Eid Moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE

Eid Moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE

Muslims in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirate (UAE) will celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Sunday as Shawal moon has not been sighted in the kingdom on Saturday. According to the authorities, the moon-sighting committees had not not received any evidence, the Muslim festival would be celebrated in Saudi Arabia…

Julian Assange Seeks Asylum In Ecuador

Ecuador’s foreign minister said Tuesday that WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has taken refuge in the South American nation’s embassy in London and is seeking political asylum. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Ecuador is weighing the request.…

‘Fahrenheit 451’ Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

‘Fahrenheit 451’ Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chroniclesand Fahrenheit 451, died Tuesday. He was 91. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car. Bradbury made his mark in the literary world with The Martian Chronicles, a collection of short stories released in 1950. During…

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak given life sentence

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak given life sentence

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak given life sentence for failing to prevent killing of protesters. Follow Ahram Online’s blow-by-blow account for reactions to Saturday’s verdict  The court room has turned into a scene of impassioned protest. Chants of “False, False, False” and “The people demand the removal of the regime.” The…

Sarah Jessica Parker to host Barack Obama fundraiser

Sarah Jessica Parker to host Barack Obama fundraiser

"Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker sent out a fundraising email this evening announcing that she would be hosting a fundraiser for President Obama at her New York City home.…

Queen Of Disco, Donna Summer Dies At 63

Queen Of Disco, Donna Summer Dies At 63

Donna Summer died Thursday morning after a battle with lung cancer.  Lovingly named the “Queen of Disco,” the 63-year-old was in Florida at the time of her death, according to TMZ. Born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, the 5-time Grammy award winner rose to fame in the ’70s with hits like “Hot…

Obama Endorses Gay Marriage

Obama Endorses Gay Marriage

President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when…

Turkish Parliament passes law allowing Turkish expats to vote abroad

ALİ ASLAN KILIÇ A bill to allow Turkish citizens residing abroad the opportunity to cast votes in Turkish elections from their host countries was adopted by Parliament on Wednesday. The bill amends the Fundamental Provisions of Elections law and the Law on Voter Lists. Read Full Story at Today’s Zaman…

‘Avengers’ Box Office: $200 Million Opening Weekend Breaks Records

‘Avengers’ Box Office: $200 Million Opening Weekend Breaks Records

“The Avengers,” the Marvel Comics superhero mash-up, smashing the domestic revenue record with a $200.3 million debut. It’s by far the biggest opening ever, shooting past the previous record of $169.2 million for the debut of last year’s “Harry Potter” finale. “The Avengers” added $151.5 million overseas over the weekend to bring…

Socialist Hollande ousts Sarkozy in French vote

Socialist Hollande ousts Sarkozy in French vote

Francois Hollande was elected France’s first Socialist president in 17 years on Sunday, dealing a humiliating defeat to incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and shaking up European politics. Hollande won the vote with about 52 per cent, according to several estimates from polling firms based on ballot samples, becoming France’s first Socialist…