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The Art of the Qur’an – landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art

First major exhibit on the Qur’an in the US, at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, displays manuscripts over a period of almost a millennium<p>The last significant survey of Islam’s holy book in the west was held at the British Museum in London in 1976. Into that void comes the first …

Poll: Muhammad most popular boy's name in UK

A survey conducted by a parenting website has declared the name Muhammad to be the most popular name for baby boys in Britain, surpassing previous favourites, Oliver and Jack. The results have fuelled some controversy, because the survey includes various spellings of "Muhammad" in calculating its …

CDC recommends testing procedure that can detect HIV four weeks earlier

Today is National HIV testing day, so it’s only fitting that the CDC announced on Thursday that it was recommending a new HIV testing approach that can diagnose HIV three to four weeks earlier than the previous recommended testing procedure.<p>Currently, most tests can only detect HIV about one or two …

FDA Warns Acne Products Can Be Dangerous

The FDA warned consumers and physicians Wednesday that some over-the-counter acne products can cause rare but sometimes life-threatening …

New Study May Explain Why Stress Can Cause Heart Attacks

Scientists may have identified the connection between chronic stress and heart attacks, according to a new study: white blood cells.<p>“[They] are …

New, Untreatable Chikungunya Virus In Caribbean Affects 4,600, Worries Tourism Officials

An untreatable mosquito-borne virus is spreading across the Caribbean, and has affected more than 4,600 people in a little over six months, according …

Doctors Aren't Sure How To Stop Africa's Deadliest Ebola Outbreak

When an Ebola outbreak lasts for months and continues to show up in new cities, health officials take notice.<p>That's exactly what's happening in West Africa. An outbreak that started in Guinea last February has surged in the past few weeks. It's now the deadliest outbreak since the virus was first …

No, Antidepressants During Pregnancy Don't Harm Babies’ Hearts

That should reassure the 8% to 13% of women who take antidepressants while expecting. Concerns about the risks of the drugs, primarily selective …

Iraq executes 26 men on 'terrorism' charges

<b>Iraq has executed 26 people convicted of "terrorism" offences, according to officials.</b><p>The deaths came despite international criticism of the country's increasing use of capital punishment.<p>The justice ministry said Adel al-Mashhadani - allegedly a leader of a local Sunni militia known as Sahwa - was …

Middle East

Lebanon PM: My country cannot cope with the Syrian refugee crisis

As civil war rages on in Syria, Lebanon is being hit by wave after wave of human suffering, writes Najib Mikati.<p>Lebanon is going through a critical time. These are not mere alarmist words but the grim reality of my country being left to bear the brunt of the refugee crisis caused by the three-year …

Iran: Rule banning musical instruments on TV is broken

<b>Iran's Channel One television has caused a sensation by showing musical instruments on screen for the first time in 30 years, it's reported.</b><p>Some Shia Muslim clerics say broadcasting music is at odds with the religion, and Iran has adopted a curious policy of broadcasting concerts but not showing …

Liberal Media

Islamist ministers quit Libyan government

An Islamist party in Libya has withdrawn its five ministers from the government of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, saying he has failed to provide security and improve the economy.<p>The resignations on Tuesday were announced by the Justice and Construction Party (JCP), the political wing of the Muslim …