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Book Review: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Why Mona Eltahawy’s Provocative New Book, Headscarves and Hymens, Falls Short In Its Goal to Change the Arab World By Stephanie Nolen, Apr. 17 2015 Title Headscarves and Hymens: Why…

Egypt’s government looks for new ways to keep on the lights

Summary Alfred Jasins Brendan Meighan| The Daily Star    After years of doing little to rectify Egypt’s energy and electricity troubles, the government has finally moved to pursue sustainability. Energy demand,…

In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

AP | Apr 23, 2015 | JORDAN TIMES Migrants crowd an inflatable dinghy as rescue vassel ‘ Denaro ‘ (not in picture) of the Italian coast guard approaches them, off…

Ghana: Ahmadi Muslims discuss religious tolerance

Source: ghanaweb.com Ahmadi Muslims in the Ahmadiyya Mission’s Central West Region have held their first annual regional youth conference in Cape Coast to discuss religious tolerance. Mr Hussein Muhammed Acquah, the…

Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group

BY MICHAEL LIPKA AND CONRAD HACKETT  The expected growth of Islam around the world is perhaps the most striking finding in the recent Pew Research Center report projecting the future…

Race Relations: Politics and Religion

Epigraph: An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab. A white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white. — The Prophet Muhammad…

Top Egypt businessman Sawiris testifies at Al-Jazeera retrial

Naguib Sawiris, one of Egypt’s wealthiest businessmen, testifies during the retrial of Al-Jazeera television journalists at a court in Cairo, on Wednesday. (Reuters) REUTERS Published — Thursday 23 April 2015…

The European dilemma

ABDULATEEF AL-MULHIM Published — Thursday 23 April 2015 Last update 22 April 2015 11:42 pm Ask any African why is he in Europe. His reply would be: The Africans are…

‘Faced with boat disasters, Europe must act’

Source: SWI ‘Faced with boat disasters, Europe must act’ By Thomas Stephens APR 20, 2015 – 08:57 The weekend’s refugee disaster off the coast of Libya has prompted indignation in…

Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with West African virus strain

Source: BBC More than 10,000 people are reported to have died in the current Ebola outbreak Ebola crisis How Ebola changed the world The hunters breaking an Ebola ban on…

Obama’s grandma arrives for Umrah

  Sara Omar, grandma of US President Barack Obama, has emphasized the significance of the Prophet Muhammad exhibition in Makkah and said it reflects the moderate teachings of Islam that…

Mediterranean migrants crisis: Europe ‘must do more’

Source: BBC A Greek minister has said the “great powers” of Europe need to take more responsibility for the unfolding crisis in the Mediterranean Sea. Deputy Defence Minister Kostas Isichos…

Sierra Leone: Fire At Ahmadiyya School

Source: newctzen.com | By Ragan M. Conteh The Ahmadiyya Muslim Senior Secondary School at Rokupr Town in the Kambia District was recently gutted down by a mysterious fire accident that destroyed half of…

Dirty business of people smuggling: Italian police release wiretaps from trafficking network

Italian investigators reveal new details about the dirty business of people smuggling – including discussions on where best to invest their money 9 23 0 0 32 Email Mohammed Ali…

U.N. aid workers among six killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

An improvised bomb exploded near a U.N. vehicle traveling near the northeastern Somali city of Garowe on Monday morning, killing six people — including four aid workers for the international…

Mediterranean capsized migrants’ boat’s captain charged

The Tunisian captain of a boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, killing hundreds of migrants, has been charged with reckless multiple homicide, Italian officials say. He has also been…

Somali car bomb explodes outside Mogadishu restaurant

A car bomb has exploded outside a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The BBC’s Moalimu Mohammed in Mogadishu says 11 people have been confirmed dead in the explosion…

Former Egyptian President Morsy sentenced to 20 years

By Sarah Sirgany and Holly Yan, CNN Updated 5:32 AM ET, Tue April 21, 2015 Cairo (CNN) Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday…

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