Jews and Muslims united for sharia?

We’re a bit late to this one, but Ron Kampeas of JTA has a fascinating recent piece on fears that anti-sharia initiatives brewing around the country could also threaten observance of traditional Jewish law, or halachah. You don’t hear much about halachah, or rabbinical courts known as beit din, even though both […]

Press Release: Syria Government must not allow Syria to become the next state for foreign intervention by denying its citizens’ legitimate grievances.

HRC is deeply concerned by the escalating situation in Syria, including the deaths of protestors and security personnel, and the deepening social polarisation. Syria has been at the forefront of forging an independent bloc in the region, that has stood by the Palestinian cause and repelled foreign intervention in the […]

Friendship in time of need

Source/Credit: The Times of Malta:   Every human life is precious and worthy, and the loss of a single human life is a tragedy and great loss, whoever the person is. The recent drowning of dozens of immigrants while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe was one of […]

Pro-bin Laden protest in London

Protesters demonstrating yesterday, outside the US embassy in London, against the recent killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by US military personnel. Photo: Leon Neal/AFP More than one hundred Islamic extremists rallied outside the US embassy in London yesterday to vent their fury at Washington over the […]

Saleh’s intransigence jeopardizes GCC deal

By SAEED AL-BATATI | ARAB NEWS SANAA: A tirade from Yemen’s embattled president on Friday threatened to scupper the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) efforts to end the political deadlock in the country. Ali Abdullah Saleh told a mass rally of supporters on Friday that he would resist calls to quit, […]

Deadly stroke risks: Sex, coffee and blowing your nose

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/research/article/986931–deadly-stroke-risks-sex-coffee-and-blowing-your-nose Drinking coffee, having sex or even blowing your nose raises the risk of bursting a brain aneurysm you might not even realize you have. “No one has ever systematically dealt with the potential triggers before,” study co-author Dr. Ale Algra of Utrecht Stroke Center in the Netherlands told the […]

Women have less than 24 hours in a day

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/986312–the-day-has-24-hours-unless-you-re-a-woman-study-finds A 25-year series of rigorous sleep studies proves men and women really are marching to wildly different drummers. The Harvard Medical School study found fully 35 per cent of women live with a circadian rhythm (the 24-hour waking and sleeping cycle) of less than 24 hours. Men typically have […]

16 killed in Syria protests, rights group says

BASSEM MROUE Associated Press= BEIRUT (AP) — A human rights group says Syrian security forces have killed 16 people during widespread protests. Thousands of protesters held rallies Friday in major areas across the country, including the capital, Damascus, and its suburbs. Ammar Qurabi is the head of the National Organization […]

Army Officer, Four Policemen Martyred in Homs

(The Syrian Government version): May 06, 2011 Damascus, (SANA)-A military source said that an armed criminal group attacked on Friday a military checkpoint, the police and security forces west of Baba Amr near al-Sultaniyeh Bridge in Homs. The terrorist group fired at the checkpoint members, killing Officer Ahmad Hallaq and […]

Was bin Laden’s killing and burial legal?

A key detail in the initial narrative of the historic operation that killed the world’s most wanted man – al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden – has proven to be inconsistent, raising concerns about what really happened at the lavish gated compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. US president Barack Obama and his officials announced […]

Sea snails could contain cancer secrets

A scientist from the New South Wales north coast has been acknowledged for her groundbreaking cancer research involving marine molluscs. Doctor Kirsten Benkendorff from Southern Cross University is the winner of the Australian Academy of Science’s 2011 Dorothy Hill Award. Her work focuses on the anti-cancer extracts of the Australian […]

Murder for a fistful of votes?

Haaretz Israel: U.S. President Barack Obama ignored all the ethical criteria, and murdered bin Laden in order to achieve success at any price in advance of the elections. Even someone who prefers Obama to his opponents has good reason to fear the cynicism that Obama demonstrated in the bin Laden […]