Tuesday, April 5th, 2016


Trinity, Sin, & Salvation in Christianity: A critical review

Trinity This a major point of disagreement between Muslims and Christians.  The Qur’an emphatically refutes trinity. While this word doesn’t appear in the entire Bible, in our estimate it was a Christian scholar in 2nd-3rd century named Tertullian (died 220 AD) who coined this term or used it in reference to God. The, Qur’an mentions “trinity” (thalithu thalatha, or thalatha which refers to this concept) – in at least two places. In both places, it condemns the concept. “O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religionRead More

Despite Fears, Health Law Has Not Uprooted Employment-Based Coverage

AFROASIA NEWS – The Affordable Care Act was aimed mainly at giving people better options for buying health insurance on their own. There were widespread predictions that employers would leap at the chance to drop coverage and send workers to fend for themselves. But those predictions were largely wrong. Most companies, and particularly large employers, that offered coverage before the law have stayed committed to providing health insurance. As it turns out, health care remains an important recruitment and retention tool as the labor market has tightened in recent years.Read More

Russian money launderers caught with ‘pants down’

AFROASIA NEWS – Russians feature prominently in the “Panama Papers” — the massive set of documents belonging to a Panamanian-registered law firm that have been leaked, exposing the seamy underbelly of offshore tax havens. Many of the documents involve Russians. None of the papers examined so far connect directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But plenty of his friends seem to be there. These friends include a famous cellist — Sergey Roldugin. He apparently controls multiple companies worth billions of dollars, in offshore tax havens. He was a buddy of Putin’s during rough and tumbleRead More

Iceland calls for PM to resign over ‘Panama Papers’

More than 25,000 Icelanders have signed a petition demanding Gunnlaugsson’s resignation. In all his years of covering the coalition government, Fontaine says, “I have never seen this type of groundswell of rage.” Fontaine says many Icelanders hope the leaks call international attention to the fact that the country’s bounce back from the 2008 economic collapse has not been as smooth as many international observers assume. “A lot of the major players, including our own elected officials, are still very much corrupt in unethical if not illegal economic practices,” Fontaine said. “I thinkRead More

Navy: Iranian weapons confiscated at sea — and it’s the third time in two months

The U.S. Navy has confiscated a cache of weapons that it believes was been transported from Iran to Houthi rebels in Yemen, marking at least the third time in two months that such a shipment was stopped, Navy officials said. Naval forces aboard the USS Sirocco, a coastal patrol ship, intercepted and seized the weapons March 28 from a small craft commonly known as a dhow in the Arabian Sea, the Navy announced Monday. The cache included 1,500 Kalashnikov rifles, 200 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and 21 .50-caliber machine guns, theRead More

Family Of Pakistan’s Sharif Says Offshore Wealth Holdings Not Illegal

Pakistan has denied any wrongdoing by the family of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after it was linked to offshore wealth holdings in the massive “Panama Papers” scandal. Among those named in the leaked documents are three of Sharif’s four children: daughter Maryam, who has been named as a possible political successor to Sharif, and sons Hasan and Hussain. The documents show they owned London real estate through offshore companies administered by the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. Some 11.5 million records from that law firm were leaked over the weekendRead More

یونان سے واپسی شروع؛ ترکی پہنچنے والے زیادہ ترمہاجرین پاکستانی ہیں

انقرہ / ایتھنز:  یورپی یونین اور ترکی کے مابین گزشتہ ماہ طے پانے والے معاہدے کے تحت یونان سے غیرقانونی تارکین وطن کی ترکی واپسی کا عمل شروع ہو گیا ہے اور پہلی کشتی میں50 پاکستانیوں سمیت تقریباً131مہاجرین کو یونان سے ترکی بھیجا گیا جو ترک علاقے دکیلی پہنچ گئے۔ جزائر لیس بوس اور شیوش سے یونانی حکام نے سخت سیکیورٹی میں روانہ کیا گیا جبکہ یونانی حکام نے اعلان کیا ہے کہ آج منگل اور کل بدھ کو مزید 250 پاکستانی، سری لنکن، افریقی اوربنگلہ دیشی تارکین وطن کوRead More

وزیراعظم نوازشریف سمیت دنیا کی مختلف شخصیات پرخفیہ طریقےسےدولت بنانے کا الزام

اسلام آباد: وکی لیکس کی طرز پر کام کرنے والی پاناما لیکس نے خفیہ طریقے سے دولت بنانے والی دنیا بھر کی سیاسی و اعلیٰ شخصیات کے حوالے سے خفیہ دستاویزات جاری کیں ہیں جس میں پاکستان کے وزیراعظم نواز شریف، ان کی صاحبزادی مریم نواز اور بیٹے حسین نواز کے نام بھی شامل ہیں۔ برطانوی اخبار ڈی گارجین کے مطابق دنیا کی چوتھی بڑی لاء فرم موساک فونسیکا نے پاناما لیکس کے نام سے ایک کروڑ 5 لاکھ خفیہ دستاویزات جاری کی ہیں جس میں بتایا گیا ہے کہ دنیاRead More

California, New York enact US-highest $15 minimum wages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California and New York acted Monday to gradually push their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour — the highest in the U.S. — as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders again seized on wage disparity and the plight of the working poor as a defining issue in their fight for the Democratic presidential race. Clinton joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a raucous rally in Manhattan as he signed the law that will gradually boost that state’s pay rate. The former first lady predicted theRead More

Chicago may pay $4.9M to family of man who died in custody

CHICAGO — Chicago would pay $4.9 million under a proposed settlement of a lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died in police custody after a videotaped incident in which officers subdued him with a stun gun and dragged him from his jail cell, a city official said Monday. Alderman Roderick Sawyer said Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office is recommending that City Council members approve the proposed settlement for Philip Coleman’s family and has been briefing them on the deal. Coleman, who was black, was taken into custody inRead More

Why Russia Is Rebuilding Its Nuclear Arsenal

On Friday evening, at the end of the final nuclear security summit of his tenure, President Barack Obama took a swipe at his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for standing in the way of nuclear disarmament. Obama’s remark was pointed, calling out Putin by name, and it cast a rare bit of light on the personal clash between the two presidents on an issue that both of them see as central to their legacies. “Because of the vision that he’s been pursuing of emphasizing military might,” Obama told reporters at theRead More

Here’s What We Know About the ‘Panama Papers’

On Sunday a group of global news organizations published articles based on a trove ofleaked confidential documents from a law firm in Panama. They exposed how some of the world’s most powerful people were said to have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth or avoid taxes. The documents, known as the “Panama Papers,” named international politicians, business leaders and celebrities in a web of unseemly financial transactions, according to the articles, and raised questions about corruption in the global financial system. Many of the companies and figures namedRead More