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Arab League to request UN membership for Palestine

Source | Reuters
Doha | 29 May 2011

The Arab League decided on Saturday to seek full U.N. membership for a Palestinian state in the besiged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, with occupied East Jerusalem as its capital.

The Arab League's peace process committee, meeting in Doha, said it would request membership for the state of Palestine at the U.N. General Assembly's meeting in New York in September.


Syrian tanks attack towns that held protests

Source : Bassem Mroue | AP
BEIRUT | 29 May 2011

Syrian government troops backed by tanks attacked two central towns Sunday in an attempt to stop round-the-clock protests there against President Bashar Assad’s regime, killing at least two people and wounding several others, activists and a rights group said.

Security forces in several other parts of the country fired on crowds holding overnight demonstrations, causing casualties, activists said.


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.”


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