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Saudi Arabia fixes Mahr rate to “contain spinsterhood”

Arab News | 03 Dhul Qa’dah 1436/19 August 2015 An unmarried woman’s dowry has been officially fixed at SR50,000, while for a divorcee, it would be SR30,000. The move follows instructions from Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is also adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. …

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Cleaning Your Teeth With White Phosphorus?

By Dr Vacy Vlazna 17 August, 2015 Countercurrents.org One year ago, on 15 August – 40 days into Israel’s 51 day monstrous assault on Gaza that was clocking up 1800 innocent Palestinian deaths – Adrian Orr, the CEO of the New Zealand Superfund (NZSF) took a cheap shot, a morally …

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BDS-SA Saga With Virgin Active.

In his own words: Muhammed Desai tells all of his banning by Virgin Active Muhammed Desai | 27 Shawaal 1436/13 August 2015 A transcript of Desai’s version of events as shared on Cii Radio’s Sabahul Khair. Desai is an office bearer at BDS South Africa. WATCH a video of proceedings …

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Asadullah Ajimuddin remembered

Short life, long lasting impact  Ebrahim Moosa – Cii News | 26 Shawaal 1436/12 August 2015 “I said, ‘I leave you and I trust in Allah’, and I can now say with Yaqeen that he fulfilled that trust”. This is how a tearful but steadfast Moulana Sayyid Jalaluddin Ajimuddin recounted …

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How Israel protects its child murdering settlers

  By: Ali Abunimah Source: The Electronic Intifada Before dawn on Friday morning, Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler, was burned to death in an arson attack on two homes in the village of Duma in the northern occupied West Bank. The murder of Ali Dawabsha is not the first time …

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‘Almost quarter of a million people’ dead in Syria war

  August 10, 2015Posted by: MV Media   By: Agencies Source: MWC News Almost a quarter of a million people, including nearly 12,000 children, have been killed in Syria’s conflict since it broke out in March 2011, a UK-based activist group has said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) …

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First SA Hujaaj set to depart August 14

Cii News | 20 Shawaal 1436/06 August 2015 All logistics appear to be in place ahead of the departure of first South African Hujaaj next week. Local Haj regulator SAHUC has declared itself ready to serve the Hujaaj whilst travel operators are said to be in the final stages of …

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Water shedding: Dark clouds loom

Cii Radio | 19 Shawaal 1436/05 August 2015 The prospect of water shedding in South Africa is serious and looms on the horizon. It could be implemented in a few months for the rest of South Africa while shedding has already started in the Northern parts of Kwa Zulu Natal. …

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Israeli Leaders Lit The Match That Burned Baby Ali Dawabsha

By Rania Khalek 02 August, 2015 Electronicintifada.net Relatives carry the body of 18-month-old Palestinian Ali Dawabsha at the toddler’s funeral in the occupied West Bank village of Duma. The boy died and his parents and 4-year-old brother were critically injured when Israeli settlers set fire to their house. (Oren Ziv/ …

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