Famine and abundance rub shoulders in Ethiopia

by Philipp Hedemann in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Infosud/swissinfo.ch While millions of people in the Horn of Africa suffer a terrible drought, foreign investors are harvesting tonnes of cereals to be exported to Asia and the Gulf states. swissinfo.ch reports from western Ethiopia on farmland leased by an Indian entrepreneur, where […]

Norway Terrorist ‘has accomplices’

Norwegian police are investigating claims by Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted carrying out Friday’s twin attacks in Norway, that he has “two more cells” working with him. Mr Breivik made the claim as he attended his first court hearing following the bombing in Oslo and a massacre on an island […]

Sitting in Israel, seeing Norway

Mia Habib tries to make sense of misplaced irony in Norwegians, Israelis reaction to tragic weekend events in Oslo …….. As a Norwegian in Israel, I have spent my time on Facebook catching the Norwegian reactions to the attacks and reading news non-stop. I would like to refer to quotes […]

Editorial: Terror strikes Norway

The Jakarta Post Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the people of Norway following the death of more than 90 people in two separate, but most likely coordinated, attacks on Friday. News of the bomb attack at the prime minister’s office in Oslo was later followed by reports of […]

Eco-terrorists jailed over foiled IBM attack

by Jessica Dacey, swissinfo.ch and agencies Three environmental activists have been jailed for over three years each for plotting the bombing of the IBM nanotechnology centre in Switzerland. A 26-year-old Swiss-Italian from Ticino and an Italian couple aged 29 and 34 were found guilty by the Federal Criminal Court of […]

Mosques prepare for Ramadan

By MD RASOOLDEEN | ARAB NEWS RIYADH: Extensive arrangements are being made in mosques Kingdomwide to accommodate the additional rush of worshipers during the holy month of Ramadan. The department of mosques that functions under the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance has directed imams and muezzins in […]

Sufi ensemble provides touch of spirituality

By Muath Freij, Jordan Times JERASH – The Turkish Galata Mevlevi Music and Sema Ensemble provided music fans with a touch of spirituality at the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts on Saturday. More than 1,000 attendees were exposed to the beauty and spirituality of the Sema, the Mevlevi whirling […]

Norway Terrorist inspired by Geert Wilders

The 1,500 page document which appears to have been written by […] the Norwegian arrested for killing at least 92 people in a bombing and shooting spree, contains many references to Islam in the Netherlands. The document, which includes many references to newspaper reports and right-wing blogs, refers several times to […]