Haiti to relocate 400,000 quake homeless

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Within days, the government will move 400,000 people made homeless by Haiti's epic earthquake from their squalid improvised camps throughout the shattered capital to new resettlement areas

Israel Continues To Spy on Its Biggest Ally, Another Israeli Spy Arrested by FBI

Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested on Monday an American scientist on charges of attempting to pass classified information to Israel. The scientist is accredited for helping

Hamas accepts independent state on 1967 borders: Official

A senior Hamas leader in the West Bank said Thursday that the Islamist organization was prepared to accept 'temporarily' an independent Palestinian state in the territories occupied by Israel in

Nation-Building Should Begin At Home

I have been writing for the last two years or so that the strategy of the Federal Reserve has been to engineer a “soft landing” from the horrendous financial bubbles

The Terrorism Conundrum

In the wake of 9/11, almost anything the US government did was accepted uncritically by the public. The Patriot Act was quickly passed, abridging the freedoms that Americans had enjoyed

Israel, Turkey and Low Seats

Last week a small crisis with potentially serious implications blew up between Israel and Turkey. Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon summoned Turkish Ambassador to Israel Ahmet Oguz Celikkol to

Egyptian prisons lack of medical care leads to serious risk of death for numerous detainees

Egyptian prisons are notorious for their bad conditions of detention, the widespread practice of torture and the arbitrary nature of the detention of many of their inmates.

Progressive Thinking in Contemporary Islam

It seems sensible to start by shedding light on the background context and then to define the broader framework within which the “progressive thinking” in contemporary Islam which we want

Memo to Osama bin Laden

Islam was sent as mercy to humanity and not as an ideology of terror or hatred. It advocates plurality and moral equality of all faiths (Quran 2:62, 5:69). To use

The Fight over the Meaning of Islam

Without denying that Islam as a faith and a world-historical religion continues to retain a pointed political charge and a fighting edge in the contemporary world, it is very important