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Fake Zamzam water sale thriving along highways

Source : Badea Abu Al-Naja | Arab News
MAKKAH | 09 May 2011

A large number of illegal foreigners and some Saudi citizens have made selling fake Zamzam water a lucrative profession. They mix the holy water with ordinary water and sell the mixture as pure Zamzam water.

 

Iran doing final pre-start tests at nuclear plant

Source : Reuters
TEHRAN | 09 May 2011

Iran is conducting final tests at its first nuclear power plant and it is expected to start generating electricity in the next two months, Iranian media said on Monday.

Meant to be the first of a network of nuclear power stations Iran says it is planning, the Russian-built Bushehr complex has missed deadline after deadline to come on stream, most recently fuel had to be removed and checked for technical problems.

 

Israeli forces continue arrest campaign in Palestinian territories

Source : Mohammed Mar`i | Arab News
RAMALLAH | 10 May 2011

Israeli forces continued their arrest campaigns in the Palestinian territories on Monday.

Palestinian security sources said that Israeli forces operating in the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, to the east of Bethlehem, arrested three members of a Palestinian family. They also arrested a Palestinian teenager Abdulhamid Ja’afreh in the town of Tarqoumya, to the west of Hebron.

 

Human rights in an Islamic state

Source  : islamweb.net
Friday, 06 May 2011

Islam, as represented in the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention), laid down human rights centuries before they were known to the modern world. The following are some of these rights:

1. The security of Life and Property:

 

Israel’s top military officer skips UK visit fearing arrest

Source : Mohammed Mar`i | Arab News
RAMALLAH | 05 May 2011

A top Israeli military officer canceled a trip to Britain out of fear he would be arrested, a report said on Thursday.

The Israel Radio said that Maj. Gen. Yohanan Locker, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s military secretary, decided not to join the premiere on his visit to Britain for fear of being arrested over his role in the 2008-2009 Israeli large scale military operation in Gaza Strip.

 

Albania constructing massive mosque-museum-garden complex to foster religious harmony

Source : Islam Today
Tirana | 06 May 2011

Albania is constructing a new 27,000 square-metre complex consisting of a mosque, an Islamic centre, and a museum of religious harmony.

 

Afghan protesters criticize overtures toward Taleban

Source : Amir Shah | AP
KABUL | 05 May 2011

About 2,000 protesters gathered Thursday to criticize President Hamid Karzai’s willingness to start peace talks with the Taleban.

Two former high-ranking Afghan officials, speaking at the protest, said Karzai is wrong to reach out to the Taleban and also was too beholden to neighboring Pakistan — where Osama Bin Laden had been hiding until his death three days ago in a US raid.

 

Contaminated bottled water sold in UK as Zamzam: BBC

Source : Arab News
LONDON | 05 May 2011

Bottled water purporting to be Zamzam water and sold in three Islamic bookshops in the UK has been discovered to be contaminated with arsenic, according to claims by the BBC.

It reported on Thursday that a BBC investigation team found the contaminated bottled water in bookshops in south and east London and in Luton.

The water was taken for testing by the Association of Public Analysts, the agency that ensures consumables are unadulterated.

 

Daughter ‘saw killing of unarmed Bin Laden’

Source : Agencies
ISLAMABAD | 05 May 2011

The 12-year-old daughter of Osama Bin Laden, now in custody with a Yemeni wife of the Al-Qaeda leader, saw her father shot dead, a Pakistani intelligence official said on Wednesday.

The child “was the one who confirmed to us that Osama was dead and shot and taken away,” said the official from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

Al Arabiya television went further, suggesting that Bin Laden was first taken prisoner and then shot.

 

Afghan Taleban likely to rethink ties to Al-Qaeda

Source : AP
KABUL : Afghanistan | 05 May 2011

Now that Osama Bin Laden is dead, some analysts are speculating that Al-Qaeda and its Afghan Taleban allies could go their separate ways, increasing the chances for a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan.

Bin Laden’s death is likely to revive a debate within the Afghan Taleban about their ties to Al-Qaeda — a union the US insists must end if the insurgents want to talk peace.

 
 

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