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2008-09-01 09:00:19

Text of report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 1 September Jakarta, Monday 1 September: The government has guaranteed that there are enough food stocks to meet needs during this year's religious festivities - Idul Fitri, Idul Adha and Christmas - and New Year's Eve celebrations. "We previously doubted the availability of stock. But after we checked the market, we found that the stocks are enough," Agriculture Minister Anton...

2008-09-01 09:00:08

By Zarar Khan Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan said Sunday it was suspending a military operation against insurgents in a tribal region for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan but warned any provocations in the area would bring immediate retaliation. A Taliban spokesman welcomed the decision to halt the strikes in the Bajur tribal region, a rumored hideout of Osama bin Laden near the border with Afghanistan. In another part of the northwest, a blast blamed on a missile...

2008-08-20 00:00:39

Four North Staffordshire chemists are offering Muslim patients help managing their medicines during the Ramadan fast next month. They will can obtain the advice from staff at Co-operative Pharmacy branches in Dunning Street and Furlong Road, Tunstall; Broad Street, Hanley; and Stoke Road, Shelton. Although people who are ill can be exempt from fasting between sunrise and sunset during Ramadan, many who take regular medication continue to observe the fast. That can mean oral medicines...

2008-08-19 18:00:43

MUSLIM patients fasting during Ramadan are being warned to heed advice from specialists across the region over managing their medicines during the religious festival. Although people who are ill can be exempt from fasting between sunrise and sunset during Ramadan, many who take regular medication continue to observe the fast. But this means Muslims, who take tablets for conditions from diabetes to heart disease, can be put at risk if the treatment is not being taken at the correct time...

2007-02-06 06:00:09

By Khattab, Sherif; Mohsen, Iman Abdel; Foutouh, Ismail Aboul; Ramadan, Ashraf; Et al Abstract Background. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are considered to be at increased risk of miscarriage. Since metformin has beneficial effects on the risk factors contributing to first- trimester abortion in PCOS patients, we hypothesized that metformin - owing to its metabolic, endocrine, vascular and anti-inflammatory effects - may reduce the incidence of first-trimester abortion in...

2006-07-31 10:31:49

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - As a girl, Salma Ramadan was forced from her home in south Lebanon by Israel's invasion in 1982. Now, an Israeli onslaught on the Beirut suburb where she grew up has made her homeless again. "When we were young -- the age of my children -- we were forced to leave the south to Beirut by Israeli bombardment. "Now we have had children and they have been forced to leave," she said, her son and daughter at her side as they walked through the southern...

2006-07-27 07:10:24

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven of his top lieutenants for crimes against humanity was adjourned on Thursday to October when the verdict carrying the maximum penalty of death, is expected to be delivered. "The court decided to adjourn the session ... until October 16," said chief judge Raouf Abdel Rahman. Saddam and the seven others are charged with the killing of 148 Shi'ites after an attempt on his life in Dujail in 1982. Saddam faces a...

2006-07-27 06:21:07

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-accused of crimes against humanity entered its final day on Thursday with the appearance of one of his top lieutenants, but Saddam himself was not present. Former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan turned down the services of five court-appointed lawyers after his own legal team boycotted the proceedings, and opted to defend himself. "This case is fabricated against me since the beginning. I am innocent...

2006-06-23 17:16:35

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge criticized the U.S. government on Friday for holding up a visa application from one of Europe's best-known Muslim intellectuals and ruled it must make a decision in the long-running case within three months. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty granted a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to force a decision on the visa request from renowned Swiss theologian Tariq Ramadan, who has been barred from U.S. entry since 2004...

2006-05-17 12:57:02

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein may testify to his former vice president's innocence next week after a plea by the defense team on Wednesday to let the Iraqi leader speak up for those charged with him of crimes against humanity. The judge, underlining that Iraqi law normally forbids defendants from taking to the witness stand in defense of their co-accused, resisted but said he would consider the request. Saddam, who sat subdued but relaxed during testimony...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.