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A child’s guide to Nigel Farage and Marine Le Pen and why they scare me – Out of Europe: Both Nigel and Marine had good weeks. But are their parties the stuff of nightmare, or will they fade in an economic dawn?

THE INDEPENDENT   by  John Lichfield   Neither is obviously scary. That is the most scary thing about them. In different ways, they represent a scary new kind of reasonable extremism.…

U.S. secretly built ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

  STORY SUMMARY The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies…

Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt: Police

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to…

Jet mystery may never be solved — Malaysian police

KUALA LUMPUR — A police investigation may never determine the reason why the Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappeared, and search planes scouring the Indian Ocean for any sign of its wreckage…

US Soldier kills 3, wounds 16 before taking own life at Texas Army base

FORT HOOD, Texas –– A US soldier with mental health issues shot dead three people and injured at least 16 on Wednesday before taking his own life at an Army…

France. Manuel Valls takes over as new Prime Minister.

Rfi. France. Though Valls and Ayrault are said to despise each other, and many of Ayrault’s staff were furious to learn of their boss’s dismissal on television, the short ceremony…

Obama urged to create religious envoy after papal meeting

catholicnewsagency: Washington D.C., Apr 2, 2014 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has called on President Barack Obama to follow up on his meeting with Pope Francis by…

Science and religion need each other

Haaretz: Over the past few weeks, I have been captivated by Neil deGrasse Tyson’s remake of the documentary television series “Cosmos.” Utilizing gorgeous computer-generated images, stunning camerawork and accessible terminology,…

CAPITAL FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Goldman Sachs  — Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) recently announceda partnership to create the first-ever global finance facility for women-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).…

Dan Barker – How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists

Dan Barker (born June 25, 1949) is an American atheist activist who served as a Christian preacher and musician for 19 years but left Christianity in 1984. Barker, along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor, is…

Toronto Protestor gets 9 months jail for hatred against Muslims

Eric Brazau says he will appeal his sentence for willful promotion of hatred and criminally harassment of a Muslim family. Share on Facebook Tweet CARLOS OSORIO / TORONTO STAR FILE…

The First Anglo-Afghan War

Apr. 02  2014 Few regions in the Muslim world have seen as much warfare in modern times as Afghanistan. Foreign interventions and invasions have been an almost constant threat to…

One-a-Day Commandments of the Holy Quran – 84. Thou, O man, art verily labouring towards thy Lord, a hard labouring‏

84.    Thou, O man, art verily labouring towards thy Lord, a hard labouring   [84:7] Thou, O man, art verily labouring towards thy Lord, a hard labouring; then thou art going…

Jordan transfers desert patch into new refugee camp for Syria

 BY Dale Gavlak, Catholic News Service Friday, 28 March 2014 14:18 Police officers stand guard at the entrance to the new Azraq Syrian refugee camp, which is under construction east…

US Supreme Court strikes down overall donor limits

Source: BBC Critics say the ruling will expand even further the influence of big money in politics Continue reading the main story Related Stories US high court weighs election limits…

eDigest: Prof. Muhammad Sharif Khan Receives a Life Time Service Award

Epigraph Surely every hour that follows is better for thee (Muhammad) than the one that precedes. (Al Quran 93:5)     Prof. Muhammad Sharif Khan Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sharif Khan…

‘An Historic Opportunity’: Turkish Cypriot Minister Says Reunification Deal Pending

‘An Historic Opportunity’: Turkish Cypriot Minister Says Reunification Deal Pending Interview by Susanne Koelbl AP A Turkish soldier standing at a guard house at the border between Greek and Turkish Cyprus. Negotiations…