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Report: British Muslims under surveillance

Source : IINA / 28 Feb 2014

Muhammad still does not know for sure why British counter-terrorism police came to the door of his east London home shortly before dawn one morning in March 2012.


The ''massacre'' in Central Africa

By Serhat Orakci / World Bulletin / 28 Feb 2014

The Central African Republic (CAR) has been in a political, religious and humanitarian crisis lately. All three dimensions of the crisis are growing steadily and the state of the country's affairs are getting complicated. As these three dimensions grow ever more complex, triggering each other mutually, the situation is becoming evermore dangerous.


US: Syria leads human rights violations in 2013

Source : Al Jazeera and AP / 28 Feb 2014

A chemical-weapon attack in Syria last summer that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people was the world's worst human rights violation of 2013, the Obama administration concluded Thursday.

The report, an annual survey by the State Department of global human rights abuses, also foreshadowed the unrest that has gripped Ukraine in recent weeks and toppled its government.


Number of England rough sleepers up by third in 3 yrs

Source : Presstv / 27 Feb 2014

The number of people sleeping rough in England has increased by more than a third over a period of three years, new official figures show.

According to the statistics, released by the UK’s Department for Communities and Local Government on Tuesday, there were some 2,414 people rough sleeping on any one night across England in 2013, showing an increase of 37 percent when compared with the 2010 data.


20 years on, Hebron massacre haunts survivors

Source : AFP / 26 Feb 2014

Twenty years on, the massacre of 29 Muslims by a Jewish extremist as they prayed in a West Bank mosque still haunts Mohammed Abu Al-Halawa, a survivor who was left a paraplegic.

On February 25, 1994, Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein used an assault rifle to gun down worshippers in the Ibrahimi Mosque — revered by Jews as the Cave of the Patriarchs — in the heart of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before he was beaten to death by those who escaped his hail of bullets.


More Americans say Afghanistan war was a mistake

Source : Presstv / 25 Feb 2014

Almost half of the US population believes that the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan was a mistake, a new Gallup poll shows.

The poll found that 49 percent of Americans think the invasion should not have happened while 48 percent believe the opposite.


A Fictitious World of Facebook

By Maryam Hedayat | | 22 Feb 2014

What! You don’t have a Facebook account? Hameed was almost shocked to death when he came to know that his friend Ahmad did not have a Facebook account. As if not having a Facebook account is a crime, or his being educated is of no use.

It is not only Hameed’s thinking but almost every one of us believes the same.


57% of road accident victims are teachers and students: Study

Source : Arab news / 22 Feb 2014

Around 57 percent of road accident fatalities involve teachers and students, according to a latest study.

Conducted by a local daily, the study said male and female teachers accounted for 35 percent of these fatalities and students 22 percent.


No Israelis killed in Israel by Palestinians in 2013

Source : World Bulletin / 21 Feb 2014

A report has revealed that not a single Israeli citizen was killed by Palestinians inside Israel throughout the entire year of 2013.

According to the Strategy Page, only six Israelis were killed by Palestinian resistence fighters in 2013, and all of those incidents happened outside of Israel.


73% of citizens have no houses of their own

Source : Arab news / 20 Feb 2014

Seventy-three percent of citizens do not have houses of their own, a Shoura Council member said on Wednesday.

Saudis have called on the Real Estate Development Fund (REDF) to speed up the disbursement of loans in order to help them build homes before it becomes more expensive.


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