Dozens of Rohingya Missing After Boat Sinks off Myanmar

YANGON, November 3, 2013 (AFP) – A boat carrying almost 70 Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing sectarian tensions capsized Sunday off Myanmar’s coast, police said, leaving dozens missing in treacherous seas. The boat was believed to be taking the Rohingya from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine to Malaysia, where thousands of members of the Muslim minority … Read more

Meet the superwoman of Somalia: Dr Hawa Abdi

The adage ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ was made for this inspiring woman who stood up against those who dared to interfere with her humanitarian work. By Laila Achmad. Over the last 20 years, Somalia has been home to some of the worst humanitarian crises the modern world has ever witnessed. These days, … Read more

Eco-Muslims Greening the Earth

As khalifas, we Muslims are also responsible for our natural resources. Laila Achmad talks to various Muslim groups that work tirelessly to take care of and promote respect for our Earth. The News Site: Green Prophet Green Prophet is an environmental news website with worldwide coverage, although they focus on the Middle East since the region, according … Read more

Meet Fatin Shidqia, the Hijabi X-Factor Champion

A humble high school student has zoomed to stardom to win Indonesia’s X-Factor. Afia R Fitriati has the story. After dozens of elimination rounds over five months, the votes are in: 16-year-old Fatin Shidqia Lubis has emerged as the winner of the first season of X-Factor Indonesia, beating rival finalist Novita Dewi by a thin margin in … Read more