- Food supplements airlifted into famine-hit Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A plane carrying 10 tons of urgently needed nutritional supplements to treat malnourished children has landed in famine-hit Somalia, a U.N. official said Wednesday.
- Iraqi-Kurd force to take over in Kirkuk after US
KIRKS, Iraq – Iraq’s experimental Golden Lions security force made up of old foes is getting ready to stand alone as U.S. forces withdraw along the potentially explosive fault line of Kirkuk, the disputed northern oil city.
- Bomb In Turban Kills Afghan-American Mayor in Kandahar
A suicide bomber who hid explosives inside his turban killed Kandahar’s mayor, an affable, hard-working 65-year-old who was a dual American-Afghan citizen and the third major figure in the southern Afghan city to be assassinated in the past two-and-a-half weeks.
- Egypt military chief says foreign groups interfering
CAIRO — Egypt’s military ruler accused “foreign” groups on Wednesday of pushing some Egyptians into “inappropriate actions,” as tensions mount between the military and activists who demand reforms.
- Britain recognizes Libyan opposition, unfreezes millions
LONDON — Britain has officially recognized Libya’s rebel opposition as the country’s sole governmental authority and expelled all of the remaining Libyan diplomats loyal to Moammar Gaddafi, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday.
- Iraq calls on Kuwait to suspend work on megaport
BAGHDAD — Baghdad called on Kuwait Wednesday to suspend work on a controversial megaport until Iraq is assured its shipping lanes will not be squeezed by the project.
- Aid Caravan Breaks the Barriers of Parachinar besieged by Taliban for five years
The “Aid Caravan of Majlis-e-Wehdat-e-Muslimins (MWM) has broken the barrier of Khyber-Pukhtoonkhawa Government at Attock Bridge and continues its traveling towards the Kurram Agency Parachinar to break the five years long besiege of Kurram Agency Parachinar by Taliban Militants.
- CIMA Launches Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance
CIMA held the UK launch of its new advanced diploma in Islamic finance at the Islamic Finance News (IFN) 2011 Europe Forum in London. The qualification is the first advanced diploma in Islamic finance launched by a professional chartered accountancy body.
- Grand Shia cleric highlights Islam’s view on science, knowledge
Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpaigani has urged the need for obtaining knowledge and said “acquiring science will contribute to the salvation of human being.”
- Islamic Arts Program in Major US Cities
The US Regional Arts Organizations (RAO), through its regional body, Arts Midwest, announced the launch of a groundbreaking artistic and cultural exchange program that will be taking place throughout the country.