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Quranic Reflections, Āyat 3:140

Quranic Reflections, Āyat 3:140

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh, April 3, 2015/Jamādī al-Thāniyya 13, 1436 Quranic Reflections: Year 5, No. 14, Āyat 3:140 – To each his day وَتِلْكَ الْأَيَّامُ نُدَاوِلُهَا بَيْنَ النَّاسِ Wa-tilkal-ayyāmu nudāwiluhā baynan-nās Such days of varying fortune We rotate [&hellip

Greece says Germany owes it €278bn

Greece says Germany owes it €278bn

A Greek official says Germany owes Athens more than 278 billion euros (306 billion dollars) in compensation for the Nazi atrocities carried out during the Second World War in Greece. “According to our calculations, the debt linked to German reparations is 278.7 billion euros, including 10.3 billion for the so-called ‘forced loan,’” Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris [&hellip

Wednesday, 8th April, 2015

Wednesday, 8th April, 2015

​1798 solar years ago, on this day in 217 AD, Roman Emperor Caracalla was assassinated after a 6-year reign by his guards while urinating at a roadside in Edessa in northern Mesopotamia, a year after he tricked the Iranians into believing that he was sincere in his peace and marriage proposal to the daughter of Parthian [&hellip

Syria minister urges military op. in Yarmuk

Syria minister urges military op. in Yarmuk

​The Syrian Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs said a military operation is necessary to expel ISIL terrorists from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in south Damascus. “The priority now is to expel and defeat militants and terrorists in the camp. Under the present circumstances, a military solution is necessary,” Ali Haidar said after [&hellip

UK schools fear pupils may join ISIL

UK schools fear pupils may join ISIL

Headteachers in London are scared that British pupils will use the Easter holiday break to flee their homes to join ISIL in Syria. Nazir Afzal, who stepped down in his role as chief prosecutor this week, says that London headteachers have been made aware of dozens of boys and girls that may flee to Syria [&hellip

‘Yemen war taking toll on civilians’

‘Yemen war taking toll on civilians’

​Civilians in Yemen are increasingly suffering from the ongoing violence in their country as Saudi Arabia’s aggression against the Arab nation continues unabated, the United Nations says. Humanitarian access to those most in need in Yemen has been restricted due to “aerial attacks and ground incursions” in the country, the UN news center reported on [&hellip

Russia ‘dismayed’ by airstrikes on Yemen

Russia ‘dismayed’ by airstrikes on Yemen

​Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he is “dismayed” that the Saudi-led coalition refrained from consulting the UN Security Council before initiating its attacks against Yemen. “Right now (the operation) does not have any foundation in international law. Of course we were a little dismayed, to put it mildly, that the operation was begun without [&hellip

Kenya jets bomb Shabab camps in Somalia

Kenya jets bomb Shabab camps in Somalia

Kenyan military aircraft have pounded two camps of al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia following the recent attack on a university in Kenya that left nearly 150 people dead. “We bombed two al-Shabab camps in the Gedo region,” Kenyan army spokesman, Colonel David Obonyo, said on Monday, adding, “The two targets were hit and taken [&hellip

Syria peace talks kick off in Moscow

Syria peace talks kick off in Moscow

​Russian-sponsored peace talks aimed at resolving the four-year-old Syrian crisis has commenced in Moscow with participants representing the Syrian government and opposition parties. Syria’s UN Ambassador Bashar al-Jaafari is representing Damascus in the truce discussion that began Monday in the Russian capital of Moscow with members of the opposition, including the National Coordination Committee for [&hellip

Rodgers rubbishes crisis talk

Rodgers rubbishes crisis talk

​Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hit back at reports of a ‘crisis meeting’ at the club’s training ground on Sunday after the dismal defeat at Arsenal 24 hours earlier. A story in Monday’s Daily Mirror said the Anfield boss had accused several players of “not playing for him” in a meeting at Melwood following their capitulation in [&hellip