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Eid al-Adha

The economic impact of Eid al-Adha and the $400 billion Halal food market

WASHINGTON:  Eid al-Adha, also called the “Festival of Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated by the Muslim nation each year. The other holiday being Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Adha is the holier of the two holiday and will be celebrated today, from sundown to sundown, tomorrow August 21. The world-wide celebrations equate to more than $400 ...

Erdogan, Turkish lira

Under erratic Erdoğan, Turkish lira tanks, U.S. stock market follows

WASHINGTON. Back in the mid-19th century, the once-powerful Ottoman Empire tottered on the edge of economic ruin. John Russell, a two-time UK Prime Minister, termed that country a “sick man.” And that epithet stuck. With a little embellishment. Other political wits Christened the Empire “the sick man of Europe.” Today, under Turkey’s modern dictator, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, ...

Climate change to radical Islam: the Los Angeles Times has gone mad

LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2016 — Los Angeles is one of the major cities in this world. It is the entertainment capital of the world. A world class city that makes global news deserves a world class newspaper. The Los Angeles Times once made some pretense about trying to be that respected news source. But ...

Iran and the never-ending fatwa

Iran put a $3.3 million bounty on Salman Rushdie's head 27 years ago; in honor of their nuclear deal with the U.S., they upped the bounty to $4 million.