah interfaith center set up in Vienna

By ARAB NEWS VIENNA/RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, Austria and Spain set up Thursday a new center for interfaith dialogue in Vienna. Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger signed the founding document Thursday along with his Spanish and Saudi counterparts Trinidad Jimenez and Prince Saud Al-Faisal. “The dialogue with and between religious communities […]

Egypt protesters urge Muslim-Christian unity

By ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO: Hundreds of protesters marched from Egypt’s state mosque toward Cairo’s Tahrir Square to denounce a bloody attack on Coptic Christian protesters, only to be stoned by a Acrowd of onlookers outside Al-Azhar mosque. A crowd of onlookers threw rocks at the demonstrators outside Al-Azhar mosque. Undeterred, the group marched […]

Petition to help illegal immigrants handed in

A petition in support of illegal immigrants or “sans papiers”, which has gathered 20,000 signatures, has been handed in to the federal authorities. The group behind the move – the sans papiers movement – is demanding an end to Switzerland’s “hypocrisy” over the issue. The text calls for the regularisation […]

Swiss step up asylum seeker repatriation

Switzerland has signed an accord with the Republic of Guinea aimed at improving the system of repatriation of asylum seekers. Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga and Guinean Foreign Minister Edouard Gnakoye Lama signed the accord, one of the few struck with an African country. The government said it was a “new […]

Beware of troublemakers: Al-Talib

By ARAB NEWS Published: Oct 14, 2011 22:27 Updated: Oct 14, 2011 22:27 MAKKAH: Imam and Khatib at the Grand Mosque Sheikh Saleh Al-Talib warned the faithful Friday to be cautious against enemies who stoke religious sectarianism and political divisiveness in the Kingdom or in any other Muslim country. “If […]

Fresh blow to Mideast peace

By REUTERS JERUSALEM: Israel plans to build more than 2,600 housing units in a new urban settlement in East Jerusalem, an anti-settlement group said Friday, angering Palestinians who want a halt to all such projects before they return to peace talks. The Peace Now group said the plan was approved […]

Qura’n Exhibition in Belleville, Canada

Source: The Intelligencer An outreach group promoting “peace” and “peaceful Islam” is holding an open house on the Holy Qur’an this Saturday at the Belleville Public Library art gallery. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Canada, said organizer Rizwan Rabbani, is an auxiliary wing of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community ( ) presenting the […]

Europe should embrace failure

Failure is not a bad thing. Sure, losing or failing doesn’t give you the warm fuzzies inside, but failing and adapting ultimately sets you up for greater success. In a 2008 commencement address to Harvard, author J.K. Rowling, who made a billion dollars for her Harry Potter series, adroitly summed […]