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Zamzam distribution goes high-tech

Source |  Arab News

MAKKAH | 29 May 2011

The number of holy water distribution outlets at the King Abdullah Zamzam Water Purification Project in Kudai will be increased to 42.

The increase is part of the new development projects and modifications, set to be launched shortly, Al-Madinah daily reported quoting well-informed sources.


American Imams initiate letter declaring Islam compatible with biological evolution

Source : Islam Today
Monday | 30 May 2011

Islamic teachers and imams in America have begun signing an open letter declaring that there is no clash between their religious faith and the theory of biological evolution.

The Imam Letter, launched this week in the US, is the latest challenge to Creationists of the three Abrahamic religions who reject evolution in favour of Creationism.

Creationism is the religious belief that all species were created in exactly the form they appear today.


NATO airstrike kills 14 women, children in Afghanistan

Source : Solomon Moore & Mirwais Khan | AP
KABUL | 29 May 2011

A NATO airstrike targeting insurgents inadvertently hit two civilian homes in the volatile southwestern Helmand province, killing 14 women and children, an Afghan government official said Sunday.


Muslims get support of Italy's top Bishop to build mosque in Milan

Source : Islam Today
Milan : 28 May 2011

Italy's largest Muslim group has sent a message to Italy's highest ranking bishop to thank him for his organisation's support for a project to construct a mosque in Milan, the country's conservative business hub.


Egyptian protesters Tahrir Square

Source : Maggie Michael | AP
CAIRO | 27 May 2011

Thousands of protesters returned to downtown Cairo’s Tahrir Square Friday for what they called a “second revolution,” calling for Egypt’s military rulers to speed up the pace of democratic reforms in a country that is still charting its political future.

Protesters carried banners reading the “Egyptian revolution is not over” and chanted the slogan.


Anti-Saleh fighters seize military base

Source | AP
SANAA | 27 May 2011

Fighting that rocked Sanaa for the past five days spread beyond the capital Friday as Yemeni tribesmen opposed to the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh seized a Republican Guard military base in battles that left dozens dead and prompted airstrikes by government warplanes, according to a tribal leader.


Passport-free regime between Turkey, Georgia to begin on Tuesday

Source : Cihan News Agency
Konya : 27 May 2011

Citizens of neighboring Georgia and Turkey will be able to travel to each other's country with only their state identity cards, beginning on May 31.

A ceremony will be held at the Sarp land border gate on the very same day with the participation of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili and Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri.


Muslims rush to restore torched Egypt church

Source : Sami Aboudi | Reuters
CAIRO | 26 May 2011

Mohammed Fathi worked his brush gently over an icon, removing soot from its surface inside a church gutted in an attack by hard-liners this month.

“It takes a lot of careful work to do that,” Fathi said. “We have to do a lot of tests with chemicals to try to restore the icon to its original condition.”


Serb Mladic arrest revives Muslim pain of Srebrenica massacre

Source : Reuters
Srebrenica | 27 May 2011

Many victims recall vividly how Mladic presented himself to them as their protector, then slaughtered thousands.

Muslim mothers and relatives of men and boys slaughtered at Srebrenica in 1995 by troops under the command of Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic shed tears for their loved ones again on Thursday after his arrest.


Russia in contacts to discuss Gaddafi departure

Source : Reuters
Moscow | 26 May 2011

Russia has contacts in Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's entourage with whom it can negotiate his departure, Moscow's special representative on Africa Mikhail Margelov said on Friday.

"We shouldn't talk to Gaddafi himself but with members of his cabinet, possibly with his sons. And we are making such contacts, so there is a hope for a political resolution," Margelov told reporters at the G8 summit in northern France.


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