Intelligent Design? PRESIDENT George W. Bush favours teaching both evolution and “Intelligent Design” in schools, “so people can know what the debate is about.” To proponents, Intelligent Design is the notion that the universe is too complex to have developed without a nudge from a higher power than evolution or natural […]

Two drone strikes kill 12 in North Waziristan

  MIRANSHAH: Two US drone strikes targeting a militant compound and a vehicle in the North Waziristan tribal agency killed at least a dozen militants on Monday, officials said. The attacks came days after a warning from Parliament that Islamabad would withdraw transit facility for Nato supplies if the US […]

Data Recovered From Air France Recorders

PARIS — French accident investigators said Monday that they had succeeded in downloading all of the flight data and cockpit conversations from the so-called black boxes of an Air France jet that crashed two years ago in the Atlantic Ocean — a critical breakthrough that could finally resolve the mystery behind […]

Human Rights, Education and Islam

Since times immemorial, man has, at the hand of man, been suffering all kinds of miseries and cruelties; his rights have been violated; he has become alienated from his own species. Today, most of the evils humanity is confronted with are rooted in the violation and deprivation of human rights. […]

King highlights US’ pivotal role in peace process

AMMAN (JT) – His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday underlined America’s pivotal role in the peace process and the region, stressing that despite the current regional developments, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will remain the region’s core issue. Speaking to the press in Washington, DC, ahead of his meeting with US Secretary […]

Pope Benedict orders action on sex abuse

Pope Benedict has told bishops around the world to promptly report all suspected cases of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests to local police in new guidelines he has issued. Set out in a letter, the guidelines are the latest effort to eradicate child sex abuse in the Roman […]

S H A M E ! (breaking News from Abu Dhabi)

The United Arab Emirates has hired the in-famous private security firm ‘Blackwater’ to establish an 800 mercenary army (as a first step) to keep the Rulers safe… The crown prince insisted that no Muslim should be part of this ‘force’ (because a Muslim may refuse to kill another Muslim, presumably). […]

Two Florida Imams arrested Three U.S. citizens, including two imams of Florida mosques, were among the six people who have been indicted on charges of financing and supporting the Pakistani Taliban. Five are family members. The three U.S. citizens were arrested, while the other three are at large in Pakistan. The indictment accuses […]