Arab Americans divided over gay marriageDEARBORN — The Supreme Court has dubbed marriage a fundamental constitutional right that states cannot deny to gays and lesbians. Same-sex marriage has been a contentious issue on the national agenda for decades.
- Should Orville Hubbard's statue be removed?
- Yemeni American running for Hamtramck City Council
- Proposed smoking ban at Dearborn parks stirs controversy
- Residents ignore Arizona pastor’s visit to "save" Muslims in Dearborn
- Muslim woman competes in Runner’s World magazine cover contest
- Arab women prepare meals for Detroit’s needy everyday this Ramadan
- Attorney wants hospital to be accountable for doctor's criminal behavior
If you don't like it, call your representativeAfter the Dearborn City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to ban smoking at parks, hundreds of social media users expressed outrage at the decision, saying that it targets Arab Americans hookah smokers. But how many of those Facebook activists have called a council member to convey their feelings?
- Is Dearborn shunning its Arabs?
- Ramadan an opportunity to unite and celebrate
ISIS clashes with Egyptian army in Sinai, more than 100 deadCAIRO — Egypt's army said on Wednesday that more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed after simultaneous assaults on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.
After a day of fighting, which involved F-16 jets and Apache helicopters, the army said it would not stop its operations until it had cleared the area of all "terrorist concentrations."
- Red Cross: Civilians in Aden struggling to survive
- Kuwait arrests two police officers in crackdown on militants
President Obama's approval rating climbs to about 50 percentWASHINGTON - After a historic week of victories on health care and same-sex marriage, along with a searing tragedy, President Barack Obama’s approval rating has climbed to 50 percent.
- U.S. charges fifth man in alleged N.Y.-N.J. Islamic State plot
- U.S. court rules NSA can temporarily resume bulk phone data collection
Four arrested in unarmed Dearborn bank robbery
DEARBORN— On June 30 at about 1:30 p.m., an unarmed robbery occurred at a bus stop near Michigan and Gulley. The victim, a 27 year-old Dearborn man, told police that he was at the bus stop when he was approached by two young males. One of the men asked the victim if he could use his cell phone. The victim refused.
- Mom who stored dead children in freezer has “no remorse”
- Three men charged with manufacturing and distributing fake 5-hour energy drinks
The Iran nuclear deal is brewing, Saudi Arabia is boilingNuclear deal with Iran "reached on all key aspects," Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday. The statement snuffed out speculations about the failure of the negotiations, as the June 30 deadline passed without white smoke rising.
- Iran envoy declines nuclear transparency measures
- Vatican recognizes state of Palestine
The ‘evil eye’ and the power of Turkish coffee readings in the Muslim communityDETROIT — Belief in the “evil eye” and Turkish coffee fortunetelling readings are popular in Muslim communities; however Muslims are not supposed to engage in such superstitious beliefs and practices, according to religious leaders.
- Comedian Nemr: Laughter brings people together
- Michigan film incentive positively impacts Arab actors and minority filmmakers
- Renowned controversial Lebanese poet Said Akl dies at 102
- Arab Museum hosts ‘1001 laughs Dearborn comedy festival’
- Iconic Lebanese star Sabah dies at age 87
- Story about fear and destruction: Palestinian artist captures Gaza pain in clay
- Iraqi American wins first place in national body-building competition
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan stresses snow shoveling safetyDETROIT — This past weekend, Michigan experienced its third largest snowfall since 1880, forcing residents to head outdoors to clear driveways and walkways.
- Government approves Medicare coverage for lung cancer screening
- Steps to prepare for severe winter