The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration presented on August 9 by Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue at a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the August 9, 1945 atomic bombing of the city.

It was 19 years ago when the Madrid Conference was convened to establish ""a just and lasting peace in the Middle East"".

At least four Afghan police officers have been killed and several others have been wounded following an attack on their convoy in western Afghanistan.

A peace conference has been held by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association at a school in Kings Langley.

Masked Israeli settlers have violently attacked two international peace activists near al-Khalil (Hebron) and absconded with some of their possessions and documents.

India supports Arab Peace Plan, which calls for withdrawal of Israel to pre-1967 borders, recognition of Israel and establishment of State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, said S. M. Krishna Wednesday in New Delh.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Asad reaffirmed support for Lebanon against Zionist regimes aggressions.

Iran ,Afghanistan ,Tajikistan cooperation helps regional peace

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that constructive cooperation between Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan will help bolster peace in the region.

The Chairman of the Islamic Courts in Somalia, Hassan Sheik Mohamed Abdi, has been elected a member of the 245-strong Transitional National Assembly (TNA) by the Djibouti-hosted Somali peace conference.

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, particularly in the West, today. With a following of more than 1.5 billion, Islam is also the second largest religion on the earth; which means one-fifth of the 6 billion people living in the world today are Muslims.


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