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‘Months needed to fix damage to Gaza’

‘Months needed to fix damage to Gaza’

UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos says it will take months to repair the destruction Israel has wreaked on the UN’s infrastructure in the besieged Gaza Strip. On Sunday, the UN official made the remarks in the Iranian capital Tehran where she is on a two-day visit for talks [&hellip

1000s mourn Campos death in Brazil

1000s mourn Campos death in Brazil

Tens of thousands have gathered in a city in northeastern Brazil to mourn the death of a presidential candidate killed in a plane crash earlier. At a ceremony in Recife in the Pernambuco state on Sunday, the mourners bid farewell to Eduardo Campos, who died along with six other after their plane crashed while landing [&hellip

Libya militias continue exchanging fire

Libya militias continue exchanging fire

Rival militia factions have continued exchanging fire in the Libyan capital Tripoli amid international appeals for a ceasefire. The clashes resumed on Sunday as militia forces have been wrestling one another to gain control of the capital for more than a month. Gunfire and shelling were heard throughout the day, particularly near the country’s main [&hellip

85 Nigerians rescued from Boko Haram

85 Nigerians rescued from Boko Haram

Chadian troops have rescued some 85 Nigerians who had been abducted last week by Takfiri Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria. On August 10, Boko Haram militants stormed the village of Doron Baga on the shores of Lake Chad and kidnapped some 100 young men and several women. At least 28 people were killed and [&hellip

ISS trash to burn up in atmosphere

ISS trash to burn up in atmosphere

Some 3,300 pounds of garbage from the International Space Station (ISS), which has been loaded onto resupply cargo ship, is to burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. The combustion, which is to take place on Sunday, will also afford astronauts an opportunity to examine atmospheric reentry. The Cygnus vessel departed from the ISS on Friday. [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 21:4

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 21:4

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   If you know anyone who would like to receive QURANIC REFLECTIONS, request him/her to subscribe to our Email List at www.academyofislam.com Hajj 1435 Webinars on August 24, 2014 ALI 272a: Hajj 1435 Preparations and Ziyarat [&hellip

How the big five will line up

How the big five will line up

​Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United will all start the season with optimism of lifting the Premier League trophy come May. The potential title race protagonists have invested heavily over the summer and consequently the managers of the big five have some huge selection calls to make. Who will they place their faith [&hellip

Suarez trains with Barcelona

Suarez trains with Barcelona

​Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has trained with his new team-mates for the first time following the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling that relaxed elements of his four-month ban. Suarez failed in his appeal to have the entire suspension removed but CAS ruled the punishment was overly harsh and allowed him to train and play [&hellip

Colombia head backs medical cannabis

Colombia head backs medical cannabis

​Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said he supports the legalisation of marijuana for medical use. Mr Santos said the measure – which is due to be voted on by Colombian lawmakers – would be a “compassionate response” to pain experienced by people with terminal illnesses. During a forum on drug policies, he also said [&hellip

‘Resistance only way to face Israel’

‘Resistance only way to face Israel’

Palestinian resistance is the only way to confront the Israeli regime, says Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah. On Friday, the chief of the Lebanese resistance movement hailed Palestinians of the besieged Gaza Strip for the resistance against Tel Aviv. Nasrallah made the remarks on the eighth anniversary of the end of Israel’s war on [&hellip