A special Navroz for the USA — By NAZIM KARIM on The Ismaili

For centuries, Navroz (Nowruz) has been celebrated as a festival marking the arrival of spring, with its promise of a fresh start in both nature, and in our lives. For Shia Muslims, March 21 signifies plentiful harvests, spiritual rejuvenation, a time of festivities, and a celebration of the bounty provided to us as we look…

Videos on 2018 Natural Beauty: Niagara Falls Frozen!! Spectacular!!

Niagara Falls is Coated in Ice The abnormally cold weather in North America has led to the illusion of a freezing Niagara Falls. The falling water itself didn’t freeze, but the water spray turned to ice in the air and settled on stones and trees, creating the effect of a frozen waterfall. Source: Sputnik Published…

US vetoes UN resolution for withdrawal of Trump’s Jerusalem decision — France 24

United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn. The remaining 14 council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the United States or Trump…

Obama Issues Ramadan Message as Muslim Holy Month Begins — VOA News com|Building spiritual community is an important part of the observance of Ramadan says Jibril Hough

Palestinians enjoy their last Friday day before the Holy month of Ramadan, at the beach of the Mediterranean sea in Gaza City, June 3, 2016. President Barack Obama has issued his annual Ramadan greeting as Muslims around the world are preparing to observe the holy month, which is expected to begin late Sunday or Monday,…

Sweden protests Saudi flogging of convicted blogger — New Europe com

Saudi officials on Friday postponed a second round of flogging People take part in an Amnesty International protest in front of the Saudi Embassy in Vienna, Austria, 16 January 2015, against the flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi . EPA/ROLAND SCHLAGER Sweden’s Foreign Ministry says it summoned Saudi Arabia’s charge d’affaires to protest the flogging…

The Impact of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) — Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung’s two Volume Documentation in PDF format

Impact of TTIP Volume 1: Economic Effects on the Transatlantic Partners, Third Countries and the Global Trade Order Andreas Freytag, Peter Draper, Susanne Fricke, Berlin, June 18, 2014 Editor: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. The current plans to conclude a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) raise a number of both economic and political questions. This policy brief…

Scandinavia is Global Leader in Social Cohesion — A study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany

News Item Gütersloh, 16/07/2013 Scandinavia is Global Leader in Social Cohesion English-speaking countries rank above average; immigration levels statistically insignificant Photo: Ivelin Radkov/Fotolia.com Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland have the highest levels of social cohesion, followed by Canada, the US, Australia, and New Zealand, according to the Social Cohesion Radar, a study released today by…