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Syria: Hezbollah Commits to an All-Out Fight to Save Assad

Supporters watched a live broadcast of Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, at a rally in the Bekaa Valley. BEIRUT, Lebanon — The leader of the powerful Lebanese militant group Hezbollah decisively committed his followers on Saturday to an all-out battle in Syria to defeat the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad. He said the organization, founded to […]

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CONFRONTING NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES

by Tariq Ramadan Contrary to expectations, over time, perceptions of Islam and Muslims by their western fellow-citizens have sharply deteriorated. Around us we observe the rise of populist movements and extreme right-wing parties from the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Greece and France (to name but a few European countries) to Australia, Canada and the […]

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Feature: The Law and You

INTRODUCTION The Law, over years has obtained this cloak of invisibility such that the average person is unable to decipher its Language. Moreso, Our society especially in recent times usually misconstrues the true nature of the Law. Lawyers are often perceived as liars who use the Law to manipulate and to serve their own purpose […]

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Russian school bans 5 Muslim girls from classes for wearing hijab

A head teacher of a school in Russia’s North Caucasus region banned five Muslim girls from attending classes while wearing a hijab. Indignant parents filed suits at a local prosecutor’s office over the issue. The scandal erupted a week ago at a school in the village of Kara-Tyube in Russia’s Stavropol region. Several Muslim girls […]

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Israel’s call for red line over Iran nuclear program just noise: Obama

US President Barack Obama says Israel’s call for drawing red line over Iran’s nuclear energy program is just “noise” he tries to ignore. Obama made the remarks in an interview with CBS channel on Sunday, saying the issue concerns US national security decisions, and that he will do what is right for the US people. 

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Eleven enduring mysteries of 9/11

As the world pauses to remember the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States, it is also important to remember the inexplicable things that happened – and didn’t happen – that tragic day. After all, 9/11 is solely responsible for diminishing hard-fought US civil rights, as well as triggering wars around the world. […]

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‘The North will rise again’ – Muhammad Al-Ghazali

These certainly are not the best of times for the various states in the northern half of Nigeria. From lofty heights under the able and commanding leadership of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, the region has now become a problem onto itself. It is presently not only home to one of […]

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My 8-month ordeal in SSS custody, by Madalla Imam

A deputy imam of a mosque in Madalla who went missing along with four other Muslim clerics over the past eight months has been released from the custody of the State Security Service, Daily Trust learnt yesterday. Malam Abubakar Ahmed, the deputy chief Imam of a Madalla Juma’at mosque, which is located between the market […]

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‘Iran and Egypt going to offset Saudi and US in Mid-East’

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is going to side with China and Iran to rebalance the region, Michael Hughes, foreign policy strategist at the Washington-based New World Strategies Coalition, told RT.

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OBJ, IBB Lack The Moral Right To Postulate On Nigeria’s Unity

In a rare joint statement, two former Heads of State, Generals Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, on Sunday called on Nigerians not to lose hope as a result of the current state of insecurity in the country. They urged Nigerians not to give room for frustration, fear and despair, which are the fallouts of acts […]

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