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Iran missile programme no threat to Europe: French official


May 4th, 2012 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's ballistic missile programme does not yet pose a threat to Europe or the US, a top French official has said."Firstly Iran's ballistic missile programme ... Read more...

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Afghan football player loses four family members in blast


December 7th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Amidst the joy of emerging as favourites in the SAFF Cup football tournament, the Afghanistan team suffered a tragedy as its mid-fielder Mustafa Madar lost ... Read more...

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US condemns Afghan bombings


December 7th, 2011 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The US strongly condemned the two suicide bombings in Afghanistan Tuesday that left at least 59 people dead and 154 others injured.An attack by a suicide ... Read more...

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UN chief ’saddened’ by Afghan attacks


December 7th, 2011 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his sadness about two attacks that killed at least 59 people in Afghanistan Tuesday, his spokesman said."The secretary-general is ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills 55 at Shiite shrine in Kabul


December 7th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 55 people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber targeted a large group of Shiites at a shrine in the Afghan capital of ... Read more...

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Muharram observed in West Bengal


December 6th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Hundreds of Muslims across West Bengal took out large processions Tuesday to mourn the killing of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, who was martyred ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims mark Muharram with mourning, processions


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Amid cries of "Ya Hussain", thousands of Muslims in India flagellated themselves in large processions Tuesday to mourn Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, ... Read more...

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52 dead, 130 injured in triple Afghanistan bombings


December 6th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 6 (IANS) Fiftytwo people were killed and at least 130 injured in massive blasts that tore through Kabul, Kandahar and Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan Tuesday, a day after ... Read more...

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Restrictions in some Srinagar areas to prevent trouble


December 6th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 6 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in city centre Lal Chowk and some adjacent areas in Srinagar to maintain law and order as many mourners' processions are scheduled to ... Read more...

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435 people arrested in Karachi for violating pillion-riding ban


January 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 17(ANI): As many as 435 people riding bikes were arrested from different parts of Karachi on Monday for violating of the pillion-riding ban imposed in the Pakistani metropolis.Several announcements were ... Read more...

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One-week pillion riding ban imposed in violence-hit Karachi


January 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 17(ANI): The Sindh Government has imposed a one-week ban on pillion riding in Karachi.Capital City Police Officer Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari said the ban would be enforced across the city."Initially ... Read more...

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Muslim devotees mourn martyrdom of Imam Hussain


December 17th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Kamna MathurLucknow, Dec.17 (ANI): Muslim devotees walked barefoot on flaming embers to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, in Lucknow.Muslim celebrated 'Ashura', the tenth day of ... Read more...

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One killed, 26 hurt in Peshawar blast


December 16th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) One child was killed and 26 others, including four women and eight children, were injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan's Peshawar city Thursday.The blast, which ... Read more...

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Six suicide bombers arrested in Pakistan


December 16th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Six suspected suicide bombers have been arrested from two places in Pakistan and a huge cache or arms, including suicide jackets, recovered from them, ahead of ... Read more...

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Suicide bombings kill more than 30 at mosque in southeast Iran


December 16th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- More than 30 people were killed on Wednesday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mosque in southeastern Iran, state-run media reported.Press TV said the suicide ... Read more...

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Terror attack at Iran mosque


December 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 15 (IANS) A terror attack Wednesday at a mosque in Iran has "killed tens of people", an official said.Mohammad Yaghoub Jedgal, an official, said the terror strike outside Imam Hossein ... Read more...

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Three die, 30 hurt in Iraq bombings


December 12th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 12 (IANS) Three people were killed and at least 30 others, including a police chief, were wounded Sunday in two bomb attacks targeting Shia pilgrims in eastern Iraq's Diyala province, ... Read more...

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99 clerics banned from entering Sindh during Muharram


December 6th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 6(ANI): Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfikar Mirza has directed the provincial police to implement the ban imposed on the entry of 99 clerics, belonging to different schools of thought, into ... Read more...

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Pak agencies still clueless about escaped high-profile Jundullah terrorists 4 months on


October 20th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 20 (ANI): Despite a passage of four months, Pakistan's law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have not yet been able to gather any cohesive information regarding the three high profile Jundullah terrorists, ... Read more...

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‘Some Pak political parties supporting terrorists’


July 7th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, July 7(ANI): Jafaria Alliance Pakistan chief Allama Abbas Kumaili and Sunni Tehreek leader Shahid Ghauri have said that some political parties in the country were supporting terrorists.They also claimed that a ... Read more...

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20-year-old university student sentenced to death in Iran


March 6th, 2010 - 2:23 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) – Iranian courts have upheld a death sentence for a 20-year-old university student who participated in public demonstrations, the U.S. Department of State said Friday.Mohammad Amin Valian confessed ... Read more...

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Shias take out mourning procession in Delhi


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Shia Muslims Monday took out mourning processions here to remember the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, grandson of Prophet Mohammed, and his family members some 1,400 years back ... Read more...

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Pak religious parties blame US for recent terrorist attacks


February 8th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 8 (ANI): Pakistan's religious parties have blamed the United States for the series of recent terrorist attacks and the current chaotic political situation in the country.Protesters from the Jamaat-e-Islami ... Read more...

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42 killed, 100 injured in attacks in Karbala (Second lead, changing dateline)


February 6th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Karbala (Iraq), Feb 5 (DPA) At least 42 people were killed and 100 injured Friday in two attacks targeting Shias in the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, in the third such deadly ... Read more...

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27 killed, 75 injured in Iraq bombings (Lead, changing dateline)


February 5th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 5 (IANS) Twenty-seven people were killed and 75 injured Friday in two car bomb attacks on Shia pilgrims in Iraq's holy city of Karbala, the interior ministry said. The bombs went ... Read more...

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20 killed, 75 injured in Iraq blasts


February 5th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Karbala (Iraq), Feb 5 (DPA) At least 20 people were killed and 75 injured Friday in two blasts targeting Shias in the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, al-Arabiya news channel reported. Pilgrims are ... Read more...

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Karachi blast masterminds identified: Police


January 6th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan. 6 (ANI): Karachi Police Chief Wasim Ahmed has claimed that the culprits responsible for the Asura blast, which killed 42 people in Karachi on December 28, have been identified and ... Read more...

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Iran bans contact with foreign organisations


January 5th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 5 (IANS) Accusing European and US-based organisations of inciting post-poll violence in the country, Iran has restricted its citizens from having ties with such foreign groups, media reports said Tuesday. Iran's ... Read more...

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Karachi blast that killed 42 on Muharram was not suicide attack: Pak investigators


January 5th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan. 5 (ANI): Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has confirmed that the Asura blast, which killed 42 people in Karachi on December 28, was not a suicide attack.On Monday, the ... Read more...

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Bombing at Shia procession in Pakistan kills 30 (Fifth Lead)


December 29th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (DPA) A suicide bombing tore through a procession of Shia Muslims in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi Monday, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing at Shia procession in Pakistan kills 20 (Fourth Lead)


December 28th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (DPA) A suicide bombing tore through a procession of Shia Muslims in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi Monday, killing at least 20 people, officials said. Hundreds of Shia ... Read more...

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Religious zeal, communal amity marks Muharram in India (Roundup)


December 28th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Religious fervour and communal amity marked the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram in India Monday with Hindus coming out in large numbers across India ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills 25 during Muharram procession in Karachi


December 28th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 28 (ANI): At least 25 people were killed and scores of people wounded on Monday after a powerful blast ripped through the Karachi's main Muharram procession at MA Jinnah Road.The ... Read more...

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Shias protest baton charge on Muharram procession in Srinagar


December 28th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Dec 28 (ANI): A group of Shia Muslims took to the streets to protest the baton-charge by Jamu and Kashmir police on a Muharram procession here on Monday.Religious processions have been ... Read more...

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Suicide blast at Shia procession in Pakistan kills 20 (Third Lead)


December 28th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (DPA) A suicide bombing tore through a procession of Shia Muslims in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi Monday, killing at least 20 people, media reports said. The attack sparked ... Read more...

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