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Haj agencies in Madinah go full swing


Source:By YOUSUF MUHAMMAD | ARAB NEWS/November 2/2011

MADINAH: Under the supervision of Madinah Gov. Prince Abdul Aziz bin Majed, chairman of the Haj Committee in the holy city, all bodies involved in Haj services work day and night to provide the visiting pilgrims with all facilities to enable them to pay homage to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and pray at his mosque.


Syria mining Lebanon border

Source:By Basem Mroue/AP/

SERHANIYEH, Lebanon: Syria is planting land mines along parts of the country’s border with Lebanon as refugees stream out of the country to escape the crackdown on anti-government protests, officials and witnesses said Tuesday.


US condemns UNESCO over Palestine vote

Source By: Al Jazeera and Agencies/Nov 1/2011

The US government has cut off tens of millions of dollars in annual funding to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) after it voted to admit Palestine as a full member.




Al-Qaida's public show of aid to Somali drought refugees

Source: By Jamal Osman/ 1/2011

For the thousands of drought refugees at the Ala-yasir camp, it was a moment of palpable anticipation. An announcement was expected. No one knew what it concerned. But in the dusty, derelict heat of an interminable dry season, any news at all was something.


Libya's NTC names interim prime minister

Source:Source:Al Jazeera and agencies/Nov 1/2011

Libya’s Transitional National Council (NTC) has chosen Abdurrahim El Keib as the country’s new interim prime minister to replace Mahmoud Jibril.


Thai flood frustration grows

Source:By Robert Birsel/Reuters/ November 1/2011

The floods began in July and have devastated large parts of the central Chao Phraya river basin, killed nearly 400 people and disrupted the lives of more than two million.


History Of Calligraphy

Source:By Alavi Mehr/ 11/2010

The history of calligraphy cannot be separated from the history of Islam. Yasin Hamid Safadi in his book, Islamic Calligraphy writes: “Although Arabic is only second to the Roman alphabet in terms of widespread use even today, the Arabic script was developed at a much later date. The reason for this late development was that the Arabs were mainly a nomadic people and mistrustful of the written word.


No airport havoc this Haj, says Saudia official

Source:By WALAA HAWARI | ARAB NEWS/Oct 31/2011

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian Airlines is expecting to operate at least 3,000 flights during the Haj season.


UNESCO gives Palestinians full membership



PARIS: The United Nations’ cultural agency decided on Monday to give the Palestinians full membership of the body, a vote that will boost their bid for recognition as a state at the United Nations.


Arab League awaits Syrian response over unrest

Source:By Regan Doherty/

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, whose country presides over the committee, also said Assad must launch serious reforms if Syria was to avoid slipping further into violence.


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