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Iraq crisis: Kurds retake strategic mountain from IS

Iraq crisis: Kurds retake strategic mountain from IS Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have recaptured a strategically important mountain from Islamic State (IS) militants, helped by US air strikes. Mount Zartak overlooks a plain that stretches to Mosul, the city seized by IS in June. The mountain fell to the Islamists last month when they … Continue reading »

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Iraqi military families storm parliament, demand answers after ISIS slaughter

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) — The families of Iraqi military members attacked by ISIS in June stormed parliament in Baghdad Tuesday, demanding more information about the fate of their loved ones, a parliamentary official told CNN. More than 100 family members clashed with security before entering the building, located in the International Zone, commonly known as the … Continue reading »

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Kurdish Genocide Task Force Urges Action Against IS

 Kurdish Genocide Task Force Statement has been issued urging international action against the “Islamic State”…

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Op-Ed on Yarmouk Camp & Right of Return

Lessons from Yarmouk Every decade, another episode of dispossession and loss plays out for Palestinian refugees in troubled host countries. Last updated: 27 Feb 2014 10:01 Yousef Munayyer Yousef Munayyer is Executive Director of The Jerusalem Fund and its educational programme, The Palestine Center. Prior to joining the Palestine Center, he served as a Policy … Continue reading »

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Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire

By NBC News staff and wire reports Updated at 1:11 p.m. ET: Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire, the Egyptian foreign minister said Wednesday, ending eight days of fighting that killed more than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis. The cease-fire is set to start at 9 p.m. Cairo time (2 p.m. ET), Egyptian … Continue reading »

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Israeli air strike kills 11 civilians in Gaza: Hamas

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli missile killed at least 11 Palestinian civilians including four children in Gaza on Sunday, medical officials said, apparently an attack on a top militant that brought a three-storey home crashing down. International pressure for a ceasefire seemed certain to mount in response to the deadliest single incident in five days … Continue reading »

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Medina: Saudis take a bulldozer to Islam’s history Authorities are building a mosque so big it will hold 1.6m people – but are demolishing irreplaceable monuments to do it

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What have they done to my hajj?

Article What have they done to my hajj? The spirituality of the Muslim pilgrimage is being ruined by skyscrapers and traffic jams around the holy site, while rising costs mean it is a ritual that only the rich can afford Ajmal Masroor guardian.co.uk, Sunday 28 October 2012 10.12 EDT Jump to comments (137) The four-faced … Continue reading »

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Mecca’s Urban Development

Mecca’s mega architecture casts shadow over hajj Towering over Mecca, this is the world’s second-tallest building – and it is just a tiny part of a voracious development that has seen historic sites bulldozed and locals forced into shantytowns. As the hajj begins, Oliver Wainwright reports    

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Astronomy

My paper relates to Muslim scientists but had it not been for their discoveries and improvements in the field of astronomy, we may have never known about this recent discovery. http://news.yahoo.com/next-door-alien-planet-still-too-distant-visit-233101461.html

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