Happiness Linked to Genetics

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, a researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science, recently asked 2,500 Americans how satisfied they were with life. Then he analyzed their genetic makeup. What he found was that the respondents most satisfied with life were more likely to have two long versions of the gene […]

“All believers are brothers, so make peace between your brothers and be mindful of your duty to Allah that you may be shown mercy.” (Sura 49:11)

and: “In case two parties of the believers fight against each other, bring about reconciliation between them. If, however, one of them persists in belligerence and transgresses against the other, bring your collective might to bear upon the one that transgresses to force him until he agrees that his dispute […]

Musharraf slams US over bin Laden raid

DUBAI: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has slammed the United States for violating Islamabad’s sovereignty in carrying carry out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a media report said Saturday. The former military strongman told the expatriate Pakistan community in Dubai that all “peace loving people” should be happy […]

Was killing bin Laden a mistake?

“He lived a hero, he died a martyr… if they killed one Osama, a thousand others will be born,” says a comment on a Facebook group called ‘We are all Osama bin Laden’. The group was formed one hour after US President Barack Obama’s announcement of the al-Qaeda leader’s death. […]

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, […]