BEIRUT/CAIRO (Reuters) – Sunni Muslim preachers condemned Iran and its “Satanic” Shi’ite allies in Friday sermons after a battle in Syria that has inflamed sectarian rhetoric which risks spreading violence around the Middle East.
In Tehran, the non-Arab power behind the Shi’ite strand of Islam followed by a minority of Muslims, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for restraint and unity, blaming Western powers and Israel for fomenting the sectarian strife.
LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – The April Fool is dead. Or at
least the gentle jester of the common folk has been converted
into a corporate colossus controlled by global marketing
Companies around the world, from Google to BMW and Sony,
have adopted the tradition of goading the gullible on April 1 to
show their lighter sides and steal some free publicity.
LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – The April Fool is dead.
Or at least the gentle jester of the common folk has
metastised into a corporate colossus controlled by global
marketing executives, bestriding the Internet to force familiar
brands ever deeper into the collective consciousness.
So while Google extended a tradition dating back, well, a
decade or so, in poking fun at its own ubiquity – introducing a
database of smells and shutting down its YouTube service – it
was fitting that old-fashioned, paper-based media poked fun on
Monday at the power of machines over our minds.
LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) – When a new man takes over the
leadership of more than a billion people, it’s hardly surprising
it was big news on Thursday. But, hold the front page – this
isn’t Pope Francis.
As in some other places where the Roman Catholic Church
carries little weight, 1.3 billion Chinese paid scant attention
to the Vatican; media in China focused rather on Communist party
chief Xi Jinping’s confirmation as head of state in Beijing.