Egypt sees sandstorm and earthquake on the same day

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Egypt sees sandstorm and earthquake on the same day


Egypt faced treacherous weather conditions Saturday as a sandstorm blanketed the north of the country and a magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in the Sinai peninsula shook buildings more than 200 miles away in the capital, Cairo.

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The epicenter of the quake was 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) southeast of the beachside town of Nuweiba in the Sinai, and about 75 kilometers (46 miles) south of Egypt's border with Israel, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Airports near Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, along the Mediterranean coast, closed and diverted flights to Cairo due to poor visibility from the day's sandstorm, Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamel said in a statement. Visibility reached as low as 500 meters at the Burg al-Arab airport near Alexandria, he said.
Fierce winds whipped through the capital as many residents took cover from the sand by staying indoors. Others were seen braving the storm wearing surgical masks or covering their faces with clothing, as the wind sent rubbish and dust swirling.
At its peak, the sandstorm covered the capital in a thick orange cloud, dramatically reducing visibility.




In the Red Sea town of Dahab, 68 kilometers (42 miles) south of the epicenter of the quake in the Sinai peninsula, the tremor shook loose clouds of dust that enveloped nearby mountains, according to a witness. The quake appeared to startle local residents and tourists. It also shook the nearby Gaza strip. No serious damage was immediately reported from the earthquake in Egypt or in Gaza.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health said in a statement that there were no reports of deaths or injuries anywhere in Egypt due to the quake.
Israeli media reported that very mild aftershocks of the earthquake were felt in some places in the south of the country, but that no damage or injuries were caused.
The extreme weather conditions provided fodder for social media humor. Some wondered which of the 10 Biblical plagues would come next, while the popular Zamalek football club tweeted that it wasn't actually an earthquake--just preparation for their match tonight.

http://earthquake-report.com/2015/06/27/moderate-earthquake-egypt-on-june-27-2015/

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Millions of people in Yemen on the edge hunger

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Yemen facing serious food insecurity as conflict deteriorates, new UN study finds




 Six million people in Yemen are slipping towards severe hunger and now need emergency food and life-saving assistance, “a sharp increase” from the last quarter of 2014, according to a new joint study by two United Nations organizations.
“We are seeing a serious deterioration of the food security situation because of the ongoing conflict, which is also making humanitarian access difficult,” warned Salah El Hajj Hassan, Yemen Representative for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
In addition to the population facing a food security ‘emergency,’ another over 6.5 million people are classified as facing a food insecurity security ‘crisis,’ says the report, released yesterday and prepared by the FAO, in cooperation with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in Yemen (MoPIC), on behalf of other technical partners, including a number of non-governmental organizations.
“Unless access to the affected population is guaranteed to provide humanitarian assistance, further deterioration of the situation is very likely,” added Mr. Hassan.
Ten out of Yemen’s 22 governorates are now classified as facing food insecurity at ‘emergency’ level, finds the report. Millions more are highly vulnerable and could easily fall into emergency levels unless there is a dramatic improvement in the availability and access to food at prices that most people can afford.
The intensified conflict in Yemen has created a scarcity of staple foods and other essential commodities, disrupting livelihoods, markets, agriculture and fisheries, import, export and commercial activities, among others.
That situation has resulted, the report stresses, in a serious reduction in people’s incomes, as well as difficulty in accessing basic staple foods. Although the entire country is facing the effects of the conflict, the poorest households, internally displaced, unskilled labourers, and marginalized groups, are most affected.
“Until a political solution is in place in the country, we will continue to see an increase in the number of people struggling to feed themselves and their families across Yemen,” underlined WFP Representative and Country Director Purnima Kashyap. “We appeal to all parties to ensure unrestricted access for the delivery of humanitarian assistance to affected people.”
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis used to collect these data meets international standards and underwent a rigorous real-time external quality review conducted by the global multi-partner IPC Global Support Unit (IPC GSU).
“The quality review concluded that the analyses made the best use of available evidence to infer the current situation. The findings are invaluable for response planning,” concluded Ms. IPC Global Programme Manager Cindy Holleman.

دراسة جديدة تفيد بأن ملايين الأشخاص في اليمن على حافة الجوع

أفادت دراسة جديدة صدرت اليوم عن منظمة الأغذية والزراعة بالأمم المتحدة، وبرنامج الأغذية العالمي، ووزارة التخطيط والتعاون الدولي اليمنية، نيابةً عن الشركاء الفنيين الآخرين، بأن ستة ملايين يمني على الأقل يعانون انعدام الأمن الغذائي الشديد وفي حاجة ماسة إلى المساعدات الغذائية الطارئة والمساعدات المنقذة للحياة في اليمن – وهي زيادة حادة مقارنةً بالربع الأخير من عام 2014.

ووفقاً لتحليل التصنيف المرحلي المتكامل لحالة الأمن الغذائي والاوضاع الانسانية، تم تصنيف عشرة من أصل 22 محافظة في اليمن الآن بأنها تعاني انعدام الأمن الغذائي الذي يصل إلى مستوى "الطوارئ". 

وهناك ملايين معرضون لانعدام الأمن الغذائي الشديد، ويمكن أن يصلوا بسهولة لمستوى الطوارئ ما لم يحدث تحسن كبير في توافر الغذاء وإمكانية الوصول إليه بأسعار يستطيع غالبية الناس تحملها.

وصرح صلاح الحاج حسن، ممثل منظمة الأغذية والزراعة في اليمن "نحن نشهد تدهوراً خطيراً وحاداً في وضع الأمن الغذائي بسبب الصراع المستمر، وهو ما يجعل من وصول المساعدات الإنسانية أمرا صعبا".

وقد أدى تصاعد النزاع إلى ندرة المواد الغذائية الأساسية وغيرها من السلع الأساسية، وتعطيل سبل كسب العيش، والأسواق، والزراعة، وصيد الأسماك، وأنشطة الاستيراد والتصدير والأنشطة التجارية، وغيرها. وقد أدى هذا إلى انخفاض خطير في دخل السكان فضلاً عن صعوبة الحصول على المواد الغذائية الأساسية. على الرغم من أن اليمن بأكمله يواجه الآثار المترتبة على الصراع، إلا أن الأسر الأشد فقراً، والنازحين داخلياً، والعمالة غير المدربة، هم الأكثر تضرراً.

وقال بورنيما كاشياب ممثل برنامج الأغذية العالمي والمدير القطري في اليمن، "في ظل الأوضاع الراهنة وحتى يتم التوصل إلى حل سياسي، سوف يستمر عدد الأشخاص الذين يكافحون من أجل إطعام أنفسهم وأسرهم في الازدياد، بالإضافة الى زيادة حالة تدهور الأمن الغذائي في جميع أنحاء اليمن. نحن نناشد جميع الأطراف ضمان الوصول غير المقيد للمساعدات الإنسانية للمتضررين." 

وقد جمعت عملية تحليل "التصنيف المرحلي المتكامل لحالة الأمن الغذائي والاوضاع الانسانية" المعلومات الخاصة بالأمن الغذائي المتاحة بطريقة منتظمة لوضع أفضل تقدير ممكن للوضع الراهن.



An unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe
Posted by UN Yemen on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

انعدام الأمن الغذائي وضعف إمدادات #المياه والصرف الصحي إضافة إلى عدم كفاية فرص الحصول على خدمات الرعاية الصحية يشكل تهدي...
Posted by World Health Organization- Yemen on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

A major #health crisis is unfolding in conflict-ravaged #Yemen, where hospitals have been destroyed, health workers...
Posted by World Health Organization- Yemen on Friday, 19 June 2015

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#WikiLeaks publishes the #SaudiCables ويكليكس السعودية

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WikiLeaks publishes the Saudi Cables






































Today, Friday 19th June at 1pm GMT, WikiLeaks began publishing The Saudi Cables: more than half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry that contain secret communications from various Saudi Embassies around the world. The publication includes "Top Secret" reports from other Saudi State institutions, including the Ministry of Interior and the Kingdom's General Intelligence Services. The massive cache of data also contains a large number of email communications between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and foreign entities. The Saudi Cables are being published in tranches of tens of thousands of documents at a time over the coming weeks. Today WikiLeaks is releasing around 70,000 documents from the trove as the first tranche.
Julian Assange, WikiLeaks publisher, said: "The Saudi Cables lift the lid on a increasingly erratic and secretive dictatorship that has not only celebrated its 100th beheading this year, but which has also become a menace to its neighbours and itself."
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a hereditary dictatorship bordering the Persian Gulf. Despite the Kingdom's infamous human rights record, Saudi Arabia remains a top-tier ally of the United States and the United Kingdom in the Middle East, largely owing to its globally unrivalled oil reserves. The Kingdom frequently tops the list of oil-producing countries, which has given the Kingdom disproportionate influence in international affairs. Each year it pushes billions of petro-dollars into the pockets of UK banks and US arms companies. Last year it became the largest arms importer in the world, eclipsing China, India and the combined countries of Western Europe. The Kingdom has since the 1960s played a major role in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and dominates the global Islamic charity market.
For 40 years the Kingdom's Ministry of Foreign Affairs was headed by one man: Saud al Faisal bin Abdulaziz, a member of the Saudi royal family, and the world's longest-serving foreign minister. The end of Saud al Faisal's tenure, which began in 1975, coincided with the royal succession upon the death of King Abdullah in January 2015. Saud al Faisal's tenure over the Ministry covered its handling of key events and issues in the foreign relations of Saudi Arabia, from the fall of the Shah and the second Oil Crisis to the September 11 attacks and its ongoing proxy war against Iran. The Saudi Cables provide key insights into the Kingdom's operations and how it has managed its alliances and consolidated its position as a regional Middle East superpower, including through bribing and co-opting key individuals and institutions. The cables also illustrate the highly centralised bureaucratic structure of the Kingdom, where even the most minute issues are addressed by the most senior officials.
Since late March 2015 the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been involved in a war in neighbouring Yemen. The Saudi Foreign Ministry in May 2015 admitted to a breach of its computer networks. Responsibility for the breach was attributed to a group calling itself the Yemeni Cyber Army. The group subsequently released a number of valuable "sample" document sets from the breach on file-sharing sites, which then fell under censorship attacks. The full WikiLeaks trove comprises thousands of times the number of documents and includes hundreds of thousands of pages of scanned images of Arabic text. In a major journalistic research effort, WikiLeaks has extracted the text from these images and placed them into our searchable database. The trove also includes tens of thousands of text files and spreadsheets as well as email messages, which have been made searchable through the WikiLeaks search engine.
By coincidence, the Saudi Cables release also marks two other events. Today marks three yearssince WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London seeking asylum from US persecution, having been held for almost five years without charge in the United Kingdom. Also today Google revealed that it had been been forced to hand over more data to the US government in order to assist the prosecution of WikiLeaks staff under US espionage charges arising from our publication of US diplomatic cables.





نقلت بي بي سي نبأ إعلان ويكيليكس أنها ستنشر أكثر من نصف مليون وثيقة مسربة من السعودية يعتقد أن اختراق الحوثيين 
 لمواقع سعودية رسمية هو مصدرها.


ونشر موقع ويكيليكس مساء الجمعة قرابة 60 ألف برقية دبلوماسية يزعم إنها مسربة من وثائق المؤسسات الدبلوماسية السعودية.
وأشار الموقع في بيان أصدره أنه بصدد نشر أكثر من 500 ألف من وثائق الدبلوماسية السعودية على الانترنت، الخطوة التي تذكر بالتسريبات الكبيرة التي نشرها الموقع من برقيات وزارة الخارجية الأمريكية في عام 2010.


ولا توجد وسيلة مباشرة حتى الآن للتحقق من صحة هذه الوثائق، على الرغم من أن الموقع عرف بتاريخه الطويل في الحصول على تسريبات وثائق حكومية من بلدان أخرى وعلى نطاق واسع.
وتحمل الوثائق، التي عرضها الموقع باللغة العربية، في أعلاها شعارات وعناوين مثل "المملكة العربية السعودية" أو "وزارة الخارجية" ، حمل بعضها صفات "عاجل" أو "سري". وحملت واحدة من هذه الوثائق المنشورة، على الأقل، عنوان السفارة السعودية في واشنطن.

وتقول وكالة أسوشييتد برس أنها فحصت العديد من هذه الوثائق وهي نتاج عمل إداري روتيني، وهي وثائق مرسلة عبر الإيميل أو الفاكس، وإن المتحدث باسم ويكيليكس كريستن هرافنسن يقول إنه واثق من صحة هذه الوثائق. على الرغم من الوكالة لم تتمكن من التحقق من ذلك من مصدر مستقل.
ولم يتضح بعد كيف حصل الموقع على هذه الوثائق، على الرغم من أنه أشار في بيانه إلى هجوم إلكتروني مؤخرا على وزارة الخارجية السعودية، شنته مجموعة تطلق على نفسها اسم الجيش اليمني الإلكتروني.
وقد رفض المتحدث باسم الموقع توضيح ما ورد في البيان في هذا الشأن أو القول بأن قراصنة إلكترونيين هم من سربوا هذه الوثائق الى الموقع. وكان الحوثيون قد زعموا الشهر الماضي أنهم اخترقوا مواقع الخارجية السعودية واستولوا على آلاف الوثائق حسب زعمهم.
ومن الوثائق المزعومة طلب لمساعدة زعيم الحرب الأهلية اللبنانية سمير جعجع وغيرها من الوثائق المزعومة.
من جانبها، حذرت وزارة الخارجية السعودية المواطنين من تجنب الدخول إلى أي موقع بغرض الحصول على وثائق أو معلومات مسربة قد تكون غير صحيحة بقصد الإضرار بأمن الوطن.
ونشرت الوزارة عبر حسابها على «تويتر»، صباح السبت، «عزيزي المواطن_الواعي: تجنب الدخول إلى أي موقع بغرض الحصول على وثائق أو معلومات مسربة قد تكون غير صحيحة، بقصد الإضرار بأمن الوطن».ة.
وأضافت «عزيزي المواطن_الواعي:لا تنشر أي وثائق قد تكون مزورة تساعد أعداء الوطن في تحقيق غاياتهم».







 



Buying Silence: How the Saudi Foreign Ministry controls Arab media





 https://wikileaks.org/saudi-cables/
http://arabic.arabianbusiness.com/business/media-marketing/2015/jun/20/390321/#.VYV1Zomqqkr

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ISIS claims deadly Yemeni capital bombing spree #yemen *GRAPHIC*

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Some 50 people have been either killed or injured in Yemen’s capital Sanaa after five car bombs went off near Shia mosques and the headquarters of the Houthi rebels. Islamic State has claimed responsibility, calling the attack a “revenge.”


The explosions targeted three Sanaa mosques, the Hashush mosque, the Kibsi mosque, and the al-Qubah al-Khadra mosque, as well as the headquarters of the Ansarullah movement of the Houthis, Reuters reported.

The fifth explosion took place at the Al-Tayssir mosque, AFP added, saying that the blasts went off simultaneously. The agency said that the bomb which struck the Hashush mosque also hit the house of a Houthi leader Taha al-Mutawakel.
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Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it was a“revenge for the Muslims” against “the Houthi apostates.” IS supporters also reportedly exchanged celebratory messages on social media. The extremist Sunni Muslim group views Shia Houthis as heretics.
“The explosion was so loud I thought it was caused by an air strike,” an elderly man named Ali told Reuters, “I returned and found cars burning, people screaming and wounded people all over.” 

The bombs were planted near the entrances to holy sites and detonated as worshippers arrived for prayers, witnesses told AFP. 

There are conflicting reports as to the number of casualties. AFP put the number killed at 31, adding that dozens were injured in the blasts, while Reuters cited local officials as saying that 50 people were either killed or injured. 

IS extremists, who control or operate in large parts of Iraq and Syria, have launched a massive PR campaign posting videos of hostage executions and other propaganda stunts online. They often appeal to the religious feelings of Muslims, discords between the sects of Islam, as well as to outrage caused by Western interventions in the Middle East.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/17/yemen-car-bombs-target-shia-mosques-houthi-headquarters

http://rt.com/news/267919-isis-yemen-blasts-houthis/

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#Ramadan Kareem 2015

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And 
how to have good Ramadan ISA






For every important event in our life it is useful to plan ahead and make needed preparations so that this occasion becomes an unforgettable event.
Days are passing quickly as we are fast approaching the month of Ramadan.
If you ask most Muslims about last Ramadan, they would tell you it feels very close, like only a few weeks or months ago.
Are you waiting for Ramadan and looking forward to its start?
Are you happy that Ramadan is nearly here, or are you worried about fasting in the summer?
Have you prepared yet your plan and program for the best month of the year?
A Gift From Allah


The month of Ramadan is one of those important occasions that we witness once a year. It is a gift from God. It is a golden opportunity for Muslims to get closer to God by increasing good deeds.
Ramadan is the month in which Muslims observe the obligatory fast which has been prescribed by God on those who believe in Him as it was prescribed on previous nations.
{O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain piety.} (Al-Baqarah 2: 183)
The above verse explains the main purpose of fasting. It is to attain taqwa (God-consciousness) which means that every Muslim must be watchful of everything. He must watch out every word he utters and every action he does.

The literal manifestation of fasting is to abstain from food, drink and intimate relations from dawn to sunset. But the real meaning of fasting goes far beyond that. It is about avoiding gossip, backbiting, evil and idle talks, arrogance, lying, breaking promises, dishonesty, severing social ties, etc. 

Prophet Muhammad is reported to have said:
"Whoever fails to leave off ruinous speech, and acting on it [during Ramadan], God does not need him to leave off eating and drinking." (Al-Bukhari)


Fasting is an excellent training opportunity on self-restraint as the fast teaches patience and perseverance. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have said:

The Prophet describes the month of fasting as the month of patience because fasting teaches how to control one's inner self and its desires.
Every Muslim should do his best to make the coming month of Ramadan a landmark event this year. Put a target for yourself, like for example having all your sins forgiven by Allah and that you will be saved from Hellfire.
Ask yourself are you pleased with what you did last Ramadan? 

Will this Ramadan be the same as last year? 

Let this Ramadan be the beginning of real change. 

Make this Ramadan different from previous ones. 

Start to practice an act of worship that you never did before, or increase the acts of worship that you used to do before.

If you used to read the Quran once during the month of Ramadan, this year read it twice.

 If you used to do Tarawih (Night prayers) alone, this year perform it in congregation. 

If you did not give charity, this year make it a daily habit to give to the needy what you can afford, even if it is a small amount.

If you did not observe any voluntary fasting since last Ramadan, train yourself to observe fasting during the month of Sha`ban as the Prophet used to do.

I would like to also warn of negative preparations for Ramadan which some people do by storing too much food and drink, as if Ramadan is the month for eating not a month for abstaining from food and drink from dawn to sunset.

Fasting was prescribed two months before the obligation to fight to gain the rights of the oppressed. 
Those who are able to control their inner selves and their desires become stronger in the face of those who wrong them until they get back their rights.

Early Muslims used to read the Quran a lot in Sha`ban in preparation for Ramadan. 
They also used to give out in charity in Sha`ban to help the poor and the needy observe fasting during Ramadan. They also used to pray to God to bless the months of Rajab, Sha`ban, and Ramadan.
This means that every Muslim should make du`a a strong tool in making the best of Ramadan. Du`a should be recited before Ramadan that you witness this month, during Ramadan that God will accept your du`a for yourself and for others, and after Ramadan that God will accept your fasting and reward you abundantly for it.

Suggestions and Useful Tips For Ramadan

It is said that: “Rajab is the month of planting seeds, Sha`ban is the month of watering the seeds, and Ramadan is the harvest season”. Therefore, think of what you want to harvest in Ramadan and start planting it and taking care of it in Rajab and Sha`ban.
A famous du`a of Prophet Muhammad:

"Oh Allah give us the blessings of the month of Rajab and Sha`ban and allow us to reach Ramadan." (Ahmad)
During Sha`ban remind yourself and your family of the virtues of fasting.
 Have at least a weekly session with your wife/husband and kids to talk about the significance of fasting. 

Get a booklet on fasting and read it with your children to make them love fasting. 

Focus on the virtues of Ramadan, that it is the month during which the Quran was revealed and that this month has the Night of Power which is better than a thousand months.

Always remember that in Ramadan rewards are multiplied, the gates of heaven are opened, the gates of hell are shut, and sins are forgiven.

 Be sure of God’s mercy on Muslims who observe fasting faithfully and avoid committing sins completely.

To make Ramadan the best month of the year, remember the following:

Strengthen your faith during this month by confirming your belief in the unity of Allah.

Have the intention of pleasing Allah with all your acts of worship.

Keep away from the things that nullify your faith.

Follow the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad.

Feed the poor and the needy. Feel the gift of giving in Ramadan.

Before going out for `Eid prayer, make sure to pay Zakat al-Fitr.

Perform the daily prayers at their fixed times and in congregation as much as you can.

Attend theTarawih prayers constantly and perform extra prayers. 

Rediscover the power of prayer in Ramadan and concentrate much while praying.

 Leave this worldly life behind your back once you raise your hands and sayAllahu Akbar (God is the greatest).

Visit your family members and relatives.

Observe i`tikaf (retreat in the mosque) during the last ten days of Ramadan, if you can.

Make the Quran your companion in Ramadan and have the intention to finish reading it at least once.

Have the intention to offer sincere repentance to Allah.

Have the intention to refine your manners and the way you treat others.

Make any dawah effort during Ramadan if you can, like distributing Ramadan-related dawah materials (CDs, booklets, videos, PDF files, etc.).

If you have the financial means, make iftar for new Muslims in your community to help them integrate with their fellow Muslims. You can also invite non-Muslims to such events to get to know them and introduce Islam to them through fasting.

Make iftar meals and gifts for orphans and marginalized children to make Ramadan a happy occasion for them.

Prepare your du`a (supplication) list. Write down the du`a (supplication) that you want to recite throughout the month. 
You can ask Allah for anything and everything.

 Choose the proper times and occasions of offering the du`a. 
The best supplication is during prostration, while offering the late night prayer, in the last days of Ramadan, and during Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power).

Prioritize your list of supplications. Observe the etiquette of making supplication. 

Start your supplication with praising Allah and sending peace and blessings to the Prophet Muhammad. Face the qiblah (direction) and raise your hands.

 Be sure that Allah will never let your hands empty when you pray to Him. Do not forget the oppressed people, the people of Syria, and Muslims in Burma (Myanmar).

We pray to Allah to allow us to live till next Ramadan, and make it the best Ramadan ever.

10 great goals to set for this Ramadan

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-the-Most-out-of-Ramadhan

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#رمضان 2015 و لماذا لا يحترم الإعلام العربي رمضان؟

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رمضان 2015 مش هتقدر تبطل قرف من القنوات غير انة بقى مستفز كل سنة اكتر عن الى قبلة مليارات تتصرف علشان تلهى الناس و دة هدفة الظاهرى هو الترفية .
لكن شهر رمضان الكريم بقى هو هدفهم من السنة الى السنة الى بعدة استفزاز اكبر و اكبر لية رمضان بالذات !!


غير شرب الخمر و الحشيش و العلاقات الجنسية الشاذة فى المسلسلات رمضان فا طبعا احسن شد الفيشة التلفزيون خالص دامغك من غسيل المخ الى بيحصل دلوقتى و من اربع سنين فاتو لكل العرب من وقت الربيع العربى 
عموما اسيبكم مع الارقام الى ترعب بجد ان ممثل ياخد مليارات و العالم و الدكتور مش معة مليون حتى واحد!!



لماذا لا يحترم الإعلام العربي رمضان؟؟؟
دكتور مصطفى محمود 
لماذا يتحول رمضان إلى شهر ترفيهى بدلا من شهر روحاني؟ .. لست شيخا ولا داعية … ولكني أفهم الآن لماذا كانت والدتى تدير التلفاز ليواجه الحائط طوال شهر رمضان … كنت طفلا صغيرا ناقما على أمي التى منعتني واخوتى من مشاهدة فوازير بينما يتابعها كل أصدقائي .. ولم يشف غليلى إجابة والدتي المقتضبة “رمضان شهر عبادة مش فوازير”. لم أكن أفهم منطق أمى الذي كنت كطفل أعتبره تشددا فى الدين لا فائدة منه .. فكيف سيؤثر مشاهدة طفل صغير لفوازير على شهر رمضان؟ من منكم سيدير جهاز التلفاز ليواجه
الحائط في رمضان
مرت السنوات وأخذتني دوامة
الحياة وغطى ضجيج معارك الدراسة والعمل على همسة سؤالي الطفولى حتى أراد الله أن تأتيني الإجابة على هذا السؤال من رجل مسن غير متعلم فى الركن الآخر من الكرة الأرضية … كان ذلك الرجل هو عامل أمريكي فى محطة بنزين اعتدت دخولها لشراء قهوة أثناء ملء السيارة بالوقود فى طريق عملى … و فى اليوم الذي يسبق يوم الكريسماس دخلت لشراء القهوة كعادتى فإذا بى أجد ذلك الرجل منهمكا فى وضع أقفال على ثلاجة الخمور… وعندما عاد للـ (كاشير) لمحاسبتي على القهوة سألته وكنت حديث عهد بقوانين أمريكا :
“لماذا تضع أقفالا على هذه الثلاجة؟؟” .. فأجابنى :”هذه ثلاجة الخمور وقوانين الولاية تمنع بيع الخمور فى ليلة ويوم الكريسماس يوم ميلاد المسيح”…
نظرت إليه مندهشا قائلا : أليست أمريكا دولة علمانية .. لماذا تتدخل الدولة فى شئ مثل ذلك؟ ..
فقال الرجل :”الإحترام.. يجب على الجميع احترام ميلاد المسيح وعدم شرب الخمر فى ذلك اليوم حتى وإن لم تكن متدينا .. إذا فقد المجتمع الاحترام فقدنا كل شئ”.
الاحترام … (الاحترام) ظلت هذه الكلمة تدور فى عقلى لايام وأيام بعد هذه الليلة … فالخمر غير محرم عند كثير من المذاهب المسيحية فى أمريكا .. ولكن المسألة ليست مسألة حلال أو حرام .. انها مسألة احترام … فهم ينظرون للكريسماس كضيف يزورهم كل سنة ليذكرهم بميلاد المسيح عليه السلام .. وليس من الاحترام السكر فى معية ذلك الضيف … فلتسكر ولتعربد فى يوم آخر إذا كان ذلك أسلوب حياتك … أنت حر … ولكن فى هذا اليوم سيحترم الجميع هذا الضيف وستضع الدولة قانونا


 55 مسلسلاً سيتم عرضها في رمضان يدعو إلى الوقوف عند هذه الظاهرة التي أصبحت تؤرق الكثيرين، متسائلين في الوقت نفسه من الهدف وراء هذه المسلسلات في رمضان بالذات. وقالوا إن 31 مسلسل مصري، و13 شامي، و11 خليجي صرف عليها مليار و375 مليون، وهي مبالغ كان ينبغي أن تستغل في بناء المستشفيات والمجمعات السكنية، وفيما ينفع الناس.

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Saudi-led warplanes hit 'jewel' of Islamic culture in Sanaa

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Saudi-led warplanes hit 'jewel' of Islamic culture in Sanaa - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/unesco-condemns-alleged-saudi-strike-old-city-sanaa-1074690872#sthash.dH05U4bU.dKDGtcTW.dpufUNESCO has condemned the destruction of part of the Old City of Sanaa in Yemen by a Saudi airstrike.
The strike on Friday killed five people and destroyed three houses, laying waste to much of the World Heritage Site.





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 Locals said it marked the first direct hit on old Sanaa since the Saudi-led coalition began their bombing campaign against Houthi militias in Yemen in late March.
AFP reported that the airstrike hit the Qassimi neighbourhood, which contains thousands of houses built before the 11th century.
"For sure we did not conduct any operation inside (the) city," Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri, the coalition spokesman, told AFP.
"Several days before they [Houthis] had an explosion in one of their storage" areas, he said. "So it could be one of these."
UNESCO on Friday expressed its alarm at the scale of the destruction.
“I am profoundly distressed by the loss of human lives as well as by the damage inflicted on one of the world’s oldest jewels of Islamic urban landscape,” said UNESCO’s director general, Irina Bokova.


“I am shocked by the images of these magnificent many-storeyed tower-houses and serene gardens reduced to rubble. This destruction will only exacerbate the humanitarian situation and I reiterate my call to all parties to respect and protect cultural heritage in Yemen. This heritage bears the soul of the Yemeni people, it is a symbol of a millennial history of knowledge and it belongs to all humankind.”
The Saudi-led coalition has stated its desire to see exiled former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi restored to power in Yemen and undermine what they see as Iranian-backed instability in the country.
The destruction wreaked upon the Old City of Sanaa, however, marks just the latest piece of Yemen's historical antiquities to be damaged in the fighting, coming less than two weeks after the Dhamar Regional Museum in the Hirran province of Yemen's Dhamar district was "completely destroyed" by Saudi airstrikes, according to the Khabar News Agency.
Writing for al-Araby al-Jadeed, journalist Abubakr al-Shamahi lamented the level of damage caused to Yemen’s ancient heritage by the Saudi-led bombing campaign.
“Dar al-Hajar, the rock palace that lies in a valley just outside Sanaa, was almost hit by missiles last week,” he wrote. “The Marib Dam, on the site of what locals say is the world's first ever dam, has been hit. The archaeological sites of the ancient civilisation that dam allowed to prosper, Sheba, have barely been uncovered from the sands. Yet even they have not escaped, with the Temple of Sheba, one of Yemen's national symbols, caught in the crossfire during the fighting in the area.
“Of course, the lives of the thousands killed in Yemen's war are more important. But I, and many other Yemenis, feel a deep sense of pain when we see the destruction of our heritage, places that we want to share with the world."
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