Pashtun clue to lost tribes of Israel in Afghanistan

Source / Credit Guardian UK Israel is to fund a rare genetic study to determine whether there is a link between the lost tribes of Israel and the Pashtuns of Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. Historical and anecdotal evidence strongly suggests a connection, but definitive scientific proof has never been found. Some leading […]

Loss of Memory Due to Aging May Be Reversible

Source: Science Daily Yale University researchers can’t tell you where you left your car keys — but they can tell you why you can’t find them. A new study published July 27 in the journal Nature shows the neural networks in the brains of the middle-aged and elderly have weaker connections and […]

Was the universe born spinning?

Source: Physicsworld The universe was born spinning and continues to do so around a preferred axis – that is the bold conclusion of physicists in the US who have studied the rotation of more than 15,000 galaxies. While most cosmological theories have suggested that – on a large scale – […]

Believers or heretics? The battle between mainstream Muslims and the Ahmadiyya community

Source/Credit: Al Jazeera – http://stream.aljazeera.com/ Believers or heretics? The battle between mainstream Muslims and the Ahmadiyya community In response to requests from our online community, we are focusing on the Ahmaddiya Muslim community. The ongoing battle between Ahmaddiyas and mainstream Muslims has gone largely unreported in the mainstream media. It’s based on […]

French government blocks jobs for foreigners

France –  Wednesday 27 July 2011 In April, French Interior Minister Claude Guéant announced he wanted to cut work-related immigration, claiming that the integration of migrants had failed in France. Now the list of jobs open to non-European immigrants has been halved. Foreign lift-repairers, surveyors and insurance salesmen are no longer welcome. […]

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 […]