SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — It has been discovered that the iPhone 5 won't be able to do simultaneous voice and LTE data on CDMA networks. This has been independently confirmed by both Verizon as well as Sprint in the US.
Now it's not that you cannot do voice and LTE data together on CDMA; there are phones out there that can do this. But if you remember, Apple chose to go with a single chip and singe radio for voice and data. They also opted out of using an additional antenna (a third one in addition to the existing two) around the sides.
All of this was done to reduce the size of the device and it seems to have worked well. But now the disadvantage of that is that you cannot make voice calls and use LTE data simultaneously on the CDMA networks. Hard to call it a deal breaker but it would have been nice to have this functionality anyway.
The GSM model does not have this issue, however, and works just as you would expect it to.—www.shafaqna.com/English
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — Myanmar’s president says people in the western state of Rakhine cannot accept Rohingya Muslims as their fellow citizens amid a hate campaign led by Buddhist extremists.
"Political parties, some monks and some individuals are increasing the ethnic hatred. They even approach and lobby both the domestic and overseas Rakhine community," President Thein Sein told Myanmar's lawmakers in an assessment report AFP revealed on Friday.
In the August 17 report, Sein told the union parliament -- which combines the upper and lower houses -- that "Rakhine people are continuously thinking to terrorize” the Muslim minority group across the country.
Rohingya Muslims are denied citizenship rights and Myanmar’s government considers them as foreigners.
Sein repeated comments he made in July when he called for sending them to camps or deportation of the 800,000-strong Muslim community.
Rights groups have been alarmed by a meaningful increase in the number of targeted attacks against the stateless Muslims since June, and accuse government forces of killing and raping Rohingya villagers.—www.shafaqna.com/english
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — Secretary General of Hezbollah Hasan Nasrallah affirmed betting on the official Arab and Islamic system in light of what happened in the extraordinary Islamic summit in Mecca is a losing bet, saying that some Arab rulers are trying to destroy Syria so that Palestine cannot be strong.
In a speech marking International al-Quds Day on Friday, Nasrallah said that the scene in the region has become much different after the Syrian developments, noting that Turkish relations have become shaky with Syria and neighboring countries, while changes in some Arab countries are being exploited to stir the conflict in Syria, in addition to exploiting Iran's position to create animosity between it and Arab countries.
He said that if the recent Islamic summit had shouldered true historic responsibility and was genuinely worried over Palestine, al-Quds and the nation, then it should have invited Syria to discuss what is happening in it and engage in dialogue.
Nasrallah pointed out that the summit's closing statement, which barely mentioned Palestine, shows that if the Palestinian cause and the issue of al-Quds are eliminated during these circumstances, then there will no longer be an Islamic world to defend them.
He went on to affirm that the issues of al-Quds and Palestine are above anything else, and that, noting that Israel was concerned over changes in the region and afraid that a powerful regional axis may form to support al-Quds and Palestine.
Nasrallah said that recently, Israel escalated its aggression towards Lebanon, even talking about destroying it completely, warning that while Israel has massive destructive power and a brutal mentality, and while Lebanon cannot destroy Israel, it is capable of turning every Israeli's life into hell, adding that war with Lebanon would be very costly.
On Israel's increasing threats of attacking Iran under the pretext of its nuclear program, Nasrallah said that Israel knows that it's lying to the world in this regard and that it's problem with Iran is the fact that the latter is a strong country with prospects of developments, and that Iran is committed to the issues of Palestine, al-Quds and the Palestinian people.
He added that there's much debate in Israel on the issue of attacking Israel, as they are concerned over its cost and its feasibility.—www.shafaqna.com/english
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says wars and interventions by ‘the colonial powers’ cannot produce reforms, noting that ‘the opportunist’ Western states have never intervened in other countries on humanitarian grounds.
“I do not know of any power among the major Western powers that has intervened in a country for the sake of humanity; whatever they do is for self interest,” President Ahmadinejad said Thursday evening in an address to participants of the Tehran International Consultative Summit on Syria.
Noting that ‘the colonialist powers’ nowadays attempt to impose their will on nations under the pretext of making reforms, the president argued that such a trend will eventually lead to war and added that reforms can never be implemented by inciting conflicts and hostilities.
He cautioned that all nations must exercise vigilance towards such tendencies and pointed out that freedom and justice constitutes a national right that must be achieved cooperatively and without bloodshed and foreigners must not be allowed to meddle in such a development, since any foreign intervention would exacerbate the situation.
The Iranian president referred afterwards to the invasion of Afghanistan by US-led NATO forces and said, “The first documents they carried away [from the country] were maps of Afghan mines… They acted similarly in Iraq and although they collaborated with [former Iraqi dictator] Saddam [Hussein] in all of his crimes, they staged a war against him to dominate and rule over Iraq.”
“Of course, the Iraqi government and nation did not accept this, but the [invasion] process inflicted huge damages on Iraq that would require 20 years to overcome,” he added.
The Iranian chief executive went on to describe the US as a “bankrupt government that survives on other people’s money,” saying a government that has a $16 trillion foreign debt should not be allowed to release $32 trillion worth of paper money to plunder the wealth of other nations.
President Ahmadinejad added that if those [countries] that provided the US with the $16 trillion worth of loans demand repayment, the country would go bankrupt. “In politics as well, US rulers have managed to stay at pinnacles of power through deception, just like an athlete that rises to victory through doping,” he said.
He further asserted that the American people remain under pressure and have no say in their nation’s affairs, noting that all their exchanges, communications and social associations are monitored and tapped as in a high-security zone.
The president also slammed the two-party system that dominates the US politics and national decision-making, saying that both parties are managed from a “behind-the-scenes center” that produces different faces according to timing and type of events.
President Ahmadinejad again reiterated his long-held vision of a new world order in which all nations take part in managing the global affairs, blasting the domination of few powers over major international political, financial and media centers. As a result, he said, “Over 3 billion individuals live in poverty across the world and class difference is on the rise more than any time in the past.
Officials and representatives from over 30 countries took part in the one-day International consultative Summit on Syria in the Iranian capital on Thursday.—www.shafaqna.com/english
Source: Wr Newz
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — Bangladesh's prime minister has told Al Jazeera that her country cannot afford to accomodate more Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing persecution in neighbouring Myanmar.
The statement follows reports that Bangledishi authorities have been rejecting many of the asylum seekers.
Sheikh Hasina defended the policy, saying Bangladesh is already overpopulated. There are already about 300,000 Rohingya living in refugee camps in the country. She said that it is not her country's responsibility to help all of the refugees.—www.shafaqna.com/english