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Saleh vows to leave, troops kill 9 protesters

By Mohammed Ghobari | Reuters | Sanaa | 25 Dec 2011

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he would leave for the United States and give way to a successor, hours after his forces killed nine people demanding he be tried for killings over nearly a year of protests aimed at his ouster.

But Saleh, who agreed to step down last month under a deal cut by his wealthier neighbors who fear civil war in Yemen will affect them, did not say when he would depart and vowed to play a political role again, this time opposed to a new government.


Islamic finance values hold key to innovation

By Mushtak Parker | Arab News | 26 Dec 2011

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis which was precipitated inter alia by the conduct and perceived greed of bankers chasing profits and bonuses seemingly at any cost, there has been a revisiting of the philosophy of banking and finance especially its relationship to the public good and the real economy.


Egypt Islamists get 70% of seats in Parliament

By AP | Cairo | 24 Dec 2011

Islamist parties have consolidated earlier gains in Egypt's multistage parliamentary elections, winning nearly 70 percent of the seats determined so far, according to results announced Saturday.

Election commission chief Abdel-Moez Ibrahim announced results from the second round of three rounds, which was held Dec. 14-15, followed by a run-off this week. The second round was held in nine provinces, and Ibrahim said turnout reached 65 percent.


Libya marks 1st independence day in 42 years

By Rami Al-Shaheibi | AP | Tripoli | 25 Dec 2011

For the first time in more than four decades, Libyans on Saturday celebrated the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence from Italy and France.

Under Muammar Qaddafi’s 42-year rule, the celebration was scrapped and instead, only the 1969 date of his coup was marked.


Tag Mehir, The Israeli Jewish Terrorist Organization. A price tag that is too high.

By Dr Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin | Family Security Matters | 22 Dec 2011

As an Israeli Jewish psychoanalyst with a doctorate on Islam, I feel I have a moral responsibility and obligation to denounce the recent upsurge in Israeli Jewish violence committed by Tag Mehir (lit. Price Tag) against Israeli Muslims and especially the torching of their mosques and the destruction of their property. This has motivated me to share some thoughts and observations and hopefully a few possible solutions.


India urged to promote interest-free banking system

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour |Arab News| 24 Dec 2011

JEDDAH: A senior leader of the ruling Congress Party of India has emphasized the need to introduce an interest-free Islamic banking and financial system in the country in order to improve the economic condition of its poor through microfinance and mobilize funds required for the country's infrastructure projects.


Where is Christ in the modern Christmas?

By Ayman Oweida | Montreal Gazette | 24 Dec 2011

Growing up as a Muslim in Canada, I was fascinated by the enormous amount of attention given to ensuring the Christmas spirit is in the air at this time of year.


Preparations get under way for second Makkah youth meet

By MD AL-SULAMI | ARAB NEWS| 24 dec 2011

JEDDAH: The Makkah Governorate has started preparations for the second gathering of Makkah youth for the year 1433H. The governorate and the other groups involved in the event are organizing workshops to come up with innovative and varied programs, activities and competitions for the gathering that will be held for the second time in the holy city. The workshops are also considering the timings of the event in which 13 regions of the province will take part.


All religions not immune to being used to justify “holy” war

By Kamran Pasha |Huffington Post| 24 Dec 2011

Can war ever be holy? It is a question that continues to confront us as terror in the name of religion remains very much a tragic part of the human experience. While the news primarily focuses on Muslim fanatics who justify violence through religion, 2011 was also the year that Christian extremists shared their brand of madness.


Western companies finding markets for lingerie in Muslim countries

By Natalie Stechyson | Montreal Gazette | 24 Dec 2011

Behind their more modest street clothes, many women in Arab countries apparently are wearing North American lingerie as western companies expand into these markets.


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