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Unity government mandate over: Hamas

Unity government mandate over: Hamas

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says that the mandate of the national unity government, established in June, with the rival Fattah group will expire this week. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told a news briefing in Gaza City on Sunday that the national consensus government declared six months ago will end on December 2, adding [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 10:44

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 10:44

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, November 28, 2014/Safar 5, 1436 Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 10:44 – Injustice to the self إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَظْلِمُ النَّاسَ شَيْئًا وَلَٰكِنَّ النَّاسَ أَنْفُسَهُمْ يَظْلِمُونَ Innallāha lā yazlimun-nāsa shay’an walākinnan-nāsa anfusahum yazlimūn Surely Allah does not [&hellip

Obama to discuss protests with cabinet

Obama to discuss protests with cabinet

US President Barack Obama will meet with his cabinet members and civil rights leaders to discuss protests against a Missouri grand jury decision in the case of the death of Michael Brown. The White House said on Sunday Obama’s meeting will include a discussion of a review of federal programs that provide military-style equipment to [&hellip

Turkey’s Erdogan to meet Putin

Turkey’s Erdogan to meet Putin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in an attempt to boost ties. The talks between the two leaders slated to be held in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Monday are expected to focus on energy cooperation as well as major diplomatic issues while Ankara seeks a [&hellip

Lufthansa pilots set to stage new strike

Lufthansa pilots set to stage new strike

Pilots with Germany’s Lufthansa airline are set to stage a fresh strike in an ongoing dispute with the carrier over retirement benefits. Members of the country’s Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union will walk off their jobs from noon local time on Monday (11:00 GMT), affecting Lufthansa’s short- and medium-haul flights. The action will continue until 3:00 [&hellip

Rights group slams Mubarak verdict

Rights group slams Mubarak verdict

A leading Egyptian human rights organization has criticized the country’s justice system for taking sides after a court’s decision to dismiss murder charges against the ousted president, Hosni Mubarak. The decision entrenched the impunity enjoyed by security forces in the North African country, said the Cairo-based Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) in a press [&hellip

Gerrard rubbishes rift reports

Gerrard rubbishes rift reports

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has rubbished reports he has fallen out with manager Brendan Rodgers. The 34-year-old midfielder was dropped to the bench for his side’s 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday, the 16th anniversary of his debut for the club. But Rodgers played down his decision to name Gerrard among the substitutes and explained [&hellip

Ten-man City leapfrog Saints

Ten-man City leapfrog Saints

​Ten-man Manchester City moved up to second in the Premier League table with a convincing 3-0 win at Southampton on Sunday afternoon. The champions claimed all three points despite seeing France international Eliaquim Mangala dismissed with 15 minutes remaining at St Mary’s after the centre-back picked up a second yellow card for a foul on [&hellip

NASA plans test flight of new craft

NASA plans test flight of new craft

NASA is planning to carry out a test run of an unmanned craft, which is originally designed to carry humans as far away into space as the planet Mars. The new craft, named “The Orion,” is set to launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral on December 4, 2014. “The craft will [&hellip

13 Venezuelan inmates die of poisoning

13 Venezuelan inmates die of poisoning

The prisoners at David Viloria Correction Center, known as Uribana prison and located in Venezuela’s northern Lara State, had been protesting since Tuesday over alleged rights violations by prison officials. In a statement, Venezuela’s Prisons Ministry said the inmates on Wednesday started breaking down the doors and walls of the prison and some of them [&hellip