Did Khadijah Make a Good Judgment in Marrying Muhammad?

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Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Would Muslim women add valuable insight and sensitivities as judicial officers, and would their perceptions and insights on law and justice benefit Shari’ah courts? These two questions came to mind when the Nairobi Star reported that some Kenyan Muslim leaders, imams and councils were […]

Yemen’s Saleh appears on TV, offers to share power

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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh appeared on television on Thursday for the first time since an assassination attempt a month ago and said he was ready to share power within the constitution’s framework. Saleh, who is recovering in Riyadh after the June 3 bomb attack on his presidential compound, showed […]

Somalis seek refuge from drought in Ethiopia

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The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says more than 110,000 Somalis have arrived at the remote camps at Dolo Ado in south-eastern Ethiopia. The camps are already severely overcrowded, but another 1,600 people are arriving every day. They are weak with hunger, having walked for days with malnourished children to […]

Boost troops for Sudan, say agencies

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United Nations – A number of aid agencies called on the United Nations on Wednesday to increase the number of troops to be deployed to South Sudan after it secedes from the north on Saturday. Ahead of the official separation of poor, conflict-ravaged but oil-producing South Sudan, the UN Security […]

Phone-hacking scandal widens, shares slump

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The impact of a tabloid phone-hacking scandal widened Thursday as shares in parent company News Corp. slumped amid revelations the relatives of dead soldiers may have been targeted. According to The Telegraph, Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the heart of the scandal, had the personal details of the families […]

Libya: NATO intensifying bombing to aid rebel push

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TRIPOLI, Libya – A senior Libyan official on Thursday accused NATO of intensifying its bombing of the country to lay the groundwork for an advance by rebels trying to topple Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim told The Associated Press in an early morning interview that the increased […]

Triangle of hunger batters millions in E. Africa

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WAJIR, Kenya – Thousands of families are walking for days in search of food in a triangle of hunger where the borders of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia meet. Hundreds already have died, and images of children with skinny, malnourished bodies are becoming commonplace in this corner of Africa. Even Somalia’s […]