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Iranians protest over UK police 'savagery' in riots

Source : Reuters
TEHRAN | 14 Aug 2011

Some 200 students held a demonstration outside the British embassy in Tehran on Sunday to protest at what President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the “savage” police treatment of people involved in street unrest in London last week.

Watched by around 50 riot police, some students threw eggs toward the embassy compound and at the end of the protest they held up masks of Mark Duggan, the man whose shooting by police sparked the protests and riots in Britain.


Pakistanis celebrate Independence Day with fervor

Source :
Moscow | 15 Aug 2011

Russia' Pakistani community marked the 65th Pakistan Independence Day on Sunday with fervor and enthusiasm at the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow.

Various functions were held in this regard.
The start of the day was solemnized with recitations from the Holy Qur’an and flag hoisting ceremonies.


Ramadan Recipes: Sambusak (Samosa)

Source : Selma Roth | Arab News
Jeddah | 03 Aug 2011

The month of Ramadan is a month of fasting and spiritual reflection. It is also a month in which family comes together. The breaking of the fast, or Iftar, usually occurs with family and starts with eating dates and drinking water or Qahwa (Arabic coffee). After that, some families go to the mosque to pray Maghrib, after which the main meal is served, while others have the meal directly after sunset. The breaking of the fast comes with several traditional Iftar-delights. Sambusak is probably the most popular dish in Saudi Arabia.


Egyptian sufis reject rise of Islamists

Source : Elizabeth Arrott | VOA
Cairo | 13 Aug 2011

Some of Egypt's minority Sufi Muslims are warning against the growing influence of Islamic fundamentalism in national politics.  Adherents of the mystical form of Islam are holding a rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday to make the case for a tolerant, civilian Egyptian state.  


Nobel winner Yunus promotes social business

Source : Matthew Pennington | Associated Press
WASHINGTON | 13 Aug 2011

The bruising dispute with Bangladesh's government that saw Muhammad Yunus ousted as chief of the Grameen Bank has not diminished the Nobel laureate's enthusiasm for business projects to help the Asian nation's poor.


Syrian protesters killed after Friday prayers

Source : Reuters
Sanaa | 13 Aug 2011

Syrian forces shot dead 10 protesters on Friday, activists said, as tens of thousands demanded the fall of President Bashar al-Assad, chanting "we will kneel only to God" despite a military crackdown that has triggered sanctions and condemnation abroad.

Defiant protest marches unfolded across the country including the cities of Hama and Deir al-Zor, both of which have been stormed in tank offensives launched by Assad during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.


Sobia: A thirst-quenching Ramadan drink

Source : Rima Al-Mukhtar | Arab News
Makkah | 10 Aug 2011

Sobia is the most popular drink in Ramadan; it is sold almost on every street corner. Saudis like to break their fast with a cold glass of Sobia to give them energy and power,” said Um Tariq, a 78-year-old citizen. “I have witnessed my mother and grandmother preparing this drink ever since I was a child, and now I’m proceeding with this tradition and teaching my grandchildren how to prepare our famous Sobia recipe,” she added.


US soldiers suffer more casualties in Afghanistan

Source : Reuters
KABUL | 11 Aug 2011


Whole Foods faces controversy over promotion of Ramadan products

Source : Al Arabiya
Oklahoma | 12 August 2011

US foods supermarket chain Whole Foods has found itself at the center of a heated controversy over its decision to promote Ramadan products for Muslims living in America.

The controversy started out when Whole Foods instructed its regional managers to carry and promote “halal products for those that are celebrating Ramadan this month.”


Algeria septuagenarian woman breaks illiteracy barrier, handwrites 5 Quran copies

Source : Al Arabiya
Algiers | 12 Aug 2011

After long years of hard work, a 70-year-old Algerian woman has finally managed not only to become fully literate, but also to write five copies of the Holy Quran in what she regarded as her way to thank God for the blessing He bestowed upon her.

“The alphabet looked like riddles to me,” Aisha Moheildin, who lives in the Blida province southwest of the capital Algiers, told Al Arabiya. “But some force inside me pushed me towards deciphering them.”


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