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‘Israel stealing Palestinian resources’

By Mohammed Mar’i : Arab News | Ramallah / 16 Sept 2011

The Palestinian Minister of Wall and Settlement Affairs Maher Ghnaim on Friday said that Israel is stealing the Palestinians’ natural resources in the West Bank.

Ghnaim told the Voice of Palestine Radio that Israel started pumping gas from a natural gas and oil field near the West Bank village of Rantees, to the west of Ramallah.


France bans public Muslim prayers

By : Adam Sage | The Times | Paris / 16 Sept 2011

Muslims will be banned from praying outdoors in France from today in the latest move by officials to remove Islam from the public sphere.

The ban, announced by the government yesterday, infuriated French Muslim leaders, one of whom accused President Sarkozy's government of treating them like cattle.

They say that Muslims, who pray outdoors only because of a lack of space in mosques in France, feel stigmatised.


World backs Syrian opposition

By Agencies | Istanbul / 15 Sept 2011

Syrian opposition activists meeting in Istanbul announced on Thursday the members of Syrian National Council to provide an alternative to President Bashar Assad’s government as a brutal crackdown continued in their homeland.

Addressing a news conference at the end of four days of talks, Basma Kadmani, a Syrian exile living in France, said the council aimed to help topple Assad’s dictatorship within six months and form an interim government thereafter.


Egypt says peace deal with Israel not sacred

By News Agencies | Cairo / 15 Sept 2011

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said Thursday that Egypt's peace deal with Israel is not sacred. He was speaking during an interview with a Turkish television channel.

"The Camp David agreement is not a sacred thing and is always open to discussion with what would benefit the region and the case of fair peace ... and we could make a change if needed," he said in the interview, which was also broadcast on Egyptian state television.


Turkish PM visits Libya amid clashes

Source : News Agencies | Tripoli / 16 Sept 2011

Turkey's prime minister Tayyip Erdogan, on a North African tour to assert Ankara's regional influence, arrived in Tripoli on Friday, in the midst of a fierce battle over Gaddafi's home town.

A Turkish ship did play a key role in evacuating civilians from the coastal town of Misrata while it was besieged by Gaddafi forces, and Ankara has recently been vocal in supporting the NTC and provided it with $300 million in cash, loans and other aid.



The Realities Of Sufism

The Miracles Of The Saints

by Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir 'Isa

In this day and age of ours, many people enquire about miracles, asking many questions: "Are miracles established in the Sacred Law?" "Is there any proof for them in the Book and the Sunna?" "What is the wisdom behind having miracles manifest at the hands of the saints and pious?" It is an absolute must that we tackle this topic head on so as to make clear the truth and give aid to the Sacred Law of Allah (swt), since the forces of atheism and materialism, and the factions of doubt and misguidance, have become abundant, affecting the intellects of many of our people and misguiding numerous intelligent people among us, leading them to take the position of denial and rejection, doubt and indecisiveness, or perplexity and wonder with regards to the miracles. All of this is a result of their weak faith in Allah and His omnipotence, and weak belief in His saints and beloved.


Turkish PM opens Yunus Emre Culture Center in Cairo

Source : Anadoly Agency | Cairo / 15 Sept 2011

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has highlighted importance of the general election in Egypt scheduled for November 2011, adding, "I believe that a democratic parliamentary system will emerge with people's will.

The transition process may naturally have some difficulties. You need to be patient. You will reach prosperity in the end."

Erdogan inaugurated the new building of the Yunus Emre Culture Center in Cairo as part of his visit to Egypt.


World Bank warns world economy in new danger zone

Source : Reuters | Washington / 14 Sept 2011

The head of the World Bank said on Wednesday the world had entered a new economic danger zone and that Europe, Japan and the United States all need to make hard decisions to avoid dragging down the global economy.

"Unless Europe, Japan, and the United states can also face up to responsibilities they will drag down not only themselves but the global economy," World Bank President Robert Zoellick said in a speech at George Washington University.


Sarkozy, Cameron fly into Libya

Source : Reuters | Tripoli / 15 Sept 2011

The leaders of France and Britain arrived in Libya on Thursday to congratulate the new rulers they helped install, but families fleeing besieged bastions of ousted strongman Moamar Gaddafi are a reminder that peace is still far off.

The visit is a victory lap for Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron, who defied doubters at home to lead a NATO bombing campaign that succeeded in ushering in a victory by forces who swept away Gaddafi's 42-year rule last month.


Why Assad is still running Syria despite six months of protest and bloodshed

By Dominic Evans | Reuters / Damascus / 15 Sept 2011
Dozens of tanks and hundreds of soldiers stormed towns and villages near Syria's northwest border with Turkey on Wednesday, stepping up President Bashar al-Assad's efforts to crush popular unrest and pursue army defectors, local activists said.


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