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Artistry of Allah in the spider’s web

HARUN YAHYA ARABNEWS.COM Published — Friday 24 October 2014 The best-known things about spiders are their webs. However, there are miraculous details hidden both in the web and in the…

Kaaba key keeper dies

Sheikh Abdul Qadir Taha Al-Sheibi, who held the traditional key to the Kaaba, died in Makkah on Thursday. He was 74. The Al-Sheibi family has been holding the position of…

IS now ‘richest terror group’

WASHINGTON: The Islamic State has become the world’s wealthiest terror group, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday.…

China’s future growth: “Even dragons tire”

economist.com: THE announcement this week that China’s economy had grown by 7.3% in the third quarter year-on-year was widely seen as marking the country’s “new normal” of slower growth. It…

Kurdish women who have given up everything to fight ISIS militants

‘We want everyone to know that a woman is no different to a man when it comes to defending her country.’ That is the message from a group of incredibly…

Studying the Holy Prophet Muhammad Pragmatically

Epigraph: We (Allah) prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be…

Lebanon: Cash aid for refugees succeeds despite donors’ doubts

BEIRUT: For decades, aid groups have assumed they know what’s best for refugees and the poor; a growing body of evidence suggests they’re wrong. Both academic research and practical experience,…

Blasphemy charges: Court orders Sindh Leader of Opposition Khursheed Shah to appear on Oct 28

ET: KARACHI: A lower court on Thursday issued notice to the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah in response to an application levelling blasphemy charges against him.…

Isis ascent in Syria and Iraq weakening Pakistani Taliban

Source: The Guardian The dramatic rise of Islamic State (Isis) in Syria and Iraq is helping to tear apart the Pakistani Taliban, the beleaguered militant group beset by infighting and…

ISIS ‘School of Jihad’ trains small children how to behead, torture and use AK-47s

Source: TOI LONDON: Forced viewings of beheadings and torture, training with weapons almost as big as they are and daily lessons in extremist theology: if you’re a boy growing up…

Pope Francis blasts life sentences as ‘hidden death penalty’

Source: The Guardian Pope Francis has branded life-long prison terms “a hidden death sentence” in an attack on “penal populism” that included severe criticism of countries that facilitate torture. In…

It’s Been 20 Years Since One Of The Middle East Peace Process’s Biggest Success Stories

The Washington Institute For Near East Policy DAVID SCHENKER, THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY October 26 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty. Prior to the…

Qur’an lesson for today: 273. Commandment to walk thou at a moderate pace and dignified manner

273. Commandment to walk thou at a moderate pace and dignified manner [31:20] ‘And walk thou at a moderate pace, and lower thy voice; verily, the most disagreeable of voices…

Coming back to life: Buddhist songs resound in Jaulian monastery after 1,500 years

ET: HARIPUR: For 1,500 years the place was almost silent, with only the occasional sounds of visitors’ footsteps and rustling leaves filling the air. Earlier this week, however, Jaulian monastery came…

National Security Policy, PPO against shariah: Council of Islamic Ideology

Daily Times: ISLAMABAD: Islamic Ideology Council’s (IIC) Chairman Maulana Muhammad Sheerani on Wednesday provisionally termed the Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO) and National Security Policy against the shariah, media reports said.The…

High in Pakistan’s mountains, women break taboos

Dawn.com — A student from the Shimshal Mountaineering School uses ice axes to climb a slope on a glacier near the Shimshal village in the northern Hunza valley. –– AFP…

Jordan: Four imams banned for pro-Islamic State Friday sermons

by Taylor Luck, The Jordan Times AMMAN — The Awqaf Ministry has banned four clerics for encouraging citizens to support the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group during Friday sermons earlier…

Jordan world’s second water-poorest country

by Hana Namrouqa | Oct 22, 2014 | JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — Jordan now ranks as the world’s second water-poorest country, where water per capita is 88 per cent below…

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