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Eight martyred as Israeli forces sweep into Hebron

By: Ahmad Hammadi

HEBRON, West Bank: Israeli troops backed by dozens of tanks and helicopters swept into the divided West Bank city of Hebron early on Monday.

The forces opened fire with heavy machine guns, martyring at least eight people, witnesses and Palestinian security sources said.

According to Israel, troops arrested 17 people, including members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Arafat's Fatah group.

Monday's incursion came after Israel and the Palestinians agreed to an American proposal to end an Israeli blockade around Arafat's headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

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Pak worried over India's missile test

By: Salman Alvi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has expressed worries on Monday over India's test of a supersonic cruise missile 'Brahmos' developed with Russia's cooperation.

Speaking at a news briefing, a Foreign Ministry spokesman Aziz Ahmed Khan told journalists: "The introduction of this new weapon system will aggravate the existing imbalance in the region and further encourage India in its hegemonic designs."

The Brahmos missile, with a range of 280 km, was successfully tested on Sunday.

"It should also be a matter of deep concern that this cooperation is in clear violation of the international obligations of Russia as a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)," the spokesman said.

Khan said that Pakistan opposed to an arms race in the region. However, it would take all necessary steps to ensure (a) strong defense capability to deter any aggressive designs against its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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US, Russia make progress on nuclear arsenal accord

By: Jafariyanews

MOSCOW, Russia: The US and Russian defense chiefs announced Monday progress toward an accord on joint nuclear arms reduction, but gave no assurances that an agreement would be ready in time for a May summit.

"We are making progress and the meetings will continue this week in Washington," US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told a joint press conference following talks in Moscow.

Russian defense minister Sergei Ivanov said: "My personal belief is that we have achieved some progress. We have made progress in certain areas."

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Turkey to assume Afghan peacekeeping force command

By: Sultan Ahmad

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey will take over command of the international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan for six months, officials in Ankara announced Monday.

According to the officials the exact date Turkey would take over from Britain had yet to be decided.

The decision marks a historic step for Turkey and its powerful armed forces, for the first time taking effective control of an international force.

Leader of Afghan interim administration Hamid Karzai has welcomed Turkey's new role in the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, made up of nearly 4,500 troops from 18 nations.

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Imam Hussain (AS) Book

By: Mousawi seyyed

Mousawi Islamic Library

P.O. BOX: 583, QOM-37185

Islamic Republic of Iran Tel/Fax: 0098-251-6612257

http://www.geocities.com/mousavi_il skm583@hotmail.com

On the occasion of the month of Muharram & martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) we are sending you our condolences

Holy Quran

English Translation & Commentary By T.B. Irving (401 pages each copy by airmail 3$)

New Islamic Books (10 $ by airmail)

Imam Hussain (a.s.) and tragic saga of Karbala

By Ali Nazari Munfarid, Translated by Ali Ebrahimi

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Fatimah al-Ma`sumah (as): A Role Model for Men and Women

By: Raza

In His Name, the Most High

The Ahlul Bayt DILP team would like to announce the addition of a new title:

Fatimah al-Ma`sumah (as): A Role Model for Men and Women

Al-Marji` Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadlullah

http://al-islam.org/fatimahrolemodel

The aim of this work is to create an awareness of Fatimah "with admiration for her uncompromising protest and the stance which she took, and with heartfelt sympathy for the cruelest and most disloyal injustice, which she suffered. This cannot be achieved without learning, with full awareness, about the life of al-Zahra (as) and trying to implement it in their lives - as far as possible - so that they emerge from their continuous experience of her (as) as staunch followers and supporters. "

We are grateful to the copyright holder for kindly granting us permission to reproduce this title.

Best regards,

The Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project team

http://al-islam.org/organizations/dilp/

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Muntakheb Ul  Aqwaal
"Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you." MORE..
(Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (A.S)
 




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