Saudi Arabia Defies Mideast Upheaval

Saudi Arabia is leading a counter- revolution against the sweeping political changes in the Middle East by using money, force and God. As popular movements for democracy toppled leaders in Egypt and Tunisia and began threatening neighboring Bahrain and Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s Al Saud royal family strengthened control over the […]

King, Obama discuss ties, regional developments

WASHINGTON (JT & Agencies) – US President Barack Obama on Tuesday voiced support for reform efforts taking place in Jordan and pledged further assistance to the Kingdom to help it counter the current economic situation. In statements following a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah in the Oval Office, Obama […]

Former California First Lady Maria Shriver on Tuesday called “heartbreaking” husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s admission that he had fathered a child with a former household staff member more than a decade ago.

By Mark Z. Barabak and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times Former California First Lady Maria Shriver on Tuesday called “heartbreaking” husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s admission that he had fathered a child with a former household staff member more than a decade ago. “This is a painful and heartbreaking time,” Shriver said […]

Catholics urged to forgo meat

Catholics have been urged to observe the ancient practice of not eating meat on Fridays. The custom of abstaining from meat as an act of penance for the death of Christ will be re-established from September 16 – the first anniversary of Pope Benedict’s visit to Britain. Archbishop Vincent Nichols, […]

A Common Word between Us and You

Muslims and Christians together make up well over half of the world’s population. Without peace and justice between these two religious communities, there can be no meaningful peace in the world. The future of the world depends on peace between Muslims and Christians. The basis for this peace and understanding […]

The Ethics of flying while Muslim

A few days after U.S. Navy SEALs assassinated Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a Delta connection flight pulled away from the gate at Memphis International Airport in Tennessee. The Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) passenger jet, bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, never made it to the runway. While taxiing, the […]

Islam at war with itself

Christopher Hitchens should have been a little more focused in “turning to the facts” to counter Noam Chomsky. Osama bin Laden declared war on the U.S. in 1996 because U.S. troops, at the invitation of the Saudi government, were stationed in Saudi Arabia after the First Gulf War. That is […]