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Hyderabad student’s family says he is innocent


September 1st, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) The family of a city student who was arrested by the Bangalore police Friday in an alleged terror plot has claimed that he is innocent.Kausar Begum, ... Read more...

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Two Shia clerics killed in Iraq drive-by shooting


September 1st, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 31 (IANS) Two Shia clerics were gunned down by unidentified gunmen in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad Friday, a police source said.Sheikh Arif Abdul Razak, Imam of ... Read more...

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Sacred relics saved from Srinagar shrine fire displayed


June 27th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 27 (IANS) The holy relics of 11th century Muslim saint, Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, were displayed to the media by their custodian in Srinagar Wednesday, setting at rest ... Read more...

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Pakistani girls killed for dancing reported alive


June 18th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Five Pakistani girls who were reportedly killed on the orders of a tribal council for dancing and clapping with two young men in the northwest tribal ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda strategist killed in Pakistan?


June 5th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Abu Yahya Al Libi, a top Al Qaeda militant may have been killed in a drone strike in northwest Pakistan, the country's intelligence officials said Tuesday.Viewed ... Read more...

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24,000 ’stolen’ brides in Kyrgyzstan in three years


May 11th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 24,000 women were kidnapped and forced into marriage in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan in the past three years, an official report said.The ... Read more...

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Shia clerics demand closure of US, Israel embassies in India


May 7th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Prominent clerics of the Shia community in Uttar Pradesh have demanded that India snap its ties with the United States and Israel.At a well-attended congregation of ... Read more...

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Shia cleric urges Muslims to participate in ‘Save Ganga’ efforts


April 20th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, April 20 (IANS) In a first, Muslims of Uttar Pradesh have been asked to participate in the cleaning up operations of the river Ganga, revered by millions across India.The ... Read more...

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Pakistani bomb-maker scoured New York for targets (Second Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 18 (IANS) A Pakistani bomb-maker, who was involved in a foiled 2009 plot against New York city's subways, has revealed how he and an Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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Pakistani bomb-maker eyed multiple targets in New York (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 18 (IANS) The Pakistani bomb-maker involved in a foiled 2009 plot against New York city's subways has revealed how he and an Al Qaeda handler in ... Read more...

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Pakistani bomb plotter eyed multiple targets in New York


April 18th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 18 (IANS) The admitted Pakistani bomb-maker in a foiled 2009 plot against New York city's subways has revealed how he and an Al Qaeda handler in ... Read more...

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American held captive in Iraq released


March 18th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) An American national reportedly held captive for around nine months in Iraq has been handed over to the US embassy, CNN reported.The man had earlier been ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s blasphemy laws misused: Daily


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan's blasphemy laws are not only being misused as a "weapon against minorities" but also being used to settle personal scores amongst Muslims or grab property, ... Read more...

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British Muslims boycott medical lectures on evolution


November 28th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Muslim medical students in Britain are boycotting lectures on evolution because they say those clash with the holy Quran, a media report said Monday.An increasing number ... Read more...

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US issues worldwide alert after Al-Awlaki’s killing


October 2nd, 2011 - 8:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Department of State has warned US citizens worldwide about possible retaliation attacks after the death of a radical US-born cleric in Yemen.Anwar al-Awlaki, along ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda leader Al-Awlaki killed: Yemen


September 30th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Sep 30 (IANS) US-born Yemeni Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in an air raid in the southeast of the country, said Yemen's Defence Ministry Friday, Xinhua reported.The claim, ... Read more...

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Muslim clerics, Hindu priests fast for Modi’s ‘divine punishment’


September 24th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 23 (IANS) Islamic clerics and Hindu priests joined hands to observe a day's fast here Friday to seek "divine retribution" for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole in danger after Afghanistan visit?


September 18th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole has become a "prime target" for jihadis after visiting British troops in Afghanistan, some Britain-based radicals have warned."I find it completely outrageous that ... Read more...

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Islamic clerics weigh against music, buffets at marriages


September 12th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Up in arms against music and buffet meals at Muslim marriages, a group of Islamic clerics have announced they would not conduct a "nikaah" (wedding ceremony) ... Read more...

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Tension in Kashmir town over email arrests


September 12th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 12 (IANS) Protests erupted in Kishtwar town of Jammu and Kashmir Monday over the arrest of seven people in connection with an email claiming responsibility for last week's ... Read more...

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Maulanas ask Muslims to back Anna


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Prominent Maulanas and Islamic scholars of Uttar Pradesh have reacted strongly to Delhi's Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to Muslims to keep off Anna Hazare's anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Muslims bigger victims of corruption, says cleric


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Declaring support for Anna Hazare's fast for a stronger Lokpal bill, the All India Ulema Council (AIUC) claimed Monday that religious minorities like Muslims are bigger ... Read more...

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Ready to talk to New Delhi: Mirwaiz


July 25th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Ahead of his talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said he was open to negotiations with ... Read more...

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Omar orders parole for Kashmir cleric


June 29th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday ordered the release on parole of Qazi Yasir, the south Kashmir Mirwaiz, so that he could attend the ... Read more...

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Yemen-based Al Awlaki may succeed Osama


May 5th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) A Yemen-based Anwar al Awlaki is tipped to succeed Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, who was killed earlier this week in Pakistan by US Navy ... Read more...

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Islamic clerics hail Osama killing


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) Leading Islamic clerics here Monday hailed the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan as a "major blow to terrorism."Lucknow's Naib Imam Maulana ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz Farooq hints own men killed J-K cleric


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 23 (ANI): Expressing concern over the recent killing of Jamiat-i-Ahl-e-Hadith chief Maulana Showkat Shah, Moderate Hurriyat chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq indicated that people within "their own ranks" were responsible for ... Read more...

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Lal Masjid cleric indicted for killing Pakistani soldier


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Maulana Abdul Aziz, a former chief cleric of the Lal Masjid here, and 20 others have been indicted by an anti-terrorism court for killing a Pakistani ... Read more...

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Cellphones recovered from Kashmir prison


April 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) At least seven mobile phones and 15 SIM cards were recovered from Srinagar's Central Jail Sunday, a day after police claimed that a former militant lodged ... Read more...

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Kashmir cleric’s killing: Ahlihadith appeals for peace, calls meet


April 11th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) While appealing for peace, the Jamiat-e-Ahlihadith in Jammu and Kashmir has convened an all-party meet here Wednesday to help identify those who killed its president Maulana ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist leaders offered security cover


April 10th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) Senior Kashmiri separatist leaders have been offered security cover in the wake of top cleric Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah's assassination in a blast two days ago, ... Read more...

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Kashmir Valley shuts down after cleric’s death


April 9th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 9 (ANI): Separatist outfits imposed a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, a day after a blast claimed the life of Maulvi Showkat Shah, the chief of the Jamiat-Ahle-Hadis ... Read more...

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Kashmir cleric opposing stone throwing killed in blast (Roundup)


April 9th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) Prominent Kashmiri religious leader Maulana Showkat Shah, whose fierce opposition to last year's stone throwing youngsters had led to his being dubbed an "Indian agent" and ... Read more...

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Lucknow clerics condemn Afridi’s remarks


April 5th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Muslim clerics here have taken strong exception to Pakistani cricket skipper Shahid Afridi's remark about his countrymen being "more large-hearted" than Indians, terming him a ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi BA worker jailed for 30 years for conspiring with Al Qaeda to blow up flight


March 19th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): A convicted British Airways computer expert from Bangladesh has been jailed for 30 years for plotting to launch a 9/11-style terror attack from Britain after conspiring with radical ... Read more...

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