A former Senegalese minister announced his abandonment of the “French Legion of Honor, and placing it at the disposal of the French Embassy in Dakar, for the sake of the honor of the Prophet Muhammad,” in response to France’s abuse of Islam. Former Culture Minister Amadou Tejan Won, in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, said that he “is not honored to share the same medal with Samuel Patti (the teacher who published insulting pictures of the Prophet), for deep and sacred reasons,” accusing ..MORE: eg24
Lebanon’s cabinet has declared a two-week state of emergency in Beirut following a huge explosion at the city’s port which sent shock waves across the capital on Tuesday, killing at least 135 people and injuring thousands….more:independent
Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a wave of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, according to the leader of the country’s parliament. “Some top intelligence officials hid the intelligence information purposefully. Information was there, but the top brass security officials did not take appropriate actions,” ….more: www.euronews.com/
Ms Genter posted the image of her posing a with her e-bike at the Auckland City Hospital from her Instagram account.
The 42-week pregnant Green Party MP said it was “mostly downhill to the hospital”. “Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby,” she posted…more:ABC
Trudeau’s cabinet is the first in Canadian history with equal numbers of men and women, the first ever Muslim minister, the first aboriginal justice minister, and the first northern fisheries minister, an Inuit who wore a sealskin tie to take his oath.
Flanked later outside by his 30 ministers, a buoyant Trudeau addressed a throng of about 3,500 people as Canada’s 23rd prime minister….MORE: thestar.
STOCKHOLM – A 27-year-old Bosnian Muslim immigrant has been named the new Swedish minister of education, setting a role model for young, active Muslims…more;