Dutch lawyer: International law is political tool

The international community suits itself when it comes to international justice. That’s the message in Blufpoker (Bluff Poker), the latest book by international lawyer, Geert-Jan Knoops. He told RNW that his message may not be optimistic, but should serve as a lesson to both the public and politicians. “It’s a […]

Wen, Indonesian President Meet on Co-op, Ties

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Friday and both leaders stressed the importance of promoting mutually beneficial cooperation and bilateral ties. The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common concern. They were confident that Wen’s visit […]

Is there a Distortion campaigns against Syria

DAMASCUS- Misinformation and distortion campaigns against Syria by many TV Satellite Channels have been unleashed in different ways and means. Such campaigns, however, are never to weaken the Syrians nor to shake their strong convictions or morale. Al-Jazeera Channel, for example, has been screening a photo for a man killed […]

Experts examining ‘old Christian’ discoveries to determine authenticity

By Taylor Luck AMMAN – Jordanian antiquities authorities have announced the recovery of several lead-sealed texts which they believe will prove whether a cache of metal books represent the oldest Christian writings ever discovered are authentic or well-crafted forgeries. According to Department of Antiquities Director Ziad Saad, security services recovered […]

Difference between Egyptian and Syrian revolts

By Michael Jansen There is a world of difference between Egypt’s people’s power uprising and the ongoing Syrian revolt. In Egypt, there were specific local developments that in combination with the overthrow by popular action of Tunisia’s President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali prompted millions of Egyptians to raise the […]

John Pilger: Gift of War for Security of People

The Euro-American attack on Libya has nothing to do with protecting anyone; only the terminally naive believe such nonsense. It is the West’s response to popular uprisings in strategic, resource-rich regions of the world and the beginning of a war of attrition against the new imperial rival, China. President Barack […]

Turning jeers into cheers

Beitar chairman Itzik Kornfein is making progress in his battle to eradicate racism in soccer. Beitar Jerusalem earned the reputation of being Israel’s most racist club long ago. Anybody who attended a Beitar match over recent decades could not have helped but hear the bigoted chants, which for some reason […]

Study: religious beliefs still guide voters

Church attendance in western democracies has declined; yet, a new University of Missouri study shows religious beliefs still influence people at the polls. Chris Raymond, a graduate instructor of political science in the MU College of Arts and Science, said that many political experts consider voters around the world as […]

Qur’an calligraphy show opens in Madinah

MADINAH: Islamic Affairs Minister Saleh Al-Asheikh opened an Islamic calligraphy show at Le Meridien here Tuesday and commended Muslim calligraphers around the world for reviving the Islamic art and promoting the message of Qur’an in an attractive manner. “God has honored the Arab nation by sending the Qur’an in Arabic […]