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Passion Islam I April 2009 ORLD NEWSW I 15
World’s statesmen to hold annual
meeting at King Abdullah City
As many as 28 former presidents and international contacts of statesmen Responsibilities, which was an attempt
prime ministers will gather in Rabegh, who have held the highest office in to develop a set of responsibilities
north of here, in May for discussions their own countries. Council members that were shared by all individuals
on some of the most important jointly develop recommendations on, to counterbalance the Universal
global issues today, such as energy and practical solutions for the political, Declaration of Human Rights.
conservation, economic growth and economic and social problems The Council’s selection of Saudi
how to avoid a new cold war. confronting humanity. Arabia as the venue of its annual
Also to attend the 27th meeting this year is an affirmation
annual plenary session of of Saudi Arabia’s growing role
the InterAction Council of in the global economy under
Former Heads of State and the leadership of King Abdullah
Government to be hosted by whose balanced policy has
King Abdullah Economic City gained the respect of world
(KAEC), May 10-14, are 200 leaders, said Al-Dabbagh in a
other top political personalities statement to the Saudi Press
and thinkers from around the Agency.
world. “The Kingdom enjoys a
King Abdullah, Custodian growing economic renaissance
of the Two Holy Mosques, – thanks to policies aimed at
has approved the convening achieving social and economic
of the sessions, said Amr Bin development of different
Al-Dabbagh, Governor of Saudi These efforts are focused on three regions of Saudi Arabia,” Al-Dabbagh
Arabian General Investment Authority main priority areas, notably peace and said. The selection of KAEC to host
(SAGIA), which is organizing the security, world economic revitalization the conference emphasizes that it is
event. and universal ethical standards. capable of attracting investors and
The InterAction Council was The Council is composed of over 30 organizing global conferences, Al-
established in 1983 as an independent former world leaders. Its most notable Dabbagh said, noting that it will be the
international organization to project has been the development of first time that the Council’s meeting is
mobilize the experience, energy and a Universal Declaration of Human held in the region.
Qatar breaks two
German police
probes suspected
tasty World records
arson attack inside
The Gulf state of Qatar successfully prepare for the event although the
entered the Guinness Book of World actual cooking took less than a day,
Authorities have stepped up their
investigation of a supected arson
Records for two of huge culinary Nasser Beydoun, chief executive
attack on a Turkish mosque in a small
accomplishments, the largest bowl officer of the restaurants said.
town in central Germany last month.
of pasta and the longest sandwich in Talal Omar, adjudication executive The unknown assailants dropped
history. for the Guinness World Records, a gasoline-soaked piece of cloth and
Despite the unseasonably announced the feat and officially
a fuel canister in the courtyard of the
heavy rain, the Doha Golf Club was declared that Qatar had broken two
Fatih mosque based in the town of
crowded with guests eager to witness world records.
No one was injured in the attack
the historic occasion sponsored by a Qatar ‘out-sandwiched’ previous
as the chairman of the Turkish Islamic
host of famous Qatari restaurants. record-holder Italy by almost 200
community managed to extinguish the
“With the cooking involving 500 meters (656 ft) after the European
fire after a woman noticed it.
kilos of salami and mortadella, nation set the record, just 20 days ago, The arson assault took place two
1,000 kilos of coleslaw, 200 kilos for the longest sandwich stretching a
hours after the end of the evening
of mozzarella cheese, and other whopping 1,730 (5,676 ft) meters.
prayer, according to the report.
ingredients such as mushroom, Measuring two meters (6.5 ft) wide
Mosques across Germany
onion, garlic, spices, special pasta, and 6 meters (19.6 ft) long, Qatar’s
have been repeatedly targeted in
Islamophobic attacks in recent years.
and butter, it could be the biggest bowl of Pasta weighed a massive
Germany’s society is still gripped
food preparation event Qatar has 4,430 kilos (9,766 lbs) breaking the
by Islamophobia despite the peaceful
witnessed “ record set by the U.S. in 2004 at presence of some 3.5 million
It took almost two weeks to 3,336 kilos (7,355 lbs). Muslims.
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