Decades of Soviet nuclear testing on the steppes of Kazakhstan have been blamed for an alarming number of health problems suffered by residents in the area.
Now scientists are trying to determine whether the victims are passing on faulty genes to their children, the BBC's Rayhan Demytrie reports.
"It looked like a mushroom, it grew bigger and.. More
Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing unrest are now living in camps that Oxfam said on Thursday were horrifically overcrowded and unfit for humans.
The fighting has created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa nation, with one million internally displaced people and thousands more fleeing across borders to Ethiopia,.. More
The Central Intelligence Agency is refusing to make public hundreds of pages of internal documents about the agency's defunct detention and interrogation program, saying such disclosures would jeopardize national security by revealing classified intelligence sources and operations.
The C.I.A.'s argument to withhold the material, laid out Monday in.. More
In November 2008, an Iraqi mother called Sabria Jaloob received what she described as a "blessing".
It was the body of her son, Noori, who had vanished during the 1980-88 war between Iraq and Iran and had not been heard of since.
For more than two decades, Sabria did not know whether he was dead or alive, and lived under a shadow of uncertainty.. More
Allah Almighty Says (what means): "…His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination." [Quran 31: 14]
In this article, we will shed light on some facts discovered by modern medicine and study that confirm the.. More
The first detailed picture of how so-called high value detainees spent their days inside secret Central Intelligence Agency-run prisons overseas has emerged in dozens of previously classified documents released this week. And the picture is chilling.
A detainee could be forced to stand, almost naked, handcuffed, going days without sleep, and if that.. More
One of the main reasons for the spread of this phenomenon is that some parents oppressively prevent their daughters from marrying suitable young men, despite the fact that the Prophet,sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "If a man whose religion and manners you approve of comes to you (proposing to your daughter), then give her in marriage.. More
Dozens of displaced people by the government attacks on Moro region in southern Philippines have either been abducted or killed by the military on claim of suspected links with Muslim fighters, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
The London-based rights watchdog said there were reports the military had labeled displaced communities on Mindanao.. More
Theft is Haraam (forbidden) according to the Quran, Sunnah [sayings of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention)] and Ijmaa’ (scholarly consensus). Allah, the Most Exalted, has condemned this action and decreed an appropriate punishment for it. The Hadd [i.e. the legal punishment prescribed by the Sharee'ah (Islamic.. More
As the Muslim month of Ramadan begins, tens of thousands of Pakistanis forced to flee their homes by government offensive against the Taliban will have no choice but to languish in camps or host families over the month of fasting.
About 3 million people were forced from their homes by fighting in the northwest, most after government forces launched.. More
More than 100,000 people in Yemen, many of them children, have fled their homes during a recent surge in fighting between the government and Houthi insurgents, a U.N. agency said on Friday.
The children's agency UNICEF and other U.N. aid bodies expressed serious concern about what they called a deteriorating situation in the north of the country and.. More
Many social problems result from loans because many people overlook the etiquettes which Islam legislated for the debtor and the creditor, and should the debtors and the creditors adhere to such etiquettes, then many problems would be solved.
Some of these etiquettes regarding the creditor are to delay the debtor who is unable to pay on due time and.. More
Repaying the creditor on time: The debtor should take initiative to repay the creditor as soon as the loan is due. If the debtor is financially unable to repay it all, then at least he should start paying in instalments if he possesses the money to do so. One should rush in repayment, because loans will be a hard thing on him in his grave.
Marriage is the most essential social bond that maintains human society. It is the key step to establishing a family, which is the nucleus of society. Since the ultimate goal of creating human beings is to worship Allah Almighty, a Muslim has to look at marriage as a means of 'producing' human beings who will be future worshippers of Allah, which is.. More
The senior human rights official at the United Nations has said that the Israeli military acted with "near impunity" during its late-December to mid-January offensive on the Gaza Strip, violating international law.
Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a report on Friday that evidence collected on the Gaza war had.. More
The Quran is the backbone of Islam. On this Sacred Book of Allah depends the Islamic call, state, society and the civilisation of the Muslim world. It is the last Divine revelation, which was sent down...More