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US District Judge grants 1993 World Trade Center bomber’s demand for halal meals

“The lawsuit said Ajaj considered vegetarian and Kosher meals inadequate.” But the Qur’an says that “the food of the People of the Book is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them” (5:5), which means that Muslims … [Read More...]

New Kavanaugh allegations NEW ALLEGATIONS DOES NOT change the fact that it’s all about politics

Brett Kavanaugh, Douglas Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas (Photos: Scott Applewhite/AP, Terry Ashe/LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images, Lee Corkran/Sygma via Getty Images) In the day since Christine Blasey Ford stepped out of anonymity with her … [Read More...]

Russia and Turkey to create buffer zone in Idlib, Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin said it would be 15km to 25km (9-15 miles) wide and come into force by 15 October. Troops from Russia, an ally of Syria’s government, and Turkey, which backs the rebels, will patrol the zone. The UN had warned … [Read More...]

Senior UN official calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian village in the West Bank

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu” in the West Bank, … [Read More...]

Yemen: mortar attack on UN food silo ‘could affect vital aid deliveries to millions’

Fighting in the Yemen port city of Hudaydah which has damaged a World Food Programme (WFP) storage facility, threatens to hamper efforts to feed millions of people in the war-torn country, it said on Friday. … [Read More...]

Economy and living standards of Gaza ‘eviscerated’ by crippling blockade – UN trade and development report

The Occupied Palestinian Territory now suffers the highest unemployment rate in the world, with incomes and agricultural production going down, the United Nations trade and development agency said on Wednesday, noting that women and young people were … [Read More...]

A record one million Syrians displaced over six months, during six key battles: UN investigators

All parties to the seven-year Syria conflict and the States that support them should do “everything in their power” to prevent a full-scale military assault on Idlib, a high-level United Nations-appointed panel of investigators said on Wednesday. … [Read More...]

Yemen: UN envoy asks Security Council for more support ‘to move back’ to the negotiating table

United Nations Special Envoy Martin Griffith told the Security Council on Tuesday that he never expected an easy mission when he convened Intra-Yemeni Consultations in Geneva last week, for which the Houthis delegation failed to show up. … [Read More...]

Save Idlib from ‘transforming into a blood bath’, UN chief Guterres urges fighters and their allies

A full-scale battle for Idlib must be avoided at all costs, the United Nations Secretary-General has stressed, warning that failure to do so would unleash “a humanitarian nightmare unlike any seen in the blood-soaked Syrian conflict” so far. … [Read More...]

Afghanistan: UN condemns latest school bombings as ‘repulsive acts of terrorism’

Amidst mounting concern over what appears to be a pattern of attacks targeting civilians and schools, a series of bombs on Tuesday morning in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province left more than 21 dead and some 60 others injured, drawing  condemnation … [Read More...]

Anti-Semitic Barack Obama Accuses Trump Of Exploiting Religious Division

During his eight years in office, Barack Obama had a level of Antisemitism never before seen in the White House with the possible exceptions of FDR and Woodrow Wilson. But that doesn’t stop Obama from unabashedly using the term Nazi whenever he … [Read More...]

Upsetting the narrative

Do you want to know what your enemies are thinking? Listen to what they say. Usually they won’t tell you where and when the next terrorist attack will be but they will tell you their intentions and their strategy. Even when they lie through … [Read More...]

TERROR in Paris: Seven STABBED in #Paris knife rampage by Muslim migrant

Seven people including two British tourists were wounded Sunday in Paris after they were attacked by a Muslim migrant armed with a knife and an iron bar, according to police and other sources. “Investigators say no indication of a link to … [Read More...]

UK: Muslims demand that Franklin Graham be banned from the country for criticizing Islam

Would anyone be calling for the banning of Graham from the UK if he had called Christianity “evil”? The MCB said: “We would expect the government to apply its criteria here. If it does not, it will send a clear message that it is … [Read More...]

UK: Muslims demand that Franklin Graham be banned from the country for criticizing Islam

Would anyone be calling for the banning of Graham from the UK if he had called Christianity “evil”? The MCB said: “We would expect the government to apply its criteria here. If it does not, it will send a clear message that it is … [Read More...]

Germany: Anti-Immigration Party Surges in Popularity

The AfD's opponents, who often brand the party as "far right" or "extremist," claim that the party's alleged ties to neo-Nazi groups pose an existential threat to Germany's constitutional order. The AfD's supporters counter that Germany's politically … [Read More...]

Germany: Anti-Immigration Party Surges in Popularity

The AfD's opponents, who often brand the party as "far right" or "extremist," claim that the party's alleged ties to neo-Nazi groups pose an existential threat to Germany's constitutional order. The AfD's supporters counter that Germany's politically … [Read More...]

Yemen consultations have started, insists top UN negotiator

A positive environment exists for building trust between the opposing parties involved in discussions for a political solution to the Yemen conflict, despite the absence of one of the delegations in Geneva and insecurity on the ground, UN Special … [Read More...]

‘Sanctity of human civilian life’ in Idlib must win out, urges UN Syria Envoy

With the ingredients for a “perfect storm” brewing in the Syrian province of Idlib, the international community cannot allow civilians there to succumb to such a fate, the UN Envoy for the country told the Security Council on Friday. … [Read More...]

WFP and UNICEF prepare for the worst in Syria’s Idlib, as insecurity mars start of another school year

Emergency food supplies for hundreds of thousands of people in Syria’s Idlib are “ready for distribution” in the event of mass displacement caused by a full-scale military offensive on the last opposition-held region, the World Food Programme (WFP) … [Read More...]