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US National Intelligence chief defends surveillance programs

US National Intelligence chief defends surveillance programs

US National Intelligence chief defends surveillance programs Director of US National Intelligence James Clapper Sun Jun 9, 2013 6:32AM GMT Director of US National Intelligence James Clapper has defended the electronic surveillance tool PRISM, which collects data from phone calls and Internet accounts of Americans. On Saturday, he insisted that various intelligence-gathering programs being used [&hellip

EA determined to speed up integration, says Bilal

EA determined to speed up integration, says Bilal

EA determined to speed up integration, says Bilal BY LUSEKELO PHILEMON 9th June 2013 Vice-President Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal (R) in conversation with the East African Community Secretary General Richard Sezibera in Arusha on Friday . Vice President, Dr Mohammed Gharib Bilal has said East African Community member states are determined to speed up integration [&hellip

Conservation fund empowers 5,000 villagers

Conservation fund empowers 5,000 villagers

Conservation fund empowers 5,000 villagers BY LUSEKELO PHILEMON 9th June 2013 The Eastern Arc Mountains Conservation Endowment Fund (EAMCEF) has empowered over 5,000 villagers living close to forest reserves with income generating projects. EAMCEF’s executive director Francis Sabuni told reporters recently in Morogoro saying the fund was established as funding mechanism for biodiversity conservation and [&hellip

Evidence of drinakable water on Mars

Evidence of drinakable water on Mars

Nasa scientists say their Opportunity rover has made new discoveries about early water on Mars which may have been drinkable. The unmanned solar-powered vehicle, described as “arthritic” as it nears 10 years since its launch, has just analysed what may be its oldest rock ever, known as Esperance 6. It contains evidence that potentially life-supporting [&hellip

Russia deploys unit to Mediterranean

Russia deploys unit to Mediterranean

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a meeting in the Russian Armed Forces main operational center in Moscow. Moscow says it has dispatched a permanent naval unit to the Mediterranean Sea, a move that the Russian president says is aimed at defending the country’s security. The Russian chief of staff said Thursday that Moscow had deployed [&hellip

Pro-Palestine march to be held globally

Pro-Palestine march to be held globally

 The Global March to al-Quds in Gaza 2012 “The Global March to al-Quds” is held every year to mark the anniversary of the occupation of East al-Quds by Israeli forces during the 1967 Six-Day War.” Pro-Palestinian activists across the world are set to hold demonstrations to call for the liberation of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and all [&hellip

US making target list for cyber attacks

US making target list for cyber attacks

President Barack Obama has ordered top US officials to prepare a list of potential targets for US cyber-attacks abroad, a report says. Britain’s daily The Guardian said on Friday it obtained a top secret presidential directive, issued last October but never made public, which states that the attacks, called Offensive Cyber Effects Operations (OCEO), “can [&hellip

6 killed in California shooting spree

6 killed in California shooting spree

Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies search the grounds of Santa Monica College, California, after a shooting spree on June 7, 2013. At least six people have been killed in a shooting spree in the city of Santa Monica in the US state of California, and one gunman was also killed by the police. The black-clad [&hellip

‘China bus fire suspected criminal case’

‘China bus fire suspected criminal case’

Local government in China says inspection by experts and police into the express bus fire incident has cast doubt on technical failure as the cause of the incident. Initial probe has suggested that the blaze is a suspected “serious criminal case,” the local government said at a press conference on Saturday morning. Investigation showed the [&hellip

Me’raj: The Night Ascension, By Mahdi Ansari Qummi

Me’raj: The Night Ascension, By Mahdi Ansari Qummi

The Prophet of Islam began his historical night journey, along with the trusted protector of the revelation, the Angel Jibra’il from the house of Umm al ­Hani, the daughter of his uncle and sister of Amir al‑Mo’minin ‘Ali  in the blessed city of Makkah. With the aide of his steed al‑Buraq, he traveled to Bait al‑Muqaddas, which (at that time) was located in [&hellip