From beneath the rubble of their homes and the soil of their city parks and gardens, Raqqa’s dead are rising to tell their tales.
Some have been found with their hands bound, a single gunshot wound to the head. Others have no skull. The bodies of one family were found unmarked, entombed to die side by side of hunger…more: The Times,
Abu Huraira narrated that Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said: ” The end of the world (to stand before Allah for the Judgment) will not occur until the Euphrates (A river flows through Syria and Iraq) revealing a mountain of gold. People will fight over it. Out of every hundred, ninety nine will be killed. Each man of them says ‘May be I will be the one who survives’. ” (Sahih Muslim) Another variation of this Hadith adds “If you see it (the treasure), do not approach it.”
im Banna, a leading Palestinian singer, songwriter, and composer, has died after battling breast cancer for almost nine years. The 51-year-old died in her hometown of Nazareth, and is survived by her mother, brother, and three children...aljazeera
“In World War I, which ranks among humanity’s major catastrophes, millions from all nations also perished within the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire,” said Erdogan in his statement. “Today, we are working and striving together with all our citizens and friends, regardless of their ethnic or religious identities, to attain a better future on the basis of peace, harmony and fraternity.” MORE: washingtonpost.com/